Jordan Mccloud & Katie Lowe Interview - Mind And Muscle

Quick stats:


  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5’6”
  • Off Season: 260 lbs
  • Stage weight: stage weight 185 ( this was a year and a half ago before meeting Carl Jackson of Team Juggernuat)


  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 135 lbs


How did you get started with bodybuilding?


I started lifting about 3 years ago and met a guy at a local gym. He asked me if I knew who Ronnie Coleman was and I had no clue. I went home and started watching videos on bodybuilders and was hooked. And ever since then Ive read and learned as much as I could about the sport. I started working with Carl Jackson about 4 months ago and since then my body has begun to transform in ways I didn’t think could happen so fast.


I got started with bodybuilding because of my boyfriend, who I met through cheering at the University of Toledo.

Things went well and then I found and it all changed from then on!


Where does your motivation come from?


First off from God. Ive been blessed in life in many ways and am thankful every day I can do what I can. Second from my mother. She passed when I was 16 but was and will always be my biggest fan and supporter. Third from katie. Shes my best friend, favorite gym partner and pushes me in and out of the gym. And lastly from my friends and family. I have the best support system anyone could ask for.


My motivation comes from a few places. I have been active my whole life. I was involved in several sports including cheerleading, swimming and diving, and track. My love for competition comes from competitive cheerleading, which I did for 9 years. When my cheerleading career ended I decided I needed something new. I needed something to get me to the gym and keep me in shape. However, my biggest motivation would have to be my boyfriend, Jordan. He has always been there to push me to my limits and guide me to be the best version of myself. He is an amazingly driven person and seeing him work so hard for everything in life makes me want to work that much harder.


What workout routine has worked best for you?


I love to lift heavy. So I like a good mix of moderately heavy weight with a good amount of volume.

Full Routine:

Day 1
-incline bench rear delt laterals 20r x 3s
-Cage Presses: 12r x 4s
-Barbell shrugs 20r x 3s (2sec top hold)
-Dumbbell leaning side laterals 12r x 7s (alt arms is rest)
-Seated wide grip rows 20r x 3s
-Rev grip pulldowns 12r x 4s
-Hyper-extensions 20r x 3s
-Meadows t-bar row 12r x 7s (alt arm is rest)
-Rope crunches 20r x 5s

Day 2
-Superset lying leg curls & leg extensions 20r x 3s
-Squats 12r x 4s
-Lunges 20r (each legs) x 3s
-One leg extensions 12r x 7s (alt leg is rest)
-Seated leg calves 20r x 5s

Day 3
-Incline flyes 20r x 3s
-Incline Dumbbell press 12r x 4s
-Dips 20r x 3s
-PecDeck 12r x 7s (45sec rest, 2sec center hold)
-Rope overhead triceps press 20r x 3s
-Close grip bench 12r x 4s
-Dumbbell kickbacks 20r x 7s (alt arms is rest)
-Machine crunches 20r x 5s

Day 4
-Pull ups 12r x 3s
-Superset dumbbell or rope lat pullovers and rev grip bent rows 12r x 4s
-Close grip seated rows 20r x 3s
-Hammer low row 12r x 7s (45sec rest)
-EZ bar curls 20r x 3s
-Rev grip triceps pushdowns 12r x 4s
-Dumbbell alt curls 12r x 7s (alt arms is rest)

Day 5
-Seated leg curls 20r x 3s
-Superset abductor & adductor machines 12r x 4s
-Front squats 12r x 3s
-One leg curls 12r x 7s (alt leg is rest)
-Standing calves 20r x 5s

Day 6
-Tri-set side, rear & front laterals 20r x 3s
-Hammer strength shoulder presses 12r x 4s
-EZ bar upright rows 20r x 7s (45sec hold)
-Flat flyes 12 x 3s
-Smith incline bench 12r x 4s
-Cable crossovers 20r x 7 (45sec rest hands finish high)
-Hanging leg lifts 20r x 5s



I like to train heavy and hard! I keep my rep range at 8 and sometimes incorporate drop sets into some of my exercises. This is my full routine and has worked very well for me.

Day 1
-8min warm up treadmill
-HITT on track 4th floor walk one lap, sprint 1/2 lap repeat 6 times
-dumbbell walking lunges 15r each leg x 4s
-superset dumbbell squats & hip thrusts 15r x 4s
-superset lying leg curls & glute ham (rev hyper-extensions) 15r x 7s (45sec rest)
-seated calves 20r x 5s

Day 2
-tri set side, rear, front laterals 12r x 3s
-dumbbell shoulder press palms facing each other 12r x 3s
-smith or hammer shoulder press 10r x 3s
-cable side laterals 12r x 7s (alt arms is rest)
-rope crunches 20r x 5s

Day 3
-pull ups 12r x 3s
-seated rows 12r x 3s
-tri set behind the neck pulldowns, wide grip front pulldowns, rev grip pulldowns 10r x 3s
-dumbbell rows 10r x 7s (alt arms is rest)
-ez bar curls 12r x 3s
-hammer curls 12r x 3s
-dumbbell concentration curls 10r x 7s (alt arms is rest)

Day 4
-incline flyes 12r x 3s
-smith or hammer incline bench 12r x 3s
-incline flyes 12r x 3s
-push ups 20r x 7s (45sec rest)
-superset tricep pushdowns and rev grip pushdowns 12r x 4s
-dumbbell kickbacks 10r x 7s (alt arms is rest)
-hanging leg lifts 20r x 5s

Day 5
-dumbbell RDLs 12r x 3s
-butt blaster or glute kickbacks 10r x 3s
-leg press 100 nonstop reps
-superset lying leg curls & hip thrusts 12r x 4s
-superset abductor and aductor 12r x 3s
-one leg curls 12r x 7s (alt leg is rest)
-standing calves 20r x 5s

Day 6
-superset dumbbell alt curls and rope pushdowns 12r x 7s (45sec rest)
-superset seated side laterals and ez bar upright rows 12r x 7s (45sec rest)
-100 nonstop bicycle crunches
-100 nonstop leg lifts
-100 nonstop turtle crunches


I personally love doing morning cardio, but too much cardio isn’t good for putting on size so I limit myself to 3 days a week in the offseason. My preference for cardio is the elliptical for about 20min as fasted cardio. (before breakfast)


What is your diet like?


My diet is very high calorie and always changing depending on my sunday progress check-ins, basically Lots of food all day high in fat (good fat) and carbs. I do mainly no carbs in the earlier part of the day and very high fat, and then all my carbs come post workout. If working out in the am, move pre/intra/post to line up with the workout…



My diet is always changing depending on how I look in the mirror but here is a general idea of what I eat.

Meal 1
-2 egg
-1/2 cup egg white
-1/2 cup green, red, yellow or orange veggies
-2 slice Ezekiel bread
-2 tbsp coconut oil

Meal 2
-1 serving greek yogurt
-2 tbsp natural peanut butter or almond butter

Meal 3
-6oz protein (chicken, fish, turkey) pre-cooked weight
-1/4 cup raw almonds
-1 cups green veggies

Intra workout
-1 scoop Intrafuse

Post workout
-1 scoop protein
-1 banana

Meal 4
-8oz protein -ground (chicken, fish, beef, turkey) pre-cooked weight
-two cups white rice
-1/4 avocado

Meal 5
-2 tbsp natural peanut butter or almond butter
-rice cakes

-1 scoop casein protein


Is being in a relationship hard in this industry with temptation in every direction?


Honestly for me no. I couldn’t ask for a better girlfriend. she understands the lifestyle and supports me 110%. She diets with me, trains with me, deals with me lol and not only that shes gorgeous so not much competition out there. She works so hard in every aspect in life which makes me work harder and I wouldn’t want to share this journey with anyone else.


Being in this industry itself is a lot harder than people think let alone trying to have a relationship. Although temptation isn’t something I worry about in our relationship, I think being a girl does make it harder in this industry because every girl gets self-conscious about their body, especially where there are hundreds of beautiful women around. Not only is Jordan the most amazing person I’ve ever met, but he’s my best friend and truly irreplaceable. I don’t get tempted by other guys because there is no one out there better than him. He’s truly my person.


What is your supplementation like?





Favorite Quote?


Phillipians 4:6 , “Be careful for nothing: But in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” This basically means don’t fear things in life. Trust God, be grateful, and know that things will happen as they should.


Phillipians verse 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. God is most important in my life. He gave me life. Without him I wouldn’t have the power or courage to believe in myself and chase my dreams.


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