With a chiseled body and the IFBB Pro status, Felipe Franco is one of Brazilian’s most respected bodybuilders.
He went from being a 17-year old gym ‘newbie’ to reaching the top of his craft, thanks to his patience and willingness to learn through trial and error.
Extremely motivated to be the best he can, both on and off the stage, Felipe sets an example with his one-of-a-kind mindset and work ethic.
Full Name: Felipe Franco Weight Height Age Date of Birth 185 - 195lbs (83.9 - 88.5kg) 5'11" (180cm) 41 May 17, 1982 Nationality Profession Alias Brazilian Physical Education Professor, IFBB Athlete, Entrepreneur fefrancooficial Era 2010 Weight 185 - 195lbs (83.9 - 88.5kg) Height 5'11" (180cm) Age 41 Date of Birth May 17, 1982 Nationality Brazilian Profession Physical Education Professor, IFBB Athlete, Entrepreneur Alias fefrancooficial Era 2010
- Pro Bodybuilder
- Personal Trainer
- Physical Education Teacher
- Prestige Crystal Cup Pro, IFBB Men’s Physique Class, 2nd place
- Dallas Pro & Wheelchair Pro, Men’s Physique Class, 4th place
- Mr. Olympia, IFBB Men’s Physique, 15th place
- Arnold Sports Festival, IFBB Men’s Physique, 11th place
- San Jose Pro, IFBB Men’s Physique, 5th place
- IFBB New York Pro, Men’s Physique, 10th place
- Puerto Rico Pro, IFBB Men’s Physique, 2nd place
- Europa Dallas, IFBB Men’s Physique, 1st place
- Mr. Olympia, IFBB Men’s Physique, 15th place
- Europa Dallas, IFBB Men’s Physique, 8th place
- Los Angeles Grand Prix, IFBB Men’s Physique, 1st place
Interest in Training
Felipe Franco is a highly accomplished bodybuilder from Brazil. His love for the lifting sport emerged when Franco was 17, just before he enrolled in college to study physical education.
As his knowledge of bodybuilding progressed, so did Felipe’s results in the gym – he became one of the most ripped guys at his college.
During college, Felipe kept a student’s mindset not just in the classroom, but also with his approach to training and nutrition. He learned all there is to learn about bodybuilding.
One thing led to the next, and Felipe decided to pursue the sport full-time as soon as he would finish college.
After graduation, Felipe threw himself into the world of competitive bodybuilding.
After ‘testing the waters’ in his first couple of contests, his hunger for trophies increased as he set out to win the famed Pro Card.
Felipe Franco before and after.
Felipe Franco Today
Through years of hard work and determination, Felipe won his Pro status, as well as the recognition and respect from other athletes.
He now competes in the biggest shows around the world. In some of these contests, Felipe beat all of his opponents and took the champion title. These shows include:
- 2016 Europa Dallas, IFBB Men’s Physique, 1st place
- 2018 Los Angeles Grand Prix, IFBB Men’s Physique, 1st place
Despite his ‘meteoric’ rise to the top, Franco stays hungry for even more success. He applies this mentality to all areas of his career, including bodybuilding, personal training, and entrepreneurship.
Felipe’s training is dynamic and ever-changing. Unlike other pro athletes, he doesn’t stick to a set routine but rather goes by the ‘feeling’.
With this approach, he keeps his body in a constant state of confusion.
Since his muscles never adapt to a particular routine, they are continuously forced to grow stronger.
Two Rest Days
Felipe trains 5 days per week in the gym, taking the weekends off.
However, he’ll add a Saturday workout on the days where he wants to focus on his weaker muscle groups.
Felipe’s Week of Training
- Monday: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, and Abs
- Tuesday: Legs, Calves
- Wednesday: Back, Rear Delts, Biceps
- Thursday: Chest and Triceps
- Friday: Legs
- Saturday: A muscle group of choice
- Sunday: Rest
In order to keep his ripped look, Felipe Franco stays in a caloric deficit or maintenance. This means he eats the same amount, or fewer calories than his body expends every day.
As for his food choice, Felipe doesn’t cut out any food group, such as carbs or fats. But certain foods are always off limits, including french fries, cheeseburgers, and refined sugars.
He advises replacing these foods with healthy alternatives, such as avocados, nuts, and olive oil. He also advises eating carbs that have a low glycemic index – including sweet potatoes and brown rice.
What we can learn from Felipe Franco
Felipe Franco is someone who doesn’t find it hard to wake up early, eat healthy foods, and train hard multiple times per week. It’s his lifestyle and he enjoys every minute of it.
With the same attitude, you too can accomplish any fitness goal – whether that’s building more muscle, or getting that six-pack you’ve always wanted.