Glen Gillen posing shirtless on a beach looking muscular

Glen Gillen

Video Blogger, Fitness Athlete

Glen Gillen is a rising fitness athlete and video blogging star from Ireland. He’s known for posting fitness-related content on his profiles, including training, nutrition, and lifestyle advice.

There are many videos showcasing Glen’s dedication to fitness. Ever since he started his journey at 16-years old, Glen has come a long way. Not only did his physique improve, but so did his influence on social media.

As a result, Glen is now able to share his experience and knowledge with everyone who’s looking to transform their bodies, just like he did. He now works to expand his influence even further to become a fitness icon in Ireland and beyond.

Here’s more of Glen:

Glen Gillen posing shirtless showing off his ripped physique

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Glen Gillen
IrishVideo Blogger, Fitness Athlete2010
ProfessionVideo Blogger, Fitness Athlete

Glen Gillen posing shirtless for a photo


  • Video Blogger
  • Sponsored Fitness Athlete

Glen Gillen showing off his shirtless back muscles

Glen Gillen's fitness transformation before-after

Glen’s fitness transformation, from 16-20 years old.


Structured Workouts

Glen follows a strict and planned training routine, leaving nothing to guesswork. He likes to know exactly which muscles he’s training when he enters the weight room.

In terms of his training specifics, Glen enjoys doing a lot of volume in his workouts. He incorporates up to 5 sets per exercise. Each set is done at between 8-12 rep range, which Glen has found to be ideal for muscle growth.

As for cardio, Glen only does it when he feels he ‘overdid’ it with calories. In such instances, he’ll opt for something short and intense, such as HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training).

Glen Gillen flexing his biceps for a photo looking strong and lean

Full Body Workout by Glen Gillen

As a video blogger, Glen often shares his workouts with his fans on social media. In one such example, he trained his upper body with a well-known Irish fitness model, Rob Lipsett.

Here’s the workout they did;

  • Bench Press, 3 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Incline Smith Machine Press, 3 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Pec Press Machine, 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Pull-ups, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Lat Pulldowns, 3 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Biceps Curls, 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Triceps Pushdowns, 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Shoulder Press, 3 sets of 8 reps

Glen Gillen posing shirtless in multiple poses in a photo


‘Dirty Bulking’ Approach

Glen follows a typical ‘bulking’ and ‘cutting’ approach to fitness. Specifically, he has periods where he’s trying to gain muscle, as well as periods where he’s trying to lose fat to look ripped.

During his bulking stage, Glen often consumes high amounts of calories. He doesn’t like to restrict himself to any type of foods during this phase. He’ll eat anything from high-calorie burgers, chicken, fries, to vegetables and plant-based proteins.

This approach allows Glen to gain muscle the fastest. While he does accumulate some body fat along the way, it’s something he easily sheds off once he gets into the cutting phase.

Glen Gillen posing in a black tank top looking fit and muscular

Glen Gillen taking a picture of himself in a mirror

What we can learn from Glen Gillen

Glen’s example has shown us how powerful social media can be. He’s been able to share his passion with everyone through the internet, which benefited not only himself, but also other people who have learned from his advice.

There are people who don’t know how to train or diet correctly. Glen has filled that gap and made a name for himself thanks to his dedication. Who knows, with the same passions and attitude as Glen Gillen, you too could make a career in fitness one day.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You might like...

Jon Jones Physique


See Profile

Nick Jonas Physique and Workout


See Profile

Kevin Heart Physique


See Profile

Joe Manganiello Physique: Achieving an Enviable A-List Fitness Level


See Profile

10 Meal Planning Mistakes to Avoid: Get Shredded the Right Way

Preparing food in advance is a tool used by pro athletes and bodybuilders to stay lean, strong and aesthetic all year round. Avoid these meal planning mistakes and sail to single-digit body fat in no time at all. 

Read article

Tom Hardy Physique


See Profile

Vin Diesel’s Physique


See Profile

KSI Physique: How Did KSI Get In Shape?


See Profile

Jake Gyllenhaal Physique


See Profile

10 Protein-Rich Foods for Vegetarians

If you're a vegetarian who's serious about strength training, you need to know how to optimize your diet to get the best results. Check out our guide to protein-rich foods to help you on your way - a completely new fitness level is just around the corner.

Read article

Gerard Butler Physique


See Profile

Henry Cavill Physique


See Profile

Alex Eubank Physique


See Profile

Will Tennyson Physique


See Profile

Cristiano Ronaldo Physique


See Profile

Jason Mamoa Physique


See Profile

Ryan Gosling Physique: Ryan Gosling’s Ken Transformation


See Profile

Stephen Amell Physique


See Profile

90 day Muscle Building Workout Plan

You just can’t beat that feeling of knowing that your physique is one you’ve worked hard for. Noticing the appreciative stares from envious strangers, and knowing that every time you hit the gym, you’re pushing the boundaries of what you once thought was impossible - makes it all worthwhile.

Read article