29, Owner & Lead Trainer at Diamond Fitness
I train 5 days a week. My workout generally is a strength session, my favorite being the deadlift.
MY FAVE EQUIPMENT
I like the barbell because of its versatility. It’s relatively inexpensive for what you get out of it compared to other pricier pieces of equipment.
MY GOAL THIS YEAR
Deadlift 500 lbs
ALWAYS IN MY GYM BAG
Knee Sleeves (for squatting)
MY FITNESS IDOL
My Dad. He was always trying to get me to workout growing up and I see why now.
He still works out every day at 61 years old and proves that no matter your circumstances or schedule, you can still give full effort.
MY GO-TO SNACKS
Peanut butter crackers & cheese
DREAM WORKOUT PARTNER
Brian Shaw. He is a 4x World’s Strongest Man winner and is still competing.
THE ONE FOOD I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
Steak! Ribeye is the best. Its flavor and tenderness fills you up without a ton of
Very balanced. I try and stay around 3200 calories per day with almost equal parts carbs and protein (slight edge to carbs) and lower amounts of fat. I eat as clean as I can, but I don’t let it control my life or get in the way of fun.
SETBACKS THAT MADE ME STRONGER
I’ve torn my hamstring and hip flexor, fractured my hip, herniated my L5-S1 vertebrae, suffer chronic left knee pain, and broken two fingers and a wrist. Still, the worst thing was overcoming my intestinal issues in high school. I experienced incredible abdominal pain from multiple ulcers in my intestines and lost almost 40 pounds in three weeks. It put me in the hospital long enough that my future as a college football player was starting to be in jeopardy. I had to avoid certain foods for years and take all kinds of medicine, but slowly the weight start to come back and with that my energy levels. This taught me the importance digging deep for something you want no matter the resistance you’re facing or the setbacks you have to overcome to achieve your goals.
Seeing what happens when you stop working out. You lose muscle and ability quickly.
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