“2007 was the beginning of the end.”

IRON CINEMA – Every Friday we connect you with Generation Iron director Vlad Yudin as he sits down for an exclusive long form interview with the industry’s most vital members – including athletes, trainers, and experts.

Victor Martinez is a bodybuilder who was struck with many struggles and tragedies throughout his bodybuilding career. After nearly landing a first place victory at the 2007 Mr. Olympia against Jay Cutler (one that many fans believe he should have received first place in), Victor’s career went into a downward spiral. Many personal issues and tragedies arose preventing him from competing – and causing him to lose a large amount of his gains.

Upon returning to bodybuilding full time and focusing on what could be considered a comeback – injuries struck and created new hurdles that he was never really able to get over. Yet despite all of this – Victor still maintained an amazing physique. While he never hit the levels of his 2007 prime again, he showed the world that no matter the hurdle or struggle… hard work pays off.

Now with many rumors about his retirement, Victor sits down with director Vlad Yudin to reflect on his rollercoaster past, address the retirement rumors, and look towards the future – where he is planning on managing two bodybuilding competitions. Watch the full interview above!

You can also see Victor Martinez featured in our latest film – Ronnie Coleman: The King – available worldwide on digital VOD! Grab it here!