Tell us about yourself.
Growing up as an only child, raised by a mother and being insecure about being skinny, drove me to want different in my life. I would not take any of it back though, I had to go through the struggle and resistance to get to the success and self growth.It helped shape me into what I am today and gave me the tangibles in helping impact other people lives daily.
My drive, focus and determination from as young as I could remember set me up for success but also taught me that literally anything is possible if you believe and make the positive choices.
I loved sports growing up, playing Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Basketball and Track. Outside of athletics, the single 2 most important things in my life are my Faith in Jesus Christ which is my foundation and my Amazing Wife that deals with my deep obsession with transforming people and video games!
A hidden hobby I have is I am a huge video gamer. Still at my age I play as often as my schedule will allow. There is something about wanting to save the world (even in video games), seeing the good guy/girl prevailing that keeps me coming back.Zelda and Final Fantasy happen to be a few of my favorites, yes, I am a video game nerd that happens to lift weights and drink lots of Quattro Protein. I can talk fitness and video games all day long!
Tell us your fitness story.
I grew up athletic but very skinny. I remember watching guys like Van Damme in some of my favorite movies Bloodsport/ Kickboxer and thinking one day I am going to get a body like that!! I started my journey soon after getting to college in 1997 at the humbling weight of 138 lbs.I was clueless about nutrition and weightlifting but over the course of the next 5 years I spent 1000’s of hours learning the inside and out of my body and this lifestyle. In 2000 I started helping my friends transform their bodies and soon found out that my passion was to help transform the world, one person at a time. In 2002 I started fitness modeling. Over the course of the next 15 years I landed 15 National/Global Covers, 100+ Pages in National/Global Fitness Magazines, 3 Reality Tv Shows, over 100 Tv Appearances and became the 1st Wbff Muscle Model World Champion in 2011. If a skinny kid from Kansas can do this, anything is possible. Markus Kaulius can relate to this story as his is very similar.
What are your favourite exercises and areas to work out?
Calves are by far my favorite muscle group to train. I grew up with very skinny legs, so skinny that an adult that was close to my family used to call me “chicken legs”. It drove me nuts but also fueled me early on to make the changes needed so that would not happen again. I love seated calf dropsets, starting at 300+ lbs and absolutely destroying them. Arm day and chest day are also up there. Guillotine Chest Press, Preacher Curl and Skull Crushers being some of my favorites!! Temp Training, Tabata, Drop sets, Negatives. I love it all.
Why do you choose Magnum?
Simply put- there is no better supplements on the planet. I am a Magnum Athlete/Trainer but even more important a Magnum Partner. They are family to me and Hitch Fit. I go to bed every night knowing my clients around the world are getting the best quality. Magnum and Hitch Fit are the perfect match!!
Favourite Magnum supplements and why?
QUATTRO – PRIMER – DNA – Hi5 – VOLUME – BIG C – PRE-FO
I am sorry I could not just choose a few, they are all awesome. I take them daily which leads to insane workouts, recovery and my body feeling great. The New PreFO is INSANE too!!
What are your goals for the future?
I have so many goals both personally and for Hitch Fit. Personally, this year my wife and I are planning on getting in the best shape of our lives, hoping to land some publications and some new updated pics/video with Magnum!
For Hitch Fit we are planning on expanding not only in the Kansas City area but also online. Our long- term goal would be to help clients lose over 1 million lbs+. My wife and I are working on a few books, one of them being my life story, I hope to use that to impact many people.
Giving back in Haiti is a big part of our lives.Right now, we support a school of 100+ children, we want to expand on this and would love to one day help build another school for them or orphanage.
To sum things up I wake up each day getting to follow my passion which is helping as many people as possible transform their lives and walk by faith through Jesus Christ, that in itself is a blessing!! I set goals but sometimes he has different plans, so I let him run the ship and do my best to keep up!! Love, Pray, Laugh and Lift.That’s what got me here and I am sticking with it!!
What advice can you give to anyone that wants to take control of their health?
My advice is to be ready for change, hard work and proper nutrition.It can be scary and create fear, but I am telling you to crush those fears, crush those negative thoughts and take control.It will be the best choice of your life if you do. You are worth it and deserve to be healthy and happy.Now go make it happen and make a positive impact on this world and those around you.
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