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Nick Walker Signs With HD Muscle
By Roger “Rock” Lockridge
2021 Arnold Classic winner and 2022 Mr. Olympia contender Nick Walker is the newest athlete to sign a new supplement sponsorship deal, and he signed with a Canadian brand. After several days of speculation and teases, Walker is now a part of HD Muscle, and they made the news official in the form of an Instagram announcement. Walker added a statement to the post.
“My whole career was built on proving people wrong, but I never let that be the main motivation, the only motivation I needed was proving the people right that always supported me and never doubted me. I think over the years you discover who really cares and the ones that just want to be next to you when you succeed. You really discover who you are as person and figure out exactly where you belong. That’s why I picked @hd.muscle.”
HD Muscle also expressed that more content with Walker would be shared in the near future. Walker joins 2021 Bikini Olympia Champion Jennifer Dorie as well as Canadian IFBB Pro League bodybuilders Antoine Vaillant and Quinton “Beastwood” Eriya on the HD Muscle roster of athletes. Walker has one of the largest fanbases in the current crop of athletes in the sport, with over 1.1 million followers on Instagram as well as over 200,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.
This is the third supplement brand Walker has represented in 2022. After working with Raw Nutrition and Revive MD for multiple years, they parted ways in February. He joined forces with Hosstile, which is run by Canadian pro, Fouad Abiad. Prior to and while with Hosstile, Walker was a popular member of Abiad’s podcasts on his YouTube channel. That deal fell apart after less than one year due to Abiad releasing Walker from his contract early because he wouldn’t commit to remain with them in the future. Rumors were spread that Abiad had planned on creating a line specifically for Walker. Walker and Raw/Revive co-owner Matt Jansen re-joined forces as coach and athlete, but are not working together for the supplement companies.
Most recently, Walker has been spending time in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is the site of the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest. That show will be held on the weekend of December 16th through 18th. It will be Walker’s second attempt to win the title from defending champion Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay. He finished fifth in the 2021 Mr. Olympia in Orlando, Florida last October. Vaillant is also qualified for the prestigious contest.
Walker’s signing comes one week after Muscletech signed 2022 New York Pro winner Blessing Awodibu to a multi-year agreement.
Stay tuned to Muscle Insider for further updates on athlete signings as they develop.
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