The former Olympia champ appears primed to retake the title.
Compared to a few of his friends, Brandon Curry’s method to sharing updates on his progress in preparation for the 2022 Mr. Olympia is a bit more discrete. The 2019 Olympia winner might share occasional tidbits from his coaching, like different high bodybuilders, however he hasn’t been one to usually disclose many concrete notes about his physique throughout the 2022 calendar yr. With the following iteration of the competition looming on Dec. 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV, the elite bodybuilder set the desk for the place he stands.
On Nov. 28, 2022, throughout an look on a podcast with Fouad Abiad Media, Curry mentioned expectations for the 2022 Olympia. In the method, whereas he wasn’t particular as a result of he wished to “keep things quiet,” the athlete famous that he weighed “above 260 pounds” on the time of the interview. Then, he broke down his outlook for the huge December contest.
For probably the most half, Curry has stored his nostril to the grindstone in current months. After successful the 2022 Arnold Classic in March, it appears obvious the star bodybuilder stored his head down, honing his physique by means of strength-building and diet.
After revealing his approximate physique weight, Curry outlined who he thinks will end within the high 10. Unsurprisingly, the athlete has himself successful for the second time in 4 years in Las Vegas.
Brandon Curry | 2022 Mr. Olympia Top 10 Prediction
- Brandon Curry
- Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay
- William Bonac
- Hadi Choopan
- Rafael Brandao
- Michal Križánek
- Chinedu Andrew “Jacked” Obiekea
- Samson Dauda
- Hunter Labrada
- Nick Walker
While he has questions on his total conditioning, Curry seems to be a fan of debuting Olympia competitor Križánek, specifically. The seasoned Olympia athlete believes Križánek brings sufficient to the desk with different points of his physique to shine.
“He’s [Križánek] so new, he’s a big guy,” Curry defined. “I think he’s got to get his conditioning better for this show, and he’s going to make an impact this year … I think his conditioning is going to be better by the Olympia. I mean, he’s been dieting for how long? I think the separation in his legs and the shape is going to carry him enough.”
As for his honesty about athletes like Walker — who enters the 2022 Olympia using a wave of hype — Curry thinks “The Mutant” hasn’t improved sufficient from his fifth-place debut on the 2021 iteration.
“To me, he [Walker] looks similar to last year’s pre-tanner,” Curry stated. “[When] you put the tanner on him, I think he’ll look similar to last year. I don’t think there’s a dramatic difference. I know he’s going to be hard and conditioned.”
Ultimately, Curry thinks comparisons to Walker’s on-stage opponents will probably be a big problem to his Olympia possibilities.
“His [Walker] thing is, how many comparisons are they going to put him through?” Curry maintained. “That’s going to be the Achilles heel for him. I think the more comparisons he [Walker] has to go through, the more he’ll start to fade.”
With roughly solely two weeks to go earlier than the 2022 Olympia on the time of this writing, Curry will quickly unveil the physique he’s been holding beneath wraps. Whether he makes good on his predictions — particularly in capturing a second profession Olympia title — is one thing the bodybuilding world will solely know when this former champion returns to the stage.
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