Ryan’s Nutrition and Dieting 101

I think one of the most challenging things to do is understand nutrition and dieting.  There is so much information relative to nutrition floating around out there and it always seems to frustrate every one of us.  I would be a liar if I said I know everything there is to know about this topic. Nutrition is something I am always fascinated to learn more about and is what keeps me intuitively eager as a professional to learn more and more.  I am mystified each time I compete because I learn something new every show I prep for.  Every client I work with that is interested in nutrition consulting also makes me learn something new each time as well.  As I said before, every one of us is so different and figuring out the best plan that suites each of us is the challenge of it all.  I do think that there is a perfect diet and lifestyle for everyone of us out there that we can look our best and also enjoy life too.

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Street Crimes Challenge

Sooo freaking amped. We are having nice weather and was able to drag out some T shirts I hadn’t put on in awhile. The sleeves were too tight and I had extra material around the middle/waist. Running low on AndroTest Extreme. Hope to get some more soon.

Training is Specific to YOU

Hello to Everyone from the Demon Team.

Training has been exceptionally good lately for Nathan and I.  We’ve been implementing new tactics into our training and experimenting with different nutrition styles, all of which have been giving me diverse ideas for the 12-week “crunch time” preparation we are about to go through.  Nate and I were recently at an all-you-can-eat wild game meal to put on some extra good quality size for our recovery.  Both of us Demons ran into some road blocks last week that slowed us down a bit.  Nate was not able to focus throughout the day and was getting shaking fits.  I actually acquired an “eye twitch” that was really annoying and made it hard for me to focus on my Masters studies.  The eye twitch then developed into a fever-like virus that knocked me down for a few days.  Both of us assumed we were overtraining, so we really backed off with the lifting and dieting.  Sometimes all the physiological and chemical changes you are administering to your body can really overload your whole entire system.  Taking your body back to temporary homeostasis and giving yourself a break is my main concern.  I DO NOT believe in working through sickness and illness.

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Challenges in Training Are What Make Us True Champions

The challenges that we face and overcome are what make us truly successful in anything we do in life.   There are so many misconceptions that people have when it comes to my training and my career.  The dieting, training, discipline, and all of the components it takes to succeed are just as much of a challenge for me as anyone else.  I think people seem to think I am this robot that lives perfectly every single day.  The fact of the matter is I am human like anyone else and I have everyday challenges like anyone else.  Sickness, financial crisis, career challenges, stress, deaths, and all of the struggles that we all face happen to me as well.

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Pres Day Workout

First day off from work in two weeks. So what do I do? I go to work so I can workout at the department gym. GEEEZ I have to get a life. The workouts are good but would be better if I had not been so busy with real work first.
I am so glad I have made a commitment to doing this and keeping up with the blog and such. If I had not agreed to blogging I know I would have skipped the workout today. Thanks ProSource. I owe ya.