Each week, we shine the spotlight on one of our online coaching clients. The simple idea of making ourselves stronger through training brings together people of all different backgrounds and for all different purposes. In sharing our clients’ experiences we hope to share part of what makes our online community of lifters unique.

Ryan Geddes

Ryan will make you smile. And if he can’t do it with genuine humor, he’ll just photoshop a smile on your face. Either way, he gets the job done. 
And, for those of you who were also outraged about the GoT finale season, you should know that Ryan demanded a rewrite via a BANNER IN THE SKY. Amazing. Read about that here and here

What do your parents or spouse call you when you are in trouble?

Ryan Andrew Geddes

What is your occupation?


Who is your BLOC Coach?

Andrew Jackson

What is something your coach has had to tell you a million and one times? 

Stop calling me at 2 am to share Game of Thrones fan theories

What is your favorite lift?


Where do you live?


Do you lift in a home gym or a public gym?

Public gym

Gym cat or dog?

Rabbit (long story)

How long have you been training?

Correctly? Not very long.

Why did you start lifting?

Girls (it didn’t work).

What do you love about training? 

The challenge, the ibuprofen, being inside on a sunny day, photoshopping pictures of Rip smiling.

What lifting achievement are you most proud of?

Hitting the 1000lb club!

Did you ever think at any point in your life that someday you’d be as strong as you are now?


Describe a time after you started training when someone noticed your gains. What was it like?


How many shirts and pairs of pants have you torn?


What or who gets you to train when your motivation is really low?

Discipline and my gut

Pre-workout of choice


What are some of your go-to lifting songs?

Whatever propaganda gold’s gym has on tap that day.

What is the most embarrassing song you like?

1812 overture is surprisingly lit.

What’s one of your personal lifting superstitions?

I think my coach has been adding weight every week to my scheduled workouts.

What are some of your lifting-related goals for this year? 

1200lb club, lose the gut, more buxom chestline.

Do you plan on competing in a meet this year? If so, what are your goals?


What have you learned about yourself from barbell training?

My dainty ankles are stronger than I thought.

Who is someone you’d love to try barbell training and why?

My grandparents before they get too old.

Do you have a role model? Who is it and why?

Anyone with a 500lb deadlift.

Dead or alive, who would you love to lift with?

My first lifting buddy, Bodybuilder Steve (RIP).

If BLOC made a yearbook, which do you think you’d most likely win?

Worst gym pants.

Do you love to eat? 


What’s your favorite meal? Please use as much detail as possible.

Boiled Chicken breast, quinoa, steamed veggies and BBQ sauce.

What was your favorite childhood TV show?

Power Rangers

What are a couple of your favorite books?

Starting Strength Volume 3

Tell us your best dad joke. 

Why did the old man fall down the well? 

Because he couldn’t see that well.

Anything else you would like to share with your BLOC brethren and sistren? 

Season 8 of Game of Thrones was just terrible.


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