Chris “Beastmode” Jones (aka beastmodejones) is an online fitness personality, and weight training instructor from Texas. He’s best known for his training, dieting and cooking videos.
Chris first dove into online fitness coaching in 2011. At that point, he started uploading videos on bodybuilding and nutrition, slowly building up his fanbase. Fast forward a couple of years, and Chris began gaining enormous attention from the online world.
He then decided to use this fame to grow his own brand; opening a personal training, clothing line, and supplement businesses. All of these ventures were so successful, that Chris became one of the most recognized businessmen in the online fitness industry.
However, Chris’ journey wasn’t all smooth and effortless. He often had to endure criticism towards his online image, and the way he presented himself in his videos. Some critics believed he wasn’t a natural athlete like he often claimed to be. However, Chris pushed past this; devoting himself even further to his quest of helping others achieve their greatest physiques.
“Two scoops of Whey keeps them damn hippies away.”
Full Name: Chris Jones Weight Height Age Date of Birth 175 - 185lbs (79.4 - 83.9kg) 5'7" (170cm) 33 March 31, 1986 Nationality Profession Alias American Fitness Instructor, Model, Social Media Celebrity Beastmode Jones Era 2010 Weight 175 - 185lbs (79.4 - 83.9kg) Height 5'7" (170cm) Age 33 Date of Birth March 31, 1986 Nationality American Profession Fitness Instructor, Model, Social Media Celebrity Alias Beastmode Jones Era 2010
- Clothing Line Owner
- Supplement Company Owner
- Personal Trainer
High Volume for Muscle Growth
Chris is one of the biggest advocates of high-volume training. He guarantees “if you train with very high volume, and eat right, you will grow no matter what.”
He usually starts the workout with one or two heavy compounds movements. Followed by a number of isolation exercises. In each of the exercises, he does at least five sets.
By the end of the workout, Chris will have at least 20 sets done. Sometimes, the number of sets he does within a workout is as high as 40. According to him, this is the “definition of high volume training.”
Chris’ Take on Cardio
Chris only does cardio when he wants to cut down his body fat. During bulking phases, he doesn’t do much cardio. The only exception is, Chris says, “when I feel like doing it.”
- Incline Bench Press, 5 sets of 8-12 reps (2 warm-up sets before moving on to working sets)
- Pec Deck Flys, 5 sets of 12 reps
- Weighted Dips, 5 sets of 8-12 reps
- Incline Chest Press Machine, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Flys, 3 sets of 12 reps
- Cable Flys, 5 sets of 12,10,8,6,5 reps
“Sometimes, I start my cheat day off with some cocoa pebbles and cinnamon toast crunch cereal mixed together. It’s the simple things in life that make me smile.”
Just like he believes that the best way to train is using high volume. Chris also says the best way to gain muscle for men is by having ‘bulking’ and ‘cutting’ phases.
However, his bulking phases are no ordinary weight-gain periods. When he bulks, Chris goes to the extreme – gaining as much weight as possible. Without worrying too much about fat that accumulates along the way.
Chris has found that this dieting method yields the best results later on. He says this way, he gains the most muscle.
However, he doesn’t recommend this approach to everyone. This is because, as Chris says; it might be difficult for some people to cut down the fat after extreme bulking phases.
- Fat Burner (when cutting)
- Creatine in capsules
- Whey Protein
- Fish Oil capsules
What we can learn from Chris Jones
Chris Jones has taught us not to let other opinions dictate your actions. He faced a number of obstacles on his way to becoming a fitness guru, but he didn’t let them stop him from reaching his goals.
He’s shown us that it’s important to stay dedicated to your purpose in life. Despite the fact people may not wish you well on your journey. As Chris would say, “keep doing your thing, and let the haters do their thing.”