Tyler McPeak

Questions – 1/20/2013

shoutbox7 300x180494 Questions 1/20/2013Jamie
Hi Tyler, im currently on a bulk type cycle, eating enough excess calories to gain mass and i was just wondering what the best way to avoid or ger rid of bloat is? I know it may be typical to be bloated sometimes because of the large influx of calories, mainly carbs, but is there something i can to not atleast not have my stomach look like a baloon?
18 January 2013

Tyler - Your body doesn't need that large of an increase in calories in order to gain lean muscle tissue that will cause your stomach to be bloated.  You do need to be over your maintence calories but you are setting yourself up for a lot more work when it comes time to lean back down.  My only suggestion would be to lower you overall calorie intake to get rid of the bloat.

Tyler, hypothetically, in your opinion... what Leg routine would burn more calories: A routine where you did 4 exercises (BB squat etc) each exercises consisting of 3 sets of 12-15 reps OR a routine where you did the same number and type of exercises however each exercise only consisted of 3 sets of 5 (heavy). Essentially, what burns more calories, high reps or low reps, assuming that no other variables have changed?
17 January 2013

Tyler - I would say higher reps.  You still want to be doing enough weight where you are close to failing out at 12-15.  My heart rate always spikes up anytime I'm doing higher reps rather than 5 rep sets.  This is going to boil down to what you want from your physique though.  The 5 rep range is going to be more strength and power building while the higher reps are more for muscle growth and pump.

Tyler, i was wondering how to counteract the effects of too much protein for the kidneys. I weight 180 (16% bf) and take in about 200g protein a day while lifting weights 3-5x a week. Is there a supplement you know of? Do i even need it?
14 January 2013

Tyler - There is no supplement to take.  If your worried about protein being harsh on your kidneys then I suggest just lowering your protein intake.  200g a day at 180lb really isn't that much.  I wouldn't go any lower then 1g per body pound if your really trying to make progress with your physique.

Hey Ty, was wondering do you cycle creatine? If you do what is the most ideal cycle or how do you cycle it? Also, what other kind of supplements do I have to cycle? (sorry newbie here)
12 January 2013

Tyler - Don't be sorry everyone has to start somewhere.  If you are just getting started though I suggest not worrying about supplements right now and focus on making your nutrition 100 percent along with training at 100 percent.  If you are dead set on starting to use supplements now though you can stay on creatine for several months.  I'll take short 4-8 week breaks from it but other then that I'll stay on it most of the year.


Back at it!

nashville Back at it!


TMT The Blueprints is all finished up and will be coming out in a few days!! 43 different workouts are included in this book!  It has a beginners, intermediate, and advanced program!

After taking some time off from being robotic with my nutrition and cardio through the months of November (after my shoot) and December I officially started back on a meal plan this past Sunday.  I also took 4 weeks off from any type of stimulant based supplement and the only things that I continued to use was some aminos, vitamins, and whey.  My weight for my shoot on November 7th was 202lb and for the past couple weeks I was steadily holding onto 225lb on an empty stomach.  By the end of the night I was weighing 230lb.  I could easily get heavier if I wanted to and get caught up on the number the scale says (as I did in my novice years) but I would start to look sloppy and that is not a look I'm going for.  Too bad everything we ate didn't turn into muscle because I have a ridiculous appetite and the more muscle I've put on the hungrier I seem to be.  So right now after only being back on a nutrition plan for 3 full days my weight has dropped down to 219lb.  This first initial quick drop in weight is a bunch of water.  I tend to hold onto water like a camel and day by day my condition will harden back up.  I started cardio back up last week and did 4 days of 20 minute low intensity post weight training stepmill.  This week I've done 3 days of 30 minutes empty stomach AM cardio on the stepmill and will do 2 more.  Depending how my body responds to everything will depend on what I'm going to do with my nutrition and cardio regimen.  Right now I'm doing 7 meals and that will stay the same.  My goal is to eventually reach that same or better condition I had for my shoot but be heavier (more muscle) once I compete.  So far I'm leaning towards doing the Derby Show in Louisville at the end of April as my first physique competition.

jan6chest2013 Back at it!Member Section Updates:

  • New Chest Training Video added Sunday
  • Food Prep Video added today
  • Meal Plan Update



Questions – 1/8/2013

shoutbox7 300x180492 Questions 1/8/2013Jamal
When you would ever incporate Machine or Cable work during a workout? When would be a good time do so? My workouts consist of all free weights and i read that using cable exercises could be a good shock for my muscles, especially my shoulders.
7 January 2013

Tyler - I incorporate cable work at any point of my workout.  Beginning, Midway, Or end.  I believe in the muscle confusion principle so I never do the same workout twice because I feel that it's the best way to shock your muscles by doing something different each time you step in the gym.  My suggestion is definitely throw some cable work into your workouts.  For shoulders some of my favorites are behind the back cable one arm laterals, and seated rope face pulls.  Check out my members section if you want full detailed workouts that I do.

Tyler, do you usually cycle of your supplements (i.e. creatine) when doing on a photo shoot? Are there specific supplements you use prior to a photo shoot (short term)?
7 January 2013

Tyler - I stopped creatine use about 5 days before my shoot.  There are no specific supps I use short term prior to a shoot. I didn't use any diuretics for my Jason Ellis shoot.

Hi Tyler, As you know most of the Multi vitamins out their in market have insane dosages of vitamins in them like 10000 IU of vitamin A where RDA of vitamin a is 3000 IU. I just want to know how do you choose Multi for yourself or can you recommend any good Multi.
7 January 2013

Tyler - Most of the sports specific or bodybuilding catered multi vitamins have more in them since our bodies are put through a lot more than the average person.  The recommended dose from the government is for average people that aren't training their ass off in the gym every week.  I suggest going to bodybuilding.com and using one of the top supplement companies version of multi vitamin

When is it best to do use the drop set technique? The last set of the last exercise of the muscle group? Beginning of the workout as a pre exhaustion technique? Last set of ever exercise you do?
5 January 2013

Tyler - You have answered your own question.  My belief is the muscle confusion principle so I say try them all!  See what works best for you and see how your body feels.  I like to do them a couple time throughout the workout and it really just varies on the exercise I pick do them with.  Sometimes it's on the first exercise other times is several exercises.  Check out my  members section for my detailed workouts and you will be able to see exactly how many I do etc for each workout.

Hey Tyler, just want to seek your professional opinion. I just got out of surgery a couple of weeks ago and I can't workout for a month. I am going to be doing TMT-Phase 2 when I get back for the first 4 weeks while waiting for your new e-book to be released. However, do you think I should try to bulk up to make up for the 1 month break or just resume my cutting phase?
1 January 2013

Tyler - That depends on what your trying to do with your body.  I assume that after surgery and being down for a month you might lose weight.  I would get back on a regular eating plan in order to bring your weight back to where it was and the assess the situation from there.  My new ebook will be out very soon!


10 Days Out!

First off I want to apologize to the people that actually used the shout box for the correct reasons.  I have decided to take it down since some people can't respect what the shout box is there for.  So if you have any questions that you would normally ask on the shout box feel free to post it on my facebook page

ironman1 10 Days Out!


With just 10 more days to go this final push will not only be exciting but also very tough.  Keep in mind when the going gets tough you have a choice to either give up and live with the what ifs and regret or push through the pain and be confident that all the sacrifice and hard work will be rewarded.  My energy levels fluctuate day to day and even though I'm still eating quite a bit of food the no days off from cardio really starts to take a toll on your body.  For the past 5 weeks I have been doing 2 cardio sessions seven days a week.  Just this past Wednesday it got bumped up to two 45 minute sessions to make sure I get rid of this last bit of fat.  What I wanted to touch on real quick is that I'm sure some of you have read that the only way to get shredded and dry is to restrict yourself from sodium 24/7 follow low to no carbs and you can't supplement with creatine mono because it will bloat.  I'm here to tell you all of that is BULLSHIT.  I eat a shit ton of sodium, lots of carbs, and take 10g of creatine mono everyday.  I attest being able to do this by following a high volume weight training program and no skipping out on cardio sessions along with following a meal plan and never missing meals since the start of this past May.  My training has been INTENSE through this whole process and I havn't lost any strength at all.  I fly out from Nashville on November 6th and I shoot with Jason Ellis on Wednesday, Bill Comstock on Thursday, and Sonny Tong on Friday.  The shoot with Jason will take place at a gym in Orange County and on Thursday I'll get to shoot on Venice beach if the weather permits and Gold's Gym Venice afterward!  Friday's shoot with Sonny is for commercial/fashion style shots and that will be in OC as well. I'm extremely excited and I can't wait to get out there since I havn't been to Cali in 4 years!

After doing a lot of thinking on where I want to take my career within the fitness industry I have decided that I will be competing again in 2013.  Yesterday I registered for the 2013 BODYSPACE Spokesmodel Search PRESENTED BY IRON MAN MAGAZINE. Voting starts November 1st so I'm going to need EVERYONE'S help voting daily to get me in the top 20..I REALLY WANT TO COMPETE IN THIS!! I'll be posting the links up to vote once it starts up! The online voting will be for the whole month of November.  If I make it into the top 20 then a judging panel will decide who the top 5 are that will get to compete in person January 19th at the LA Fit Expo.  So if that doesn't happen then my next plan of attack will be do decide which NPC Physique show I'll do and try to work my way up to get a pro card this upcoming year.  All of that being said means I'm going to keep my shape I'm in now at least until I see if I make the top 20 and then by December 15 they will announce the top 5.  If I don't get the opportunity to compete in the Spokesmodel search then I will have a short "offseason" like I was having before my prep for these shoots to gain some size and continue to make improvements to my weak areas and target my first physique competition.


19 Days OUT! (Members Section Free Preview)

This is my post today in my members section blog.  Every workout is posted daily along with my supplementation and nutritional plans, tips, etcThere is also a forum where you can post and ask any questions pertaining to your diet and workouts etc.

oct18 19 Days OUT! (Members Section Free Preview)

10/18/2012 - no flex relaxed

I could definitely feel the effects of dieting and no days off from cardio yesterday.  I was feeling pretty drained and depleted but still had a VERY good training session with Erik.  It's been really nice to have training partners for almost every workout because I'm pushing myself harder than I would if I was just by myself at this point.  Skin is getting thinner by the day.  I'm seeing new vascularity and for the first time ever I'm seeing veins coming out the side of my glutes.  When I spoke with my coach Tad Inoue on Wednesday he told me that he couldn't believe that I was dropping at the rate I am with the amount of food he has me on.  This amount of food is allowing me to keep my volume very high with weight training which I love!  My strength has not dipped down at all.  19 more days till I shoot!  The only changes as of today that I'm making is no more sugar free popsicles or my celery and cucumber snacks.  Only my meals.  I've dropped a total of 6lb so far during this dieting process and I can't wait to see what I look like when I dry out!  I got to have my last cheat meal last night and Amber told me that I ate enough to feed a family lol.  I started off at my place with a glass of red wine (I'm a pinot drinker)  and a glass on the way to Cheesecake Factory (she drove)  Those 2 glasses of wine gave me a very nice buzz and it was much needed because for the past few days I've been getting HIGHLY irritable.  The dumbest shit has been pissing me off and my temper has been very short lol.  We started off with buffalo chicken wings and a chicken quesadilla.  I ate 3 of the 4 quesadilla slices and not sure how many wings I had but it was the majority icon smile 19 Days OUT! (Members Section Free Preview)   We both ordered burgers and I got the classic burger with bacon,one egg,cheese, and avocado added along with fries.  She got the BBQ burger and could only eat half so I finished off her half as well.  For desert we got 2 slices of cheese cake.  Chocolate cookie dough and Reese's peanut butter.  She had a few bites and  I pretty much ate both pieces ha.  If you've been reading my facebook posts at all you'll know that my sleep has been so screwed up during this process.  Last night was even worse.  The cheat meal kept me heated all night and I couldn't use the covers and my place is set on 69 degrees.  We fell asleep around 11 and I woke up at 2am wide awake ready to go thinking it was 6am.  I basically was only able to take short naps for the rest of the night.  The reason this happens is because the cheat meal throws your body into shock when your depleted and it speeds up your metabolism where it's in overdrive all night long.  Despite lack of sleep after all that food today I feel replenished and actually feel normal again.  This will only last for today because tomorrow I'll be feeling depleted again icon sad 19 Days OUT! (Members Section Free Preview)   Today is back day and I can't wait to train!  Here is yesterday's workout

  1. Standing reverse cable flys (for rear delt) 3x20 warm ups (10,20,20 each side) (3x15) 30lb each side
  2. Reverse Pec Dec Flys - (for rear delts) 4x12,12,10,10 one dropset on last set (130lb,160lb,160lb,160lb,drop to 100lb)
  3. Smith Machine overhead press - (for overall delt)  4x15,12,10,8 2 drops on last set (100lb total,120lb,140lb,140lb, then dropped 40lb, then 50lb)
  4. Standing DB Laterals (for side delts) - 4x12 with 2 drops on last set (25lb each hand,35lb each hand,40lb,40lb, then drops 25lb,15lb,5lb)
  5. Barbell Front Raise - 4x12 (50lb,60lb,70lb,80lb)
  6. Barbell Shrugs - 4x12 (225lb all sets)
  7. Smith Machine Behind the Back Shrugs (135lb all sets) 3x15
  8. 15 min HIIT cardio on stair climber level 5.0 for 1 min followed by 1 min of 7.0. at the 13 min mark I finished with 2 min of 7.0
oct181 19 Days OUT! (Members Section Free Preview)


This video pretty much explains how I feel icon smile 19 Days OUT! (Members Section Free Preview)


Questions – 8/30/2012

shoutbox7 300x18040 Questions 8/30/2012rudy
Hey Tyler ! sorry for your girlfriend but a new chapter is a big deal in life and i'm sure you'll manage it for the best as usual ! I'm sure at last Cal will be happy to welcome you for the best of your life ! just a little question : Would you tell what are your last complete body stats after the change i can admire on your pics ?? Thanks man and whatever you stay a light in the night for me !
30 August 2012

Tyler - I'm not sure what my full body stats are because I don't measure my whole body for assessments.  The measurements I take are. Neck - 16, Waist - 32, Upper Leg - 25, Upper arm fully relaxed not flexed 15.5, hips 40.5.  All of my measurements are taken first thing in the morning with no pump and not flexing.

Hey Tyler! Glad to see you had an awesome trip to Philly before you start the grind to your shoot. Say, I was wondering what you did for food on your trip? I know your gonna map out what you eat in your members section, but I'm wondering more how you packed for it? Like did you just cook up a bunch of food and then check a bag full of it? Just wondering cause traveling has always been a dilemma for me because I want to maintain my nutrition plan. Thanks Tyler! All the Best!
29 August 2012

Tyler - I prepped all of my food the night before.  I weighed everything out and bagged them up individually as meals.  Packed it in a cooler and used the cooler as my carry on.  Trust me it's a pain in the ass but if your serious about sticking to a plan in order to maximize your true potential physique wise you will do what it takes.

Hey Tyler, two questions: 1. Is there a difference between different BCAA's, or do they all have the same thing? Are some companies more concentrated then others or have more grams per scoop? Im trying to find a good one. 2. What, in your opinion, is the pre-workout carb food to eat? Ive been having oatmeal but ive been told that does do much for energy in the gym? Thanks in advance!
28 August 2012

Tyler - There definitely is a difference in BCAA's as far as quality goes.  I suggest getting a instatized BCAA.  I use Optimum Nutrition's plane instatized powder.  The cheaper stuff is clumpy and doesn't mix well.  As for the best pre workout carb source I would say experiment a bit.  I've done a lot of different sources from sweet potato, white potato, white rice, brown rice, oatmeal, and apple sauce.  Experiment a bit and see what gives you the best pump and energy in the gym.

daniel g
hey tyler u told me that Micronized Creapure Creatine Monohydrate is good but what is a good brand that makes it and also what is a good supplement for getting super vascular results like veins popping out hanks
28 August 2012

Tyler - Optimum Nutrition is the name brand.  Vascularity is a result of low body fat.  Genetics also play a roll in how vascular you are going to be once the fat is stripped away.  There isn't any supplement that causes vascularity but there are some that can help with increased blood flow but if you still have fat covering your muscles you will never see the veins.

Tyler, You drink milk? and if so what kind? And if not, why don't u? Thanks man.
28 August 2012

Tyler - I don't drink milk.  Only things I drink are water (2 gallons a day) black coffee (2 cups a day) and my pre and intra workout shakes.  Reason I don't drink milk is I don't like it...I like chocolate milk but that has too much sugar lol.  I'm sure there are some benefits to having a glass of milk but I don't want the added calories and sugars and fats from milk.

Will your new members section include a diet plan for cutting weight? If not could you recommend one?
28 August 2012

Tyler - Yeah my members section will include all of the diets that I have followed. Cutting,Maintence,Bulking, and you will get to follow along to exactly what I'm doing all the way up to the day of my shoots!  There will be a forum section where members will be able to ask questions about macros etc to fit them by emulating my nutrition.


Questions – 8/27/2012

shoutbox7 300x18039 Questions 8/27/2012Kyle
Hey Tyler, a question about Cardio. If you are sore from a leg workout (doms) the next day or the day after that, is it okay to fight it and do your cardio, considering you can barely walk straight? Also, how long should you wait if you do morning cardio and have a weight training session later that afternoon? Thanks!
27 August 2012

Tyler - I would say it depends on what type of cardio your doing.  I always do cardio the days after legs I feel that it actually helps speed up the recovery process.  If your just doing low intensity you shouldn't have a problem and once you get moving and blood flows to them you shouldn't feel the soreness too bad. To answer your second questions I would say 4-6hrs is a good rest time in between cardio and weights.  It's really going to be up to you and your schedule and personal preference as to how long to wait but I like to keep mine at about 6hrs apart.

daniel g
hey tyler what is a good creatine product that will get me bigger and stronger alot thanks
27 August 2012

Tyler - Micronized Creapure Creatine Monohydrate

hey Tyler, I'm a big fan of your work! I'm a shift worker and lately I have been working from 4am-1:30pm with 2 days a week where I finish at 4:30pm and a day off every now and again! I find it hard to go to the gym at 1:30 some days! Is it better to push through and go to the gym or have a nap then head to the gym! Am going to buy all the supplements for your ore workout shake in tmt phase 1 today! Thanks a lot, also am loving phase 1!!
26 August 2012

Tyler - Thanks for checking my book out!  I would most definitely take a nap before the gym.  Don't force yourself to go if your not feeling like up for it.  You want your workouts to be as productive as possible and forcing yourself to go when your worn down is not a good idea.  Good luck and keep up the hard work!

Hey Tyler, I have a very serious question. I've been working out non-stop for the past few months. I'm really starting to see the definition. The guys in my gym class keep saying that the bigger my muscles get, the smaller my penis will be. I don't really see how that's possible, but I wanted to ask a trained expert. Are there things I can do to prevent such a thing if it exists?
25 August 2012

Tyler - I'm not sure if your joking or not but lifting weights does not affect that one bit.

Tyler, i was wondering if 6oz chicken with 5oz sweet potatoes and half an avocado is OK pwo. This is also the last meal of the day and taken an hour after my pwo shake (25g karbolyn and bcaa). Thanks!
24 August 2012

Tyler - That sounds good.  I would actually eat that 30 minutes after your pwo shake if possible.

Edwin Adams
Tyler, what'st the best online or book information source to get a good overalll understanding of fitness nutrition? From vitamins to proteins to carbs....where is it all explained in simple terms?
21 August 2012

Tyler - Well there is several different ways to skin a cat.  That being said it all depends on what type of diet/nutrition approach you are interested in.  I've tried several different dieting approaches and what I'm currently doing right now is by far the easiest diet I've ever done and I feel that I look my all time best.  Check into bodybuilding.com and just search through some nutritional articles.


Philly Trip Recap

What an awesome experience!  A short vacation to visit my good friend Anthony was just what I needed.  On Friday my day got started at 3:50am Nashville time since I had to be at the airport by 5am.  It wasn't a direct flight so my layover was in Chicago.  The first flight was hideous since it was one of those tiny regional planes and the guy sitting beside me was my height as well.  Needless to say it was a cramped 1hr flight.  I was able to get a 20 minute or so nap on the next flight to Philly and I arrived at 12pm.  Once I got in we relaxed for a couple hours then went to the Sports Club and trained some DELTS!  Ridiculous workout! I brought up some NOXplode 2.0 since I had some free samples and it was a lot easier then bringing up all my supplements.  This was the first time I had taken this stuff in years and it had me tweaking in the gym lol.  I'm not a fan of that feeling and what I mean by tweaking is that it had me so hyped up I didn't want to stop moving and mentally just not a good feeling to have in the gym IMO.  After that went back to the apt and knocked down a couple more meals before we headed out for drinks.  We went to a few different places that night.   The Continental, Morgans Pier, and Ladder 15.  It was a great night and even though I only was running on a couple of hours I was a trooper and made it all night.  One of his friends that he works with Ryan also joined up with us and I havn't had this much fun IN A WHILE!  The city life is something that I do miss because Philly reminded me a lot of NYC.  Just a scaled down smaller version.  The next day we got up and I still had a buzz from the night before for the majority of the day lol.  We did a few things around the city and then it was that time again to get a workout in.  We got after some ARMS and it was a crazy workout.  Sick pump and it was the first time I'd ever gotten nauseous from an arm workout.  Now I don't know if it was because of the partying or the intensity of the workout...most likely a combination of both.  By the time we finished up our workout and got cleaned up we headed to dinner and ate at a place called Devon.  Amazing seafood restaurant that's right beside of one of the main parks in the city so we sat outside to do some people watching.  I got a 10pc ahi tuna sushi roll and tomato basil salad for appetizer.  Crab cakes, mashed potatoes, and asparagus for my main coarse.  Desert was a mojito icon smile Philly Trip Recap   As you can see this was a very scaled down version of my normal cheats but I wanted to be able to go out and have more drinks and not be totally stuffed.  Later on we ended up back at Ladder 15 and had a blast!  Yesterday for lunch we got some Philly Cheese steaks!  I couldn't go to Philly without trying one!  It was delicious icon smile Philly Trip Recap Overall it was a great trip.  A much needed trip since now it's time to crack down for the next 11.5 weeks to get in the best shape of my life for my upcoming shoots.  So that means I pretty much will not be doing anything social until I'm done shooting.  It was great hanging out and catching up with Anthony and making a new friend Ryan.  We talked about all taking a trip to Vegas together at some point and they are going to come down and visit me here in Nashville as well.  I know that's gonna be one hell of a time!


Questions – 8/15/2012

shoutbox7 300x18037 Questions 8/15/2012daniel g
hey tyler am having a hard time finding a supplement with L arginine so do u know of any good supplements with that ingrediant that also gives massive pumps thanks
15 August 2012

Tyler - I would go with AAKG - http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/prima/aakg.html

Hey Tyler, you are making some insane progress! Can't wait to start Phase 2 next month! I have a quick question about joint pain. I'm on week 8, cycle 2, and just did day 2 (Back/Hamstrings). During the first half of the workout with pulldowns I was experiencing a lot of pain in my left shoulder and left elbow. This has been a constant thing that I usually feel the most on back days and arms days. Usually I just push through the pain but I'm only 19 so I don't want to do any permanent damage or even be forced to stop training due to an injury. So my question is: is there any advice you could offer for me? Like is there some nutrient or food that I should be getting more of to help with the joint pain? Or maybe should I lighten the weight?... Thanks a ton for all you do man, you've kept my drive alive for over a year and a half! Keep up the good work and all the best!
14 August 2012

Tyler - Thanks Man! I've never made progress like this before and I'm excited to get hammering away on the daily grind..I've got a HUNGER FOR MORE!  Joint pain at 19 is not good..When I was your age I ran into the same issues and continued to train the same way.  I ended up having to get a cortizone shot in my shoulder and that worked but to avoid that route and save money you should learn how to work around it and do exercises as substitutes for whats on the program in order to be pain free.  Trust me I have had plenty of pain issues myself it's part of beating the shit out of your body but you do need to lighten the weight up and figure out different angles or exercises that you can do where you don't feel pain.  Don't keep pushing through the pain because the injury will only get worse.  I suggest icing it every night.  20 minutes on 20 minutes off back in forth for a few rotations this will help out a lot.  Anytime I feel any type of aching pain I always automatically start icing asap to speed up the recovery process.  Hope this helps!

Hey man, this mite be a confusing or even odd question. but stomach flab (the wobbly stuff) will that tighten with a lean muscle gaining eating plan or a cutting/weight loss eating plan, just confused on which route to take. cos its my main goal/concern at the moment. and its not just on my stomach. any bit of help or advice (hint) will be a big help. thanks bro. all the best.!
14 August 2012

Tyler - To get rid of your ab fat your will have to be on  a cutting style nutrition plan.

Hello Ty ! Grat news for your shooting session ! I can't wait to see the pictures !! I'd like to know with your phase 1 and 2 programs what is the time you spend in a normal workout at the gym ?? thanks and remain the BEST for all of us
14 August 2012

Tyler - Thanks Rudy! I can't wait to shoot again! I spend about 1hr to 1hr in a half at the most.  Usually they run about 1hr and 15 minutes


Questions – 8/12/2012

shoutbox7 300x18036 Questions 8/12/2012Mark
Whatsup Tyler? I'm just about to start week 3 and sometimes my gym can crowded with machines occupied. I saw you said if you need to do supersets if you can't do giant sets. If able to would you prefer trisets over supersets and if I were to do supersets or trisets for week three what should my rest times be? Thanks
12 August 2012

Tyler - I would prefer you do tri-sets.  Rest time should be 90 seconds up to 120 seconds max between supersets,tri sets or giant sets.

Kris Shook
Is it ok to take CITRULINE Mallate and L-Arginine at the same time in your prework out drink or is that too much? Or is it better to take them at different times thru out the day or not mix them at all?
11 August 2012

Tyler - Yep they work great together.  I would take them pre workout...be ready for some SICK PUMPS!

Hey Tyler, I am currently on my 4th week of the TMT-Phase 1 and it's great that I am losing bf% and maintaining as much muscle mass as possible. However do you think I should throw in a fat burner in there?
10 August 2012

Tyler - That is going to be up to you.  The fat burner could potentially help speed up your fat loss as long as your nutrition is on point and your doing a fat loss nutrition plan.

Can you explain the difference between micronized creatine and monohydrate creatine? Do you have to cycle on and off on both of them? How long do you typically cycle for and which one is more effective? Thamls
9 August 2012

Tyler -

Micronized creatine is a new form of creatine monohydrate that has 20 times smaller particles than standard creatine.* I take it year round.  There are numerous advantages to supplementing with micronized creatine, including:

  • Fast absorption due to smaller creatine particles
  • Quickly mixing into shakes or liquids
  • Reduced chance of stomach discomfort
  • Better absorption rates and more bang for your buck

The old form of creatine monohydrate is known to cause water retention and bloating of your stomach.