Rapper Jim Jones Shares a Calisthenics Workout to Stay Fit at 45 – Men's Health

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This mostly bodyweight routine helps the rapper fly high in the gym.
Jim Jones has found a fountain of youth: fitness. The 45-year-old Diplomats rapper credits his dedication in the gym to feeling better now than he has at just about any point in his life. “Right now, at 45, I feel better than I did when I was 25 or maybe better than I was when I was 20.”
But unlike some other celebs who turn to training as a means to lean down after a career of touring and excess, Jones’ focus on fitness has been in service of bulking up. He told the MH crew that he’s gained a “tremendous” amount of muscle since he’s made working out a major priority, packing on almost 30 pounds over the years. He’s not done yet. “I’m wishing to put on another five to seven pounds to take me back up to the 200 pound threshold,” he says.
While he’s been active since he was a teen—Jones says he was an athlete growing up—his main inspiration to commit to training and fitness as a lifestyle came from his longtime beau Chrissy Lampkin. “She was like, baby boy, you’re gonna need to put some weight on or this is not gonna work,” Jones recounts. “So she was actually the first person to take me to a gym and teach me some workout regimens.”
That intro has turned into a larger lifestyle commitment, with Jones even starting his Vamp Fitt initiative to highlight his training techniques. Here, he walks the MH team through one of his typical calisthenics routines. Just 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 gonna come in and get on the treadmill for 30 minutes, I’m not gonna climb up the Empire State Building on the StairMaster.”
3 total rounds
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100 yards
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