Jonathan Tsui Profile and Stats
The biography, life and achievements of Jonathan Tsui
Jonathan Tsu is an american International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA)/Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA) Pro Men’s Physique Open and Masters athlete born November 11, 1980. Tsui is inducted into the PNBA Hall of Fame and PNBA Pro Men’s Physique Natural Olympia champion.
Below is a full breakdown of Jon Tsui’s profile, stats, biography, education, and diet.
|Full name: Jonathan Tsui|
|lester||Height||Date of Birth|
|155 lbs (stage weight), 165 lbs (off season)||5’7″||11/11/1980|
|Male Physique – Open, Masters||2010||American|
Biography of Jonathan Tsui
On November 11, 1980, Jonathan Tsui was born in Connecticut. Jonathan Tsui played many sports growing up, including gymnastics, swimming, and track and field, and he started lifting weights as a sophomore in high school.
Jon Tsui served in the United States Navy for six years. Tsui vowed never to be fat/lazy after serving in the military. His friend showed him the ropes of training and nutrition and connected him with a guy who measured body fat. When testing his body fat, he was asked if he had ever considered weight training. At the time, bodybuilding had never crossed Tsui’s mind.
Although this conversation planted a seed in Tsui’s head. He then ended up at a local NPC show. Then he Googled natural bodybuilding and found the INBA PNBA. Coincidentally, they had a local show coming up in a few weeks. Tsui prepared well and continued to compete after that.
In his first year of natural bodybuilding (2013), he was an amateur and won an event in the Men’s Bodybuilding Open category. The following year, he fell ill, which shifted his focus to male physics class after his recovery. And it was the Men’s Physique class that Tsui dominated. On his first show, he earned his pro card and won his pro debut for Team USA. Since then, his career has blossomed.
- 2021 PNBA Ironman Magazine Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- 2020 PNBA Natural Olympia Men’s Pro Physique – 1st
- Male Physique PNBA Mr. Team USA Pro 2020 – 1st
- 2020 PNBA Mr. Muscle Beach Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- Male Physique PNBA Mr. Muscle Beach Pro 2019 – 1st
- 2018 PNBA Mr. Team USA Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- 2018 PNBA Mr. World Pro Men’s Physique –1st
- 2018 PNBA Mr. Natural Universe Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- 2018 PNBA Mr. International Battle Against Cancer Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- 2017 PNBA Mr. World Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- 2017 PNBA Mr. International Battle Against Cancer Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- 2016 PNBA Mr. World Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- 2015 PNBA Mr. Night of the Natural Champions Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- 2015 PNBA Mr. Team USA Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
- 2014 PNBA Mr. Team USA Pro Men’s Physique – 1st
The training of Jonathan Tsui
Jon Tsui usually does a 5-day split training routine. Although this season he has incorporated CrossFit. Granted, he’s doing it just to give him time to train with his girlfriend — he’s not trying to break personal bests. But it is curious to see what it will do to his physique.
Below is what a 5-day split routine looks like for Tsui.
Monday – Chest
Tuesday – Biceps and triceps
- EZ Bar Curl: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Smith Machine/Squat Rack Drag Curl: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Wide Grip Dumbbell Curl: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Machine curl: 5 sets x 10 reps
- hammer loop: 3-5 sets x 10 reps
- Cable Rope Triceps Extension Standing/Bent-Over: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Reverse Handle Extension with “W” Bar: 5 sets x 10 reps
Wednesday – Return
- curved row: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Rack pull: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Close the row of handles/the row of landmines: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Unrolled lat Standard Width/Grip Closed: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Insulated pull plate loaded/cable: 5 sets x 10 reps
Thursday – Shoulders
- Aerial/Military Dumbbell Press: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Neutral Grip Overhead Press: 3 sets x 20 reps
- vertical row: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Front elevation of the bar: 4 sets x 10 reps
- Reverse Grip EZ Curl Bar/Front raise with dumbbells: 4 sets x 10 reps
- Side elevation: 6 sets x 10 reps
Friday – Legs
- Back/Belt Squat: 6-8 sets x 3-10 reps, drop set
- Hack Squat/leg press: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Hack Squat/Leg Press Narrow Stance: sets of 10 reps – unload a plate each set, 20 reps for the last set with plates left on the sled
- Slot/Jefferson deadlift: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Bending the legs while seated: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Leg extension: 5 sets x 10 reps
- Lying leg curl: 5 sets x 10 reps
Saturday – Surf/Outdoor Activity
Regarding Jonathan Tsui’s favorite exercises, he said:
“I can never go wrong with the bench, hahaha…even though they’re not always part of my normal routine: Arnold presses, Jefferson deadlifts, hyperextensions.”
Jonathan Tsui’s diet
Regarding nutrition, Jonathan Tsui said:
“Out of season, I absolutely don’t count calories or measure my foods…I actually tend to not eat enough…but I will enjoy my holidays and social events…definitely more calories from fat, carbs and alcohol.
In season, I simplify everything down to two staple meals that I alternate throughout the day, while cycling the carbs. It basically looks like a shake for meals 1, 3, 5 (breakfast, post-workout/pre-workout and before bed). Meals 2, 4 are real food, whole grain + lean protein meals.
Below are the supplements that Jonathan Tsui takes regularly.
- Mass Gains (GIB) 100/CutCake
- Vitamin C
- energy shot
Jonathan Tsui loves his day job and uses his military experience to support active duty troops. Besides his passion for the gym, he spends quality time with his girlfriend, watches movies/TV shows and has two cats. Tsui enjoys surfing, scuba diving, fishing, photography, firearms, and wood/metal crafting. Additionally, he is active in a few veteran nonprofits – Force Blue and One More Wave.