Joe Mackey is on a mission. The Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding and Health (IFBB) Professional League competitor has constructed a following due to his immense feats of power. Now, he’s chiseling that mass, stepping away from the platform, and specializing in his prep for the 2022 IFBB Texas Professional, set to happen on August 12-13, 2022, in Irving, Texas.
On July 24, 2022, Mackey’s coach Miloš Šarčev shared an replace on Mackey’s physique the place largely each side of the athlete’s physique — like his arms, legs, shoulders, and abs — appears positively ripped. Try the physique replace beneath:
The 58-year-old Šarčev is a former IFBB competitor who notably received the 1989 Mr. Universe contest. Mackey expressed appreciation for Šarčev’s continued tutelage over his personal Instagram profile. He additionally complimented the Dragon’s Lair Fitness center in Las Vegas, NV — owned by seven-time 212 Olympia winner Flex Lewis — whereas hinting at extra common appearances in Sin Metropolis.
“Nice exercise and posing with my coach [Miloš Šarčev],” Mackey writes. Large due to the Dragon’s Lair Fitness center. High-notch facility with an important setting and tools. Positively shall be my go-to place once I’m in Vegas.”
On the time of this text’s publication, Mackey hasn’t confirmed his plans to attempt to qualify for the 2022 Mr. Olympia — going down on Dec. 16-18.
Mackey’s Highway Forward
In late April 2022, Mackey joined the 900-pound deadlift membership. He adopted that private document (PR) by deadlifting 385.5-kilograms (850 kilos) through the 2022 Iron Wars VI. Whereas these achievements are noteworthy, profitable the 2022 Texas Professional may open a variety of bodybuilding doorways for Mackey.
For one, per the IFBB Professional League’s requirements, a victory would garner Mackey an computerized qualification to the 2022 Olympia. Ought to Mackey fall wanting the highest spot on the rostrum in Texas, a top-five consequence within the Tier 4 contest would at the very least give him some factors (one by means of 4 from fifth to second place, respectively) within the total qualification course of. Offered Mackey finishes within the prime three amongst Males’s Open opponents on the finish of the Olympia qualification interval on November 20, 2022 — he would seize a spot within the prestigious contest.
In line with NPC Information On-line, Mackey’s greatest lead to 5 IFBB Professional League competitions since 2016 is an eighth-place end on the 2020 Tampa Professional. In his most up-to-date look on an official stage through the 2021 Chicago Professional, Mackey completed in twelfth place. The bodybuilder competed within the Males’s Open division throughout each contests.
Given his current coaching progress, the regular hand of a bodybuilding legend serving to him, and total versatility, it is likely to be silly to miss Mackey’s coming possibilities. In due time, a berth for Mackey within the 2022 Mr. Olympia may appear inevitable.
Featured picture: @milossarcev on Instagram