The Synergy Between Bodybuilding and Powerlifting

Having competed in both the sport of bodybuilding (natural) and powerlifting over the past 25+ years, I believe and experienced many benefits that crossover between the two sports. I can think of many athletes that have done the same and showed success. There are many benefits to competing in both of these sports. While I get ready to hit the platform this weekend, I’ve been asked if I’m done bodybuilding. I quickly answer that question with a resounding “NO”. However, by doing both over the years, I will say that this has been a benefit to me. In this video, I cover the 4 key benefiting factors that crossover between bodybuilding and powerlifting. I will say that per the law of specific

Contest Prep For Bodybuilding is NOT Just a Diet, 4 Things You Should Be Doing Now To Improve

Most people understand what the goal of dieting is. If you are looking to get into better "shape" it is dropping body fat. If you are looking to compete in a physique competition, it is to get stage ready while maintaining muscle mass. For both instances, you can't just constantly diet, or your body will rebel IN A BIG WAY. In the video below, I discuss 4 things you SHOULD be focusing on in between diets to improve and work towards your long term goals. For more information on contest prep or lifestyle coaching, please email:

Why SNACKS are the enemy

We have grown up hearing that snacks are healthy and part of a good diet. While this is somewhat true, when I work with clients, one of my guidelines is to NOT snack. This might seem counterintuitive to some as we have always heard that snacking is good and part of good nutrition. As I dive in on this video, if one of your goals is recomposition, I define what I classify as snacks, why I say "snacks are your enemy" and how you can adjust your nutritional process accordingly. For more information about nutrition and fitness coaching, please email: Ryan Irwin

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