Rick Boogs Says He Used To Eat Cat Food To Gain More Muscle, More


During a recent appearance on the “Out of Character with Ryan Satin” podcast, WWE Superstar Rick Boogs commented on the time he ate cat food to gain more muscle, his time on the main roster with Shinsuke Nakamura so far, and more. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On making the transition to the WWE main roster: “Since I’ve debuted on SmackDown, I’ve put on about 20 pounds. Let me just talk about how difficult a task that is. When you’ve got a transition from developmental, I’m home a lot. I’m home all week every week to being on the road five days a week. Most people would melt. They’ll lose weight. They’d get sick and run down, but I’m thriving right now. Growing like a weed.”

On how he once ate cat food to gain more muscle: “Listen, I go to the extreme. I’m probably going to be one of the most extreme people you will ever talk to on Out of Character, or met in your entire life. I’ve gone as far as to coming up with the idea of eating cat food because I thought it would be a good snack on the go. Highly dense nutritious treats to carry in my pocket, so at all times I was like calorically satisfied – micro-nutritionally full, if you will. It was disgusting. It didn’t last very long, but the fact is went that far. I tried to make it work for a whole bag of cat food. See, what I did, I went to the store and I said I’m not going to get the cheap stuff. If I’m going to eat cat food, I’m going to eat the highest quality. So, kind of undercover, I go to the best cat food store and ask them what’s the best premium cat food. I make it seem like I really care about my cat. I want the sweet potatoes. I want the salmon. I want the kale bits, I wanted all that stuff. So, I lasted about the entire bag of cat food. I just had to work around it. Instead of eating it like snacks, I eventually had to try and get creative and drizzle some cheese and sour cream and turn it into a free whole lace dish, like a Mexican cuisine to try and mask the flavor.”

On working with Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown: “He’s the best. He’s a great mentor. I always get his opinion because he’s there right by my side. I get some good feedback from him. I get some good advice and deep insight into pre match and post match. We’re a strong brotherhood of artists. He engrains the importance of character. I know how important a character is in terms of being memorable for an audience. He really engrains that and reminds me and lets me harp on the importance of character moments during matches, performances, and things of that sort. A lot of times you think about good action, like what kind of stuff would be cool to do in the ring in terms of power moves or something, but at the end of the day, he’s always very quick to be on me about, ‘Well, where are you going to bust out that drum solo? When are you going to do that kind of stuff?’ I love it.”

(h/t – 411 Wrestling)

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