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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.