Part 1: How Ryan Terry Prepares For a Pro Physique Competition

M&S Team
Written By: M&S Team
February 21st, 2017
Updated: March 30th, 2021
Tags: Video
After placing 2nd in the 2016 Physique Olympia last year, USN Athlete Ryan Terry is hungry to win the title at the 2017 Arnold Classic! Join Ryan's journey!

After an impressive 2016, USN team athlete Ryan Terry is determined to make 2017 his best year yet.

And in this series, he’s going to show you exactly what he’s up to during his prep for the 2017 Arnold Classic.

Currently 8 weeks out from competition, Ryan prepares for his first weigh in with his coach.

But before all of that, Ryan downs a cup of black coffee and heads to the gym for an hour of low intensity fasted cardio fueled by USN Amino Stim.

After cardio, Ryan heads home for a breakfast of oats, flaked almonds, blueberries, and USN Blue Lab Whey Protein. Then it’s off to the gym for Ryan’s weigh in and chest workout.

Ryan likes to give himself 12 weeks for prep. The reasoning behind this decision is 12 weeks gives him plenty of time to experiment with his workout and diet, while also giving him plenty of time to enjoy a couple of cheat meals and down time with family.

The main point of emphasis in Ryan’s offseason this year was to increase his arm size. Improving his arm size was common feedback from judges last year, so Ryan worked hard to build his arms during his 4 months away from competition.

Once his workout is complete, Ryan heads home for his post workout meal which consists of 200 g of chicken breast, 300 g of sweet potatoes, and mixed vegetables. He eats this meal about 1 hour after training.

Ryan’s diet is consistently changing, but always remains very clean. He stays on a pretty high protein, high carb, and low fat diet with his protein intake being 2g of protein per kilogram of body weight. He started on 400 g of carbs and 50 g of fat. The fats are still the same, but he is lessening his carb intake now that he is closer to competition.

Stay tuned for the next part of Ryan’s journey to the Arnold!

Ganesh Shinde
Posted on: Wed, 10/19/2022 - 04:20

Its like awsome video. Its help for me to increase muscles

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:31

awesome video.

Wish it was more detailed as to how many calories her consumes during the day

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Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:42

Hi Sabana,

Ryan says at one point in the video that he eat between 180-200g of protein, 400g of carbs and 50g of fat to begin his prep. Protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram and fat has 9 calories per gram, so his daily calorie intake to kick things off is between 2770-2850 calories per day.

Hope that helps!

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:41

thanks alot Josh.

cant wait to watch more of ryan