CT Fletcher is looking strong as he continues his journey back to his old greatness.
One of the most motivating individuals alive, CT Fletcher has brought himself back from the brink of death multiple times. He’s overcome multiple heart related issues in his past and has come out the other side.
We chronicled his first near-death experience and how it transformed his life in the film CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession – which Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson called, “one of the greatest documentaries I’ve ever seen.” You can check out the film for yourself right here.
That said, after his heart transplant it seemed CT Fletcher would never be the same again. But as he’s done so many times before, the former powerlifting champion has battled back.
CT Fletcher has utilized his magnificent obsession to once again make a return to form with his weight training. In a recent video posted to Instagram, CT Fletcher looks motivated and strong. Known for his signature Iron Addicts workout routine, CT Fletcher focuses on the workout principles to build strength.
As he pumps iron in his backyard, you can clearly see that his physique is getting stronger and more jacked post surgery. Take a look at the video below to see how far CT Fletcher has come after his heart transplant.
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I HEARD YOU! YOU SAID YOU WANT TO TRAIN THE SAME WAY, WITH THE SAME WEIGHTS THEY DID, BACK-IN-THE-DAY, IN THE BACKYARDS, THE GARAGES, THE PRISON YARDS AND IN THE ORIGINAL HARDCORE GYMS, WELL I CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN, BUT I HAVE TO KNOW YOUR REALLY INTERESTED OR IF YOUR JUST BULLSHITTIN ABOUT BEING A HOG!!! @globalfitnessinc
Are you impressed by CT Fletcher returning to form?
CT Fletcher is also well known as the Iron Addicts entrepreneur and a worldwide powerlifting icon. Born 1959 in Pine Bluff Arkansas, CT Fletcher moved around quite a bit during his life. He lived in Watts Township, Arkansas then later moved to the city of Compton in California.
During his bodybuilding days he displayed a great physique. He first entered the weight room in the early 1980’s and made bodybuilding and weightlifting his life. He later placed top 3 in many bodybuilding shows. He later transitioned to Powerlifting increasing his strength monthly. He began participating in many powerlifting events and became one of the most successful powerlifters of our generation. At an early age, he realized the incredible amount of strength he had in comparison to his peers.
He was ultimately a three-time winner of both World Bench Press Championship and World Strict Curl Championship. He was nicknamed as the “Superman of Compton” as seen in ‘CT Fletcher My Magnificent Obsession’ and nearly lost his life due to heart complications. His popular phrases such as “I command you to grow” and “Its still Yo Mutha Fuckin Set” became synonymous with his Iron Addicts brand and have been incorporated into his training workouts by fans across the world. Fletcher also faced many obstacles in his life. He grew up with an abusive father and he almost died of due to heat failure. His unhealthy eating habits caused CT Fletcher to experience many heart complications and had to undergo heart surgery. CT Fletcher flatlined during the procedure and nearly lost his life. CT later adopted a clean diet and healthy lifestyle, even integrating a vegan diet.
Today, is known as the successful entrepreneur, father and a worldwide recognized fitness icon who founded, Iron Addicts.
CT Fletcher’s Iron Addict workouts continue to be his main principles. As a former bodybuilder and a well known powerlifter, the “Superman of Compton”built a monstrous physique with a dedicated workout plan, diet and sports nutrition supplements. His “train to fail techniques” continue to be a main factor for his training.
Height: 5’ 11
Weight: 225 lbs
Age: 60 years old
Birthday: 8th of June, 1959
Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Accolades: CT Fletcher My Magnificent Obsession, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2016, Owner of Iron Addicts, Army Veteran, 3 Time World Bench Press Champion, 3 Time World Strict Curl Champion
CT Fletcher’s workout routine, diet, and dietary supplements
Workout & Training Guidelines
CT Fletcher focuses a lot on Train to Fail and constantly changing workout routines. Exercises to build your body and strength entail workout routines that focus on chest and arm exercises.
The CT Fletcher workout routine includes excessive amounts of protein and carbohydrates. Also, fats are kept at only 10 percent of the entire daily intake. This is meant to keep your body energetic enough to perform as many reps as possible.
CT Fletcher’s Daily Routine
A key to Fletcher transformation is doing both physical and mental training routines.
CT relies on his repetitions, instincts and his ability to change his daily routine.
His goal is to apply a one-movement workout (OMW) method, which involves high-volume, high-repetition interval training.
CT Fletcher’s workout routine
CT Fletcher’s Arm Workout:
- Standing Biceps Cable Curl (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Preacher Curl, each Arm with Dumbbell (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Seated Triceps Press (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Incline Hammer Bench Biceps Curl (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Concentration Curls (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- W Bar Tricep Extensions (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Straight Bar Tricep Extensions (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
CT Fletcher’s Chest Workout
- Barbell Straight Bench Press (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Incline Barbell Press (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Wide Grip Chin Up (4 sets, 10-12)
- Incline Bench Cable Fly (5 sets, 12 reps)
- Smith Bench (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
CT Fletcher’s Back Workout
- Hammer Strength Lat Pulldown (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
- T Bar Bent Over Row (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Lying Machine Rows (3 sets, 10-12 reps)
- Close-Grip Seated Cable Row (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Straight Arm Pushdown (3 sets, 10-12 reps)
- Standing Barbell Lateral Raise (4 sets, 12-15 reps)
- Barbell Press (4 sets, 10-12 reps)
- Seated Single-Arm Dumbbell Overhead Press (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Bent-Over Dumbbell Lateral Raise (4 sets, 12-15 reps)
Here’s CT Fletcher’s legs routine:
- Hack Squat (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Leg Press (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
- Seated Machine Leg Curl (3-4 sets, 10-12 reps)
- Barbell Squat (3 sets, 10-12 reps)
Official CT Fletcher Diet
Today, CT Fletcher follows a very clean and basic diet plan that provides him with all the essential macronutrients and helps him stay in top shape inside and outside of the gym. Since Fletcher often eats all the proteins and clean foods he can get. His Vegan diet has also contributed to long term results and heart health.
CT Fletcher’s diet:
- 12 egg white omelet
- A handful of veggies
- 1-2 servings of Grilled chicken or Turkey breast
- One can serving of salad of Albacore tuna
- Ground turkey
- White rice
- 1- Eight-ounce chicken breast
- Two cups of white rice
CT Fletcher uses the following supplements to help fuel his gains:
CT Fletcher today is amongst some of the most popular and successful powerlifters in the world. Dwayne The Rock Johnson calls him his greatest influence due to his unique approach on lifting – and the CT Fletcher Iron Addicts workout guide.
His methods involve a great deal of work, pain and a diversified workout routine. His past involved a great deal of poor dieting and he now recommends a healthy clean diet for bodybuilders worldwide.
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