Goku Pump, otherwise known as Bam Baam, is an American calisthenics athlete, fitness influencer, and instructor who is a well-known YouTube star. With over 321K subscribers, he is one of the popular calisthenics athletes in America who earned fame not only in the US but also from all over the world.
Since 1992, Goku Pump has been traveling back and forth between New York and Nigeria to be raised under the Yoruba culture and having to overcome low self-esteem by being different from other kids. In 2018, he almost quit YouTube but kept going and has gone on to achieve a large audience as a YouTuber. Given his level of grit, many may wonder, “Who is Goku Pump?” To answer this question, we put together this article to give you the best insight into his life.
|Date of Birth||Born in 1992|
|Years Training||8 Years|
|Awards and Accomplishments||Physical Therapy Graduate|
|Social Media||Instagram & Tiktok: @goku_pump|
|Best Known For||YouTube appearances on “Broly Gainz” and “Akeem Supreme”|
Goku Pump was born in 1992 in Brooklyn, New York, and his real name is Babatunde Aladatuyembo. He moved back to Nigeria right after he was born to live with his father to learn the Yoruba culture and go to school. His parents divorced in 2001, forcing Goku to move back to New York to live with his mother, where he attended elementary school.
At the age of 15, he was sent back to Nigeria after getting caught smoking weed. Only that this time, he was sent back to the villages to live with his grandmother. In his exclusive interview, Goku Pump says “I’ve always liked working out.” In Nigeria, he would walk back and forth to fetch some water with a heavy bucket on his head three to four times a day, this would be some sort of physical activity he’d do every day. He would also do push-ups here and there.
The mindset would be carried forward to Goku’s return to New York when he was 19 to finish his High School studies at Sheepshead Bay. He then went on to study physical therapy at the Borough of Manhattan Community College thereafter.
Later in 2015, Goku created a YouTube channel posting his fitness routines and tutorials after getting inspired by watching BarBrothers videos. Today, Goku Pump has over 321K subscribers on his channel.
Goku Pump is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs between 185lbs to 210 lbs.
Goku Pump is a big believer in a plant-based diet. Being a vegan allows him to maintain his training performance and physique. Once he started, he fell in love with natural remedies and never looked back. Another surprising fact is that he does not take any supplements.
A big influence on being a vegan is his training buddy, Broly Gainz. If you want to learn more about Broly, we have compiled a short biography of him in this Broly Gainz athlete profile. Here are meal examples of what Goku Pump eats in a day:
Consistency is the name of the game for Goku Pump. He has routines in place that allows him to achieve his muscular physique. Vegetables power him, and no he does not take steroids or any performance-enhancing drugs. Genetics plays a big factor in his physical appearance, he says “All it takes is discipline, you have to stick to this on a consistent basis.”
Goku Pump usually trains 6 days a week, he stated “the least I’ll workout is 4 days a week, and on a good week, I’ll workout 7 days a week.” He mainly does bodyweight and weighted calisthenics for the upper body, and for the lower body, he uses dumbbells and a weighted vest for added resistance.
Supersets are a must for Goku Pump as this does not only save time, but it also increases time under tension on the muscle which induces hypertrophy. Here is an example of his workouts:
When it comes to hard work and consistency, Goku Pump is a prime example. He had a tough childhood growing up, working full time as a kid, and was moving back and forth between New York and Nigeria. His journey with YouTube didn’t always go as how it was supposed to go, in fact, he almost quit it all in 2018.
Now with over 321K subscribers on YouTube, Goku Pump focuses on his purpose, which is to help and inspire people to get into fitness regardless of how much money or views he gets. Working out does a lot for a person as it gives you discipline, and if you apply this discipline to any other aspect of life then you’ll be good.
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Broly Gainz has over 321K subscribers on YouTube, and you can check out his latest workout videos below!
This channel isn't just about fitness, its about building a family, a lifestyle. We try to get gains in every aspect of life. Whether it's financial stability, happiness, love, freedom etc. All of those things we desire and want to attain. Take that one thing you're passionate about and cross that work ethic into everything else. From that point on, you'll see the doors open, you'll see the GAINS!
My name is Pat Chadwick, I am a calisthenics coach with over 4 years of experience in helping people from all backgrounds to achieve their calisthenics goals. My goal is to become the number one calisthenics coach in the world as it is my passion to help people change their lives through inspiring bodyweight movements. I believe everyone deserves the right to feel good about their health, body, and be delighted inside and out.