Bradley Martyn talks facing anxiety, hatred, and the suicide of his father

Bradley Martyn is a major figure in the bodybuilding and fitness world, from opening Zoo Culture to collaborating with other influencers, Bradley is everywhere. Not so much as a competitor – but as an inspiration, motivator, and celebrity figure within the fitness community. He used his personality, personal experiences, and love of fitness to build an empire through social media. But more than a internet and fitness celebrity – Bradley Martyn is a person with a life and experiences like any of us.

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Bradley Martyn with director Vlad Yudin and producer Edwin Mejia Jr.

Full Name: Bradly Martyn (Influencer and Bodybuilder)

Weight Height Date Of Birth
245-260 lbs 6’3″ 5/22/1989
Division Era Nationality
Bodybuilding 2010s, 2020s American

In an Iron Cinema interview with Martyn, he opens up about his ongoing battle with anxiety and how he faces the forces of hatred that sometimes spew out of social media. He digs deep into the “why” of things. The “why” behind his desire to motivate through fitness; the “why” behind people’s actions – including trolls on the internet.

For Bradley Martyn – a big part of his “why” developed after the suicide of his father when he was only six years old. In a truly raw and honest moment – Martyn gets emotional reflecting on the tragedy that led to him wanting to inspire positively, confidence, and love through fitness and social media.

Knowing that depression can manifest into hatred and self loathing – and sadly self harm – Bradley Martyn’s mission is to spread awareness and also spread positivity in the hopes that he can help people across the world from suffering the same way his father did.

It’s a truly raw and open part of our time interviewing Bradley Martyn – and a must see not only for his fans or fans of fitness – but fans of building a better world as we move forward. Check it out above.

Bradley Martyn: The Influencer

Stream or download Bradley Martyn: The Influencer on Amazon Prime Video.

Bradley Martyn: The Influencer is a new captivating documentary that delves into the extraordinary life of none other than Bradley Martyn. While the interview listed above shows a side of him that not many have seen, the documentary from Vladar Films really dives into the life of the YouTube fitness sensation and social media juggernaut with over 10 million devoted followers.

Many people think of bodybuilders and influencers as conceded and vain, but Bradley Martyn shows that beyond the chiseled physique and charismatic online persona lies a compelling story of resilience and transformation. As stated above, Bradley faced the devastating loss of his father to suicide, at just six years old, a trauma that haunted him throughout his youth. Yet, through unwavering determination and a passion for bodybuilding, he harnessed his pain to become an inspiration to millions, using fitness and positivity to uplift both mental and physical well-being.

The film not only unravels the complexities of Bradley’s past but also captures his legal battle against the city of Los Angeles. Bradley kept his gym open during the COVID-19 pandemic despite the mandates, and he was a front runner fighting for freedom of speech and a right to health during a tumultuous period in the world.

Aside from that, the film also chronicles his pursuits expanding his media empire alongside the Nelk Boys, all while forging deep connections with his global fanbase. Bradley Martyn emerges as a groundbreaking figure, redefining success in bodybuilding and proving that, with resilience and purpose, one can turn adversity into a beacon of hope.

Wrap Up

Overall, Bradley is a great example of bodybuilders being more than muscle mass. Will you be watching the Bradley Martyn documentary?

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.