My Shopping Cart (0)

JACO - Blog

  • How Genetics Affect Fat & Weight Loss

    stephanieadby David Sautter, NASM CPT

    The search for answers about muscle building and fat loss can sometimes lead to articles or forums that point out one of the most influential factors for results: your genetics. Research appears to confirm that regardless of how hard you work, you will never overcome your genes. Will power is one element that scientists fail to taken into consideration. By changing your workout variables to fit your genes and by harnessing the power of your mind, you can achieve your fitness goals.



    A simple yes or no response cannot be given to the question of whether genetics is the sole defining factor for what type of physique you have. Recent studies show a wide range of results.

    A landmark study by Hubal used 585 male and female human subjects and showed that twelve weeks of progressive dynamic exercise resulted in a shockingly wide range of responses. The worst responders lost 2% of their muscle cross-sectional area and didn't gain any strength whatsoever. The best responders increased muscle cross-sectional area by 59% and increased their 1RM strength by 250%.” (“The Truth About Bodybuilding Genetics” 2011, para. 3)

    A variety of factors must be taken into consideration; however, in general, it can be said that genetics do have a central role in determining what your body should look like. At the very least, what it should begin to look like. As Rivera points out,

    Genetics will determine how quickly results will be achieved from a training program and how far the body will be taken when pushed to the extreme. However, there is an even more important factor and that is the mindset.” (“How Much of a Factor Do Genetics Play In Bodybuilding and Other Sports?” N.D., para. 1)



    The big problem with many of these modern studies is that all of the subjects performed the exact same training program. What’s more, in some studies, nutrition was not monitored. 70% of the results you see come from nutrition!

    Most importantly, no study measured the attitude and mindset factor. The human body is a wondrous thing but one program will not for every single body. Arnold Schwarzenegger can give you his workout routines but that doesn’t mean they will work for you.



    Pay no mind to the studies. Here are a few great ways to overcome your genetic fate.

    1.) The Workout

    You need a well-researched and well-tested workout program. You may have to dedicate yourself to several programs before you find the one that works with your body but you will find it. Be sure you measure every detail during your workouts. This is how you will see if your body is reacting in a positive way. Watch for gains in the mirror and on paper.

    2.) The Nutrition

    Nutrition is 70% of the results that you see. Building muscle and losing fat requires you to curtail your eating habits to align with that goal. Your meal planner should be just as detailed, if not more so, as your workout plan.

    3.) The Mindset

    The most important factor is your attitude and your belief system. You need to believe that you’re able to achieve this goal. If you don’t believe it then you’re setting yourself up for failure. Find a workout partner with the same goals. Get mad, get motivated, and get in the gym. Nothing is impossible as long as you believe in it.



    1.) Contreras, Bret. “The Truth About Bodybuilding Genetics” (2011). Web

    2.) Rivera, Hugo. “How Much of a Factor Do Genetics Play In Bodybuilding and Other Sports?” (N.D.). Web.

  • Alvarez signs with UFC, set to debut vs. Cerrone at UFC 178 in Las Vegas

    Former Bellator MMA Lightweight Champion and newly signed UFC fighter Eddie Alvarez makes waves in global MMA news about his release from Bellator and upcoming debut fight against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. He will now return to action on September 27 at UFC 178 in Las Vegas.


    Latest training pictures of Alvarez at Jaco Hybrid Training Center this week:
    alvarez socialPhoto by: Ryan Loco


    CM3R746255 Photo by: Ryan Loco

  • Jeremy Piven on set of "Mr. Selfridge" this morning

    jpiven1"Just about to head back to 1919 and strap the #MrSelfridge look on...#jaco"

  • Jaco Hybrid Training Center to host FREE self-defense seminar

    *All proceeds will benefit the Women in Distress of Broward County, Florida.

    Ladies_First_Flyer (6)

  • Jaco NOW Available in Scheels Sioux Falls, South Dakota!



    Jaco is expanding! Now recently added, Scheels All Sports in Sioux Falls, SD now sells Jaco clothing and gear. If you are in the area and don't want to pay for shipping costs, make sure to stop by the store for a wide array of Jaco products!

    Sioux-Falls Scheels Store


  • Congratulations to Jaco's Fan of the Month Winner: Danielle DeJesus


    We will be e-mailing you shortly with updates about your prize. Thanks to everyone for participating and look out for future contests to win more from JACO Athletics!


    Second Place :



    Third Place winner: Catherine Marino53a9bfac515c6-jaco

  • One Direction's Josh Devine promotes upcoming Tour



  • Jaco Athletics heads to Beijing with world champion Tyrone Spong


    June 26, 2014, Deerfield Beach, FL=– With plans for further expansion and distributorship in Southeast Asia, JACO Athletics looks to grow brand awareness with an “Asian World Tour” planned for this month.

    The tour will begin in Beijing and feature training seminars with a few of JACO’s elite athlete brand ambassadors. Among those is 10-time World Kickboxing Champion and Pro MMA fighter Tyrone ‘King of the Ring’ Spong.

    ETMMA Training Center in the Fengtai District will host two days (June 27th, 28th) of instructional seminars, meet-and-greets, and autograph signings.  Following Beijing, the JACO crew will head to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.  Discounted JACO apparel and equipment will be sold at each tour event.

    JACO’s CEO Glenn Robinson offers an insight into plans for China:

    “I feel like it’s the perfect time to take JACO to China.” stated Robinson.  I think the Chinese market will be very receptive to the JACO products and the boom of Mixed Martial Arts and Crossfit in Asia will be part and parcel to our steady growth there.”

    For more information about the JACO brand, visit

    For wholesale or distribution inquiries, contact


    JACO is an elite performance sports brand that designs apparel for the training disciplines and emerging culture of a new breed of athlete. Our dedication to understanding these athletes has allowed us to create a brand that embodies the attributes that define them: Respect for one’s self, others, and the environment; Strength in mental fortitude that translates itself into capabilities and accomplishments; Courage to do what other’s only dream of doing; Tenacity with the ability to view failure as a valuable part of the journey.


    Joshua Husak

    Date: June 26, 2014

    Office: Deerfield Beach, FL

  • Blackzilians striking coach Henri Hooft hosts kickboxing seminar July 3rd Las Vegas

    henri hooft

  • Jaco BJJ and Surf Camp in South Korea

Items 1 to 10 of 112 total

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. ...
  7. 12