Midwest Muscle Fest competitor spotlight: Brandon Benson
Brandon Benson shares his story below on his journey to the Midwest Muscle Fest stage.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO COMPETE?
After high school I found myself studying kinesiology and became a personal trainer to further my knowledge of the body and set myself apart from anyone else in a gym. Because of this, I did set myself apart and took an avenue to put my discipline to the test where I competed for the first time in 2022 and instantly fell in love with the sport of natural bodybuilding. Since that first competition, I have been hell bent on improving and and accomplishing my own goals within the sport at any means necessary.
WHAT OBSTACLE(S) DID YOU OVERCOME?
Through much of high school I was a very small kid who often struggled with finding confidence and had no idea who he really was. I took a third string position on the football team and played a total of 8 minutes throughout my senior year due to my lack of size and strength in comparison to the rest of the athletes. This is where I found my grit and drive to get better and improve in order to never miss an opportunity at something I loved again.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE OTHERS CAN TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR STORY?
What I took away from all of this was that in order to set yourself apart from the rest, you need to be unrivaled and unparalleled in anything and everything you do. Unmatched.