When I was 18, in tennis class - gym day, a heartless bitch laughed at me while I benched my piddly weights right next to our high school’s star football player; Mike Edwards. He said “Don’t pay attention to her man.” Nice guy. Being in an awkward stage of life combined with being the sensitive little dude that I was in High school, I took her cruelty personally as well as deeply.
I happen to meet a guy in my vocational school who was very much into bodybuilding; Adam Hammett; at the time a 16 year old who was an aspiring bodybuilder. Adam taught me everything I needed to get started. I started reading magazines, books, information online, and whatever i could get my hands on; then i practiced what i learned as close to perfection as possible; and i love(d) it. Lifting weights has been a wonderful part of my life since then.