Training, Diet, Height, Weight, Biography
Logan Franklin is an army veteran and a professional bodybuilder competing in the IFBB Pro League in the Classic physical division. The highlight of Franklin’s career is winning the 2020 New York Pro Classic Physique division. He also has the 2021 Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic (Classic Physique division) and Tampa Pro 2018 (Men’s Physique division) titles to his credit. Here is his full profile, biography, workout schedule, diet, and more.
(IFBB Classic Physique professional bodybuilder)
|Full name: Logan Franklin|
|210 to 220 pounds (95.25 to 99.79 kilograms)||5’11” (180.34cm)||31 years|
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Franklin was born in Texas into a military family and had an active childhood. He participated in football and baseball and raced motocross in high school.
Texas Oak previously admitted that he was shorter and weaker than other kids his age in high school. He was the only kid on his football team who couldn’t unscrew the bar on the bench press and felt extremely self-conscious about it.
“I was a smaller kid and just didn’t want to be bullied by someone who thought they were better than me because they were taller.”
The incident at the gym prompted him to work on building strength and muscle mass. Logan’s father, a regular trainer, took him under his wing, and junior Franklin began training at his home gym when he was 14 years old.
Joining the Army
Ever since Franklin grew up in a patriotic environment, he always wanted to follow in his grandfather and father’s footsteps and join the military, which he did at the age of 18 after graduating. of high school. Logan had built a strong physique by then, thanks to four years of hard work and discipline in the weight room.
Franklin served in Afghanistan and was on duty when Navy SEALs shot Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. He was in Afghanistan for 13 months before being sent to Seoul, South Korea, where he served for four years.
Become a bodybuilder
During his five years of active military service, Franklin trained regularly, but the thought of competing never crossed his mind. However, everything changed when he attended the 2014 Mr. Olympia participate in photo shoots.
Watching the bodybuilders on stage, Franklin fell in love with the sport and decided to try his hand at competing in the Men’s Physique division. The Texas Oak thought his physique was nearly on par with the athletes he saw on stage and could give them a hard time.
“I just trained to be as deadly as possible as a soldier. As I neared the end of my service, I discovered social media, especially Instagram, and it was there that I was introduced to the world of fitness. — Franklin in an interview with M&F Magazine
“I didn’t have any parents competing. I wasn’t in the gym at 12 or 13 and I didn’t have any magazines. Social media helped me get into bodybuilding.
True to military fashion, Franklin wasted no time and immediately got to work, earning his Pro card in the Men’s Physique division by winning the NPC Nationals the same year, he attended his first Olympic weekend.
The Texan revealed that it took him four months to prepare for his first show, the Formula 1 Classic in his hometown, where he won first place in the D-class open.
Competition and career
After earning his pro card, Franklin had a rather lackluster start to his career. His humble finishes in 2015 made him take a step back and reevaluate his approach.
2016 brought him better results as he started the competition season with a second place in the EuropeDallas. In addition, his fourth place in the NY Pro and a second place Karina Nascimento Pro earned him his first qualification to Olympia, where he finished ninth.
Although Franklin slipped to sixth place in the 2017 New York Prohe more than made up for it by winning his first professional competition, the 2017 Europa Dallas. In addition, he jumped two places to finish seventh in the Olympia in the same year.
2018 has been a mixed bag for the Army veteran. He took fourth place each to his maiden Arnold Classic and the Sheru Classic Colombia Pro. Although he won the Tampa Pro 2018he fell to eleventh position in the Olympia later this year. His performance at Olympia sowed doubt in his head about his future in the division.
Moving from the Men’s Physique division to the Classic Physique division
Although Franklin earned a respectable fourth place in the Arnold Classic 2019– the second biggest show in bodybuilding after the prestigious Mr. Olympia – he sensed something was wrong and decided to switch divisions.
“I just felt like I didn’t rank better. I kept bringing what I thought was my best look for Men’s Physique, and to be honest, I couldn’t understand why I didn’t rank better. Looked like it was pretty much an abs show. Some of these guys had better abs than me, but I felt my physique was better overall. I decided to take the leap. »
Changing divisions was the right move for Franklin as he placed third in the Tampa Pro 2019his first show as a professional Classic Physique competitor.
The Texas native further refined his physique and decimated his competitors to win the 2020 New York Pro Title. It also qualified him for his young daughter Olympia as a competitor in Classic Physique, where he placed ninth.
2021 was a disappointing year for the army veteran as he was unable to qualify for the Olympia 2021 even after finishing second and third in the Texas Pro and Arnold Classicrespectively.
However, Franklin qualified for the Olympia 2022 on November 20, 2021, by winning the Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic and has since excused himself from the competition to focus on Olympia.
Logan Franklin Competition History
Below is The Texas Oak’s full competition history:
- Mr. Olympia: Ninth place
- Karina Nascimento Pro: The second place
- New York Professional: Fourth place
- EuropeDallas: The second place
- Pittsburgh Pro: Eleventh place
- New York Professional: No investment
- Formula 1 Classic: MP Class D open First place
- Nationals: MP Class D First Place and Overall Winner (Men’s Physique Division)
Logan Franklin Training Program
Franklin trains for five days and takes two days off to allow his body to recover from his grueling workouts. For cardio, the Texan does about 30-45 minutes on the Stair Master, two or three times a week, as he thinks it works best for him.
“That never quit attitude that burns in me comes from my department. That mindset of ‘you’re not done until the job is done’ and ‘you can always do more’ is perpetuated, in my opinion.Discipline, waking up at 5:40 a.m. to call the flag at 6:30 a.m., then go running three to five miles in formation with a pace of six minutes one thousand, and ignoring the weather, even if it’s freezing, raining, snowing, or over 100 degrees outside and you have a 75 pound ruck with gear and a gun, it makes it easier to prepare for the bodybuilding.
The Texas Oak follows a high-intensity, high-volume training regimen and rarely does less than ten reps on any exercise. He incorporates the progressive overload protocol into his training and pursues a push-up.
Here’s what his training schedule looks like:
Tuesday: Lateral Legs/Delts
Logan Franklin Diet Program
Unlike his peers, Franklin doesn’t switch between a bulking and shredding phase. Instead, he stays in shape for the photo shoot all year round.
“Diet is a crucial factor when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle and making progress in the gym. I choose to stay lean all year round. I never go through a bulking phase, it doesn’t appeal to me. not.
Below is Logan Franklin’s diet:
- 8 egg whites with 1 yolk
- 4 tablespoons cream of wheat
- 7 ounces of chicken
- 7 oz white rice (cooked)
- Whey Protein Shake
- 2 slices of Ezekiel bread
- 7 oz chicken breast (or 8 oz 85/15 ground beef)
- 3-5 oz green vegetables (asparagus, broccoli, spinach, romaine lettuce, green beans)
- 6 ounces of white potatoes
- 5 egg whites
- Casein Protein Shake
Logan Franklin uses the following supplements to boost his physique:
- whey protein
- casein protein
Samir Bannout, bodybuilding legend and former Mr. Olympia champion, thinks Franklin has what it takes to win the Classic Physique Olympia title.
Franklin has an old rivalry with reigning three-time Classic Physique champion Chris Bumstead. Elite bodybuilders have teased each other before but Texas Oak haven’t been able to give CBum a run for their money in a contest yet but hopefully that will change later this year .
Logan Franklin will come to Olympia 2022 with a vengeance as he was unable to qualify for Olympia 2021. He last competed in the 2021 Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic and has since gone on an extended hiatus. The Texas Oak is busy working on its physique to bring its best package to the 2022 Olympia, scheduled for December 15-18 in Las Vegas, NV.
“I’m 12 months out from Olympia, and I can be healthy and make the progress I need. I want to be the guy who knocks out the guy everyone says can’t be beat. Taking the time and putting everything into this show will give me the best opportunity to do that.