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Seven-Time 212 Olympia Champion Flex Lewis Predicts Top 10 at 2023 Arnold Classic – Breaking Muscle

The bodybuilding legend discusses what to expect in Columbus this March.

When James “Flex” Lewis speaks on the current state of bodybuilding, the community listens to the retired legend. As the 2023 Arnold Classic (AC) draws to a close this March — a competition that will now feature an attractive $300,000 cash prize — the former Dynastic seven-time 212 Olympia champion (2012-2018) discusses some of his perspectives on the Columbus, OH, event Of .

Lewis appeared on a podcast episode on January 27, 2023 Fouad Abiad Media For a partial breakdown of what might happen next in 2023 AC on March 2-5, 2023. The fitness icon spared few details, Predicting Your Top 10 Finishers for the Major Competition,

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With the 2023 AC nearly five weeks away at the time of this writing, here’s how Lewis looks to shake up the competition for some of bodybuilding’s elite:

Flex Lewis’s 2023 Arnold Classic Top 10 Predictions

  1. nick walker , the champion
  2. Mamdouh “Big Remy” Elsbie
  3. Andrew Jackd
  4. david samson
  5. William Bonack
  6. sean clarida
  7. akeem williams
  8. Justin Rodriguez
  9. Kamal Elgargani
  10. Patrick Moore

Lewis saw Walker as the odds-on favorite to capture the second AC title of his career in the last three years. However, he clarified some names – such as two-time former Mr. Olympia (2020-2021) Mamdouh “Big Remi” Elsbia and rising star Chinedu Andrew Obikeya, aka “Andrew Jackd” – that he thinks that can propel and place the walker. Athlete standing on top of podium.

“I can’t wait to see if Rami [Elssbiay] better able to get a better look next to nick [Walker]Lewis said. “Andrew [Jacked] I have a black horse. Samson [Dauda] One to two years of extra muscle needed in the right areas and maturity, and then you’re talking about an entirely different monster. i feel like samson [Dauda] someone will be in danger [expletive] Show that he steps into the future.

Specifically, Lewis claimed that two-time 212 winner (2020, 2022) Shawn Clarida could make some noise. However, it will seem a tall task for the 5’2″ athlete to overcome the lineup of Men’s Open competitors.

“If they do justice and see Sean [Clarida] With [blinders] But he is [expletive] Ronnie Coleman in a size 212,” Lewis explained. “He [Clarida] never misses He gets to the point every time… It’s hard for me to see someone that I have a vested interest in as a 212 champion, but I think that would be lost with the height of what he has.

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As AC grows in prominence and prestige as a competition, it’s not hard to imagine the spotlight getting bigger and garnering more attention from established titans. Plus, if Lewis is giving Walker his blessing — the second former Olympia mainstay to do so recently — it looks like the superstar could use the upcoming AC as another launching-off point in his young career. Is.

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