Talking Huge With Craig Golias | EP 5: Muscle Worship and Highest Paid Bodybuilders

Craig Golias talks about the biggest threats growing in the sport, the realities of muscle worship, and who are the highest paid bodybuilders today.

Welcome to another episode of Talking Huge – a weekly digital series in which Craig Golias talks in-depth with Vlad Yudin on the latest trending topics in bodybuilding. Raw, honest, and uncut – Craig Golias shares his opinions on all things bodybuilding. In this episode, Craig Golias talks about the most threatening bodybuilders rising in the ranks, debating the best coaches in bodybuilding, which bodybuilders make the most money today, and muscle worshiping.

Craig Golias is a bodybuilder with no filter – not necessarily to be controversial – but more so because he simply says what’s on his mind right away. That’s why this week’s topics go into some truly funny and shocking directions. He makes his guesses based on rumors for who are the highest paid bodybuilders today. He also gets open and honest about muscle worship in bodybuilding. He’s received many requests to pay him for muscle worship – and knows bodybuilders who have done it. It’s a wild ride of an episode – so let’s jump right in.

The Biggest Threats Rising In Bodybuilding

Vlad Yudin asks Craig Golias who he thinks are the most threatening athletes rising up in bodybuilding today. Straight after his big win at the Puerto Rico Pro – Craig has his eyes on Akim Williams. Craig believes that Akim is one of the few more accomplished bodybuilders who is actually improving – while many other of his ilk are getting worse. Akim also turned heads at the Mr. Olympia 2020 when he rose up to his highest placing of 6th.

Craig Golias also brings up Nick Walker – who has been building hype ever since he earned his pro card in 2020. Walker has been receiving favorable comparisons to the physique of Dorian Yates. He’s able to keep his waist small while also maintaining a massive physique overall. Craig Golias wouldn’t be surprised to see him become one of the most notable pros within this decade.

Who Is Making The Most Money Today?

After discussing a bit about athletes starting their own supplement lines – Vlad asked Craig who he thinks is making the most money in the sport today. Craig Golias can’t know for sure – but he’s heard rumors. Based on those rumors, he would guess that Chris Bumstead is probably the highest paid bodybuilder currently competing. Two Olympia wins certainly help – but he also has a massive, yet classic physique that works wonders for a wider variety of sponsorships.

Craig Golias also mentions another Canadian bodybuilder, Regan Grimes, as a potential athlete who brings in massive cash. Craig also mentions Brian Shaw. Though not a bodybuilder, he’s heard word that Shaw brings in some serious revenue.

Craig Golias: Muscle Worship In Bodybuilding Is Real

In our final topic, Vlad asks Craig Golias about muscle worship in bodybuilding. Muscle worship is a form of fetish where individuals get arosed by massive muscle. It’s been long rumored that bodybuilders can help supplement their funds by committing to muscle worship videos. But is this true?

Craig Golias admits it’s all true. Though he doesn’t know how many bodybuilders do it – he knows people who have. And Craig has received many requests to do muscle worship videos or scenarios. He claims the requests range from PG rated (just looking or touching muscle) to XXX rated with full on muscle-bound sex.

Wrap Up

There are far more topics discussed in this episode than we can cover in this article. You can watch Craig Golias and Vlad Yudin discuss other topics such as the best bodybuilding coaches in the sport, supplement companies, and how to grow a social media following. You can check it all out in the latest episode of Talking Huge above! Make sure to check out Talking Huge every week on Friday – only on the Generation Iron Fitness Network!

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