Health and Fitness became a passion of mine at a very young age. I remember very vividly traveling to the local sundry store with my grandmother, and sitting on the floor in the magazine section, reading the “Anatomy and Physiology” section in Muscle and Fitness. I don’t think too many other 12 year olds were interested in this kind of thing, but I thought it was really cool. My grandmother was a very well known cook in our local restaurant, where much of the town ate, so she would always run into people and chat with them, which allowed me ample time to memorize all the muscle names, exercise routines, etc.
When I was 13 years old I entered my first bodybuilding competition. Back in those days there was a 13-17 year old teenage class. Of course I got last, as all the 17 year olds crushed me, but I was hooked. Through the years, I did spend a lot of time in a variety of organized sports including football, wrestling and track. The bodybuilding efforts I was putting in did carry over to the other sports as I wasn’t the biggest and strongest guy without weight training. The increased strength, flexibility and endurance I had paid dividends. This was one facet I really enjoyed about bodybuilding, the amount of work I put into it, was what I got out of it, hard work equals success.
I continued to compete over the years, and have won something like 18 contests along the way including many state, and regional titles, and even a national title. I also have worked with a number of athletes from differing backgrounds and continue to do so. I still train extremely hard, and try to practice what I preach.
I have been fortunate through the years to work with some very smart people like Dr Serrano, and others. I have always made it a goal to seek out the smartest people, and try to learn the most I can from them.
Nutrition is a passion of mine that I love to share with others. There are many things about my program that do not necessarily agree with mainstream theory, but you will see that the philosophies I have are rooted in fact, and not fiction. You will learn that saturated fats aren’t all that bad for you, neither is dietary cholesterol, and many other nutritional truths along the way that you can apply to how you eat for better results.
- Capital University BA in Health and Fitness Management.
- CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
- CISSN (Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition)