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 current reveal he would begin some work with a brand new coach, Chris “Psycho” Lewis. The coach is probably beforehand finest identified for his time working with the late 2018 Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden. Judging by a current replace, Lewis presumably appears on monitor 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 tissue. Per a normal perusal of Jacked’s feed so 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 would even be an amazing signal of Jacked’s prospects on the main contest.
Whereas there’s a stacked cadre of rivals on faucet for the 2023 AC, that doesn’t seem like an intimidating gauntlet for Jacked.
Certain, a area that, presently, options two-time AC winner (2018, 2020) William Bonac, two-time Mr. Olympia champion (2020-2021) Mamdouh “Massive Ramy” Elssbiay, and Nick Walker (one other former AC victor from 2021) might 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 more likely to need to topple a set of elite friends anyway. From that perspective, overcoming stars like Bonac, Elssbiay, and Walker could be an amazing fortune as a result of it might converse to, and validate, Jacked’s meticulous work in his preparation.
The athlete maintained as a lot throughout a current Jan. 25, 2023, interview with Muscular Improvement whereas breaking down his emotions about his new coaching routine and setup. Jacked additionally works with Chris Aceto, an skilled bodybuilding coach and guide with 111 on-stage victories unfold throughout his shoppers over time.
“I like working with those that go collectively,” Jacked defined about what lies forward in his prep work for the 2023 AC and different contests within the calendar yr. “I feel issues will likely be very clean. He [Chris Aceto] mentioned it’s cool, so I’ll stroll with him for the Arnold [Classic] … Aceto, ‘the true technician.’ He’s a beautiful man. Nicely, each Chris’s. I’m working with Chris [Aceto] and Chris [Lewis]. Each of them are superb folks to begin with. Wonderful. It’s all enterprise and never brotherly or intimacy or no matter.”
It’s obvious Jacked’s ambitions appear fully legitimate based mostly on the targeted, hands-on consideration and steering 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 would like a drill sergeant, not a brother,’” Jacked famous. “And he’s [Lewis] like, he needed the identical, too. We prepare and we go. There is no such thing as 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 yr in Jacked’s profession might await him. He might 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 glad with such an early spotlight reel. To work concurrently with two elite trainers and put one in all bodybuilding’s most important competitions in his crosshairs speaks to the legacy Jacked desires 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