Ryan Mackie

Background

This amazing journey I am on through bodybuilding means so much to me that it is difficult to put it into words, but here goes. Bodybuilding has shaped me into a person. It has given me direction and the ability to enter areas of self-belief, discipline and motivation that I hadn't experienced before. It is a very important part of me, fitting in as a part of the jigsaw that makes my life complete. Name: Ryan Mackie
Years Bodybuilding: 9
Favorite Body Parts: Back, legs
Favorite Exercise: All of them, I challenge myself on each exercise making it enjoyable. If I had to be more specific, I enjoy power movements especially the deadlift.
Favorite Supplements: Whey Protein, Creatine
Hobbies: Movies, reading motivational books, tennis, watching sports, photography
Favorite Bodybuilders: Dorian Yates, Skip La Cour, Arnold and Mike Matarazzo

As of 04/03/02

Age: 25, Born 01/22/77
Height: 5FT 10 inches
Weight: 207 pounds
Chest: 46.7 inches
Calves: 17.2 inches
Legs: 27.3 inches
Arms: 15.6 inches, soon to be way past 16
Waist: 37 inches, soon to back down past 36The benefits I have received through bodybuilding have been instrumental in the success of all areas of my life. Developing personality traits such as being organized, hard working, efficient, with the ability to set clear goals and work like a mad man to achieve them are all down to what I learned through weight training.

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Articles

  • Weak Arms: Effective Strategies To Get Those Guns Growing!

    The goal of this article is to help those who suffer with sub-par arms and also point out the mistakes I made so that others can avoid them.

  • Coming Back From A Serious Injury - A Broken Collarbone!

    One day on a routine bike ride to work Ryan suffered a major setback in training. See how Ryan battled back from a broken collarbone. Get the whole story right here!

  • My 2003 Show Of Strength Experience!

    In two short years since the induction of the GNC Show of Strength competition to the IFBB calendar it has firmly stamped its place as one of the top three contests of the year, just behind the Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic.

  • My 2003 Olympia Experience!

    My first Olympia was in 2001 when Jay Cutler was very close to dethroning Ronnie Coleman. I remember the energy of the weekend, seeing the giants in person at the amazing Expo. Find out what I think about this year's Olympia weekend!

  • Keys To Motivation Maintenance!

    Bodybuilding is such a mental sport. To achieve great levels of success one must also have the correct mindset. Learn why.

  • Utilizing German Body Training!

    I was embarking on my dieting cycle with the goal to shed some body fat and get in better shape. After I hit a plateau and my PR's started to decline, I knew I needed to change my workout. Find out how german body training helped my workout.

  • My Competition Comeback Plans.

    After learning different lessons from my experiance in bodybuilding, I want to compete again. So I decided that before I embarked on my new journey I should write down my reasons before I devised my game plan.

  • How Well Do You Know Your Body?

    Trying various training methods really motivates me and fires me up to know that at the end of the year I will have a much better understanding of how my body responds to differing training and nutrition strategies.

  • Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone!

    New years resolutions spark a desire that can be as short lived as the people gradually fall back into their comfort zones and never fully realize their potential or attain their dreams. Learn how to break out of your comfort zone!

  • A Ten-Step Strategy To Consistently Eating Clean

    Eating good quality, high protein meals and resisting junk food when you are 'bulking up' can be hard. Learn how to make it easier with these ten steps!

  • How I Learned From Dorian's Early Years!

    The pros routines aren't right for beginners, intermediates or even a lot of advanced trainees. Learn why!

  • One Day Arm Attack Training!

    Of course, the number one priority should be to have great symmetry and proportions with no body parts over shadowing another.

  • Ryan Mackie Biography.

    Bodybuilding has shaped me into a person the person that I am today.

  • A Guide To Effective Weekly Training Analysis

    I like to look at everything I do with my training very closely. Knowing exactly why I'm doing certain routines, training methods and why I'm following a certain type of diet strategy.

  • Choosing The Right Role Models For You!

    In bodybuilding especially having good role models is very important in the trainees quest for new muscle. Role models are an important source of inspiration and information.

  • Is Your 'Perfect' Training Routine Holding You Back?

    I know that I fall into this trap myself. Sure I'm always trying to improve on the weights lifted and do more reps.

  • My First Ever 'Proper' Off-Season!

    After nine years of bodybuilding I am finally embarking on my first 'proper' off-season. I realize that sounds quite strange, because by now I should have mastered the art of building solid new muscle in the off-season.

  • How I Successfully Completed The Body-For-LIFE Challenge!

    The journey I went on over that 3-month period was fantastic and has positively improved my life in many ways.

  • Being 'Lean And Mean' Shouldn't Be Just A Summer Thing!

    Many bodybuilders who spent the colder months 'bulking up' are also now on a dieting cycle to remove the fat and uncover the new muscle that they spent months trying to build. Learn the benefits of staying lean and muscular year round!

  • Avoiding And Overcoming Burnout In Bodybuilding: Part 3!

    You need to understand that burnout can grind your competitive career to a halt, just like an injury can.

  • Avoiding And Overcoming Burnout In Bodybuilding: Part 2!

    You need to understand that burnout can grind your competitive career to a halt, just like an injury can.

  • Avoiding And Overcoming Burnout In Bodybuilding!

    You need to understand that burnout can grind your competitive career to a halt, just like an injury can.

  • How I Plan On Winning The Body For Life Challenge 2002!

    How I Plan On Winning The Body-For-Life Challenge 2002...

  • Double Progression Training!

    The beauty of this method is that it has many different ways in which it can be used to benefit the bodybuilder, be creative with it.