On August 8, 2022, Nick “The Mutant” Walker shared Instagram footage of himself incline dumbbell urgent 200-pound dumbbells for 10 reps. The astounding show of higher physique power is a part of Walker’s ongoing coaching for the upcoming 2022 Mr. Olympia., which is eighteen weeks away on the time this video was posted.

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Walker does want some help from his coach, Dominick Mutascio, on his final two reps. Nonetheless, the bodybuilder confirmed off wonderful general management of the load, making the big dumbbells seem to weigh a 3rd of what they really do. The remark part of Walker’s submit featured a legend and a few friends complimenting the athlete for the set with a spherical of reward. 

Retired four-time Mr. Olympia (2006-2007, 2009-2010), Jay Cutler replied, “That was easy.” An energetic 212 competitor, Nathan Epler, famous that Walker’s set was “crazy as [expletive].” Finally, a member of the Classic Physique division, Urs Kalecinski, replied merely with a “mind-blown” emoji. 

Walker sharing a clip of himself crushing this incline dumbbell bench press comes as part of his new YouTube collection — the “Olympia Prep Series”, whereby he showcases totally different high-level power exercises en path to December’s hallowed competitors. At the time of this writing, the primary couple of episodes function Walker first placing his chest via the wringer, adopted by a concentrate on just a few incline press actions.

This theme stays in line for Walker, who efficiently incline-pressed 185-pound dumbbells for 10 reps in late April 2022. 

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In his most up-to-date physique replace on Instagram, Walker mentioned he weighed an astonishing 295 kilos in early June 2022. At the time of this text’s publication, the 2021 New York Pro and Arnold Classic Champion’s exact weight is unclear. 

Blazing a Path

At solely 28 years previous, Walker is already one in every of bodybuilding’s extra distinguished younger stars. A fifth-place Mr. Olympia debut after his respective main competitors wins in 2021 gave the game a glimpse of what the gifted Walker is able to. 

To take residence his first Olympia title, Walker should overcome a loaded area on paper. From two-time defending champion (2020-2021) Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay and former winner Brandon Curry (2019) to fellow riser Hunter Labrada, the Las Vegas stage ought to be brimming with star energy galore. It’ll be a tall order for Walker to supplant his well-rounded opponents, however he appears to grasp the lofty mission forward. 

The 2022 Mr. Olympia will happen on December 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV. 

Featured picture: @nick_walker39 on Instagram