Jacked is prepared for his second in March.
The primary month of 2023 hasn’t even concluded, and Chinedu Andrew Obiekea, a.ok.a. “Andrew Jacked,” has already saved his schedule jam-packed. The eighth-place finisher on the 2022 Mr. Olympia has adopted that sterling top-10 efficiency by diving head-first proper again into his coaching and dietary plans. A part of the previous be aware is related to Jacked’s latest reveal he would begin some work with a brand new coach, Chris “Psycho” Lewis. The coach is maybe beforehand finest recognized for his time working with the late 2018 Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden. Judging by a latest replace, Lewis presumably appears on observe to unlocking Jacked’s full potential.
On Jan. 26, 2023, Jacked posted a photograph to his Instagram the place he’s flexing his ripped chest and arm muscle mass. Per a common perusal of Jacked’s feed thus far in 2023, it’s the primary comparatively complete look the bodybuilder has supplied of the place his physique stands over the previous couple of weeks.
“When the hoodie comes off … chest and triceps work! … Coaching appears to be going fairly properly.”
With the 2023 Arnold Basic (AC) on the horizon in March, it’d even be a fantastic signal of Jacked’s prospects on the main contest.
Whereas there’s a stacked cadre of opponents on faucet for the 2023 AC, that doesn’t seem like an intimidating gauntlet for Jacked.
Certain, a area that, at the moment, options two-time AC winner (2018, 2020) William Bonac, two-time Mr. Olympia champion (2020-2021) Mamdouh “Large Ramy” Elssbiay, and Nick Walker (one other former AC victor from 2021) could seem daunting from an preliminary look. Nevertheless, on this case, if Jacked was going to seize what would arguably be the largest win of his profession in Columbus, OH, on Mar. 2-5, 2023, he was prone to need to topple a set of elite friends anyway. From that perspective, overcoming stars like Bonac, Elssbiay, and Walker is perhaps a fantastic fortune as a result of it might communicate to, and validate, Jacked’s meticulous work in his preparation.
The athlete maintained as a lot throughout a latest Jan. 25, 2023, interview with Muscular Growth whereas breaking down his emotions about his new coaching routine and setup. Jacked additionally works with Chris Aceto, an skilled bodybuilding coach and marketing consultant with 111 on-stage victories unfold throughout his purchasers over time.
“I like working with people who go collectively,” Jacked defined about what lies forward in his prep work for the 2023 AC and different contests within the calendar 12 months. “I feel issues will probably be very clean. He [Chris Aceto] stated it’s cool, so I’ll stroll with him for the Arnold [Classic] … Aceto, ‘the true technician.’ He’s an exquisite man. Nicely, each Chris’s. I’m working with Chris [Aceto] and Chris [Lewis]. Each of them are wonderful folks to start out with. Wonderful. It’s all enterprise and never brotherly or intimacy or no matter.”
It’s obvious Jacked’s ambitions appear solely legitimate primarily based on the centered, hands-on consideration and steerage he’s now receiving. On the very least, his pair of trainers give him confidence for the journey forward.
“Even ‘Psycho’ [Lewis], I advised him, ‘Bro, I want a drill sergeant, not a brother,’” Jacked famous. “And he’s [Lewis] like, he needed the identical, too. We practice and we go. There isn’t a time for chitchat, smiling, no matter. No. We’re on this for enterprise and that’s precisely what I would like. Aceto is doing his factor, too, and I’m like, ‘Yeah, good, superior.’”
A pivotal 12 months in Jacked’s profession might await him. He may need put himself on the map with respective wins on the 2022 Texas Professional and 2022 Arnold Basic UK, nevertheless it’s readily obvious he’s not happy with such an early spotlight reel. To work concurrently with two elite trainers and put one among bodybuilding’s most important competitions in his crosshairs speaks to the legacy Jacked needs to create. He appears to need to be particular, and such a robust mentality goes a good distance in a sport of intense dedication.
Featured picture: @andrewjacked on Instagram