THE secret life of the bodybuilding world has been revealed by one of its stars.
A successful Mr. Olympia athlete has shared the details behind the cash prize, the spray tan and even life at home with his bodybuilding girlfriend.
Bodybuilder Nick Walker recently took the internet to share in his fitness-focused life by letting Instagram users ask him anything in a recent stream of stories.
Not surprisingly, one of the questions was what he did with the money he won at the Mr. Olympia.
“I put all the money away for things that will be more important in the future,” Walker said of his competition earnings.
According to Sportskeeda, he won third place and reportedly took home $100,000 in prize money.
First place winner Hadi Choopa earned a higher six-figure sum of $400,000.
Another insider fact Walker shared was that unlike diamonds, bodybuilders’ tans don’t last forever.
“The tan lasts about a week or so,” Walker said when answering an Instagram user’s question about his story.
He looks left and right, looking for traces of the tan on his face.
“It’s going pretty well now. So yeah, probably about a week.”
Walker also stressed the importance of rest days in his routine.
“Rest days are extremely important. I mean, that’s when you’re resting, when you’re recovering, and that’s where you mainly grow.”
When it comes to choosing between walking lunges or barbell squats for his toned lower physique: “I prefer walking lunges, but if I really had to choose… I’d do Bulgarian split squats.”
During his story stream, Walker also let fans delve into his personal life with romantic partner Maria Carvajal.
“…and we finally have a table that Maria built,” he says, panning from the table with a lit candle over to Carvajal, who waves hello to the camera.
Carvajal is also a bodybuilder, and while Walker has bigger guns, “she’s the handyman of the house. I don’t care about this life,” he said.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6973590/body-builder-reveals-tan-length-prize-money-fit-girlfriend/ A glimpse into the real world of Mr. Olympia athletes, from the way they spend their prize money to the way they shrug off their tans