When looking at the successful bodybuilders, people think about one thing only: “How to become massive and strong like that?”. We all know that there is a really great work standing behind each story of success. However, no one except those who reached the top can understand how much this success may cost.
Jason Huh used to be one of the most popular bodybuilders years ago. Year after a year he demonstrated an incredible physique and great posing skills. Everyone spoke about his ability to work almost without any break.
Huh had all chances to become Mr. Olympia, another bodybuilding legend and the sport’s icon that could stay loved and admired by generations of sportsmen.
However, things that happened soon after sports experts called Jason Huh one of the best Olympia participants, shocked everyone. Huh told he was leaving the sport.
What could be a reason for that? There were dozens of versions: health issues, depression, mental disease. The sports fans could only wonder: what could stop such a great sportsman on the way to his goals!
It looks like now, years after Jason Huh left the professional sport, the bodybuilder is ready to reveal the real reason. He told that the professional sport was the great thing. Perhaps, he’d even liked to go till the end, making the sport’s history remember his name forever. However, the bodybuilder thinks that there are things that are more important that Olympia crown and fame.
Jason told that his attitude towards the situation changed when he had children. He stood in front of a difficult choice: his great career or being with his family, being a dad and not just a father. Finally, he understood, that he could never be able to combine his hard work, his bodybuilding career and his role of a family man.
Huh told he chose the simple life, family evenings and an opportunity to watch his children growing. He told he had never felt sorry for that decision and would repeat it again if it were necessary.
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It’s 2012 doing 3 training sessions a day (5-6hours) which was normal for me prepping for a competition I was able to sleep standing up by the end of the day. Sitting around 280lbs 5’9” covered in dick skin head to toe with veins running through my quads the size of fingers. Many people would say I was and still am crazy when it comes to dedication, discipline and work ethic. Very few on this earth will ever be able to work harder and smarter than me when i want something. Im no better then anyone else, I’m just programmed a little different than most and a bit of a mental case i guess lol. I get questioned a lot as to why and what keeps you motivated? Im going to die one day and who knows when, so why not live multiple lives within my life doing what most would never dream or be able to do before I have to go. Those wondering my thighs at my biggest measured 34s” circumference each lol. TO THOSE ASKING WHY NOT COMPETE AGAIN?? The year after I turned Pro I had babies lol and realized a much more important calling. Being not only a father but a dad. I don’t care what anyone says, you can’t successfully compete on the Olympia stage without sacrificing time with family. Why continue to destroy my body and take away from my children? For a trophy and maybe some sponsors and surely a damaged body?.. Pro bodybuilding isn’t all that it is cracked up to be and definitely isn’t what it once was back in the day when it was on ESPN. To me at this point in my life it’s no longer worth it. Granted it absolutely served a purpose and I learned so much about myself in terms of my mental and physical abilities. I regret absolutely nothing and I know I wouldn’t have exactly what i have in my life today including my kids if it wasn’t for the paths i have chosen along with ever grain of rice and ever rep I went through.. My family and babies are more important so I set aside my competitive dreams to dive into them rather than into myself. Bodybuilding is a very very selfish sport. I look at my kids as though they actually saved me from myself. My own little guardian angels if you will along with some others I was close with that have passed in the sport..