First Post

Here is the first post of my new blog.  This will be a place for me to talk about the transition to graduate school and my experiences there, about strength and conditioning, sports science, powerlifting and just about anything related.  I also want to keep my writing ability up.  I am going to need to be able to write like a madman once I start in the fall, so I want to get those words going as much as possible.

To explain a bit about myself, I am recently graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.  I’ve been working as a Student Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the athletic department there for almost 2 school years now, and I’ve been a personal trainer for close to 5.  I will be headed deeper into the world of sports performance.  I don’t know where I’ll end up, but time will tell.

A little about my sports background… I played volleyball my first year in high school.  I suppose at the time, I had a great physique for it… I was tall and skinny.  Turned out it wasn’t for me, and I found wrestling.  This was a sport I was very drawn to, especially because I liked the individual competition of it.  I discovered a love of weight training while lifting with my coach, and my interest in sports performance grew from there.  I struggled for awhile after wrestling, and eventually found powerlifting.  I felt weak when I started, so what better way to get strong than compete in being strong?  My career in powerlifting will probably come to an end sometime in the next few years, given the constraints of life and injuries. I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly.

Anyway, on with it…