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Article: Jaco De Bruyn Teams with Gunsmith Fitness: Going for the Gold!

Jaco De Bruyn Teams with Gunsmith Fitness: Going for the Gold! - Gunsmith Fitness

Jaco De Bruyn Teams with Gunsmith Fitness: Going for the Gold!

Fate. Happenstance. Whatever you want to call it.

Here at Gunsmith Fitness, we were lucky enough to meet bodybuilding legend, Jaco De Bruyn, while at the Dubai Fitness Expo last November.

A down to earth guy and true fitness professional, Jaco stayed in touch with the team at Gunsmith over the last few months.

When he decided to make a comeback in the WBFF Worlds, we knew there was only one thing missing from his comeback.

What’s that?

Some Gunsmith gear.

So we reached out and sent Jaco one of our custom Bespoke Belts to aid his quest to get the gold in August.

Apparently, he loved the Bespoke Belt so much, that we started talking about other ways we could aid his quest for the gold. Such a high-level fitness pro needs more than just a custom weightlifting belt to win Worlds.

Fast-forward to today and…

Jaco is a few weeks out from competing at the WBFF Worlds and Gunsmith Fitness is proud to announce that we’re sponsoring his quest along the way.

We couldn’t be more excited to sponsor a world-class athlete like Jaco.

But it’s more than that. The team here at Gunsmith Fitness knows he has a legitimate shot at winning this thing if he brings his best to the stage.


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Who is Jaco De Bruyn?

Consummate fitness professional. World-class bodybuilder. International household name throughout physique circles.

Jaco burst onto the bodybuilding scene in 2013-2014.

In the 2013 WBFF World Championships, he finished in 3rd place. In the 2014 WBFF World Championships, Jaco slipped up a little - but still finished in 4th place.

Then he took the last four years off to focus on building a business and taking advantage of opportunities in the fitness industry.

According to Jaco (1):

“I haven’t been on stage for almost four years, but for good reason. The last 4 years were my hard working years to build a name for myself internationally, build my businesses. It's very intimidating to think that I will be on stage this year, but I think it's important to my followers because this was the reason they followed me for the first time. My reasons for competing now are also completely different from what it was four years ago. Let's see if I still have what it takes to be on a world stage.”

Jaco is ready for the Worlds.

Here at Gunsmith, we couldn’t be more excited to watch him compete. But everyone, including Jaco, knows that this won’t be an easy task.

The stakes have raised. The talent pool has widened. And he knows it’ll take more to win than in years past (2):

“I feel there is going to be a lot of pressure on me because I know my followers want this from me, but also being off stage for so long it is a bit intimidating. There’s so many new amazing talents came from the industry in the last four years. It's going to take a lot of discipline, determination, and dedication from myself to prove I can do this and be on top of my game.”

Jaco De Bruyn showcasing his custom Gunsmith Fitness weightlifting belt.

Getting Jaco De Bruyn Ready For Worlds!

At Gunsmith, we’ve watched from afar as Jaco prepares to compete. We sent him gear and made sure he had the fitness accessories needed to bring his best package to the stage.

Items like a custom weightlifting belt from our Bespoke Belt collection and Grenadier Grips ensure fitness pros like Jaco get the most out of every training session.

Our premium fitness accessories can do that for you, too.

If you’re looking to put on slabs of lean muscle while staying injury-free, then the gear at Gunsmith Fitness was designed to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Click here to learn more about the best custom weightlifting belts on the market.

And don’t forget to tune in August 24-25, 2018 and watch fitness legend Jaco De Bruyn take home the gold at the WBFF Worlds in Las Vegas!

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