With just two weeks left until the event takes center stage in Orlando, Florida, the top contenders are sharing their progress updates, giving fans a glimpse of the fierce competition to come.
Setting the Stage
The coveted title went to Hadi Choopan, who battled his teammate Derek Lunsford in the finals, marking a significant transition for Derek Lunsford from the Men’s 212 Bodybuilding division, courtesy of a special invitation.
While Derek Lunsford took some time away from the Olympia stage to fine-tune his chest and quad volume, the IFBB Pro calendar continued to roll on.
Joining the ranks of contenders for the 2023 Olympia are Regan Grimes, the 2023 Europa Pro Championship winner, and Nathan De Asha, who is riding high on the momentum of recent wins at the Flex Weekend Pro and the Sheru Classic France Pro.
Derek Lunsford’s Ripped Back Progress
He shares his progress with humility and gratitude, emphasizing the artistry of bodybuilding. Derek Lunsford’s Instagram post highlights his remarkable back, considered one of the most complete in his category.
Samson Dauda’s ‘Men’s Physique Waist’
His victory at the Arnold Classic catapulted him into the spotlight, but he is well aware that continuous growth and refinement are essential.
Regan Grimes‘ Unyielding Dedication
Regan Grimes has faced criticism about his conditioning in the past, and he is determined to address it.
His strict diet, consisting of six meals totaling 1,935 calories, exemplifies his dedication to achieving optimal conditions for the competition.
Nathan De Asha’s Shredded Physique
Nathan De Asha shares some of the challenges he faces, including a canceled flight and a mishap at the gym, emphasizing the unpredictable nature of his journey.
After an absence from the Olympia stage since 2018, Nathan De Asha is a dark horse in the competition and should not be underestimated.
The Final Thoughts
As they fine-tune their physiques and prepare to take the stage in Orlando, Florida, the world will bear witness to a competition of immense skill, dedication, and passion.
The 2023 Mr. Olympia Weekend, scheduled for November 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, promises a thrilling showdown with a $400,000 prize and the sport’s most prestigious crown at stake.