Abdullah Alotaibi is critical of Olympia judging after Brandon Curry’s second-place finish.
Every great bodybuilder has plenty of people around them to get to the top of the sport. This includes a coach who keeps them on track every step of the way. For Brandon Curry, that coach is Abdullah Alotaibi. The two have been working together for years now as Curry has turned into an elite competitor in bodybuilding.
Curry reached the pinnacle in 2019 by taking home the title of Mr. Olympia. Over the previous two years, Curry has finished second to Big Ramy and this is something that Alotaibi is not happy about. On Thursday, the bodybuilding coach took to Instagram to voice some criticisms with recent judging at the Olympia.
“In 2019, after Brandon won the Olympia, i asked one of the top guys what should i do/improve Brandon to keep winning the olympia, what adjustments should we make; he told me to bring him very lean and shredded, we did just that and still lost in 2020.
Then asked them what adjustments should we make to bring back the title they told me to bring him bigger, which we did. This year Brandon was 15lb heavier and still lost.
I don’t know what they need as they keep changing things around”
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Abdullah Alotaibi’s major frustration came because he followed advice from judges and it was still not enough. He claimed that prior to the 2020 competition, he was told to have Brandon Curry Len and shredded. Prior to last weekend in Orlando, Alotaibi was advised to add some size. While the duo reached each goal, neither was good enough to get back to the top of the sport.
The sport of bodybuilding is transitioning to favor mass monsters with incredible conditioning. That exactly what Big Ramy is. He weighed in at 305 pounds during the Olympia press conference and seemed like a difficult candidate to beat. During the prejudging round, it was clear that Brandon Curry was right there with him.
Despite recent frustrations from his coach, Curry did not have any regrets after his performance this year. He recently took to Instagram to address the Olympia.
“I FELL SHORT ACCORDING TO THE JUDGES, BUT I HAVE ZERO REGRETS BECAUSE I DID MY ABSOLUTE BEST AND THE REST WAS IN THEIR HANDS.TO BE IN THE TOP 2 IN THE WORLD FOR 3 CONSECUTIVE YEARS IS MY HISTORICAL MOMENT FOR THE YEAR. EACH YEAR I FIND SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT IN THE OUTCOME AND THAT WAS THAT MOMENT FOR ME,’ Brandon Curry wrote.
It is not surprising to see Abdullah Alotaibi frustrated over another second-place finish but now it is back to the drawing board for Curry. He will continue to be one of the top competitors in the world moving forward and will undoubtedly be back on that Olympia stage next year.