SORRY FOR THE DELAY ON THIS. I AM BACK TO BEING HEALTHY AGAIN AND THEIR WILL NO LONGER BE DELAYS. THANKS FOR THE CONTINUOUS SUPPORT!
Tyler, it's great to hear about your working your way back to your oldself after neumonia. You continue to be an inspiration no matter what comes your way. Daniel
27 April 2012
Tyler - Thanks for the support Daniel!
Tyler:Don't let the few burden you..you are looking great and on the mend... .Do know you will soon be bigger and better..you have fine lines and good sculpture..YITB...
26 April 2012
Tyler - Thanks for the support Will!
I'm 17, been working out for about 2 years, look almost as good as you. But just got Out of depression w/ binges, any advice to avoid them?
24 April 2012
Tyler - First off that is awesome that you've only been working out for 2 years and at 17 have already built a physique. My advice to avoid binging is don't starve yourself. Have a good meal plan that allows you enough food to not have the urge to binge. Stay positive and try to have other hobbies or interests that doesn't involve the thought of food.
Tyler, For some reason i don't get sore the next day like i use too. I still get awesome pumps when im in the gym. Ive tried everything that i can think of. Ive changed my routine, mixed up my sets and reps, thrown in negatives and drop sets. My diet has not changed other than my carb intake from week to week. Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks man. Stay Healthy Man !
18 April 2012
Tyler - I've gone through the same thing. Don't worry about this. Just because you aren't getting sore doesn't mean you still aren't progressing with gains. Some muscle groups I can never get sore. So don't use DOMS as a sign of progressing or not. Only other suggestion i would say try is drop the weights one day and just really focus hard and get a strong mind muscle connection and squeeze the muscle as hard as you can on every rep. I've done this before as a switch up to the heavier weight and I did get sore the next day.
hey, i just wanna thank you, for your posts nd to my questions that uve taken the time to reply. nd thank you mostly cause ive gain my first 2 kilos and something of muscle. i wanna thank you so much for that. I saw on twitter that uve been sick, its awful to hear that. ive got a cold nd i couldnt do workout for like a week. Nd i felt so frustrated cause your website has kept me so motivated your an inspiration to me nd to other ones too. get better soon ☺
18 April 2012
Tyler - Congrats on your weight gain! Thanks for the support Sebastian keep up the hard work!
in your opinion, how often should you include or change excercise in specific muscle group, not necessarily weight/reps or sets, just excerices?
17 April 2012
Tyler - I change the order around almost every workout but I do keep specific exercises in my routines I'll just hit them at different times of the workout.
hey tyler- in general for people in the fitness industry - how long does it take for them to get ripped and in the best condition? Usually i see bodybuilders doing a 8-16 week diet... is it the same for fitness models getting ready for a shoot? and how important is it to have patience when trying to get lean?I I am on my first legitimate plan and the time is killing me!
17 April 2012
Tyler - Bodybuilders do the 8-16 weeks some even longer depending where their body fat is and if they are using drugs or not. After there shows they go back to their old ways and put all the body fat and bloat back on until their next show. If your trying to live the fitness lifestyle and stay in good shape year round then once you get yourself to a certain level of conditioning it will not be hard to maintain as long as you don't go and screw it up by eating a ton of junk for several days. As for your plan goes if your not seeing your body change each week then it's time to change something. I can't give you a specific time frame because everyone is different.
"Success is a state of mind, if you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." - Unknown
Tyler, from my experience with web designers, I learned to expect delays and broken promises unless you go with a very high end company. Still, I'm looking forward to becoming a member. Your present site gives daily inspiration.
Tyler - Thanks for you patience...I can't wait till it gets up and running!
Tyler, When you say that you wil never put on extra body fat, does that mean you will not be doing anymore "bulking phases" in the near future with Hanny?
29 March 2012
Tyler - Well what I'm hoping for since I'm pushing to get all the fat off around my midsection which I've never been able to accomplish (especially my lower abs..I've always gotten to a certain point then screwed it all up) before it will be easy to maintain. What I meant by that comment is that I never want to add as much fat in that area again. Once I reach the point where I want to be I do want to continue to keep improving but once I get done shooting I'm not going to do what I've done in the past and eat everything in sight and gain 20+ pounds in a couple of days. I will let Hany guide me on what to do if I will be able to slowly add calories or what not.
Do you have any recommendations for someone who may be looking into getting into fitness modeling? Where do you start? Is there any way you can submit pictures of yourself to certain companies as a way to get noticed ?
27 March 2012
Tyler - You can submit photos to an agency such as Silver Models or Wilhelmina has a fitness division. If they like your look then you will be contacted. I wouldn't just stop there or rely on that though. You should consider competing to get your face out there and start getting recognition. I competed in 2007 at Universe Weekend and that is where I met Adam Silver of Silver Models. If that had not happened then I would've most likely kept competing.
On Friday I spoke with my trainer Hany to get the game plan for my upcoming shoot and he decided that I'll be ready in 6 weeks. He said I'll most likely be ready in 4 but didn't want to have to rush things and I lose everything I've gained over the past 6 months. So Friday was my last day of weights until I start up my new program on Monday and all I've done since is my cardio. I'm confident with the new changes that I will be in the best shape of my life and I like the fact that I will be in shape for the summer too and will only have to suffer and be a hermit for 6 weeks (keep in mind that the journey of getting ripped is the hardest but once you are there is a lot easier to maintain). I've already started to lose some of the water and can already see a physical difference since Friday with my physique getting harder. I woke up this morning at 219lb that's a 3lb drop of water. At the end of each week I'll post my body fat measurements along with progress pictures. I'll be posting a new youtube workout video by the end of next week as well.
Hopefully the third time is the charm! What I mean by this is if you've followed my storyline then you know that I gave fitness modeling a try at the very end of 2007 and all of 2008. Then in 2009-2010 my second try was to be a fashion model and that just ended badly. Adam Silver booked me on A LOT more work having a fitness physique than I ever did trying to do fashion when I left his company. So it's 2012 now and hopefully this third try will be the charm.
Ty, just reffering back to my previous post but just curious as to why you said that running "burns off more muscle" than doing a stair climber? if you are working in a similar heart rate zone for the same amount of time what is the difference?
9 February 2012
Tyler - If you keep your heart rate in the same zone then there isn't a difference. I just personally prefer to do low impact because when I used to run and sprint a lot last year my hips,knees,calfs would give me problems all the time and it made my leg strength WEAK for my workouts.
Tyler - I am getting ready to start my cut in a few days and was wondering if I should be taking creatine while I cut and if so what kind? I have gotten mixed opinions when talking to people in the gym about this. I am just about ready to order some supplements and would like to know if I should add this to the list.
9 February 2012
Tyler - I would for sure keep the creatine in. It will help keep your strength while cutting down. The only thing creatine might cause is a little water retention and you don't have to worry about that until a week before you were to say go on vacation,photo shoot,competition, etc. and then at that point a week before you would stop taking it and the little bit of water will come off.
Hey Tyler, hope your doing well. I have a quick question regarding diet. I'm 18, 5'10, and 160 lbs. and have a pretty fast metabolism, and I'm trying to gain lean mass. With that said, do I need to focus on clean diet (chicken, fish, sweet potato, oats, egg white, brown rice, etc.) 100% of the time or should I allow cheat meals? If I should, how often? Thanks for the inspiration Tyler, it truly makes a difference to many!
8 February 2012
Tyler - You should still get in the habit of eating several clean meals a day but don't be afraid to have 2-3 cheat meals a week. If you see that your gaining fat quickly then back it down to just 2 and if your body can't handle that back it down to 1. But seeing that your 160lb and have a cranking metabolism I think you'll be good with 3. Just spread them out over the week. 1 at the start one at the middle and another towards the end. Also another thing to keep in mind when you have your cheats is make sure your still getting a lot of protein with it. Don't just cheat on deserts and chips and junk like that. ENJOY THE GOOD EATING!
do u recommend to take a multivitamin or single vitamin? because i had read some articles that multivitamin sometimes cannot completely absorb into the body and a waste of money .. so what's your comment on it? thx~
7 February 2012
Tyler - I don't use a multi vitamin anymore or take single vitamins. Everything you need for recovery is in Cell K.E.M. That being said before I started working with Hany I was taking Optimum nutrition multi once a day with my first meal.
Hey i added you to PSN, do you still go on?
6 February 2012
Tyler - Yeah I get on everyday. I added all my new friend req on there hit me up
Hey Tyler- thanks for the response. so after research I've determined that my body needs anywhere from 200-350 grams of carbs a day. Rice is my favorite carb and a cup of rice seems to be 45-50 grams of carbs. Does this mean I can be eating 5-6 cups of rice a day and still be getting results. I feel as if I am eating that much rice gains in bodyfat will be sure to come. When I see many nutrition logs like yours and other fitness models they are not taking nowhere near 5-6 cups of rice. Thoughts?
5 February 2012
Tyler - It depends on what your goals are right now. If your trying to build then 5-6 cups of rice will be fine however if your trying to cut down then that would be a bit much in my opinion. I suggest giving it a try for a couple of weeks and see how you respond.
Excluding your daily 40 minutes of cardio, how many minutes or hours long is your daily workout? One trainer told me that more than an hour, counting rest periods, is too long.
5 February 2012
Tyler - 45 minutes to 1 hr. the longest would be 1 hour and 15-20 minutes of so on a long leg day.
A casting video for a possible cover of Men's Health. My agent Jason Kanner of Soul Aritst Management contacted me yesterday to make a casting video. This would be an awesome opportunity if I'm able to book this!
With just 11 days to go till Brittany Walker and I shoot at the Arnold Classic weekend there is no more days off. A few things will change with my nutrition that you will be able to see on my daily logs starting today. I will be cutting out red meat, boca burgers, ground turkey, and sauces. I incorporate asparagus with a couple of meals every day to help flush out any water and keep my water levels low. As for carbs they will still be relatively high compared to when I previously got ready for my shoots in NYC (first weekend of December 2010). I will start using the sauna after my workouts to help thin the skin. This is always my favorite time when getting ready for a shoot because my focus level is at an all time high. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Arnold! If you're there make sure to say hello! I will be filming new videos over the next 11 days so make sure to check those out as well! Here is a picture from my Costco trip this past weekend. The only other thing I got was a box of 7 1/2 dozen eggs.
Make sure when you get a chance to check out my latest interview, I discuss my favorite music,tv shows, my opinion on cardio, also the importance of pre and post workout nutrition as well as my favorite cheat foods
Fitness model Brittany Walker and I will be shooting together at this upcoming Arnold Classic Weekend. I will let everyone know when I find out which fitness magazine it will be for. In the meantime make sure to check out Brittany's website along with her latest online feature for Maxim UK.
Fitness model Amber Day is in the running to become the next team member for the supplement company Nutrex. This is the Vitrix model team search! Please take a couple of minutes and vote! She's easy on the eyes as well.
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