Nick Walker was born on August 3, 1994 in New Jersey, USA and placed an impressive third at the 2022 Mr. Olympia after competing side by side with Hadi Choopan and Derek Lunsford. This, along with other achievements, has proclaimed him a true phenomenon in the bodybuilding scene.

Below, we show you in detail the successful career of athlete Nick Walker. Learn about Nick Walker's biography, profile, and notable contributions to fitness . We will also explain other key details for his success and other curiosities that make Walker Nick not just another bodybuilder or athlete, but a highly recognized person in various fields.

Bodybuilder Nick Walker is one of the most important of the moment and competes in the “Open” bodybuilding category This category has no weight limit (therefore, bodybuilders of any weight can compete). The “Open” category welcomes the largest, most muscular and heaviest bodybuilders. He also stands out for having become a professional bodybuilder at a very young age. He was only 27 years old when he first participated in the Mr. Olympia contest.

Who is Nick Walker's girlfriend ? He shares his life with María Carvajal, a prominent Fitness trainer. Both have merged their worlds in a unique synergy.

The physical change of bodybuilder Nick Walker

Bodybuilder Nick Walker Statistics

Everything you see on television, social media or Nick Walker - Wikipedia can help you highlight Walker's virtues. Get to know his personal life, details and performances of him. We will talk about his specific actions and even his most relevant physical characteristics.

  • Height: 170cm

  • Weight: 134kg

  • Competition Weight: between 110 and 115 kg

  • Biceps measurement: 58 cm

Nick Walker's physique

Nick Walker Strength Records

Nick has achieved the following feats by training in the gym with good technique:

– Shoulder press: 68 kg dumbbells

– Incline bench press: 100 kg dumbbells

– Multipower shoulder press: 165 kg x 9 repetitions

– Bench press: 180 kg x 7 repetitions

– Hack squat: 160 kg x 17 repetitions

– Squat: 180 kg x 10 repetitions

- Deadlift. 220 kg x 10 repetitions

– Barbell row: 160 kg x several repetitions

Nick Walker - Wikipedia Beyond Muscles

Nick Walker "The Mutant" at Wikipedia

Nick Walker has experienced a life marked by challenges and adversity. First, his childhood was colored by traumatic experiences that led him to grow up as an individual reluctant to trust. He had trust issues. He was immersed in a dark path of drugs and alcohol, until he eventually realized that he needed a change, and that was when he discovered his devotion to bodybuilding.

It is impossible for his change to go unnoticed and he is an example to follow. Living in a destructive context that seems to have no return, this athlete is an example of how a radical or 180-degree turn can be undertaken, even when forecasts and experiences around the world indicate severe difficulties.

Known as "The Mutant" , Walker has carved his way into elite bodybuilding by presenting a strong image in every competition. The bodybuilder has focused his energy on achieving Mr. Olympia glory. This is a remarkable turn and change of trend, accompanied by hard training and constant preparation. Also other truly incredible issues show that this bodybuilder is much more than what is seen on television, platforms or social media, where he is very present on Instagram and YouTube .

Competitive history: triumphs and transformations

Nick Walker has been no stranger to struggles and challenges. His debut in competitions after graduating from high school was a stumble, but the support of the public was the catalyst he needed. In 2020, he achieved the coveted IFBB Pro card by winning the NPC North American Championships. It was one of the many events that few could imagine a few years ago.

It was also the beginning of something truly incredible. In 2021, new milestones marked the American's career as he took home the New York Pro and Arnold Classic Ohio titles, earning him a place on the Olympia stage. In September 2021, Walker captured the Arnold Classic Ohio in his first appearance, a victory that positioned him as an unstoppable force in bodybuilding competition.

Likewise, in the 2021 Mr. Olympia, he placed fifth, and in 2022 he left an indelible mark by obtaining third place. Although he was not the desired first place in the tournament, he did surpass former champions like "Big Ramy" and Brandon Curry. Additionally, he received the title of People's Champ. These facts were more than convincing for the athlete to be satisfied and with high self-esteem to continue competing at the top.

Young Nick Walker

Nick Walker's Major Championships

The career of this athlete is so surprising that one could write at length about each competition. He has won several competitions throughout his career. The most important thing is to have placed first in the 2021 Arnold Classic. Although he has not won the Mr. Olympia, he has placed in a very good place both times he has participated. He took 5th place in 2021, the year that the Egyptian “Big Ramy” won; and 3rd in 2022, when the Iranian Hadi Choopan won. Nick has been one of the favorites along with Choopan, Ramy and Derek Lunsford (the 2023 winner). Additionally, he placed second at the 2022 Arnold Classic.

Let's look at the list of championships in which Nick Walker has participated. We reveal his evolution and constant search for excellence:

    • 2012: NPC Gold’s Classic. 3º (Teen)

    • 2013: East Coast Championships. 1º (Teen) and Eastern USA Championships. 1º (Teen)

    • 2014: NPC Junior Nationals. 2°

    • 2015: NPC Northeast Summer Classic. 1º and NPC: USA Championships. 8º

    • 2016: NPC USA Championships. 2º and NPC South Jersey Championships. 1º

    • 2017: NPC National Championships. 6º e IFBB North American Championships. 6º

    • 2018: NPC USA Championships. 3º, NPC National Championships. 6º and Caribbean Grand Prix Pro Qualifier. 3º

    • 2019: NPC South Jersey Championships. 1º and NPC USA Championships. 2º

    • 2020: Pittsburgh Pro. 1º (Pro Card) and Chicago Pro. 4º

    • 2021: New York Pro. 1º (Olympia Qualifier) and Arnold Classic. 1º

    • 2022: Mr. Olympia. 5º. and Mr. Olympia. 

    • 2023: Arnold Classic. 2º

Training: the master technique of "The Mutant"

Nick Walker 's training is meticulous, strategic and reveals a unique combination of technique and power. As competitions approach and he is lacking energy, Walker adjusts his approach; He reduces weights to prevent injuries and uses more machines to maintain constant tension on his muscles.

Outside of the competition season, his training routines cover specific days for each muscle group. This style of training is backed by the hard work behind his imposing physique. His enormous muscle mass and impressive level of toning are not coincidental, but rather a great consequence of the athlete's good technique.

Nick is one of the professional bodybuilders with the best technique . He takes great care in the way he does the exercises so as not to hurt himself. He uses really heavy weights in his workouts (we've seen him train his shoulders with even 70kg dumbbells). However, Walker's control over the loads is total. Nick controls the phases of the movement with impressive slowness, even though the weights he uses are high. He does not have the explosive style of other bodybuilders, but rather trains slow, deliberate and controlled.

Nick Walker teamed up with a good friend of his, Matt Jansen, to enter the world of bodybuilding as a rookie. It was with Jansen that Walker made his mark on the professional scene and went on to win the Arnold Classic. While the two no longer work together, it's clear that Jansen has left a considerable impact on Walker's bodybuilding philosophy.

Nick's workout split is pretty unconventional, especially for the average gym-goer. This is due to a high degree of specialization and modifications that he probably made himself in collaboration with Jansen.

Walker divides his workouts into 6 days, with the first four days focusing on the upper body and the remaining two days being more leg intensive, with a small touch of back exercises. Therefore, at least three times a week he exercises his back muscles in some way.

Nick Walker Training

Nick Walker Training Split

Let's see what the muscle division and routine looks like in a typical training week for Nick.

Day 1: Chest and biceps

The bodybuilder uses chest exercises as a warm-up for the upper body. Next, he does isolation moves like the biceps curl.

  • Pectoral flyes on machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Incline press on lever machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Press with neutral grip on machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Chest press machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Cross-over: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Standing Cable Biceps Curl: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Preacher Biceps Curl Machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Barbell biceps curl 21: 3-4 x 12-15

Day 2: Deltoids, upper back and triceps

Walker has done the following list of exercises since he was a rookie. He prefers to continue doing what is working and improve his records in the main exercises.

  • Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Standing Lateral shoulder raise on machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Seated shoulder press on machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Standing Cable Lateral Shoulder Raise: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Seated Wide Grip Cable Row: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Machine row: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Reverse flyes machine (for shoulders): 3-4 x 12-15
  • Cable Crossover Triceps Extension: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Triceps dip machine: 3-4 x 12-15

Day 3: Arms

Yes, Walker has 23 inch (58 cm) arms. Nick Walker has some of the most enviable arms in the entire category. He doesn't do anything special to have such massive arms. Simply put, Nick enjoys his arm workout.

  • Cable triceps extension: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Barbell biceps curl 21: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Dips machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Cable biceps curl: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Cable Crossover Triceps Extension: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Preacher Biceps Curl Machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Incline Dumbbell Overhead Extension: 1 set x 30 reps
  • Hammer biceps curl: 1 set x 30 repetitions

Los brazos de Nick Walker "The Mutant"

Day 4: Back

  • Lat pulldown: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Assisted T-Bar Row: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Low row with reverse grip using the machine: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Angled Long Bar Seated Cable Row: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Cable back extension with straight arms: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Assisted pull-ups (rest-pauses included): 1 set x 20 repetitions
  • Weighted lower back extensions: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Leg raises for abs: 3-4 x 12-15

Day 5: Quadriceps

Let's look at Nick Walker's normal quadriceps workout:

  • Leg extensions: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Leg press: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Hack squat: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Single leg extensions: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Walking lunges: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Bodyweight Sissy Squat: 3-4 x 12-15
  • Thigh adduction machine: 3-4 x 12-15

Nick Walker Leg Workout

Day 6: Hamstrings, glutes and upper back

This is how Nick's weekly training ends:

  • Seated Hamstring Curl
  • Lying leg curl
  • Standing Single Leg Hamstring Curl Machine
  • Stiff-legged deadlift
  • Hip-Thrust with machine
  • High Stance Leg Press
  • Leg abductor machine
  • Lat pulldown
  • Seated Straight Leg Calf Raise on Machine

Nutrition: the fuel of "The Mutant"

Having such a prepared, strong and toned physique not only requires a special and high level of training, but also a very adequate diet compatible with what is needed. Walker's diet is an essential component of his success in bodybuilding. He takes a 6-7 meals a day approach and adjusts his caloric intake depending on the phase of the season. In the off-season, he adopts the "food is fuel" philosophy, so he chooses caloric foods that propel him toward his goals. Walker likes to give his diet as much variation as necessary depending on the circumstances.

Next, we will provide you with an example of a high carbohydrate day in the American bodybuilder's diet. It highlights the importance of each nutrient inhis 4,500+ calorie regimen 

Nick Walker's diet and nutrition

Protein shake when he wakes up

Also includes the following supplements:

  • Revive Daily Greens
  • Collagen
  • Revive GI (gastrointestinal)
  • Glutamine

At 9:22 am, Nick Walker prepares his first meal of the day before his training session.

First meal

  • 75 grams of hot cereal
  • 80 grams of banana
  • 100 grams of blueberries
  • 20 grams of almond butter
  • pink salt

On the second plate:

  • Chicken
  • Onion
  • Peppers

Walker does not indicate how many quantities of these foods he ate in the second course. Although Nick Walker does not have any digestive problems, the bodybuilder added a gastrointestinal supplement to his morning routine. He also recommends eating foods that digest better. An example is changing jasmine rice for cream of rice. The macronutrients are maintained, but the cream of rice is digested easier.

After about an hour has passed, Walker has digested his previous meal and prepares his pre-workout meal (before going to the gym).

Pre-workout shake

  • 20 grams of Raw EAA (amino acids)
  • Raw Pump (pre-workout)
  • 60 grams of Raw Intra-workout (intra-workout supplement)
  • Creatine

Raw is a supplement brand.

Walker's training

On this day, Nick Walker did a back workout that consisted of the following:

  • Lat pulldown: 3 x 20
  • Chest Support T-Bar Row: 3 x 10-12
  • Horizontal row on a convergent machine: 3 series
  • One-handed dumbbell row: 3 sets
  • Pull-over: 3 x 10-12
  • Rear deltoids (presumably with dumbbells): 2 x 20
  • Seated calf raises: 3 x 20
  • ABS
  • Stair cardio machine: 20 minutes

After finishing the training session, Walker drinks a post-workout supplement with 20 grams of Raw EAA. At 12:20 pm, Nick Walker prepares the second solid meal of the day.

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Second meal

  • Chicken
  • Rice
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Garlic.
  • sweet poppy sauce

Then Nick Walker got his hair cut and cooked his third meal.

Third meal

  • Beef
  • Rice
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Two whole eggs

Fourth meal

Walker places the following ingredients in a bowl and microwaves them:

  • Peppers
  • Rice
  • Macadamia nut oil
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Garlic.

Nick claims to eat the same thing almost every day. He makes occasional "cheat meals."

Fifth meal

This menu is exactly the same as the previous one:

  • Chicken
  • Peppers
  • Rice
  • Macadamia nut oil
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Garlic.

Walker can follow the same diet for months on end, something that is difficult for many bodybuilders. However, he has no problem with this.

Sixth meal (a shake plus a solid meal)

Nick Walker's last meal takes place at 9:30 pm The water shake includes the following ingredients:

  • Raw Sleep (a sleep recovery supplement)
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin C
  • Pepsin IG
  • Glucose

Walker then prepares his last meal of the day:

  • Beef
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • hot cereals
  • almond butter

Nick Walker posing

Supplements: sources for health and performance

Supplements play a crucial role in Nick Walker 's health and performance regimen He uses everything from cardiac supports to omega-3s. His supplement list reflects a serious commitment to his well-being. The components he takes are the following:

  • Support supplement for the cardiovascular system

  • Multivitamines

  • Omega 3

  • Turmeric

  • Liver support

  • Blood pressure support

  • Kidney support

  • K2

  • D3

  • Vitamin C

Physical characteristics

Aesthetics of bodybuilder Nick Walker

Although Walker's aesthetic does not fit the canons of current bodybuilding, with a wide waist and square legs , his charisma and acceptance among the public have earned him recognition. He is a competitive and outstanding bodybuilder despite having prominent veins (varicose veins) in his legs . Nick has undergone surgery to hide his varicose veins, which deduct points in competitions. Walker has overcome these adversities to become a crowd favorite and demonstrate that acceptance and social impact are valued elements in modern competitions.

Nick Walker's leg veins draw attention and, in fact, could cost him first place in the Mr. Olympia. This condition appears to be genetic and not the result of steroid use, as many followers will speculate. However, nothing prevents him from developing as a bodybuilder. Therefore, his career is successful.

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Nick Walker Transformation

The New Jersey native surprised many with his transformation when he went from being a conventional bodybuilder to a monster of almost 140 kg of body weight. Nick is literally massive . This is also the reason why he has earned the nickname "The Mutant" . His unexpected evolution has left an indelible mark on the world of bodybuilding.

Bodybuilder Nick Walker Transformation

Does Nick Walker take steroids?

It is not possible to build a physique like Nick's without the following three factors:

- Unusual genetics.

- A body and structure capable of supporting the toughest workouts and enormous volumes of daily calories.

- Anabolic steroids.

Before and after of bodybuilder Nick Walker

Although all factors of nutrition, training, dedication and rest are important, you cannot build a body like Nick Walker's without anabolic steroids . It is not possible to have more than 40 kg of overweight muscle mass naturally or maintain a weight of more than 110 kg at 1.70 m tall with a 6% fat percentage as this athlete does. 

What happened to Nick Walker at Mr Olympia 2023?

Despite his impeccable training style, Nick is not injury-free. He has not been able to participate in the 2023 Mr. Olympia because he suffered a femoral muscle injury a few weeks before the competition. Nick expressed his discomfort and sadness at not being able to participate through Instagram.

Bodybuilder Nick Walker with his girlfriend.

Bodybuilding mutant Nick Walker has forged his path to greatness through dedication, overcoming adversity, and an impressive physical transformation, among other things.  His meteoric rise in the world of bodybuilding is not only due to his achievements on stage, but also to his ability to inspire others through his personal story.

In a sport where aesthetics often predominate over other qualities, the 29-year-old American (age 2023) challenges convention with his unique approach and ability to connect with the public. His relationship with María Carvajal and his success in competition speak of his dedication and ability to find balance in his personal and professional life. And we are not talking about this bodybuilder in the past tense!; He is part of a more than forceful present in which he seeks to continue achieving achievements.

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