The 2022 Mr. Olympia men’s prejudging has finished. We saw Nick Walker, Samson Dauda, Big Ramy, Hadi Choopan, Derek Lunsford and Brandon Curry fight for that top spot!
As prejudging wrapped up for mens open bodybuilding class at the 2022 Mr Olympia, there’s a very tight top 6. It looks like 2 time defending champ and IFBB pro bodybuilder from Egypt, Mamdouh Elssbiay otherwise known as Big Ramy, will be knocked down a few places.
The reason why Big Ramy will drop is because his back has significant damage. Half of Ramy’s back is literally “gone”, there’s muscle atrophy everywhere including his back, triceps and his calves. His physique overall looked very worn out, and his conditioning was alright, unlike the typical three time Mr Olympia we are used to seeing. Big Ramy also has a lot of injuries, such as never damage which is unfixable and will most likely bring Ramy’s career to an end.
There were 5 guys that looked absolutely insane tonight, starting with Iranian professional bodybuilder, Hadi Choopan. Hadi looked much fuller, bigger and improved. He was definitely conditioned enough, and sacrificing body fat percentage made him bigger, which was exactly what he needed to move up more spots in the 2022 Mr. Olympia Championship.
Next, bodybuilder and 212 Olympia title holder, Derek Lunsford, stole the show. As soon as Derek came out the entire crowd went nuts. His poses were amazing. Derek has crazy conditioning and he is completely shredded, has a wide back and his muscles look lean. He has a beautiful physique and is going to be unstoppable. He will be Mr. Olympia Champion sooner or later.
Also, Professional Open division bodybuilder from the United States, Nick Walker, brought out a very good package. Nick looked very good and not much different from The Arnold we saw last year. Nick’s waist looked much better and is more muscular, his lats are popping out more and his posing is definitely better.
Next, professional bodybuilder and fitness model, Samson Dauda. His physique looked phenomenal from the front and side, but his back still needs more muscle for his poses. Samson’s silhouette is crazy and he has crazy muscularity from most of his poses.
Finally, famous American bodybuilder known for competing in the IFBB and NPC heavyweight classes, Brandon Curry. He came in way bigger, fuller and more lean. He was in very good condition. However, his hamstrings and glutes have not improved at all.
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