Ulisses Williams Jr.
Ulisses Williams Jr.. was born in New York City. His interest in fitness began at a young age, and in high school he competed in football and other sports, but because he was physically small, he couldn’t make the impact he wanted. He started hitting the gym in earnest and got good results. Friends convinced him to enter his first bodybuilding competition, and just 5 years after he started training, he won the Novice Middleweight division of the 2000 Platinum Classic NYC. He earned his pro card in 2003 and won over 100 bodybuilding shows over next 13 years. At the same time, Ulisses Jr.. pursued a career as a professional fitness model. He has appeared in numerous magazines including Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness and FLEX Magazine. After his bodybuilding career ended, he pivoted to personal training. He also has a line of supplements through BioTechUSA. Ulisses Jr.. has millions of followers on social media. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 210 lbs.
Ulisses Williams Jr.’s Diet
As a teenager, Ulisses Jr.. got decent results from working out, but when he hit a plateau, he realized nutrition was the problem. He cut out the empty-calories foods and saw improvements pretty quickly. These days, he eats 8 organic meals each day and steers clear of all fried, processed, sugary junk. Even his cheats are clean; he just has extra of his regular choices of things like egg whites, chicken breast, oatmeal, and brown rice. He keeps strict tabs on his macros and calories. He also takes several supplements, including protein, green tea, fish oil and BCAAs.
- Low Fat 15% 15%
- Medium Carb 25% 25%
- High Protein 70% 70%
Everything Must Serve
Ulisses Jr.’s meals are all designed to fuel him and maintain his incredibly ripped physique. Calories and macros are weighed, measured, and counted. Egg whites, chicken breast, fish, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, oatmeal and brown rice are his go-tos every day.
Half of Ulisses Jr. 8 meals each day are protein shakes, three whey isolate to fuel and recover from his workouts plus casein before bed.
Ulisses Jr. stays within 10 lbs. of his ideal weight so he’s always ready for a photoshoot or appearance.
Ulisses Jr. enjoys a cheat meal once per week, but it’s not a fast food burger. Instead he just eats extra of his usual fare.
What to Eat
Organic Egg Whites
What to Avoid
Ulisses Jr. on Nutrition
‘Nutrition is key. You cannot have a shredded aesthetic physique at this level without proper nutrition.’
Ulisses Jr. on Organic Foods
‘For me, nature is nutrition, so I try to eat a lot of organic foods.’
Ulisses Jr. on Supplements
‘I’m big on micro-nutrients, natural herbs and supplements.’
Ulisses Jr. on Maintaining his Physique
‘I stay lean year-round. It’s better for me as I have appearances, photoshoots and tours every other month.’
Ulisses Jr. on Junk Food
‘Don’t disrespect your workout by eating junk!’
Ulisses Williams Jr.’s Fitness Routine
Ulisses Jr.. is an advocate of mixing up workouts to keep his muscles guessing. This enables them to grow rather than plateau.
Ulisses Jr.. has never done much cardio as part of his routine. His plan is intense weightlifting and a clean diet. That said, he did go through a period of doing daily high-intensity (HIIT) training to add variety to his workouts.
It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s Over
Ulisses Jr.. does a ‘finisher’ at the end of every workout that involves exhausting the day’s targeted muscle group.
Ulisses Jr.. usually focuses on a single muscle group each day rather than multiple groups. This allows other muscles to rest and recover and to not overwork them.
Ulisses Jr..’s staples are compound moves with high reps, usually 12-15 per set.
Supersets & Dropsets
Ulisses Jr.. often tosses in supersets and drop sets to raise his heart rate and build endurance.
A Ulisses Jr. Sample Workout
Day 1 – Legs
Barbell squats: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Leg Press: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Calf raises: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Leg extensions: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Lying leg curls: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Stiff-leg deadlifts: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Seated calf raises: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Barbell lunges: 100 reps
Day 2 – Back
Barbell deadlift: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Weighted pull-ups: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
One-arm dumbbell row: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Cable rows: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Lat pulldowns: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Back hyperextension: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Dumbbell pullover: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Day 3 – Chest
Incline barbell bench press: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Bench press: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Dumbbell flys: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Dumbbell decline press: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Cable crossover: 100 reps
Day 4 – Shoulders
Military shoulder press: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Dumbbell lateral raise: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Arnold dumbbell press: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Dumbbell front raise: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Dumbbell shrugs: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Upright rows: 100 reps
Day 5 – Arms
Barbell curls: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Reverse barbell curls: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Close-grip barbell press: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Dumbbell hammer curls: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Cable triceps extensions: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Preacher EZ-bar curls: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Bodyweight dips: 5 sets
Lying supinated dumbbell curls: 12-15 reps x 5 sets
Day 6 – Wild Card
Day 7 – Rest
Ulisses Jr.. on How to Achieve
‘To be the best, you need to train like the best.’
Ulisses Jr..’s Tips to Future Bodybuilders
‘My advice to anyone trying to build his or her physique is to be patient, dedicated and determined.’
Ulisses Jr.. on Quitting
‘Pain is temporary. It may last a minute or an hour or a day or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.’
Ulisses Williams Jr.’s Supplements
Ulisses Jr.. drinks a cup of green tea each morning. Green tea is considered a superfood because it is high in antioxidants, supports brain health, burns fat and protects against cancer.
Whey Protein Isolate
Ulisses Jr.. consumes whey protein isolate 3 times a day. Whey isolate contains all the essential amino acids and is high in leucine which promotes muscle growth.
Ulisses Jr. also uses creatine. Creatine is an essential part of protein synthesis, increasing lean muscle mass, power output and recovery. It also helps to maximize performance during high intensity exercise.
Vitargo is a clean carb supplement that delivers fast energy and aids with recovery. It is designed for both pros and weekend warriors. Ulisses Jr. mixes it into his daily post-workout shake.
Ulisses Jr. takes the amino acid glutamine each day to build, preserve and recover, and to boost metabolism.
Along with his pre-bedtime casein protein and glutamine, Ulisses Jr. will have some fish oil to help lower inflammation in the body. The essential fatty acids in fish oil also protect the brain and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Ulisses Jr. takes flaxseed oil. Like fish oil, flaxseed oil is also high in omega-3 fatty acids. It provides ALA and is chock-full of antioxidants which help regulate cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
Ulisses Williams Jr.’s Lifestyle
Ulisses Jr. says he always had the goal of keeping his physique well-proportioned, and not just getting as huge as possible.
Some of Ulisses Jr.’s idols include Arnold Schwarzenegger and Serge Nebret. He also admires old-school bodybuilders like Flex Wheeler, Lee Haney and Shawn Ray
Silver Screen Dreams
Ulisses Jr. says he hopes to inspire more people to get fit through a tv show or film.
Ulisses on his Goals
‘I consider myself a natural-born leader, so I strive to be the best.’
Ulisses on Inspiring Others
‘The most satisfying feeling is to know that you can impact or change someone’s life by inspiring them to live a healthy lifestyle.’
Ulisses on Failing
‘Don’t worry about failure. Worry more about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.’
Ulisses Jr. on Fellow Bodybuilders
‘You don’t usually find guys that are massive and have the aesthetics. Arnold [Schwarzenegger] has it, but not many others. Simeon [Panda]’s physique is pretty formidable.’
Ulisses Jr. on His Day Off
‘I usually go to church with my protein shake in my hand.’