Many people know me as a weightlifting and CrossFit coach. However, what they don’t know is that I’ve been an expert in adolescent strength & conditioning well before I ever found success in both sports. Today, I’m pleased to announce the pre-sale of my book “Building the Beast: A Comprehensive Guide to Adolescent Strength.”

When Breaking Muscle approached me about writing this book, and sharing my expertise with the world, I was a little shocked. What could the world have to learn from me in regards to this topic? I had lectured on it at the NSCA National level on several occasions, but never really considered myself to have something to truly offer in print. It took me two years to write, and re-write, this book. I did not want to sound preachy or like I knew more than someone else. Funny, I know. Then one day on a flight to one of Crystal’s national meets, I just said screw it! I am the best in my field. The publisher who gave me this book deal obviously believed in me. This is the way I do things. If you don’t like it, then don’t buy it. The creative juices started flowing, and my book was completed. I am so stoked that this day has come. I can’t believe I accomplished this.

So many people helped me make this happen. From my CrossFit family and all the athletes I coach, and especially my partner, Greg Smiley. His focus on my maturation process has really helped me over the past few years. To my always supportive parents, thank you. Big shout out to my brother who always keeps me fired up to constantly strive for the success I work so tirelessly for. Most importantly, to my beautiful wife. She allows me to be the coach I am. She is patient, and she is overwhelmingly supportive of me. She shares me with so many people, and I know at times this can be hard for her. There are days where I come home broken and exhausted from dealing with an athlete or just daily life struggles; she is always there for me. I think it is hard for people to truly understand how much my wife has to endure sometimes. She is truly a remarkable soul. If I could dedicate this book to anyone, it would definitely be her and my children. Now, regardless of whether my kids want to listen to me some day or not, my teaching can be applied to them and adolescents all over the world. WOW!

To those that want it or know someone that might, please purchase my book. If you do so between now and the end of the year with this discount code: cybermon2015 at checkout, you will get a 15% discount. Thank you all!


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