American bodybuilder Nick Walker has quickly risen to fame in the Men’s Open division, captivating fans with his impressive physique and charismatic personality. In a recent interview with Flex Lewis, Walker revealed that he would consider retiring from bodybuilding if he had the opportunity to pursue acting in a movie. Known for his massive muscle mass and razor-sharp conditioning, Walker made a name for himself in the Open class by dominating the competition at the 2021 New York Pro. He continued his winning streak at the 2021 Arnold Classic and finished his rookie season with a top-five placement at the 2021 Mr. Olympia.
During the 2022 Mr. Olympia, Walker showcased significant improvements and secured a third-place finish behind runner-up Derek Lunsford and champion Hadi Choopan. He recently competed at the 2023 Arnold Classic, where he presented a leaner physique but fell short of champion Samson Dauda. Despite his reputation as “The Mutant” for his extreme muscularity, Walker wasn’t always as big as he is now. He gained attention for a jaw-dropping body transformation photo, highlighting the progress he has made throughout his career.
Walker is determined to win the coveted Sandow trophy and is confident in his chances of standing among the top contenders at the 2023 Mr. Olympia. He predicts that he will face tough competition from Choopan, Lunsford, Dauda, and Hunter Labrada in the top five. However, he believes that former two-time champion Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay’s best days are behind him and doesn’t see rising sensations Andrew Jacked and Michal Krizo as significant threats.
According to Walker, Lunsford poses the biggest challenge to his quest for a maiden Mr. Olympia win. While he acknowledges Choopan’s impressive package, he doubts that the Iranian champion will surpass Lunsford again. Renowned bodybuilding coach Chris Aceto initially had reservations about Walker but admitted that he was wrong in his first impression. Aceto praised Walker’s exceptional achievements in a short time on stage and credited his “freak factor” for his success.
Walker drew inspiration from four-time Classic Physique champion Chris Bumstead to compile a list of the top 10 movements he uses to build muscle in preparation for competitions. Despite facing criticism for potentially neglecting his health in pursuit of his ambitions, Walker remains undeterred and continues to push forward.
In a recent YouTube video, Walker disclosed that he might retire from bodybuilding if a promising acting opportunity arises. He expressed his interest in various types of roles, including serious, funny, action hero, or even a serial killer, as long as he doesn’t die too early in the movie. Walker hopes to balance his bodybuilding career with acting and revealed his dream role of playing a Spartan warrior, similar to the characters in Zack Snyder’s film “300”. He emphasized that while his primary goal is to win Mr. Olympia, he is open to exploring other opportunities that may arise.
Walker recognizes the fierce competition he will face on stage, considering the improvements made by his fellow competitors during the off-season. He remains humble and understands that placement is not guaranteed, committing to bring his best form to the upcoming 2023 Mr. Olympia. Renowned bodybuilding coach Milos Sarcev believes that Walker’s insane muscularity could give Dauda a run for his money, but the outcome could swing either way due to their different physical features. Walker also shared insights into his meal plan and lower body workout routine as he prepares for the Mr. Olympia competition in November.
Fans can expect to see a determined and focused Walker at the upcoming Mr. Olympia, as he displays a sense of urgency and potential transition from the sport. His tentative plans to move on from bodybuilding have generated even more excitement among supporters. For more details and to watch the full video, please refer to the link below.