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American Muscle: Ripped

American Muscle: Ripped

  • Premiered: 
    July 16, 2014
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Enhanced episodes of American Muscle 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: sports, fitness

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Plot Synopsis

AMERICAN MUSCLE RIPPED is a series of enhanced episodes of AMERICAN MUSCLE, with viewer tweets and fun facts. AMERICAN MUSCLE is a one-hour reality series that follows training coach Mike Barwis and his team at the Barwis Methods Training Center, as they whip clients into shape -- from sports pros to everyday joes, from NFL players to Wild West bull riders, and from paraplegics looking to compete to those wanting to walk again. Barwis has advanced degrees in Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training, has trained over 500 Olympic and professional athletes in over 40 sporting events, and served over 10 years as head strength and conditioning coach at West Virginia University and the University of Michigan. At his gritty gym just outside of Detroit, Barwis uses a combination of science, tough love and just-plain-crazy to train his clients -- all with the help of his team: Dan Mozes, his right-hand man, whose NFL career was cut short by a knee injury after being on of the top centers in the country; Dusty Rutledge, the 350-pound receptionist, who has such a huge personality that many famous clients end up staying for hours playing checkers and bickering over stats with him; and Eric 'Tank Dog' Potis, the gyms's prankster, who started as an intern four years earlier and quickly rose through the ranks to be one of Barwis' top trainers. Each 60-minute episode of this series focuses on a different star athlete.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Funny or Die