What is your lifting resume?
Played sports all year around throughout highschool (three sport athlete). I started lifting for sports at 16 at the school gym. Went from being a pudgy highschool kid to a solid one. I was more interested in getting stronger than looking good. When I got into college I stopped playing sports due to just being over them, but always enjoyed the training aspect. I lifted throughout college but still lived the college life with parties and late nights, but even with that I was still getting bigger and stronger.
After college, I became an assistant strength and conditioning coach (2 yr. position) at a small division 3 school in California. I coached over 20 sports in their strength and conditioning programs. As well as assisted in seminars for weightlifting, and training. I've trained with different training styles such as powerlifters, bodybuilders, and athletic performance.
When I was done with my position I became a Personal Trainer and a Track & Field Coach focusing mainly on sprinters and jumpers. I held and still hold the certifications of NSCA-CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) and USAW-Sports Performance Coach.
Presently, I am training for my first bodybuilding competition. DO WORK!
In what areas do you feel that you are strongest, in terms of experience to add to the conversation?
athletic performance, olympic lifting, powerlifting, and using the gym to build character, sports nutrition
In what areas do you generally not speak on?
bodybuilding nutrition, contest prep..i generally stay pretty quiet about things.
How did you come to your particular methodology, or is it still being defined?
My methodolgy is an ongoing journey. I'm still a student of the iron game.
What do you see as the biggest problem with barbell sports today?
Misinformation by others who aren't experienced
What are some of the biggest mistakes you're made along the way?
not being consistent, and trying to be like other people. When it all comes down to it, you only have yourself to rely on.
When it comes to advice, how do you pick and choose who you listen too?
if i know that the advice is coming from a reliable source. I also listen to whoever has something to say because I believe you can always learning something for everyone.