Rapper Jim Jones shares calisthenics workout to stay fit at 45

jim jones has found a fountain of youth: fitness. Rapper Diplomats, 45, credits his dedication to the gym with making him feel better now than he has at just about any time in his life. “Right now, at 45, I feel better than I did at 25 or maybe better than I did at 20.”

But unlike other celebrities who turn to working out to lean after a career of touring and excess, Jones’ focus on physical fitness has been in the service of bulking up. He told the MH crew that he’s gained a “tremendous” amount of muscle since making working out a major priority, weighing nearly 30 pounds over the years. He hasn’t finished yet. “I want to gain another five to seven pounds to get back to the 200-pound threshold,” he says.

Although he’s been active since his teenage years – Jones says he was an athlete growing up – his main inspiration for taking up training and fitness as a lifestyle came from his longtime beau Chrissy Lampkin . “She was like, baby boy, you’re gonna have to gain weight or this won’t work,” Jones says. “So she was the first person to take me to a gym and teach me workout routines.”

This introduction blossomed into a larger lifestyle commitment, with Jones even beginning his Vamp Fitt Initiative to showcase his training techniques. Here he walks the MH team through one of her typical calisthenics routines. Don’t expect to hit a treadmill — instead, Jones finds other ways, like weighted sled work, to get his heart rate up.

“I don’t really like to do too much cardio,” he says. “I’m not going to walk in and ride the treadmill for 30 minutes, I’m not going to climb the Empire State Building on the StairMaster.”

Jim Jones’ Around the World Calisthenics Training

Pull-up bar superset

    3 rounds in total

      10 repetitions

        10 repetitions

        Superset of push-ups

          20 repetitions

            10 repetitions

              10 repetitions

              • Suspension of the upper half of the leg

                10 repetitions

                sled work

                  100 meters

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