September 2005

It's no secret that I've had to endure countless injuries and set backs over my lifting career. But it's these set backs and my desire to overcome them that has made me a better lifter. I've had to look at many different avenues and have tested all of them. Some helped while others were thrown to the curb. Below are some of the issues I have had to deal with over the past 10 years. I know each of these all too well. For many years I just figured it was part of the process of getting strong. This way of...

I have a story to tell. I was a fat little kid. Two fat parents will tend to do that to you. In high school, I had mandatory athletics. Between swimming and martial arts, I dropped a ton of fat very fast. That was pretty cool. I got more into it and that is when my passion for this shit really developed. Then I started cycling, did a few triathlons. Found competition to be a lot of fun, a good way to keep myself focused. My senior year I got into gymnastics by way of cheer leading. I was never more than mediocre at...

Have you ever looked up into the sky and watched a bird soar gracefully through the air and thought what it would be like to fly? Other than sprouting wings, the next closest thing would be the ability to get good air-time in a vertical jump. For many years this feat was only reserved for elite athletes who awed their audiences with hang times that left their opponents with stiff necks from watching. This ability is respected and admired by many, and is a great way to show off one's physical prowess. Being strong is one thing, but being able to display...

Note: You can find Part 1 and Part 3 to this article series here: Part 1 | Part 3 In the first part of this series I discussed 8 top ways to pack on mass when going up a weight class. In the second part of this three part series I will continue with the next 8 tips to take you to success. Most people think that it is easy to pack on weight and they are right, if putting on fat weight is your goal. The purpose of this series is to make sure that the weight that you do put on...