Jaco de Bruyn Biography

December 15, 2019
First published on:December 15, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Jaco de Bruyn

Birth Name Jaco de Bruyn
Birth Place Pretoria, South Africa
Famous Name Jaco de Bruyn
Birth Date 15th December 1984
Net Worth $0.5 Million
Nationality South African
Ethnicity South African
Profession Model, Bodybuilder
Currently Married Yes
Married to Renate de Bruyn
Children Two

2009 Mr. Pretoria, Jaco de Bruyn, is a South African model and bodybuilder who is quickly becoming one of the recognizable faces in the WBFF world. On top of that, he works to help his fans live healthier lives as well.

Pretoria, South Africa native, Jaco de Bruyn was born on 15th December 1984, under the star sign Sagittarius. As per nationality, he is South African and belongs to the White South African ethnic group. 

Net Worth

Being a model, bodybuilder, as well as personal trainer & online Coach, Jaco de Bruyn's income is tremendous. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $0.5 million

Professional bodybuilders make fortune by placing in bodybuilding competitions. As per the source, the average earnings for a professional bodybuilder is $77,000 per year.

Jaco de Bruyn is EHPlabs Athlete SOURCE: Instagram @jacodbruyn

Further, he earns much from his sponsorship deals: EHPlabs, Ryderwear, Huawei South Africa, and Juiced Media South Africa. 

A Family Man

Jaco de Bruyn is married to his long-time girlfriend, Renate de Bruyn, with whom he shares two children. In most of his interviews, he credits his spouse for being one of his significant support systems who has helped him actualize most of his dreams. 

Jaco with his wife and children SOURCE: Instagram @jacodbruyn

On the other side, his wife, Renate, is an entirely confidential person when it comes to her pesonal life. There is not much information about her as well as she has set her Instagram account private. 

Early Life

Growing up, Jaco was very active in sports, especially in the running. In his twenties, he realized being in a bad state, which he describes himself as ‘unfit and skinny’ partying with his friends every weekend. By 23, he decided to turn things around and began training. 

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In 2009, Jaco de Bruyn won Mr. Pretoria and subsequently was 1st runner up in Mr. South African contest. The following year, he represented his native country in 2010, Mr. World Championhsip, where he ended up in 8th position. 

Later, he had to choose between pursuing modeling or bodybuilding. He decided to incorporate both in his career.

In 2012, he got his WBFF Pro Card. Then, he made his debut the following year, contesting in the WBFF World Championship, coming out in the 3rd position. He came back to the same show in 2014 and came 4th.

Now, he serves as a personal trainer and online coach.

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Jaco's Workout Plan

Monday: Chest/Calves

  • Flat Bench 4×10
  • Incline Bench 4×10
  • Incline Fly’s 4×10
  • Cable Fly’s 4×10
  • Seated Calve Raises 4×30 (superset)
  • Standing Calve Raises 4×30

Tuesday: Bicep/Triceps

  • Standing Dumbbell Curls 4×10
  • Seated Incline Dumbbell Curls 4×10
  • Hammer Curls 4×10
  • Preacher Curls 4×10
  • Cable Pushdowns 4×10
  • Cable Rope Pushdowns 4×10
  • Incline Skull Crushers 4×10
  • Dips 4×10

Wednesday: Shoulders/Abs

  • Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press 4×10
  • Seated Lateral Side Raises 4×10
  • Standing Barbell Lateral Raises 4×10
  • Military Presses 4×10
  • Cable Crunches 4×15
  • Sit-ups 4×20
  • Leg Raises 4×20

Thursday: Quads/Calves

  • Leg Extensions 7×30 (low weight)
  • Squads 4×10 (heavy)
  • Leg Press 4×10 (heavy)
  • Seated Calve Raises 4×30 (superset)
  • Standing Calve Raises 4×30

Friday – Chest /Abs

  • Flat Bench 4×10
  • Incline Bench 4×10
  • Incline Fly’s 4×10
  • Cable Fly’s 4×10
  • Cable Crunches 4×15
  • Sit-ups 4×20
  • Leg Raises 4×20

Saturday:  Back/Hamstrings

  • Lat Pulldowns Wide Grip 4×10
  • Lat Pulldowns Close Grip 4×10
  • Low Row 4×10
  • Deadlifts 4×10
  • Lying Leg Curls 4×10 (superset)
  • Standing Leg Curls 4×10
  • Stiff-Legged Deadlift 4×10 (superset)
  • Hamstring Curls 4×10

Sunday: Rest Day

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