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This is one of the biggest and baddest Olympia in a long time. The Dark Horses of the Olympia start with these 5 guys, Rafael Brandao, Andrew Jacked, Samson Dauda, Derek Lunsford and Micheal Krizo.

IFBB professional Open division bodybuilder from Brazil, Rafael Brandao, made a lot of improvements by the looks of his photos and videos. He is one of the most aesthetic and balanced guys, with the fewest weaknesses in the show. It’s unbelievable at the height 5’10 that he’s coming in at 260lbs in his peak week. As long as he peaked come show day, prejudging Friday night, he is a headache for anyone in that lineup.

Andrew Jacked, an Nigerian bodybuilder and fitness coach who lives in UAE, is in his first Olympia after getting his pro card in March. He has been on a rampage, stomping out other IFBB Pro bodybuilders all year. Andrew is tall, massive, and has a great physique like Rafael. One big factor that is a concern is Andrews’ conditioning and his back.

“The Nigerian Lion” Samson Dauda, an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder from Nigeria, competed at the Arnold in March and didn’t do as well as his conditioning wasn’t where it needed to be. He was 280+ pounds and was very impressive. Andrew can pose and has one of the best bodybuilding silhouettes. Will his skin be thin enough? Will he have the conditioning he needs?

Mr. USA 2017 and 2021 Olympia 212 title holder, Derek Lunsford, is a bodybuilding competitor who is one of the best in the world in the 212 division. He mentions he’s going to be 25-30 lbs heavier than last year. Derek’s conditioning is the best we have ever seen.

Micheal Krizo, an IFBB elite pro bodybuilder from Slovakia is a brand new bodybuilder for the IBB pro league and will be competing in his first Mr. Olympia. He’s coming in at 6’0, 270-280 lbs on stage and is going to be an absolute monster. Micheal is very dangerous from the front and side, but will he dominate from the back?

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