My training journey started about 15 years ago. At the time I was playing sports competitively and wanted to get better as an athlete.
I’m not one to jump into anything, so I did a bit of research. I settled on basic barbell training program that focused on the big lifts (squat, deadlift, bench, press) and seemed to best fit my goals.
I trained consistently for about 6 months and the results came. I got stronger in the gym and I felt more powerful in sport.
But gradually my body started to break down. It started with a slight pain in my back and made it’s way to my knees. Eventually, it got a point where I could no longer do anything active without significant pain.
Over the next year, I went to countless professionals (physical therapists, chiropractors, doctors, strength coaches), did stints in rehab, and took significant blocks of time off. The pain would subside, but return when I went back to being active.
I entertained surgery because it seemed like my only remaining option, but came with no promise of resolving my issue.
I decided to take things into my own hands and learn everything I could to see if I could find a solution.
I reached out to any expert I could find, read countless books and articles and went to conferences and meetups all over the place.
I slowly began to realize the mistake I had made. I had trained for strength when I was completely inefficient at basic movements.
Looking back, it was obvious.
I recall constantly saying things such as “I’m just not flexible” or “I’ve never been able to do that”. The reality was, I was poor at moving and chose to ignore it. When I started strength training it exposed my movement issue in the form of pain.
The good news is, I was able to adjust. Making slight changes to my training I was able to rebuild the way I move and rid myself of pain.
Why Trust Me?
Good question. I have a few credentials and I’ve trained 100s of people over the years both in person and online. Getting exceptional results along the way.
But more important than that, I genuinely give a shit.
Anytime I sit back and think about everything I’ve learned (and continue to learn), I always find myself saying, “if I could only go back and start over, everything would be different”.
Unfortunately, this isn’t possible, but what I can do is help others avoid making the same mistakes I did.
And that’s exactly what I want to do. I want your path to fitness to be as seamless as possible. I don’t want you to go to through any of the shit I did.
What do I get out of this? The pleasure of knowing I made a difference.