Bradley Martyn talks facing anxiety, hatred, and the suicide of his father.
IRON CINEMA – Every Friday we connect you with Generation Iron director Vlad Yudin as he sits down for an exclusive long form interview with the industry’s most vital members – including athletes, trainers, and experts.
Bradley Martyn is a major figure in the bodybuilding and fitness world. Not so much as a competitor – but as an inspiration, motivator, and celebrity figure. 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.
In part 2 of our 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 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.