Fit Employee Spotlight - Skyler Griffin!

Congratulations, Skyler Griffin, for being selected as Bodybuilding.com's Fit Employee of the Month! Find out how working at Bodybuilding.com has informed Skyler about training and diet—and what you can learn from his success!


Vital Stats

Skyler Griffin Name: Skyler Griffin
Email: Skyler.Griffin@bodybuilding.com
Age: 23
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 190 lbs
BodySpace: StackedSkyler


[ Q ] Tell us a little about yourself. What is your position at BB.com? How long have you worked here?

I've worked for Bodybuilding.com for a little over two years now. I started out as a CS rep, was a floor supervisor for a few months, and am currently the QA Sales/Product Coach.


[ Q ] What was your workout/fitness/nutrition level before working at BB.com?

My workout/fitness level was actually pretty high before I worked here. I wrestled in high school and into college and also played football, so I was always working out.

I've been a fan of the sport of bodybuilding since I was 15 years old. I got to the point where I enjoyed my time in the weight room training to improve for the other sports more than participating in them.

It was the nutrition side of the equation where I needed to improve and change my habits. Working at Bodybuilding.com created the opportunity for me to educate myself in that aspect of the game to help me reach my personal goals.

I Got To The Point Where I Enjoyed My Time In The Weight Room
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I Got To The Point Where I Enjoyed My Time In The Weight Room.


[ Q ] What does your workout routine consist of now?

My routine changes pretty frequently. I train by feel so it depends on if I feel like I have recovered from the last workout of that particular body part.

I rarely do the same amount of sets and exercises' each workout with the exception of leg day (I'll do 5 sets of squats once per week. ALWAYS).

Even though I train by feel instead of by a strict weekly program, typically I train legs two times per week and every other body group once per week.

My weekly lifting schedule usually goes as follows:

Day 1: Legs

  • Barbell Squats: 5 sets of 6-12 reps
  • Standing Hamstring Curls: 3 sets 10-15 reps
  • Leg Press: 3 sets of 12-25 reps
  • Lying Hamstring Curls: 3 sets of 10-15 reps
  • Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 10-25 reps
  • Basketball Court Lunges: Up and back 3 times

Day 2: Chest/Calves

  • Incline Dumbbell Presses: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Flat Barbell Bench Presses: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 3 sets of 10-15 reps
  • Machine Chest Press: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Dips: 3 sets to failure
  • Seated Calf Raise: 3 sets of 25 reps
  • Standing Calf Raise: 3 sets of 15-25 reps

Day 3: Back

  • Pullups: 3 sets to failure
  • One Arm-Dumbbell Rows: 3 sets 10-12 reps
  • Close Grip Pulldowns: 3-5 sets of 8-12 reps
  • T-Bar Rows: 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Wide Grip Pulldowns: 3 sets to failure

Day 4: Shoulders/Calves

  • Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps
  • Dumbbell Front Raises: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell Rear Delt Raises: 3 sets of 10-15 reps
  • Barbell Shrugs: 5 sets of 10-15 reps
  • Seated Calf Raise: 3 sets of 25 reps
  • Standing Calf Raise: 3 sets of 15-25 reps

Day 5: Legs

  • Leg Press: 3 sets of 12-25 reps
  • Lying Hamstring Curls: 3 sets of 10-15 reps
  • Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 10-25 reps
  • Stiff-Legged Deadlift: 3 sets of 8-12 reps

Day 6: Arms

  • Triceps Pushdowns: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Skull Crushers: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Behind the Head Dumbbell Extensions: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Cable Kickbacks: 2-3 sets to failure
  • Barbell Curls: 5 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Preacher Curls: 3 sets of 10-12 reps

Day 7: Rest

From time to time I'll do some abs/cardio, but rarely do.


[ Q ] What does your diet consist of now?

Meal 1:

Meal 2:

Meal 3: Pre Workout

Meal 4: Post Workout

Meal 5:

Meal 6:

Above is typically the meal plan I like to follow. Let me say that I have been given a very fast metabolism. I have an Ectomorph body type that allows me to cheat on my diet without putting on too much body fat.

This can be my best friend or worst enemy depending on if I'm trying to put on some muscle, or lean out. If I am trying to gain muscle, I'll add a cheat meal or two in through the course of the day.

If I am trying to shed some body fat, I'll eliminate cheat meals and most of my red meat, and replace my dense carbs (potatoes and pasta) with oats, broccoli, and brown rice.

If I Am Trying To Shed Some Body Fat, I'll Eliminate Cheat Meals And Most Of My Red Meat
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If I Am Trying To Shed Some Body Fat, I'll Eliminate
Cheat Meals And Most Of My Red Meat.


[ Q ] What supplements have helped you reach your goals?

I started taking supplements when I was in high school. Part of my job here at Bodybuilding.com is to contact vendors for information on new supplements that come out to educate the reps on the floor, so they can convey that knowledge to our customers.

I've had the opportunity to try a lot of products which has helped me find what works best for me. The following are taken daily:


[ Q ] What is it like working at BB.com? Does it create a helpful fitness environment?

It's the best job I've ever had. After two years I still look forward to going to work every day. The environment is very helpful. There are a lot of intelligent people involved in several different areas of fitness so you can learn quite a bit around here.


[ Q ] How does the Bodybuilding.com environment influence your health, fitness and appearance goals?

It's a very motivating environment. Everyone who works here is either in great shape, or working to get that way. On top of that, getting to meet professional bodybuilders, figure models, and other professional athletes is very motivating as well.

I can't think of many environments that are more motivating than it is here.


[ Q ] What are your co-workers like?

They are all excellent people. Some of my best friends work right here with me, almost like another family away from home. The term co-workers doesn't seem like a fit. They are my friends.

I Can't Think Of Many Environments That Are More Motivating Than It Is Here
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I Can't Think Of Many Environments That
Are More Motivating Than It Is Here.


[ Q ] Did someone from Bodybuilding.com inspire you to reach your goals?

Yes. I have trained with a lot of different people through the years but Mckyle Duncan was the first one to really get me to see my potential.


[ Q ] Have you inspired others with your new look and attitude?

I hope so. One of our main goals here at Bodybuilding.com is to motivate people. We all have our setbacks, but for the most part the only person stopping you from reaching your goals in life is you.

For 99% of people, their physical appearance isn't something that is given to them, they have to earn it.

I was raised on the fact that you have to work hard for what you get. If it's just handed to you it won't mean near as much. Bodybuilding and fitness is just like everything else in this world.

You get out of it what you put into it. At the end of the day you are the one who has to look at yourself in the mirror and whether or not you are satisfied with the reflection (inside and out) is all on you. If you want something go get it!


[ Q ] What is your favorite feature on the BB.com website?

The SuperSite. There is no other place on the web with more information than the SuperSite. Whether you are looking for information on a routine, diet, supplements, or general health articles, you will find thousands of pages on any one of these topics to help you get educated.


[ Q ] How does BB.com help to motivate/support you?

Bodybuilding.com is the #1 online supplement and fitness website in the world. If you aren't involved in fitness you almost feel like you are doing something wrong (at least I do). Being surrounded by such a positive atmosphere every day is a blessing.

We All Like To Practice What We Preach Here
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We All Like To Practice What We Preach Here.


[ Q ] Does practicing the bodybuilding lifestyle improve the productivity of Bodybuilding.com? If so, how?

Absolutely. We all like to practice what we preach here. It allows us to relate to our customers on a real level to help them accomplish their goals.


[ Q ] What are your future goals? Do you think working for BB.com will help you reach them?

I am not sure at the moment. I'm still young so we'll see where I end up in the future but whatever it is, being a member of Bodybuilding.com will help me get to where I want to be.

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