Chad Nicholls’ Olympia predictions on Brandon Curry, William Bonac and Dexter Jackson

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Chad Nicholls’ Olympia predictions on Brandon Curry, William Bonac and Dexter Jackson.

Popular diet and prep coach Chad Nicholls has worked with the best of the best when it comes to bodybuilding and fitness, including 8X Mr. Olympia Ronnie ColemanFlex Wheeler and Mike Tyson.

Many people  involved in the industry such as Chad has given their thoughts on who they think will win the 2019 Mr. Olympia title leading up to the big weekend.

Evolutionofbodybuilding.net has already published an article with Chad’s prediction that Roelly Winklaar can actually win the 2019 Mr. Olympia.

Read More: Roelly Winklaar favorite to win Mr. Olympia – Prep coach Chad Nicholls

In the lead up to the Olympia, Chad gave his predictions on another three top contenders, Brandon Curry, William Bonac and Dexter Jackson.

Evolutionofbodybuilding.net has picked either Brandon or Winklaar to take the Sandow home this weekend, but it seems Chad has other ideas.

Chad thinks Brandon is a great competitor, but he brings us all back to reality with his detailed analysis.

According to Chad, Brandon has a 50% chance of winning, along with the 2008 Mr. Olympia winner Dexter Jackson.

Close to the age of 50, Chad believes if anybody can do it at that age, it will be Dexter Jackson.

A surprising prediction from Chad is William Bonac having a 65% chance of winning. As Bonac is on the shorter side, he is the modern day ‘Giant Killer’. As with every other bodybuilder, conditioning is the secret.

On a final note, as a late entry into the Open Division, Chad has also said that nobody in the entire line-up has shown the conditioning equal to Hadi Choopan.

Chad’s prediction on Brandon Curry:

@brandon__curry I’m going to put this out there right now – of all my picks and critiques – I can promise you this will be everyone’s least favorite – but this is MY honest opinion of how I see him. Brandon is one of those guys that when you see him – especially by himself – he looks incredible. Round, full muscle, great insertions and genetically blessed (from the waist up). From the waist down, his flaws are apparent.
Structurally Brandon is good; symmetrically he is not: Most do NOT know the difference between structure and symmetry. The honest truth is – his upper body more than overpowers his legs. Symmetrically, he is not at the top in this lineup. However, the simple question is “Can he win?” – the answer: YES! BUT – he cannot do it alone; he will need help getting there.
First, a few of the top guys will need to be off and the odds of this happening are actually stacked in Brandon’s favor as I cannot really remember the last time the top 3-4 guys in the Olympia lineup were actually at 100%. So, what physique does he need to bring to the stage to win? Normally in this case the answer is easy, but in Brandon’s case it is not. He must find a unique balance between conditioning and fullness. If he pushes conditioning too much – it thins his legs too much. However, if they keep him big trying to keep his legs full, his conditioning will be off.
Last year I thought Brandon was very close to where he needed to be and actually, I may have had him a spot higher last year. But, this year he will need to have better conditioning with the fullness he has been showing us leading into the Olympia. Combine those two elements and he could very easily grab the Sandow this year.
Percentage wise – I give him a 50% chance to win.

Chad’s prediction on Dexter Jackson:

Dexter Jackson: Coming into the 2019 Mr. Olympia – honestly there isn’t a lot of hype. Much of that is generated because everyone believes there will be a new Mr. Olympia crowned this year – and that is possible. However, it’s also possible to think that a past Mr. Olympia at the age of 50 has about the same shot as everyone else does coming into this year’s Mr. Olympia. In all honesty, that is the best storyline that could ever play out in Vegas.
I went back and forth on a couple of athletes for this spot. I believe both their odds of winning are very close. Both may need a little help from the 2 competitors I have already posted about. But, at the end of the day, @mrolympia08 Dexter Jackson brings something to the table that, in my opinion, is priceless. What does he bring? Experience and consistency.
His negative is that his age may be catching up to him a bit, causing him to be down in size a bit. On the flip side, he has a monster positive card he can play: conditioning. If Dexter wants to come in peeled, he can do it and he can do it quickly. The key with him will be balancing enough size with nasty conditioning if he wants to conquer this lineup. In my opinion, the only way he leaves with the Sandow is if he comes to the stage peeled and dry. Even if he sacrifices a little size – conditioning must be his game.
I give him a 50% chance of winning. If anyone can pull it off at the age of 50 – it’s Dexter.


Chad’s prediction on William Bonac:

William Bonac – Sometimes in Vegas you have to go for the smart bet. In my opinion if you are playing it safe – Bonac is your guy. He has been very consistent in the top tier and has even pushed Phil and Ramy one year and very EASILY could of been crowned that year. His strength is balance and when I mean balance I mean the combination of size, structure and conditioning – front to back, top to bottom he is as good as you’ll find on the stage. We’ve seen him put it together and walk on stage at 100% and most athletes go through their entire careers never being able to actually make that claim.
His negatives in my opinion are 1 – if he pushes the fullness and sacrifices a bit of conditioning, coming in overly full, he begins to lose his “balance” and can have the illusion of being a bit “bunchy”. The downside is he must have that perfect fullness, if he comes in a bit on the flat side, he loses a lot of depth to the muscle and doesn’t show that overall “pop”, which he needs to be a standout in any lineup.
I gave Roelly Winklaar a higher percentage based off of one thing and one thing only – the “Freak Factor” – if you gamble big and Roelly puts it all together – he is the one true freak in this lineup – but if they risk the biscuit and miss it – even by a few percent, William Bonac will step right over him and snatch the Sandow – he is the safest bet in this lineup.
All the messages I received think that the fact that he and his team have split going into this Olympia is a bad thing; I disagree. After hearing both sides it was clear they were just on cruise control. With an elite level athlete like this, you cannot go into the Olympia on cruise control. The body will change daily – hourly and you must stay on top of that very closely coming into the show. Only time will tell if going in on his own was a good or bad decision. No matter what, I think Bonac is a front runner for the title and could very easily be the last man standing this year. Odds to win – I would give him 65% because he is without a doubt the safe bet.

Chad’s view on Hadi Choopan:

Hadi Choopan could be the best Bodybuilder in the world right now – I can think of two guys that could potential beat him – the one guy we’ve never seen even close to being in shape to battle him and the other one has the physique at 100% to beat everyone right now but we haven’t seen him at his best for a while – right now with the guys that are competing and showing up on stage nobody looks like this – and that is the fucking truth.

 

 

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@brandon__curry I’m going to put this out there right now – of all my picks and critiques – I can promise you this will be everyone’s least favorite – but this is MY honest opinion of how I see him. Brandon is one of those guys that when you see him – especially by himself – he looks incredible. Round, full muscle, great insertions and genetically blessed (from the waist up). From the waist down, his flaws are apparent. Structurally Brandon is good; symmetrically he is not: Most do NOT know the difference between structure and symmetry. The honest truth is – his upper body more than overpowers his legs. Symmetrically, he is not at the top in this lineup. However, the simple question is “Can he win?” – the answer: YES! BUT – he cannot do it alone; he will need help getting there. First, a few of the top guys will need to be off and the odds of this happening are actually stacked in Brandon’s favor as I cannot really remember the last time the top 3-4 guys in the Olympia lineup were actually at 100%. So, what physique does he need to bring to the stage to win? Normally in this case the answer is easy, but in Brandon’s case it is not. He must find a unique balance between conditioning and fullness. If he pushes conditioning too much – it thins his legs too much. However, if they keep him big trying to keep his legs full, his conditioning will be off. Last year I thought Brandon was very close to where he needed to be and actually, I may have had him a spot higher last year. But, this year he will need to have better conditioning with the fullness he has been showing us leading into the Olympia. Combine those two elements and he could very easily grab the Sandow this year. Percentage wise – I give him a 50% chance to win.

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Dexter Jackson: Coming into the 2019 Mr. Olympia – honestly there isn’t a lot of hype. Much of that is generated because everyone believes there will be a new Mr. Olympia crowned this year – and that is possible. However, it’s also possible to think that a past Mr. Olympia at the age of 50 has about the same shot as everyone else does coming into this year’s Mr. Olympia. In all honesty, that is the best storyline that could ever play out in Vegas. I went back and forth on a couple of athletes for this spot. I believe both their odds of winning are very close. Both may need a little help from the 2 competitors I have already posted about. But, at the end of the day, @mrolympia08 Dexter Jackson brings something to the table that, in my opinion, is priceless. What does he bring? Experience and consistency. His negative is that his age may be catching up to him a bit, causing him to be down in size a bit. On the flip side, he has a monster positive card he can play: conditioning. If Dexter wants to come in peeled, he can do it and he can do it quickly. The key with him will be balancing enough size with nasty conditioning if he wants to conquer this lineup. In my opinion, the only way he leaves with the Sandow is if he comes to the stage peeled and dry. Even if he sacrifices a little size – conditioning must be his game. I give him a 50% chance of winning. If anyone can pull it off at the age of 50 – it’s Dexter.

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William Bonac – Sometimes in Vegas you have to go for the smart bet. In my opinion if you are playing it safe – Bonac is your guy. He has been very consistent in the top tier and has even pushed Phil and Ramy one year and very EASILY could of been crowned that year. His strength is balance and when I mean balance I mean the combination of size, structure and conditioning – front to back, top to bottom he is as good as you’ll find on the stage. We’ve seen him put it together and walk on stage at 100% and most athletes go through their entire careers never being able to actually make that claim. His negatives in my opinion are 1 – if he pushes the fullness and sacrifices a bit of conditioning, coming in overly full, he begins to lose his “balance” and can have the illusion of being a bit “bunchy”. The downside is he must have that perfect fullness, if he comes in a bit on the flat side, he loses a lot of depth to the muscle and doesn’t show that overall “pop”, which he needs to be a standout in any lineup. I gave Roelly Winklaar a higher percentage based off of one thing and one thing only – the “Freak Factor” – if you gamble big and Roelly puts it all together – he is the one true freak in this lineup – but if they risk the biscuit and miss it – even by a few percent, William Bonac will step right over him and snatch the Sandow – he is the safest bet in this lineup. All the messages I received think that the fact that he and his team have split going into this Olympia is a bad thing; I disagree. After hearing both sides it was clear they were just on cruise control. With an elite level athlete like this, you cannot go into the Olympia on cruise control. The body will change daily – hourly and you must stay on top of that very closely coming into the show. Only time will tell if going in on his own was a good or bad decision. No matter what, I think Bonac is a front runner for the title and could very easily be the last man standing this year. Odds to win – I would give him 65% because he is without a doubt the safe bet.

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