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Do You Need To Count Macros in the OFFSEASON

Kyle Hunt on Intermittent Fasting

Hardcore Leg Day and Post Workout Meal

Watch my hardcore leg workout follwed by a trip to the deli for my post workout meal!!!



RTN Meal Replacement Review

The only meal replacement product I use and recommend to my clients!


120lb 1-Arm Bench Press


RAW Back Workout at Diamond Gym

Kyle Hunt Trains Chest

Hunt Fitness: Tom Nybeck

I typically don’t put “testimonials” up on the blog. As many of you know the blog is reserved for articles that hit on training, nutrition, supplementation and motivation. The goal is to create a place where people can go to get great information that will help them reach their goals!

This “testimonial” is a great source of motivation so I thought it should be shared on the blog!


Testimonial from Tom Nybeck

When you try to step into the world of bodybuilding, you have to realize that

you’re not starting a hobby or a sport, you’re starting a LIFESTYLE! In the

beginning I thought I had it all understood, I would lift weights, hop on the

elliptical, and drink protein shake after protein shake. Boy was I WRONG! It is so much more than that, you have to know your diet completely inside and out, and I did not.

When I decided to attempt my first bodybuilding show I tried to write up my own diet. I remember sitting down and writing up a diet that I thought would get me through the whole 12 weeks, chicken (no measurement just as much as I grabbed or put on my plate) and some brown rice (again as much as I felt like scooping). I had actually typed this up and planned on doing it, that is until I met up with hunt-fitness. I sat down with him and he asked me “where’s your macros at?” Ummm…uhhh…I had no idea what a macro was let alone what mine were. So I asked for his help, because I soon got slapped in the face with reality. This pre contest prep was going to be more then was I had anticipated. We met up and he agreed to help me. We communicated via email and text with him sending me my diet and I followed it to a T. Over the 12 weeks I went from 248lbs to 216 on show day, with abs. I have never in my life had abs, I started out at 330lbs, 43 percent body fat! I was heading down a road of diabetes and obesity. So needless to say having abs made me feel amazing! I placed 5th at my show, but the placing didn’t matter as I learned so much, went through emotional ups and downs but with the support of my wife and family, and the hunt-fitness guidance I attained my goal. I am now starting my prep which will be 20 weeks for my 2nd show, this show I will bring something that no one will expect. I plan on documenting the whole thing which you will be able to watch though youtube and my facebook page “team

bodyrage.” And YES, hunt-fitness is going to guide me through this journey!

I owe so much to hunt-fitness, like their slogan says “One Dream, One Reality” they truly made my dream become a reality! I was able to step on stage after years of wishing. Thank you hunt-fitness and yes there is more to come!!!

Tom Nybeck

Twitter: t_ny_77

Facebook: team bodyrage



One Year Later

One Year Later…..Where have the blog articles been???


            As many of you know Hunt Fitness started right here on the Blog and eventually transitioned into what it is today. The first time the name came about was when I created a Word press account under the name “Hunt Fitness”, that was a little over 14 months ago. Here we are on the last day of July and I realized we are coming up on another milestone. August 28th will mark 1 year since the official Hunt Fitness website went live. I am proud to say the website as a whole has grown quite a bit over the last year. There is still a long way to go and hopefully it never becomes stagnate and always keeps improving. That’s something I think we all should think about for a moment. In life and especially in health and fitness, it’s not where you start but where you finish. Let that be a constant reminder to work harder everyday in every aspect of your life, it is rewarding to look back at how far you have come.

            It has been a long time since I have written a blog article.  There are two plausible explanations for this: For one, I just plain forget about it. It’s true with all that I have going on in conjunction with the website the blog sometime gets overshadowed. That is a shame because I really enjoy writing and keeping up to date articles available. Secondly, my time gets divided differently now than when I first started Hunt Fitness. In the beginning most of my time was spent writing articles and posting on the facebook page and trying to get the name out there. Don’t get me wrong, I still spend a great deal of energy and focus on marketing but now my time is better spent focusing on my clients. I love it! Team Hunt Fitness is growing every day.

            I woke up on this Sunday with a focus. I want to get back to writing more articles. I want to build the Hunt Fitness Blog into a place where people can go to get quality information that will help them reach their goals. And in the end that’s what it is all about, helping people reach their goals! I am going to be incorporating scientifically backed information (no B.S) along with my opinions and views on a number of topics. You can go anywhere to get information but you can only come here to get my personal perspective. (For the most part anyway, I can be found on other pages throughout the web). So look forward to more articles on training, nutrition, supplementation, and more.

            This quick blog post was just to let everyone know the blog is still here and can be found right on the website ( at the top under “Blog”.  

                In conclusion I just want to thank everyone who has supported Hunt Fitness over that last year! I greatly appreciate it. I want us all to come together and strive for more success in years to come.

As always I can be contacted at

Thank you,

Kyle Hunt


Interview with MMA fighter Ryan Makitra

MMA fighter Ryan Makitra


Born – August 22, 1983

Born in – Riverside California

Current residence – Corning New York

Fighting Organization – Knockout Promotions

Height – 5ft 4 in

Weight- 125lbs at fights, 135lbs offseason

Amateur MMA record: 1-0

Ryan is married with two kids and works a full time job at Dresser Rand.

I met Ryan while I was working at Snap Fitness in Corning, New York. He was a regular in the gym and immediately his strong work ethic and determination stood out to me. I knew his style of training was exactly what huntfitness is all about. Before long we were getting together for training sessions on a consistent basis. Now Ryan is training for his upcoming fight against Dennis Brown June 19 in Salamanca at 125lbs. Here is a question and answer session we had following a wrestling workout we did this afternoon.

Q (Kyle) – Ryan, let’s start by telling everyone how you got into MMA.

A (Ryan) – Well I always used to watch UFC on T.V when I was a kid back in California and I still love watching the fights to this day. So I would have to say watching the fights on T.V got me into MMA.

Q. How long have you been training specifically for MMA?

A. Really not that long. I started a few weeks before my first fight in early March of this year.

Q. How long have you been involved in weight training?

A.I first started lifting weights when I was a junior in high school so around eleven years.

Q. What got you into the weight room?

A. Building muscle and strength has always been my reason to lift weights. Since I am a smaller guy (5ft 4 in tall and 125 lbs) I at least wanted to have quality muscle and strength. Plus I have always been strong for my size.

Q. I understand where you are coming from there (Ryan and I are the same height).  How has the time in the gym paid off in your fighting career?

A. I feel like the added strength and explosive power helps in most aspects of fighting.

Q. I completely agree. What is your favorite exercise?

A. That’s a hard question. It’s probably between Squats and Deadlifts.

Q. Those are two of the best exercises out there. How about your favorite and least favorite muscles to train?

A. My favorite would be shoulders and my least favorite is definitely biceps.

Q. What is your favorite workout routine?

A. That’s an easy one, our legendary leg days. I always get a great workout after we do legs. I normally can’t even sit down the next day!

Note. Ryan and I meet together to train legs once per week. These workouts are intense and brutal. Here is a bonus look into a typical “legendary leg day”.

  • Squats 4 sets 8-12 reps * drop set on 4th set
  • Leg Extension 4 sets 8-15 reps * 2 forced reps on last 2 sets and last set is a drop set
  • Dumbell Walking lunges 3 sets 8-12 reps * we walk across the gym and back
  • Romanian Deadlifts 4 sets 8-12 reps
  • Lying Leg Curl with cable machine 3 sets 8-12 reps * 2 forced reps and drop set on the 3rd set
  • Standing Calf Raise 3 sets 8-12 reps
  • Seated Calf Raise 3 sets 12-15 reps

Some times to add intensity we super set two exercises together. Talk about a tough workout.

Q. What is your current training routine?

A. Currently it is something like this.

Mon – (A.M) Chest, shoulders, Calf’s (P.M) Hit heavy bag and pads, ground and pound heavy bag and cardio.

Tue – (A.M) Legs and Abs (P.M) Tractor tire flips down street, wood sled sprints.

Wed – (A.M) Circuit training and cardio (P.M) Ground training

Thru – (A.M) Light cardio (P.M) Wrestling Practice

Fri – (A.M) Circuit training and cardio (P.M) Hit heavy bag and pads

Sat – Wrestling practice, tire flips and sled drags

Sun – Rest

* During our wrestling practices Ryan and I go over technique and do live wrestling. They normally last around two hours.

Q. Where do you do your training?

A. I weight train and do cardio at Snap Fitness in Corning New York. I also have a home gym at my house with a bunch of equipment.

Q. What supplements do you take? What is your favorite one?

A. Mainly I just take a protein drink and creatine. If I could only have one it would be the protein powder.

Q. What is your current nutrition plan?

A. Right now it looks like this.

Meal 1 (after morning workout) – Protein drink, oatmeal and banana

Meal 2 – 6oz Lean meat, baked potato, veggies

Meal 3 – 1 cup cottage cheese, whole grain baked crackers

Meal 4 (after afternoon workout) – Protein drink, Gatorade

Meal 5 – 6 oz lean meat, 1.5 cup orzo pasta, veggies

Meal 6 – Protein drink, oatmeal, peanut butter

Q. What is your favorite meal?

A.  Protein drink with oatmeal

Q. How about your favorite cheat meal?

A. Vanilla bean ice cream with protein powder and peanut butter.

Q. How does your nutrition plan change as you start preparing for a fight?

A. I increase protein and carbohydrates. My main goal is to take in enough calories to maintain muscle and have enough energy to train.

Q. What is on the horizon for Ryan Makitra in the future?

A. Well my main goal is to become a pro fighter. I would like to make it into the WEC (the UFC’s sister organization).

Q. I know with your work ethic you are well on your way. We are going to do whatever it takes to get you to the top. Thanks for sitting down with me today.

A. No problem. Thanks for having me.