Ryan G

thought i'd give an example of another great story...Ryan G...he met with us after his boss said he had to come...upon assessment (using biosig testing, nutritional analysis, muscle evaluation, movement profiling and some physical tests) we figured that he had some work to do...with a pec score of 16 and scores from upper back to belly button calculating to 80 (20.83% bodyfat) a prescription of testosterone producing exercise, insulin management mainly while he worked and some lifestyle changes for cortisol management all more specific of course discussed outside of this blog...now he sits at 12: body fat with 15# more of muscle to go with the fat loss
at the start he could overhead press 110#, dead lift 230#, 2K row of 7:40, 1 mile run in 10 min, bench press 155#, 2 chin ups and a 3 mile run in 34 min
now he can press 160#, dead lift 300#, 2K row in 7 min, Bench Press 115# 22 times, 22 chin ups, plus do 30 push ups, OHS 115# 5 times...and will run 3 miles on a beach in Mexico as i write this for a well deserved time off....it also marks a big changing point in his life...
his forst workout here at OPT was:
as many rounds in 10 min of ...(and i'm not joking here)...5 assisted chin ups @ 90# assistance, 10 push ups and 15 squats...the comment from the trainer was ..."got 1 round done and started feeling dizzy, nauseous at beginning of round 2...cut it off...rested for 5 minutes and returned to NEW workout (the same 5,10,15) but this time with 60 sec between rounds..and he only got 1 more round only"... Ryan and i had a good laugh at this as he is currently on pace when he gets back to perform 20 rounds of Cindy in 20 minutes...big change starts with big aha's...
his written goals when we started was decrease body fat, increase energy and vitality and perform chin ups...
it was tough making the transition from his day eating behaviours.....carnation instant breakfast, chicken on rye sandwich, Subway, granola bars, a decent supper and another granola bar before bed....along this day were 2 coffees with cream and sugar..
his workouts were designed at first to mainly stimulate androgens, but not tax cortisol too much along with allowing his pancreas to relax for the first time in 20 years...next was to test the new blood and cells with some higher effort sessions along with taking the food past insulin management and onto higher food quality....then onto performance training mixed with high energy eating (the real fun).
Ryan has always followed and listened to every word, tried his best most times...not withstanding some bumps as everyone faces, and has come out a more confident, whole person...who can now smash it here at OPT...here's to Ryan, another example where all it takes is committment

2 comments:

Trevor said...

I remember taking him through that first training session. Here's to Ryan... a great guy who has come along way for sure. Happy to know him.

Chad Action Brandt said...

Great work Ryan! I will share your fitness adventure with my clients here at CrossFit Lethbridge for some motivation.
Keep up the fantastic efforts and I hope to meet you ata OPT one day.
Coach Brandt