December 9, 2022


  • Jon Jones is predicted to make his UFC return as a heavyweight sooner relatively than later
  • Greg Doucette thinks Jones can have no main points in rising muscle mass
  • Doucette provides particulars on how Jones can pack muscle mass naturally

Jon Jones has been pumping up some weights forward of his highly-anticipated heavyweight debut, and every thing appears to be going properly to this point.

There’s no particular goal date for Jones’ long-awaited UFC return as a heavyweight, however he has already been hitting the gymnasium to bulk up.

Primarily based on his current social media posts, “Bones” has already gained an amazing quantity of muscle which led to speculations that his cardio is being compromised within the course of.

Offering detailed evaluation on the topic, famend bodybuilding coach Greg Doucette defined how Jones is including muscle with none form of performance-enhancing medicine.

In keeping with Doucette, at 34, Jones’ physique can nonetheless naturally develop muscle which he refers to as “beginner features” because it hasn’t actually gone by an intense bodybuilding exercise up to now.

“Jon Jones I consider would have been coaching much less intensely by way of his purpose to construct muscle extra so specializing in cardio and in order he’s gotten older he’s saying ‘no and I need to add muscle’,” Doucette mentioned on Chael Sonnen’s YouTube Channel. “So to me, he would have ‘beginner features’ and it that first few years of progress, it’s lots simpler to placed on muscle as a result of he hasn’t actually centered on constructing muscle.”

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“These beginner features they don’t go away, they’re current despite the fact that he’s been coaching his entire life,” he continued. “He hasn’t actually surpassed his pure genetic limits so till he will get there, he has the power to get muscle.”

Primarily based on Doucette’s evaluation, Jones can go as much as 240 kilos with out taking “steroids.”

Nevertheless, he may need to if he decides to go for 260 and past.

“What I wish to say is when an elastic, the additional you go and stretch the elastic, the tougher it’s to realize muscle, so when he was a lighter man [at] 218 [pounds], it wasn’t stretched too far as a result of his physique naturally may in all probability go up in weight as he’s attending to 240,” he defined. “If he wished to go 260, he’d in all probability have to take steroids at that time however at 240, probably not.”

In keeping with Health Volt’s Weight Acquire/Bulking Calculator, Jones can eat 4,741 energy with a surplus of 431 energy a day in 284 days to go from 205 to 240 kilos.

As per Doucette, Jones’ weight-reduction plan is not going to be a problem in his muscle-gaining in addition to his physique will solely endure “essential gaining,” which merely means it may bulk up muscle mass whereas additionally sustaining a specific amount of fats.

“What he’s doing, I sort of name it ‘essential gaining’,” the coach mentioned. “[It’s] having the ability to construct muscle whereas remaining at a set physique fats share.”

Jon Jones reacts to defeating Daniel Cormier within the gentle heavyweight title bout throughout UFC 214 at Honda Heart on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. The betting odds favor him to beat Brock Lesnar in 2018. Picture: Getty Pictures

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