I spend half the year 7,000 miles from home, but my life is unrecognizable when I’m not exercising, says Mr. Olympia Champion
A MR. The Olympic champion has shared a glimpse into his unrecognizable life when he’s not training intensely around the world.
Brandon Curry, 40, said life as a bodybuilder means either training in the Middle East for six months or being a full-time father.
Before becoming Mr. Olympia in 2019, Curry became a father to four children.
In an exclusive interview with The US Sun, Curry detailed living with whiplash as he made the transition from picking up the kids from school to intensively exercising.
During his season, he spends six and a half months working in Kuwait alongside renowned coach Abdullah Alotaibi.
He is now a single father in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he lives with his family of four.
“When I’m home, I’m in my dad’s life,” he told The US Sun.
“Now I have a gym that I go to and work out regularly, but I’m not going to work out six times a week.
“I train maybe four, maybe five times a week when I’m in my off-season.”
Curry has a daughter in college and three younger sons.
While his eldest is alone, he says his boys still let him run around town, picking her up from school and taking her to various sporting events.
“My schedule is a lot less selfish when I’m not in preparation,” he said.
Meanwhile, in Kuwait, Curry brutally pushes his body to the limit under the mentorship of Alotaibi, to whom he owes his Mr. Olympia title.
According to Curry, the renowned trainer can “push” the massive lifter past the point he ever thought he would reach during their brutal sessions.
However, the pain was worth it in the end after winning the title in 2019 and finishing runners-up the following two years.
The champion has also spoken out about the “brutal” realities of facing an online exam while competing in esports.
“Before, you only had to face the scrutiny of the judges and only heard from fans through fan mail,” he said in an exclusive interview with The US Sun.
“Most fans who don’t care about you don’t spend the money on the stamp to write to you.
“But now with social media, anyone can access you at any time.”
Curry said social media has made the sport “brutal” as fans could “harass” him throughout the day.
And with 1.2 million followers on Instagram, the bodybuilding legend has amassed an audience that really packs a punch.
However, with nearly two decades of fierce competition, Curry has proven he’s above petty criticism and keeps an eye on the prize.
“You have to be passionate about the sport,” said the resilient man.
Fans were shocked when Curry finished fifth in last year’s competition, with some saying he “should have won” due to his outrageous physique.
Curry appeared to address the comments in an Instagram post that showed him flexing his massive muscles ahead of the showdown.
“We live, we learn and we gain wisdom,” he wrote.
While showing off his muscles, he also showed his maturity and mental toughness against setbacks.
“I’m still enjoying the process. From once a spoiled brat who got angry when things didn’t go my way, to what was meant to improve me along the way.
“Everything has a purpose, don’t forget to look for it.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7265789/spend-half-year-7000-miles-training-mr-olympia-champ/ I spend half the year 7,000 miles from home, but my life is unrecognizable when I’m not exercising, says Mr. Olympia Champion