Generation Iron Network’s writing staff and contributors include certified trainers, coaches, doctors, historians, bodybuilders, strongmen, and dietitians – providing the highest quality information on all things bodybuilding, fitness, and strength sports. Our main goal is to provide a wide range of experiences and viewpoints to our content.
JOHNNIE O. JACKSON
Johnnie O. Jackson is a pro bodybuilder and powerlifter also known as one of the strongest bodybuilders in the world. Famous for his hardcore training with Branch Warren, Jackson is the host of the GI Podcast – Hardcore Truth.
Derek Dufour has been managing all digital operations on the Generation Iron Network for over six years. He currently manages a team of editors, writers, and designers to provide up-to-date content across the GI Network.
Craig Barton is the director of operations and producer of Generation Iron’s digital video content. Craig also oversees special event video shoots, coordination, and has been an avid lifter for over 15 years.
Mehmet Edip is a fitness writer, actor, and model who has worked in the industry for over 8 years. He focuses on achieving his physique through an all natural plant-based diet and shares his insight via his workout & nutrition guides.
Head Staff Writer
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.
Jerry Brainum is a research expert on all things bodybuilding and fitness. He was the science editor for Muscle and Fitness, editor-at-large at Flex magazine, and also wrote for Men’s Fitness, Muscular Development, and Iron Man Magazine.
Pete Williams is a NASM-CPT and the author or co-author of several fitness books, including Core Performance and Every Day is Game Day. His work has appeared in multiple publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and USA Today.
Enzo Valdez is a videographer and editor who has produced content in NYC for over 10 years. Working with GI’s producers, he edits all Generation Iron Network digital videos including original GI series and promotional content.
Dan Chavez is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Sports Nutritionist with over a decade of experience. He is the founder of DC Training Systems Nutrition Systems. You can follow him on Instagram here.
Jacob Ladon is a staff writer and former amateur bodybuilder. He has been passionate about bodybuilding since he was 15 years old and discovered the joys of training in the gym. He reports and comments on all bodybuilding related matters.
Calvin Huynh is a strength coach and online trainer working in Southern California. He enjoys helping people lift heavy, live healthier, and upgrade their physiques. You can follow him on his official Instagram here.
Captain in the Brazilian Army, Cesar “BigC” Cruz knows what it takes to be always in shape. A lifetime sports passionate, he found his purpose in fitness and bodybuilding lifestyle, which lead him to the Physical Education College.