Jordan Strickland is a rising fitness model and online coach from the USA. A hard-working and dedicated individual, Jordan went from working in a construction job to building a career of his dreams in fitness. He now motivates his online fans with quotes such as:
“You can wake up from a dream you had last night and guess what.. you can make that dream a reality! No excuses, you simply have to work harder than you ever thought you could. “
Jordan shares these quotes because he’s aware of the importance of hard work. In fact, this trait is what allowed him to build his amazing physique and a career as a fitness coach. More of him can be seen below.
“Motivation comes and goes, those who will truly be successful are the ones who get it done even when there is no motivation to be found.”
|Full Name: Jordan Strickland|
|Weight||Height||Year of Birth||Nationality|
|215 – 225lbs (93.0 – 102.1kg)||5’11” (180cm)||1994||American|
|Online Coach, Fitness Influencer, Competitor||2010|
|Weight||215 – 225lbs (93.0 – 102.1kg)|
|Year of Birth||1994|
|Profession||Online Coach, Fitness Influencer, Competitor|
“So many people rely on motivation and it blows my mind, I’m rarely motivated tbh, I just love this and am obsessed with being in shape so I do whatever has to be done regardless of motivation!”
- Muscle Heat Championships, Men’s Junior Class, 2nd place
- Muscle Heat Championships, Men’s True Novice Heavyweight, 1st place
- Europa Charlotte, Men’s Classic Physique Class C, 2nd place
- Europa Charlotte, Men’s Classic Physique Novice Class C, 2nd place
- Atlantic Coast, Men’s Classic Physique Class B, 4th place
- Atlantic Coast Championships, Men’s Classic Physique Junior, 1st place
- NPC Atlantic Coast Championships, Men’s Junior, 1st place
Jordan Strickland is an online trainer and NPC Bodybuilder competing in the Classic Physique Division.
Although Jordan has had a knack for sports for many years, it wasn’t until 2016 that he took part in his first major bodybuilding contest.
At that point, Jordan was already well familiar with the ins and outs of proper training and nutrition. His knowledge allowed him to build a fantastic physique, which ultimately earned him 1st place at his debut show.
Jordan’s physique kept improving, and with it, his results did too. By 2019, he took part in three additional competitions – winning one of them.
Jordan believes that the key to being in shape or being a successful bodybuilder is all about dedication and constant improvement. He encourages his followers to educate themselves about proper training and nutrition, and shares his tips online to help them reach their goals faster.
Jordan trains almost every day of the week. Even when he’s exhausted from his busy work as a coach, he makes no excuses and goes to the gym. That said, Jordan listens to his body and if he feels he’s been pushing it too much, he’ll take a day off to let his muscles repair and heal. He realizes that recovery is key when it comes to building muscle.
Back and Arm Workout
Jordan sticks to only a few basics exercises in his workouts. Typically, he’ll do 3-5 exercises and over 20 sets throughout the training session. He likes to finish his workouts with 20 minutes of cardio to keep his metabolism high for the rest of the day.
- Barbell curls (close grip: reverse grip)- 10/10- 4 sets
- T bar rows- 4 sets of 10-15 reps, drop
- Close grip cable rows- 4 sets of 10-15 reps, drop
In Season vs Offseason Training
Naturally, for a bodybuilder like Jordan, training changes from time to time. When he’s done competing, he’ll increase his training volume and weights. This allows him to pack on muscle and work on his less developed areas in the off-season.
As the contest date approaches again, he’ll simply reduce his training volume. And will at the same time introduce more cardio. His reps will be kept higher at 12+ per set, in order to work more on his muscle definition. His workouts will also be 15-30 minutes shorter. Since he’s on a caloric restriction during the cutting phase, he doesn’t want to overdo it in the gym to prevent muscle loss.
Legs And Cardio Workout
In order to get the most out of his workouts, Jordan likes to combine cardio with heavy weight training. This way, he improves his endurance and strength both at the same time. His leg workout following these principles would look like this:
Legs, Calves, Cardio Workout
- Goblet squats “close stance”- 3 sets of 10-15 reps
- Hack squats “wide/close”- 4 sets of 7/7, 6/6, 5/5, 5/5, drop set
- Assisted Single leg Romanian Deadlifts- 3 sets of 10 reps each leg
Although at first glance, this might seem like a light workout. It’s worth remembering that Jordan keeps his rest between sets 30 seconds or shorter. Which not only increases the intensity but also allows him to get more training done in a shorter amount of time.
Eating Clean While Traveling
In his line of work, Jordan’s schedule gets really busy from time to time. There is a lot of traveling, going to fitness events, and coaching his clients. Naturally, during all of this, Jordan wants to stay on top of his diet.
He achieves this by planning all of his meals ahead and using meal prep services. This allows him to stay ripped even when he’s moving from hotel to hotel every week.
As the contest date comes closer, Jordan starts reducing his calories to get even more ripped. He especially watches out for carbs, which are notorious for spiking insulin. At the same time, Jordan will bump up the protein to keep his athletic ability as well as lean muscle mass.
Typical Meal Plan Sample
Here’s what Jordan’s day of eating might look like:
- 2 slices whole-grain toast with peanut butter and organic blueberries
- 4 eggs (2 egg whites, 2 whole eggs)
- 1/2 grapefruit
- 1/2 skim milk
- A can of light yogurt with nuts
- Brown rice
- 4 slice lean turkey or chicken breast
- 2 slices of high quality cheese
- Salad with cucumber, lettuce, sprouts, and tomatoes
- Diet drink
- Nuts with fruit and skim milk
- Stir fry shrimp with seasoning and vegetables
- A cup or two of brown rice
- 1 cup of berries
- 1 cup of almond milk
- Sliced cucumbers with dressing
Jordan has 6 meals a day and 42 meals a week. Out of these 42 meals, only 1 is allowed as a ‘cheat meal’. Other meals are extremely clean and strict with plenty of lean protein, healthy carbs, and good fats. Jordan also consumes a lot of fiber to help with digestion and nutrient absorption.
Here’s Jordan explaining his diet in more detail:
“I get a lot of people who message me and ask ‘man how do you eat sushi, pizza, burgers, ice cream, etc and stay lean’. You guys have to remember this isn’t a daily thing, I diet hard every single day eating only 1900-2000 kcal, do 50 mins of cardio every day and eat nothing but clean quality foods.” Jordan Strickland
Jordan Strickland posing with Jeremy Potvin.
“You have 2 choices in life: you can follow the crowd or you can lead the crowd. Be a leader, make a change, make a difference and always be the hardest worker in the room!”
What we can learn from Jordan Strickland
Jordan Strickland made no excuses when it came to achieving his goals. He worked hard every day until he made his dreams into a reality. This is one quality that stands out about Jordan; he’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants. With the same passion and thirst for success, you too can realize pretty much any goal you set in your mind.