- Name: Klaus Myren Riis
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Age: 18
- Where: Denmark
- Height: 6' 1" (184cm)
- Weight: 200 Lbs. (95kg)
- Years Bodybuilding :10
- Favorite Bodypart: Shoulders And Biceps
- Favorite Exercise: Bench Press
- Favorite Supplements: SAN Vault
How Did You Get Started?
I started training when I was 8 years old under my dads supervision, who has competed himself and is now into wrestling and entertainment. When I turned 14 I began working out 6 to 7 days a week, began to read more and ask for more advices, and I have been continuing to do that up till today.
I'm now finishing my last and third year in high school, where I have been studying biology on a high level. I have really learned a lot from this. I use all the knowledge I have gained in my training and my diet, and I can tell you it works.
For more information about me: www.KlausRiis.com
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
I have always trained as heavy as I could with of course still performing each exercise correct. I mix my workout up a lot and do a lot of drop sets, sets to failure and whatever I find that shocks the muscles and keep them guessing. I follow what I call my workout guideline, but since I workout with weights 7 days a week and do cardio 4-6 days a week, I have to watch out that I am not overtraining. So if I can feel that a certain muscle group isn't ready, then I will simply have to adjust my workout guide for that week.
My Current Guideline:
I also gained a lot of strength and flexibility because of wrestling and doing gymnastics. It's good to combine many different types of sports in your training, so you shock your muscles into growth from so many angles as possible.
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
By eating ten small meals a day I am able to keep my metabolism high, which helps you burn more calories and enabling a better nutrient uptake in your body. The plan I'm following relies much on whey protein for almost each meal because I find whey to be the best source when supplementing protein because its so fast absorbed and it lasts about 2 hours, which is very suitable for me because I eat about every second hour.
Other sources would be chicken, turkey and tuna. The hardest part when dieting isn't watching the fat intake, but the carb intake. I wisely choose my carb sources and at what time each type of carb is best to be consumed, in order not to spike your insulin and start the process of lipogenesis. So starting the day with carbs that have a high G.I. and finishing it with carbs that have a low G.I. is the best way go.
If I'm dieting down a good technique is to consume more vegetables and water, not only because it will help you digest you food better, but also because it will keep you fuller and you won't feel so hungry.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
I have gotten the greatest gains with Weider's Weight Gainer, Mega Mass 4000, but the downfall for me is that I hate bulking simply because I want to look good all the time, and Mega Mass just adds a little more than clean muscle to my frame. When dieting down I find SAN Vault to be an incredible product. It gives you more energy and a fantastic pump, which lead to an increase in my strength while I was dieting. Simply amazing.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
It's just such a great sport where it's not only about being in shape and looking good, but you learn so much from it, that you can use in everything else in life. An important thing you should learn to master, is visualizing yourself in a situation you long for. If you can't see yourself in a situation, then you can't achieve it.
You have to believe and remember "Mind over matter." Another element you learn from it is discipline, and when combining that with a strong will power, when you have visualized yourself in a situation then you will only achieve it, if you have the will and the drive to go for it. It is only one self who makes his own boundaries, "Where there's a will there's a way."
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
My future plans are to get better. The ability to improve oneself and keep getting better is what motivates me and keeps me going.
My biggest dream is to get in good enough shape to appear on the largest and best muscle magazine available - Muscle and Fitness. When I'm done in high school this summer I'm planning on coming to the states to explore the possibilities and to experience being among the best at the Mecca of bodybuilding in Venice Beach, California. Another wild dream I have is to get into movies and blow some stuff up while saving the day like Arnold.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
Always set new goals, whether it's in the gym, at home or just in your everyday life. You will always work harder if you have something to strive for.