IFBB Masters World Champion and Bodybuilder
At 11-years-old Brian discovered his talent for sprinting and from that moment he developed a lifelong passion for sport and fitness which continues to evolve to this day.
Through primary and high school Brian focused on his sprinting, breaking state records and competing in state and national championships. After high school, he took up weight training but it wasn’t until a move to Melbourne in 2009 that he decided to get a personal trainer and take his training to the next level.
Brian has been hugely successful as a competitive bodybuilder having won an IFBB World Masters Championship, placed in the top 3 in the last two Australasia titles, he holds a National Championship, an Amateur Olympia Australia title as well as Australian Amateur Grand Prix at FitX.
By day the 46-year-old bodybuilder works as the Event Planner for the Arnold Classic Australia Sport festival, a worldwide sporting festival created by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Brian also finds the time to be a personal trainer at Body Matrix gym in South Melbourne.
Q&A with Brian
1. What is your training philosophy and why do you train this way?
I don't have a typical mass monster bodybuilder look to my physique. As a competitor in Men's Classic, I train with keeping my body type in mind. So I always aim for a training style that is about detail and not about always heavy, compound mass builders. I'm never gonna be a Jay Cutler, so I do what I can to build definition and work on detail in the muscle groups.
2. What keeps you motivated?
That's a tricky question. Part of me is on auto pilot and my body just can't do without the rigours of working out to feel good. Then there is the other part of me that wants to be the best I can be... not necessarily from a competition perspective but from my incessant need to always improve... I suppose I'm never happy with how I look so I just keep on going until I can achieve what I see in my mind's eye.
3. You got into bodybuilding a lot later in your life than most people, what inspired you to get into it and to compete in Masters?
I was never about competing, I started in this sport to improve my health, and competing ended up being the goal to keep me from either burning out or giving up. Health was my main objective, then when I started competing it was about not wanting to look like I didn't belong on stage... and my trainer made sure I was definitely looking like I belonged there.
4. Why do you enjoy being a Bulk Nutrients Ambassador?
I was using Bulk Nutrients before I became an ambassador. Firstly, I believe wholeheartedly in the product. The best money can buy, even up against imported products. Secondly the support from Bulk Nutrients and the other ambassadors is fantastic. I really feel like we are a family.