‘The Texas Oak’ Set for Comeback at Texas Pro 2023
Classic Physique contender, Logan Franklin, is preparing for a triumphant return at the Texas Pro 2023 after the disappointment of missing out on Mr. Olympia 2022 due to illness. Franklin began his professional career in Men’s Physique, competing in the category from 2017 to 2018. During his time in Men’s Physique, he achieved top ten placements twice at the Olympia, with one appearance falling below the top ten. However, in 2019, Franklin made the decision to switch to Classic Physique, a move that proved to be a turning point in his career.
In his first Classic Physique Mr. Olympia appearance in 2020, Franklin finished just below the top five, securing the seventh position. Determined to improve his standing, he enlisted the help of renowned IFBB Pro Milos ‘The Mind’ Sarcev as his coach. Franklin hoped that Sarcev’s guidance would propel him to a higher placing at the 2022 Classic Physique Mr. Olympia. Unfortunately, illness struck, forcing Franklin to withdraw from the competition. In an Instagram video, he assured his fans that his health was his top priority, stating, “Don’t worry guys, I’m going to make sure that I’m healthy. I made the decision to not continue pressing because I was getting really sick yesterday and my body was starting to get a little bit unresponsive.”
Despite the setback, Franklin has now announced his intention to win the Texas Pro. Reflecting on his previous performance at the event, he said, “I lost that show by one point back in 2021, so it would be a good show to go back there and get some redemption.” Franklin’s schedule includes the Mr. Olympia, which will take place 11 weeks after the Texas Pro, followed by the Hawaii Pro on November 20, just two weeks after the Olympia. If all goes according to plan, Franklin will make his next Mr. Olympia appearance later this year.
In a recent Instagram post, Franklin shared a physique update ahead of the Texas Pro. The video showcased his exceptional condition, with a ripped and dry look even two weeks before the competition. Franklin expressed his determination to win the Texas Pro trophy before stepping onto the prestigious Mr. Olympia stage. Notably, he revealed that this time around, he would be preparing for the competition without the guidance of a coach. In a YouTube video earlier this year, Franklin admitted that he had never presented a fully dry and defined physique on stage. While he acknowledged the progress made under Sarcev’s coaching at the Arnold Classic 2021, he believed he could achieve an even better peak condition on his own.
“I am experienced enough and capable, so I’m ready for the challenge… What I really needed a coach for was all the protocol stuff and getting my body to peak and peaking on show day, but unfortunately, I have to say that I still truly feel like I’ve never been peaked with any coach I worked with,” Franklin confessed.
After a period on the sidelines, Logan Franklin is determined to claim victory at the Texas Pro. Following his withdrawal from the 2022 Olympia, he announced his participation in three major shows this year. Fans eagerly await Franklin’s performance as he strives to make his mark in the world of Classic Physique.
Published: 10 August, 2023 | 3:54 PM EDT