Brothers and Sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.- Phillipians 3:13-14 If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same - Rudyard Kipling
God created the human body with a tremendous ability to adapt. As a high-school athlete desiring to get faster, quicker and more explosive, a passion sparked in me to learn and educate myself on the ability of the human body to respond to stress, especially within the context of human performance. As I progressed into college academia and athletics, my physical skills became secondary to my desire to understand how the human organism through training stresses altered itself to better respond to the affecting stressor. While at UAB, one of my Professors, Dr. Gary Hunter (UAB –Distinguished Professor in Exercise Science), encouraged further reading in weightlifting mechanics, power output, sports physiology and testing. After graduating in 2006, I began to take my education in Exercise Science and apply my understanding on how the Human Body adapts to training.