Brandon Curry sat down with Valuetainment to talk about the impact performance-enhancing drugs have had on the sport.
Brandon Curry spoke out about steroid use in the bodybuilding and powerlifting world this week, but ended up taking something of a neutral stance. Curry, who recently won the 2019 Olympia, is one of the more controversial figures in the sport. Many consider his win slightly more illegitimate since Shawn Rhoden, last year’s winner, was knocked out, and several other key players were not competing. Curry has acknowledge that he was not in peak shape when he competed this year and Dorian Yates recently challenged his win, saying “The standard of the Olympia is [just] not what it used to be.”
Despite these challenges of his perception, Curry is still the reigning Mr. Olympia and has no problem sharing his mind about what’s going on in his sport. Curry acknowledged that steroids have become ubiquitous at the upper levels of the sport, but he warned amateurs against choosing that path if there wasn’t a Pro card already in their grasp:
“Until being a pro was actually in my reach, it wasn’t necessary for me,” Curry said. “Until you know the basics, the foundation of how to build muscle, how to burn fat, why are you going to overcomplicate this process which is already complicated and add another variable that changes the game dramatically?”
So, Curry came down on this topic neither yay or nay. He acknowledged that they were necessary for him and that there were risks, but cautioned against abusing them too early or getting them from unreliable sources.