Jacques Lewis posing on the Olympia stage, smiling at the audience, and showing his ripped physique

Jacques Lewis

Men's Physique Professional Bodybuilder

Jacques Lewis is a professional Men’s Physique competitor from New Orleans, Louisiana. He started competing on the bodybuilding stage in 2012, winning his Pro Card one year later at the 2013 IFBB North American Championships.

Following his entrance in the IFBB Professional circuit, Jacques began preparing for his pro debut; this time, competing against the elite athletes in the industry.

After placing 16th in his first professional show, Jacques continued competing for a number of years; taking part in 10 contests between 2013-2015.

Some of his most significant results during this period were winning the 2015 IFBB Coastal USA Pro; finishing amongst top three at the 2015 IFBB Eastern Seaboard.


 

Jacques Lewis backstage, practicing his posing, showing his awesome back and legs

“Often times people talk about all the good and never the bad or they post what they have and never what they went through to get it. Just know that ‘nothing worth comes easy’.”

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Jacques Lewis
WeightNationalityProfessionEra
155 - 165lbs (70.3 - 74.8kg)AmericansMen's Physique Professional Bodybuilder2010
Weight155 - 165lbs (70.3 - 74.8kg)
NationalityAmericans
ProfessionMen's Physique Professional Bodybuilder
Era2010


 

Jacques Lewis posing in the gym locker room, spreading his aesthetic lats and arms

Accomplishments


 

Jacques Lewis doing a side pose on the Olympia stage, looking ripped and muscular


 

Jacques Lewis on the Mr. Olympia stage, doing a front pose and smiling at the auditorium

“No matter what a person says negative about you, they have no control. No matter how different you are from others you can still succeed. No matter how long it takes for you to start that new goal as long as you start and focus on just that you’ll get there.”

Training

Jacques’ week of training is divided into cardio and weight training sessions. One of these always has the priority, depending on which stage Jacques is in.

If he’s a couple of weeks out from a contest, Jacques will prioritize cardio over heavy weight training sessions. Conversely, if Jacques’ in the mass-gaining phase, he’ll do a lot of weightlifting, but not so much cardio.

Shoulders and Traps Workout

Jacques likes to change his workout routines quite often; he still follows a standard workout that he follows when he doesn’t have time to create new training plans.

This is how it looks:

  • Military Press, 3 sets of 5-8 reps
  • Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raises, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Shoulder Press Machine, 4 sets of 8-12 reps, last set drop set
  • Upright Rows, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Smith Machine Shrugs, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Dumbbell Shrugs, 4 sets of 8-12 reps, last set drop set

 

Jacques Lewis doing an old-school Frank Zane pose, showcasting his back, arms, and shoulders


Overcoming Plateaus

Whenever Jacques notices his progress in strength, size, or leaning out slowing down he immediately changes his workout routine.

Jacques believes it’s extremely important to change workout routines, so the body can never adapt.

He found that either changing his complete training program every two months, or changing aspects of training every week such as training intensity, number of reps, types of exercises, etc was how his body responded the best.


 

Jacques Lewis taking a selfie of his ripped abs, chest, arms, and shoulders

Nutrition

Similar to his training style, Jacques changes his diet fairly often.

Sometimes, he likes to fast in the morning, and only eat during a certain time-window. But at other times, he eats throughout the entire day in smaller portions.

Jacques also often changes the foods he eats. There are days where he only eats lean meats and foods such as fish, low-fat cheese, brown rice, and lots of vegetables to rest his metabolism from calorie-dense foods.

However, there are also days where Jacques consumes a lot of filling foods like steak, potatoes, or even a less-healthy cheat meal, to satisfy his cravings.


 

Jacques Lewis displaying his ripped back on the Mr. Olympia stage

“Sacrifice, dedication, and discipline! Motivation would be listed but truth be told, that’s temporary, and comes and goes.”

What we can learn from Jacques Lewis

Jacques Lewis is an accomplished Men’s Physique athlete, who’s managed to pile up a string of impressive results, both on the amateur, and professional bodybuilding stage.

If you’re looking to become a bodybuilder like Jacques, or you just want to live a healthy lifestyle – then make sure you have your diet and training ‘in check.’

If you can stay consistent with these two aspects of fitness, alongside having a quality sleep, then building an awesome physique, and possibly even a fruitful career in fitness – is always possible.

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