I was a high school football player all about SIZE! I was known for my size, and my weight became a joke. We would even refer to ourselves as "Hoggies" on the offensive and defensive line (as a football player).
I also wouldn't say that I was adored or lusted after by the opposite sex, although I met my wife during this time period in high school. I was focused on one thing a college scholarship for football. But I didn't like being fat and I pretended to be okay with my body, but was extremely self-conscious about it.
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I injured my knee in the playoffs my senior year of high school. Because of this, I went to a Division 3 school and attempted a comeback. While training, I injured my knee again.
The fat lady (or The Machine) had sung. When I stopped playing football, I had no reason for the extra weight.
Looking back at my life, I have always strived to improve. That 17 year old football player on the left went 120% everyday with training and on the field. By keeping the #120 mindset, I have progressed daily since then, and here I am, the man on the right. When you think you are at the top of your game, your mind is all that needs to be freed to go even higher. If you think you will never reach greatness, pimp slap yourself and will yourself to strive for bigger and better things. As Michael Jordan said, "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." #TigerFitness #doesyourceoevenlift #dadbod #themachine #machinemode #machine #ruckus
How did your eating habits change?
I used to force-feed to be that big! I changed from eating 5x5's from In N Out Burger daily to eating chicken and rice and other "clean" healthy choices. I dropped the weight fast and got involved in competitive powerlifting.
How did your workout habits change?
I added in more cardio and training with a "powerbuilding" routine which was coincidentally VERY similar to the "Muscle & Strength" program designed by HPN CEO Sean Torbati and me found here.
Any major milestones or accomplishments?
I am now a pro bodybuilder, I own MTS Nutrition and am CMO of TigerFitness.com. But before this I did modeling and appeared in magazines such as Muscle & Fitness and I hoisted some heavy weights in the APF Powerlifting Organization.
3 Biggest Things You Learned During Your Transformation?
- Results take TIMEthis is a marathon and not a sprint.
- Training is 100% and Diet is also 100%. They both rely on each other's help to be optimal!
- Consistency is key. Find a program you love and will stick to!
Always set short and long term goals, meet them and beat them. And if things get stale, CHANGE THEM! And make this a habitsee this video: