Kris Gethin


Kris is a writer and photographer, and periodically provides with articles and pictorial features.


  • Nationality: Welsh
  • Origin: Born in Wales, UK
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Off season weight: 220 Lbs.
  • Contest weight: 185-190 Lbs.
  • Lifetime Natural Pro Bodybuilder. Finished as high as 2nd in the Natural World Bodybuilding Championships and 1st in the Natural Idaho Championships.
  • Former writer and photographer in the USA for FLEX magazine.
  • Hundreds of articles published in Iron Man, Muscle Mag, Max Sports, XOXO, Body Fitness, Muscle News, Physique, Planet Muscle and FAME Magazine to name a few.
  • Published own publication called Kaged Muscle.
  • Former Editor-in-Chief of
  • Author of 6 Books.
  • Founder of the Dramatic Training Principle (DTP).
  • CEO of KAGED MUSCLE Supplements.
  • Co-Founder of Kris Gethin Gyms.
  • Celebrity Trainer to Bollywood starts such as Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, Ranveer Sing and Mahesh Babu.


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  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 19

    In this adventurous episode, Kris battles both illness and unbelievable physical challenges. The hardest day hike in the U.S.? Yeah, he runs it.

  • Kris Gethin's 8-Week Hardcore Trainer FAQs!

    Earlier this year, Kris Gethin completely revised his most iconic training program and shortened it by four weeks. If you've had any questions about the new-and-improved version of Gethin Hardcore, your answers are right here!

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 18

    Think Kris does nothing but lift, train, and eat? Think again! This week, he's on the road for business, training with famous friends, and wrapping up with an epic endurance weekend!

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 17

    With the half-Ironman out of the way, Kris' crosshairs are set firmly on the full Ironman, and his training is shifting dramatically. Is he up to the challenge?

  • What Every Bodybuilder Needs To Know About Running

    Kris Gethin has fundamentally changed his approach to cardio in recent months, but if you think he's lost his gains as well, you're sorely mistaken. Here's what he says every lifter should learn!

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 16

    He came, he saw, he conquered. Four months after beginning his training, Kris has completed a Half Ironman, and gained some wisdom in the process. Listen to him and learn from him.

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 15

    Is Kris Gethin's training setting him up to conquer a half-Ironman, or is he in for the battle of his life? This week, he'll find out.

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 14

    The countdown to the half Ironman begins in earnest this week, as Kris deloads in the gym and focuses on form and race-specific skills outside of it. This is getting real.

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 13

    A baker's dozen worth of weeks into this project, and Kris is hitting his stride. His workouts are as intense and punishing as ever, he's more confident in open water than ever before, and even his "bad days" biking or running are productive.

  • 3 Gethin-Approved Triceps-Training Machine Hacks

    These three machines are in nearly every gym, but you're not using them like Kris Gethin does. Yet. Open your mind to blow up your tris!

  • 3 Gethin-Approved Biceps-Training Machine Hacks

    Use these three unique movements to feel that peak contraction like never before, and experience growth like you've never seen!

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 12

    Kris Gethin never fails to throw his full effort into each set and rep. But when the goal is to be a Man of Iron, he has three times the opportunities to test his limits. This week, after a full slate of hard training, he leaps right into an impromptu Olympic-distance tri.

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 11

    A 10-mile run on Saturday. Cycling 80 miles and a three-mile run on Sunday. Chest, tris, and swimming bright and early Monday morning. That's the life Kris Gethin is leading right now, and sometimes, the sheer workload is even hard for him, the master of high-volume training, to wrap his brain around.

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 10

    Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor a very long plane ride can keep Kris from completing his daily workout.

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 9

    While in Europe for both work and holiday, Kris ventures out of the gym for a high-altitude adventure, then ventures in to the hotel gym for minimalist workouts. This is how hybrid athletes make the most of every day, no matter where they are!

  • 3 Gethin-Approved Back-Training Machine Hacks

    Stop sleepwalking through your back training. Open your mind to a gym full of possibilities, and you'll be up a shirt size in no time!

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 8

    Think your hectic schedule doesn't allow for quality training? Kris Gethin politely disagrees. During a week packed with work and international jet-setting, he still finds time for both the weights and lung-melting endurance work. This week's training is what Man of Iron is all about!

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 7

    After six weeks of practicing every swimming drill in the book, Kris and Sunshine enter an open water swim competition for the first time. Will they power to the beach or struggle to keep their heads above water?

  • Kris Gethin: Man of Iron, Nutrition Plan

    The unique nature of the Man of Iron training program requires an equally unique nutrition plan. Kris Gethin's approach blends traditional and individualized diet principles to grow bigger, faster, and more athletic!

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 6

    After last week's deload, the volume and intensity in Kris' training go back up. Not coincidentally, both muscle soreness and his old injuries rear their ugly heads.

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 5

    The first four weeks of Man of Iron have left Kris battered and broken. This week, he gets a well-earned dip in intensity. But, can he actually allow himself to hold back?

  • 2 Gethin-Approved Shoulder-Training Hacks

    Step up to the machine. No, not that machine, the other one! These two moves will give your shoulders a totally novel stimulus, if you're willing to depart from the norm.

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 4

    Whether at home or on the road, Kris goes to whatever lengths necessary to crush his nutrition, training, and recovery. Ice bath from a hotel ice machine, anyone? Jump in!

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 3

    In Kris' most intense week yet, he swings back and forth between inspiration and frustration. Does he let either extreme cause him to waver from the path? Not a chance.

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 2

    Kris Gethin, running down a trail in the middle of a rainstorm? Yup. Welcome to a new world of fitness in this week's episode of Man of Iron.

  • 3 Gethin-Approved Chest Training Machine Hacks

    You might get a cockeyed look from other gym-goers when you step up to the leg curl machine and use it to work your chest. But trust Kris Gethin and his mad vision of the gym, and open your mind to a world of possibilities!

  • Kris Gethin: Man Of Iron, Week 1

    Kris Gethin starts his journey toward an epic new goal here, and gets plenty of wake-up calls from the start! Dive fearlessly into the challenge alongside him.

  • Podcast Episode 17: Kris Gethin - Meet the Man of Iron

    You may know Kris Gethin the bodybuilder, but Kris Gethin the ultra-endurance athlete? That's a new one. But not only is the master of pain training to do an Ironman triathlon, he's doing it in a fraction of the time that athletes usually take. In this episode, Kris talks with us about what will surely be a wild ride.

  • 4 New Ways To Blow Up Your Shoulders

    High-volume shoulder training doesn't have to be built around the same old presses and raises. Kris Gethin and IFBB pro Leah Dolan lead you through a unique four-move routine that will definitely get your delts' attention!

  • Use Rep Tempo For Explosive Chest Growth

    Kris Gethin knows the secrets to blowing up your chest! Learn the most effective, yet underutilized, tool in the gym to build muscle.

  • Kris Gethin's 8-Week Hardcore Daily Video Trainer: Program Overview

    If you think you know what your body is capable of, prepare for Kris Gethin to prove you wrong. The transformation of a lifetime is just 8 weeks away!

  • Kris Gethin's 3 Best Insider Tips For Bigger Biceps

    How you grab a weight, and how you lift it, are both keys to achieving greater biceps growth.

  • Know The Ropes: 3 Ways To Wring The Life Out Of Your Triceps

    Drop that EZ bar and walk over to the stack! Kris Gethin explains how the rope is your secret weapon to exaggerate the peak contraction on triceps exercises and finish your arm training with the pump of a lifetime.

  • The Gethin-Approved Way To Finish Your Biceps Workout

    You'll need a cable stack, an exercise step, and a high pain tolerance for this dropset finisher. But it'll be worth the struggle!

  • 5 Exercises To Jump-Start Your Chest Training

    Nothing beats introducing new exercises for triggering pec growth. Here are 5 unexpected gems from Kris Gethin to spice up your chest routine and bring on the good pain!

  • Kris Gethin's Guide To Making 2017 Your Best Year Yet

    If you're looking to make both your training and your life more meaningful, then Kris Gethin is the perfect guide. Here's his plan for making 2017 the most important year you've ever experienced!

  • Kris Gethin's Shoulder Annihilation Workout

    Follow Kris Gethin as he navigates the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, India, and hits the gym for a delt-demolishing workout. It might be a quick session, but it will leave your shoulders screaming for mercy!

  • The Ultimate Kris Gethin Pre-Workout Experience

    If you want Gethin-level intensity in the gym, you need to take your workout ritual as seriously as he does. Here's your plan, down to the minute, with an arm workout to put your preparation to the test!

  • Kris Gethin's High-Volume Shoulder Builder

    If shoulder growth is your problem, Kris Gethin has the solution. Turn up both your training volume and frequency with his personal delt-growth masterplan!

  • Plates Of Pain: Kris Gethin's Shoulder Workout

    Need to put some meat on those diminutive delts? Get ready for an unforgettable pump and some crazy gains with Kris Gethin's plates-only shoulder workout!

  • Split Your Sleeves With Kris Gethin's Personal Biceps Workout

    For Kris Gethin, the real work starts when the pain begins. Here's how the master of high-volume training attacks his arms!

  • Kris Gethin's Top 3 Triceps Exercises

    Follow Kris Gethin as he navigates the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, India, and hits the gym for a delt-demolishing workout. It might be a quick session, but it will leave your shoulders screaming for mercy!

  • Kris Gethin's 4Weeks2 Shred: Day 25 - Legs

    The final leg day of any program is hard. This one? Murderous. You won’t be squatting under a heavy bar, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be any easier!

  • Kris Gethin's 4Weeks2 Shred: Day 23 - Shoulders & Triceps

    Normal Kris Gethin push workouts are burners. This one is a screamer, given how depleted your body is right now. Just five more days to go!

  • Kris Gethin's 4Weeks2 Shred: Day 18 - Legs

    You poor bastard. Today it’s legs, cardio, and then more cardio. Dig deep and trust your master to lead you!

  • Kris Gethin's 4Weeks2 Shred: Day 22 - Back & Biceps

    You’re not going to coast into the finish line on this cut plan. Pay special attention to your carb intake all week so you’ll look your best on day 28!

  • Kris Gethin's 4Weeks2 Shred: Day 6 - Active Rest

    The active rest days on 4Weeks2Shred are where your real commitment or lack thereof will show. Wake up and do your cardio like it's your job!

  • Kris Gethin's 4Weeks2 Shred: Day 20 - Active Rest

    You’ve definitely earned your rest today. By now, you should be able to do all that cardio in your sleep! However, Kris wants you to save your sleep for more important physiological work.

  • Kris Gethin's 4Weeks2 Shred: Day 4 - Legs

    Yesterday's active rest day was all about preparing you for today’s brutal lower-body gauntlet. Fuel up and respect the dropset rep range!

  • Kris Gethin's 4Weeks2 Shred: Day 2 - Shoulders & Triceps

    Kris Gethin's DPTExtreme dropsets are ideal for finicky bodyparts like shoulders and triceps. Follow the unique programming to the letter!