Discover the Full Boar Sports Team: Ryan Hall
by MARCA Media on Feb 21, 2022
Discover the Full Boar Sports Team: Ryan Hall
Ryan Hall is the very definition of a hybrid athlete, competing in both triathlon races and fighting in mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions. He started his fitness journey playing football, where he reached a professional level. These days, on top of triathlons and MMA, he also acts as a personal trainer. He trains a variety of hybrid trainers, bodybuilders, and other athletes, with his cross-disciplinary sporting experience coming in handy, particularly when coupled with his personal training qualifications. As a result of his training and occupation, Ryan Hall naturally has some knowledge of nutrition. That’s why Full Boar Sports caught up with Ryan to discuss what supplements he used and why.
Ryan’s training split
- Monday: Run, swim, strength & conditioning, mobility
- Tuesday: Cycle, swim, Muay Thai, wrestling, mobility
- Wednesday: Strength & conditioning, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, mobility
- Thursday: Run, swim, strength & conditioning, mobility
- Friday: Cycle, Muay Thai, mobility
- Saturday: Strength & conditioning, MMA, mobility
- Sunday: Mobility
As you can see, Ryan does a variety of both strength and cardiovascular training which shows that his supplements will be good for all categories of athletes. His focus on mobility also demonstrates his commitment to maintaining a fit and healthy body. Now let’s have a look at what supplements he uses to aid his training and maintain his overall health.
Ryan’s primary supplements
Cardiff Sports cream of rice
Cream of rice by Cardiff Sports is rice cereal fortified with vitamins and minerals to support health and wellbeing. Cardiff Sports also included digestive enzymes and probiotics, this helps to improve the uptake and support overall digestive health.
How can it help you?
Ryan Hall uses them as they are a great source of carbohydrates for people with a variety of training goals; this allows him to keep his energy levels high despite the difficult training regime he has. Containing complex carbohydrates, along with digestive enzymes allows for a rapid intake of carbohydrates, which the body can then metabolise to generate energy.
When should I have cream of rice?
Cream of rice is fine to have at any point, however it is generally recommended not to have cream of rice (or any other food) a few hours before bed. It is commonly used as a breakfast meal, where it is more suitable than porridge oats as it is gluten-free and fortified with additional vitamins. Alternatively (or additionally) it can serve well as a pre-workout meal, with the complex carbohydrates benefiting energy levels during exercise.
Strom Sports Support Max Neuro PM
Strom Sports Support Max PM is a nootropic blend containing lions main, ashwagandha and more. What is a nootropic? A nootropic is a substance which has benefits to memory and cognitive function.
In addition to these nootropic substances, there is also ingredients like magnesium and L-theanine, which have been shown to aid in healthy sleep. This makes this product unique in its ability to support cognitive function, whilst also providing benefits to sleep.
Sleep has been shown to have one of the greatest impacts on cognitive function so it’s no surprise that this product has been designed with both sleep and brain function in mind. No wonder Ryan uses it to help him relax and get ready to sleep.
Strom Sports Digestmax
As the name suggests, Strom Sports Digestmax has been designed to improve digestive transit time and absorption time. Ryan uses this to help with food intake, as the improved digestive and absorption time helps you to make the most of your food. It has three key features: a fibre blend, an enzyme blend, and a probiotic blend.
The fibre blend consists of inulin and psyllium husk. Psyllium husk is the source of fibre, whilst inulin is a prebiotic. Prebiotics are not digested or absorbed by the stomach but rather stay in the bowel helping beneficial bacteria grow.
The digestive enzymes are DigeZyme and bromeline. These names might mean nothing to you, but they help the body to break down food, in turn making it easier for the body to digest. This plays a key roll in improving your digestive transit time i.e., reduces the speed at which your body digests food.
What are probiotics? It might seem strange but they’re actually live bacteria and fungi that live symbiotically with us, inside of our stomachs. They are often known as “good” bacteria as they help the body to digest and absorb nutrients. The probiotics are first freeze dried as this allows for maximum effect when taken.
Strom Sports Supportmax
Ryan uses Strom Sports Supportmax for his overall health, and it’s clear to see why; this product contains vitamin D3, CoQ-10, TUDCA, and much more. Let’s take a look at some of the most important substances inside.
Vitamin D3 is often deficient in modern humans because unlike our early ancestors, we don’t get enough sunlight exposure. Vitamin D3 is crucial for many bodily functions and supplementation can be particularly important during the Winter when sun iridescence is minimal.
CoQ-10 is a naturally occurring nutrient in the body required for the proper function of many organs and chemical reactions. Supplementing CoQ-10 has been shown to improve heart health and blood sugar regulation, as well as aiding in preventing and treating cancer. Some other studies have suggested it could reduce damage related to muscle fatigue, skin damage and brain diseases.
What else is inside?
The other ingredients are: TUDCA, Dandelion root extract, Citrus bergamot, N-Acetyl Cysteine and Selenium. Whilst we aren’t going into detail about each one, all ingredients have been chosen based on studies which have indicated their benefits, whether that be in reducing the likelihood of certain diseases, antioxidant properties or helping to reduce mental decline. There’s no surprised that this is one of Ryan’s must have supplements.
There we have it, the training split and most popular supplements of the one and only Ryan Hall. Whether you’re training for fighting MMA and triathlons like Ryan or not exercising at all, many of these supplements are likely to be suited to your diet, with Ryan’s focus on overall health.
What else might we at Full Boar recommend for overall health? What are other athletes saying? Check out our other articles where we discuss some of the best supplements for muscle health and for the immune system, as well as some of our other athletes most popular products.
To contact Ryan about coaching, see his Instagram page @_. In the meantime, we wish Ryan luck in his upcoming fight on the 12th March, fuelled with a supplement stack like that I don’t think he’s going to have any issues!