Brandon Campbell is a personal trainer and popular Youtube figure from Virginia, USA. He’s known for his dedication to the fitness lifestyle, as well as the motivational videos he produces for his fans.
Growing up, Brandon loved to play sports. He played basketball to a high level at high school, mixing in power lifting when he wasn’t shooting hoops. This allowed him to build a strong foundation for the court, but also sparked his passion for bodybuilding.
As he built his physique, he became more confident in his own knowledge of weight lifting and nutrition. He studied a personal training course and started a YouTube channel, which he would use to reach out to willing listeners.
Today, this Youtube channel has attracted a large fan base. Brandon continues to work as personal trainer and has also taken power lifting very seriously.
|Full Name: Brandon Campbell|
|235 - 245lbs (106.6 - 111.1kg)||American||Youtube celebrity, power lifter, personal trainer||2010|
|Weight||235 - 245lbs (106.6 - 111.1kg)|
|Profession||Youtube celebrity, power lifter, personal trainer|
- Qualified Personal Trainer
- YouTube Figure
Growing up in Virginia, Brandon was extremely active and participated in a number of sports. His main passion was basketball and he excelled in the sport at school – making it on to his high school basketball team with ease.
Through playing basketball, Brandon experienced his first gym sessions. He also began to become involved in powerlifting meets; increasing his strength and size in the process, and learning new techniques.
Basketball At College
Through time and dedication in the weight room and on the court, Brandon managed to land a place at a Virginia college to play semi-professionally. Despite being one of the largest and strongest members of the team in his first year, an early injury halted his career.
It was at this time that he finally discovered how beneficial weight lifting could be in an individuals life. Power lifting instilled confidence in his day-to-day life, while ensuring that he maintained an excellent diet.
He also developed a deep interest in the nutritional element of the bodybuilding lifestyle; reading numerous books on this topic to develop his knowledge-base
Studying To Be A Personal Trainer
As Brandon improved his own physique and workout routine, he decided that he would spend time helping others. He took an accredited personal training course and began to train clients at a local gym.
He also set up a (now popular) YouTube account, where he’s been able to spread his knowledge to willing listeners. Through these videos, he’s reached millions of viewers and helped them reach their goal of losing weight and building muscle.
He is very popular for his nutrition related content. He produces regular videos discussing the best kind of meals for bodybuilding – such as a video named ‘Easy high protein bodybuilding breakfast’.
Training Fasted In The Morning
Brandon trains fasted for the sake of convenience. He says that he can work just as hard without eating, so it allows him to free up time in the day to work on his YouTube channel.
Additionally, Brandon trains at 5am, so having a large meal beforehand is counterproductive to him getting to the gym early. He will usually eat a large meal after his workout, which is the normal breakfast time anyway.
Brandon’s training when he isn’t preparing for a power lifting competition, follows an Upper power- Lower Power-Upper Hypertrophy- Lower Hypertrophy split. He does this to maximize strength and size gains as much as possible.
He completes a number of traditional exercises such as the bench press, but also includes such movements as the cable tricep extension.
- Barbell Bench Press 3-4 sets x 3-5 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Bench Press 3-4 sets x 6-10 reps
- Bent Over Row 3-4 sets x 3-5 reps
- Lat Pull Down 3-4 sets x 6-10 reps
- Overhead Press 2-3 sets x 5-8 reps
- Barbell Curl 2-3 sets x 6-10 reps
- Skullcrusher 2-3 sets x 6-10 reps
- Squat 3-4 sets x 3-5 reps
- Deadlift 3-4 sets x 3-5 reps
- Leg Press 3-5 sets x 10-15 reps
- Leg Curl 3-4 sets x 6-10 reps
- Calf Exercise 4 sets x 6-10 reps
- Incline Barbell Bench Press 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- Flat Bench Dumbbell Flye 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- Seated Cable Row 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- One Arm Dumbbell Row 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- Dumbbell Lateral Raise 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- Seated Incline Dumbbell Curl 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- Cable Tricep Extension 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- Front Squat 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- Barbell Lunge 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- Leg Extension 3-4 sets x 10-15 reps
- Leg Curl 3-4 sets x 10-15 reps
- Seated Calf Raise 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
- Calf Press 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps
Healthy And Nutritious
Brandon eats a very healthy and nutritious diet, which allows him to hit his daily macronutrient goals. He includes a lot of lean meat options, such as chicken, turkey, beef and bison.
He also loves to eat as much fish as possible, choosing options such as tuna, salmon and cod.
High Protein Recipes
Brandon’s bodybuilding breakfast video attracted over a million views shortly after it was uploaded. It’s a recipe for a simple breakfast omelette including the ingredients below.
- 3 eggs
His bison burger is another very popular meal. He dubbed this burger the ‘best burger ever’ and loved cooking and eating it.
- Ground bison meat
- Olive oil
- Sea Salt
- Sweet Bread Buns
- Southwest Sauce
Brandon believes that the majority of supplements are useless. He only uses a few products which he knows have proven benefits.
He uses whey protein to assist him in reaching his daily protein needs, and citrulline to help him with beating fatigue in the gym and performing to his natural best.
What we can learn from Brandon Campbell
Brandon has taken bodybuilding and power lifting seriously since he was a teenager. He proves that you can make a career in the fitness industry with your own effort. He has built a career on YouTube – developing a fan base and reaching out to an international audience.