Over the last 48 years of my life, I’ve experienced the luxury of living coast to coast from Carlsbad California to Stafford Virginia. My health and fitness journey started out with weight training in the 3rd grade working out in the basement with plastic, concrete filled DP weights. Obviously I had no idea what I was doing nor was I consistent, heck I was only 9. Thinking back to what started my passion for weightlifting and what motivated me, I can remember seeing a picture in a muscle magazine of a bodybuilder named Serge Nubret. Serge had the best aesthetics of any body builder in the 70s. I said to myself, I want to look like that guy. At 16 I had a plan of only consistency and dedication at the Omaha Athletic Club. Because I didn’t have a membership to the club, I would sneak in with Dad’s card, he didn’t use it anyway. Nothing was going to stop me from training.