Kris Gethin is an internationally renown trainer, CEO of a supplements brand and former Editor-in-Chief of a leading fitness website. He’s gained a vast amount of knowledge in the fitness industry through his journey, sculpting a great physique.
However, it hasn’t always been easy for the Welshman – a motocross accident left him with a serious back injury as a teenager.
This is his story:
“I am a person who lives and breathes fitness”
|Full Name: Kris Gethin|
|Weight||Height||Year of Birth||Nationality|
|185 - 195lbs (83.9 - 88.5kg)||5'8" (172.5cm)||1982||Welsh|
|Weight||185 - 195lbs (83.9 - 88.5kg)|
|Year of Birth||1982|
“I take pride in my health, and I am driven to keep my body in top form because it is the hub from which all other parts of life extend”
- 2nd Place – MetRx First Timers Wales
- 2nd Place – ANB Mr Sydney
- 2nd Place – ANB Mr NSW
- 2nd Place – ANB Australia Championships
- 2nd Place – WNSO World Championships
- 2nd Place – NPA Idaho Falls
- 2nd Place – NPA Idaho Championships
“I was first introduced to Bodybuilding following an accident while racing motocross”
Accident and Entering the Gym
Born in Wales, Kris Gethin grew up on his family’s farm with a strong work ethic. But he wasn’t always keen on fitness as a child – his first passion was motocross.
However, he sustained a serious back injury after an accident. At this point, he was told that he couldn’t continue riding his motorbike.
Kris began rehabilitation using weights, determined to prove the doctors wrong.
After spending months working hard to recover from his accident, Kris made serious progress in the gym. He started reading bodybuilding magazines, idolizing the “real life superheroes” with amazing physiques.
It wasn’t long until Kris fell in love with weight training and set his sights on competing as a bodybuilder.
His first show was the MetRx First Timers Wales contest. Although Kris didn’t win, he placed second in his debut, losing out on the trophy by 1 point.
This pushed him to step up his game to succeed in the industry.
Kris’ transformation since his motocross accident.
By 2012, Kris had sculpted a great physique, making a name for himself by becoming the Editor of a bodybuilding website. His gained a reputation as a guru in the industry, meeting and interviewing many icons during this period.
Although being the Editor was a “dream come true” for Kris, he was eager to achieve more in the industry.
By the age of 33, Kris had appeared in a further 6 competitions and created his own supplements company. He personally tested his products while preparing for a Triathalon over 28 months.
However, he’d also made the huge decision to step down as Editor of the leading bodybuilding website.
Celebrity Personal Trainer
By 2016, at 34, Kris had gained even more exposure in the industry. He successfully trained Bollywood stars such as Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham and Mahesh Babu for upcoming film releases.
He’d become an international fitness icon, known for his intense training philosophies and vast knowledge of bodybuilding.
“Every individual has a slightly different insertion and origin point of their muscle fibers. By pressing with dumbbells instead of a barbell, you are able to find your plane of movement that best fits your physique and structure”
Kris is a massive advocate of his DTP (Dramatic Transformation Principle) program. This involves numerous high and low rep exercises to activate both fast and slow twitch fibers.
“I have had a lot of success with this program by experimenting on myself and others, and it has enabled everyone who has tried it to burn fat and build muscle”
Monday – DTP Leg’s
- Leg Press: 1×50, 1×40, 1×30, 1×20, 1×10, 1×5, 1×5, 1×10, 1×20, 1×30, 1×40, 1×50
Tuesday – DTP Shoulders
- Shoulder Press: 1×50, 1×40, 1×30, 1×20, 1×10, 1×5, 1×5, 1×10, 1×20, 1×30, 1×40, 1×50
Wednesday – Cardio
- 20 minutes walking stairs
Thursday – Arms
- DTP Barbell Curl Superset with Lying Tricep Extension: 1×50, 1×40, 1×30, 1×20, 1×10, 1×5, 1×5, 1×10, 1×20, 1×30, 1×40, 1×50
Friday – Shoulders
- Dumbell Press superset with Bent over Dumbbell Rows: 1×50, 1×40, 1×30, 1×20, 1×10, 1×5, 1×5, 1×10, 1×20, 1×30, 1×40, 1×50
Saturday – Ab’s
- Ab Crunches 3xfailure
- Lying Leg Raise 3xfailure
- Standing Calf Press 3×20
- Seated Calf Press 3×30
Sunday – Cardio
- 20 minutes walking stairs
“The more frequent we eat meals, the faster our metabolism. So, why would we want to extend this fast by not eating before bed and immediately upon waking”
Kris aims to eat 8 meals a day to provide his body with the energy it needs to develop. He plans his meals around lean proteins, complex carbs and green vegetables.
Unlike other athletes, Kris always consumes breakfast before training cardio – he believes that running on an empty stomach will slow your metabolism down.
- Meal 1 – Oats, egg whites and coffee
- Meal 2 – Egg white omlet with chicken and oatmeal
- Meal 3 – Lean steak with brown rice
- Meal 4 – Chicken, sweet potato and broccoli
- Meal 5 – Tilapia, brown rice and broccoli
- Meal 6 – Tilapia and broccoli
- Meal 7 – Chicken, sweet potato and broccoli
- Chicken breast and broccoli
- Meal 8 – Steak and broccoli
- Whey Protein
- Natural Testosterone Booster
- Casein Protein
- Probiotic Digestive Enzyme
“I looked at bodybuilders as real-life superheroes. I was so inspired by their level of fitness that it helped me work harder on my own body”
Idols and Influences
Kris met numerous bodybuilders through his journey in the fitness industry. Their incredible physiques has always motivated him to achieve similar success as an athlete.
However, he names Andrew Merrifield, Dorian Yates, Lee Priest and Branch Warren as his idols.
“I loved connecting with people and motivating them toward their fitness goals.”
What we can learn from Kris Gethin
Kris has taught us that coming back stronger after being knocked down will eventually lead you to success. He was forced to quit motocross after his injury but created his own supplements company after pursuing fitness.
One thing we can take away from Kris’ story is to never settle for anything. He managed to attain his dream job as the Editor of a bodybuilding website, but set the bar higher to achieve more success.
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Hello Mr. Gethin My Name is Victor I’m 10 years Older then you I live in south Jersey Thanks for your 12week transformation my story I am
5’10 weight 259 lbs 2014 I did the 12 week transform after seeing my lumpy out of breath shadow in the summer sun
I was so discussed I decided to look up body building then seen your vid. I went down to 198lbs
people where blow away. I had a sick as cardio. I have a long distance muscle bindery . when I would work out in an hour later I had a sencond wind and third wind to go again . one day I blew out my ACL at work on a blind step while carrying a machine part. I had the ACL replaced muniscus repaired . I tried pushing the recovery to not loose the progress I made with no pain killers or asprin. well I wound up with blood clots paulminary Embolism twice. Dr.said I am very lucky to be alive and with a Dvt in my left leg and went thru four kidney stone attacts . I am on blood thinner for the rest of my life and my weight is back up 230 lbs my 20/20 vision is gone. life is a struggle trying to balance wife kids work house income with fitness and I admire your work ethics and enjoy your videos especially when you hit struggle points . it keeps it real , insperational . You don’t skip or hide the feed . Thanks ! I walk around in my house twice a day 20 min. I try to work out in my dungy basement kicking my wife and mother in law out from smoking nasty cigarettes down there . Anyway It would truly be on my bucket list in my life to meet and hang out with you even more awesome to do a work out session or do somthing crazy different lIke sKY diving , flyong an airplane or riding some dirt bikes . I had a YZ 490cc when I was 20 or so loved ripping thru the gears and catching some air . my big life change was 42 you kinda go into a denial stage Because the mind says yes and the body joints say no. I would like to change all that and not to get my ass kicked I’m the dirt. I am trying to do it again. to train and reflect and build it is a day by day struggle with the meds I dont heal up as quickly and I feel it in the joints and tendends. ya know no ecusses I want the results.
. Congratulations to you and your adversity to succeed the naysayers . Im sure you will never see this and I will never get to meet you in person But just in case you ever do I’m @ 218 Bergen Ave Bellmawr n.j. 08031
Peace love -N- determination
Hello Mr Gethin , my name is manu gupta from India . I came to know that you have trained Hritik roshan who was suffering from two slipped discs . I am also suffering from slip disc and 2 degenerative discs , can I get any training personally or online help from your experience as I suffered from lot of pain , it will be very helpful if you guide me.