Coty Reutzel standing on the bodybuilding stage, flexing his ripped and proportionate muscles

Coty Reutzel

Fitness Model, Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer

Coty Reutzel is a fitness model, bodybuilder, and personal trainer from Mankato, Minnesota. Standing at 6’5” tall, and weighing over 260lbs of ripped muscle, Coty has attracted a lot of attention for his big and proportional looks over the years.

However, Coty didn’t have it easy building this kind of physique. At his height, it was extremely hard to pack on any serious amount of muscle.

Beating the odds, Coty was able to build an incredible physique after years of training hard in the gym, and eating healthy foods.

But Coty didn’t stop there. He began competing in bodybuilding shows, taking home 11th place at his debut show, the 2011 NPC National Championships. He’s also become a fitness model, and a physique coach who helps his clients bring home trophies from bodybuilding shows.

Here are some of Coty’s best pictures, an overview of his training style, and his diet;


Coty Reutzel showing his back muscles to the judges on the bodybuilding stage

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Coty Reutzel
WeightHeightYear of BirthNationality
255 - 265lbs (115.7 - 120.2kg)6'5" (195.5cm)1985American
Fitness Model, Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer2010
Weight255 - 265lbs (115.7 - 120.2kg)
Height6'5" (195.5cm)
Year of Birth1985
ProfessionFitness Model, Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer


Coty Reutzel flexing his arms and abs, standing shirtless outdoors


  • 2011 NPC USA Championships, Men’s Physique Class C, 11th


Coty Reutzel standing in green underwear, looking big and ripped


Morning Cardio Routine

Upon waking up, Coty usually does 15-30 minutes of fasted cardio. The length of Coty’s cardio sessions depends on what his goals are. If he wants to lose fat for a contest, Coty will do up to 45 minutes of fasted cardio every morning.

However, if his only goal is to stay in decent shape, of if he’s in the offseason, he’ll do a couple of short cardio sessions each week.

Weight Training

As for Coty’s strength workouts, he usually does them in the late afternoon, or in the evening; following this routine five times per week.

He lifts weights at 8-12 rep range, focusing on intensity, volume, and form.


Coty Reutzel posing for a modeling photo shoot, looking aesthetic and ripped

Favorite Exercises

Some of Coty’s favorite exercises are compound lifts like bench press, squats, military press, and deadlifts. He likes to do these types of exercises because he feels they induce the most muscle hypertrophy.

Furthermore, these lifts also engage more than just one muscle group. This saves Coty time, and also, makes his workouts much more efficient.

Coty Reutzel’s Chest Workout Routine

  • Incline Bench Press, 5 sets of 5 reps/ alternate every other week with Incline Bench Press, 5 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Flat Dumbbell Bench Press, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Flys, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Weighted Dips, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Incline Chest Press Machine, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Cable Flys (Crossovers), 3 sets of 8-12 reps


Coty Reutzel flexing his arms and abs, standing shirtless outdoors


Simple and Effective Dieting

Just like with his training, Coty prefers taking a simplistic route with his nutrition. He eats lean foods like poultry breast, cottage cheese, egg whites, brown rice, oats, coconut oil, and nuts; sometimes, preparing some of these foods in advance to save himself time.

Coty usually has six meals per day, each consisting of a balanced ratio of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. He usually has the majority of his fats in the morning and evening. While throughout the day, he consumes mostly carbs and proteins.


Coty Reutzel showing his tall and aesthetic frame to the judges on the bodybuilding stage

Supplements Coty Reutzel Takes

  • BCAAs
  • Fish Oil Capsules
  • Whey Protein
  • L-Carnitine


Coty Reutzel flexing his abs, chest, and arms for a photo shoot

What we can learn from Coty Reutzel

Despite having a tall frame, Coty was able to sculpt a muscular, and proportionate physique. It wasn’t an easy task, but through determination and sacrifice, he turned his goals into reality.

Coty’s example shows us that your only limit is your mind. If you truly believe you can achieve or do something, then, with enough patience and hard work – you will be able to do it.

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