Nick Walker Guarantees To Return Stronger After 2023 Arnold Basic Runner-Up End

The Mutant is taking the excessive highway after developing simply wanting the title.

Nick Walker entered the 2023 Arnold Basic (AC) as a presumed favourite. After ending in third place on the 2022 Mr. Olympia, some, like four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler (2006-2007, 2009-2010), anticipated Walker to capture his second AC title in three years. Walker had the physique and the mindset, however it wasn’t sufficient. As an alternative, Samson Dauda edged simply forward of the star to win the 2023 AC title. Walker is seemingly already trying ahead, as a sequence of reflective Mar. 5-6, 2023, posts on his Instagram counsel.

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Regardless of an apparently improved training routine, Walker couldn’t channel his preparation right into a victory on the AC. Nevertheless, relatively than dwell on what went incorrect, the athlete appeared to concentrate on the positives initially. In any case, a loss doesn’t should sting for lengthy.

For an elite athlete like Walker, it will possibly and possibly needs to be a helpful studying expertise.

“We got here in higher [than] the O [the 2022 Mr. Olympia], improved in all areas we wished to enhance upon,” Walker wrote. “I’m actually proud of the bundle we introduced, got here up somewhat quick, however you understand how I do, once I lose, I solely come again higher.”

Some ensuing posts would see Walker drop random quotes about what’s subsequent and his present mindset. He maintained that he’ll at all times prioritize his conditioning first and that he’s a “fighter.”

Ultimately, Walker got here to some extent the place he was prepared to offer credit score the place credit score was due. First, to the Arnold Sports activities Competition (ASF) for, in Walker’s opinion, operating the competition with out a hitch. Second, in a show of sportsmanship, to Dauda: for breaking by way of in bodybuilding’s second-biggest competitors.

“I need to give an enormous shoutout to the [Arnold Sports Festival] placing on an incredible present!” Walker wrote. “You guys killed it! Superior manufacturing and every little thing was run easily … Big shoutout to [Samson Dauda] for coming in weapons blazing and taking the title win! It was a detailed battle however it was a well-deserved win! Samson is an superior man and I’m extremely glad for him!

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Appropriately, with Walker seemingly solely aiming at large fish shifting ahead in his skilled profession, he ended his line of reflections in an anticipated place. Subsequent in his crosshairs is the 2023 Mr. Olympia. After his latest spate of podium outcomes, he’ll as soon as once more be a possible prime contender for the largest title within the sport.

“Time to return to work! Olympia is simply across the nook!”

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Featured picture: @nick_walker39 on Instagram

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