Competition weight: 260 lbs.
Off-season weight: 300 lbs.
Hair: dark brown
Training since age 16
Contact AddressJean-Pierre Fux Management
Competitive Record1998 IFBB Arnold Classic -- 4th
1997 IFBB Grand Prix England -- 9th
1997 IFBB Grand Prix Germany -- 8th
1997 IFBB Grand Prix Hungary -- 5th
1997 IFBB Grand Prix Spain -- 5th
1997 Mr. Olympia -- 7th
1996 Arnold Classic -- 9th
1996 Mr. Olympia -- 8th
1996 IFBB San Jose Pro Invitational -- 5th
1994 IFBB World Amateur Championships -- 1st HeavyWeight
Getting to know the real Jean-Pierre Fux
By Irvin Gelb
MuscleMag International, November 1997.
Jean-Pierre Fux ( or "JP" as many friends call him) exploded onto the international bodybuilding scene during 1996 with his surprising appearance at the Arnold Classic, the San Jose Pro-Invitational and the Olympia. (He received an invitation to this one from Joe Weider himself.) Yet as cartoon-like freaky as his physique is, the man himself is very gentle and intelligent with a clear direction in life. Ask any nonbodybuilding aficionado what type of person he thought JP was by a mere glance at him, and you'll probably get all the usual stereotypical description (mostly negative). Having known JP for several years, we thought that readers would enjoy an insight into what he is all about and how he thinks, so the day before he stepped onto the Mr. Olympia stage for the first time we sat down with him in his hotel room for the following interview.
MMI: "Today is one day before your first Mr. Olympia and
we're with you
while you're getting ready for your contest. You've had a very
exciting year since the Arnold Classic and the San Jose. So many
people were surprised when you appeared at those shows, and the
consensus was that you could be Mr. Olympia some day. Things have
happened fast for you. When exactly did you win the Mr.
MMI: How much did you weigh during your competitions this
MMI: How does this weight compare to how much you weighed at the
MMI: After the World Championships and the Mr. Universe there
weren't many photos of you in the magazines other than the ones
from the contest. As a result no one paid much attention to you
until you competed year. Did you think when you won the Mr.
Universe that you could reach the level of physique you now have?
MMI: You decided you wanted to look like him?
MMI: And you were hooked.
MMI: Which sports did you participate in before bodybuilding?
MMI: What type of physique did you have when you began
MMI: You became obs"Normal" people have "normal" jobs. They thought this sport had no future for me. After Shanghai they felt a little better about it, but they are not fans of bodybuilding.
MMI: Are they concerned about your future and how you can make
a living as a professional bodybuilder?
MMI: You've had a girlfriend for five years. Her name is Karin,
and we know that she really supports you. How does she help when
you are training for a competition?
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