I have been around this sport since 1978. I started by meeting some guy named Arnold at a seminar he was giving in Columbus Ohio. He seemed to know at the time I was a troubled youth so he produced two tickets for my mother and I to see the Mr. Olympia and go to the after party. That night I became hooked and have been a bodybuilder ever since.
I began competing in 1983 as a teenager, and have not stopped except for a few years during the first Gulf war, and right after the birth of my daughters. I have served in the USMC as a grunt, and the Army as a commissioned officer and helicopter pilot. I am currently employed as a police officer in Mashpee, MA. Now what does this have to do with me knowing what I am talking about? Nothing! But, it should illustrate that I am not in this for the money!
Over the last 25 years I have managed to earn a collage degree in Aviation science with a biology minor, train under the best coaches in the world and attend any worth while seminar or expo looking for better information. My resources are not out of main stream magazines, and I never pick up a copy of Flex unless its to look at the photos. I have no personal training certification of any kind, but I was part of the board that collaborated on the first testing procedure in Venice, CA at World Gym. The course was designed to bring new trainers up to speed, and evolved into the best we now call "certification". I am not a personal trainer therefore, but I consider myself a coach.
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