A stellar 2022 is just the beginning for Jack.
In 2022, Chinedu Andrew Obikia, aka “Andrew Jacked”, burst onto the mainstream bodybuilding scene. In his International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League rookie year, the Nigerian athlete created waves by winning the 2022 Texas Pro and the Arnold Classic UK. His performances were so remarkable that bodybuilding legends like Ken “Flex” Wheeler believed him to be the future of the sport. With Jack successfully overcoming established powers like former 212 Olympia champion (2019) Kamal Elgarghni and finishing eighth in his first Mr. Olympia in December 2022, a brighter long-term outlook seems inevitable.
With 2023 already in full swing, Jackd is discouraged from fulfilling his intended “destiny”.
During January 15, 2023, RxMuscle In the podcast episode, former professional bodybuilder Dave Palumbo revealed Jacked is currently being trained by the respected Chris “Psycho” Lewis. The trainer is perhaps best known for his work with the late Shawn Roden, who beat the titanic then-reigning seven-time champion Phil Heath to win the 2018 Mr. Olympia. Lewis will now use his guidance to help Jacked up his appearance for the upcoming 2023 Arnold Classic (AC).
As the next stages of Jacked’s IFBB Pro League career unfold, fellow coach Chris Aceto didn’t mince his words. He believes that working with Lewis can unlock a lot of potential in Jacked’s overall plans and deliver a top-notch physique.
“I remember seeing a picture of Andrew Jacked because I think it was a game-changer, I think he was in Flex Lewis’ gym,” Aceto said. “He won before he competed in a show. And he looked good, you know what I’m saying? But you take a real look, you say, ‘God, he’s actually better than he looks here because he’s so good in proportion. He’s narrow-waisted, narrow-waisted, Has big thighs, broad shoulders.
As for bodybuilders to conquer in Jacked 2023 AC, there is no shortage of elite contenders. At the time of publication of this article, former champions William Bonack (2018, 2020) and Nick Walker (2021) have been confirmed to compete in the March 2-5 event in Columbus, OH. Defending champion, Brandon Curry, may surprisingly confirm his rostered status at the 2023 AC in the coming weeks.
In early 2023, relative Men’s Open newcomers in Derek Lunsford, Blessing Awodibu, and Michal “Krizo” Kryzanek all announced formal plans to forgo AC in the interest of rest while focusing their energies on improved individual performances at the 2023 Olympia in November.
Expect great competitive performances from Jacked in the coming months and years to come. It will take a lot of time and hard work, but he is already taking proactive steps in confirming people’s faith in his innate talent.
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