Name: Bradley Martyn
Profession: Social Media Influencer, Training Coach
Birth date: 5/22/1989
Competition Weight: 235-245 lbs
Childhood and Father’s Suicide
Bradley Martyn was born May 22, 1989 in San Francisco, California. When he was six years old his father took his own life. This had a large effect on Martyn who struggled with depression and anxiety due to the traumatic event. He also found himself facing new hurdles growing up without a father figure present.
Bradley Martyn opened up to Generation Iron about how his fathers suicide changed his entire worldview and informed the kind of fitness influencer he wanted to be in the world of bodybuilding. 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.
Discovering Bodybuilding & Rise To Fame
When he was just 15 years old, he began training in the gym. Over the years, he gained knowledge on training and nutrition. As a result of this, in January 2006, he started up his own training program. It wasn’t until 2014 when Bradley began to gain recognition in the fitness world.
That same year, he started up his fitness video channel on YouTube. Bradley began showing the public his workouts and full day of eating videos. The content that Bradley uploaded, helped him grow his viewers and his brand massively over the years. Eventually, he became a social media influencer and one of the biggest fitness gurus online. Bradley is self-made and learned how to become successful on his own since his father was not there to guide him.
Bradley is an athlete who listens to his body as opposed to strictly sticking to what a piece of paper says. There is no set training routine for him. One week Bradley may train for only 3 days, or he might train every day of the week. It really depends on how he feel and what his body is telling him.
However, Bradley tries to follow some sort of guidelines for each of his workouts. This includes trainings for no more than 1.5 hours and sticking to 8-12 rep range for most exercises.
For larger muscle groups, Bradley usually does 3-5 sets of each exercise. In total, around 20 sets per muscle group.
Again, there is no set routine he does. This is one of his most common weekly workout splits;
Tuesday: Shoulders and Tris
Wednesday: Chest and Bis/Calves
Saturday: Emphasis on Tris/Back
Sunday: Conditioning (pushing a sled, jumping rope, tire flips)
When Bradley Martyn used to compete in bodybuilding shows, he practiced intermittent fasting. He fasted for 16 hours and had a 8-hour window where he ate multiple large meals.
Once he stopped competing, he has a more “loose” diet. The only rule of his diet is to minimize his crab intake, while keeping his proteins and fats high. This approach gives Bradley the best results in terms of fat loss.
For muscle building, he slightly increases his carb intake. He says it helps his muscles recover fast, and gives him more energy.
Food For Building Muscle:
- Bell Peppers
- Almond Butter
- Greek Yogurt