Training, nutrition, and life in general

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I’m going to use this blog to keep track of my training, nutrition, and supplementation as well as to post interesting articles on topics related performance in and out of the gym.

As it says in my profile I just graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelors in Health Promotion and Wellness over this past summer. I’m currently studying to take my CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification through the NSCA.

My training background began in high school lifting for the sports I played (football, basketball, track) and it grew into bodybuilding when I went off to college. Eventually this grew into an interest in power lifting and strongman competitions as well. Now I train myself incorporating all 3 disciplines to build an stronger, more athletic, and better balanced body.

My philosophies as far as training are slightly different then what many trainers preach today. I believe for a training or diet program to be truly effective it not only must produce results but it must also change your habits and overall lifestyle to be conducive to the goals you are trying to accomplish. This is the aspect that I feel is lost on a lot of people today. Even if you can follow a diet/training plan for 12 weeks and lose weight, if you just go back to the exact same habits you had prior to the diet your just going to gain it back and eventually you’ll have to start from the beginning. A truly effective training/diet regimen gives the person doing it the tools to maintain what they accomplish and educates them for the future.

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