Bradly Castleberry was born in Canada on 10 June 1989, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding Canadian nationality – he is popular for his career of a bodybuilder, while he is also an Instagram star.
Early Life and Education
Brad’s entire family has always led a healthy life, and it was his father and his grandfather who encouraged him to start going to the gym and work on his physique. He showed an interest in sports years before entering the gym, including playing football with his high school team.
He received his first weights during his second year of high school, and as soon as he was done with them, he began working out in his friend’s garage. He was 15 when his father paid for his gym membership, and Brad began working out harder, and put himself on a strict, healthy diet. He was very popular in his high school thanks to his muscular figure, but it is not known whether or not he dated any girls during that period of his life.
Career of a Bodybuilder
It took Brad four years of exercising to get ready for his first competition. He didn’t win it but was highly motivated to continue his training, improve his physique, and win the next one – he later stated how he instantly fell in love with the rush he felt.
He attended all the competitions organized in his vicinity, claiming a few victories and notable results, eventually deciding to go professional, and attend his first Pro competition. This led him to the Muscle Mania Championship, and to everyone’s surprise, Brad won the contest and earned his Pro Card.
After he saw what he was capable of, his passion for competing slowly died, and Brad decided to focus on football and has been part of two major league football games. His short-lived career of a footballer helped him learn many new training techniques, and most importantly taught him how to be a functional athlete.
Motivated by his new knowledge, Brad returned to bodybuilding and started doing powerlifting – he launched his online career at the same time, and began uploading videos and pictures onto multiple accounts on the internet. He is a YouTuber, launching his channel on 1 October 2007, and there are currently more than 36,000 people subscribed to it, while it also counts over 5.5 million views of all his videos combined, all closely connected to bodybuilding and weightlifting.
Brad’s Training and Dieting
Brad believes that the most important part of every training is stretching, something people often forgot to do. He does his stretching exercises every day, including those days when he is not going to the gym. He has six training sessions per week lasting between 1.5 and 2.5 hours, and some of his favorite exercises include bench press, squats, and deadlifts.
His diet is made-up of healthy fats, complex carbs, and the proteins he finds in chicken – he is usually not that strict about his diet, unless he is getting ready for a competition. He also has a cheat day during the week, when he can eat whatever he wants.
Personal Life and Relationships
In 2017, he was rumored to be dating a girl whom she met during one of the competitions he attended – she was not one of the best there but has nevertheless managed to attract Brad, according to him thanks to her charisma. They were dating for five months before calling it quits, due to not having time to see each other, as it was a long distance relationship.
Brad is currently rumored to be dating a woman who is living and exercising with him at the gym – even though his fans keep asking him about this and his relationship status on a daily basis, he seems not to be interested in responding to their questions.
Likes and Other Interests
Brad is a lover of animals, especially dogs, and has two muscular pitbull pets who he often takes running with him. He enjoys to travel which he combines with his bodybuilding career, as the competitions he now attends are mostly held far from his hometown. He prefers to spend his time outdoors and in nature, rather than between four walls – even though the outdoor gyms often don’t have all the machines he needs for his exercises, he will still rather use them over indoor gyms.
Brad enjoys spending his free time at the beach with his dogs, and it’s his favorite place for relaxation.
Because Brad was lifting some extremely heavy weights in his videos, some of his fans stated that the weights were fake, creating controversy about the popular bodybuilder. Brad addressed and denied the rumours, stating that he wasn’t uploading videos to impress anyone in the first place, but rather wants to motivate people to start exercising.
Appearance and Net Worth
- 30 years old
- Short black hair
- Brown eyes
- Height 5ft 10ins (1.77m)
- Weight 250lbs (113kgs)
- Net worth is $1 million
Social Media Presence
He launched his Twitter account in June 2016, but has only gathered around 100 followers and tweeted only three times, as he decided to focus more on his accounts on other platforms. His Instagram account currently counts nearly 800,000 followers, while he has uploaded more than 2,100 pictures onto it – he is running a Facebook page as well, with more than 100,000 fans.