On the Rise: Chris Tuttle

Chris Tuttle knows how to train and eat for the pro stage.
Jimmy Murtaugh

If you're going to be competitive in the IFBB Pro League, then you need to understand the principles of nutrition. Universal athlete and 212 bodybuilder Chris Tuttle hasn’t just mastered nutrition as an athlete, he’s made it his profession.

“The importance of nutrition became evident in my life when I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia at the age of 10. I had to quickly learn how to combat this by eating multiple small meals per day containing a balance of complex carbohydrates, fats, and proteins that helped stabilize my blood sugar. This was the start of my real interest in nutrition.”

Tuttle isn’t the only one in his business, or home, interested in nutrition. His wife, Alexia, is his partner both at home and at work. “It has honestly been a dream come true. Most would disagree and need space from their significant other, but we are the opposite. We thrive together. We share the same passions and interests and enjoy helping others reach their goal. We both tend to get carried away with work and average about nine to 11 hours per day six days per week, but we are still able to spend quality time together since both of us are home together.”

While one might believe that Tuttle stays in his lane and focuses on bodybuilders, that isn’t the case. “I work with all types of clients with a variety of nutrition-related goals. I actually cover mostly weight loss, GI disorders [IBD and IBS], food allergies, diabetes management, and athletic performance in athletes. Prepping competitive body- builders and women for various divisions is probably a little less than half my clientele.” 

Tuttle has been overcoming a knee injury he suffered in 2016, but as of this writing, he hopes to make it back to the stage in 2018. “I had severe chondromalacia in my left knee, to the point where I could not bend my knee under pressure for six months. I am still in the recovery process, but things are looking good for the end of this year.” 

CHRIS TUTTLE

 TUTTLE’S ARM WORKOUT 

  • Rope Pressdown | SETS: 4 | REPS: 10-15
  • Lying Dumbbell Extension | SETS: 3 | REPS: 8-10
  • Cambered Pressdown | SETS: 3 | REPS: 8-10
  • Single-Arm Overhead Rope Extension | SETS: 2 | REPS: 8-15
  • Standing Cambered Cable Curl | SETS: 4 | REPS: 10-15
  • Preacher Dumbbell Curl | SETS: 3 | REPS: 6-10*
  • Standing Dumbbell Hammer Curl | SETS: 4 | REPS: 6-10**

NOTE: Rest 1 to 2 minutes between sets. *Performed on a 55- to 56-degree incline bench. **Performed one arm at a time. 

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