The Final Scoop #20: Brian “IKE” Ikalina -- President/Partner RYSE Supps

The Final Scoop is a no-holds barred, snowflake-free panel discussion podcast born out of a desire to cut through all the fluff, frills, and BS that litters the sports nutrition and fitness industry.


Our panel includes an international assembly of industry insiders united by a common goal -- to deliver honest, straightforward information on all matters concerning training, nutrition, and supplementation sans industry-sponsored endorsements or paid advertisements.

Panel members include:

  • Shane Smith, Stack3d
  • TJ Gonen, Fitness Deal News
  • Robert Samborsky, Apollon Nutrition
  • Lukasz Rytkowski, Prometeus Intelligent Sports Technology
  • Robert Schinetsky, The Supplement Engineer

Video Interview

Show Notes

This week we're joined by the President of RYSE Supps USA -- Brian “IKE” Ikalina!

Topics covered during our discussion include:

  • Ike’s origin story in the supplement industry
  • Difficulty with sponsoring UFC athletes (lack of ROI)
  • Thoughts on lifestyle brands
  • Future of retail (D2C vs Brick & mortar)
  • Selling products at expos
  • Greg Doucette’s departure from RYSE
  • Marketing on Amazon
  • Calling out shitty ("lightly dosed") product
  • and MORE

Audio-Only Version

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Supplement Engineer Blog:

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