I got into weight training around 14 years old when I started playing high school football and wrestling. Weight training was mandatory at that time, and as the months went on, I started to notice people were taken back by my physique. Meanwhile, I did not notice a thing. At 15, I joined a gym down the block from where I lived in Brooklyn, NY called Detail Fitness. This was a basement gym filled with powerlifters and competitive bodybuilders. Other than a magazine, I had never seen a bodybuilder in person, and right away I knew I wanted to have the same look. What kept me motivated was knowing that I could close my eyes and picture exactly how I wanted my body to look and with the use of proper diet and training, I could turn that image in my mind, into a reality. I was the architect, engineer, and laborer, building what I saw in my mind.
I believe that once you have achieved a certain amount of success, you should always pay it back and contribute. Today, there is a lot of myths with it comes to fitness and a lot of incorrect information. With that said, I enjoy telling people what is right and what is wrong and guiding them the way I wish I had someone guiding me when I was starting.