I have been involved in athletics for as long as I can remember. From an early age I was playing just about any sport I could get my hands on, from baseball to soccer to basketball and even a little gymnastics. At 12 years old I had my first interaction with a barbell and I was instantly hooked. I was fascinated at the idea of getting stronger every time I came back to a lift and became obsessed with this idea of strength progression. In High School I stuck to baseball and football as my main sports but this is where I truly developed my lifelong passion for lifting weights. Up until this point, I would do some workouts here and there but I had absolutely no knowledge of training programs or how to structure training in an effective way. A coach handed me a copy of Bigger, Faster, Stronger and it opened up a whole new world to me. I couldn’t wait to try out and develop different training programs based on the newest methodology I found. I continued to adapt these ideologies specifically to my sport career in college where I played football and rugby.