During an intro people usually start from the beginning. My beginning was always football, but I always found myself more interested in the strength and conditioning aspects of sport. My determination, athleticism, and willingness to invest in training were all key aspects to my success. My biggest accomplishments include making an impact as a 5 year starter at the University of Alberta Golden Bears and being a top performer at the National Invitational Combine.
When I graduated from the University of Alberta Golden Bears I felt the need for something to keep me competitive and I stumbled upon powerlifting. As a sport that combines lifting maximal weights in a competition setting I found my calling. I quickly became a student of the sport, earning 4 National Championships in two different weight classes. With my success I was also invited to be a part of the Power Rack Strength team which is home to some of the best powerlifters in the world. With this platform I am able to stay active in the community writing blogs and articles, as well as having access to some of the greatest minds in strength and conditioning.
My philosophy is pretty simple. Approach your fitness goals with the same care you would as a professional athlete. Your body is the single most beneficial thing you can invest in and treating it with care is not unlike professionals who get paid to use their body for athletic purposes. Outside of proper nutrition and adequate sleep the single most effective way to see progress is through proper programming. This includes a thoughtful and specific warm-up, training your weaknesses, and program a thoughtful training schedule with the intention of long term success.