There’s no doubting Joe Mackey’s energy and energy. First, the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League Men’s Open athlete lately joined the 900-pound deadlift membership. Then, after dropping 20 kilos in nearly a month, he nonetheless managed to deadlift 850 kilos on the 2022 Iron Wars VI.

Now, it seems that Mackey is backing off of the iron and eyeing the stage.

On June 7, 2022, Mackey shared the place his physique stands by means of a mutual put up on Battle Up Productions’ Instagram. The replace exhibits off Mackey’s physique as he prepares for the 2022 IFBB Pro League Texas Pro on August 12-13, 2022, in Irving, Texas. 

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Notably, the 2022 Texas Pro winner robotically qualifies for the 2022 Mr. Olympia on December 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV. While Mackey hasn’t confirmed this yr’s Mr. Olympia is his long-term objective, it seemingly provides extra incentive for the 37-year-old athlete. Mackey has not competed in a Mr. Olympia thus far in his profession.

In this regard, Mackey sits in an attention-grabbing place. The bodybuilder routinely shares movies of himself attacking quite a lot of arms and leg exercises on his social media. That he trains energy like this whereas sharpening his gargantuan physique is a fragile stability to juggle.

Given Mackey’s plans for coaching his physique, it doesn’t appear to be a lot of a problem for him. He confirmed as a lot in one other current Instagram put up. 

“Having a plan every time I go to the gym has been what’s kept me successful with my training and my strength and shape,” Mackey wrote. “I know exactly how many reps, drop sets, and movements I’ll do per body part.”

Mackey’s Bodybuilding Life

Mackey first burst onto the aggressive bodybuilding scene when he gained the 2015 Ronnie Coleman Classic as a super-heavyweight (225-plus kilos). He ultimately earned his IFBB Pro League Card by ending in second place on the 2016 National Physique Committee (NPC) Nationals.  To date, by means of 5 skilled competitions, Mackey’s highest-ever result’s an eighth-place end on the 2020 Tampa Pro. His most up-to-date bodybuilding contest was the 2021 Chicago Pro, the place he took residence a Twelfth-place consequence. 

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As a Texas native, historical past may even be on Mackey’s facet. Bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman additionally hails from the Lone Star State, as does rising star Hunter Labrada. 

Winning the 2022 Texas Pro outright could be a large step ahead for Mackey. Whether he intends to relay a possible unbelievable consequence to a Mr. Olympia stage may be a dialog he has after this subsequent contest. 

The 2022 IFBB Pro League Texas Pro will happen on August 12-13, 2022, in Irving, Texas. 

Featured picture: @jmackey33_ifbbpro on Instagram