Interview with Chris Jones of Physiques of Greatness
Interview conducted by Kyle Hunt
First tell the readers a little about your background and how you got involved in fitness / Bodybuilding?
I never really had an interest for fitness until I was about 19 years old. I wanted to get that body that makes the chicks lose their damn minds. After a while my body became more of a personal project; instead of just a tool to impress women. I began to build my physique the same way you would restore and old car. Bodybuilding just became something I was passionate about over time. After getting fired from damn near every job I had lol I decided about 2 years ago maybe I should do something I actually like, “fitness” and the rest is history.
What inspired to you start the YouTube channel Physiques of Greatness?
It was actually my partner Vince Garza’s idea. I just came up with the name for the channel.
What do you think has led to the quick rise of POG? Is there anything specific you would recommend to people starting a YouTube channel?
I think it’s because we weren’t afraid to be different. Quite frankly a lot of the other channels were doing the same old thing. We put ourselves in the viewer’s shoes. I put myself in the eyes of a complete beginner. So I decided to teach people how to cook, teach them how to make good choices while eating out, how to train like a beast and of course the rhymes and slogans made us stand out as well!
What is your general training philosophy? What does your current split look like?
I believe if you don’t train insane you will remain the same…average people workout; if you want a physique of greatness you got to “train”. My split changes depending on my weak points but as of right now…
Wednesday (morning) – Legs (night) -Delts
Sunday – Off
How has your training changed compared to when you first started bodybuilding?
My volume is much higher than it used to be, and I focus a lot more on making progress on a monthly basis.
I believe in eating clean to get lean, and yes I do religiously follow a pre and post workout protocol. However I don’t think its 100% necessary if you got your overall nutrition in order
What supplements do you recommend or consider staples? What does your supplement stack look like?
Creatine, whey, multi vitamins and Fish oil should be the stable of any bodybuilder in my Opinion. I use those things along with BCAAs and a Pre workout supplement.
The talk of the bodybuilding YouTube world right now is Chris Jones vs. Matt Ogus. How did that all come about?
I thought the YouTube fitness community needed some excitement so I decided to jump in a competition with another well-known YouTuber. I had no idea our fans would show this much interest in it. They really seem excited about it for the most part.
What do you like to do for fun when you are not in the gym training?
What is next for Chris Jones? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now in the sport?
I would like to see POG gain more popularity worldwide. We want to get more involved in the business aspect of fitness (supplement, products, attire, etc.). I don’t necessarily see myself competing long term, but I would love to be a coach and help other prepare for shows. I just prefer to help others go from shit to fit and make money doing what I love!