Ryan is a 34-year-old Conductor for BNSF Railroad.
Q: What got you started working out?
A: I had ballooned to my biggest size and decided it was time for a change. So, I joined the 4-week challenge.
Q: How many days per week do you typically work out? What groups are you a part of?
A: 3-4. Barbell Strong and the Challenge Groups.
Q: What’s your favorite exercise?
Q: What’s your favorite post-workout meal/snack?
A: Protein shake
Q: What do you find most challenging about working out?
A: Never being satisfied. Always wanting to know what’s next!
Q: What keeps you motivated to work out regularly?
A: My beautiful wife pushes me when I’m not feeling It and vice versus. She attends kickboxing so we’re always pushing and supporting each other.
Q: What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking about getting started in the gym?
A: Take the first step. The hardest part about starting is taking that first step in the gym. But once you do it’s so worth it.
Q: What is something you couldn’t do when you started, that you can do now?
A: I hard a hard time squatting more then the bar now I’m up to 305 lbs.
Q: What fitness accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: Deadlift. It’s up to 305 pounds.
Q: What goals are you working on now?
A: I want to deadlift 350.
Q: Tell us a random fact about yourself that people might not know:
A: I can’t swim.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about working out at The Strength Collective?
A: The atmosphere. From the moment you come in, they treat you like family. Everyone is always there to help each other no matter what.