I never respond to internet negativity, but a few comments were brought to my attention lately that were written by people that I've never met. Since we've never met, I feel an "introduction" would be appropriate.
I fell in love with barbell training at 13 years old. I went from an obese 13 year old to a high school senior that squatted 605 and deadlifted 700lbs. These years tempered me and laid the foundation for my entire life. For that, I am grateful.
Those years are why I saved every penny I had while working three jobs to open a gym at 23. Those years are why I spent three years making the Stone of Steel. Those years are why my wife and I spent 95% of our savings on our wedding day to begin tooling and production for the SOS. Those years are why I train everyday despite 16 hour work days 6x per week. Those years are why my wife and I will drive 4,800 miles next month, take time away from our other jobs and pay all of our own expenses in hopes of breaking even after we sponsor @strongmancorporation Nationals.
Those years are why every decision in my life is and always will be made in the name of strength. Those years are why I'm determined to leave what I love better than I found it.
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