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“Since most of us now have been freed from the necessity of personally obtaining our subsistence, physical activity is regarded as optional. Indeed it is, from the standpoint of immediate necessity, but the reality of millions of years of adaptation to a ruggedly physical existence will not just go away because desks were invented….exercise is the stimulus that returns our bodies to the conditions for which they were designed.
Humans are not physically normal in the absence of hard physical effort.”
Starting Strength , Mark Rippetoe
I have spent a chunk of my adult life training and working as a chef; but I was unhappy and unhealthy: surrounded by food, I was undernourished. I began lifting with the goal of putting on mass. In the process, I fell in love with the sport of powerlifting and with bodybuilding, not only because of improved body composition but as tools to sharpen body and mind. My focus and concentration improved through daily practice. The process of strength training has given me confidence and an improved self-image. It isn’t about comparing yourself to other people; instead it’s about competing with your own self. Following this outlook transfers into other areas of a person’s life. Going forward, I have found helping women and men reach their goals to be very rewarding,
more so than anything I could have imagined.
NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT),
Bodybuilding, Powerlifting: prioritizing multi-joint barbell movements (bench press,
deadlift, overhead press, squats)
Conditioning (high intensity training) and Fat Loss