Brandon Hendrickson wants to be the first multi division Olympia champion.

Over the past year or so, there have been rumors floating around that Brandon Hendrickson might move up to Classic Physique. This still hasn’t happened and there’s been no official confirmation of a plan for him to make the transition. But that doesn’t mean it’s off the table. In our latest GI Exclusive interview, Brandon Hendrickson confirms that he is still seriously considering moving up to Classic Physique.

During our video conversation with Brandon Hendrickson, we asked him who he thought were the top 5 Men’s Physique bodybuilders of all time. And while he gave an interesting answer including some of the top names in the sport (he also included himself in the top 5), there was a more interesting moment that came shortly after his breakdown.

Sadik Hadzovick was included in Brandon Hendrickson’s top 5 Men’s Physique bodybuilders. When mentioned, Vlad Yudin followed up. He asked if Hendrickson thought Sadik made a mistake moving up to Classic Physique. Since his move, he has yet to land a major victory in the new division.

Brandon Hendrickson thinks for a moment before answering that, yes, he does think it was a good idea. He thinks that if a competitor has already won a major title in their division, it would make sense for an athlete to see what else he can accomplish. Hendrickson continues:

“I would do it too. I already won an Arnold Classic and Olympia title. What else can I do? I mean, obviously, I can get more titles in Men’s Physique but that’s what everybody does. I want to be the first multi-division champion. And nobody has done that.”

Vlad then further followed up – is Brandon Hendrickson still considering moving up to Classic Physique?

“Hell yeah. I wish they could let me debut Classic at the Olympia this year. I already asked my coach and he was like ‘Nah.'”

So it seems that the Classic Physique version of Brandon Hendrickson might not be that far off after all. If he was seriously considering debuting in Classic at the Olympia this year, perhaps 2021 will be the date we see him switch divisions.

While Brandon Hendrickson stops short of confirming any specific dates, you can see he has the ambition to really accomplish something across multiple divisions. If he’s serious, we might see him making some moves in the very near future.

You can watch Brandon Hendrickson further discuss his top 5 Men’s Physique picks and his chances of moving up to Classic Physique in our latest GI Exclusive interview segment above.

Derek Dufour
Derek Dufour has been managing all digital operations on the Generation Iron Network for over six years. He currently manages a team of editors, writers, and designers to provide up-to-date content across the GI Network.