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About This Episode
Matt Jansen, trainer of some of the best bodybuilders in the world, including "Big Country" Dallas McCarver, discusses his early years in bodybuilding, training methods, nutrition advice, the passing of Dallas McCarver, steroids, women in bodybuilding and his 2019 Mr. Olympia campaign.
Topics Covered on this Show
- Matt's start in fitness training
- Competing in own bodybuilding shows
- His big break: getting "Big Country" Dallas McCarver
- The passing of Dallas McCarver
- Social media's impact on fitness training
- Steroids in the sport and those who choose not to talk about them
- Women being respected in bodybuilding
- Looking ahead at the 2019 Mr. Olympia
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About The Guest
If Matt had to narrow it down to one thing to describe what coaching physique athletes means to him he would say passion. He is passionate about his craft, continuing to learn more and simply loves helping people attain a level that they might not have once thought possible. He knows that his gifts within the realm of coaching exceed his own physical gifts which is why he considers himself a coach first and bodybuilder second.
Outside of bodybuilding Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Jordan and son Dallas, they are his main motivation to continue to push and develop as a coach. Whether it’s just hanging out around the house, watching sports (NFL, NBA and University of Kentucky Basketball, being some of his favorites) he enjoys getting to spend his down time with them.
About The Host
Ryan Bucki is the president of FitnessInformant.com. Ryan started Fitness Informant in 2016 as a platform to help educate others on all topics health, wellness, fitness and supplements. Ryan worked for an online supplement company to learn the inside aspect of the supplement industry. Ryan is also a certified fitness trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association.
He is also a former professional wrestler (WWE style). Ryan wrestled professionally for 10 years, cultivating with a WWE tryout in 2003. A combination of being overweight and involved in professional wrestling got Ryan into health, fitness and supplements.