Terry is packing on the muscles in his own unique way.
Bodybuilder Ryan Terry entered the 2022 Olympia with hopes of a landmark victory. Unfortunately, when he brought his personal best to the podium, the men’s physique competitor and 2016 Olympia runner-up fell short, dropping to seventh place. In the midst of a landmark off-season for this seasoned veteran, Terry recently revealed his unique strategy to try and make up for his disappointing Olympia result.
On January 29, 2023, Terry posted a video to his YouTube channel where he broke down one of his obvious strategies for bulking and building mass. The recording includes the athlete walking What’s in their massive (no pun intended) 1,874-calorie protein shake.
Here’s an overview of what Terry puts into this great protein shake:
Ryan Terry’s 1,874-Calorie “Mass-Building” Protein Shake
- Oats: 180 grams – 584 calories
- Full fat milk: 300 milliliters – 198 calories
- Organic honey: 40 grams – 135 calories
- Nut Butter: 50 grams – 310 calories
- Frozen mixed berries: 80 grams – 27 calories
- Whey Protein: Two tablespoons – 200 calories
- Two bananas: Attack – 220 calories
- Cyclic Dextrin: Two tablespoons – 200 calories
Total – 1,874 calories
It’s clear that Terry’s nutrition plan for a protein shake is in order. He seems to account for every step of the process, as one would expect from an established bodybuilder to match the finer details of his fitness.
Terry adds a couple of bananas, which have a bevy of potassium benefits. Then the oats they contain contain a healthy amount of fiber. Ingredients such as cyclic dextrin contain an easily digestible amount of carbohydrates for the mixture. Two scoops of whey protein — Terry’s favorite flavor is chocolate mint, in this case — add density and texture, as well as a critical nutrient for muscle growth, while frozen fruit can be found as a source of antioxidants. Throwing in a combination of cashew butter, peanut butter, and almond butter, Terry adds the flavors she loves to this monster shake while upping the total calories from this rich source.
Aside from his 2016 Men’s Physique Olympia runner-up finish, Terry may be best known for his respective wins at the 2015 Pittsburgh Pro, 2017 Asia Grand Prix and 2021 Arnold Classic in the UK. While winning these competitions is undoubtedly impressive, it’s clear that Terry has a slightly higher goal at the fringes of his extended career: winning the Men’s Physique Olympia title.
A comprehensive nutritional standard like this substantial protein shake is a demonstration step as Terry prepares to reach his long-term goals on that front.
Featured Image: @ryanjterry on Instagram