By Ben Wheeler
MEET the fifty-year-old fitness fanatic, known as Ripped Grandpa, who can deadlift an extraordinary two-hundred kilograms and consumes a stomach churning three-thousand, four hundred Calories per day.
Jean Titus (50), a fitness consultant and motivational speaker from Washington DC has been weight-lifting ever since his college days, over 30 years ago.
Powerful video footage shows Jean going through various strenuous workouts as he delivers a rousing monologue from one of his speeches.
Additional images depict him working up a sweat in the gym as well as some modelling shots he has had taken.
“Before I got into fitness, I was a skinny kid,” Jean recalls.
“Looking back, I feel that I wasn’t as strong and that I had not tapped into my true physical potential.
“I started to really get into weights over 30 years ago now during college and never looked back.
“Weight-lifting was a part of the strength and conditioning training program for college athletes, of which I was one.
Jean, who boasts an impressive 48-inch chest and 18-inch biceps, revealed more about his active lifestyle, discussing his routine, diet and why it is so valuable to him.
“I’ve realised over time that your most valuable asset is your physical and mental health, which is why it is so important to be in shape,” he said.
“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.
“My record lifts are 180kg bench press, 200kg deadlift and 210kg for a squat, although I don’t ego lift, I train more for performance and conditioning.
“Nutrition is also really important to me, on a typical day I’ll consume four to five meals and on average 3,400 calories a day.
Jean also told of what sort of reaction he gets to his physique from members of the public and what his advice would be to anyone aspiring to improve their fitness.
“People are amazed by my physical abilities, due to my age,” he said.
“On a daily basis I have several people approach me asking about my workout routine and diet, and complimenting my physique.
“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.
“You are your only competition, make an effort everyday to beat yesterday’s output and with that mindset, in time you will achieve your goals.”
For more information visit Jean’s Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/titusunlimited/