Lift Yourself Up! | Johnnie Jackson
It's been said before, "Everything that has happened to me came from helping someone else."
It's been said before, "Everything that has happened to me came from helping someone else."
Shaun Clarida has no plan B. He is winning his title back PERIOD.
We are back at Hunter's office aka Labrada Nutrition HQ with training partner Jordan Vanderflier and Ben Chow
Josh Bryant visits Destination and watches Joe Mackey during his deadlift session. Joe works up to a top set of 820 lbs for 2 reps.
Here, Jason is in town at destination for the 40th anniversary and links up with Chase Cummings for a chest training session.
Branch Warren gives us a brief, one-take account of Joe Weider and the creation of the Mr. Olympia competition.
Big Joe Mackey is in his offseason and talks us through how he structures his chest training routine.
Ed Brown is training back in preparation for his professional debut in Pittsburgh in 5 weeks. He takes us through his training here, exercise by exercise
We show you all here a typical day in the life while traveling for Brett and any serious bodybuilders at any level.
"I am always going to have fun and smile but now its going to get serious."
"Sometimes what you are going through sucks, but you are going through it with your lifting partners and just embrace it!"
We catch a weekend with Liv Roth, a push & pull session in the gym, her modeling the new GASP tank for ladies and some words that she lives by.
Leg training always has been and always will be the toughest to execute. Throw in being 5 weeks out from a competition and its EVEN harder!
This is Martin's 2nd year as a professional and is looking to come shake it up again with seasoned pros at the Texas Pro this August.
Y'all know what time it is! IFBB Pro Johnnie O Jackson hits up Destination Dallas for a classic back workout that only he can deliver!
Here it is in black and white, set for set and rep for rep with Johnnie Jackson and Branch Warren at the original Metroflex in Arlington, Texas.
"You have to have a passion for it." Calum Raistrick is visiting from the UK and links up with Luke Miller here at Destination.
"Quitting is not an option. Quitting is never an option. No matter how hard it is you have to just keep going. If you quit, you will feel that regret."
"You have no idea the fuel that I get from everyone (who doubts me). I think about that and work harder."
Samantha Jerring is conditioned with hijacking her thoughts and emotions to get exactly what she wants every day.
We go back to 2015 and then flash forward to 2022 and see the intensity that Johnnie Jackson brings to his training hasn't changed.
In a sit down interview with the 2012 Miss Olympia, Nathalia Melo, discusses her journey from the stage to motherhood and family life.
This Arnold Classic will have ALL of the top classic physique competitors. Divine knows this and is stoked to get the comparison he is working for
Here we link up with Brett and Ivana in Denver at Armbrust Pro Gym with still 5.5 weeks until the Arnold Classic.
Here we link up with TEAM Gaspari for an "untraditional" gym takeover and some foundational, proactive philosophy talk on making moves.
Mastering your own mind takes self awareness and a quiet controlled power that can only be harnessed through intense, consistent effort.
There will never be an ideal start time. There is no perfect scenario where everything lines up for anyone to take charge.
The Hoss, The Shed, Guy, Ben, The Butcher and the Prodigy ALL come together at destination Dallas for an epic and tandem training session.
Fix your mentality before you set out to do something different and eventually something great.
It's Olympia time!! The stage is set and the guys are ready to show their very best.
In this series we follow 5 Olympia qualified professionals all the way up to what will be the most competitive Classic physique Olympia to date.
Iain is preparing for the Olympia now and Martin is taking another full year to improve and dominate next year.
Chasing your passion with all that you have, you can't really fail.
When people with common core values and missions link up on the same trajectory the effects and outcome are amplified.
This was 16 years of hard work...
It's amazing to see how one man can have this vision where most people couldn't believe it.
Martin Fitzwater is making his pro debut at the Texas Pro and here in 2021.
Martin Fitzwater wears his passion for bodybuilding on his sleeve.
Darwin Uribe won in Atlanta at the Chicago pro but recalls the countless mental and physical struggles up to the point of WINNING.
Keone is back in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia and ready to head back to Dallas with another win under his belt.
"It has been 9 weeks of no refeeds, no carb up and no cheat meals. That doesn't matter because I will always do what it takes."
Think bigger. Get uncomfortable.
Darwin Uribe moved from Colombia to Dallas to really dig into his ambitions as a new IFBB Pro.
"If you want to be successful, surround yourself with successful people."
Hunter Labrada and Bryan Troianello make the trip to Orlando, Florida for Liv Roth's pro debut.
We sat down with Tony to get an in depth interview to see how he feels physically and mentally 48 hours out from Dallas Europa.
Jon Irizarry and Josh Bryant linked up for a 12 week bench press program to initially break the 500lb mark, now they're past that.
These are "bite sized" recaps of some of the best takeaways from the last month.
Letting your emotions rule your actions can and WILL lead to anything other than your desired outcome.
Check out how being decisive and hauling ass to a state he's never been to and setting up a new gym home changed his life thus far.
Competition always gets Johnnie fired up and there is something great in the works for this year.
We catch up with 212 Mr. Olympia Shaun Clarida, Samir Troudi and Derek Lunsford to get a brief raw take on what's going on.
"I like to be abnormal. I don't want to do thing show other do them. I want to do it my way."
Johnnie Jackson spews some learning lessons from earlier on in his pro bodybuilding career.
Courage doesn't get distracted with things that might take energy that don't really contribute to what makes him happy.
Jon is feeling strong, confident and dangerous, a place he knows his competitors don't want him to be.
Hunter visits Destination for a weekend of product feedback meetings, training and more.
Branch Warren, Johnnie Jackson, Kyle Cavnar and former navy seal Ryan Parrott link up for a crazy back training session.
What stands the test of time? That which separates itself from he rest.
Living is not mediocre, it's not doing the bare minimum, it's not keeping the training wheels on and never red lining it.
Michael Johansson injured his shoulder and decided to make the most out of his way to recovery.
Listen to the Tyngre Old School Podcast with GASP Athlete Shaun Clarida as guest.
"You need to burn your boats. You need to have no plan B because that brings out the best in yourself."
CEO Michael Johansson truly subscribe to the Work Hard Play hard methodology of life.
Sometimes a break and a re-boot is neededed to find new focus and determination.
"I saw the world against me. Everything was against me. I never took the responsibility to do or change anything."
There will always be someone willing to give more than you IF you don't consistently give 100%.
Time flies. It waits for no one! Get up and get after what you want TODAY! No free rides. Nothing given. Everything earned.
Branch Warren takes us through and intense shoulder work out and drops knowledge on how you should know your worth and not settle for less.
Check out this in depth Q&A with Shaun Clarida during his recent visit to Destination.
Branch Warren & Johnnie Jackson sit down and explain the impact social media has made on the body building world.
Shaun Clarida is in Texas at the GASP and Better Bodies HQ to kick off a celebratory week with the team.
Shaun Clarida, by "normal" standards should never have won the 212 Olympia title. But he did...
Jake found the GASP community groups and the NO EXCUSES mentality that we are all about and dove head first in.
Johnnie is leaving the competitive stage after an extensive professional career with 14 Mr. Olympia appearances and 7 professional victories.
Branch Warren has had naysayers his "entire adult life" telling him he's crazy for his pursuits and going against the grain.
Ed Brown, fresh off a pro card win at the NPC Universe visits Destination Dallas.
"Are you gonna be a flash in the pan or are you gonna be around for a while? This stuff takes time!"
Shaun used 2020 to his advantage as anyone not willing to compromise will do, and made training continue during the shutdowns.
Our CEO Michael Johansson elevates the description of a leader to the max and in full GASP style.
When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe you will quickly find out that it takes grit and being relentless.
What does it take to turn pro? Loving the process will be a huge advantage to facilitate and expedite becoming a true professional.
Keone Pearson is getting ready for the Boston Pro. He'll be visiting Destination Dallas this week.
Keep it simple, be relentless, dominate, and WIN THE DAY. Do that over and over and over and there is no way you can lose.
Perseverance and a next level work ethic are essential to succeeding in absolutely anything worth striving for.
Our version of intensity is going in the gym and using as heavy a weight as possible given the rep range we are going for.
Forward progress in general is based on proper stimulus, measuring and being very proactive and hungry.
Joe reminisces on when he was a book worm and then when his genetics hadn't hit yet.
Derek Lunsford is fitting in training where and when he can as close to business as usual for the 2020 Olympia.
Meet the parents that fostered the work ethic, heart and ambition of the people's champ Guy Cisternino.
"Adapt, manipulate and come up with a way to challenge yourself, your will and your mind everyday. Find a way to make it happen."
GASP CEO Michael Johansson is giving back to the iron community!
"There is no quicker way to get to where you want to go than to focus and lock in and don't let distractions come in."
What happens when relentless meets consistency? Your mentality and for all intents and purposes YOU become an unstoppable force.
The Arnold came and went and Johnnie Jackson is just getting started. Next up is Chicago Pro.
Johnnie Jackson with IFBB Physique pro Sheilahe Brown and Joe Mackey emphasizing the importance of posing practice for competitive bodybuilding.
An epic, one of a kind symbiotic partnership that has sharpened and built one another for over 10 years!