One of many Males’s Physique division’s fixtures is transferring on to a brand new part in his profession.
For roughly the previous half-decade, bodybuilder Andrei Lincan made a reputation for himself within the Males’s Physique division. After profitable the 2017 Males’s Physique Novice Olympia and incomes his Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding and Health (IFBB) Professional Card, the 26-year-old competitor turned a mainstay. He completed within the prime 5 on the 2020 Males’s Physique Olympia and captured noteworthy victories in contests just like the 2021 Republic of Texas Professional. Accordingly, he’s about to make a leap in a distinct route.
On Nov. 7, 2022, in a video on his YouTube channel, Lincan introduced that he could be making the transition to the Basic Physique division for the 2023 aggressive season. Among the many greater causes for the change is he feels his ceiling is proscribed throughout the Males’s Physique class.
Lincan’s realization that he might need to vary one thing up as a competitor is comparatively new. After a second-place efficiency on the 2022 Texas Professional in August, Lincan started to replicate on whether or not he has a future as a Males’s Physique competitor. That was when it hit him that he wished to check his physique and use varied poses that his present division didn’t permit.
“After my final present on the  Texas Professional, the place I got here second, the suggestions I acquired from them was that my arms had been getting just a little too huge,” Lincan famous. “Actually, I haven’t even educated them within the final 12 months or so and haven’t even executed something to make them develop. I feel the physique they’re searching for within the Males’s Physique class isn’t a glance that I really match.”
In the meanwhile, Lincan is coached by the legendary Hany Rambod, who can be working with different bodybuilders like reigning three-time Basic Physique Olympia champ Chris Bumstead and former 212 Olympia winner Derek Lunsford. In keeping with Lincan, he hasn’t been in a position to practice or pose how he desires with Rambod, contributing to his mounting reservations.
“Each time I do a session with Hany Rambod, and even by myself, I prefer to flex,” Lincan mentioned. “I prefer to hit double biceps, facet chest, and so forth. These bodybuilding poses are usually not Males’s Physique poses. I really feel like my physique appears to be like extra spectacular once I hit these poses somewhat than simply doing a Males’s Physique pose like back and front.
On prime of that, I haven’t even been coaching the way in which I need to practice. I really feel like if I do practice a bit heavier on my again or my chest, they’re telling me I’m getting too huge and too far out of the Males’s Physique standards …
On the time of this writing, whereas he’s nonetheless a Males’s Physique competitor, Lincan hasn’t earned his qualification for the 2022 Mr. Olympia. Primarily based on the present IFBB level standings — the place Lincan sits approach exterior of the mandatory prime three with simply 9 factors — he’ll seemingly miss the competition barring a victory that might earn him an automated berth. Qualification on a factors foundation ends on Nov. 20, 2022, and the Olympia contest might be held in mid-December. Lincan didn’t make clear if he nonetheless plans to try to compete on the Olympia.
With that sort of slate lined up, exterior of his particular frustrations, it’s in all probability no marvel Lincan desires to shift gears in 2023. If his aggressive transition goes nicely, maybe he can proceed to flourish and shine with excessive placings in one other division.
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