Suppstacked Interview: Ryan Ketchum
By Mishka O on June 2, 2022
Ryan Ketchum is co-owner of Force Fitness and Performance in Bloomington, Indiana. He has helped hundreds of clients lose unwanted fat and regain control over their lives. Ryan is known for his effective fat loss training systems that incorporate goal setting, training programs and sound nutrition to get results fast.
You can learn more about Ryan at http://www.BeForceFit.com.
1.) What are the reasons you’re taking supplements?
There are two primary reasons I take supplements at this point…performance or health. Performance includes not just in the gym but also in my business and life.
2.) What current supplements are you taking?
‘Shroom Tech Sport,
Occassionally I’ll use BCAAs and Creatine as well.
3.) What’s the most recent supplement you’ve recently added? Why? Have you noticed a difference since you’ve added it?
The most recent supplment I’ve added as Berberine on the recommendation of my nutrition coach, Devin Moore. It’s supposed to help with inflammation and help with insulin resistance. I did a number on my body and hormones after getting lean for a photo shoot so as we ramp up carbs we’re trying to hold off as much fat gain as possible. It’s too early to tell if it’s making a noticeable difference.
4.) Are there any supplements that you used to take but you stopped? Why did you remove it? Did you notice an improvement after removing it?
I’ve experimented with a lot of supplements including pre-workouts, Creatine, fat burners, and BCAAs. Right now my supplement stack is pretty light. I’m avoiding pre-workouts, fat burners and other stimulant based supplements to manage stress. They get me too hyped up and I seem to become dependent on them.
5.) What’s the most unexpected or surprising or least-common supplement you’re currently taking? Why are you taking this one?
Alpha Brain from Onnit is pretty common now but it’s the best supplement that I am taking right now to help boost focus and performance. Stacked with Shroom Tech Sport also provides a nice boost in the gym. The improved focus with the benefits of being able to sustain your performance in the gym from the Shroom Tech usually results in a great training session without all the stimulants.