Rick Boogs has proven that he’s willing to go to the extreme to build and maintain his physique, even if it means eating cat food!
Since making his way onto the SmackDown roster with Shinsuke Nakamura, Rick Boogs has noticeably added muscle mass to show off while he plays guitar at ringside.
On a recent episode of Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Boogs revealed that he’s put on over 20 pounds since his main roster debut, and noted that it’s been more difficult to achieve his goals with the travel schedule of the main roster as opposed to being at home during his time in NXT.
When asked how he was able to achieve such gains, Rick Boogs made the shocking revelation that he’s willing to go to the extreme, even if it means eating cat food as a source of nutrients.
“I’ve gone as far as to coming up with the idea of eating cat food [laughs] because I thought it would be a good snack on the go, [I’d have] highly-dense, nutritious treats to carry in my pockets so at all times I was calorically satisfied, micro-nutritionally full, if you will. It was disgusting. It didn’t last very long, but the fact is that I went that far.”
However, despite his investigation into the best and highest quality cat food around, Boogs couldn’t stomach the feline feasts for longer than one bag.
“I tried to make it work for a whole bag of cat food. 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 the highest quality. I kinda went undercover to the best pet food store and I asked them what’s the best premium cat food, I make it seem like I really, really care about my cat, when in fact I want the sweet potatoes, I want the salmon, I want the kale bits, I want all of that stuff.
“So I lasted about the entire bag of cat food, I just had to work around it and instead of eating it like snacks.”
Rick Boogs proved that his creativity isn’t limited to guitar playing when he found interesting ways to make the cat food more palatable for human consumption.
“I eventually tried to get creative and drizzled cheese and sour cream [on it] and tried to turn it into a frijoles dish, like a Mexican cuisine to try and mask the flavor.”
Not one to be deterred in his quest for gains, Rick Boogs has also tried drinking one to two gallons of milk a day, at one point having twenty four gallons of milk in his fridge. However, this strategy didn’t pay off as he had to pee too often from drinking so much liquid.
The SmackDown guitarist has also tried eating a dozen bagels and eating a whole jar of peanut butter daily, saying that he could eat a whole bag of bagels in one sitting and would burn off all the calories during his workouts at the gym.
Rick Boogs debuted on SmackDown on the May 21st episode of SmackDown and has since been seen accompanying current Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring, playing Nakamura’s theme song on his electric guitar.
h/t WrestleZone for the transcription