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Dr. Juice -- I really find the interviews this guy does to be quite fascinating. I don't really view much of the entrepreneur-centered content but the interviews are lengthy (in a good way) entertaining and insightful.


Valuetainment - Entrepreneur Channel

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The best entrepreneur channel on YouTube created by Entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David to provide value and entertainment. Valuetainment is now referred to as the best channel for entrepreneurs with weekly How To's, Motivation and interviews with celebrities.

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During the Iranian Revolution of 1978, Patrick's family had to escape to survive and ended up living at a refugee camp in Erlangen, Germany. At 12 years old Patrick found himself collecting cans & beer bottles to raise money that could help his family and get him a Nintendo. These childhood experiences had a major impact on his perspective of freedom, hard work and entrepreneurship. Today, he is an active YouTube creator, author and CEO of PHP Agency, Inc. a financial services company with over 8,000 agents in 49 states and Puerto Rico.

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X2. I been a subscriber of PBD channel for over 3 years now. Im actually looking forward to watching the JFK autopsy details interview this evening.
 
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Phil Heath – Confessions of a 7 Time Mr. Olympia
June 4th, 2019



Phil Heath and Patrick Bet-David have their second conversation about what it takes to make it o the highest levels of body building seven times at the Valuetainment conference – The Vault 2019 with Patrick Bet-David. Make sure to subscribe to the channel to get all the updates.

Phillip Jerrod “Phil” Heath is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and former Mr. Olympia. He is a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner, having placed first in the competition every year from 2011 to 2017.





 
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Dorian Yates Puts Industry on Blast, Did You Actually Listen?
By Matt Weik, October 20th, 2019




Dorian Yates appeared on my favorite YouTube channel, Valuetainment, where he was asked several interesting questions regarding bodybuilding and the state of the industry. The bodybuilding community all of a sudden was in an uproar questioning how Dorian Yates, a legendary bodybuilder, could be so critical of current bodybuilders among other sensitive subjects.

In this article, I want to break it all down and voice my own opinion. Also, my first question to everyone is, “Did you actually WATCH THE WHOLE INTERVIEW or did you get suckered into some of the clips that were pulled from it?”


Did Dorian Yates Call Out the Bodybuilding Industry?
Patrick Bet-David, one of my favorite people to watch on YouTube, sat down with Dorian and asked him question after question for over two hours and caught the raw and unedited responses on film. It in he appeared on his YouTube channel which is geared more towards business and entrepreneurship.

Now, I want to preface this by saying, this isn’t the first bodybuilder he had on his show. In fact, Patrick had none other than Phil Heath, himself, on the show. If you missed that episode, I highly encourage you to go watch that as well.

But did Dorian really call out the bodybuilding industry? Were there shots fired as he sat back and fired off his answers to the questions being asked? In my opinion, no. Dorian didn’t say anything that I feel others aren’t already concerned about.

When asked if Dorian thought Brandon should have won the Olympia, he stated his opinion. Brandon won based on the people who were on stage but he feels that none of the competitors truly came into the show in shape. Was he wrong? I don’t think so. Many of the guys on that stage (again, in my opinion) didn’t look like they wanted to win the Sandow. They were soft, watery, and weren’t nearly as conditioned as years past. However, we can say that about the last few Olympia’s. This year, Brandon only needed to beat who was on the stage, not what competitors looked like last year or even 20 years ago.

Dorian was also asked about the drug use in today’s competitors and again he spoke his feelings that they are using way more than they did back in the day. Was he wrong? I don’t think so.

There are even people who are mad that Dorian threw some shade at Wheeler, saying if he worked as hard as him, he could have been unbeatable. As you listen further, he gives praise to Wheeler regarding his physique and his statement was merely his opinion. And who knows, if Flex did train like Dorian, maybe things would have been different – but we’ll never know. This is the same type of comment Dorian made about Levrone taking months off at a time and then trying to get ready to jump on stage versus staying fully committed year-round. These are all unknowns that cannot be answered, only speculated and discussed.

I, personally, don’t see where everyone is up in arms acting like Dorian was calling anyone out or throwing shade. He answered the questions honestly. Heck, I respect his answers more than I do the song and dance we get when Kai is trying to answer direct questions. I mean heck, 99% of the time I don’t even know what he’s talking about. I’d rather someone be a straight-shooter and give actual answers to questions.




Why Is Everyone So Mad?
If you watched the entire interview (yes, I know it was long), you would have seen the depth of Dorian’s answers. I didn’t take anything he said as being negative. For one, some of the things were his opinions – and we all have the right to our own opinions. And two, he’s looking through the same competitive lens he had when he competed. So, can we blame him for what he sees? Last I checked, none of us have even one Sandow on our mantle.

I tend to agree with just about every comment he made during the interview. I do see a drastic difference in the conditioning of bodybuilders these days. That being said, I also understand that this is a new era of bodybuilding and that changes have been made and the sport is evolving. We don’t see guys on stage who look like Yates, Levrone, Ray, and Wheeler. Then again, we don’t see guys on stage like Ronnie or Jay either. But do you know who we do see? Heath, Rhoden, Ramy, Dexter, Curry, Bonac, Cedric, and all the other current bodybuilders on stage today.

Because there’s a difference that doesn’t mean one is better than the other. That’s like saying football in the ’90s was better than the teams and players we see today on the field. It’s simply DIFFERENT. Love it or hate it, the times have changed and sports have evolved.


Where Do We Go from Here?
I think everyone could use a breather. Let’s all sit down, hold hands, and sing a little song. No seriously, this whole thing was blown out of proportion. Again, I encourage everyone to watch the entire interview. It’s full of a ton of great insight, memories, thoughts, opinions, and stories from back in the day.

Dorian talks about people he got along with, people he didn’t, and how he got roped into attempting to get in a fight with Lee Haney – which is actually hilarious. The entire interview is extremely entertaining and I think if you had an “issue” with what you “heard,” after watching the entire interview your perception may change.
 
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Brandon Curry: The Next Bodybuilder in the Valuetainment Hot Seat
By Matt Weik, November 12th, 2019




A few weeks ago, Dorian Yates sat down with Patrick Bet-David on his Valuetainment YouTube platform and many thought Dorian threw some shade at Brandon Curry while others thought it was justified. I’m not here to pick sides but a couple of weeks ago, Patrick had Brandon Curry on his show to talk everything Olympia, bodybuilding, life, and of course the comments that came out of Dorian’s mouth. Patrick actually sent me a text the night before the interview went live to give me a heads up.

Now, I don’t believe everyone who had an opinion from the Dorian interview actually watched the whole interview. I thought it was very open and honest and if you listened to the full interview, Dorian wasn’t there to put the sport down, but rather give his opinion of the state of the sport and critique the current bodybuilders from his lens.

But I’m not here to debate anything with Dorian, you can read my previous article about that interview some other time if you wish. So, what exactly happened when Brandon Curry sat in the hot seat?


Humble Through and Through
Patrick asked Brandon a lot of really great questions about the sport of bodybuilding, where it was and where it is today. He even asked Brandon about the current state of PED use in the sport which Brandon opened up about. What blew my mind was how humble Brandon was throughout the entire interview (which was around an hour and forty minutes).

Not once did Brandon Curry put anyone down, speak poorly of anyone, nor shy away from tough questions and act like they never happened. This is a really different tone than what we watched when Patrick had Phil Heath or even Dorian Yates on his show. Both of them seemed to have some resentment towards the sport and it showed in their tone and the way they answered certain questions.


Is the IFBB and/or Mr. Olympia Doing Enough?
The question was asked to Brandon if he feels the IFBB and Mr. Olympia are doing enough for the sport as well as the athletes. Patrick brought up a good point (especially from an outsider’s perspective) that the IFBB and Mr. Olympia isn’t really doing the current Mr. Olympia any favors. He went into detail about all the ways they could get involved – tv commercials, tv show cameos, movie roles, etc. Patrick also mentioned that he felt they did wrong by Phil Heath by shrugging off all his wins and the dedication he put forth to be the champion that he is. They never did anything to promote Phil and 2018 they basically wrote him off before he even lost to Shawn Rhoden by doing more talking about all the other competitors and not giving Phil any respect.

Honestly, it brought up a valid question that Brandon Curry chimed in and mentioned it should be 50/50. The bodybuilder should be out looking to find more work and the other 50 should be the IFBB/Mr. Olympia out there trying to build the brands based on the current Mr. Olympia.

Another question that I’ve been saying for a long time now is how much bodybuilders get paid. Look at professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLS – they are all paid regardless if they win or lose (or even if they get on the playing field/court or not). Think about it. The average salary for an NFL rookie is $480,000. That’s more than the winnings of the Mr. Olympia show. And the Olympia is the Super Bowl of bodybuilding. And that rookie only needs to be active roster. It doesn’t mean he needs to ever step into a game. See where I’m going with this? It’s damn near impossible to make a living as a bodybuilder unless your one of the top five in the world.

These athletes are putting their health, bodies, and their own finances on the back burner just to compete. They don’t get a contract for a certain salary each year just for being part of the IFBB. No. They need to actually go out there and win shows to make a living and from there they can get some sponsors and endorsements to make some additional money. But there is no “rookie salary” for winning your pro card and being a part of the IFBB.


Brandon Curry Could Be the Best Mr. Olympia Since Jay Cutler
Jay was such a good dude when he was competing and to this day, he’s one of the most down to earth and well-respected bodybuilders out there. Brandon could try to fill his shoes from a fan perspective. Brandon keeps his nose clean. He doesn’t say anything that looking back he would regret. He lets his physique do the talking which I appreciate since the industry is full of a bunch of shit-talkers who can’t back it up on show day.

I know Brandon secluded himself from everyone to go over to Oxygen Gym in Kuwait to eat, sleep, and train. But there will need to be some sacrifices made now that he’s Mr. Olympia. He’s going to need to be in front of the fans more now. He’s going to be asked to guest pose more now. He can’t simply kiss his wife and kids goodbye and hop on a flight to Kuwait until Mr. Olympia rolls around again. So, it’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out.


Are There More Bodybuilders Scheduled to Be on Valuetainment?
Actually, yes. In fact, you may know the one very well. His name is Ronnie Coleman. Heard of him? HAHA. I’m not sure the date of when everything will take place but I’m hoping Patrick gives me the heads up again. On top of that, Patrick mentioned some other bodybuilders they were trying to get on – one of which was putting a call out there for Lee Haney.

I think these interviews are great for the sport. No one is doing interviews like this where it’s a sit-down conversation about various topics. I applaud Patrick for doing these interviews with bodybuilders and building awareness for the athletes as well as the sport. I say this because Valuetainment is really known for its business and entrepreneurship content. But being that Patrick is into fitness, wanted to be a bodybuilder many years ago, and idolized guys like Yates, Ray, and Wheeler when he was in the military, I feel as though it’s fun for Patrick to sit down with these guys as well.

As the interviews keep going up on the platforms, I’ll continue to keep trying to report on some of the hot topics covered.

 
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Greatest Bodybuilder of All Time Opens Up - Ronnie Coleman
December 20th, 2019



~Dr Juice~ -- I know some snippets of the interview have already been posted but this is the interview in its entirety.


About the guest: Ronnie Dean Coleman is an American retired professional bodybuilder. The winner of the Mr. Olympia title for eight years in a row, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. Alongside his eight Mr. Olympia wins, he held the record for most wins as an IFBB professional with 26 titles


 
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Ronnie Coleman Interview with Valuetainment Will Have You in Tears
By Matt Weik, January 1st, 2020


~Dr Juice~ -- This is a recent article related to the entire Patrick Bet-David interview posted in the previous post above.


Patrick Bet-David has sat down with some great bodybuilders recently (such as Brandon Curry, Phil Heath, and Dorian Yates) and in his most recent interview, sat down with 8-time Mr. Olympia winner, Ronnie Coleman. Patrick Bet-David runs a very successful business and is also the content creator and brains behind the YouTube channel, Valuetainment. In this Valuetainment interview, Patrick asks some very interesting questions to Ronnie Coleman which some of the answers will have tears rolling down your face from laughing so hard.


A Ronnie Coleman Interview? Yeah Buddy!
I can only speak for myself but anytime I see an interview with Ronnie Coleman, I make a point to put aside some time to watch it – and this interview did not disappoint. Ronnie talked about his time on stage, his time as a police officer, and his current status post all of his surgeries.

When it comes to ranking the top bodybuilders of all time, it’s hard not to have Ronnie Coleman as #1. The man will never be duplicated. Not only was he big, but he brought the conditioning that many feel is missing today in the sport. That was actually one of the things Ronnie laughed about during this interview. When asked the question about how the competitors look today, he chuckled and said, “I don’t see it.” He expanded on that comment and mentioned that none of them look in shape. He went as far as to say that many of them wouldn’t even place in the top 10 back when he was competing.

If you follow Ronnie, you know his sense of humor and that at any moment a gem may come out of his mouth and supply you with a belly-laugh that will make your sides hurt – he never disappoints. I think that’s something that the bodybuilding industry is missing today. No one has really filled the shoes of guys like Ronnie and Jay. Everyone is so serious these days (except for Cedric McMillan who’s hilarious).


The State of the Sport
Ronnie Coleman was actually quite critical when he spoke about the current state of the bodybuilding industry. He said that after Joe Weider passed away it went downhill and that no one has brought the passion for the sport as he did. In a way, I would tend to agree, but on the other hand, I see some guys working hard to help the sport grow and be entertaining.

When asked if someone like The Rock, Arnold, or Dan Solomon could revive the sport, he mentioned it could help grow IF they had the same passion but mentioned the name alone wouldn’t change anything if their passion wasn’t there.

Here’s my take on that statement from Ronnie. I believe Arnold is doing a good job at promoting the Arnold Classic events. Do I see him doing much of anything for the Olympia? No. That being said, The Rock is going to have his own show in 2020 and it will be interesting to see how that all plays out and what his role with the IFBB moving forward may be. Finally, I want to touch on Dan Solomon. I’ve known Dan for years, I’ve written for Digital Muscle when he owned it, and I’ve had him on my Fit Business podcast. He’s a great ambassador for the sport and in 2019 he was handed a lot of adversity leading into the Mr. Olympia competition with all the competitors that weren’t going to compete. He crushed it in 2019 and the show was one of the largest to date with a completely sold-out arena. I think Dan is the right fit for the sport and I think his heart is in the right place.


Who’s Next?
Patrick Bet-David at the end of his interview with Ronnie Coleman mentioned he would love to get Robin Chang and even Dan Solomon on the show to interview. I sent Patrick a text mentioning I can get him in touch with Dan Solomon if he was interested. At the time of writing this, Patrick had not gotten back to me.

I have a few people that I would like to see on an upcoming Valuetainment interview. Those people would be Arnold, Dexter Jackson, Lee Haney, Flex Wheeler, Lee Priest, and Jay Cutler. I’d also like to see Dan Solomon on the show as well which is someone Patrick already mentioned. So Pat, if you’re reading this, there are a few ideas for you.


Here is why I would love to see an interview on each

Arnold
– Honestly, do we even need a reason? He’s one of the greatest bodybuilders and icons of all time. There’s so much they could talk about.

Dexter Jackson – The guy is still out there placing well, is the oldest competitor on stage, and has more wins than any other bodybuilder in history (which I don’t think ANYONE will ever break).

Lee Haney – A great bodybuilder with I’m sure a ton of great stories to share.

Flex Wheeler – From a bodybuilder, to businessman, to losing his leg. There are so many topics that can be discussed in this interview.

Lee Priest – If not for anything else, the man has a ton of stories and is one of the funniest bodybuilders alive.

Jay Cutler – A true champion of a bodybuilder with a great career and then to follow up his time on the stage to building his own supplement line and making some great investment choices. This would be a great interview to talk shop on bodybuilding and business.

Dan Solomon – The topic of the Olympia should be the main focus. Where it was, where it is, and where it’s going would be ideal. Dan has a lot of great ideas and it would be fun to hear some of the things he has up his sleeve in the coming years to build the brand.
 
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