Samson Dauda’s BBQ Meat Meal Prep Strategy for 2023 Olympia Training

Samson Dauda has swiftly climbed prominent IFBB Pro League Men’s Open division ranks. Making an impressive statement, he secured the sixth spot at the 2022 Olympia in his debut performance. Adding another feather to his cap, Dauda clinched gold at the 2023 Arnold Classic. Such achievements highlight his potential to challenge the current Mr Olympia champion, Hadi Choopan, at the upcoming 2023 Olympia in early November.

Dauda, renowned for his intricate muscle structure and harmonious physique, is one of his category’s most aesthetically pleasing bodybuilders. He recently engaged with his followers on July 31, 2023, on YouTube, shedding light on his diet and offering a sneak peek into his bulk meal prep routine as he gears up for the 2023 Olympia.

Inside Dauda’s Pantry: A Peek into His Grocery List

During a recent visit to Makro supermarket, Dauda stocked up for two weeks. Here’s what he purchased:

  • Chicken Breast: 10 kg
  • Eggs: 120 in total
  • Frozen Chicken Thighs: 5 kg
  • Fresh Salmon: 2 kg
  • Assorted Steak: 10 kg
  • T-Bone Steak
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • White Rice: 20 kg
  • Reggae Sauce
  • Milk
  • Coffee

This shopping spree amounted to £263.91 ($334.91), a typical budget for a professional like him in the IFBB. Interestingly, oats, a staple carb source for many, were missing, but only because Dauda had a sufficient stash at home.

Meal Prepping: The Dauda Way

Preparing his meals in bulk, Dauda freezes a fortnight’s supply of chicken breast and steak. Since pros like him consume sizable meals six to eight times daily, preparing fresh food each time is a challenge.

Dauda’s method for the chicken involved splitting it into two 5-kg portions. The first was seasoned with a spicy rub, while the latter tasted milder. Initially cooked on the barbecue grill, he wrapped them in foil and placed them over direct flames for a smoked finish.

He followed a more straightforward method for the steak, grilling it directly without any foil, thus skipping the pre-cooking step. As part of his 2023 Olympia prep, his meals typically comprise 250 grams of chicken breast and 200 grams of steak.

Understanding the Nutrient Profile

For those curious about the nutritional value, a 250-gram chicken breast serving provides:

  • Calories: 275
  • Protein: 57.7g
  • Fats: 3.1g
  • Carbs: None

While a 200-gram steak serving has:

  • Calories: 504
  • Protein: 54.58g
  • Fats: 30.02g
  • Carbs: None

The Path to 2023 Olympia

Dauda has no plans to participate in any events leading up to the 2023 Olympia, which is slated to run from Nov. 2-5 in Orlando, FL. The Olympia Men’s Open is set to feature many heavyweights like Derek Lunsford, Nick Walker, Brandon Curry, and Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay. Each one is driven to challenge Choopan’s title reign.

Other top-tier bodybuilders, including Andrew Jacked, Hunter Labrada, Michal Krizo, and William Bonac, are still in the race for a direct spot at the 2023 Olympia, hoping to bag a win at a pro event.