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“The Wolf Is on the Prowl”: Bodybuilding World in Disbelief as 215 Lbs Monster Poses Threat to Nick Walker and Samson Dauda Ahead of Olympia

Published 09/25/2023, 12:44 PM EDT

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Mr. Olympia is right around the corner. Its driving high the heartbeats of all fitness enthusiasts. Several dozen bodybuilders are waiting patiently just to go up on the stage and exhibit the results of their extensive hard work. Even as many precisely sculpted bodies go up on the stage, only the best one is crowned. As the day nears, fans have started speculating about who will be the winner of the prestigious bodybuilding competition this year.

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There are many massive bodybuilding beasts in the lineup to grace the stage of Mr. Olympia. This includes the 2022 winner Hadi Choopan, Derek Lunsford, and Samson Dauda. As the latest fitness updates keep dropping on the internet, fans are looking to see who will serve as tough competition and become the 2023 Mr. Olympia.

Lunsford flaunts massive sculpted form right before Mr. Olympia


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In his latest Instagram post, Lunsford showed the world a snippet of his intensive workout session. He dictated in the video, “Gotta love it… Gotta want it, every day, Gotta live it.” He then proceeds to explain how, even though it is hard – as exhaustion appears on his face – he does not plan to stop. He remarked that no one should stop if they have decided on a goal already.



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Furthermore, Lunsford also puts forward the necessity of the last rep. In the caption that accompanied his reel, he wrote vividly, “Does that last rep matter? It does to me. You gotta want it! Every rep, every set, every workout… all the way to the ⭕️ @mrolympiallc, Under 6 weeks!!”

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When fans look at Lunsford’s progression over time, they are assured that he is going to be a contender this Mr. Olympia season.


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Derek Lunsford fans are positive about his victory

One of the fans revealed their optimism regarding Lunsford’s win and said, “And the New Mr. Olympia 2023 @dereklunsford_ … u Talk less u train more, U got this.” Another complimented, “With all due respect to Hadi, but man if you bring that conditioning, NOBODY can beat you! I mean NOBODY! Period… looking insane let’s go champ.” Someone even replied with an emotional message stating, “Thank God, I found you and you have always motivated me, your youtube videos are now my favorite series, God bless you brother.” Last, but not least, someone remarked, “The Wolf is on the Prowl”.


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Every bodybuilder wants to win the title of Mr. Olympia, but only a selected few can actually attain it. The thorough hardship one has to go through in order to win the contest is truly a tough road. But only time will tell who will take home the ultimate trophy this year. Who do you think will win this year? Will this be Lunsford’s year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Pritha Halder


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Pritha Halder is a Bodybuilding and Fitness writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from one of the oldest multidisciplinary universities in India, Pritha started her career as a content writer for a literary magazine. After reading an article on 'The God of Aesthetics,' A.
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Abhishek Manikandan