05 December 2017

Meet the incredibly ripped granddad who deadlifts more than 200kg

This grandfather who lifts more than 200 kg puts most people half his age to shame.

This grandfather who lifts more than 200 kg puts most people half his age to shame.

Jean Titus, from Washington DC in the US, has become an internet sensation after photos of his buff body went viral.

Although he now boasts a chiselled chest and massive biceps, the 50-year-old wasn’t always this fit. 

“Before I got into fitness, I was a skinny kid,” Jean told the Daily Mail.

“Looking back, I feel that I wasn’t as strong and that I hadn’t tapped into my true physical potential.”

Jean, who’s been nick-named the “Ripped Grandpa”, reveals that he got into weight training 30 years ago while in college and has “never looked back”.

“Weight-lifting was a part of the strength and conditioning training programme for college athletes, of which I was one.

“I’ve realised over time that your most valuable asset is your physical and mental health, which is why it’s so important to be in shape,” he says.

The fitness consultant and motivational speaker says he often gets shocked reactions and is frequently asked about his workout routine and strict diet, Metro News reports.

“People are amazed by my physical abilities, due to my age.

“On a daily basis I have several people approach me, asking about my workout routine and diet, and complimenting my physique,” he says.

Jean trains religiously and consumes four to five meals a day to maintain his toned physique.

“I train five days a week for an hour-and-a-half each day and I feel pretty good about my body. However, I’m always striving to make improvements.

“On a typical day I’ll consume four to five meals and on average 3,400 calories a day,” he says.

Jean, who has more than 138, 000 followers on Instagram, advises other aspiring fitness buffs to be consistent and fall in love with their daily process and progress.

“My advice for anyone looking to get into fitness would be to focus on the daily tasks, fall in love with the process and, most importantly, be consistent,” he says.

 “You are your only competition. Make an effort every day to beat yesterday’s output and with that mindset, in time you will achieve your goals.”