How did your fitness
I was really skinny and athletic growing up and was normally the smallest in every sport I played. I discovered ice hockey at age 7 when my dad signed me up and I loved it. I was the smallest kid on the ice and was an easy target for opponents.
I asked for a weight set for Christmas as a high school freshman and my parents came through. That's when I started working out daily to get bigger for hockey. I started seeing results fast, which kept me motivated to keep working out.
In high school, I had lots of upperclassmen friends who were into working out, so I wanted to be like them. Seeing older kids work out gave me motivation to be the best I could be.
How did your passion for fitness emerge?
My passion for fitness emerged during my freshman year of high school when I started working out in my garage with a weight set I got for Christmas. Seeing results drives me to get better. I love the bodybuilding lifestyle and the feeling of making progress.
What or who
The upperclassmen in high school motivated me most. Watching them in the weightroom at school drove me to start working out.
Where did you go for inspiration?
Seeing the great physiques and articles on Bodybuilding.com gave me huge inspiration and motivation.
What are your future fitness plans?
My future plans are to obtain my IFBB pro card, compete in the Olympia, and live a healthy lifestyle.
What is the most important fitness tip?
Stay consistent in the gym, listen to your body, and hit the weights relentlessly every day.
Who is your favorite competitor?
I look up to Jeff Seid because I see myself in him. We have similar personalities and training styles.
How did Bodybuilding.com help you reach your goals?
The tips within the articles help the most. If I'm ever stuck on something gym-related, Bodybuilding.com always has the answer.
- 2013 Excalibur - Men's Physique Division Class D