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Published on October 4th, 2016 | by Admin

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Physique Competitor & Magnum Athlete Jake Bradley Talks With Nutritionbeast.com


Meet Physique Competitor and Magnum Athlete Jake Bradley. If Jake Bradley isn’t on your radar screen, he should be! Find out what program Jake is using to take his physique to the next level.

  • Hometown: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Current Location: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Height: 5’ 11’’
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Age: 26
  • Favorite Protein Powder: Magnum’s Quattro, Chocolate Love
  • Favorite Style of Cardio: Long distance, Low Intensity

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For those unfamiliar with you, can you tell us a bit about your background and how you got involved in the fitness industry?

I grew up playing hockey at a rep level, and in high school I switched to rugby. After I graduated, I needed a sport to compete in that wasn’t going to disrupt my day job. I ended up finding a body transformation program online that was very motivating; it had videos that I would watch daily. Those videos inspired me, and I was off to the races!

What were your biggest challenges when you first started training?

My biggest challenge was nailing down my nutrition, and developing the mind muscle connection. Once I found out about the myfitnesspal app it became easier for me. I wrote down my meal plans, and I picked up a food scale.

What’s the one thing you look forward to treating yourself to after a competition?

All I can think about during contest prep is getting my hands on a cold bottle of Cran.Raspberry juice by OceanSpray. I start thinking about this at the beginning of my water cut, until after the show! (Laughs)

How did you become involved with Magnum Nutraceuticals? And tell us a little bit about the demos and what you love most about them?

I was referred to Magnum Nutraceuticals by the owner of my local Popeye’s Supplements store, Chris. My teammate and I have fun sampling products and educating our customers on Magnum’s products, and I love to match our customers with the right Magnum products for their fitness goals.

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What Magnum products are you currently using?

Jake’s Magnum Stack:

  • Daily: Primer
  • Pre workout: Rocket Science, Volume
  • Intra workout: Opus
  • Post Workout: Quattro

How do you feel Magnum’s products have helped you reach your goals?

The energy and focus I get from Rocket Science is unmatched. I usually stick with two capsules. I like to save a 3 capsule day for when I’m either a bit fatigued or if someone out of the ‘norm’ lifts with me.

The pumps I get from Volume are Crazy! Stacking those pills with a high rep program and a good mind muscle connection, gives me skin bulging pumps!

Opus has got to be my favorite product from Magnum. It ALWAYS has my back. (Laughs) I will take a gulp every 5 minutes while I’m doing cardio or a gulp in-between every set during a lift. No matter how I felt coming into a workout, I never run out of energy while Opus is in my shaker cup.

Quattro is the best protein powder that I have ever tried, and believe me, I’ve tried a lot! (Laughs) Magnum’s Quattro tastes exactly like chocolate milk!

These Magnum supplements have all contributed to my physique, and helped me better myself day in, and day out.

What does your current training look like, and what is your current training philosophy?

Jake’s Full Routine:

My current training program is FST-7.

Monday: Legs

  • Squats 2 x 12-15, 3 x 8-10
  • Leg Press 1 x 12, 3 x 30 *varied foot stance
  • Leg Extensions 7 x 7-10 (FST-7 Superset)
  • Seated Hamstring Curl 7 x 7-10

Tuesday: Chest/Biceps

  • Incline Dumbbell Press 2 x 12-15, 2-3 x 8-10
  • Incline Dumbbell Fly’s 2 x 12-15, 2-3 x 15
  • Dumbbell Bench Press 1-2 x 12-15, 3-4 x 12-15
  • Cable Fly’s 7 x 7-10 (FST-7 Superset)
  • Cable Press 7 x 5-10
  • Decline Push-Ups 7 x 10-12
  • Alternating Dumbbell Curls 3 x 8-12 (Superset)
  • Dumbbell Curls 3 x 5
  • Standing Cable Curls 3 x 10-12
  • Reverse Curls 2 x 20

Wednesday: Cardio

  • Treadmill 5 Minute Warm Up/Low Intensity 15 Minutes
  • Stair Master Low Intensity 15 Minutes
  • Bike 15 Minutes Standing/5 Minute Cool Down

Thursday: Back/Abs

  • Underhand Cable Pulldowns 2 x 10-12, 2 x 10-12
  • V-Bar Pulldowns 2 x 8-12
  • Reverse Grip Bent-Over Rows 2 x 8-12, 2 x 8-12
  • Seated Cable Rows 3 x 8-12
  • Straight Arm Pulldowns 7 x 8-12

Abs Circuit:

  • Reverse Crunch 3 x 10-15
  • Elbow/Knee Crunch 3 x 10-15
  • Lying Leg Raise (Using Bench) 3 x 10-15
  • Air Bike 3 x 10-15

Friday: Shoulders/Triceps

  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press 2 x 10-12, 2 x 8-12
  • Cable Lateral Raise 1 x 10, 2 x 8-12
  • Alternating Dumbbell Front Raise 2 x 8-12
  • Bent-Over Lateral Raise 2 x 8-12 (Superset)
  • High-Pulley Rows 2 x 8-12
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raises 7 x 8-12 reps
  • Single-Arm Reverse Grip Cable Pressdowns 2 x 10, 2 x 8-12
  • Overhead Dumbbell Extensions 1 x 10, 2 x 10-12
  • Overhead Extensions 7 x 8-12

Saturday: Cardio

  • Treadmill 5 Minute Warm Up/Low Intensity 15 Minutes
  • Stair Master Low Intensity 15 Minutes
  • Bike 15 Minutes Standing/5 Minute Cool Down

Sunday: Rest

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What’s your favorite exercise for shoulders?

I love super setting dumbbell side lateral raises with the reverse pec deck. After pumping those two areas, my shoulders feel at least three times as big! (Laughs)

How often do you and your girlfriend, Nadine train together?

Nadine and I go to the gym together pretty much every day, and we work out together at least half of the time. I like doing cardio with her; she’s a good motivator!

What is your secret to your incredible arm development?

Frequency, volume, and the mind muscle connection are the key ingredients which have allowed me to put size on my arms. I train them often, and I include lots of reps and sets into the workouts; I also focus on the stretch and contraction for each rep.

What does your current diet look like?

Jake’s Daily Diet:

  • Meal 1: 3 Whole Eggs, 3/4 cup Egg Whites, 1 cup Oats (Dry) and 2 tablespoons Honey
  • Meal 2: 1 Banana, 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • Meal 3: 5 ounces Chicken Breast, 12 ounces White Rice and 1 ounce Almonds
  • Meal 4: 1 Banana and 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • Meal 5: 1 scoop Magnum Quattro
  • Meal 6: 5 ounces Tilapia and 12 ounces Yams
  • Meal 7: 3 ounces White Rice

Do you incorporate cheat meals? And if so how often?

I do indulge in good food when I feel like it. Currently, I’m not prepping for a contest, and with my energy output from working construction and lifting regularly, my BMR is high enough to handle whatever I can throw at it.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of the fitness industry?

When I’m not training and I have some downtime during the week, I like to lay back and play some video games or watch a good movie. On the weekends, I’ll go for hikes or a walk around the beautiful island with my girlfriend. One hobby I’m starting to really get into is learning about diesel engines because I’d like to upgrade my truck situation one of these days! (Laughs)

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Lisa




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