There have been a lot of discussions about the 2020 Mr. Olympia contest. Past champions like Phil Heath and Flex Lewis will be on the stage as well as several top contenders looking to leave Las Vegas victoriously. There’s also several changes in the works offstage thanks to the new ownership group, led by Jake Wood and Olympia president Dan Solomon.
While these developments have been dominating the headlines, the defending Mr. Olympia, Brandon Curry, is focusing more on defending his position as the number one man in bodybuilding. Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, Curry has had a first year as champion that is different than any of the 15 in the contest’s history. He still has done his best to represent the sport and promote his own brand as well, including opening two gyms in his home state.
Curry took a little time on a day off to talk to BarBend about not being able to take part in a recent grand opening, training to defend his title, and everything else Olympia related in this interview. Thanks for talking to me. Man, it was tough to not go. I wanted to be there so bad, but my wife reminded me what I’m supposed to be doing this for, and that second title is the most important thing right now. So she talked sense into me.
Man, occasionally it does enter my mind when I need a little extra motivation or when I do interviews like this. But as far as day-to-day, I focus more on doing what I have to do and making myself better. I need to bring that 3D look with the wide delts and tight waist. That has to be on the forefront of my mind if I’m going to be where I need to be on that stage. So while it’s cool for the fans and even all of the athletes, I really don’t think about it that much.