Current Arnold Classic champ Brandon Curry is preparing for a big showing at the 2022 Olympia.
Brandon Curry continues to be one of the best bodybuilders in the Men’s Open division. As he prepares for the 2022 Olympia in December, Curry recently took viewers through a full day of eating to share his Olympia diet plan.
Curry stepped on stage during the Arnold Classic in March as the favorite to take home the prize. He ended up as champion and this set the stage for a big season full of preparation to get back to the very top of the sport. Curry was named Mr. Olympia in 2019 before finishing as the runner-up in back-to-back years to Big Ramy.
Brandon Curry was featured in an interview on Men’s Health’s YouTube page where he laid out his full diet plan during preparation. The Olympia is set to return to Las Vegas from Dec. 15-18.
Brandon Curry Diet Plan
Brandon Curry began this interview by discussing the importance of this Olympia. With his recent Arnold Classic victory, Curry is aiming to take home the two biggest bodybuilding titles in one year. This would be the second time in his career that he would accomplish that feat.
Curry discussed his methods when figuring out his meal plan and it does not consist of counting calories. Instead, he finds it important to measure out his portions on a scale.
“Everything is measured by scale weight. So, I mean, anywhere from 200 grams on the scale to 200 grams of protein per meal and then for carbohydrates, that can go all the way up to 400 grams to all the way down to nothing in some meals.”
- 350 grams potatoes
- 200-220 grams chicken
- 2-3 eggs
Meal 2 – Pre-Workout
- 200-300 grams rice
Meal 3 – Post Workout
- Salmon or steak
- 250 grams sweet potatoes o greens
- 220 grams chicken
- 200-250 grams rice
- 220 grams salmon or steak
- 220 grams fish
- 200 grams rice (optional)
There are some variables within this diet that can change. Brandon Curry explained how he will change some aspects depending on where he is in training. This includes staying away from fiber when he is high on carbs and opting for lean protein sources once he is further into his preparation.
“Typically when I am high on the carbs, I stay away from the fiber for digestion. I don’t want to be too full. The fiber slows everything down. Fullness is the enemy when you’re trying to get in a lot of calories.”
Get further insight into Brandon Curry’s lifestyle and bodybuilding routine in this episode from our exclusive original series – Offseason With The Currys. Watch above!
And of course, he ended by discussing what a typical cheat meal looks like. Curry admitted to indulging in a burger, French fries, and an apple pie on certain occasions. While he is preparing for the Olympia, his cheat meal will usually be sushi.
The calendar has turned to April and that means the Olympia is about eight months away. Brandon Curry knows what it takes to be on top of his game and that is what fans can expect come December.
You can also take a look at this throwback interview we conducted with Brandon Curry from the filming of Generation Iron 3 – where he talks about his transition to training in Kuwait:
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