Branch Warren Interview
Pro BodybuildingDaily.com: Last year you tore your tricep right off the bone. Now that youíre 5 months since the injury, howís your tricep doing?
Branch Warren: It was August 15th when I tore my tricep. Itís doing great and has recovered a lot faster than I anticipated. The rehab is done and itís 100 percent now.
PBD.com: Youíre known for your trademark size and hardcore training style, even with the arm being recovered are you still able to train with the same intensity as before the injury occurred?
Branch Warren: Yes, absolutely. Iím 100 percent and have gotten the complete range of motion back. I train just as heavy now and am doing my regular exercises with no problems.
PBD.com: Youíve stated that youíre going to make your return debut at the 2009 Arnold Classic. Is this still the plan or will you be picking another competition?
Branch Warren: Itís still the plan; Iíll definitely be on stage at the Arnold this year.
PBD.com: Last year before the injury you were preparing for the 2008 Mr. Olympia and stated that it was the best youíd ever looked. Are you in the same condition at this point as you were in 2008?
Branch Warren: Iím almost 260 pounds and Iím actually in a little better condition at this point, and Iíve never been in this kind of condition this far out.
PBD.com: Who do you see as being your biggest threat this year at the Arnold Classic?
Branch Warren: I just compete against myself. I canít control who shows up so I just focus on me. Guys like Victor and Kai are a couple of favorites and are threats to anyone, but I just concentrate on myself and how Iím going to look.
PBD.com: Howís everything going with Team MuscleTech, are you guys working on anything new?
Branch Warren: Team MuscleTech is great. I just signed a long-term contract with them and plan on finishing my career with Team MuscleTech. Iíve been filming some training videos of myself and theyíll be on MuscleTech.com soon so you gotta check that out, along with some of the new supplements they have. Iím taking Anabolic VITAKIC and CyroTest with great results. Anabolic VITAKIC is a multivitamin that helps you pack on some serious size. CryoTest is a product I was dying to try from MuscleTech when I first heard they were creating it. Itís awesome Ė gets your testosterone levels jacked up. Testosterone is crucial in bodybuilding and CryoTest is a must for any serious bodybuilder.
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