MAGNUM PRO ATHLETE

ABOUT JEAN-JACQUES

Titles
WBFF 2018 North American Champion
WBFF 2016 Top 3 Pro Fitness Model
Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
Tulum Strength Club Co-Owner
Magnum 2017 Coach of the Year

Hometown: Tulum, Mexico
Height : 6’
Weight : 190 to 210 lbs

Competition Class: WBFF Pro Fitness Model

Have you been published in any magazines? If so, which?
Status Fitness Magazine
Muscle Insider Magazine

Tell us about yourself.

Born and raised in the suburb of Montreal, Quebec I grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadians. I started playing hockey from a very young age and played to junior level stopping at age 18.From there, weight training took the most of my time and became my main passion; I quickly discovered that I wanted this to be an integral part of my life… 17 years later and I am living my dream working with some of the Best Physique Athletes in the industry!

Tell us your fitness story.

Again, at age 18, I was honestly a little lost about my future and what/where I wanted to do in my life; I quit school and besides training in the gym and feeling good about myself in those moments, nothing much else was exciting. At age 20, I decided to give myself a chance and applied in a local gym in my hometown. I was fortunate enough to be hired and this passion of a better health kept growing and growing! To the point that I knew exactly what I wanted to do in life and it was to show how fitness lifestyle can be empower both from a physical and psychological standpoint! At age 26, I got introduced into my first Bodybuilding Preparation and competition from my Training Mentor Olympian and Olympian Strength Coach Yannik Morin.I got hooked from Day 1 and now it is what I love and specialized in.

What are your favourite exercises and areas to work out?

The Big 3 Squat, Bench, Deadlift. I am a big fan of the science and application of powerlifting. Also, obviously anything that is related to natural bodybuilding from the training application, hormonal system and nutrition.

Why do you choose Magnum?

Simply put – Pharmaceutical Grade products and a company with integrity. This supplement line works. Moreover, Magnum’s President Markus Kaulius lives and breathes fitness!

Favourite Magnum supplements and why?

My favourite Magnum Supplements are:

THRUST: for the ability to recover, sleep better and get stronger in the gym both in Building and Cutting Season.

OPUS: for its ability to quickly recover from one set to the next intra workout and between workouts as well.

ROCKET SCIENCE: for not only its ability to focus, go forever in the gym as well as how great you are feeling!

What are your goals for the future?

Becoming WBFF Pro Fitness Model World Champion! Sharing alongside my beautiful wife Michelle MacDonald my passion for fitness and working with some of the best natural athletes in Physique/Powerlifting Competitions.

What advice can you give to anyone that wants to take control of their health?

Find a goal that will excite and push you! Whether it’s wanting to play with your kids to jumping into a CrossFit competition, a goal that will become a must and will have a significant on your habits such as food choices, sleep patterns and stress management!

Instagram Handle: @JeanJacquesBarrett

Facebook URL: @jeanjacques.barrett

Jean-Jacques Barrett's favorite supplements

MAGNUM THRUST

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  • Healthy balance of estrogen and DHT*
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  • Recovery through increased protein synthesis*

 

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MAGNUM OPUS

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Train with the Best in Your Shaker

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  • Creates energy at a cellular level without the use of stimulants*
  • Increased blood flow and hydration to your muscles*
  • Reduces workout fatigue, accelerates recovery and lessens muscle soreness*
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MAGNUM ROCKET SCIENCE

USD $29.99

The Worlds 1st Ambition Intensifier!

Rocket Science® is a clinically tested:
Exercise Performance by 13%*
Mental focus by 22%*
Endurance by 65%*
Energy by 67%*

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MAGNUM QUATTRO

USD $44.99USD $80.99

The Perfect Isolated Protein Formula

4 High-Quality Isolate Proteins!

  • 4 different sources of Isolate protein for timed digestion*
  • There is more protein per scoop than almost any product available today*
  • Sustained energy throughout the day*
  • Aids in achieving leaner and denser muscles*
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MAGNUM DNA

USD $49.99

Anabolic Strength Activator

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  • Increase your one-rep max on bench, squat, and deadlift*
  • Improved raw strength & explosive power*
  • Reduced ammonia build up in your muscle cells*
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MAGNUM MANE BRAIN

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MAGNUM MIMIC

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Natural Glucose Disposal Agent

Eat Carbs, Get Lean!

  • Increased insulin sensitivity reducing carbs stored as fat*
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  • Improved carbohydrate utilization*
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MAGNUM PRIMER

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The World’s 1st 100% Encapsulated Performance Pack

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JEAN-JACQUES BARRETT 2018 WBFF NORTH AMERICAN PRO FITNESS MODEL CHAMPION

Posing Routine of The 2018 WBFF LA International Champion Jean-Jacques Barrett. Video curtesy of WBFF Official Stage Photographer and Stage Posing Coach Tony Harrison. For more infos about The WBFF: wbffshows.com

ENTREPRENEUR’S DREAM – MOVING YOUR BUSINESS TO PARADISE WITH J.J AND MICHELLE

I recently had a killer workout and interview with two amazing athletes, coaches, entrepreneurs – Jean-Jacques Barrett and Michelle MacDonald.I love how these two are so committed to living a healthy, Magnum-style lifestyle.

Claude @pepfire44 36lbs 8 months Fat Loss Transformation!!
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This is one of my favourite transformation ever!
Not only was it from one of my best friend, best man and a firefighter BUT I never seen someone working this hard to achieve such a tour de force 👊
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Phase 1 of his Fat Loss Transformation took place between January 2012 to April 2012 where he lost 32lbs. He got reward earning his @wbffproathletes Fitness Model Status that he was getting ready for!
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This took 12 weeks to accomplish this. On a pace to make it happen through hard work and discipline, Claude 5 weeks out got injured to BOTH hands playing hockey with friends. After discussing, he decided to do whatever he could to get things done and NEVER looked down; he got inventive in the gym -using wrists handles,etc- did extra cardio and kept on going 🔥
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Phase 2 took place between April 2012 to August 2012 where the last 4 pounds were lost. Going really hard to get ready, post show his body gave us signs that he was feeling fatigued. We then realized that he was in need of more calories -especially carbs- to help with his post show recovery
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With that said, his body was such in a great hormonal sensitive position that these extra calories speed up his metabolic rate, got him stronger than ever, helped him recover while keeping him around 5 to 6 pounds over his April Show date. This served us nicely as he added some quality muscles and answered tremendously well to his second cutting phase!
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He came in looking bigger AND more shredded at his second show of the year placing Top 10 at The @wbffentertainment Worlds!
Claude @pepfire44 36lbs 8 months Fat Loss Transformation!! .... This is one of my favourite transformation ever! Not only was it from one of my best friend, best man and a firefighter BUT I never seen someone working this hard to achieve such a tour de force 👊 ... Phase 1 of his Fat Loss Transformation took place between January 2012 to April 2012 where he lost 32lbs. He got reward earning his @wbffproathletes Fitness Model Status that he was getting ready for! . This took 12 weeks to accomplish this. On a pace to make it happen through hard work and discipline, Claude 5 weeks out got injured to BOTH hands playing hockey with friends. After discussing, he decided to do whatever he could to get things done and NEVER looked down; he got inventive in the gym -using wrists handles,etc- did extra cardio and kept on going 🔥 ... Phase 2 took place between April 2012 to August 2012 where the last 4 pounds were lost. Going really hard to get ready, post show his body gave us signs that he was feeling fatigued. We then realized that he was in need of more calories -especially carbs- to help with his post show recovery . With that said, his body was such in a great hormonal sensitive position that these extra calories speed up his metabolic rate, got him stronger than ever, helped him recover while keeping him around 5 to 6 pounds over his April Show date. This served us nicely as he added some quality muscles and answered tremendously well to his second cutting phase! ... He came in looking bigger AND more shredded at his second show of the year placing Top 10 at The @wbffentertainment Worlds!
Off Season Update here at 230lbs steadily growing from one week Post Show (December 12th) there at 190lbs.
My 3 tips to consistently stay in a Calorie Surplus:
1. Every meals have to be planned in. Eating more is work and planning to fail, can leave you behind quickly. 5 to 6 meals works best for me as it leaves time for my digestive system to process food before the next meal. Make sure to follow a meal find schedule that keeps you accountable. 
2. Making my food as palatable as possible. Adding a small amount of sauce (Hoisin, BBQ), fat sources (butter, mayo, cheeses) all within macros and reason goes a long way in adding flavor to your food which makes you want to eat it.
3. Choosing carb sources that have a lower fiber content and high caloric density such as white rice, cream of wheat, low fat pop corn makes it easy for your digestive system. I still add in my veggies on the side, but these are obviously not the bulk of my carb macros.
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Lastly, I make sure to keep my food selection as clean as possible as even tho it would be “fun” to bulk up with ice cream and chocolate chip cookies as the bulk of my macros, the way food would be partitioned would not be favorable in muscle building. On that note, I make sure to fit some of it in, as the nature of my macros allows me to enjoy a bit of flexibility all within reason.
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Do not miss our third episode of “The Bulking Series” featuring @hattieboydle @yourhealthyhedonista and I as we got even more in depth into our Foundation Season
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https://youtu.be/NaT9_QbSmsM
Off Season Update here at 230lbs steadily growing from one week Post Show (December 12th) there at 190lbs. My 3 tips to consistently stay in a Calorie Surplus: 1. Every meals have to be planned in. Eating more is work and planning to fail, can leave you behind quickly. 5 to 6 meals works best for me as it leaves time for my digestive system to process food before the next meal. Make sure to follow a meal find schedule that keeps you accountable. 2. Making my food as palatable as possible. Adding a small amount of sauce (Hoisin, BBQ), fat sources (butter, mayo, cheeses) all within macros and reason goes a long way in adding flavor to your food which makes you want to eat it. 3. Choosing carb sources that have a lower fiber content and high caloric density such as white rice, cream of wheat, low fat pop corn makes it easy for your digestive system. I still add in my veggies on the side, but these are obviously not the bulk of my carb macros. — Lastly, I make sure to keep my food selection as clean as possible as even tho it would be “fun” to bulk up with ice cream and chocolate chip cookies as the bulk of my macros, the way food would be partitioned would not be favorable in muscle building. On that note, I make sure to fit some of it in, as the nature of my macros allows me to enjoy a bit of flexibility all within reason. .... Do not miss our third episode of “The Bulking Series” featuring @hattieboydle @yourhealthyhedonista and I as we got even more in depth into our Foundation Season — https://youtu.be/NaT9_QbSmsM
The level of dedication in your Competition Shredding phase and during your Off Season has to be the same to generate great progress
....
Obviously under different parameters (more food, less cardio) the consistency in applying these is crucial. Often times deep into the Off Season, workout consistency/intensity, meal planning and proper recovery (often times sleep) are thrown out of the window. Sadly this is where your body could get an edge that you are not taking advantage of
....
Reading this might seems a bit overzealous but truly this is where you can build your physique of champion! If you can skip that 2 to 3 months of regression and turn it into progression, you will be amazed by how well your body will react to it
….
Find ways to keep the fire alive by fixing small achievable yet rewarding goals and reap the reward of your dedication. Some examples are:
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1. Putting emphasis on a specific lagging body part that you would like to grow
2. Putting emphasis on a particular lift or set of lifts that you would like to master
3. Putting emphasis on some behavioural habits (i.e. sleep) that are taking your further away from your goal
.
Having these smalls tangible goals also have a positive impact bringing small victories on a daily basis. These little victories create an upward momentum that positively impact your consistency as winning everyday is a pretty cool feeling to experience! From there on, your Off Season just become as enjoyable and rewarding making you want to push and improve further 👊💯
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Photo at The @wbffentertainment 2019 Atlantic City Show
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Team @hardmagnum @tulumstrengthclub
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#tulumstrong #mindset #consistency #bodybuilding #coach #tscathlete
The level of dedication in your Competition Shredding phase and during your Off Season has to be the same to generate great progress .... Obviously under different parameters (more food, less cardio) the consistency in applying these is crucial. Often times deep into the Off Season, workout consistency/intensity, meal planning and proper recovery (often times sleep) are thrown out of the window. Sadly this is where your body could get an edge that you are not taking advantage of .... Reading this might seems a bit overzealous but truly this is where you can build your physique of champion! If you can skip that 2 to 3 months of regression and turn it into progression, you will be amazed by how well your body will react to it …. Find ways to keep the fire alive by fixing small achievable yet rewarding goals and reap the reward of your dedication. Some examples are: . 1. Putting emphasis on a specific lagging body part that you would like to grow 2. Putting emphasis on a particular lift or set of lifts that you would like to master 3. Putting emphasis on some behavioural habits (i.e. sleep) that are taking your further away from your goal . Having these smalls tangible goals also have a positive impact bringing small victories on a daily basis. These little victories create an upward momentum that positively impact your consistency as winning everyday is a pretty cool feeling to experience! From there on, your Off Season just become as enjoyable and rewarding making you want to push and improve further 👊💯 — Photo at The @wbffentertainment 2019 Atlantic City Show - Team @hardmagnum @tulumstrengthclub — #tulumstrong #mindset #consistency #bodybuilding #coach #tscathlete