The peak of bodybuilder Shaun Clarida’s career thus far is undoubtedly his 212 Olympia win at the 2020 Mr. Olympia. With a second-place finish to Derek Lunsford last year, the 39-year-old might be determined to be the 212 division’s top dog again. 

On June 11, 2022, the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League competitor shared an update on where his physique stands. Clarida says he currently weighs 211 pounds — his reported heaviest-ever body weight — as he starts to ramp up his training and prep work for the 2022 Mr. Olympia on December 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.

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At the time of this writing, Clarida has not yet clarified whether he will compete in the 212 division or in the Open division. Technically, Clarida is qualified to compete in either division thanks to his win at the 2021 Legion Sports Fest in the Men’s Open division. If he did compete in and win the Mr. Olympia title, he’d be the first man to win two Olympia titles in two different divisions. 

About six months before the 2022 Mr. Olympia, Clarida’s current body weight is roughly 30 pounds heavier than his competition weight at the 2021 Mr. Olympia.

Giving y’all just a sneak peek, sitting at 211 pounds. Heaviest I’ve been to date.

In the caption of his Instagram post, Clarida says that this was his weight from a customary check-in with his long-time coach, Matt Jansen. 

About Shaun Clarida

Clarida is one of the more experienced active bodybuilders around. The athlete, also known as “The Giant Killer,” has been a part of competitive bodybuilding in some capacity since 2005. While his 212 Olympia win in 2020 stands out in particular, he can point to more than a few other noteworthy results. 

Here are some of the top achievements from Clarida’s bodybuilding career:

Shaun Clarida | Notable Career Results

  • 2012 National Bodybuilding Championships (Men’s Bantamweight) — First place | Earned Pro Card
  • 2014 IFBB New York Pro 212 — 13th place | IFBB Debut
  • 2014 IFBB Toronto Pro 212 — 12th place 
  • 2015 IFBB Toronto Pro 212 — Second place
  • 2015 Mr. Olympia 212 — 16th place | Mr. Olympia Debut
  • 2017 IFBB New York Pro 212 — Second place
  • 2018 IFBB New York Pro 212 — First place | First IFBB Victory
  • Legion Sports Fest Pro Men’s 212 — First place (2018, 2021)
  • 2018 Japan Pro Men’s 212 — Second place
  • 2019 Mr. Olympia 212 — Third place 
  • 2020 Mr. Olympia 212 — First place 
  • 2021 Mr. Olympia 212 — Second place 

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Clarida’s Preparation

As his off-season and routine unfold, Clarida makes it a habit to share regular updates about his training progress. The bodybuilder consistently shares different training videos and tips on his Instagram (473,000-plus followers at the time of this writing) and YouTube channel (27,500-plus subscribers and counting). 

For some examples, in April 2022 he posted a rigorous arms workout. That same month, he showcased how he works to attain a muscle pump thanks to 150-pound incline dumbbell bench presses. 

There’s still a lot of time for Clarida to prime himself before he considers going head-to-head with Lunsford again. If he elects to compete in the Open division instead, he’ll have to contend with the likes of Nick Walker and Hunter Labrada, among others. How Clarida will ultimately fare in either class is up in the air. The only thing that’s likely for certain is that he’ll leave no stone unturned in his preparation. 

Featured image: @shaunclarida on Instagram


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