Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Ryan Murphy

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  • Name: Ryan Murphy
  • E-mail: ryanjmurph@yahoo.com
  • Age: 18
  • Where: Fountain, Colorado
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 150 Lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding :1
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest
  • Favorite Exercise: Flat Bench Press
  • Favorite Supplements: USPlabs Jack3d

How Did You Get Started?

When I was fourteen I started to lift at the gym on post with my dad on a regular basis for about a year, until he got deployed. Shortly there after I got a membership at the local YMCA and continued to lift. Within no time I made friends with a couple guys named Alex and Mike that were bigger and stronger than me. They motivated me and pushed me to get where I am now. We are still friends and lifting partners to this day.

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Ryan Murphy.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

After much trial and error I found a workout plan that I think works very well for me. I target two different muscle groups each day for four days, and I rest on the fifth day. For example:

Day 1: Chest/Triceps

Day 2: Legs/Abs

Day 3: Back/Shoulders

Day 4: Biceps/Abs

Day 5: Recovery Day

Day 6: Begin Day 1 Routine Again

I also make sure I incorporate an intense cardio workout into my routine at least three times a week such as, swimming, biking, or running.

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Ryan Murphy.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Breakfast:

Snack:

Lunch:

Snack:

Dinner:

Dessert:

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Ryan Murphy.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

USPlabs Jack3d is one of my favorite supplements because it helps give me that little bit of motivation I need to kill it in the gym after a long day.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love working out, because it makes me feel good mentally and physically. Working out enables me to clear my mind, and relax by focusing on one thing that is much simpler than a hectic life. As a result, bodybuilding has enabled me to approach my day-to-day life with a clear and confident state of mind.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

The feeling I get from being healthy and working hard to be the best I can possibly be is what motivates me to lead a healthy lifestyle, because I workout I am a more motivated and goal oriented person that's ready to grab life by the horns.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

In addition to my long term goals, I set a series of short term goals for myself that help me to stay motivated. Because there is not a greater feeling then the feeling you get when you work really hard toward a goal and not only achieve that goal, but watch yourself improve as result of your hard work and dedication. As a result I am able to stay motivated and set even higher goals for myself.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

No matter where life may take me I am going to continue to lift and push myself in the gym until the day I die, but one of my aspirations is to become a fitness model so that I could get paid to do what I love as well as admiration for my hard work and dedication.

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Ryan Murphy.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

My one tip to everyone is too never give up, no matter how hard things are or what people say. Always remember your dreams.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

First off I just want to say I admire every bodybuilder's motivation, dedication, and discipline; however my favorite bodybuilders are Ronnie Coleman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jay Cutler.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

The supplement review guide is a great way for me to get the facts on the latest bodybuilding supplements without all the corporate b.s.