3 Of My Fitness Inspirations

Like it or not, you’re going to be carrying your body around with you for the rest of your life.

So why not make it as nice of a place to be as possible?

For the last two years I have been heavily focused on getting into shape. Over time I’ve boiled it down to a mix of Intermittent Fasting, Carb and Calorie Cycling and Reverse Pyramid Training that seems to be working pretty well.

During this time I’ve read a thousand websites and been down a hundred different rabbit holes. I’ve found some great stuff, some bad stuff and some flat out bullshit that you need to avoid completely.

Today I’m sharing three people who I’ve gotten a lot of solid information and hours of entertainment from. There are plenty more high quality people out there that I may share in the future – but these are the 3 that I keep up with the most right now.

If you’re looking for resources to get your fitness game together and you don’t mind being entertained at the same time – I can highly recommend that you start with these three guys.

Here Are 3 Of My Fitness Inspirations

1) Kane Sumabat AKA Timbahwolf


This guy is probably my favorite out of all the people on this list. What I like about Kane is that he is in his late 40s, has major injuries to deal with and still has a better physique than most bodybuilders in their 20s and 30s.

His insights and advice are much more relevant for a guy like me as opposed to the information being talked about by a 21 year old guy on steroids.

The main point I’ve taken from Kane (by piecing together old interviews and Instagram captions) is eating a low carb / high fat diet to stay lean year round.

He eats low carb / high fat (.5g of carbs per lb of body weight) for a few days in a row and then does a “carb up” day. If he’s done 2 days low carb, he eats around 200g of carbs on his carb up day. If there were 3 low carb days, he eats around 300g.

For some reason that math really made sense to me.

His style is really easy going and laid back. Much different from the strict and regimented vibe you get from most guys that are in this kind of shape. He’s also an early proponent of If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) and has been preaching flexible dieting for at least 5 or 6 years.

Doing 600 Pull-ups:

A video posted by Kane (@timbahwolffff) on

His Instagram feed is a combination of off-color humor, posing in public and photos of burgers and inspiring diet and fitness advice. He seems like one of the most down to earth and peaceful guys on the planet.

> Check out Kane Sumabat on Instagram

2) Chris Jones (PumpChasers / PhysiquesOfGreatness)


Chris Jones is definitely one the most charismatic fitness Youtubers in the game. His smile and laugh are infectious. Many times I’ll let his entire playlist play in the background just to hear him talking smack and cracking himself up. He pronounces words wrong, rhymes his fitness advice and cusses a lot while he gives out workout and nutrition tips. All of this combined makes for an entertaining and good time.

His old YouTube channel, PhysiquesOfGreatness has over 800k subscribers but due to a recent falling out with his old business partner Vince G, he’s moved on to his new venture called PumpChasers. (which already has over 200k subscribers).

His information is great for beginners. I believe it was this video that taught me how to count my macros a few years ago.

With Chris, you get a good overview of the basics mixed in with tips and tricks that he uses to build a ridiculously big body on his small frame. He also films and talks about most of his meals, 80% of which are eaten at Denny’s.

> Check out Chris Jones on YouTube

3) Brandon Carter


Brandon Carter’s following on YouTube is huge. I came across some of his older videos a year or more ago and have been subscribed ever since.

He’s ripped to shreds, doesn’t count macros and references his past criminal activity a lot, which is what really endeared me to the guy. I prefer to take advice from someone who comes from a hard background versus someone who was born with a silver spoon in their mouth.

His topics include intermittent fasting, the portion size method, micro cutting and bulking and Q&A Sessions.

These days he’s taking the channel in more of a motivational / lifestyle / business advice direction but there are still solid fitness tips posted on a regular basis. Lots of book recommendations.

For the best stuff, I’d suggest going back a few years to when he used to shoot the videos of him just standing in a room talking. In my opinion, these are the most informative and helpful.

A few of my favorites:
Micro cutting and bulking
Portion Size Method
Q&A Sessions

> Check out Brandon Carter on Youtube


If you want to get in shape and go to the internet for advice, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There are thousands of “experts” out there and they all seem to be pitching a different approach.

The good news is they are all ripped, which means that there are many styles of eating and training that will work for you. You just have to pick one and stick with it for a few years. My advice is to find a few people who have bodies that you like and tune everything else out.

I’ve learned 80% of what I know from these three guys: Kane Sumabat, Chris Jones and Brandon Carter. I highly recommend to you as a great source of health and fitness information mixed with enough personality to keep you interested and entertained.

Enjoy and good luck.

Today’s question: Who are your favorite Fitness people on YouTube, FB and Instagram? Answer in comments.

  • Matt

    Team 3D Muscle Journey (3DMJ) is hands down the best channel in existence. Their series on training and nutrition are fucking phenomenal.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      you’re right – their info is great, probably some of the best for sure. but they lack personality. I find it really hard to sit through their videos.

  • Daniel Nguyen

    Damn, that first dude is shredded!! Gonna get back in shape after this.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      for sure. Kane is ripped. and he’s 47 which is also inspiring

  • Ken L

    Nice. I like the way the 2nd guy breaks things down in his vids.

    Personally haven’t been following any fitness guys on YT, FB, etc in a while due to some health issues. Time to get back to it now…

    Cheers M.A.D! Take care.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      yeah Chris is an entertainer for sure.

  • CreationNation

    That Kane dude is jacked, and those public posing videos are hilarious haha.

  • http://yussefgilkey.com Yussef Gilkey

    Hahah. Yeah I have been on Chris Jones for years Mr. “if you happen to give a fuck” but I have to check these other 2 dudes out. Oh Malan I start Zeno’s Affiliate Mastery Challenge Monday 10/05 and I am nervous and excited at the same time. They have an all star list of affiliates holding our hands for 6 weeks. Hoping to have my accounts looking like yours in a few years.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      the Chris vs Vince thing is crazy man. Check the POG videos lately… sad really. Good luck on the challenge and let me know how it goes

      • http://yussefgilkey.com Yussef Gilkey

        Watched a few of the back and forth rebuttals and it made me appreciate not having a partner. I dealt with this kind of drama in a free “running” group so I can only imagine the drama money would bring.

  • http://yussefgilkey.com Yussef Gilkey

    Zeno’s challenge is AMAZING bro. By the way you were one of the 3 suggested forums he recommended to all of us as a resource. I knew you were a Bo$$

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras