Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight - March 2010: Ryan Suydam!

Congratulations Ryan Suydam for being selected as Bodybuilding.com's Fit Employee of the Month. Find out how Ryan strives to constantly take his physique to the next level!

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Vital Stats
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Ryan Suydam Name: Ryan Suydam
Email: ryan.suydam@bodybuilding.com
Age: 24
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 212 lbs
BodySpace: Ripped_Ryan

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[ Q ] Tell us a little about yourself. What is your position at Bodybuilding.com? How long have you worked here?
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I have worked here for 2 years and I am a webstore editor.

Ryan Is A Webstore Editor For Bodybuilding.com.
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Ryan Is A Webstore Editor For Bodybuilding.com.

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[ Q ] What was your workout/fitness/nutrition level before working at Bodybuilding.com?
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It was pretty active, I competed through high school and then went off to college. In college I took some time off before trying to compete in the Empire Classic. While preparing for that I tore my trap.

The doctor said that I couldn't lift for 6 months, I was devastated. 6 months turned into over a year without training or eating healthy. Then, Bodybuilding.com fixed that for me.

In College I Took Some Time Off Before Trying To Compete In The Empire Classic.
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In College I Took Some Time Off Before Trying
To Compete In The Empire Classic.

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[ Q ] What does your workout routine consist of now (please give detailed weekly workout)?
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    Monday: Legs

    Tuesday: Chest And Triceps

    Wednesday: Back And Biceps

    Thursday: Off

    Friday: Shoulders And Traps

    Saturday: Off

    Sunday: Repeat

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[ Q ] What does your diet consist of now (please give detailed daily diet)?
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[ Q ] What supplements have helped you reach your goals (please give daily supplement program?
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[ Q ] What is it like working at Bodybuilding.com? Does it create a helpful fitness environment?
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Wow, it's amazing. Everywhere you go, someone is asking how your workouts are going, how your diet is, and always interested to strike up a conversation on health and fitness.

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[ Q ] How does the Bodybuilding.com environment influence your health, fitness and appearance goals?
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If you have a great workout you're always excited to tell you co-workers about it. It's fun to talk about your favorite products and exchange products with people to try out different and new supplements.

If You Have A Great Workout You're Always Excited To Tell You Co-Workers About It.
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If You Have A Great Workout You're Always
Excited To Tell You Co-Workers About It.

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[ Q ] What are your co-workers like?
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Fitness and health are on all of their minds. They never are content with their physiques and are always working to improve in both their jobs and working out.

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[ Q ] Did someone from Bodybuilding.com inspire you to reach your goals?
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Yes, it's always fun too when competition season comes around. Everyone is getting ready for the competitions, so it's good to have the friendly rivalries and work out together and help each other reach your goals.

It's Good To Have The Friendly Rivalries And Work Out Together And Help Each Other Reach Your Goals.
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It's Good To Have The Friendly Rivalries And Work Out
Together And Help Each Other Reach Your Goals.

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[ Q ] Have you inspired others with your new look and attitude?
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I would like to think so. It's one of those "lead by example" type rolls. When I see one of my co-workers either getting jacked and huge or ripping up like crazy I think, "Wow, that person looks great, I need to get my butt in gear."

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[ Q ] What is your favorite feature on the Bodybuilding.com website?
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BodySpace for sure. This is a fun way of tracking your progress and seeing how others are doing. It's great to see people's amazing transformations and how well they are doing.

It's Great To See People's Amazing Transformations And How Well They Are Doing.
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It's Great To See People's Amazing Transformations
And How Well They Are Doing.

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[ Q ] How does Bodybuilding.com help to motivate/support you?
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I always have health and fitness in front of me and on my mind. It keeps me conscious of my own progress and keeping me on my toes.

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[ Q ] Does practicing the bodybuilding lifestyle improve the productivity of Bodybuilding.com? If so, how?
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Completely. The first thing that bodybuilding does is suck you in to a mind set of never being content with the status quo.

I always think "ten reps of X amount isn't good enough, you need 14." The great thing is that mind set blends into work. The status quo is not good enough. You always have to push the bar a little higher.

You Always Have To Push The Bar A Little Higher.
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You Always Have To Push
The Bar A Little Higher.

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[ Q ] What are your future goals? Do you think working for Bodybuilding.com will help you reach them?
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Yes for sure. My future goals are to keep getting better. Life is like football. You have to work harder, stronger, faster, and evolve faster and better than your opponent to stay on top. This is my life.

As soon as you feel content is when you slip up. Keep going and keep pushing through the rough times, because the glory and pay off is just up the road, you just have to get there.

Bodybuilding.com has taught me this valuable lesson and supported me along my entire journey. This is a family that works like a well oiled machine.

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