From Skinny Boy to 225 Lbs Pounds Beast- Bodybuilding Icon Nick Walker Looks Unrecognizable

Published 01/18/2023, 1:45 AM EST

Besides being among the top bodybuilders in the world, Nick Walker is also a fan-favorite. The bodybuilder won the bronze medal at the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest and took home the people’s champion title. Walker has over a million followers on social media and keeps fans in the loop, posting physique updates and making announcements. However, one of his most recent posts was not about a physique update but a before-and-after picture of his bodybuilding transformation.

Earlier, the people’s champion posted a side-by-side image of himself posing on stage. Fans found the massive difference between the images quite astonishing. However, the image showcased how Walker has progressed in his bodybuilding journey. He also revealed some details about the image in the caption.

Nick Walker’s decade-long bodybuilding journey

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The IFBB pro posted the picture for his 1.2 million strong fan base on Instagram. The image features a photo of Walker from 2012 and another photo of Walker from last year’s Mr. Olympia contest. “Left- 159 pounds (2012)… Right- 255 pounds (2022),” wrote Walker in the caption. The difference between the two physiques is staggering. While the image on the left is also from a bodybuilding show, Walker looks much more downsized than his 2022 physique.

However, not just muscle mass, the people’s champ also lacked conditioning and muscle maturity in 2012. Nick Walker also hinted that people might bring up PEDs after seeing the image. However, he also spoke about his work ethic. “I know what everyone is going to say lol but truth is if your not consistent, dedicated, patient, and intense, nothing extra you do will matter.” Walker wrote.

The incredible transformation astonished fans of the bodybuilder. Comments like “Absolutely insane transformation.”“Hate how people will try to take away ur hard work and say it was all from gear.” and “Natural?” filled the comments section. While Walker’s transformation impressed fans, the IFBB pro is working to improve his physique further

Will we see a more muscular version of Nick Walker at the Arnold Classic?

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After the Arnold Sports Festival announced an increase in the prize money for Men’s Open bodybuilding from $200,000 to $300,000, Nick Walker said he would compete. Earlier, ‘The Mutant’ had said he would not appear for this year’s Arnold Classic. However, he also didn’t take a break from training after the 2022 Mr. Olympia.

With the Arnold Classic just around the corner, Walker has begun prepping for the upcoming contest. After a stellar performance at last year’s Olympia, fans are eager to see if the mass monster puts on more muscle for the upcoming Arnold Classic. 

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What did you think about Nick Walker’s before-and-after image? Let us know in the comments. 

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Sagnik Bagchi

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Sagnik Bagchi is a US Sports writer for EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor's and Master's in English Literature from the University of Calcutta. He has experience working as a freelance MMA writer for Sportskeeda.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa

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