The year is 2008. I had been hitting the gym for over a decade. For the first six years I thought I was training the right way and eating the right foods. Using machines and running on treadmills. Sure, I was lean and looked fit but I was not happy with my physique. I resembled a long distance runner but i wanted to look like a sprinter. I was certainly not as strong as I should be for a guy of 6 ft 2 and training 3-4 times a week for 90 minutes at a time. I was not making any gains and didn’t have much muscle mass. I certainly didn’t look ripped. I was swimming against the tide. This had to change.
I decided to educate myself starting with a return back to college to study sports science. I was very fortunate to meet and surround myself with some really smart people. I started to learn. I realised what I had been doing the previous six years was counter productive. More importantly I started to train more efficiently and started to eat like a proper athlete.
Within a few weeks I started to see some amazing results. Muscle started to appear in places that never had before. Bodyfat was stripping off me really fast. My body shape really started to change and I started to look like a sprinter rather than a distance runner. My mobility and stability improved and my body started to look more balanced. I was hitting the ball further and much more consistently.