In my past life I was a U.S. Marine and amateur bodybuilder. After serving a tour in Iraq, I started working with amputees and veterans as a fitness trainer. Soon after I began training under the first Mr. Olympia, Larry Scott, envying his mountainous biceps and rock hard abs (even at age 80!), and exploring the world of bodybuilding.
After a few amateur bodybuilding competitions and self-experimentation, I mentored as an ambassador under the 2nd place bodybuilder in the World (placing in the Arnold Classic), Ben Pakulski.