Jason Cohen Interview
Article care of Don Lemmon
Q: Jason, I really do
not know alot about you but from what I know, you are a heck of a great
guy! Thanks for doing the interview.
A: The one thing I constantly
hear from people is what a nice guy I am. I think that in general
bodybuilders tend to put themselves above other people and really come
off looking cocky. I am always there to help out other people and
I really care about the progress other people make. It makes me feel
good to watch another persons self esteem go up because they feel good
about the way they look. I want people to know that I am very approachable
and down to earth.
Q: What company are you
A: I am endorsing a product
line by Performance Biomedical Laboratories.
Q: Which of their products
do you actually use?
A: I use all of the PBL
products. I really like the Thermogenic Activator Plus because it
is the only product I have ever used that increases my metabolism and enables
me to increase my core body temperature throughout the day. PBL uses
a thermonutrient called Bioperine in their formula which really gets the
other ingredients kicking! I really suggest you try it. I also
started using PBL's hGH-PH Complex. I am loving the results so far.
This product is an effervescent GH stimulator with the four prohormones
thrown in. The one thing I have noticed that no other product has
ever done for me is that it really thinned my skin out. I am more
vascular and ripped now than I have ever been. If you are interested
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Q: You were hard to catch.
What have you been up to?
A: I travel quite a bit.
I do seminars all over the country at different gyms and openings for nutrition
stores. I just got back from competing in the Jr. Nationals in San
Antonio Texas and had to fly out to California the following weekend for
a photo shoot. Sometimes it gets hectic, but I enjoy the opportunities
I have been presented with.
Q: Are you satisfied with
your physical appearance or are there other heights you intend upon reaching?
A: I am very happy about
the level I have been able to take my physique to today. One of my
biggest accomplishments was recently placing in the top ten at the Jr.
Nationals. It was a big accomplishment for me because I competed
in a non-drug tested show completely natural. It was a nice feeling
to be complimented by other competitors back stage about my condition who
knew I was natural.
Q: I saw some pics from
that show. You looked great. Congrats.
A: I was able to take my
body fat down to 3.5% and I stood on stage at around 185 pounds.
My photos from this show were the best I have taken yet.
Q: Jason, you're a pretty
impressive gentleman. Tell me, what's a real day in the life of a person
like yourself like?
A: It seems like there
is no such thing as a typical day anymore. My days
depend on whether or not I will be traveling to do a photo shoot or an
out of town. I usually wake up and do my cardio training first
in the morning (more so pre-contest). I get to the office by about
AM and check my e-mail. I usually answer 15 to 20 e-mails
from people wanting
training information or who see my e-mail address
in the bodybuilding magazines. I also get a lot of e-mail from my
web page (www.performancebiolabs.com/jason). I have definitely been
spending more time
with my fitness career than I have with my law
career lately. I still,
however, spend a lot of time working on
legal related matters. It is a tough balancing act. Believe me, the
law career pays more than the fitness career!
I usually hit the
gym by 6:00 PM. If I have to I will go back to the office
I am done training. The one promise I made to myself was that no
how busy I got my training wouldn't suffer. So far,
I have been able to train
hard and run two successful businesses.
Q: When did you pick up
on taking care of the way you look and why?
A: I have always been
into taking care of myself. I was a highly recruited high school
wrestler and was into working out from the time I was 14 years old.
I immediately became passionate about working out. Once I was finished
I continued to train my body.
Q: Be honest, what have
been your hardest moments in getting your body the
way it is and
have you had trouble maintaining it? Everyone here thinks
always looked this way!
A: I'll tell you one
thing, I haven't always looked the way I do today. It's
I just made an appearance on the Jenny Jones Show (don't laugh, it was
and nine other very popular personalities in the fitness community).
topic was "From Geek To Shiek." I weighed 128 lbs. when
I graduated high
school. I weigh close to 200lbs today!
You have to have a tremendous amount
of discipline in your life
to eat clean and train hard everyday. Bodybuilding
me some great opportunities that have made all the hard work pay off for
me. I think one of the hardest moments for me to date was a photo
did in California last summer. I did a shoot with
another bodybuilder and a fitness model on Zuma Beach for one of the popular
muscle magazines. The
other male bodybuilder was not a natural
bodybuilder like myself. For about 4
hours I sat and watched
snap after snap with the other bodybuilder and the
while I was used sparingly. The funny thing was the other guy
not even supposed to be at the shoot. I really fealt, at that
that I was being overlooked because I am a natural bodybuilder.
Q: People like freaks
bro. Comic book personalities. It's tough being REAL. I noticed you offer
products on your page. What could you say to me, the guy who thinks he
has all the answers to buy into you?
A: As I stated earlier,
I am a pro natural bodybuilder. These days there is some really good
science going into modern supplementation. I have made some tremendous
progress using some of the newer supplements on the market. I company
which I am very impressed with is called Performance Biomedical Laboratories.
These guys are doing research on real bodybuilders (not mice)
publishing the research! You can read some of the research on their
(www.performancebiolabs.com). I am currently using Norandrostene,
19-Nordiol, 5-Androdiol, AAS, Thermogenic Activator Plus and Liquid Muscle.
just got done participating in a study with PBL on growth hormone
stimulators. I tested a product called hGH-PH Complex. I think
will be the next big product. I got great results
and my blood test results
showed a 52% increase in IGF-1 levels!
Q: What is upon the immediate
horizon for you?
A: I haven't made my
plans yet for my next competition. I am leaning on doing
Junior Nationals and Team Universe. I am very interested in the prospect
bodybuilding becoming an Olympic sport. I am worried that the "politics"
in the sport of bodybuilding will get in the way of having the best
chosen to represent the U.S.A. As for now, I will concentrate on
training, modeling and oh yea my law firm.
Q: Where do you project
yourself in 5 years?
A: In 5 years I hope
to be successful in my bodybuilding business and be a happy person.
It upsets me to hear how many unhappy people are out there. A guy
the gym said to my buddy that I was a damn good bodybuilder and
guy as well. In the end, I would rather be known
as just a good guy.
Q: Ok, name drop, who
do you know that's on a program like what you do or maybe some one you
know that's on something different and what do they
and or you do?
A: I love to try new
approaches to putting on muscle. I generally stay within
basic framework of my diet all year around. John Parillo uses some
similar nutition theories as I do. I hear of people
doing some crazy diets -
high fat, food group diets, zero carb diets.
They always end up going back to
what is proven to work. Your stuff
is real sensible though.
Q: If there was one person
in the World you could be OTHER than yourself,
who would it be and
why? They have to be still alive. Ok, someone from this century, alive
A: I hate to be "unoriginal"
but Arnold really is an amazing guy. People forget
was an immigrant who barely spoke English. His accomplishments
amazing when you think of the obstacles immigrants must overcome these
Arnold publicly credits all of his success to the discipline that
has taught him. In addition, everything Arnold does he does with
perfection. He does not believe in doing something half-assed.
I am the same
Q: Next, tell me what
your daily eating habits and schedules are.
A: Wow, here is an opportunity
for me to get some of the readers to check out my web page. I have
all of my training and nutrition philosophies on my web
If you would like to check it out go to www.performancebiolabs.com/jason.
are some very useful articles on trainig you may want to read.
Q: Finally, one simple
thing you do while exercising that no one else you
know does, that
you believe will turn all our progress around for the better and we
even realize it. The readers want to know!
Don Lemmon's Nutritional and Exercise Know How
A: One thing I do that
I really don't see enough people doing is turning up their intensity levels.
If you want to continue to grow, you really have to give it
you got when you are training. You have to work through pain barriers.
thing I do is add a lot of variety to my routines. I make them
and different every workout. I believe that your body adapts quickly
the same old routine. Change at least one of the following in every
workout: reps (high or low or both), rep tempo, order of exercises,
actual exercises. Also, adding variation makes working out more interesting.
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