After Injuring His Hamstring Days Before Mr. Olympia, Nick Walker’s ‘Road to Recovery’ Has Been a Long and Arduous One

Published 11/18/2023, 11:45 AM EST

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Nick Walker’s journey so far has been really tough for him, due to his Hamstring injury. The incident occurred a few days before Mr. Olympia 2023. However, he sought medical help immediately to prevent the severity of the injury but it went on to get worse. The bruise was so bad that the bodybuilder even struggled with walking. This led him to use a wheelchair to commute. Despite this incident, he didn’t lose hope and has shown significant improvements lately.

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The Mutant has been transparent about his hamstring tear and kept updating his fans and followers about it. The bodybuilding beast recently uploaded a video series titled “Road to Recovery.” He has restricted himself from a hard-core workout routine because of the bruises but has not stopped working out completely.

Nick Walker’s path to recovery from his hamstring injury

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Walker shared his back-day workout routine regardless of his injury. This incident devasted him not only physically but mentally as well. It was difficult for him to believe that despite putting in all for the prestigious contest at the last minute, he couldn’t participate. But he kept pushing himself and stayed positive during the hard times. Initially, because he couldn’t walk, he stayed in Orlando, where the Olympia happened, later, however, he returned to Las Vegas.

In a video uploaded on YouTube, Walker stepped into the Dragon’s gym for his Back Day regime, He said at the start of the video, “At this point, I’m just pretty well bruised and still have some inflammation around the calf and foot area but everything else you know around where the actual injury is fading. He further stated that he was happy and was healing faster.

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He updated his fans about his healing process and how it’s making him stay focused and be positive about the outcomes. “So we’re just going to keep staying positive. Needs to be done at this point and keep going on the speedy recovery ride,” said the 29-year-old bodybuilder. Afterward, he began his warm-up with two exercises, the first exercise he performed was a pullover machine, and the second warm-up he included was a chest support row machine.

He aims to win the Mr. Olympia title

After performing several reps with moderate weight he rested for a while and then delved into specifically lower lats workouts. Before attempting the movements he explained, “I’ll probably keep these higher reps honestly. Again we’re a post-show show so I don’t want to go too, too heavy but still want to make it effective. I actually don’t know what I’ll be able to do here but I would like to do 15 20 reps.” He performed five different movements each of them had different sets and reps accordingly.

Later in his road to recovery video, he said, “I don’t know what the future holds for me as far as competing but I’m looking just looking at Olympia right now.” He didn’t just update about his workouts but his weight and food too, “We’re getting back there. You know my weights honestly I felt like I increased food a good amount yesterday, before Matt wanted me to eat and I ended up dropping a little bit more so I mean eventually it’s it’ll staple out.”

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With the positive attitude he has been showing strength and power, his only aim is to win an Olympia title. A few days ago while interacting with fans, he said that if this unfortunate incident hadn’t happened to him “If I did do the Olympia, honest opinion, no disrespect to anyone else, but I think I would have won.” His Instagram grid is filled with inspiring and motivating posts. Earlier, Walker had talked about the struggles he was facing after the injury.

Walker was unable to delve into his usual workout regime

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In the video, Walker had talked about being unable to perform any intense workout sessions, but he has been doing cardio sessions. He said, “I’m still able to push pretty hard on that I can’t really do the bike um just because of the bending motion it’s too much. I can’t do stairs um even though it’s not really a bending motion it’s just still too much pressure.”

Despite putting all his effort into building muscle, he was still not be able to perform heavy workouts. He highlighted the mental and emotional toll and how draining his condition was. But he still pushed himself through as best as he could. He added to his revelation, “I’m staying very hopeful, I think mentally for me I was counted out this year. You know cuz I lost the Arnold and I knew what I was bringing to the stage this year.”

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He often used to say that he had prepared immensely well for the Olympia and was confident about winning the show. However, despite the setbacks, Walker has stressed his comeback story and is confident that“setback leads to a greater comeback.” Walker’s journey till now has been a roller coaster, but it seems like he has major hope for what the future holds for him in the bodybuilding arena. Do you think he will take part in upcoming events? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Hi, I'm Arpita Shrivastava, a fitness and bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. When I started college, my fascination shifted to combat sports and I began training for Judo. I did it for two years until an injury compelled me to step away from the mat.
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