Martyn Ford stands out with his growth of 207 cm and weighing about 150 kg, however, he was not always so huge. In his youth days, a tall guy was often pranked, because he was lengthy and thin. Martyn endured this for a long time, but one day he decided to change radically.

The story of Martyn Ford

How could a lean boy become a giant bodybuilder?

There are a lot of really huge musclemen, but even against their backdrop, Martyn Ford looks like a giant. Looking at him today, it is hard to believe that twelve years ago he was an ordinary lanky boy who looked like a nerd, standing out from the crowd only with his height, which is 207 cm. During the past 12 years, Martyn experienced a real transformation. From a 70 kg lean guy he turned into a real giant, whose weight is 147 kg. A vivid evidence of the transformation is a photo from Ford’s Instagram.

the nightmare bodybuilder before and after

The story of the reincarnation of Ford is like the plot of a movie. Life of the young guy, professionally engaged in cricket, changed when, during the game, he was injured. His sports career as a cricket player was compromised and the experiences led to stress and a sharp weight loss. With his basketball height and weight of 70 kg, Martyn looked very depressing.

Martyn was helped to get out of the depression by a clearly stated goal, which was to return to his former form. When he managed to gain the first 5-6 kilograms, he decided not to stop at his achievements and continue to build the mass. This was the beginning of the transformation of a lanky boy into a huge hunk.

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Trying to gain muscle mass, Martyn was not limited to visiting the gym. He entered the University of Sports Sciences and became a fitness coach. The efforts and fanatical nature of the athlete were not in vain and he’s got amazing capabilities. Martyn can do a row of 350 kg and a one-leg press with 750 kg.

Diet and Psychology

At the beginning of his transformation, the bodybuilder paid increased attention to the diet. Training programs came later. Today, Martyn spends about 250 pounds a week on food. The average person consumes about two thousand calories per day. Martyn adheres to a completely different norm, reaching seven thousand calories per day. To keep fit, the giant needs to eat literally every hour.

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His diet is in the following ratio: carbohydrates – 40%, fats – 30%, proteins – 30%. Usually it is six meals a day. For each meal, he eats from 25 to 35 grams of protein, 40 to 60 grams of carbohydrates, 10 to 15 grams of healthy fats.

Martyn Ford’s diet plan:

  • Meal 1: 7 ½ ounces chicken breast, 2 tablespoons Udo’s oil and 3 ½ ounces green vegetables
  • Meal 2: 5 ounces chicken breast, 5 ounces egg whites and 3 ounces (dry measure) oats
  • Post Workout: protein shake
  • Meal 3: 7 ½ ounces chicken breast, 7 ½ vegetables, 3 ½ ounces Udo’s oil and 2 tablespoons (dry measure) brown rice
  • Meal 4: same as meal 3
  • Meal 5: 5 ounces chicken breast, 5 ounces egg whites and 5 ounces sweet potato salad
  • Meal 6: 7 ½ ounces chicken breast, 2 tablespoons Udo’s oil and 3 ½ ounces green vegetables
  • Meal 7: 7 ½ ounces white fish and 1 cup large green salad
  • Meal 8: 15 egg whites, 2 tablespoons low-fat cottage cheese and 1 cup green salad

In addition, the athlete devotes a huge amount of time to bodybuilding research and books. According to Martyn, the key to success is the correct psychological attitude. It is more important than any food additives. Without it, it is impossible to achieve meaningful results.

“I find negativity is infectious and also very depressing. Choose friends who you admire and aspire to be like and who are positive, driven and determined.”

Martyn Ford Workout

Currently, Martyn is doing HIT training. It includes a program for 4-5 weeks and then a week off, where he does high volume work. He switches up the exercises in the second phase, but the reps and methods remain the same. In regards to fitness, he does MMA training twice per week, with two sessions at the Gracie Academy for BJJ and 2-3 interval sessions in the gym.

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Full Workout Routine:

Monday: Chest/Biceps

  • incline press 3 x 12/8/6
  • incline fly’s 3 x 12/8/6
  • decline press 3 x 12/8/6
  • barbell curls 3 x 12/8/6
  • concentration curls 3 x 12/8/6

Tuesday: Back/Traps

  • bent-over rows 3 x 12/8/6
  • close grip pulldowns 3 x 12/8/6
  • deadlifts 3 x 12/8/6
  • seated single arm rows 3 x 12/8/6
  • shrugs 3 x 12/8/6

Wednesday: Recovery

Thursday: Shoulders/Triceps

  • seated dumbbell press 3 x 12/8/6
  • seated laterals 3 x 12/8/6
  • single arm lateral raises (using cable) 3 x 12/8/6
  • front raises 3 x 12/8/6
  • rear delt fly’s 3 x 12/8/6
  • french press 3 x 12/8/6
  • rope pushdowns 3 x 12/8/6

Friday: Legs

  • leg extensions 3 x 12/8/6
  • squats 3 x 12/8/6
  • leg press 3 x 12/8/6
  • hamstring curls 3 x 12/8/6
  • calf raises 3 x 12/8/6

Saturday/Sunday: Recovery

He rests for 60 seconds between sets and for 2 minutes between exercises. He uses forced sets, drop sets, and negative reps for advanced techniques.

The life of Martyn Ford today

Since his birth, Martyn has lived in the UK, in a town called West Midlands. The athlete is a happy husband and father. Every day he takes his daughter to school, where students are still horrified by the giant dad.

“My family and especially my daughter really motivate me. I will never stop trying to be all that I can be to show her how much I care for her. Being able to provide for her and set an example of a strong role model to her and many others is an amazing feeling for me.”

Martyn’s appearance seems horrendous; however, the bodybuilder has a calm and balanced nature, for which he is called good-natured. Ford is the owner of the sports gym and gives advice to its visitors with great pleasure.

life of martin ford

Unconventional appearance allowed Martyn to start realizing one more goal – to get on television. It should be noted that his success on this is quite good. Last year he received his first role. At the moment, the bodybuilder plays the role of the villain of “Nightmare” in the film “Undisputed 4”.

Ford himself says that his main goal is not to reach the records in the gym, but to increase the body size in order to shock everyone with his dimensions. This is what motivates him most.

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