I was a typical active kid in high school playing representative basketball. When I stopped playing my activity level dropped dramatically however I did not change my eating habits. By the time I was 24 I had ballooned out to 95kg(210lbs). At 5’8″ and with minimal muscle mass, it wasn’t pretty. For the previous few years I had done the typical New Year’s resolution thing and given up by the end of January.
This time I didn’t make a resolution but I made a goal. The difference was that it had a deadline and was measurable. I broke that up into smaller goals and devised a plan to achieve it. In 6 months, I had dropped to 70kg(154lbs) however during this time I also lost a lot of muscle mass.
Over the following years, I have experimented with various nutritional philosophies and types of exercise. Over this time, I have put on considerable muscle mass and have become stronger and fitter than ever before. I am all about challenging myself and making continuous improvement.
In 2012, I decided to leave my job as an accountant to follow my passion of working in the nutrition and fitness industry. I am a certified level 1 nutritional consultant with Precision Nutrition (http://www.precisionnutrition.com/directory#australia), level 2 accredited kettlebell instructor with Australian Kettlebell Club, level 1 accredited Australian Strength & Conditioning instructor and have completed my Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness. Of course, these are all just pieces of paper and the majority of my knowledge has comes from my own self experimentation and external research from people like Alan Aragon, Lyle McDonald & Bret Contreras. (It’s ok, if you don’t know these people) I am constantly keeping up with the latest research in the nutrition and fitness industry as it is ever evolving.Now, my training varies quite a bit. I compete in powerlifting, strongman, train in mma for fun (love jui-jitsu!) quite often hang off bars and play around. As well as this, I love to get out and about and explore. Climbing mountains is a favourite pastime of mine.
That’s me on the right 🙂