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Workout Music Vol. X: CT Fletcher's Training Tunes

CT Fletcher is one of the biggest, baddest trainers in America. We caught up with this beast to hear the sweet sounds he listens to when he lifts.

Whenever the name CT Fletcher comes up in conversation among lifters, favorite quotes are sure to follow. "I command you to grow!" someone will shout. "Curl that shit!" someone else will yell. "Next stop? Mount Bicepius!" "I look for you, pain!" "It's still your muthafuckin' set."

CT Fletcher is a six-time world champion powerlifter who trains at Metroflex Gym in Long Beach, Calif., where he works as a personal trainer. CT admits that his fondest memory of powerlifting was in 1995 when he attempted a drug-free 705-pound bench press at the Baddest Bench Press in America Contest - no big deal for the "Superman from Compton."

After his strength-training days, Fletcher hit a major turning point in his life when he underwent open-heart surgery in 2005. After taking two years to fully recover, he's adopted a "fuck average," "king of the beasts," sidewalk-cracking, lift-everything mindset. There's no middle ground for CT. He believes you earn gains through hard work and hardcore training.

At 54, CT is just getting started. Rather than sit on his laurels, he proves that age is only a number, and that a higher number equates to more experience and even more intensity. Search for CT on YouTube and you'll find a plethora of colorful and inspirational training videos, but you might wonder: What music inspires CT? Read what the man has to say.

CT Fletcher Playlist

CT, what part does music play in your workouts?

I've got so much going on inside my head?like a huge, full-out war?that music is usually blocked out. I'm just totally focused on the workout, but if I do listen to something, it'd be something old-school like James Brown. I get so fired up when I hear him. Aretha Franklin and some Al Green are right up my alley, too. That's what I still lift to today if I've got music on when I train.

If you had to choose one album to listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?

James Brown. James Brown. James fucking Brown. It'd probably be one of his albums from the 60s because that's what I grew up listening to. I grew up boxing and idolized the great Sonny Liston. Knowing that Sonny Liston listened to James Brown whenever he trained got me wanting to listen to James Brown when I trained and lifted, too. I can listen to just about anything from him when I'm training, especially stuff from that decade.

Which lift PR are you most proud of?

Without a doubt, it's got to be a bench press PR when I bench pressed 705 pounds without a bench shirt in the gym. I did that at American Eagle Gym in Norwalk, California.

What or who inspires you to do your best?

Muhammad Ali, hands down. I was a poor kid from Compton growing up, and I looked up to him. He was the original trash-talker, and you know I'm all about that. What he did inside the ring was great, but what he did outside the ring is why I looked up to him. He wasn't afraid to go against the grain. He stuck to his guns and what he believed in, and that left a big impression on me.

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Ct mutha ******* fletcher

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Love CT fletcher vids are really inspirational,hopefully one day I can be a sidewalk cracking mutha .

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I Command You to Grow

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Old school!

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You can tell CT's age by his soundtrack lol. He's the man though.

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yeaaa the big pay back! I dont care how old you are that song lets you know someone is coming to get your punk a $ $

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Hahaa...I couldn't agree more! "GET READY!"

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One Awesome cool dude

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I'd love to train with someone as intense as CT!

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C.T. Fletcher is a hard nose bad ***! Love the Fu*k average thirst he has

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Love hearing CT while I work out. NO music needed just use his app to hear him yell and motivate me to keep going BEYOND my usual reps and to do more work

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What did Junior Miles say!?

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Everybody shut the **** up!

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There's some training going on up in here!

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this superman pushes me to place i didnt believe i could go to, rate this article a 10!!!

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JUST DID THE QUARTER MILE TODAY!

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Great to see CT up on here. Love his personality - he's crude and brutal but his training is as real as it gets. He's the real deal!

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I LOVE CT! Great article!

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Old schoo...

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Doesnt even work, cause im canadian.. haha f*** us.

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My work outs are very similar to CT's.

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*** yeah that's the video right there! Ppl be saying Cindy you be doing legs too often, I'm like no such thing as overtraining muthafuka! :DDD

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Beast and Funny

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G.O.A.T

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I like how his music is old school haha.

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