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BOBBY MAXIMUS

was a 99-pound weakling – now he’s one of the fittest men on the planet by Bonnie Schiedel

All photos courtesy of Bobby Maximus

Bobby doesn’t confine working out to Gym Jones. His backyard in Salt Lake City makes a great outdoor fitness facility.

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You shouldn’t scroll through Bobby Maximus’s Instagram feed if you’re feeling hungry. It’s packed with photos of cheeseburgers, pizza, and massive grilled ribeye steaks topped with big chunks of butter.

muscle on taut display – often with a big grin. In some shots, he’s hefting weights so heavy that they cause the bar to bend under its load. His 42,000-plus followers love it.

Bobby Maximus is the alter ego of Lakehead education grad Robert MacDonald and his food fixation hasn’t had a detrimental effect on his physique. Far from it, his Instagram account is also filled with images of Bobby working out – every

Bobby (BEd’03) is a former UFC mixed martial arts fighter turned elite trainer. He’s sought after by pro athletes, movie stars, and hardcore fitness types looking to get into peak physical shape for their next career move. Men’s

Health magazine named Bobby one of their “100 Fittest Men of All Time.” He can deadlift 605 lbs., bench press 225 lbs. – 36 times in a row – and holds a couple of world records in power endurance events. And he’s also a darn pleasant guy to talk to. “I’m from a town where people show up with a casserole and a case of beer when you move into the neighbourhood; where people shovel your driveway,” he says.

Profile for Lakehead University

Summer 2017 Lakehead Alumni Journey Magazine  

Summer 2017 Lakehead Alumni Journey Magazine