IFBB Pro Iain Valliere has had several body parts show signs of atrophy over the years, competing as a bodybuilder. At the 2022 Mr.Olympia, he showed up in his worst shape ever. Iain explains in a video on his YouTube channel, that he indeed has nerve damage.
Iain Valliere took my nerve damage speculation as a joke, and believed his back didn’t look good at the Olympia because his posing was bad and his peak was not properly done. However, I really believe there have been injuries that have occurred over the years and caused his back to progressively get worse, just like his hamstrings, glutes and calves.
Iain used to have really good calves at the beginning of his career, which IFBB Bodybuilder, Guinness World Record Holder, Fitness coach, and YouTube personality Greg Doucette, has pointed out in a recent video. This reminded me of a clip of Iain admitting to nerve damage on his calves, so why wouldn’t he have it on his back? If he believes he has some type of nerve damage in his calves, that means there’s something going on in the middle of his body where his spine, core, and hips are.
Then, we take a look at Iain’s calves throughout the years and see them progressively get worse. Each year they went down to the bone, which is why his calves wouldn’t get better due to the pinched nerve that he admitted to. The reason I believe it’s a pinched nerve is because he keeps on mentioning he can’t get blood flow, which is because the tibial nerve is pinched. The tibial nerve is the nerve that runs through the hamstring, which, if pinched, will not allow blood flow to that part of the calf. I believe this is exactly what’s happening to his back, hamstrings, and glutes as well.
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