It’s been 8 years since I wrote my first entry, about lifting with purpose. The article was self inspecting the reasons why I lifted weights, and asking the reader to do the same.
8 years later, a lot has changed in my life but my foundation has not changed. I still ask my athletes why they want to lift weights. I need a better reason than to be strong, or to be good. The better your why, the better your purpose is, the more likely your desire to reach it will be.
Lifting weights and sports have been a huge part of my life, my entire life. I don’t know how long I would keep my sanity if I couldn’t lift. It’s my therapy, it’s my daily rush, my measuring stick, it’s a big part of who I am.
I like to see how far I can push myself and I want to doing this for as long as I can. I want to inspire and teach others to test themselves and to take the lessons learned from the iron and apply them into everyday life.
In addition I’m Level 2 Certified from “CPPS” which is a sports performance certification at face but it’s so much more than it sounds. The developers of this certification have and continue to teach me a lot about how the body works and how to keep it moving.
I’m also Level 2 Certified in “Training For Warriors” which is a combat sports strength and condition system. It is what it sounds like, a philosophy and approach meant to train athletes that perform contact sports but can be modified and applied into training for anyone that wants to be fit for sports or an active life.
Every year I invite 3-4 young minds to train with me and learn as much as they can. Depending on the goals we set, we work on movement patterns, strength, speed, power, correcting imbalances, preventing injuries and nutrition. Most people don’t have the discipline to be consistent with me and find their way out of this process. But if you stick around long enough and you work hard you become part of the KRU. Below are some of the people who have done just that, please have a look.
Also, having fun is MANDATORY. For example, you may look at my pic and wonder, “why is he holding two pineapples? Why isn’t he happy with one?” And I can only say, one pineapple, is NEVER enough.
Few things sting as much as getting hurt and not being able to train while injured. Injuries are a fact of life and they can unfortunately derail you from your goals.
Accidents can happen at home, school, and of course the playing field at any time, so if you’re healthy take advantage and train hard.
One of the questions I get all the time are requests for meal plans. Whether you are trying to gain or lose weight, or just want to see results in the weight room, what you eat will have a big impact on your results and whether you reach your goals.
Playing for consideration of a playoff berth, being Senior Night, and with an undefeated at home streak, the Gonzales High School Varsity football team had a lot on the line versus the visiting North Monterey County Condors on Friday 11-8-2019.