The anticipation for the 2023 Mr. Olympia is growing as the top bodybuilding competition of the year approaches. This year’s event is expected to be highly competitive with several strong contenders. Samson Dauda, winner of the 2023 Arnold Classic, Derek Lunsford, last year’s runner-up, 2022 People’s Champion Nick Walker, and current Mr. Olympia Hadi Choopan will all be vying for the prestigious Sandow trophy.
Unfortunately, some prominent figures in the bodybuilding world, such as Iain Valliere, who won the 2023 Toronto Pro, two-time Mr. Olympia Big Ramy, and Brett ‘The Butcher’ Wilkin, have recently withdrawn. The 280-pound bodybuilding powerhouse announced that he will not be participating in this year’s Mr. Olympia competition due to serious health problems that have affected his preparation. Wilkin previously shared details about his condition.
A surprise announcement
Earlier today, Brett Wilkin shared a new post on his Instagram account, marking his first update since October 1st. In the video, the 280 lbs bodybuilder began by saying hello to his followers, but the tone quickly shifted to a more serious one. The Butcher opened up and admitted that the content of the video was not lighthearted.
“One of the more challenging videos,”
He had to record a video. The Mr. Olympia contestant revealed that he thought about the video for several days before filming it.
See this post on Instagram.
Brett Wilkin, also known as “The Butcher,” shared a post on his account.
“I will not be participating in the Mr. Olympia competition.”
The bodybuilder expressed that he struggled with the decision to take a break. At 34 years old, he had been working towards competing in the Olympia for almost ten years. Therefore, withdrawing at the final moment was emotionally challenging. Despite this, Wilkin admitted that his body was not able to keep up.“last seven-eight weeks.”
Wilkin emphasized that he needs to consume a lot of calories even when he cuts weight. Thus, being unable to keep his food down became a massive hurdle. “
I became sick and was throwing up. I also experienced nausea and dizziness.
The bodybuilder weighing 280 lbs stated.
My physical state was resisting me. I was not seeing any progress in my workouts.
“The Mr. Olympia hopeful, Brett Wilkin, has recently seen an improvement in his health,” stated the update.
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What are the future plans for the bodybuilding enthusiast?
Despite not being fully recovered, Wilkin has reassured his fans that he will come back even stronger. The renowned bodybuilder revealed that he had not trained for two weeks prior to filming the video. The 34-year-old also underwent a thorough blood test and was waiting for the results of his GI test at the time of filming. The Butcher is determined to take all necessary measures to heal and return to the gym.
The physical state of the bodybuilder is similar to that of Big Ramy, a two-time winner of Mr. Olympia. Despite placing fifth in last year’s competition, Ramy took a break and underwent stem cell treatment, resulting in improved health and appearance. However, he maintained a low profile for the remainder of the year, potentially focusing on recovering from past injuries. Although many anticipated his return to the Mr. Olympia stage in 2023, Ramy surprised fans by announcing he will not be competing this year.
Brett Wilking has been striving for years to qualify for the Mr. Olympia stage, but he will have to be patient a bit longer to compete on the highly desired bodybuilding stage.
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