Is competitive bodybuilding too much of a financial risk?
THE BREAKDOWN – Is our first ever bodybuilding talk show hosted by Shawn Ray, Tifanny Urrea, and Jeff Logan. Touching upon the most controversial, entertaining, and trending topics in bodybuilding & fitness, our hosts take a deep dive and hold nothing back. These are raw and uncut debates with clashing opinions and, hopefully, a better understanding of the current state of our sport. The Breakdown airs every Wednesday.
Calum Von Moger joins Shawn Ray and Tifanny Urrea as guest host in today’s episode discussing his recent bicep tear, his upcoming role as Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film Bigger, and how social media played an instrumental role in his bodybuilding success. He also jumps into the debate to discuss the problem with social media trolls in bodybuilding, announce the 2017 Bodybuilding Award results, and dig deep into the financial stability for competitive bodybuilders.
You only win big money if you are good enough to land in the top 3 of bodybuilding competitions… but there are thousands of competitors across the world that compete in leagues. Is it financially worth it to be a competitive bodybuilder? It must be noted that sponsorships, personal training, and other endeavors help weave its way into the money pipeline of a competitive bodybuilding life… but is that enough? Our three hosts dive deep into the realities of being a career bodybuilder.
They also touch upon negativity in comments on social media and how bodybuilders should react to them. Should they respond like Phil Heath did to Luimarco after he won the Mr. Olympia 2017? Should they ignore them? At what point does simple “trolling” turn into dangerous harassment? The world at large is trying to figure this out – and it’s affecting bodybuilding too – Shawn, Calum, and Tifanny give their thoughts on the topic.
So what do you think on these points? Watch that and more in the full episode of The Breakdown above!