Tyler McPeak

2 weeks and feeling Strong!

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Best tasting protein I've had...zero sugar

It's been almost 2 weeks (Saturday will make 2 weeks)  now into my strict nutrition plan to be on tract at reaching my goals.  Once I'm where I need to be I'll be setting up my photo shoots again in NYC!  My body is fully adjusted to less calories now.  I'm not gonna lie last week was rough.  I was pretty hungry all week long.  I don't think I posted but for a good 2 weeks  I was eating only about 60-70 percent clean food.  Every day I was having some sort of high calorie junk food.  Today cardio officially started back up and I was actually excited about it.  6 weeks of no cardio might have done my body some good so I'm hoping that it will respond quickly now that I'm adding it back in.  30 minutes on a slight incline is all I'll be doing for a little while.  Speed was about 3.7 and incline was 6.0-8.0.  In my opinion doing empty stomach cardio yields the best results for fat burning but make sure to take some BCAA's before you start to insure that you preserve your muscle mass.  It's a great way to get your day started and I feel a lot more awake rather than just rolling out of bed and getting my day started without it.  Stay tuned my site will be up and running full force soon with plenty of new pictures and videos.

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Back at it 100%

It's been over 5 weeks now and this week I'm finally back to 100% in the weight room.  I still havn't fully kicked the cough yet but very close to.  It only hits me at night now for 30 or so minutes when I lay down for bed.  Besides that though I'm feeling great.  Being down and out for that long has lite a new fire under my ass and I've never been more determined in my life.  Right now I'm still not doing any cardio but plan on putting it back in next week.  This has been the longest break from cardio I've ever taken in the last 5 years and it has been a nice break but I'm ready to get back on it.

The reason why I still havn't launched my members section is because physically I'm still not ready.  Meaning I wouldn't get in front of a camera right now for a photo shoot nor a video camera for a workout.  I'm a few weeks away from being back where I need to be.  Having pneumonia for a month really takes a toll on your body.  I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record and I thought I would have this thing launched a long time ago but things happen in life that you have no control over.  I'm just happy that I'm healthy again and I hope you guys are patient enough to wait.

"It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up." -Vince Lombardi


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Questions – 5/10/2012

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Hey Tyler, i've recently bulked up to my goal and im looking to cut roughly 5-10lbs of pure body fat in the next 6 weeks. I was wondering if it's possible to do "too much" cardio and lose muscle, assuming i am taking adequate protein? Im afraid of doing more then 40 minutes of cardio on non-training days and more then 20 minutes of cardio on training days. Im also confused on the intensity i should be doing during these cardio sessions, is it possible to go too intense for too long to hinder my recent gains?
8 May 2012

Tyler - For sure you can start to eat away at your hard earned muscle.  So be careful! Start off with 25-30 minute sessions 5 times a week for the first couple of weeks to see how your body responds.  I suggest doing it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and start off with low intensity.  Keep heart rate around 130-140.  After two week your not dropping fat quick enough add on 5-10 minutes.  If this method still doesn't work after 3.5-4 weeks then your diet could be off or you might need to add another session in after your weight training.  But for now I would keep it at low intensity to make sure you don't burn up your muscle mass.

Need a recommendation of snacks to eat at work. I always hit my egg whites and oats in the morning before work and have brown rice with chicken for lunch but was curious as to what you would recommend for snacks throughout the day (around 9:30am and 3:30pm).
6 May 2012

Tyler -  I would do a protein shake or bar with some nuts or a piece of fruit

A few months ago you mentioned a program by Hany called"Get Jacked for 2012". Anyway, you can post it or do you know where you could find that issue of Muscular Development. Thanks
5 May 2012

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Get Jacked Meal Plan


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Week 1-4 Get Jacked Program

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Week 5-8 Get Jacked Program



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I have to say I am a dumb ass.  My legs have never been this sore lol.  It is pretty comical to see me hobbling around but at least I got the initial soreness over with but the way they are feeling I think I should have taken it a little easier on them Tuesday.  Today before the gym I planned my workout out in my head like I always do and I had to pick different exercises than I normally do because of my leg soreness.  It was actually a good switch up and something that I enjoyed doing today that filled my back up quick with blood was a lot of pull ups.  Everyone give Monday's chest workout a try because my chest is still sore today which I'm very pleased about.  I think I'm close to being back to 100% since today during my workout I didn't cough at all.

  1. wide grip pullups - 3x10
  2. Assisted Pullups -  3x10 wide grip, 3x10 narrow inside grip
  3. T-bar Row with chest assist - 3x10-12
  4. Knee on bench db row - 3x10-12
  5. Standing wide grip pulldowns superset seated one arm overhead pulldowns cable - 4x10-12
  6. rope pressdowns - 1x20, 3x12
  7. close grip bench press - 3x10
  8. rope kick outs - 3x12

Questions – 5/3/2012

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Tyler, i noticed your not on evogen products anymore? Any specific reason? Just changing it up? I see you've swapped EVP for Superpump and Glycoject for Karbolyn. What about Cell K.E.M.? Are there any additional items part of your stack right now? Are you still trying to put mass back on? Thanks and good luck with your comeback tour!
3 May 2012

Tyler - Sunny yeah I just wanted a change up and I have to admit I'm a stimulant junky lol...I just love the feeling that some good caffeine gives you before a weight training workout.  I actually just finished up superpump on tuesday so I'm trying out Nuerocore today.  Instead of cell kem I'm using scivation Xtend for all of my aminos.  The only other addition is some creatine.  Right now my body has filled back out to where it was before I was sick so my goal right now still is to get rid of all the fat and I plan to go to NYC soon to do the shoot that I was supposed to do before I got sick.  Thanks for the support!

Tyler, Have you thought about live stream casts to members club.. also is your gmail tydavin email up

Tyler - Depending on the feedback of the members section I will hold live chats for members to ask any questions.

Tyler, would taking some egg whites and a scoop of casein and a scoop of almond or natural p.b. before bed be unwise if im trying to put lean mass on? Is the fat a smart or bad idea? thanks man.
2 May 2012

Tyler - I think that is a good idea.  Since you will have quick aminos and slow aminos running through your bloodstream along with some healthy fats.  Just be careful with the fats.  Some people are sensitive to them like myself and tend to hold onto body fat if I take in too much.

Hey Tyler...glad to hear your feeling better again. Been following your website and overall progress for well over a year now. i have a few questions...what is your favorite fruit/protein shakes to blend? And what do you think of those beachbody programs.....such as p90x and Insanity? Thanks.
1 May 2012

Tyler - Thanks for following Angel. Personally I do not eat much fruit.  Every once in a while I'll have some in a shake like your mentioned and my favorite would be frozen blueberries or frozen berry mix.  As for the beachbody programs I believe they are effective as long as you follow their nutrition guidelines but it's just not my cup of tea.  I'm sure you know by now that I follow a traditional bodybuilding style routine.


DMAA (Geranium) being Banned

DMAA is an ingredient in several pre-workout supplements and fat burners.  It's a stimulant and soon will be pulled of the shelves by the FDA.  For more info about the ban click here

Article from Muscular Development June 2012 Issue

"DMAA Does Not Increase Resting Heart Rate

Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is a stimulant found in many athletic supplements such as Jack3d, OxyElite Pro, and M5 Extreme.  It was developed by Eli Lilly as a nasal decongestant, but is widely used in athletic supplements as a stimulant and weight-loss agent.  Reports of severe side effects in soldiers and athletes have led health experts to question its safety.  A study from the University of Memphis, led by Paul Whitehead, showed that supplementing DMAA had no effect on resting heart rate, blood pressure or liver and kidney function.  Human trials showed very few adverse side effects of consumption of these supplements. (Nutrition Metabolic Insights, published online 1212:6)"



First leg workout after 4 weeks

WORKOUT13 300x1201173 First leg workout after 4 weeksToday I got in there and did my first leg workout in over 4 weeks.  It was ridiculously tough and I'm going to be hurting for the rest of the week.  Not looking forward to the pain of walking down steps, standing and sitting, and getting in and out of my car lol.  Having the intra shake along with not pushing any blood in them for over a month I got a very painful pump today.  It especially hit me on leg press.  I didn't do any advance techniques today just because doing legs already takes enough out of you and my lungs still feel like I've never worked out a day of my life.  It took me 2-3 minutes in between each sets just for me to catch my breathe back and my heart rate to come back down.  All in all extremely happy that I was able to get back to leg training and this is a clear sign to me that I'll be able to be on my regular training schedule.  Minus the cardio of coarse...I'm enjoying not doing any right now.  I was thinking about that last night and for the past 2 years I've consistently done cardio every week so maybe giving my body this long of a break from cardio will do me some good.

  1. Leg ext - 3 warm up 15-20, 3x10-12
  2. Leg Press - 5x8-12 (shoulder width foot stance)
  3. DB Lunges - 4x20 total steps each set
  4. Squats - 3x8-10
  5. Lying leg curl - 4x12-15

My strength was pretty much the same on everything except leg press and squats. Once I made it to squats my legs were literally trembling during my sets and I only had 185lb on the bar.  Right now my Members Section is ready to roll but it's all up to me when to get it started.  I will most likely start it up in the next few weeks I've just been holding off till I'm healthy....don't want to be huffing and puffing on videos lol....sorry for the delays but it is coming soon and I guarantee you will be able to learn and gain tons of knowledge.

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