David Knowles

Background

I was born June 7, 1980 near Atlanta, Georgia, and raised right outside of Atlanta. Currently, I am in my senior year as a premed student at the University of Georgia. I will graduate in December, 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Exercise Science. My ultimate goal is to start medical school in 2003, and eventually become a pediatric orthopedic surgeon.

Initially, I competed in powerlifting during highschool and college. I had always wanted to be a bodybuilder, but never wanted to risk losing any muscle that I had worked so hard to gain. After doing some extensive reading and talking with other bodybuilders, I decided to prepare for my first bodybuilding show. The process of training like a bodybuilder was slow, but I adapted, and training at high intensity eventually became second nature.

I started training with a friend of mine, Johnny McGinnis after spring semester in May, 2001. Finally, after endless sets of forced reps, I was ready to enter my first bodybuilding contest on September 8, 2001. My parents and friends were there to support and aide me in prejudging and the night show. It was an SNBF show, and I'm proud to say that I won my novice class, the novice overall, and my open class. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the unbelievable help and support from my family and friends.

Articles

  • Scientific Proof That CLA Has Fat-Burning Properties

    Conjugated linoleic acid is an omega-6 polyunsaturated essential fatty acid (EFA) which is formed from linoleic acid in bacterium via a specific isomerase (a type of enzyme).

  • Huge Gains In A Short Time!

    Stuck on a plateau? Learn how to get off of it and get gaining!

  • Build Monster Quads!

    Having to actually think about a quad workout always sends chills up my spine. I guess this is why many people steer clear of this aspect of training and, instead, focus on bench press and biceps curls.

  • Killer Strength Program!

    OK, before I start, this is a powerlifting program, not a bodybuilding program. Of all the programs I've tried, this has boosted my strength the most. Here is my full 14-week cycle!