Brian is certified personal trainer with a Bachelors degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Brian's military, bodybuilding, and powerlifting records are impressive.


Originally form Limerick, Ireland. Brian has relocated to Southern California, where he now lives with his wife. He has been around the bodybuilding scene for three decades, and has vast wealth of experience. He is an IFBB Professional Division Judge and is also a successful bodybuilding competitor, winning no fewer than 7 National titles in his homeland of Ireland, he has also won a gold medal from the World Powerlifting Championships. Brian earned a Bachelors degree in Sports & Exercise Science, from the University of Limerick, Ireland, an internationally renowned school for that field.

He is also a 7 year military veteran, having served on several combat missions. His vast life experience, sporting background and education make Brian (AKA Bullers) a great resource for living the fitness lifestyle. He was's fitness writer of the year for 2008, he also writes for several print publications, most notably Planet Muscle.

Vital Stats

  • NAME: Brian Bullman
  • BORN: November 5th 1977
  • BIRTHPLACE: Limerick, Ireland
  • STATS: Ht. 5'6" Wt. 185 pounds - contest weight; 200 pounds - off-season.
  • CURRENT RESIDENCE: Southern California.
  • EDUCATION: Dip. In Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations & Sales - Certified Fitness Trainer - I am currently in my 4th year of a BSc. Degree in Sports & Exercise Science at the University of Limerick

Contest History


  • 2006 National Championships, 1st Middleweight
  • 2005 National Championships, 1st Middleweight
  • 2003 National Championships, 1st Middleweight
  • 2002 National Championships, 1st Middleweight
  • 2000 National Championships, 3rd Middleweight
  • 1996 Roseanna Bodybuilding Classic, 3rd (U21)
  • 1996 Nationals Championships, 2nd (U21)
  • 1995 National Championships, 3rd (U18)
  • 1994 National Championships, 1st (U18)
  • 1993 National Championships, 1st (U18)
  • 1993 National Championships 3rd (Men's Novice)


  • 2006 World Bench Press Championship, 1st Middleweight
  • 2005 National Bench Press Championships, 1st Middleweight
  • 2000 Body-power Bench Press Championship, 1st (U75kg)
  • 2000 National Power Lifting Championships, 1st (U75kg)



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2013 Arnold Sports Festival Preview: The Arnold Turns 25
To celebrate the quarter-century mark, the Arnold Classic offers up a mixture of established legends and rising stars. Meet the past winners and the new contenders here!
Section: Contests :: Feb 13, 2013

Road To The Olympia 2012: Branch And Phil Will Match Minds As Well As Physiques
Bodybuilding is a contest of physiques, but the mind rules the body. Learn how Branch, Phil and other pro bodybuilders mentally prepare for battle.
Section: Contests :: Sep 21, 2012

2012 Arnold Sports Festival: The Athletic Axis
The 24th Annual Arnold Classic is one of the biggest bodybuilding events all year. Who will win? Find out here!
Section: Contests :: Feb 24, 2012

Wake Up To Your Dream Body: 3 Mental Tricks To Awaken Your Physique
The path to a total body transformation can be bumpy, curvy and can have some tough hills. What is the secret to smoothing those bumps and curves? Believing in yourself!
Section: Mind :: Jan 19, 2012

Bullman Dubs Phil Heath To Unseat Jay Cutler As Mr. Olympia
The 2011 Olympia is finally here! 27 bodybuilders from across the globe gather at in Las Vegas, Nevada to vie for the crown jewel of bodybuilding. Who will be the next Mr. Olympia?
Section: Contests :: Sep 12, 2011

Learn How Thor’s Chris Hemsworth Packed On 20 Pounds Of Muscle!
Chris Hemsworth was into surfing, not lifting, when he landed the role of Thor. Learn how he packed on 20 pounds of lean mass-and how you can too!
Section: Training :: May 17, 2011

The 23rd Arnold Classic: History Will Be Made.
This year's winner will join some pretty illustrious company. So who will it be?
Section: Contests :: Mar 01, 2011

Let The Battles Begin! The 2011 Flex Pro.
Fasten your seatbelts because the 2011 pro bodybuilding season is about to get under way. Traditionally, the pro Iron Man kicked off the bodybuilding year, but that tradition came to an abrupt end when the show was canceled last year.
Section: Contests :: Feb 17, 2011

Mark Wahlberg's 'The Fighter' Workout!
With Mark Wahlberg's latest film 'The Fighter' opening in theater's this weekend why not take a peak at what it takes to train like a boxer. This workout is about getting the body moving, changing direction rapidly and staying on your toes.
Section: Training :: Dec 09, 2010

Military Style Training! Do You Have What It Takes?
Through the years, the approach to physical training within the military has evolved to coincide with the tactical requirements of the modern day soldier. I have outlined a typical 6 week program for a Special Forces operative. Do you have what it takes?
Section: Training :: Nov 26, 2010

Military Might: An In The Trenches Approach To Fitness!
Anybody that has served in the military knows that getting a workout in isn't always that easy. When out on the ground or on a mission, access to equipment can be limited. Find out how to get a workout in.
Section: Training :: Nov 09, 2010

2010 IFBB Sacramento 202 Pro Review!
No fewer than 18 of the IFBB's top 202 competitors made the trip out to the west coast to battle it out and be the first to earn a place on the most prestigious bodybuilding stage of all time, Joe Weider's Mr. Olympia.
Section: Contests :: Nov 09, 2010

Reinventing The Wheel! A New Training Philosophy For Killer Legs!
I love to train legs, and nothing short of hardcore will suffice. My training philosophy has changed though from how much weight can I put up to how can I achieve the same level of stress on the muscle, without having to resort to lifting heavy weight?
Section: Training :: Nov 02, 2010

Whitney Reid – The Man Who Lets His Abs Do The Talking!
Fitness model and actor Whitney Reid has taken his abdominals to the big screen. See what he has to say about keeping himself in movie shape.
Section: Training :: Oct 27, 2010

Mr. Olympia 2010 Finals Review!
The 46th Mr. Olympia has come and gone yet it remains a hot topic in the bodybuilding world. Read on for a review of the final results of this controversial contest!
Section: Contests :: Sep 28, 2010

2010 Olympia Pre-Judging Review: Still Too Close To Call!
The title is by no means Cutler's for the taking and he has a fight on his hands not only from Heath, but from Dexter and Branch Warren too. Any of these guys could take home the Sandow and it definitely would be well deserved.
Section: Contests :: Sep 25, 2010

The Sandow - The Greatest Prize In Bodybuilding!
If you are reading this I have no doubt that you know just what it takes to earn the most coveted trophy in our great sport, The Sandow. Learn more about this coveted prize.
Section: Contests :: Sep 22, 2010

Joe Weider's Mr. Olympia Weekend: A Look Back To The Future!
Joe Weider held the first Mr. Olympia in 1965. It was for one reason, to give the bodybuilding elite an avenue to compete after they had won the Mr. Universe title. Check out the rich history of this great contest.
Section: Contests :: Sep 22, 2010

46th Annual Joe Weider's Mr. Olympia - The Contenders!
With the 2010 Olympia coming up this weekend it's time to make your predictions for who will take the top prize. Check out Brian Bullman's Olympia stack-up and see how it compares to yours!
Section: Contests :: Sep 21, 2010

2010 IFBB Europa Super Show Review!
What a weekend for professional bodybuilding; eye brows were raised, jaws were dropped, and questions were answered but even more were asked by shows end. The 17th Annual IFBB Europa Super Show gave the fans there money's worth and a whole lot more.
Section: Contests :: Aug 17, 2010

2010 Europa Super Show Preview
The IFBB Europa Super Show comes to Dallas, TX with a little something for everybody. Check out the competitors and see whose in the top of the pack!
Section: Contests :: Aug 13, 2010

Body Fat - Does Yours Measure Up?
Excess body fat negatively influences the ability to perform physical tasks; it also poses a serious threat to health... I have outlined a brief explanation about the whole subject of body fat, methods of measurement and more.
Section: Training :: Jul 27, 2010

2010 IFBB Europa Battle Of Champions Review!
The IFBB fans got more than their money's worth when they witnessed the posedown at the Europa Battle of Champions in Hartford, Connecticut this weekend. Ed Nunn is going home with an invite to the Mr. Olympia.
Section: Contests :: Jul 26, 2010

The Return Of David Henry, Titan Of Muscle, To The Stage At The 2010 Europa - Exclusive Interview!
David Henry is back in action and getting ready to get on stage at the 2010 Europa Battle of Champions in Hartford, CT July 23-25! Find out how David with muscles and brawn of titanic proportions has prepared for the stage and his plans for the future!
Section: Contests :: Jul 23, 2010

Ben White Prepares To Annihilate The Competition At The 2010 Europa - Exclusive Interview!
The fight is on! The 2010 Europa Battle of Champions begins this weekend, and we're lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with the Tampa PBW Pro winner, Ben White! Find out how Ben plans to annhilate the competition below!
Section: Contests :: Jul 23, 2010

Shining Star Dianna Dahlgren Prepares For Bikini Europa Battle Of Champions 2010 - Exclusive Interview!
Who is the sensational rookie steaming up the cover of Flex Swimsuit Special 2010? That's Dianna Dahlgren! Find out what this smoking hot bikini competitor did to prepare for the Europa 2010 coming up this weekend!
Section: Contests :: Jul 23, 2010

2010 Europa Battle Of Champions Preview!
This coming weekend Hartford, Connecticut will be invaded by the fittest and most muscular athletes on the planet. Ed & Betty Pariso will bring a professional bodybuilding and fitness extravaganza, the Europa Show of Champions!
Section: Contests :: Jul 23, 2010

2010 Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Tampa Pro Review!
This year's Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Tampa Pro saw four competitors win their first pro title. Two of which were making their pro debut on the Tampa stage. Find out more!
Section: Contests :: Jul 19, 2010

Build Your Best Shoulders - 5-Exercise Workout For Delt Domination!
This delt-destroying workout will challenge most trainers, yielding unparalleled pumps. Try the following boulder-shoulder routine if you think you're tough enough.
Section: Training :: Jun 29, 2010

Casein: The Facts You Need To Know!
What dictates a good source of protein? What isn’t a good source of protein? Which is better, whey or casein? Casein can be the ideal protein supplement...find out more below!
Section: Supplements :: Jun 28, 2010

Roelly Winklaar Reels In The Title At The 2010 IFBB New York Pro!
On May 8th, 2010 the contenders for the 2010 IFBB Pro New York stepped on the stage to battle it out for the title. Find out what separated Roelly Winklaar and Kevin English, in the 202 division, from the rest of the pack to bring them to victory!
Section: Contests :: May 17, 2010

2010 New York Pro Men's 202 And Open Division Preview.
Get Brian Bullman's top 3 picks to win the 2010 New York Pro competition, the East Coast's biggest festival of bodybuilding and fitness, with no fewer than 52 of the IFBB elite taking center stage at the Tribecca Performing Arts Theatre!
Section: Contests :: May 07, 2010

Hide Comes Out On Top At The 2010 Europa With His First IFBB Title!
Ed and Betty Pariso have done it again. One of bodybuilding's power couples has created another great show. No fewer than 70 of the IFBB's finest graced the stage and battled it out cash prizes and the honor of being invited to the Olympia.
Section: Contests :: Apr 20, 2010

2010 Arnold Classic: 13 Top Pros Battle It Out - Who Will Win?
13 athletes may sound like a small line-up, but fear not, they are 13 of the most worthy IFBB professional athletes active today. Here’s the line-up, plus top 6.
Section: Contests :: Feb 15, 2010

Pro Surfer Travis Mellem Interview: Life Of An Extreme Athlete!
What does it take to be an extreme athlete? Here's a look at what Pro surfer Travis Mellem has done, training details, injuries and more. Read on.
Section: Sports :: Feb 04, 2010

Make Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions A Reality!
Most individuals are going to make some kind of promise to get fit. Most fail. Use the following planning guide to make your New Year's fitness resolutions a reality.
Section: Mind :: Dec 14, 2009

2009 IFBB Sacramento Pro Review!
After missing out on a top six finish at this year's Mr. Olympia this past September, the 'X Man' Toney Freeman got right back on the horse and earned his 5th IFBB Professional title, along with $10,000 in prize money. Learn more...
Section: Contests :: Nov 10, 2009

2009 Sacramento Pro Preview!
This coming November 7th we will see the resurgence of professional men's bodybuilding in northern California with the 2009 Sacramento Pro. This is the last pro show of the 2009 season, or is it the first pro show of the 2010 season?
Section: Contests :: Nov 05, 2009

Rugby Star Jonah Lomu Discusses First Ever Bodybuilding Contest!
He was bigger, faster and stronger than anybody that had ever taken to the rugby field before and since. Here's more as Jonah Lomu competes in his first ever bodybuilding contest.
Section: Sports :: Sep 18, 2009

Brian Bullman's 2009 IFBB Europa Super Show Review!
Ed and Betty Pariso have pulled off yet another amazing weekend of bodybuilding and fitness. IFBB fans got their money's worth when they made the trip to Dallas for the 16th annual Europa Super Show. The weekend was full of headline making news.
Section: Contests :: Aug 17, 2009

Brian Bullman's 2009 IFBB Europa Super Show Preview!
The 16th annual IFBB Europa Super Show is this weekend and the promoters have taken the meaning of 'Super Show' to the limit. Here's the lineup, who I think will win and more! Check it out.
Section: Contests :: Aug 13, 2009

Brian Bullman's 2009 Tampa Pro Review: Dennis James Wins!
It was over a decade in the making, but Dennis James finally scored a victory on home soil. All in all, the 2009 Tampa Pro was just as much of a success as last year's rendition.
Section: Contests :: Aug 12, 2009

Sienna Miller GI Joe Workout Creates Unstoppable Force!
Sienna Miller had to change her whole outlook of working out when she landed her latest role as The Baroness in the Hollywood blockbuster, GI Joe. Here's the workout she used to get in the best shape of her life! Check it out!
Section: Training :: Aug 06, 2009

Super-Sexy Megan Fox Kicks Training Into High Gear For Transformers!
Although Megan has always had that certain 'Je ne sais quoi' about her, when she got the biggest role of her career, she had to pull out all the stops... Here's the workout she used to get lean and mean for Transformers! Learn more.
Section: Training :: Jun 25, 2009

Summer Beach-Body Workout: Take No Prisoners With Weight-Free Outdoor Training!
Weight-Free? Did we just read that right? Yes. Let me explain. This workout is going to be done in a circuit-training fashion. It is fast paced and muscle straining beyond belief. We stick to my old favorites...
Section: Training :: Jun 01, 2009

World's Sexiest Man Hugh Jackman Builds Mass With 6-Day Blockbuster Workout!
Hollywood has had the privilege of having some rugged Australian tough guys. X-Man, Hugh Jackman is one of those. Here's a workout program that would make the world's sexiest man well prepared for athletic roles in blockbuster movies.
Section: Training :: Apr 30, 2009

Brian Bullman's 2009 Europa Show Of Champions Review!
The inaugural Europa Show of Champions turned out to be truly, a show for the fans. Only a couple of days out the line up looked shallow with 11 competitors. Come show time, there were 18 IFBB Pros battling out for the coveted Olympia invite...
Section: Contests :: Apr 22, 2009

Crank It Up A Notch: Hollywood Star Jason Statham Shares Muscle-Numbing Workout!
Jason Statham has already shot straight to the A list of the Hollywood elite. This former int?l diver who placed as high as 12th at the World Championships back in 1992? Crank it up a notch with the following muscle-numbing workout!
Section: Training :: Apr 16, 2009

Brian Bullman's 2009 IFBB Europa Show Of Champions Preview!
This coming weekend we will see another great bodybuilding extravaganza come to fruition with Ed and Betty Pariso's Show of Champions.
Section: Contests :: Apr 16, 2009

Jessica Simpson - Fab To Flab? 5-Day Split For Return To Sexy Self!
Hollywood starlet Jessica Simpson is bigger than ever... What?! My professional opinion would like to see her working to stay fit! Here's a 5-day split I would have her use for better overall fitness. Learn more.
Section: Training :: Mar 30, 2009

2009 Arnold Classic - The Crowning Of A New Champion.
The 21st anniversary of the Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Championships has come and gone, and by no means was this just another bodybuilding show. Learn More.
Section: Contests :: Mar 25, 2009

2009 Arnold Classic Preview: Crowning A New Champion!
The Arnold Classic - This is no average pro event. This, in tennis terms would be a grand Slam event; you win this, you've got it made! Learn more about the Expo and what the exact placing of each IFBB Pro. Check it out!
Section: Contests :: Mar 02, 2009

6 Time Irish National Champion Brian Bullman Gives His 2009 Ironman Preview.
For the past 20 years, the Pro Ironman has been the traditional beginning to the pro season. Now, get 6 Time Irish National Champion Brian Bullman's predictions the 2009 Iron Man.
Section: Contests :: Jan 12, 2009

Oops She Did It Again: How Britney Spears Is Making The Comeback Of Comebacks!
Britney had it all: fame, wealth, beauty and the killer body. Then, some time back, it all went pear shaped. Now she's making a incredible comeback. Learn more about the ultimate Britney comeback workout!
Section: Training :: Dec 08, 2008

Christian Bale's Trainers Discuss Unique KFM Fight Method Used In Dark Knight.
KFM, or Keysi Fighting Method, has been used by many of Hollywood's top actors. It's creators, Andy and Justo, developed the fighting style over 20 years ago. Learn more from this unique fighting style in this interview with its creators.
Section: Training :: Dec 08, 2008

Keep Your Six Pack & Drink It Too This Holiday Season!
The holiday period is right around the corner. The turkey feasts will be eaten, the beers will be flowing, family and friends will be visiting. Here are some tips to help you stay in shape while still enjoying a good, home cooked meal.
Section: Nutrition :: Nov 26, 2008

Teen Athlete Strength & Conditioning: Workout And Tips For Best New Body!
To maintain or even gain that competitive edge, there is no better time than adolescence to begin a good strength training program. Start now with these tips and sample routine!
Section: Training :: Sep 03, 2008

IFBB Pro Troy Brown Discusses Final Prep & Enthusiasm For 2008 Europa Show!
Troy is a big name on the other side of the Atlantic and is gaining increasing popularity stateside month by month. Here's the latest from Troy as he completes final prep for the Europa. Check it out!
Section: Contests :: Aug 13, 2008

2008 IFBB Tampa Pro Preview!
The second leg of the 2008 IFBB Pro season is to get under way this coming August 9th in none other than the sunshine state of Florida, Tampa Bay on the Gulf of Mexico to be exact, a fabulous setting for an event of this magnitude to say the least.
Section: Contests :: Aug 06, 2008

Celebrity Workout - Christian Bale Gets Super-Buff For 'The Dark Knight'!
In this, the latest sequel in the Batman franchise, Christian Bale comes to the screen as a super-buff-looking billionaire Bruce Wayne. Let's get on with the show and look at how he made Batman faster, leaner and more agile than ever!
Section: Training :: Jul 17, 2008

From The Judges' Table: Competition Tips For Success!
I sit in amazement at some of the comments and questions I get from bodybuilders after each contest! Here’s invaluable insight from an IFBB pro judge on what you can do to improve how you place!
Section: Contests :: Jul 08, 2008

Incredible Hulk Training: Superhero Program Straight From The Trenches!
The rise of bodybuilding causes comic book heroes to feel a lot like that skinny kid who got sand kicked in his face... Here’s one hero, who some consider a freak of nature, that took it to heart. Check out how he trains... and eats!
Section: Training :: Jun 18, 2008

Are You La BUFF Enough? The Shia LaBeouf Workout!
Former ‘Even Stevens’ star Shia LaBeouf trains for summer blockbuster ‘Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!’ Discover what this average hardgainer did to build astonishing muscle mass!
Section: Training :: May 22, 2008

Prepare For Biceps Domination... The Shawn Ray Way!
I began my in-the-field education on becoming a more successful bodybuilder with 'Sugar' Shawn Ray! He schooled me in the realities of building great biceps. Here's the workout which includes exercises & descriptions.
Section: Training :: May 20, 2008

5 Steps To A Bigger Stronger Bench!
The training program I designed led to a huge increase, not only my bench press but my strength overall. So if you read on you will see how you too can increase your overall strength and more importantly your bench!
Section: Training :: May 15, 2008

2008 IFBB New York Pro Review!
The 2008 IFBB New York Men's Pro Bodybuilding Contest was held on May 10th in New York. Check the show for results, pictures and more...
Section: Contests :: May 13, 2008

Pumping Iron With Robert Downey Jr. - The Silver Screen's Iron Man!
Robert Downey Jr. prepares for his star role in Iron Man! How did he do it? Well first off, like any motivated individual, Downey decided to use a fitness professional... Here are the details of his 5-day split training program!
Section: Training :: May 06, 2008

An Unforgettable Experience At The 2008 Iron Man & Fit Expo!
The Iron Man is no longer merely just another bodybuilding contest. It has grown over the years into one of the top expo weekends in the industry. Here’s my take leading up to the competition, during, and after. It was unforgettable!
Section: Contests :: Mar 11, 2008

Is Your Training The Pitts? Gain The Edge With Brad Pitt's Transformation Workout!
Pitt's physique first gained national attention when he took his shirt off to kick the @ss of his alter ego in the movie 'Fight Club.' Get into shape with the Brad Pitt transformation workout and gain the Hollywood edge!
Section: Training :: Jan 09, 2008

Supplementation For A Leaner Sexier You, In 12 Weeks!
The diet is sound and the training regime was challenging, so why the failure to achieve the goals? In this article we are going to take a look at what supplements should be used to aid you in your quest to get a sexier body in 12 short weeks.
Section: Supplements :: Dec 26, 2007

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