Bodybuilder Brandon Curry has reached incredible heights in his career as an IFBB Pro, in large part due to his graceful stage presence, excellent conditioning, and overall balanced physique. On June 1, 2022, Curry provided his fans with an update regarding his off-season efforts in preparation for 2022 Mr. Olympia.
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As the 15th athlete to ever win Mr. Olympia in the Men’s Open division, Curry is eager to recreate his success from 2019. That year, he won the Sandow trophy by defeating major names in the sport like 2022 Boston Pro winner William Bonac, who came in second, and Iran’s Hadi Choopan, who placed third, respectively. Check out Curry’s recent physique update below, courtesy of his Instagram page:
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Curry won the Arnold and Olympia titles in 2019 — the feat of winning both contests in the same year has only been replicated by eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman (Coleman won both titles in 2001) and 2008 Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson. Curry recently won the 2022 Arnold Classic in March. If Curry manages to win Olympia in December 2022, he would be the first athlete to ever win the Arnold and Olympia titles in the same calendar year twice.
Joe Weider’s 58th annual 2022 Mr. Olympia contest will take place from Dec. 16, 2022, to Dec. 18, where top athletes worldwide will gather, testing their physiques against one another on the big stage. Since Curry won the prestigious event in 2019, he has a lifetime invitation to compete at the event in the future.
Can Brandon Curry Win The Olympia Again?
Can Brandon Curry reclaim the throne and take home a second Sandow trophy in 2022? The short answer is yes, but it will likely be an uphill battle, given the current crop of talent expected to compete at the 2022 Olympia. After placing runner-up to Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay two years running (2020 and 2021), Curry will need to combat the modern-day mass monster with his own size.
Curry will need to bring a package so conditioned, that judges can’t deny him the title in Las Vegas. Size and proportions will undoubtedly play a significant role in this contest. Curry believes that he could walk away as a two-time Mr. Olympia champion with the proper preparation.
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Curry needs sufficient fuel to facilitate the gains necessary for gold. Curry is accustomed to pushing the envelope before a big show and prioritizing his off-season diet. The 39-year-old’s diet is closely monitored, revealing that all food consumed must be weighed out first.
Curry eats six meals a day, and while he doesn’t count calories, Curry keeps track of his protein and carbohydrate intake. Generally, his targeted goal at each meal is to consume roughly 200 grams of protein and 200 grams of carbohydrates.
If his last performance at the 2022 Arnold Classic was any indication, Curry will bring a refined look to the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest. Should Curry overthrow Elssbiay, he would etch his name in the history books, becoming the only man to capture the sport’s two most prestigious titles in the same year twice.
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