Last year, Nick “The Mutant” Walker had one of the better competitive outputs for a bodybuilder in recent memory. The 27-year-old International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League athlete won both the 2021 New York Pro and the 2021 Arnold Classic. He also came in fifth place at the 2021 Mr. Olympia — his debut at the illustrious competition.
On June 8, 2022, Walker shared an update on his 295-pound physique and his current training. It’s part of his ongoing preparation for the 2022 Mr. Olympia on December 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV.
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About six months before the 2022 Mr. Olympia, Walker’s current body weight is 45 pounds more than his most recent competition weight of 250 pounds. The bodybuilder states that he’s starting the recomposition phase (or losing fat while continuing to gain muscle) of his training. Even with such a shift, consistency seems to be the name of the game for Walker.
“Week one of re-comp [recomposition] phase, diet this week will remain the same, training remains the same,” Walker wrote on Instagram. “I don’t like changing the training. I like to keep as heavy as possible.”
Walker says he’s full steam ahead in his workouts because he’s not changing much aside from a shift to the next step of his process.
“Digestion is on point; everything is feeling really good,” Walker writes. “I’m ready to get into prep.”
About Nick Walker
Thanks to his stellar 2021 competitive year, Walker established himself as one of the top rising names to watch in the bodybuilding sphere.
In May, Walker’s win at the 2021 New York Pro earned him an automatic qualification to the 2021 Mr. Olympia. Later that year, at the 2021 Arnold Classic in September, Walker won the show in his debut. That victory was especially noteworthy considering the bodybuilder predicted he would win in advance. To notch that title, he even beat more experienced veterans Iain Valliere and Steve Kuclo.
Finally, when it came to the Mr. Olympia in December, a fifth-place debut result was nothing to sneeze at. It might point to a potentially even more impressive result the next time he steps onto that stage.
Walker routinely provides countless updates on his physique and training on his social media. One recent challenging leg workout saw the bodybuilder joined by former 212 Olympia Champion (2019) Kamal Elgargni.
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As he begins his formal prep for this year’s Mr. Olympia, Walker is training with a new coach. After Walker and his long-time coach Matt Jansen recently parted ways on friendly terms, the bodybuilding pro started working out with Dominick Mustacio.
The hype for Walker’s second go-around at bodybuilding’s most prestigious competition will undoubtedly continue to grow. Only time will tell how his training routine and new coach help him fare. The 2022 Mr. Olympia will take place on December 16-18, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured image: @nick_walker39 on Instagram