Martyn Ford Diet

Formerly a talented cricketer, Martyn Ford made quite the career change in his youth, when a career-ending injury changed his plans for good. As a child, Martyn dreamed of becoming a professional cricket player, but when he came down with a severe case of glandular fever, his development within the sport was severely hindered. As a result, Martyn had no choice but to give up on his dream.

However, Martyn didn’t let his injury stop him from achieving his sporting ambitions. Instead, he began to train in the gym, quickly falling in love with the fitness and bodybuilding lifestyle. Thankfully, he was able to fully recover – going on to becoming a well-known figure in the bodybuilding industry, earning himself a huge online fanbase and building a career as a fitness model and actor.

More recently, he has become part of the late Rich Piana’s 5% Nutrition – hoping to carry on the legacy of the highly popular bodybuilder who sadly lost his life in 2017.

Martyn Ford Quick Stats

  • Height: 6′ 8″
  • Average Weight: 145kg
  • Date of Birth: May 26, 1982
  • Nationality: British

Martyn Ford Workout

Martyn’s workouts are a blend of cardio and strength training. Taking part in cardio regularly, Martyn likes to mix things up often. In other words, he’ll take part in walking, running, and using the stationary bike also. Mixed martial arts (MMA) training also forms part of his workout routine, which Martyn participates in twice a week on average.

Martyn found that sometimes, he would hit a plateau in terms of his training. In order to combat this, Martyn began to change up his exercises regularly.

Instead of changing his repetition range, he decided that the way to continually build lean muscle was to perform different exercises instead of sticking to the same ones. Take a look below at Martyn training intensely in the gym:

Here’s what his overall training program looks like:

Monday: Chest/Biceps

  • Incline Press 3 x 12/8/6
  • Incline Flyes 3 x 12/8/6
  • Decline Press 3 x 12/8/6
  • Barbell Curls 3 x 12/8/6
  • Concentration Curls: 3 x 12/8/6

Tuesday: Back/Traps

  • Bent-Over Rows: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Close Grip Pulldowns: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Deadlifts: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Seated Single Arm Rows: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Shrugs: 3 x 12/8/6

Wednesday: Recovery

Thursday: Shoulders/Triceps

  • Seated Dumbbell Press: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Seated Laterals: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Single Arm Lateral Raises (Using Cable Machine): 3 x 12/8/6
  • Front Raises: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Rear Delt Flyes: 3 x 12/8/6
  • French Press: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Rope Pushdowns: 3 x 12/8/6

Friday: Legs

  • Leg Extensions: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Squats: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Leg Press: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Hamstring Curls: 3 x 12/8/6
  • Calf Raises: 3 x 12/8/6

Saturday/Sunday: Recovery

Martyn Ford Diet

Martyn Ford Diet

Previously, Martyn would pay little attention to his diet. Whilst this allowed him to build significant size, a lot of the weight he gained was fat as opposed to muscle. This isn’t ideal as a bodybuilder, so Martyn made the decision to pay closer attention to his macronutrient intake and track the number of calories in his diet. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, he’s able to stay under 10% body fat throughout the year.

His caloric intake can sometimes reach a whopping 8000 calories per day. But, when you factor in his high amount of muscle mass and height of 6′ 8″, you’ll just know that Martyn needs to eat a high number of calories to ensure he doesn’t drop unnecessary weight. Here’s what Martyn’s fat loss and muscle building diet looks like:

  • 1st Meal: 7 ½ ounces Chicken Breast, 2 tablespoons Udo’s Oil and 3 ½ ounces Green Vegetables
  • 2nd Meal: 5 ounces Chicken Breast, 5 ounces Egg Whites and 3 ounces (dry measure) Oats
  • Post Workout: Protein Shake
  • 3rd Meal: 7 ½ ounces Chicken Breast, 7 ½ Vegetables, 3 ½ ounces Olive Oil and 2 tablespoons (dry measure) Brown Rice
  • 4th Meal: Same as meal 3
  • 5th Meal: 5 ounces Chicken Breast, 5 ounces Egg Whites and 5 ounces Sweet Potato Salad
  • 6th Meal: 7 ½ ounces Chicken Breast, 2 tablespoons Olive Oil, and 3 ½ ounces Green Vegetables
  • 7th Meal: 7 ½ ounces White Fish and 1 cup Large Green Salad
  • 8th Meal: 15 Egg Whites, 2 tablespoons Low-Fat Cottage Cheese and 1 cup Green Salad

Martyn Ford Supplements

In order to ensure that he continues to build muscle and to improve his overall health, Martyn consumes a number of supplements on a daily basis. Here’s what his supplement stack looks like:

  • Whey Isolate
  • BCAAs
  • Creatine
  • Glutamine
  • Multi and Mineral Vitamins
  • ZMA
  • Udo’s Oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger

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