Valliere seems to be very able to get a spot within the 2023 Olympia.
On Could 30, 2023, skilled bodybuilder Iain Valliere shared a collection of images on his Instagram web page the place the athlete’s legs look ripped. Only a few days later, on June 1, 2023, the bodybuilder shared an identical teaser detailing his evident progress within the gymnasium in just some months. Whereas the connection isn’t fully clear, they look like a teaser about Valliere’s newest training positive factors as he prepares to compete within the 2023 Toronto Professional on June 4, 2023.
The 2023 Toronto Professional will likely be Valliere’s first aggressive look on stage throughout the 2023 calendar 12 months. Extra importantly, the Canadian native will try to make use of the competition to qualify for the 2023 Mr. Olympia in Orlando, FL, in early November.
After the Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding and Health (IFBB) made changes to the Olympia qualification system, Valliere — who completed in eleventh place within the Males’s Open division on the 2022 iteration of the flagship contest — has no alternative however to win a major competitors to compete within the Olympia once more in 2023. Solely previous winners in any Olympia division, together with top-five finishers within the earlier version, have computerized qualification. Rivals like Valliere want outright wins in any of the sanctioned IFBB contests throughout the lead-up to this 12 months’s occasion.
This comparatively new impediment shouldn’t essentially be a difficulty for Valliere. The athlete gained his solely different non-Olympia 2022 contest, the 2022 Vancouver Pro. Per his web page on NPC News Online, the athlete can depend plenty of different notable IFBB victories from his profession. They embody wins within the 2020 New York Professional, the 2021 Tampa Professional, and the 2021 Texas Professional.
At this stage of Valliere’s skilled outlook, the principle place he’s seemingly searching for extra success is on stage on the Mr. Olympia. Valliere made his Olympia debut in 2018, the place he completed 14th. His best-ever outcomes on the competitors stay his two back-to-back seventh-place finishes in 2020 and 2021.
Valliere has beforehand made headlines for coaching Chris Bumstead, the reigning four-time Traditional Physique Olympia champion (2019-2022). The pair mutually parted methods when Bumstead started working with coach Hany Rambod within the fall of 2022. By way of opinions on the general bodybuilding sphere, Valliere said in February 2023 that he believes the Olympia must be extra streamlined, advocating for the removal of the 212 division.
Whereas seasoned, Valliere won’t be one of many largest stars on paper in the modern bodybuilding pantheon. Bringing his ripped legs to a possible win within the 2023 Toronto Professional, adopted by customary preparation for enchancment on the 2023 Olympia, may go an extended approach to placing the athlete again on the map.
Featured picture: @iainvalliere on Instagram