We sat down with IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Jason Lowe and asked him some questions.
Who is Jason Lowe. Tell us about yourself.
My name is Jason Lowe, I am an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder in the classic physique division, a husband, a personal trainer, diet coach and foodie at heart. I am from a small town in the panhandle of Florida and have lived in Daytona Beach for the last several years. I am a huge superhero/animee/video game nerd and some of the characters like Goku from Dragon Ball Z really influenced me to want to look like a superhero.
What is your athletic background and how did you get involved with Bodybuilding?
From a young age I was always competitive with my two brothers in any type of athletic activity whether it was push up competitions or who could race the fastest. In high school I joined the weightlifting team and was top 2 in the state of Florida. After high school I got caught up in partying and started to get back into training to get healthy again. A trainer at the local gym approached me and asked me if I had ever thought about bodybuilding, which I hadn’t at the time. From there I trained for my first show, I did well but, knew I need to be better. I took the next two years off to grow before coming back to compete and since then the rest is history, I turned Pro at Jr. USA’s in 2017.
What were the major milestones that gave you that extra motivation boost?
Motivation should come from inside, I kept getting better every show and improving myself and that drove me to continue beating my best.
What keeps you motivated?
Never settling for having limits is what motivates me. I’m always trying to push through any limitations.
How often do you change your training routine, and do you periodize your training?
Consistency is key when it comes to a workout routine, stick with the basics and find the exercises that work best for your body and your structure and continue to improve upon those exercises. You can then start to add in isolation exercises to target specific areas which you can change up every few weeks for variation.
What are some of your best training tips for someone who wants to look good and get ripped?
Nutrition is key when it comes to building muscle or getting shredded but, step 1 is to build solid muscle base and then step 2, once you’ve built a solid structure of muscle, you work on getting lean by diet and cardio if necessary.
What’s your favorite cheat meal?
If I want something savory it’s usually a burger and fries, if I want something sweet I go for pancakes. I love pizza too but, it is hard on digestion so that is a rare treat.
What activities and hobbies do you enjoy when away from the gym
I am a pretty chill guy. Outside of the gym I like to go to the beach, play video games, go to the movies, and to compete in restaurant food challenges which I have completed several of. I am currently working with a local breakfast café to create my own food challenge.