Martyn Ford is a beast. He’s one of the biggest guys I’ve ever seen in my entire life. But who is he? During the last few years, there’s been a crop of athletes that are massive and tattooed that become front and centre on Instagram and further afield. Martyn is one of those. As a 5% nutrition athlete and close personal friend of the late great Rich Piana, Martyn has acquired a huge personal brand and harnessed this to make waves in the Bodybuilding industry and as an actor.

I highly recommend you take a look at his instagram, you’ll be taken back a little and the pictures don’t do this guy justice, he really is huge.

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It's been one hell of a year, no one can replace the man we all thought so dearly of, believe me I have zero intention of trying to replicate what he did. I will always have nothing but huge love and respect for the big man. It is with a heavy heart and pride that i take forward this amazing company. I hope you enjoy my journey, my life and appreciate just what it means to be a true 5%er. We have some amazing athletes and spirits amongst use, now it's time to shine! Live my life through my eyes, my acting, my training my struggles and dedication to be all I can. #Repost @jon_gatewood (@get_repost) ・・・ Can’t wait for this to begin! It’s such an honor to be able to help bring this to our fans. ・・・ Welcome To Our World Tour COMING SOON!! Make sure you go to our YouTube page and subscribe for upcoming episodes. #WelcomeToOurWorld #5PercentNutrition @MartynFordOfficial #5PercentTeam #5PercentMentality #Bodybuilding #Fitness

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Martyn Ford’s Diet and Training

Age: 33
Height: 6’8″ – 203 cm
Weight: 320 lbs – 145 kg

Martyn’s diet as you’d expect is a little extreme, to put it this way, if you’re 145kg and 6ft 8, you’re going to have to put away A LOT of food! He typically consumes between 4500 and 8000 calories per day. Here’s an example of Martyn’s daily diet!


  • 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

Now that’s a hell of a lot of food. Add in these supplements and you get a 6ft 8, 145kg beast;

  • Whey Isolate
  • BCAA’s
  • Creatine
  • Glutamine
  • Multi and Mineral Vitamins
  • ZMA
  • Udo’s Oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger

Martyn Ford Training Schedule

If you want to be big, as well as eating like a beast, you have to train like a beast. Now Martyn has never competed either in bodybuilding or powerlifting, however he does have a strict training plan which you can find below.  This typically varies depending upon roles and he takes and time of year, but gives you a good insight into his training style.

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

  • Rest day

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


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