If a Man Without a Pulse Can Get Ripped, So Can You. January 05 2017

If you don't follow @fitnesswithaj on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook you should!!!  This guy will blow your mind!!  Andrew "AJ" Jones is a fitness model, and was told last year that he would need a heart transplant.  He doesn't have a pulse or a working heart. He was given a device which acts in place of his heart and pumps the blood around his body.  He carries it around in a battery-powered backpack.

 He has gained a huge following on Instagram by inspiring others to take control of their lives and their health.  He became passionate about fitness when he began college and found that it was a great stress reliever.  He also loved how it made him look and feel.  

Then in 2015 he was having difficulty breathing and began to cough up blood.  He was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  This causing the wall of the heart to thicken and results in it not working.  Twenty six year old Jones is on a heart transplant waiting list.

He said that despite his condition that he is still able to train.  "I felt like nothing could beat me because I was still able to run, lift and participate in the activities that I loved," Jones said.  He follows his doctor's advice, but does what he can and pushes himself to the best of his ability.

Jones is on a list of 120,000 people to receive a heart transplant.  He has set up his own foundation to help raise awareness of the need for donors called "Hearts at Large." He hopes that he receives a new heart so that he can follow his dreams.  He was accepted to study for a master's degree in business administration.

Although his hopes and dreams changed after his diagnosis, he remains positive.   The next time you feel like you cant do something, stop and think about AJ.  He definitely leads the followers.