- Name: Ryan Thomas
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Age: 24
- Where: Ephrata, Pennsylvania
- Height: 6' 2"
- Weight: 230 Lbs., Contest: 195 Lbs.
- Years Bodybuilding :3
- Favorite Bodypart: Back And Triceps
- Favorite Exercise: Drop-Set T-Bar Rows / Front Squats
- Favorite Supplements: Protein, Creatine, ZMA, NO2, Glutamine, Taurine
How Did You Get Started?
I bought an old weight lifting bench from a friend and started working out every morning before work. I then started reading articles on the internet and also in magazines. I give a lot of credit to Bodybuilding.com and also FLEX magazine for the topics and information they share.
I decided that I wanted to change how my body looked and that I want to accomplish something big.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
My workout split is mostly one body part a day except: calves & abs which are 2 -3 times a week. I think if you spend 60 - 80 min. hitting one body part with incredible intensity, then it will react more. Hitting 2 muscles in one day, ie. Back & Biceps then one of the muscles will suffer from the fatigue of the other.
Sample Training Week
Back - Hit it hard and heavy, I do at least 3 sets of drop sets. Doing this to failure will make your back surely grow.
Sunday: Legs / Calves
I have to do legs on a Sunday, there is no way I would have enough energy to do this workout on a week day. I do 5 sets of 15 with 5 different exercises. I do this to failure; you give your legs no option but to grow.
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
I take 6 double protein shakes a day , (morning, mid-day, mid afternoon, before workout, after workout, before bed) I take a multivitamin every morning, and ZMA before bed. I take creatine about every 2-3months. I take glutamine before and after a workout I take taurine & tyrosine before a workout.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
I love the feeling of accomplishment while being able to change my body to how I want it to look. It gives me a lot of confidence that I have learned to use in every day life.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I plan to continue entering in competitions and hope to excel and continue to grow staying completely natural.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
get what you put into it. If you give it 200%, you will see the results. I have found that the bodybuilding diet is a science.