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Ryan Hughes Interview

Top Tier NYC Trainer, IFBB Men’s Physique Pro, Founder of Blast Training System, Published Fitness Model Ryan Hughes speaks with Dual Fit.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BEGIN TRAINING AND EXERCISING? 

Pretty simple, I was incredibly thin. I know a lot of guys who follow me are in the same boat. My advice to you all is to concentrate on you. When I began, I received a lot of ‘flack’ for my size, strength, etc. The bottom line, when you first enter the gym you will be small, weak and clueless. Don’t let someone put you down for this. Focus on yourself. Do the research, get on a regimen and zone out the bull shit. If you are focused and motivated from the start, results will come much quicker. Everyone enters the gym for the first time with a similar goal in mind, but very few actually achieve it. Be part of the few. 

WHAT ARE YOUR WORKOUT GOALS FOR THE FUTURE? 

I am going to be competing as an IFBB Pro this year! I have competed since I was 19 and know what it means to obtain an IFBB Pro Card. I am blessed to be able to step on stage as a pro and hope to bring my best package yet to the pro stage! I want to continue to improve upon my aesthetics and overall shape. Size is not really in the cards for me anymore. Now its about refining what I have and improving upon it.

WHAT IS IN YOUR EXPERIENCE THE MOST EFFECTIVE ROUTINE? 

My routine has varied over the years. I have always incorporating some form of ‘the basics’ as it simply make sense. Basic compound movements have built some of the greatest physiques of all time, so why would you not incorporate these in some way? Now, I have adapted the basic training routine to fit my personal fitness goals. I have developed a training system, known as the ‘Blast Training System,’ which incorporates a variety of training styles. This is the current training system I use and have found it to be the most effective in building lean muscle mass and reducing body fat.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE?

As I have mentioned above, I use my ‘Blast Training System’ for the most part. My workouts vary, but the focus is the same. One large muscle group per day. For example, Chest, Back, Legs, Arms, Shoulders, OFF, REPEAT.

WHAT IS YOUR DIET AND SUPPLEMENTATION LIKE? 

The first real mistake I made when beginning to diet, was following someone else’s diet exactly. I figured, he looks great so I will do what he does. Unfortunately, this is not going to work. A diet should be based on your individual body, your specific BMR, LBM, total caloric expenditure and your specific fitness goals. Its ok to get some ideas from others, but in terms of your specific diet, it should be made for you and only you. Now, my diet varies depending on what stage of the year I am in and what day in my carb cycle. Here is an example of one day:

  • Meal 1: 2 Scoops MyoFusion Pro, 1/2 cup of oats
  • Meal 2: 6 oz. 99% Lean Turkey, Almonds, Greens
  • Meal 3: 6 oz. 99% Lean Turkey, 8 oz. Yam
  • Meal 4: 6 oz. 99% Lean Turkey, 8 oz. Yam
  • Meal 5: 2 Scoops IntraPro, 1 Scoop Karbolyn
  • Meal 6: 6 oz. Tilapia, Almonds, Greens
  • Meal 7: 6 oz. Tilapia, 2 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter

Supplements:

  • Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion Probiotic
  • Gaspari Nutrition IntraPro
  • Gaspari Nutrition Anavite
  • Gaspari Nutrition SuperPump MAX
  • Gaspari Nutrition BCAA 6000
  • All American EFX Karbolyn

WHAT IS YOUR TOP TIP FOR GENERAL FITNESS? 

Do it because you love it and do it for yourself. When following these two guidelines, a great physique is much easier to obtain.

 

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