Now, when people hear that I attended college on an athletic scholarship, they assume it was for football. They’re shocked to find out I was a nimble footed soccer player instead. But the discipline and stamina I developed through soccer has served me well in my body building endeavors, and... I like to think that I can still play a heck of a soccer game!My original major in college was Computer Information Systems. When I wasn’t studying or at soccer practice I was spending more and more time in the gym. The more I worked out, the more I liked it. I also was beginning to realize that I was much more interested in the human body and how it works than I was in how to program a computer. After some serious soul searching I changed my major to Kinesiology. And I loved it! I soaked up all the information I could as fast as I could. I learned the human body and what makes it tick, inside and out. I learned how to optimally break down muscle with workouts and then repair it with proper nutrition and rest. I didn’t just learn the information, I applied it to my workouts and results came quickly.
After graduation, I entered my first body building contest, Mr. Nebraska. I didn’t do that great, but was told I had good size and shape, I just needed to improve my conditioning. I knew how to build muscle and recover properly, but I still had a lot to learn about diet and nutrition for competitive bodybuilding.