Nicolas Vullioud's freakish size

Nicolas Vullioud’s freakish size during the off-season.

Pro bodybuilder Nicolas Vullioud competes in the 212 division in the pro league.

In one of his latest posts on Instagram, Nicolas gives us a sneak peek of his off-season progress before the contest seasons starts again.

Nicolas looks much bigger but he is actually 10kg lighter than he was two years ago in his off-season.

Coach Patrick Tuor convinced Nicolas to take a different approach to his training and prep in his off-season and it is pushing him in the right direction.




Patrick Tuor

@nicolasvullioud update.
For many of you it may not look like anything new,but for Nic and myself it’s a great step forward.
After the Mr.Olympia in 2018 we decided to go a different route and reset everything we had done in the past.
We wanted to be able to bring a different look onstage and knew that in order to do that,it would take time and a big step backwards in terms of muscularity.
Well, fast forward 18 months and Nic is back to a lean 230lbs and improving almost weekly.
I’m so proud by how Nic was able accept that approaching the prep differently would take more time to come back to similar mass levels as before and see him grow mentally.
Rational thinking is a rare trait in bodybuilders but Nic is proving that it’s possible.

Nicolas Vullioud

Quick update, at 101-103kg. Not the same weight at all as before. And I won’t increase it. @ptuor and I have decided to choose a different approach in 2019. Keeping the weight stable, improving the condition and quality, in order to stay healthy, competitive in the 212 division. And the idea is to avoid the 10kg I had to drop to make the 212s in 2018. So two years ago at the same period I was around 112-113kg. And today I’m 10kg lighter. It’s all about giving that visual impression. What are your thoughts?

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@nicolasvullioud update. For many of you it may not look like anything new,but for Nic and myself it’s a great step forward. After the Mr.Olympia in 2018 we decided to go a different route and reset everything we had done in the past. We wanted to be able to bring a different look onstage and knew that in order to do that,it would take time and a big step backwards in terms of muscularity. Well,fast forward 18 months and Nic is back to a lean 230lbs and improving almost weekly. I’m so proud by how Nic was able accept that approaching the prep differently would take more time to come back to similar mass levels as before and see him grow mentally. Rational thinking is a rare trait in bodybuilders but Nic is proving that it’s possible. #swisspocketknife

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Quick update, at 101-103kg. Not the same weight at all as before. And I won’t increase it. @ptuor and I have decided to choose a different approach in 2019. Keeping the weight stable, improving the condition and quality, in order to stay healthy, competitive in the 212 division. And the idea is to avoid the 10kg I had to drop to make the 212s in 2018. So two years ago at the same period I was around 112-113kg. And today I’m 10kg lighter. It’s all about giving that visual impression. What are your thoughts ? —— —— #teamwork #bodybuilding #swisspocketknife #offseason #fitness #gym #letsgo #ifbbpro #fitness #mostmuscular #update #workout #friday #teamtuor #sst #swissmade #teammhp #mhpstrongusa #mhpstrong #maxperformance #mhp #cannasupply #bruuu

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Contest History

2012
European Amateur Championships – IFBB, Junior – Short, 7th

2013
Arnold Amateur Europe – IFBB, Junior, 6th

2014
Arnold Amateur Europe – IFBB, Junior, 4th
Arnold Amateur Europe – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 7th

2015
Amateur Olympia Spain – IFBB, MiddleWeight, 1st

2016
Arnold Amateur – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st

2017
Charlotte Pro – IFBB, LightWeight, 3rd

2018
Olympia – IFBB, LightWeight, 11th
Portugal Pro – IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd
Tampa Pro Championships – IFBB, LightWeight, 1st