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Hobbie:I love hiking and playing sports. When I’m not doing something active I love spending time with my family and my girlfriend.
Go to cheat meal:Every Friday since I was a kid my family would enjoy pizza for dinner. I never stopped this routine and continue to enjoy pizza every Friday along with a bowl of ice cream.
What would you tell your younger version of yourself:Just be you and follow your heart. Things will work out the way you want.
What tip would you give to someone starting their fitness journey:Be patient! We can achieve anything in life that we put our mind to. Just take things 1 day at a time and never give up on your goals!
Additional Accomplishments:I was 3 Sport Varsity high school captain at Pingree School and also a Linebacker at The University of Maine.
BRONSON LEE BUTLER
Married: 10 years to Katie Butler and has 2 kids Lena 9 and Kail 6
First Bodybuilding show: March 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. First national show age at 27
Go to cheat meal: Sushi
What would you tell your younger version of yourself: Start a lot earlier and realize it will take time to be what you want to be. Although I accomplished a lot in motocross and enjoyed my many wins and championship wins, I wish I would have started bodybuilding around 17 instead of around 21-22 when I started taking it more serious.
What tip would you give to an aspiring athlete/bodybuilder: It takes time to become anything great. Set short term realistic goals like winning a local show or obtaining a certain body fat percentage on stage and take them one step at a time. Don’t start thinking you’re going to be a pro next year or thinking you will step on the Olympia Stage in 4-5 years because it likely won’t happen unless you are a genetic freak. People work years chasing their pro card and even if they do win a pro qualifier, they are right back at the bottom again as if they just started in the NPC. Winning a pro show is harder than becoming a pro. All of these steps were set by these amazing people with one realistic vision at a time.
Kids: 2 daughters, 1 son
When was your first bodybuilding show?: In 2009, he started competing in the Bodybuilding category. In 2011, he switched to the Men’s Physique and also competed in the Classic Physique category
Hobbies other than working out: He enjoys listening to southern style R&B, Hip Hop, and Rap
Why did you start working out seriously: In 2007 while deployed in Iraq I was going through a divorce and decided to focus more on my health and body
What would you tell an aspiring body builder: The best thing you can do is, act like you don’t know anything. That gives you the opportunity to learn everything and you gain more knowledge.”
What is the key to your success: Family it is what makes me not want to quit and they are the reason I work so hard. I want them to have a better life then I had. I started working at the age of 7. I want to give them so much more and not have to worry.