Nick Walker knows it’ll be a tall order to capture his first Mr. Olympia title this December. In fact, the bodybuilder has said as much in public, calling the 2022 Mr. Olympia “the Olympia of all Olympias” in mid-October of the same year. Such a reality means this superstar will likely have to bring his best to the table to come out on top. That doesn’t appear to be a concern.
On Nov. 1, 2022, Walker shared a physique update on his Instagram, roughly six weeks before he’ll step onto the Olympia stage for the second time in his career. Per the caption of his post, after a morning fast, the bodybuilder weighs a stacked 277 pounds after in the jaw-dropping picture. It’s a stark and impressive drop from his reported weight of 295 pounds in early June 2022.
Walker’s latest stunning reveal of the fruits of his labor should probably be no surprise based on an eventful fall in the spotlight.
In a mid-August 2022 podcast appearance on the Fouad Abiad Media YouTube channel, Walker didn’t shy away from aiming for the top. When asked to break down his peer in two-time reigning Mr. Olympia Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay, Walker said that if the Egyptian titan comes in running on full cylinders, “he’s probably going to win again.”
At the same time, Walker — who finished in fifth place in one of the more stunning rookie Olympia results in 2021 — left the door open to snatching bodybuilding glory from the jaws of high expectations. Walker alluded to a potential position where, if Elssbiay doesn’t come in at his best, he might be vulnerable. In that special case, Walker asserted that it would be a “good battle” between the two.
Later, while in a reflective mood during a late October 2022 appearance on the Real Talk With Ares podcast on YouTube, Walker discussed his future as one of bodybuilding’s more prominent names. After diagramming the upcoming loaded Olympia and its host of formidable characters like Derek Lunsford, Hadi Choopan, and Samson Dauda, Walker didn’t mince his words.
He wants to be one of the most accomplished bodybuilders of all time.
“At this point in my career, I don’t want to compete all year long,” Walker said. “I want to do the top two big shows … Then, when I’m ready to call it for my career, I’m ready. But I want to do it on my terms. If I win one Olympia and two Arnolds (Classic), that’s going to be remembered forever.”
There’s still time for Walker to continue refining his ideal physique for his second Olympia appearance. Given his demonstrated actions and words, it would probably be fair to see this young dynamo throw the kitchen sink at a gauntlet of a contest.
The 2022 Mr. Olympia will take place on Dec. 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured image: @nick_walker39 on Instagram