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Cooking Showdown: Bodybuilder vs Calisthenics

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Bodybuilder VS Calisthenics COOK-OFF: A Fun and Informative Showdown


In the world of fitness, there are various paths one can take to achieve a strong and healthy body. Two popular approaches are bodybuilding and calisthenics. While bodybuilding focuses on intense weightlifting and muscle-building exercises, calisthenics emphasizes bodyweight movements and functional strength. These two fitness styles may seem like polar opposites, but what happens when they collide in a cook-off? In this article, we delve into the exciting “Bodybuilder VS Calisthenics COOK-OFF” featuring Chris Heria and Jesse James West.

The Competitors:

Chris Heria, a renowned calisthenics expert and founder of the Heria Pro App, takes on the bodybuilding enthusiast, Jesse James West. Both competitors bring their unique set of skills, knowledge, and experience to the table. Their different approaches to fitness make this cook-off a thrilling clash of styles.

The Rules:

The cook-off will showcase their culinary talents in preparing healthy, delicious, and protein-packed meals. Each contestant gets to demonstrate their expertise in meal planning, cooking techniques, and creativity. While Chris’s calisthenics background emphasizes a balanced and nutrient-rich diet, Jesse’s bodybuilding approach focuses on high protein intake for muscle growth.

The Showdown:

As the cook-off begins, Chris and Jesse face off in a well-equipped kitchen, ready to showcase their culinary skills. The atmosphere is filled with excitement and banter as they set out to create a mouthwatering feast that suits their respective fitness philosophies.

Round 1: Appetizers

In the first round, the competitors are tasked with preparing appetizers that are not only flavorful but also packed with essential nutrients. Chris masterfully combines fresh vegetables, lean meats, and a variety of spices to create his signature calisthenics-inspired appetizers. Meanwhile, Jesse crafts protein-packed finger foods, using his bodybuilding knowledge to select the perfect ingredients to fuel muscle growth.

Round 2: Main Course

As the competition heats up, both Chris and Jesse dive into the main course challenge. Chris takes a plant-based approach and utilizes his creativity to create a hearty and satisfying calisthenics-inspired main dish. On the other hand, Jesse skillfully prepares a protein-rich meal that caters to bodybuilders’ specific nutritional needs. The aroma of delicious food fills the kitchen as these fitness icons work their magic.

Round 3: Desserts

No cook-off is complete without a sweet ending. In the final round, Chris and Jesse turn their attention to desserts. Chris focuses on healthy alternatives to satisfy sweet cravings, using natural ingredients and minimal sugar. Jesse, well-versed in bodybuilder-friendly treats, skillfully whips up a high-protein dessert that doesn’t compromise on taste.

The Result:

After hours of intense cooking, Chris and Jesse present their delectable creations to a panel of judges, including fellow fitness enthusiasts. Their dishes are judged based on taste, presentation, and nutritional value. While the ultimate winner is determined by the judges, the real victory lies in the fusion of these two fitness worlds. The cook-off serves as a platform to showcase the versatility of both bodybuilding and calisthenics when it comes to maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle.


The Bodybuilder VS Calisthenics COOK-OFF featuring Chris Heria and Jesse James West is a unique and entertaining event that highlights the different approaches to fitness and nutrition. It demonstrates that both bodybuilding and calisthenics have their place in the pursuit of physical strength and well-being. Whether you prefer lifting weights or working with your bodyweight, the cook-off reminds us that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to fitness. So, grab a seat, enjoy the show, and prepare to be inspired by the culinary delights these fitness icons whip up in the kitchen.

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John Mirabal June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

When I first started watching Chris I weighed about 270 pounds. A year later, after doing my best to be consistent working out 5 days a week and following his routines (even though I didn’t always do them exactly like he did lol) I dropped down to 180 pounds. Thank you so much Chris for being an inspiration/mentor and helping me get into the best shape of my life! My body isn’t perfect like yours, I don’t have a six pack or anything but I do feel great and I now love living healthier than I did during those difficult times in my life. Again thank you and God bless you and your family 🙏🏼

Alexandros Kiltsikis June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Did Jesse really just throw the salmon skin?😭

Jdaisy June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

You’re so sweet Chris!! ❤

Flawlessin June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

social anxiety is scared of jesse, bro really looked that woman in the eye and said, "Salmon me"

Natanael Maha June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

LMAO 8:59
Jesse: bro ur toe nails are here
Chris: yea its ok its for flavor

rodricus Fleming June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

can we get a "lets goo" counter for chris😭😭

Tester-hero June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

-"Your toe nail is on the plate bro"
-"Ah is okay is for flavor"

Zero_EN June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

jesse looks like a more handsome version of Sam "Octane" Larew if ykyk lolol

Dani June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Love Jesse James chill vibe, but he didn’t rinse the asparagus!😧😂

Philosophy Insights June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Jesse James- lets go with this one 1:46

Servantof God June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Why do they use oil sprays.. its much cleaner to just use oil without the aerosol .-. And i remember that one seasoning chris heria likes to use lol.. the one with msg! It might be good for him because how much he works out but for the normies out there it wont do them any good

Samuel Gomez June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Need to improve audio mix and dB, needed to turn up volume a LOT for it to sound normal

vsl June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

My heart broke when he threw away the salmon skin

Juan Ramirez Sierra June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

dude called green onion cilantro

Arti ErKu June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm


Medbest entt June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Jesse preparing food only for one person, actually for himself , selfish 😂😂

Taz 954 June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Chris didn’t wash the salmon or nothing 🤢

Ivan Colenzio June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Why Jesse throw away the salmon skin!!! Haiyaaaaaaaa

Renee Baldwin June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm


church June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

I feel like a professional chef after seeing Jesse cook.

Kyle. S June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm


German Taboada June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Yooo this video was entertaining!!😂 bring Jesse back please !

Ugyen Wangdi June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Jesse pretty much came up with the food on the spot and somehow manged to get some good reaction

SPORT WOLF June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Thank you so much

Memeingtube June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

HOL UP isn’t his kitchen like Matt stonies

Samuel Hedin-Abreu June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Why did he just THROW AWAY the salmon skin, it’s like the fried chicken skin of salmon. You got to make the salmon skin nice and crispy to put over the thing you want. And in my personal opinion cooking salmon in an oven is better than pan fried. Over all tho … he tried his best.

1WeekMemerz June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Bro said 'Jesse, we need to cook'

Ultimatum Demon June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

2000's kids cooking:

DoiKid June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Spits it out

"I dont like it personally :D"

The music player rjs June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm


Lorenzo Alvaro June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm


Tristan Derraugh June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Through out the salmon bacon

Brute June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Ayo that transition into him introducing the wheel god damn

RJ Corporal June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

This duo really is something else!

Imhigh June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Anyone else watch this at 3am and say I'ma eat like this but never do

Chrysovalantis Tzafas June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

Brother from another mother? And not other then Jesse James West? Wow!!

Lepe1 June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

This was sooo funny to watch!!! 😂😂

Zaiyord Nurdin June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

You guys better watch out for Gordon Ramsay

Rexmon June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm

How are you a bodybuilder and don't know how to cook something as simple as salmon lol this dude is a failure

Sivarforlife June 18, 2023 - 4:11 pm



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