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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Jacques Fagan




We are absolutely thrilled to be able to feature the sensational South African WBFF PRO athlete and fitness model Jacques Fagan at Stunning Men. Jacques has one of the best physiques around and his gorgeous dark looks make him one of the most stunning!



Pieter Pieters







 


 Jacques is a stunning athlete who is totally dedicated to his training and healthy lifestyle. The physique he has achieved is a testament to his hard work and dedication



 Allan Spiers


 


Jaco Hoffmann




Louis Botha








Jacques shared with us his fitness regimen - please see the table in his interview. It is also well worth visiting his webpage where he shares many of his tips on healthy living and how to achieve your fitness goals


Luis Rafael






Kyle Krige Photography






 Jamie Jonk




Digi Pix




You can follow Jacques on twitter and Instagram. Make sure to also check his Facebook page and 'like' it! 



Gilles Crofta







Stone Elephant Photography







Many thanks to Jacques for accepting to be feature 
and for sharing so much during his interview



 Garreth Barclay









Vital statistics:
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190lbs
Waist: 32"
Chest: 40"
Guns: 15" 3/4
Hair colour: dark brown
Eye colour: green 


Eugene Brand 
 





Richard Cook




Make sure to check Jacques' Facebook page and 'like' it! You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram. We can also recommend that you check Jacques' Website to get more info and tips on training and healthy living



Here's Jacques' interview in full



Jacques, welcome to Stunning Men and a big thank you for taking the time to do the interview. You currently live in Pretoria,  South Africa ...

I was born and raised in the beautiful city Cape Town and moved up to Pretoria two years ago. I’ve always been a very active person and played rugby most of the time representing WP/U18, WP/U21 and also played WP Sevens.



First thing first ... how did you get into modelling?

My journey started four years ago when I decided to make a positive difference in my own life by stepping out of my comfort zone, taking on new opportunities, believing in myself and following that dream of living a life of success and through that whole process to stay humble and true to myself, morals and values!

Injuries forced me to stop playing rugby in 2010 and from there onwards i focused completely on the fitness industry. Entered my first show and it was all history from there onwards. I’m proud to say that I’m a Brand Ambassador for USN and 15 other brands.



What do you think is the most fulfilling thing about modelling?
I think it’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone, use it as a platform to network, travel the world and gaining confidence and believing in your own uniqueness.



How comfortable are you in showing off your physique in a shoot?
I’m very confident as long as its still classy and done with the right mindset. I respect myself so won’t do anything explicit.



Which other fitness model would you like to do a shoot with given the opportunity?

Since the beginning of my fitness journey I really looked up to Greg Plitt. He is an icon in the Fitness / Movie industry and a HUGE inspirational factor to me.

It would be an honour for me to be able to do a Fitness shoot with him.



You are looking fantastic. How on earth did you get into such shape?

Thanks for the compliment. It’s all about consistency and living a healthy balanced lifestyle. It’s not a short term goal to be in shape, it’s a lifetime goal for me. I’ve always played sport and been an active person. 

When did your passion for fitness start?
In 2010 I did my first Fitness competition.


What keeps you determined and driven to work out?
The will to succeed. Challenging myself on a daily basis to improve. A Firm believer that a healthy body is a healthy mind. USN plays a BIG part in making me realise on a daily basis what and honour and privilege it is to be an ambassador for such an amazing big supplement company and I feel its my responsibility to make sure I look the part in representing the brand to the best of my ability.

What is your diet like?
2 xUSN Phedracut Hypercore or Phedracut Lipo XT caps 30 min breakfast
Breakfast Meal 1 - 100g rolled Oats plus USN 100% whey protein with semi skimmed milk/water
USN CLA 1000 tablets 30 min, 1 x multivit
Meal 2 - 2 x wholemeal bread plus 4 egg whites and 1 yolk poached/scrambled or cup Quinoa and Chicken Breast
2 xUSN Phedracut Lipo XT caps 30 min before Lunch 

Lunch Meal 3 - Jacket potato with a tin of tuna / Chicken Breast / 180g Ostrich Mince
2 x USN CLA 1000 tablets 30 min
Meal 4 – White/brown pasta (60g dry) plus 1 Chicken Breast or cup Quinoa and Chicken Breast
*pre workout drink USN  Hyperdrive 30 minutes (prior to training)*

GYM - 1 hour intense/pushing to limit training
post workout drink USN Hypercore Whey Gh
2 xUSN Phedracut Lipo XT caps 30 min before dinner
Dinner Meal 5 – 250g sweet potato plus chicken breast/steak/fish/ / 180g Ostrich Mince and a cup mix Veg
2 x USN CLA 1000 tablets 30 min
Meal 6 USN Lean 8 protein shake  or 6 scrambled eggs
This is a high carb, high protein balanced diet which will aid fat burn and increase muscle size/endurance/strength. To supplement this diet I also have 3 servings of Salmon oil tablets throughout the day and i also drink 3L to 4L still Water every day!
USN Phedracut Lipo XT 5days ON 2 days OFF!
*Each meal must be 2 – 3 hours out of each other


If you had a cheat day, what would be your favourite food?
I love burger, sushi, pizza and cheese cake.


Can you share your fitness regimen with us?

Gym Program - Off Season
10 minute walk on  treadmill before each workout session-warmup 
With each set take a heavier weight






Monday (Back)
Exercise
Sets
Reps



Chin-ups wide grip
3
till failure
Lat pull-downs
3
12 , 10 , 8
Pull downs close grip
3
12 , 10 , 8
Seated pully rows
3
12 , 10 , 8
One arm dumbell row
3
12 , 10 , 8
any ab workout
3
50 , 50 , 50




Tuesday (Shoulders)
Exercise
Sets
Reps



Seated dumbbell press
3
12 , 10 , 8
Military press barbell
3
12 , 10 , 8
Side lateral raises
3
12 , 10 , 8
Front lateral raises
3
12 , 10 , 8
Upright Rows
3
12 , 10 , 8
Shrugs
3
25 , 20 , 15




Wednesday (Legs)
Exercise
Sets
Reps



Squat
5
15 , 12 , 10 , 8 , 6
Leg press
3
12 , 10 , 8
One leg lunges
3
10 , 8 , 6
Leg extension
3
15 , 15 , 15
Lying hamstring curls
3
12 , 10 , 8
Seated calve raises
3
25 , 20 , 15
Standing calve raises (smith machine)
3
20 , 15 , 112




Thursday (Chest)
Exercise
Sets
Reps
One week dumbbell, other week barbell


Flat bench-press
4
 12 , 10 , 8 , 6
Incline Bench-press
3
12 , 10 , 8
Decline Bench-press
3
10 , 8 , 6
Flat fly's
3
12 , 10 , 8
Bench machine
2
Till failure
any ab workout
3
50 , 50 , 50




Friday (Bicep & Triceps)
Exercise
Sets
Reps
Triceps


Tricep pushdown
3
 12 , 10 , 8
Scull crushers with EZ bar
3
12 , 10 , 8
Dips
3
10 , 10 , 10
Tricep Kickback
3
12 , 10 , 8
Bicep


Standing barbell curl
3
12 , 10 , 8
Seated dumbbell Curl
3
12 , 10 , 8
Preacher curl EZ bar
3
10 , 8 , 6
Standing dumbbell hammer curl
2
10 , 8




Saturday & Sunday Rest ( Or  train what you want)





And what’s the best form of cardio for you?
I do 2-3 days a week in the morning on empty stomach for 40 mins - 20 mins treadmill, 10 mins stepper and 10 mins cycle high intensity.



You stand for discipline, dedication and determination. What does these values mean to you? What is your philosophy in life?

I’ve always been a person who gives my all when I put my mind to something. I am blessed to have come to understand the vital secret – that nothing good comes easy and that, to be successful in anything, I need to apply the 3 D’s in my life in all aspects


DISCIPLINE. DEDICATION. DETERMINATION.


My focus is to pursue the things that lie at the core of who we are as human beings: Love, Respect, Loyalty, Integrity, Trust and Gratitude.

Now a few quick fun questions if we may? Do you think you are a good date?
For sure! (Jacques laughs out loud)



Do you have any other passions besides fitness?
I love reading inspirational and biographies of successful people.



What can’t you live without?
Mmmm … cellphone and my food! (Jacques laughs)



Could you finish these two sentences for us? You wouldn’t know, but I’m very good at …
… setting goals for myself.



Now ... I’m just not very good at …

 … golf.



One last question Jacques, what is your big dream?
To stand on a world stage, sharing my life story and knowing that my life story will inspire the mass. On a more personal note, I would love to be the ultimate husband for my wife and a great role model for my children.
 

Jacques, it has been a real pleasure to interview you! Thank you for your time and for being such good sport. All the best for the future.