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.
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.
"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.
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.
Finally feeling like myself again with the intensity through the roof! Before heading to the gym I watched Fouad Abiad's chest workout at flexonline.com. I took my notes on which exercises he performed and the amount of sets and reps etc. and then headed out the door on my bike to the gym.
- Hammer press machine - 5 x 20,15,10,8,5
- Incline BB Press - 3x12,10,6 then 2 drop sets for 4 on the first drop then 8 on the last drop
- Flat DB Press- 3x12,10,10
- Pec Dec - 2x12
- Cable Fly - 3x30,20,10 then one drop set for 10
- Straight bar cable pressdown - 3x8-12 one drop on the last set for 10
- one arm over head db ext - 3x10
- cambered bar knees on bench ab rollouts 3x10
- oblique crunches superset bench leg raises 2x12-15
- jump rope 5 minutes
- stair climber 5 minutes
- run/jog 20 minutes
- jump rope 5 minutes
- bike ride home
I did switch up a few things on the weights. It was a great workout. Here is another shot from Paul Reitz from December 4 2010 NYC
Thursday, November 11, 2010
no weights today. it felt good to take a day off from them because now i’m even more hungry to get in there tom night! i’ll be filming my shoulder routine along with abs/calves. for cardio today i enjoyed one of these last few mid 70’s sunny days and ran outside. Took advantage and got some vitamin D . i ended up doing a little over 5 miles in about 45-50 minutes. after the one day of me cramping up and trying to beat my time every time i ran. i decided that i enjoy running more not paying attention to the time. just running for the enjoyment and high not to try to improve my time continuously.
today i decided to take a day off from the weights and just do cardio. i woke up surprisingly feeling good considering i drank quite a bit of rosé. it was a overall fun night. i went on a 6 mile run and took the dogs for a hour walk. my friend sunil which is also a trainer has been working out with me for the past 2 weeks and i set him up on a nutrition plan that he’s not following 100 percent but he’s improving by the day to follow the meal plane sense his goal is to put on 15lb of lean mass. he just told me yesterday that he has put on 5lb already sense he starting with me so i was very happy to hear that! this was a pic from last night. he was dressed as antwan dotson.