Danilo Franca flexing shirtless looking ripped and swole

Danilo Franca

Bodybuilder, Jiu Jitsu Fighter

Danilo Franca is a Brazilian internet blogger, bodybuilder, and jiu-jitsu athlete. Danilo started posting videos online to share his views on training and nutrition. Within several months, he grew a large fan base that now supports him every step of his way.

Danilo shares a wide variety of training tips for anyone who’s just getting into lifting weights, as well as more experienced athletes. With his rock-hard physique and awesome personality, he sets an example for people who want to see how success is made in fitness and bodybuilding.

Danilo Franca flexing his abs while shirtless

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Danilo Franca
WeightHeightAgeDate of Birth
215 - 225lbs (93.0 - 102.1kg)5'11" (180cm)37August 7, 1984
BrazilianBodybuilder, Jiu Jitsu Fightergigantodan
Weight215 - 225lbs (93.0 - 102.1kg)
Height5'11" (180cm)
Date of BirthAugust 7, 1984
ProfessionBodybuilder, Jiu Jitsu Fighter

Danilo Franca flexing his ripped and bulging triceps outdoors


  • Video Blogger
  • Bodybuilder
  • Jiu-Jitsu Fighter

Danilo Franca flexing his arm while riding a bicycle

Danilo Franca taking a shirtless elevator selfie, looking muscular and ripped


Danilo Franca changes his training often, which means he doesn’t have a set workout routine in place. That said, there are a few rules Danilo sticks to all the time. These include:

  • Making every rep count – Danilo does every repetition in a slow and controlled manner. Push, pull, stretch, whatever the movement, he’ll make sure to do it in the strictest form possible. This ensures optimal growth and muscle definition.
  • Pushing past his limits – With every set and rep, Danilo forces himself to do one or two more, pushing past the pain to grow stronger.
  • Staying disciplined – Danilo will train even when he doesn’t feel motivated. By doing whatever it takes, he’s able to stay ahead of the game.
  • All muscle groups get equal attention – By focusing on all muscles equally, Danilo ensures that his physique stays symmetrical and aesthetic. From the upper traps through lats and all the way down to his calves, every body part falls into place as the awesome physique Danilo has put in the work to create.

Danilo Franca doing leg press in the gym


Training hard is only one part of the battle for Danilo. His nutrition is just as important when it comes to achieving an aesthetic and ‘shredded’ look.

Because of this, he eats lean foods with a high amount of protein while avoiding unhealthy fats. Since 1 gram of fat contains 9 calories, Danilo is able to greatly reduce his overall calories by keeping his fat intake limited.

In terms of carbs, Danilo uses them as a quick energy source. Once ingested, carbs turn into muscle glycogen which Danilo’s body uses efficiently during his hard training sessions.

Danilo Franca spreading his lats wide in a room

Danilo Franca posing shirtless by the sea, looking huge and ripped

What we can learn from Danilo Franca

The take-home message from Danilo Franca is to rise to battle and do what it takes to reach your goals. This includes facing obstacles head-on, pushing past the ‘mental pain,’ and becoming a little bit better in your craft every single day. With this type of mentality, nothing’s stopping you from reaching true greatness.

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