Jacked is aware of the place he fell brief. That would solely imply good outcomes down the road.
After an eighth-place debut on the 2022 Mr. Olympia, some had surmised that Chinedu Andrew Obiekea, aka “Andrew Jacked,” would present out on the 2023 Arnold Classic (AC). To a level, he did. The relative rookie, starting his second yr as an Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding and Health (IFBB) professional bodybuilder, took dwelling a third-place podium end. Like his modern Nick Walker, who was the runner-up to champion Samson Dauda, Jacked isn’t lamenting over what may’ve been. He’s acquired his imaginative and prescient aimed straight forward.
On Mar. 5, 2023, Jacked shared a poignant and considerate Instagram submit providing a private reflection on his AC efficiency. Among the many extra notable tidbits was the rising star’s evaluation of an earned consequence.
In some methods, Jacked seeming content material together with his AC result’s acceptable. The athlete has already loved a sterling rise to prominence. His respective wins on the 2022 Texas Pro and 2022 Arnold Classic UK contests display as a lot of somebody with elite mass and a dynamite dedication to nutrition. At this tempo, Jacked seems to solely be bettering.
That makes his heartfelt analysis of the 2023 AC all too becoming. He solely fell in need of two different athletes whereas ending forward of established superstars like two-time Mr. Olympia (2020, 2021) Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay (fourth place) and two-time 212 Olympia champion (2020, 2022) Shaun Clarida (fifth place), and two-time AC winner (2018, 2020) William Bonac (seventh place).
The most effective may actually be forward for Jacked.
“Arnold Basic 2023 carried out and dusted, gameplan was executed,” Jacked wrote. “[I was] superior and tighter in prejudging, slacked a bit within the Finals, and third place was so deserved! I’m so proud of the bundle offered on stage.”
Because the athlete takes a break after an obvious “366 consecutive days” of contest-focused preparations, he thanked his two coaches, Chris “Psycho” Lewis and Chris Aceto, for his or her assist. It would solely be honest to imagine they’ll proceed to coax out one of the best in him.
“I’m sincerely grateful to Chris [Aceto] and Chris [Lewis] for an incredible six-week camp prep,” Jacked wrote. “Taking a break now after an extended three hundred and sixty six days of actively prepping … and can come again more energizing, stronger, prettier, classier & higher.”
With names like the previous two-time Mr. Olympia (2020-2021) champion Elssbiay losing their mantle, bodybuilding seems to be in a present state of flux. A longtime juggernaut won’t be popping out victorious in each vital contest simply but. Based mostly on his latest progress, that competitor may very properly grow to be Jacked in due time.
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