For all the respect and nobility people who serve in the military get, it is not a profession known for making people famous, except for extraordinary circumstances. However, for the army, impossibility is nothing and one man who has defied expectations is Diamond Ott, an American Samoan, famous on social media for body fitness.
On social media, particularly Instagram where he operates the account, @diamondcut_fitness, Diamond Ott has attracted a lot of fans as well as questions, with many people lining up to learn more about the man often referred to as the strongest soldier in the world.
We answer those questions below, scroll below to check them out.
Is Diamond Ott in the Army?
One of the leading questions about Diamond Ott is whether he truly is a soldier, after all, soldiers are not known for mainstream popularity and his soldier identity might be as valid as Dr. Dre is a real doctor. But, the truth is, Diamond Ott is truly in the army.
Diamond Ott, who was born on the 27th of June 1981 in American Samoa, joined the Army after leaving high school. His relationship with the Army is about as long as his journey as a fitness expert.
He joined the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in high school and after graduation, joined the Army, getting deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. Diamond Ott remains a member of the United States Army and he is now a First Sergeant.
He has been in the Army for more than 14 years, starting as an Airborne ranger to Green Beret and then a member of the Delta Force. As a soldier, he has been awarded a few medal ribbons.
In the army, he is currently a logistics advisor and chief mentor with the 1st Cavalry Division based at Fort Hood.
Outside of the army, he is a certified extreme fitness trainer and it is a journey that began when he was deployed in 2012 to Afghanistan. He had made a culture of spending a lot of time in the gym back in high school and after getting deployed, he began spending his downtime working out.
He began to set goals for himself, and as he accomplished each goal, he went deeper into the world of fitness.
In October 2015, he began to document his workout routine and fitness life on Instagram, via the handle, @diamondcut_fitness, and not long after, he became a social media sensation, with more than 660 thousand followers on his account.
Diamond Ott, who has become a trainer for the 135 soldiers in his company has been featured by various men fitness magazines, including Men’s Health, and earned the tag of the strongest soldier in the world.
As a fitness trainer in the army, Diamond Ott organizes fitness competitions and has spent a lot of time training, leading and motivating various troops across the world as well as civilians.
What are His Height and Weight?
Diamond Ott has a height of 6 feet 1 inch and has a bodyweight of 198 pounds. His journey to his massive weight began in 2012 in Afghanistan, when he set a goal of reaching 180 pounds from 150 pounds.
Using a combination of various workout routines, such as bench pressing 315 pounds and deadlifting 520 pounds, he has increased his body size.
Diamond Ott’s workout principles, which have defined his career both as a soldier in the army and as a fitness trainer, include full-body movements, combination movements with short breaks between workouts.
The popular army fitness trainer workout routine includes cardio exercises three times a week, performing different exercises every week. For his upper body workouts, he does pushup drills, pullups, sandbags and overhead lifts with med balls.
For his core, Diamond Ott defers to the dragon flag routine, which was popularized by martial arts icon, Bruce Lee and movie star, Sylvester Stallone. The routine involves lying on your back while your arms hold something strong with your knees raised to your chest, your lower back up and your bent legs raised to the ceiling.
For 15-minute workout routines, Diamond Ott recommends doing two pushups, while shuffling to the right on your feet and hands, then doing two more while doing the same to the left. Then jump up and do 2 tuck jumps with raised knees and a 10 feet bear-crawl. He recommends doing the routine repeatedly within the 15 minute period.