Tristyn Lee is an American bodybuilder and internet sensation. When he’s not at the gym, Tristyn can be found on the soccer pitch, training to become a pro soccer player.
Tristyn’s rise to fame all began when he was 15, after he started uploading pictures of his awesome soccer skills on the web. However, it wasn’t long before people noticed his incredible physique, leading him to become an online sensation.
Tristyn now has an entire army of fans behind his back, and with no signs of slowing down, who knows what the future holds for him.
“This is a message to someone contemplating starting their fitness journey. Be willing to take the hits, take the criticism, and fall down many many times.”
Full Name: Tristyn Lee Weight Height Age Date of Birth 115 - 125lbs (52.2 - 56.7kg) 5'3" (160cm) 17 August 20, 2002 Nationality Profession Era American Bodybuilder, Footballer 2010 Weight 115 - 125lbs (52.2 - 56.7kg) Height 5'3" (160cm) Age 17 Date of Birth August 20, 2002 Nationality American Profession Bodybuilder, Footballer Era 2010
“Now I am blessed to have the opportunity to have built such an amazing community and have been able to travel the world for football and fitness. Take one step forward each day. That’s all.”
- Aspiring Pro Soccer Player
- Internet Sensation
“The number of people that have a skill or have a good physique and truly have talent, is quite large. But the amount of people willing to take hits, fall down, and take criticism is so little. Take one step each day towards your goal. One step each hour. One step each minute.”
Most of the time, Tristyn trains 2 times per day in the gym, focusing on a separate muscle group in each workout.
However, while he trains hard, Tristyn doesn’t neglect the importance of rest. He’ll take a day off whenever he feels his body needs it.
Among Tristyn’s favorite leg building exercises are squats. However, as this exercise is taxing on his body, he makes sure to start with light weights to properly warm-up his joints. He won’t do heavy squats until he feels his legs are fully warmed-up and ready.
Here’s an example of Tristyn’s leg workout, as shown in his internet video:
- Squats, 3-5 sets of 10-12 reps
- Leg Press, 3-5 sets of 8-12 reps
- Hamstring Curls, 3-5 sets of 8-12 reps
- Leg Extensions (Quads), 3-5 sets of 8-12 reps
Arm Workout by Tristyn Lee
Tristyn likes to start his arm workouts with light weights. Then, as he goes through his sets, he’ll gradually increase the weight so that by his last set, he lifts as heavy as he can.
Here’s the workout:
- Hammer Curls, 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps
- Close-Grip Bench Press, 4-5 sets of 10-12 reps, last set to failure
- Cable Triceps Extensions, 3-4 sets of 10-12 reps, last set to failure
- Dumbbell Triceps Extensions, 5 sets of 8-12 reps
- Barbell Curls, 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps
- Biceps Curls, 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps
Tristyn Lee eats a keto diet, with his macros looking like this:
- 70% fat
- 25% protein
- 5% carbs
From his personal experience, Tristyn’s found that his body runs better on fats than carbs as his energy source. With a keto diet, his body enters a state of ‘ketosis’, where he uses fat for energy instead of glucose.
As a soccer player, Tristyn plays long matches, which means his body requires a constant supply of calories. This is where dietary fats give him the edge, allowing him a sustained energy supply as opposed to simple carbs, which only spike his blood glucose levels for a short window of time.
“Some people do work better on carbs. But I’m not one of those people. Being a football/soccer player I feel extremely lethargic and heavy when I’m running off of carbs.”
- 5 Eggs
- 4 oz. Steak
- Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk
- Kale Salad/Kale Chips
“Having a lot of calories for some people may cause them to gain body fat. But it’s also where these calories are coming from. I don’t eat any sugar and always make sure to stay away from artificial sweeteners like maltodextrin, aspartame, sucralose etc. These all affect your body in a worse way than raw sugar does.”
What we can learn from Tristyn Lee
Tristyn Lee and his story have taught us one key lesson: never let your age or background be the excuse for not getting the body that you want. Nothing is impossible with hard work.
That said, it’s important to remember that building a great physique takes time.
Tristyn admits he had days where he saw little progress. This made him think about giving up. But he never listened to these negative thoughts. He kept going, one day at the time. This is what enabled him to sculpt his awesome physique at only 15 years of age.
With the same mentality as Tristyn Lee, you too can smash any obstacle that stands in your way, and achieve your goal physique in the process.