A video depicting the average day in the life of 300-pound bodybuilder Jordan Hutchinson has attracted positive and negative attention. In a recent offering on YouTube, Tiger Fitness called out the struggles that come along with the sport, most notably, weight gain, immobility, CPAP machines, and force-feeding massive quantities of food.
The IFBB Pro League Men’s Open division has changed its form many times since its inception. The days of classic lines and tiny waists are no more, as mass monsters stormed the federation from the 1990s to the 2000s, with names such as Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, and Jay Cutler ruling the roost.
Size is an essential component to becoming a top-tier Open class Pro nowadays, so bodybuilders have found any tricks and techniques available to make the process less challenging. However, once competitors tip the scales at 300 pounds and north of that, it’s only natural that some would see drawbacks, which can affect everyday life, as is the case with Jordan Hutchinson.
Jordan Hutchinson, IFBB Pro Open Competitor, Shows Off Struggles of Being 300 Pounds
First, witness the video for yourself, and then see what the Tiger Fitness YouTube channel has to say:
“Welcome to my 300lb life 😅
Bodybuilding ain’t always pretty, and off season especially isn’t. Hope you guys can laugh at my discomfort. 🤣” wrote Jordan Hutchinson.
Open star Hunter Labrada could relate to Hutchinson’s struggles:
Tiger Fitness was quick to react to Hutchinson’s seemingly challenging life.
“I know a lot of people have CPAPs but I can’t imagine having that much trouble getting out of bed. My ab cramping, having trouble putting on my socks. That is the sacrifice that bodybuilders make! Sorry guys. I’m just not the guy who is going to do that. Not the guy who is going to do that.”
“I would just never sacrifice my quality of life, my time with my kids, coaching which I love, and it seems like it would make training suck. Can you imagine trying to breathe during a set when you can’t even breathe putting on your socks? To which I’m not saying this to diss or blaze.”
Understandably, Tiger Fitness agrees that the measures being taken by Hutchinson are paramount if he hopes to stay in the running as a top Men’s Open prospect.
“Here’s the thing, being a competitive athlete at any level, being competitive at that level I mean at any level I mean that level, you’re going to have to sacrifice, which gets to the point, can you imagine not being able to walk up a flight of stairs?
Can you imagine having trouble putting on your socks? To me, that video just looked like hell.”
While his daily routine might appear uncomfortable for some, that could very well be the cost it takes to rise up the ranks as a Men’s Open competitor. In his last bodybuilding contest, Hutchinson proved himself against a stacked lineup of bodybuilding talent at the 2023 Texas Pro, where he fought en route to securing fifth place.
Even today, athletes at the top of the Mr. Olympia mountain are close to 300 pounds and some even exceed that — like Samson Dauda and former two-time champion, Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay. Even though Hutchinson was forced to tailor his life around his career, he appears content with where he’s at as a bodybuilding standout.