Men’s Open contender Hassan Mostafa sends a wake-up call to anyone considering going up against him on a bodybuilding stage this year. In a recent Instagram post, Mostafa looked shredded four days out from the 2022 Orlando Pro.
Widely regarded for his height and general conditioning, Mostafa has become a threat in the IFBB Pro League in recent years. Although he couldn’t strike gold in his season last year (2021), he showed consistency at the highest level, a quality that many modern bodybuilders struggle with these days.
Competing in a total of seven events last year, Mostafa started the season with three consecutive third-place finishes, including the 2021 New York Pro, California Pro and Puerto Rico Pro. Prior to attending the New York show, in particular, Hassan enlisted the help of legends Flex Wheeler and Jose Raymond to train and practice posing routines.
As with many top bodybuilders, staying in contest shape can be difficult for a long time. This was the case for Mostafa last year. He placed sixth at the 2021 Chicago Pro and then fifth at the Texas Pro in the same calendar year. Despite the lackluster results, Mostafa attempted to redirect his attention to other shows, but to no avail. He finished in ninth place at the 2021 Arnold Classic and closed the year at Mr. Olympia, however, found himself outside the top ten in 13th place, respectively.
The Egyptian native’s quest for redemption began at Puerto Rico Pro 2022 this year. Mostafa was crowned champion, showing that he is more than capable of dealing with his physique when things are going well. On July 2, 2022, Mostafa plans to win his second event of the year when he faces all comers at the Orlando Pro, which is slated to take place in just four days.
Hassan Mostafa making final preparations for Orlando Pro Show
In a recent physical update, Hassan Mostafa showed off the gains he has made throughout the preparation.
“4 days excursion” Hassan Mosta wrote.
Mostafa kept fans updated on the progress he’s made in 2022. The Men’s Open contender presented a physical update at the end of March, showing off some of the muscle mass he’s been building on. has accumulated since it failed last year. Many believe he’s recently traded in some size for conditioning, as he appears to be in much neater condition than he was a few months ago.
This year’s build-up hasn’t been calm for the Men’s Open mass monster, even observing Ramadan. Although he focused on prayer and fasting from April to May, Mostafa maintained that his macronutrients remained the same during this season. Since adjusting his diet, Mostafa mentioned that his weight has also remained stable over the past few months.
In addition to his nutrition, Hassan Mostafa brings the heat during training sessions. The IFBB Pro went to great lengths to improve his lower body, especially his quads. Considering his 13th place finish at Olympia last year, Mostafa was well aware that he had to approach the preparation holistically.
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Hassan Mostafa has already earned his invitation to compete at Mr. Olympia 2022 after his victory in Puerto Rico. Judging by his current look, Mostafa is set to win his second show of the year when he takes the stage in Orlando, Florida this weekend.