The Hodgetwins

The Hodgetwins, AKA ( Keith and Kevin Hodge ) are YouTube fitness gurus who are popular for their entertaining and informational videos.

Their rise to the top began in December 2008, when they started uploading comedic videos related to fitness and on current events. Their videos quickly went viral, and The Hodgetwins brand was born.

Since then, they’ve become rising stars in the entertainment industry, as well as entrepreneurs – with their own clothing and supplement line.

Here’s The Hodgetwins’ story:


 

The Hodgetwins preparing to do a bench press

“All kinds of gains. All kinds…”

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Keith Hodge, Kevin Hodge
WeightHeightAgeDate of Birth
205 - 215lbs (88.5 - 93.0kg)6'3" (190.5cm)43September 17, 1975
NationalityProfessionAlias
AmericanSocial Media Stars, Actors, Entrepreneurs, Fitness GurusThe Hodgetwins
Era
2000, 2010
Weight205 - 215lbs (88.5 - 93.0kg)
Height6'3" (190.5cm)
Age43
Date of BirthSeptember 17, 1975
NationalityAmerican
ProfessionSocial Media Stars, Actors, Entrepreneurs, Fitness Gurus
AliasThe Hodgetwins
Era2000, 2010


 

The Hodgetwins flexing their arms at the camera

“Back in the gym with The Hodgetwins!”

Accomplishments

Business Accomplishments

  • Social Media Stars
  • Entrepreneurs (clothing line owners, supplement line owners)
  • Actors
  • Fitness Models

 

One of the Hodgetwins doing dips while the other is resting between his sets

“At the end of the day, you can go out there and do whatever the fu*k you wanna do!”

Biography

From the U.S. Marine Corps to the Entertainment Industry

Born and raised in Virginia USA, The Hodgetwins were endowed with an ability to entertain people from their early days. They said they were always “those guys who made people laugh.” However, as youngsters, they never thought of turning this innate gift into a career.

They initially chased a career in finance, and the U.S. Marine Corps. But, Keith eventually realized this wasn’t something he wanted to do for the rest of his life. As a result, he suggested to Kevin they should quit their corporate jobs, and make a leap of faith into the entertainment industry.

Kevin agreed, and as the brothers said, “the rest is history.” As they were always big advocates of the fitness lifestyle, The Hodgetwins decided to start uploading videos related to training and nutrition – with their own ‘unique twist’ added to it.

Their videos quickly gained global appeal, thanks to their ‘edgy’ humor, and awesome personality. From then on, the brothers branched out into other topics. Such as commentary on current events, candid photo, or a video commentary, etc.

Achieving Success

By 2014, The Hodgetwins became famous worldwide; gaining an enormous number of fans every month. They started appearing in minor TV Shows, as well as some commercials; which, in turn, allowed them to grow their brand, alongside a clothing line business.

Kevin and Keith continue to pursue their dreams; hoping to make it on the big screen one day. As some of their loyal followers say; The twins on the rise’ are set to entertain fans for years to come.


 

The Hodgetwins doing a professional photoshoot, where they are looking at the camera with a serious expression on their faces, while also showing their ripped upper bodies

“We are all different, and everyone’s body reacts differently to different exercises and nutrition, volume, and rep ranges. What may work for you may not work for someone else. We are very clear about that in our advice to people. Sometimes you have to try a number of different approaches or a combination of routines to reach your fitness goals.”

Training

The Hodgetwins work on each body part twice a week. Their rep range depends on the type of exercise they do. If it’s a compound movement, they’ll do 5-8 reps. For isolation movements, such as bicep curls or cable flys, they’ll do 8-12 reps.

The brothers also mentioned they never train to failure; believing it’s not necessary for optimal muscle growth.

Replacement for Squats

During their service in the U.S. Army, The Hodgetwins injured their lower back. As a result of this, they stopped doing exercises like squats and deadlifts in the gym. 

Because of this, they had to find a replacement for these compound movements; something that would build their legs as effectively as squats and deadlifts.

They’ve found that high volume leg workouts with exercises such as leg press, lunges, leg extensions, and lying leg curls gave them equally as good results as regular squats.


 

One of the Hodgetwins doing ab twists in a gym, while the other one is looking at him


Weekly Workout Plan

Day 1: Chest, Triceps, Abs

  • Decline Barbell Bench Press, 4 Sets Of 5-8 Reps
  • Medium-Grip Barbell Incline Bench Press, 4 Sets Of 5-8 Reps
  • Dips – Triceps Version, 4 Sets Of 5-12 Reps
  • Tricep Dumbbell Kickback, 4 Sets Of 10-12 Reps, Super Set With Pushups (Close And Wide Hand Positions), 4 Sets Of 8-12 Reps
  • Pushups (Close And Wide Hand Positions) Pushups (Close And Wide Hand Positions)
  • Hanging Leg Raise, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps
  • Russian Twist, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps
  • Ab Crunch Machine, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps

Day 2: Legs, Abs

  • Leg Press, 5 Sets Of 15-20 Reps
  • Leg Extensions, 3 Sets Of 15 Reps
  • Seated Leg Curl, 3 Sets Of 15 Reps
  • Standing Calf Raises, 4 Sets Of 15-30 Reps
  • Dumbbell Lunges, 4 Sets Of 8-12 Reps
  • Glute Ham Raise, 3 Sets Of 10 Reps
  • Hanging Leg Raise, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps
  • Russian Twist, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps
  • Ab Crunch Machine, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps

Day 3: Back and Arms

  • T-Bar Row, 4 Sets Of 5-10 Reps
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown, 4 Sets Of 8 Reps
  • Leverage High Row, 3 Sets Of 5-10 Reps
  • Cable Hammer Curls – Rope Attachment, 4 Sets Of 10-12 Reps
  • Dumbbell Curls 21, 3 Sets Of 21 Reps – 21s Technique: 7 reps of top half of range of motion, 7 reps of bottom half range of motion, and 7 reps full range of motion

Day 4: Shoulders and Abs

  • Leverage Shoulder Press, 4 Sets Of 5-8 Reps
  • Standing Barbell Press Behind Neck, 4 Sets Of 8-10 Reps
  • Seated Barbell Military Press, 4 Sets Of 8-10 Reps
  • Side Lateral Raise, 4 Sets Of 12 Reps
  • Upright Barbell Row, 4 Sets Of 12 Reps
  • Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise, 4 Sets Of 10 Reps
  • Leverage Shrug, 4 Sets Of 15 Reps
  • Leverage Shrug Leverage Shrug
  • Hanging Leg Raise, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps
  • Russian Twist, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps
  • Ab Crunch Machine, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps

Day 5: Abs

  • Jogging-Treadmill, 1 Hour
  • Hanging Leg Raise, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps
  • Russian Twist, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps
  • Ab Crunch Machine, 4 Sets Of 20 Reps

Day 6: Rest, Then Repeat Split


 

One of the Hodgetwins doing biceps curls while the other is motivating him to do more

“We are both International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) certified personal trainers. It was important to us both to become certified because we do take fitness seriously. We wanted to have access to the best information, so, we’re constantly doing research and updating our knowledge on what’s new in fitness and nutrition.”

Nutrition

Unorthodox Macros

Surprisingly, The Hodgetwins eat only between 120-140 grams of protein per day. Kevin explains the reason for this is; if they were to eat a gram of protein per pound of their bodyweight – they would eat around 210 grams of protein. Which Kevin believes is ‘way too much’ for their colon and kidneys to process.

The twins say they respond the best to lower protein intake. Along with a daily intake of around 2,500 calories.

As for fats and carbs, they usually don’t count them. Kevin says they always try to have a rough estimate of their carb intake. While trying to eat all of their daily fats in one meal.

“Find the calories you need to maintain growth, and then make sure you have enough protein. Some days it’s real easy to get carbs because they’re in everything, and in one meal you can consume all your fats for the day.” – The Hodgetwins

Rules for Eating

These are some of the dieting rules the Hodgetwins follow when they want to cut weight:

  • 1st Rule: The main protein sources should be eggs, and lean meats like chicken and beef.
  • 2nd Rule: Best carbs are vegetables, potatoes, rice, and legumes.
  • 3rd Rule: Always aim to eat home-cooked meals. If that’s not possible, then a healthy option from a restaurant menu will do.
  • 4th Rule: When they want to lose weight, The Hodgetwins eat between 1800-2000 calories per day.
  • 5th Rule: Alongside their 1800-2000 calorie limit, they also restrict their carb intake to 50 grams or less 2 or 3 days out of the week.
  • 6th Rule: Eat around 6 small meals each day.

 

The Hodgetwins looking extremely seriously each other directly in the eyes

What we can learn from The Hodgetwins

The Hodgetwins have shown us the power of teamwork. Through their joined efforts, they’ve risen to the top of the fitness industry. More impressively, their journey continues to grow – they have big plans for the future, hoping to become big names in the acting world.

Perhaps you too could find someone to share your journey with. Together, you might be able to reach your goals faster, and maybe, become a success one day; just like The Hodgetwins – two brothers from a small town in Virginia.

One comment

  1. Lashana Locke

    June 23, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    How much are your tickets

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