Greg Plitt

Background

Greg Plitt — November 2, 1977 - January 17, 2015

Greg Plitt was a personal trainer and cover model. He appeared on the cover of more than 250 fitness magazines and 25-plus romance novels in his lifetime. Over a 5-year span, he appeared on a fitness magazine cover at least once every month. At the time of his death, he was far and away the No. 1 male fitness model in the world.

Greg won the 2009 Star Physique Award for Best Male Physique on TV. Men's Fitness magazine named Greg one of America's 25 Fittest Americans. DNA Magazine called him one of the 60 Sexiest Men Alive, and syndicated TV show EXTRA named him one of America's Most Eligible Bachelors.

Greg was the face of Thierry Mugler's worldwide Angel Men and Ice Men fragrance campaigns, and a sponsored athlete for MET-Rx Engineered Nutrition, Under Armour Performance Apparel and Gold's Gym. Greg acted in commercials for Old Spice, Dodge Ram Trucks, ESPN, Under Armour, MET-Rx, and PETA.

Greg appeared in countless fitness infomercials and worked as a Hollywood stunt double. The aspiring actor made appearances on the big screen in The Good Shepherd (with Robert DeNiro), Terminator Salvation (with Christian Bale) and The Watchmen (as the body of Dr. Manhattan). You may have also seen him on television in Bravo's Workout, HGTV's Designed to Sell, and NBC's Days of our Lives.

Plitt was a two-time All-America high school wrestler and 3-time Maryland state champion in the 189-pound weight class. He was a pro-rated skydiver with more than 1,500 jumps. He was a certified scuba diver, an avid golfer, furniture maker, and guitarist. He was a skilled horseback rider, rock climber, and stuntman. He was a Renaissance man.

Before taking on acting and modeling, Greg graduated from U.S. Military Academy, West Point, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics. He served as an Army Ranger, achieving the rank of captain, and was the company commander of 184 United States service members. He used his military and fitness experience to help build MFT 28, a video trainer with Bodybuilding.com.

Greg Plitt died tragically in January 2015, after he was struck by a train while filming. His impact on the fitness industry will resonate for decades to come. His physique is the benchmark for competitive physique athletes and models alike.

Articles

  • Build Your Belief, Build Your Body

    Celebrate the memory of Greg Plitt, one of the most inspirational figures in fitness, with this exclusive video and motivational article.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 26, Legit Legs

    Lock, load, and light up your legs one last time with the MFT28 Legit Legs workout.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 22, Chest Dominance

    Today's orders include your final Chest Dominance workouts. Gather your strength for one more week of war. Hit your chest harder than ever.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 1, Chest Dominance

    Today's orders call for two Chest Dominance workouts. Attack your pecs from multiple angles to build thickness, width, definition, and strength. Let's go to war.

  • MFT28: Greg Plitt's 4-Week Military Fitness Trainer By MET-Rx

    MFT28 is a hardcore, four-week, high-intensity fitness plan that will help you torch fat, build muscle, and get in the best shape of your life. Be more.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 28, Trust Yourself

    Today may be the end of MFT28, but it's the beginning of your next journey. Prepare for the road ahead with the final mental training session.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 13, Shock And Awe

    Break free from the gym and supercharge your results with a hardcore Shock and Awe training session.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 3, Shoulder Shred

    The MFT28 Shoulder Shred workout will help you build bolder shoulders with extreme striations. Get ready for war.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 5, Legit Legs

    The MFT28 Legit Legs workout includes exercises you've never seen to build mass, strength, endurance, and balance. Lock and load.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 4, Arms War

    Get ready to smoke your biceps, triceps, forearms, and even your abs. You've got two Arms War workouts to wage today. Prepare for battle.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Mental Training

    MFT28 is about more than transforming your body; it's about sharpening your mind. Greg Plitt will amp you up and get you ready to fight.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 16, Back

    Construct an unbelievable back with the MFT28 Back Demolition workout. Build thickness, width, endurance, size, and strength. Attack your back.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 19, Legit Legs

    The MFT28 Legit Legs workout includes a variety of dynamic exercises to help you build power, strength, and size. Lock, load, and light up your legs.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Fit Test

    Complete the six-minute MFT28 physical fitness test at the beginning and end of the program. Crush your personal best and continue to be more.

  • Build Your Belief, Build Your Body

  • Fat Loss: Greg Plitt's 12 Laws Of Lean

    Washboard abs aren't easy to attain. But nothing worthwhile ever comes without effort. Commit to my 12 laws of lean and reap the six-pack benefits!

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Supplement Overview

    In MFT28, nutrition and supplementation are inextricable. To radically redefine your physique in four weeks, you need a precise plan. This is your supplement field guide.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 6, Shock And Awe

    Break free from the gym and supercharge your results with a hardcore Shock and Awe training session.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 20, Shock And Awe

    Break free from the gym and supercharge your results with a hardcore Shock and Awe training session.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 18, Arms War

    Get ready to smoke your biceps, triceps, forearms, and even your abs. You've got two Arms War workouts to wage today. Prepare for battle.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 23, Back

    Construct an unbelievable back with the MFT28 Back Demolition workout. Build thickness, width, endurance, size, and strength. Attack your back one last time.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 25, Arms War

    Get ready to smoke your biceps, triceps, forearms, and even your abs. Give today everything you've got and win the Arms War.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 12, Legit Legs

    The MFT28 Legit Legs workout includes a variety of dynamic exercises to help you build power, strength, and size. Lock, load, and light up your legs.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 8, Chest Dominance

    Today's orders call for two more Chest Dominance workouts. Attack your pecs from multiple angles to build thickness, width, definition, and strength.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 9, Back

    Construct an unbelievable back with the MFT28 Back Demolition workout. Attack your back to build thickness, width, endurance, size, and strength.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 15, Chest Dominance

    Today's orders call for two more Chest Dominance workouts. Attack your pecs from multiple angles to build thickness, width, definition, and strength.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 21, Own Your Success

    Every rest day is a chance to train your brain. Today's lesson: Own your success to ensure you succeed.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 24, Shoulder Shred

    The MFT28 Shoulder Shred workout will help you build bolder shoulders with extreme striations. This is your last Shoulder Shred. Give it all you've got.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 14, Find Your Inspiration

    Every rest day is a chance to train your brain. Today's lesson: Find your inspiration to transform your physique.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 10, Shoulder Shred

    The MFT28 Shoulder Shred workout will help you build bolder shoulders with extreme striations. Get ready to win this war.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 17, Shoulder Shred

    The MFT28 Shoulder Shred workout will help you build bolder shoulders with extreme striations. Get ready for war.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Training Overview

    MFT28 training is built on a five-day body part split, with two hardcore workouts per day. Follow the plan and redefine your fitness level.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 2, Back

    Construct an unbelievable back with the MFT28 Back Demolition workout. Build thickness, width, endurance, size, and strength. Attack your back.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 11, Arms War

    Get ready to smoke your biceps, triceps, forearms, and even your abs. You've got two Arms War workouts to wage today. Prepare for battle.

  • Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 27, Shock And Awe

    Break free from the gym and supercharge your results with a hardcore Shock and Awe training session.