John DeLuca

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About the Author


Hey guys, my name is John and I’m an RN on the Cardio-Thoracic Surgery ICU at Duke Hospital. I received a BSN from Wingate University and my certifications include RN, BSN, CCRN, BLS, ACLS, and PALS.

I come from a family of maniacal fitness fanatics, which explains why sports and exercise have remained a central tenant in my life since the time I could walk. While I’ve always enjoyed a great book, I fell in love with the primal nature and the physicality of the human body. Once I discovered the art of bodybuilding at the age of 14, I knew I was hooked. From then on, I have been utterly obsessed with learning and implementing the intricacies of lean muscle growth and building an aesthetic physique. I’ve interviewed professionals, scoured volumes of research studies, and put years of grueling work into creating the body I have now.

After a brief stint in the Men’s Physique competition realm, and even winning first place in my final show, I decided to use my expertise to help normal, everyday people create the body they’ve always desired. My book, “The Busy Body: Principles for Building a Great Physique without Missing out on Life” is the culmination of over a decade of honing my craft and is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Outside of work and the gym, I spend my time golfing, skiing, reading, and playing an absurdly aggressive brand of ping-pong. I am living in Utah for the winter to satisfy my powder appetite, after which I will be moving back to North Carolina to attend East Carolina University’s anesthesia program.

John DeLuca

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Lessons for Life


1. “Always carry a knife with you just in case there’s cheesecake, or you need to stab someone in the throat” – General James (Mad Dog) Mattis

2. Be a doer not a trier. Failing with full commitment will always teach you more than simply going through the motions.

3. We only have one shot at this life, so stop taking everything so serious and get weird.


Book Recommendations


Read what our experts read. Here’s a few books our author suggests!

What does everyone in the world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson answers the most difficult questions.

The World’s Fittest Book is set to become every fitness enthusiast’s bible. Dubbed the body’s complete user guide, it will become the go-to resource.

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare – poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights.


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