Athlete Profile: Ryan McClungInstagram: @ironlungz10 Category:OPA Athlete Do you use a trainer? Yes Trainer Website: http://www.elitephysique.ca
What Motivated You To Begin Training?
Watching old school Ronnie Coleman videos as a teenager.
Tell us a little about your training philosophy:
I believe in hard work, what you put in you get back. Heavy strict compound movements focusing on that mind muscle connection
Tell us a little bit about your diet philosophy:
I eat clean all year around, I stick to carbs on heavy gym days such as Quads & Back and allow myself 1 cheat meal per week. As an endomorph I need tokeep things simple & strict & work hard in the off season to keep myself looking tight.
Please tell us about your competitive history and placings (if applicable):
OPA Classic Medium 2nd place 2012 OPA Middleweight bodybuilding 4th 2012 IDFA Heavyweight 4th 2012 OPA Henderson Thorne 2nd 2013 OPA Middleweight bodybuilding 1st Octoberfest Overall Bodybuilding Champion Octoberfest Kitchener Waterloo 2014
How Many Years have You Competed?
Tell us about some of your short and long term goals:
My short term goals when I started was just to lose weight. As a kid I was always chubby. I started in 2009 @ 280lbs and cut down for my first show losing 100lbs 280-172.6.My long term goal he’s been to qualify for Natural Nationals on step on the CBBF stage.
Who do you look to for motivation and why?
Family, friends and my Teammates. By surrounding myself with these positive people in my life I find it makes it easy to stay consistent focused and driven to be better everyday.
Tell us some of your pet peeves surrounding healthy life and the gym:
Guys who clam to be Natural but aren’t yet still compete vs Natural athletes in Natural shows.
What is the number one piece of advice that you would give someone that looks to you for inspiration?
Be consistent and don’t give up. Surround yourself with positive people and good vibes only.
Are you sponsored?
I am Sponsored by my Local Union Hall. Carpenters Local 1256 SarniaON
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