Iain Valliere will return to his home country to make his debut this season.
Iain Valliere had a successful 2021 season leading up to the Olympia in October. He has yet to make his debut this year but recently shared his plan to compete at the 2022 Vancouver Pro in his home country.
Valliere, who hails from Ottawa, moved to Florida last year in order to take his preparation up a notch. He joined an episode of Bro Chat | Real Bodybuilding Podcast with Fouad Abiad to speak on his future plans, including shows and preparation.
There is about 10 weeks until the Vancouver Pro is scheduled to take place. Iain Valliere began his prep about six weeks ago and weighed 302 pounds. At this point, he has slimmed down to between 282-285 pounds. The plan was to start bigger in order to keep size longer heading into the show.
“I’M AT HOME AND INTO MY SCHEDULE EVERY DAY; IT FEELS GOOD FOR SURE. I’M GETTING INTO THE SWING OF THINGS WITH THE PREP FASTER,” IAIN VALLIERE SAID.
“LAST YEAR, I STARTED AT 285. I THINK MY LEGS HAVE PROBABLY IMPROVED THE MOST, LIKE THE QUADS AND ADDUCTORS, THINGS LIKE THAT.”
The current state of Men’s Open is full of mass monsters and this is the reason Valliere has focused on putting on size heading into this season. This is where improvements are coming from compared to last season.
Iain Valliere’s 2021 Season
Iain Valliere burst onto the scene a bit in 2021. He qualified for the Olympia in his first competition by winning the Tampa Pro. Valliere decided to return to the stage the very next week and earned his second victory in as many weeks during the Texas Pro. This put Valliere higher up on the map for the biggest shows of the year.
The pandemic forced the Arnold Classic and Olympia to be moved to the end of the year and Valliere was ready for both. He finished second to Nick Walker at the Arnold Classic in September. Two weeks later, Valliere put on a strong showing at the Olympia and finished in seventh place.
This year, Iain Valliere must win a show or finish in the top three of the qualification points system in order to earn a spot at the Olympia. The full roster for the Vancouver Pro has not been released to this point but Valliere will be present looking to earn a victory in his first show for the second consecutive year.