Jack is one of our coaches at CJ Strength & Conditioning. He’s also a wrestler, firefighter, and strongman competitor. He can deadlift 485 pounds, squat 365 pounds, and run a six-minute mile.
What are your greatest athletic accomplishments?
There have been lots of accomplishments that I’ve been privately proud of, but they aren’t the things that make headlines. It’s going back to the gym after a disappointing competition. It’s doing the training instead of hanging out at the bar. It’s not quitting. My greatest accomplishment is always right around the corner.
What are the foods that you eat every day?
My diet is not my strong suit. I’ve recently begun really trying to eliminate processed foods because I got used to just throwing protein bars and snacks into a bag for the day. To eat right you have to slow down a little -- it’s going to take a little more time, and that’s something I never have enough of. I’m working on it though!
What supplements do you take everyday?
None, but I go to see two of the most knowledgable massage therapists in the industry that I’ve ever met at Making Movement!
How often do you train a week and for how long?
I usually train six days a week for about 12-16 hours a week.
What are your favorite bands or music to listen to when you train?
It depends on what I’m doing! I like Eminem and Skillet. When I’m lifting heavy, it’s Skillet. When it’s a “grind” kind of workout -- fast and light -- it’s Eminem. During rest periods I listen to Disney Classics.
What do you do for your rest days?
Catch up on things I neglect when I’m training -- haircuts, chores, tidying up, crying profusely in the corner. But I also do other stuff -- hanging out with my friends, training at the firehouse.
What books or authors do you recommend to your friends most often?
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