ABOUT ME

Hi, my name is Jimmy Duggans, author, anti-aging advocate, nutritional consultant and elite personal trainer / health coach. At 52 years of age, I’m often told how young I look for my age. I must admit, when I started this fitness journey some 34 years ago, that wasn’t what I’d intended.

 

Growing up in an impoverished, abusive home in Northeast Mississippi was a strong motivator to take control and move upward. I started by lifting weights to build muscle for my own self-esteem. Competing in amateur bodybuilding contest propelled my interest in learning the science behind nutrition and exercise before joining the Air Force at 17.

 

Enlisting was the best thing I could have done to grow and learn about life and people. It taught me to respect all mankind and embrace the power of teamwork. It also provided access to top resources in physical training and nutrition. This motivated me to begin training to be physical therapist.

 

After my service, I began noticing, that the nutrition and exercise programs that work before age 32, didn’t work as well after.  So I became my own living lab to ensure that I wouldn’t suffer the health problems from aging that were preventable through diet and exercise. I started helping others with programs and routines that could help them reach their goals.

 

In 2011 I was presented with the opportunity to serve in a humanitarian mission to Kenya, providing medical and nutritional support to the impoverished communities. This experience really made me realize how critical basic nutrition and health awareness is for all of us. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget.

 

I was so inspired; I began to share what I’d learn in the form of my first book entitled: Faith and fitness after 40.

 

In 2012 I enrolled in Lipscomb University, earning a M.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science, one month before my 51st birthday. Through my studies I was introduced to Epigenetics, a genre of science that proves there are certain health habits that alter the way genes express themselves. This science solidified what I had been experiencing; that our health habits are the real key. As we adopt certain practices we see the results, reversing certain disease patterns, extending your life expectancy, and greatly improving your quality of life.

 

And now I am dedicated to helping people employ science and human behavior to achieve their goals and aspirations through exercise and nutrition.

 

 

My workout:

 

My workouts consist of extensive weight training, incorporating the major muscle groups: Chest, Back and Legs. I typically train chest and back together, shoulders and arms together, and legs all to themselves. I am also a student of Muay Thai, trained by a private tutor and mentor, JC Shegog. Last, I will include a day of stretching. In summary, I train 4-6 days a week. Lastly, I also train in the 12-15 rep range. This is the best rep range for intensity, but it's not too stressful on my joints.

 

Love Nashville, who wouldn't!  Great music for all taste, I prefer jazz.

My trip to Kenya was one of my truest experiences, one I could never forget!

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Hi, my name is Jimmy Duggans, author, anti-aging advocate, nutritional consultant and elite personal trainer / health coach. At 52 years of age, I’m often told how young I look for my age. I must admit, when I started this fitness journey some 34 years ago, that wasn’t what I’d intended.

 

Growing up in an impoverished, abusive home in Northeast Mississippi was a strong motivator to take control and move upward. I started by lifting weights to build muscle for my own self-esteem. Competing in amateur bodybuilding contest propelled my interest in learning the science behind nutrition and exercise before joining the Air Force at 17.

 

Enlisting was the best thing I could have done to grow and learn about life and people. It taught me to respect all mankind and embrace the power of teamwork. It also provided access to top resources in physical training and nutrition. This motivated me to begin training to be physical therapist.

 

After my service, I began noticing, that the nutrition and exercise programs that work before age 32, didn’t work as well after.  So I became my own living lab to ensure that I wouldn’t suffer the health problems from aging that were preventable through diet and exercise. I started helping others with programs and routines that could help them reach their goals.

 

In 2011 I was presented with the opportunity to serve in a humanitarian mission to Kenya, providing medical and nutritional support to the impoverished communities. This experience really made me realize how critical basic nutrition and health awareness is for all of us. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget.

 

I was so inspired; I began to share what I’d learn in the form of my first book entitled: Faith and fitness after 40.

 

In 2012 I enrolled in Lipscomb University, earning a M.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science, one month before my 51st birthday. Through my studies I was introduced to Epigenetics, a genre of science that proves there are certain health habits that alter the way genes express themselves. This science solidified what I had been experiencing; that our health habits are the real key. As we adopt certain practices we see the results, reversing certain disease patterns, extending your life expectancy, and greatly improving your quality of life.

 

And now I am dedicated to helping people employ science and human behavior to achieve their goals and aspirations through exercise and nutrition.

 

 

My workout:

 

My workouts consist of extensive weight training, incorporating the major muscle groups: Chest, Back and Legs. I typically train chest and back together, shoulders and arms together, and legs all to themselves. I am also a student of Muay Thai, trained by a private tutor and mentor, JC Shegog. Last, I will include a day of stretching. In summary, I train 4-6 days a week. Lastly, I also train in the 12-15 rep range. This is the best rep range for intensity, but it's not too stressful on my joints.

 

Love Nashville, who wouldn't!  Great music for all taste, I prefer jazz.

My trip to Kenya was one of my truest experiences, one I could never forget!