Kinesiology major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ryan Daniels is at Senior in the Kinesiology program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This may not mean much to you as Kinesiology isn't a widely known field. Kinesiology is the study of how the body moves. Some course work included in this major is; anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics, nutrition, and psychology. All of these subjects end up tying together to provide an in-depth understanding of how and why the body works and how to manipulate variables to see change.
Personal research on the science of bodybuilding
For Ryan the science of how the body grows was the most interesting part of bodybuilding. He spent years looking into what makes changes in the body whether it be muscle, fat, or water weight. He has read countless amounts of scientific studies in order to get a better understanding of the body and it's physiological processes. Ryan knows what to change and how to change it in order to see results.
Many years of personal experience
Before he got into lifting, Ryan was a long distance runner. This paired with a relatively small height; 5'7", kept his weight on the below average size most of his life. At 15 years old Ryan was around 110 lbs. After stopping running, he had the desire to add some weight to his small physique. He began going to the gym where he learned the basics of lifting and fell in love with the process, learning new things everyday. Within about 5 years he has put on 60 lbs of quality muscle tissue.