I grew up without a dad and my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer when I was 10 years old. I went to food for comfort and ate as much as possible. With prayer, my mom survived and the cancer left, but my fast food intake continued.
I was constantly bullied, had low self-esteem, and was depressed, so I continued to eat comfort food. In eighth grade, I was introduced to cross country and started running my way out of depression. I ran cross country for a year, lost 20 pounds, and became skinny. My focus switched to mixed martial arts for two years and I maintained weight at 170 pounds.
In March 2012, I went on YouTube and came across Greg Plitt videos. I admired his mindset and physique and changed my goals to become a fitness model. From March 2012 to now, I learned how to lift and diet through self-teaching. The only way I get anywhere is with hard work and dedication.
I found that muscle confusion is the best method (change workouts or rep ranges every week). It always shocks my muscles for maximum hypertrophy.
Supplements should be used with a good diet and exercise program for maximum results.
After transforming my body physically, I started transforming mentally. I gained confidence and took pride in myself for the first time. This type of mental and physical transformation can only happen through fitness. Self-worth is a most underestimated feeling. It's the greatest high of all. It made my passion for fitness skyrocket from a hobby to a lifestyle.
During my body transformation, I wanted to know exactly how everything works (anatomy, exercise, diet and supplementation). I spent hours researching why and how everything fit together. During my search for understanding, people started asking me how they could do it too, so I applied my knowledge and allowed my ideas to work on others.
When I feel low and down, I watch videos of Greg Plitt and Kai Greene. I watch closely and listen to their philosophical thoughts. When we are physically exhausted, the only thing left to get us through is motivation that comes from the mind. Greg and Kai use this idea to empower the mind as the ultimate muscle-building tool. From my experience, they're exactly right.
I want to take my fitness lifestyle and turn it into a career. Helping others reach their goals helps me reach mine. I want to be a fitness model, a personal trainer, and own a nutrition store. Eventually, I would like to create a program designed to help others with motivation and provide tips for successful body and mind transformations. I started a brand/program called TEAM 6PACK for those who want to live a happy and confident life through fitness.
Always stay strong and never give up despite all oppositions. Whether you think you can or can't, you're right.
Greg Plitt and Kai Greene are my favorite competitors because they use more detail than meets the eye. To really be successful, it's all a mental game. The mind is the most important, as Arnold says.
My research at Bodybuilding.com led to new developments in every area of my life. I constantly go to the site for answers to all my questions.
Thanks: My current and future success is due to a few people; God, my mom, Alan, Zack, Alex, and all my supporters who believe in me on my path to success. Follow my new program TEAM 6PACK on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as we rise to the top.