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Akim Williams The Brooklyn Beast Will Be Again in 2024!

 Akim Williams The Brooklyn Beast Will Be Again in 2024!









Akim Williams

The Brooklyn Beast Will Be Again in 2024!


By Ron Harris


After I use the phrase “underrated” to explain a bodybuilder, it doesn’t all the time imply merely that the person hasn’t obtained the competition placings he could have deserved at occasions. I additionally use it within the sense of underappreciated, so I’d wish to take this opportunity to salute MuscleMeds athlete Akim “The Brooklyn Beast” Williams. In an age the place it’s frequent to see execs make solely sporadic appearances on the competition stage and skip complete seasons, Akim has competed in a staggering 31 professional exhibits since his debut within the spring of 2014. That’s not the one cause he warrants an additional stage of respect.


The Man Who Gained’t Give up, or Even Complain


A few weeks into his prep for the 2021 Arnold Basic, Akim got here down with COVID and misplaced appreciable dimension as he was unable to both eat quite a lot of bites of meals a day or prepare. Relatively than bail on the present, he fulfilled his dedication and resumed prep, touchdown in fifth place at what was understandably inferior to the physique that had positioned sixth on the Mr. Olympia the 12 months earlier than. However as Akim’s followers know, as soon as he says he’s doing a present, he does it. And he nonetheless managed to take ninth on the Mr. Olympia two weeks later (this was that wacky pandemic 12 months when regular contest schedules had been turned the other way up).


In Might of 2022 as Akim was beginning his prep for the Tampa Professional, he was rear-ended in a devastating automobile accident that totaled his prized BMW and gave him excruciating decrease again and neck ache that made again coaching a monumental problem. Not solely did Akim persist and hard his method by means of all of it, however he additionally gained that Tampa Professional, defeating a lethal Kamal Elgargni, a 212 Olympia champion who had stuffed out to make his Open debut. What none of us knew as a result of Williams by no means broadcasts his accidents in whiny social media posts fishing for sympathy or making excuses is that he’d additionally incurred a severe shoulder harm in that crash.


“Relatively than depend on the airbag, I locked my arms in entrance of me on the steering wheel simply earlier than influence,” he shares. “The labrum inside my proper shoulder tore proper there.”

556488208-screen-shot-2023-11-07-at-12-26-24-pmLastly, Time for a Break


In a few interviews I’d accomplished with Akim because the accident, he by no means even talked about the shoulder ache he was coping with every single day within the gymnasium. He had pressed on and competed on the Mr. Olympia, failing to make the highest 15 for the primary time in that prestigious occasion. Anybody else would have stepped again and regrouped for no less than just a few months at that time, however Akim had been invited to the Arnold Basic going down lower than three months later and accepted, and he’s a person of his phrase. There he positioned sixth out of a 10-man subject, beating two-time Arnold champ William Bonac, Justin Rodriguez, Kamal Elgargni, and Patrick Moore as Samson Dauda gained the present.


“After the Arnold was completed, I used to be going to maintain pushing and do the New York Professional to try to qualify for the 2023 Mr. Olympia,” he tells us. The shoulder ache was solely getting worse, and that’s when an MRI confirmed the labrum was the truth is absolutely torn together with a partial biceps tear. “I mentioned to myself, since I turned professional in 2013, I’ve by no means taken any time without work.” I’d say he was lengthy overdue! “It was the right time to have the surgical procedure and restore my shoulder, let my physique heal, and are available again sturdy in 2024.”


The Highway to Restoration


The surgical procedure was successful, and as he started the rehab course of, Akim admits that he struggled with doubts. “You’re used to seeing your self look a sure method and feeling indestructible, particularly the weights you used to raise. You marvel, will I ever be capable to try this once more? Medical doctors aren’t very reassuring, as a result of they’re fast to inform you that you just’ll by no means be 100% once more.”


In fact, Williams didn’t settle for that grim prognosis. He diligently commenced with bodily remedy and in addition had slightly further assist in the type of the MuscleMeds product Stemtropin, formulated to speed up therapeutic and restoration. Stem cell remedies have been all the trend in prime bodybuilding circles lately, with superstars like Ronnie Coleman and Flex Lewis receiving remedies to speed up therapeutic and restoration from accidents and surgical procedures.


“Restoration is so typically missed in our sport,” notes Akim. “In case you don’t get better correctly, there’s no method you possibly can presumably appear and feel your greatest.” He takes two capsules earlier than each exercise. Akim has additionally come to understand that since he already constructed a lot mass over years of extraordinarily heavy coaching, he doesn’t want to make use of fairly as a lot weight anymore.

556488185-img 0345-adjThe Brooklyn Beast Returns in 2024


As a result of time really does fly in bodybuilding, Akim already has to start out planning out his 2024 season. As of now, he desires to be onstage subsequent March in Columbus for what could be his fifth Arnold Basic, and hopefully because the winner. “I really feel in my coronary heart that I’ve what it takes to win,” he explains. He acknowledges that he’s no spring hen within the recreation with a full 10 seasons as a professional beneath his belt, however there’s nonetheless slightly “fuel left within the tank.” Together with the Arnold, there’s nonetheless yet one more title he desires earlier than he walks away from the stage: the New York Professional. Akim has competed there 4 occasions and got here inside a hair of profitable it in 2019 however in the end was runner-up to Juan Morel. “Let’s simply say it’s on my bucket listing,” he says.


Akim has the complete assist of not solely legions of loyal followers all over the world but in addition MuscleMeds, the one firm he’s ever been beneath contract to and who he now has been a part of since 2015. Just lately he has educated with and provided posing assist to fellow MuscleMeds athlete Robert “NDO Champ” Wilmote, who we profiled right here in MD. Williams assured me that the over-the-top character we see on his YouTube channel and IG just isn’t an act – that’s the true Robert.


“He’s such an intense man with unbelievable vitality and keenness,” Akim says. “You is perhaps drained or no matter, however you possibly can’t assist however get pumped up understanding with that man!”


As we converse, Akim is healed up, rested and refreshed, and already again working laborious within the gymnasium for the 2024 season. He acknowledges that there’s been a significant inflow of recent expertise within the final couple of years, however he’s assured that he cannot solely stay related and maintain his personal however come out on prime. “I nonetheless have my mass, my traces and form, my small waist, the issues which have taken me this far within the sport – so I’m not afraid to face subsequent to anybody.”

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Akim’s MuscleMeds® Stack


CARNIVOR™ LEAN MEAL – 2 shakes per day

VITAMIN T™ – each day in morning with breakfast

NITROTEST™ – pre-workout

AMINO DECANATE – intra-workout

FEAST MODE – with largest meal

AROMATEST– most power aromatase inhibitor

STEMTROPIN – nighttime 


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Professional Document


2014 New York Professional – 11th Place

2014 Chicago Professional – Fifth Place

2014 Golden State Professional – Seventh Place

2015 Chicago Professional – Third Place

2015 Tampa Professional – Eighth Place

2015 Europa Dallas – Third Place

2016 Chicago Professional – Sixth Place

2016 Tampa Professional – Winner

2016 Arnold Basic Asia – Ninth Place

2016 Kuwait Professional – 10th Place

2016 Mr. Olympia – 15th Place

2017 New York Professional – Fifth Place

2017 California Professional – Fifth Place

2018 New York Professional – 10th Place

2018 Toronto Professional – Second Place

2018 Muscle Mayhem Kansas Professional – Second Place

2019 Arnold Basic – Ninth Place

2019 Arnold Basic South America – Third Place

2019 Indy Professional – Second Place

2019 New York Professional – Second Place

2019 Bigman Weekend Professional – Second Place

2019 Mr. Olympia – Ninth Place

2020 Arnold Basic      – Seventh Place

2020 Chicago Professional – Winner

2020 Mr. Olympia – Sixth Place

2021 Puerto Rico Professional – Winner

2021 Arnold Basic – Fifth Place

2021 Mr. Olympia – Ninth Place

2022 Tampa Professional Winner

2022 Mr. Olympia Didn’t Place

2023 Arnold Basic Sixth Place


Ron Harris bought his begin within the bodybuilding business in the course of the eight years he labored in Los Angeles as Affiliate Producer for ESPN’s “American Muscle Journal” present within the Nineties. Since 1992 he has printed practically 5,000 articles in bodybuilding and health magazines, making him essentially the most prolific bodybuilding author ever. Ron has been coaching because the age of 14 and competing as a bodybuilder since 1989. He lives together with his spouse and two youngsters within the Boston space. Fb Instagram












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