Ryan Stanton is an IFBB pro and can pose with the best of them - 365 days a year. Here he shares his trainer story about Pete Polverini. Ifbb_ryanstanton

I met Pete Polverini a couple of years ago at the gym. Pete has been training for over 25 years, and he and I would trade stories. I found out he still holds the bench rep record for 225lb at Otterbein College, where he played football and later was invited to train at Westside Barbell in Columbus. While in Columbus, he was introduced to Beverly supplements at World Gym (currently Metro Fitness), where he trained for many years under the guidance of JM Blakely.


Pete traveled around the globe between 120-140 days per year for a medical device company, and this global traveling lifestyle had taken a significant toll on his health. When the pandemic hit and travel was restricted, Pete had turned 40 and was on a mission to get back in top physical condition. He began training with me to get healthier and transform his body. My first steps were to design a Hi-Lo Carb diet and slowly reintroduce him to Beverly supplements. We have been shooting for 1-2 lb of fat loss a week. To date, his weight has come down from over 300 at his heaviest and sits at 228 at the time of this writing.

The macros for Pete's hi-carb phase averaged 3,450 calories, 275 grams of protein, 475 grams of carbs, and 65 grams of fat. The lo-carb phase averaged 2,550 calories, 205 grams of protein, 250 grams of carbs, and 50 grams of fat. Here's a sample of a lo-carb day diet.


Breakfast: Oats with UMP protein and raspberries

Snack: Hard-boiled eggs and an apple

Lunch: Sirloin steak, sweet potato and spinach salad with vinaigrette dressing

Snack: UMP Protein shake and walnuts

Dinner: Ground turkey and marinara sauce with veggies


We slowly reintroduced Beverly Supplements, starting with UMP Protein and Glutamine Select. We have now added Quadracarn and ZMA 2000 to increase testosterone and for nighttime recovery. Pete also takes Creatine Select and Muscle Synergy to retain muscle mass, fuel, and repair his body while losing fat.

Congratulations on your success, Pete!


Fast-Up take 1-3 caps before training or whenever you need to lift your energy, mental performance, or mood quickly. (If you haven't tried Fast-Up, you should. I take it every day.)

Uplift take 1–2 scoops before training. Up-Lift is the caffeine-free, zero-crash, zero-jitters, non-habit-forming, you-can-take-it-day-or-night pre-workout formula.

Muscle Mass taking 5 tabs at the start of your workout and 5 more tabs every 20-30 minutes is a super-effective method for keeping the lean muscle tissue you have and helping you build more. In fact, it's the most effective formula you will ever find.

7-Keto MuscLean is primarily used for fat loss, but many clients take 1-3 capsules pre-workout for energy (don't use at the same time as Fast-Up.)


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