• Nate Johnson

"The Birds and the Bees" The Steel Strength Training Story: Part 1

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It all started several decades ago: My parents met, fell in love, and got married.


And when two people love each other very...nevermind. Let's skip ahead!


I was always a high-energy, and somewhat athletic kid. I played lots of recreational sports growing up, but when it came time to try out for my Middle School Basketball team....I didn't make it.


I tried out for the team the next 2 years too. Still didn't make it.


This was a devastating experience for a 14 year old boy!


It made me realize I was only ever going to be decent at sports; not great. So I turned to running. I even ran track on semester in High School. But the result was the same.


I was a decent runner, but nothing impressive. Besides, I really didn't enjoy running much by the time the season was over.


The summer after track season, I started lifting weights. I was sick and tired of being 6'1" and 138 pounds.



I wanted to get bigger, stronger, and leaner.


I started obsessively studying training and nutrition. I wanted to learn anything that was going to help me crush my fitness goals!


This obsession continued well into college until I started personal training at Gold's Gym.


To Be Continued...




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