Jeremy Potvin
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Who Is Jeremy Potvin?

Unlike many well-known competitors, Jeremy didn’t start lifting high weights at a young age.

He was active in everything except for eating and training up until he enlisted in the US Army in his early 20s and deployed to Iraq.

Short Career Of Jeremy Potvin

Jeremy Potvin became passionate about weightlifting while serving in Iraq. It was a method for him to escape the tension and negativity that living in Iraq brought.

He discovered that his new enthusiasm had become a part of him after returning to the United States and made the decision to pursue it further by participating.

Jeremy is well known for having a beautiful physique and a fantastic waist-to-shoulder ratio.

He is undoubtedly one of the greatest in the sport and an inspiration to everyone, having served in the U.S. Army and now competing as an IFBB Men’s Physique Pro. Here is his story:

Body Measurements of Jeremy Potvin

Full Name: Jeremy Potvin
WEIGHT: 185 – 195lbs (83.9 – 88.5kg) 
ERA: 2010, 2000
PROFESSION: Fitness model and bodybuilder
HEIGHT: 5’6″ (167.5cm)

Jeremy Potvin

“The time I served in the army was a defining moment for me, and it set the basis of discipline and fitness, which has allowed me to continue doing what I do”.


Jeremy has participated in numerous bodybuilding competitions all over the world, earning him the title of IFBB Pro in the process.

He competed in Men’s Physique Mr. Olympia for the first time in 2016 and finished third. He also possesses the status of a veteran of the United States Army, which he obtained after serving his country in Iraq.


Childhood and The Military

Currently resides in San Diego, California, but was born in Fort Lewis, Washington, in 1989. Jeremy competes in the IFBB Men’s Bodybuilding division and holds a Pro Card.

Jeremy was a patriot like his father and grandfather from a young age. He decided to enlist in the U.S. Army and serve as a soldier in Iraq because he loved America.

Before his deployment to Iraq and his discovery that working out had become his passion, he had no interest in bodybuilding.

Jeremy Potvin would exercise there day after day to escape the tension of being in a war-torn nation and serving in difficult environments. Later, he realized that he couldn’t function without exercise.

The Birth Of Bodybuilding

Jeremy Potvin began to concentrate more on bodybuilding training and diet during his deployment to Iraq. Years of commitment and effort began to noticeably alter his figure.

This is when he decided to enter local competitions. He then participated in the 2016 Men’s Physique Mr. Olympia, finishing in third place.

He acknowledged that it was extremely difficult to continue during his competition, primarily due to the mental stress and exhaustion that come with continuous competing and dieting, but the discipline and courage he developed over the years in Iraq helped him stay on track and earn that bronze medal in his first-ever Mr. Olympia.

“My motivation comes from a continuous desire to better myself. There’s no settling for me because I believe there’s always something that can be improved upon. I also find motivation from those around me, my family, friends, and all of my supporters”.

Jeremy Potvin


Jeremy frequently modifies his exercise routine. One thing, though, essentially never changes—his calf’s regimen.

He makes sure to work out his calves at least three times a week since he believes they are the area of his body where he has the most room for growth.

Jeremy likes to train this particular body part frequently, but he also likes to emphasize the value of recovery.

According to him, the secret to bodybuilding is allowing the body ample time to relax and recuperate. Jeremy believes that this might be more crucial than the training itself.

Development of the Abdomen

Jeremy’s slim waist is one of his best qualities. The secret to Jeremy’s impressive core strength, according to him, is trying to raise as much weight as he can during his favorite exercise, the EZ-Bar pulldown.

He claims that by following a strict motion all the way, his abs “are burning afterward.” This is how Jeremy develops a solid core.

Training Programs

Jeremy Potvin’s workout philosophy is “Going by the Feel.” Jeremy enjoys continually changing things up to shock the body and keep it on its toes.

He believes that training his back, biceps, chest, and triceps in supersets is the greatest method to break down his muscular fibers and build a massive upper body.

His typical weekly schedule looks like this:

Monday: Chest/Triceps

  • Flat Barbell Press 5 x 8-10
  • Incline Smith Machine Press 5 x 8-10
  • Hammer Strength Press Incline  4 x 8-10
  • Dumbbell Fly’s Incline 5 x 12-15
  • Rope Extensions 10 x 10
  • Dumbbell Kickbacks 4 x 8-10

Tuesday: Back

  • Pull Ups 4 x 8
  • Seated Lat Pulldowns 5 x 8-10
  • Seated Neutral Grip Pulldowns 4 x 8-10
  • Bent-Over Barbell Rows 4 x 8-10
  • Seated Cable Rows 4 x 8-10
  • V Bar Pulldowns 4 x 10
  • Pull Ups 3 x 10

Wednesday: Rest

  • Recovery

Thursday: Shoulders

  • Smith Machine Press 5 x 8-10
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raises 10 x 10-12
  • Machine Rear Delt Fly’s 4 x 8-10
  • Rope Face Pulls 4 x 8-10
  • Incline Hammer Strength Cross Body Presses 4 x 8-10
  • Around the Worlds 4 x 15

Friday: Arms

  • Rope Extensions 10 x 10
  • Seated Dumbbell Extensions 4 x 12
  • EZ-Bar Cable Pushdowns 4 x 8-10
  • Hammer Strength Dips 4 x 8-10
  • Cable Curls 7 x 10
  • Dumbbell Curls 4 x 8-10
  • Preacher Curls 4 x 8-10
  • Cable Hammer Curls 4 x 8-10

Saturday: Legs

  • Leg Extensions 6 x 15
  • Leg Curls 6 x 15
  • Squats 4 x 8-10
  • Single-Legged Leg Press 4 x 8-10
  • Leg Press (Feet Together/High) 4 x 20-25
  • Walking Lunges 3 x 12

Sunday: Rest

  • Recovery

“Posing is meant to hide your flaws and highlight your best features. No need to overdo it just because you feel like you don’t have enough of a routine“


Jeremy enjoys eating well, six times a day, but occasionally allows himself a cheat meal because he thinks the body and the mind need to “reset” every so often. Pizza is his go-to cheat meal.

Jeremy eats something similar to this every day:

  • 1st Meal: 3 Whole Eggs, 1 cup of Egg Whites, and 5 ounces of Chicken
  • 2nd Meal: (Pre-Workout): 1 cup White Rice, 6 ounces Chicken, and 1 cup Broccoli
  • 3rd Meal: (Post-Workout): 1 scoop of Protein
  • 4th Meal: (1 Hour Post-Workout): 1 cup of White Rice and 6 ounces of Chicken
  • 5th Meal: 1 cup White Rice, 6 ounces Chicken, and 1 cup Broccoli
  • 6th Meal: 1 scoop of Casein Protein and 1 ounce Almonds


Because he thinks that consuming a variety of supplements over time wears down the body, Jeremy prefers to stick to the fundamentals, which for him are pre-workout and protein.

But he does take several supplements, including

  • Protein
  •  Pre Workout
  • CLA
  • Casein

Influences and Idols

Arnold Schwarzenegger is Jeremy’s biggest role model. As a result of their shared experiences in the military and other hardships that later made them more resilient and disciplined, he believes he can relate to Arnold the most.

What Jeremy Potvin Can Teach Us?

Perseverance is the one thing we can all take away from Jeremy. His key guiding principle in life is to not give up when things become tough and to remain committed to your objectives.

Jeremy Potvin also firmly believes that each of us is the architect of our own lives and that, if we sincerely desire something, we will go to any lengths necessary to achieve it.

While serving as a soldier in Iraq, Jeremy had no idea what would occur from day to day, yet he still managed to find some happiness in his life by exercising.

Discover your passion and, like Jeremy, never give up on making it your way of life. You too can become great by adhering to the same guidelines.