Dr. David Ryan


I used to train at the same gym, while preparing to compete in the Teenage Mr. World competition, with the a former champion bodybuilder named Mike Mentzer who was always debating lifting ideas with Franco, Arnold, Robbie Robinson, Frank Zane, Boyer Coe, and Ed Corney.

I won the Teenage, Mr. World when the AAU was the only show in town against Rudy Hermosillo, Sly Stallone's old body guard. I am older than dirt now and lived in Santa Monica for a couple of years and trained at Gold's Gym there.

I was a power lifter for a long time and worked with Lou Simmons who runs Westside Barbell in Columbus, Ohio and I still show up there from time to time, and still write for their web site: www.elitefitnesssystems.com.

In the 1980's I was on the staff of Ohio State University's Strength and Conditioning Dept. and ran some NFL, NBA, NHL and ECHL Combine camps. I have performed lectures for the National Strength Coaches Association and SWISS organizations along with www.StrengthPro.com who train the coaches of the professional athletes. Early on I worked with Carl Lewis to help him run faster and Joe Green jump farther. They both competed and were the best in the world for a couple of Olympic and Pan American Gold Medals.


  • Co-Medical Director, Arnold Fitness Weekend
  • Cecil Award Winner, National Arthritis Foundation, Training with Arthritis expert
  • Editorial Advisor, Muscle and Fitness Magazine
  • Certified Speed and Agility Coach, StrengthPro.com
  • Former Strength and Conditioning Coach for Ohio State University
  • Former Medical Director, World Power lifting Championships IPA, WPA
  • Former Team Physician for various professional sports teams
  • Former World record holder, AAU Power lifting
  • Former Teenage Mr. World, AAU
  • Former Professional Soccer Player, NASL
  • Former United States Eagle Rugby Team




  • A Review From The '07 Junior Nationals!

    The competition was incredible and stacked to the hilt. In the past, a few states would send their best, then a few other states... This year they were all stacked. Here is my review of the 2007 Junior Nationals.

  • Colorado Pro/Am 2007: Review From The Main Stage & Behind The Curtain!

    The expo was well organized and well ran and if you enjoy the Arnold Fitness Expo, but don't like the masses of people, then this is for you. Here is my take on the events, competitors and some behind the scenes action from the Colorado Pro!

  • Family Fitness: Importance, Effort, Goals And Activity Suggestions!

    If you are a parent, your child's interest in exercise and sport is well founded. Consider that over 60% of all children in this country are considered overweight. Get some great tips and suggestions for improving your family’s fitness level...

  • The Ultimate Guide For Fish And Seafood!

    Many athletes have a large part of their daily diets that consist of fish and seafood. The reason is obviously quite simple - protein. Exploit the following guide on fish types, benefits of Omega 3 & 6 fats, and mercury levels!

  • Physique Critique: Judge Creates Seminar To Help Athletes.

    Mr. Felder has been a judge for over 20 years and is sought by the tops in the world of professional and national competitors. Learn about a new seminar he put together so athletes could get much needed critiques before a show.

  • Bench Press More In Just One Day! Learn Bar Placement & Other Tips.

    Having a good bench press is mandatory in most sports today and is normally the first question asked. So how do you get a good bench? Get detailed tips for improving technique right here!

  • Boot Camp Training At Home Or On The Road!

    Boot camp training is the optimum training for intensity and requires minimum room and virtually no equipment. Here are some great guidelines and examples including settings, exercises, various phases, etc. Try them out!

  • Thyroid - Ultimate Guide To Getting Lean

    If you are having trouble losing body fat or you have hit that body weight plateau, then it is time to learn more about the ultimate factor – the thyroid.

  • David Ryan's Review Of The 2007 Arnold Classic!

    The 2007 Arnold Classic Weekend is really the greatest thing on the planet - With nearly 16,000 athletes and 130,000 people in attendance you can imagine! Here is my review the weekend and what some of my responsibilities were.

  • Variable Training – Is It The Key To Maximal Growth?

    We all want to maximize our training to grow bigger and stronger in the shortest amount of time possible. Get a competitive edge with these tips to maximize growth from variable training!

  • New Get-Big Supplement For Offseason Growth: Gaspari SizeOn!

    End of the season and you want to put on some serious mass. One way to do that is with proper supplementation. What I've put together here are some details on a new product with creatine and how much promise it has. Learn more.

  • How To Make All The Foods You Eat Taste Better!

    Let's face it; if you like what you are eating, then you are less likely to cheat. Get the facts here about how our senses of taste & smell really work. Control these and you can control your cravings. Learn more!

  • An Interview With Fitness Pro & High Flyer, Karen Patten!

    Karen is about as close as the fitness industry has to Superman. She is mild mannered, calm, confident and ...oh yeah, can leap tall buildings. Learn more about Karen as she talks about what she is doing and what her future plans are. Check it out!

  • Post Contest Binge Eating: It Messes Up Your Metabolism!

    The intake of junk food for multiple days following your pre-contest diet plan will result in several severe reactions... See how binge eating post contest can mess up your metabolism! Bonus: Ten easy steps to control bingeing.

  • An Interview With Figure Pro, Heather Mae French!

    Heather was nicknamed Twizzler after she was pushing the post victory candy on the bus ride back... Below you will learn more and how she is ready to put her mark on the fitness industry. Check it out!

  • Protein, The Most Up To Date Information.

    The truth is you will not damage your kidneys by taking too much protein. Get the true facts on what protein to take and when to take it. From what I've supplied here you will have the truth and the ability to make an educated decision about protein.

  • Going Against The Grain.

    The government has changed the food pyramid again and if you have a child or any interest in your own health, you should read this article and pass it around.

  • Syndesmosis - Chronic Wrist, Elbow, Ankle Or Knee Pain.

    Learn more about Syndesmosis. Get the details of what it is, who gets it, and learn some ways of detecting it along with some recommendations to keep it from getting worse.

  • Training Those Darn Calves!

    Are your calves your worst body part? There is some science of why you are having so much trouble getting your calves to grow. Read on and then you can start on the road to huge freaky calves.

  • The Scoop On Labrada's Super Charge And The Effects Of Coffee!

    I have tried several pre-workout supplements introduced to the supplement market over the years and have not been impressed. Learn why Super Charge is different and how it works.