Rebell of the Month: Roberta Wyatt

Roberta is our Rebell of the month for November! Roberta has been committed to her goals and has been working very hard. Watching Roberta increase her balance, strength, and her range of motion has been very impressive. She has made great progress with her consistency and commitment towards training. I am excited to share with you her story!

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Last year at a book signing at HyVee.

 

Your Background

Before coming to Restored Strength and training with William, my family had belonged to the local YMCA since before it was built. I must admit that I was always intimidated by the atmosphere in the training areas, and I often felt that I wasn’t prepared to train with folks who obviously knew what they were doing. I have never considered myself as someone who would “train”, or would work with a trainer. That changed when I started at Restored Strength.

Thoughts about strength training before & after

I had met William at a Chamber of Commerce “Let’s Connect” event and liked his enthusiasm and energy. I had already heard good things about the training going on there, but was intimidated and worried that I would not fit in…After my initial sessions, I started to feel that this was something I could not only do, but that he was willing to meet me where I was and could tailor a program that would challenge me. It was very uplifting to be training with people who were so positive and supportive! Before starting I thought it was only for “athletes”. Once starting, I found that it was not only something I could do, but that it brought so many positive things to my life, going beyond just the physical gains I experienced.

Challenging barriers you overcame

When I owned The Daily Grind I was constantly on my feet, and I felt I had great endurance and stamina. I would joke that while I wasn’t at my ideal weight, everything worked and I took my body and health for granted. That changed when I was diagnosed with several femur fractures about 5 years ago. I was treated, which included rehab, but I never really recovered. Fast forward to working with William and the knee issues that had never really gone away resurfaced. When I needed to meet with my doctor regarding this, he was impressed that I had great flexibility and strength, (due to my training at Restored Strength), and while I will be, (eventually!), having a knee replacement, I know that my training has helped me immensely. I NEVER feel any pain or discomfort while working out, as everything William has me do is tailored exactly to me and my needs.

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Roberta working on swings 

Greatest achievement

I am extremely proud of my continuing commitment to changing my lifestyle. I would love to stay in bed, but I get myself up and out to my sessions, often driving in from Sioux Falls to be training at 8am. The accountability of having someone in your corner helps, but it has shown me that I can succeed at this program, and that I can stay with my training schedule. Seeing my stamina and body change for the better is wonderful, but it is staying with the commitment to continuing a healthy journey that I am most proud about.

Changes your family/friends noticed

My husband has noticed my increase in energy and muscle tone. I think he is proud that I am taking this time for myself, which is something I would not have done in the past. My friend, Rebekah, has told me that she sees changes in my posture, the way I walk and my tush, too! 😉 I have noticed changes in my overall stamina, my ability to stay on task for longer periods of time, and even my breathing has changed for the better. I would have been out of breath easily in the past, but not now. My balance has greatly improved and I feel more confident that as I grow older I can continue to age more gracefully with this training program.

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Roberta working on step ups.

What do you tell people about our training

I have referred friends to Restored Strength! I tell them that William meets you where you are, and that you are treated respectfully. He believes everyone has an inner athlete “Rebell” and his goal is to improve your life, based on your desires and expectations. I would tell them that the entire process will leave them feeling more empowered and strong. The atmosphere is fun and those I am privileged to workout with help me to be a better me. It is money and time well spent and I wish I would have started sooner!

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1980, US Navy, Monterey, California. I’m in the middle, bottom row.

What do you enjoy about training here

Of course, I like it when a session is done and I feel a sweaty sense of accomplishment! Seriously, after a session on an early Monday morning is completed, I feel everything else just fall into place for my week. I appreciate the positive vibes that William brings to the space and I am amazed at what I can do, given his encouragement and guidance. The atmosphere is always upbeat and supportive, not at all intimidating.

3 benefits you’ve noticed

Since training at Restored Strength, I feel like I belong in this atmosphere. Being surrounded by others who are welcoming and encouraging has helped me feel like this is a “new normal” for me, and has left me feeling more confident. I have become committed to myself and hold myself accountable for my health journey. I am making positive steps towards a “bucket list” goal coming up in a couple of years, which would not have been possible had I not started this work.

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My wedding, 1991, with my sister, Kelly.

What makes the difference

William and his intern, Tyler, have a great way of meeting you where you are in your fitness journey, while still stretching your limits. Working with someone you trust is so very important, and while I have joined other programs in the past I never felt the personal encouragement that I have at Restored Strength. I am accountable to someone who is completely respectful of me, which has not been my experience in the past. The upbeat and positive atmosphere fosters a sense of community among those working out together and William is responsible for setting this tone. In the past, I would have been intimidated and afraid to try many of the things I can now do and that is because of Restored Strength and the supportive guidance I receive from William.

 

Additional words

I have never thought of myself as athletic, and even though I served in the Navy I never really gave myself credit for what my body could do…I would focus on diet, or weight, or some other indicator of health, rather than pursuing building on strengths. I have taken my health for granted and, as I age, I see that I need to be an active participant in maintaining and building my well-being. Working at Restored Strength has shown me that I am in charge of my physical health, and that I can do amazing things that I never thought I would be capable of accomplishing. I find that most of what slowed me down was my mindset, and that with the right encouragement I am making strides I never would have thought possible before this regimen. If you’re on the fence, I would strongly encourage you to give Restored Strength a month of your time. I have no doubt that you will be just as pleased with the ongoing results as I have been.

 

Roberta is always open-minded when it comes to our training, she is eager to try new things and willing to give everything a try. It’s always a great time training with Roberta, listening to her stories about traveling to learning more about the history of Marshall. Roberta has gone above and beyond to her commitment to better health. She has a great understanding of what it means to be strong and healthy!

 

Watch her story!

 

Strength Training for Health

Strength training has become more popular now than it has ever been, but there are still some misconceptions that we have about strength training. Some people still believe that strength training can make you big and bulky, make you immobile, and can cause injury. These are old beliefs that still linger, in which gives strength training a bad name. Let’s dive into some of the benefits that strength training can do for us.

 

In order to begin, let me clarify what I mean when I say “strength training”. Strength training (in our facility) revolves around the aspect of 7 big movements which is, lower body pushing/pulling, upper body horizontal pushing/pulling, upper body vertical pushing/pulling, single leg work, mobility, and trunk (abdominal exercises revolving around carrying, anti-rotation, stabilization, anti-extension). These are the premises of what we do, we work on big movements not muscles. The reason we use movements over muscles is that no muscle works alone, every action is carried over by another, if we are able to train the movement and get more muscles engaged we get a greater training effect from the fact that more muscles are being activated.

 

Stronger Muscles: Strength training can help you build stronger muscles, having stronger muscles can help with everyday activities. Think about the times you were unable perform a task because you didn’t have the strength for it. An example would be carrying garbage to the dumpster or moving some boxes around at home, this could even mean walking upstairs. When we are able to add in strength training, our day to day tasks become easier because the muscles are stronger.

We are also able to reduce the chances of an injury, injuries sometimes occur when certain muscles are asked to do a task and cannot complete it, so they ask another group of muscles to help that usually wouldn’t. Max Shank talks about “pissing off the neighbors” in which he describes this as “if you have an imbalance of muscle tension or strength on opposite sides of a joint, it will get pulled out of its ideal position–which increases the risk of injury and decreases performance”. In another word, being able to develop strength in the muscles will allow them to become stronger and function in their intended way.

Lean Muscle Mass: When we strength train we are adding more lean muscle mass to our body. We are able to become leaner and lose more body fat with the newfound muscle mass we have developed. Adding lean muscle mass means to have growth within the cells that equals an enlargement of the tissue. Having more muscle mass requires your body to use more energy, this means our metabolism increases as well because we are needing to feed our bodies more food to sustain this newfound muscle growth. Getting to eat more and get leaner, who wouldn’t want that?!
Carrying around more muscle mass is a good thing to have, these denser tissues now protect our ligaments and tendons even more, which is great for injury prevention. Having lean muscle mass does not mean looking like a body builder, it means to reduce the amount of body fat we have around these muscles. Denser muscles protect our body from harm, evidence shows us that going into a surgery with prior strength training equals a quicker recovery.

 

Reduction in injuries: Strength training has the ability to help us reduce injury as mentioned above, there is a common phrased called “Injury Prevention” in regards to reduction of injuries. The only issue is we cannot prevention injury, we can only reduce the exposure of it, no matter how much prevention you do sometimes injuries do occur. Strength training allows us to work on exercises that helps us with correcting asymmetries in the body that sometimes can be the cause of pain or can lead to injuries. These asymmetries are common with almost everyone, whether it be from repetitive motions with your body or from past injuries, there are underlining issues that we are not made aware of until we are made notice of these differences within the body.

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When you are stronger, your joints become healthier and also the body becomes more mobile as well. An old belief about weight training was that if you are strength training you will become muscle bound and it would reduce your mobility. This is not the case anymore, if you are training properly you should see an increase in the range of motion in your joints. Weight bearing exercises also allows for us to build stronger bones, when we add strength training to our regimen our bones become denser. When the muscles become stronger they are quicker to engage and less likely to fatigue, this is how we can reduce the exposure to injuries.

 

Strength training is not just for the young or those who are wanting to become power lifters. Being strong is not about how much weight you can move or how many pull ups you can do, it’s about how you can make your life better. Strength has a greater purpose than just being strong, it allows us to live healthier lives. Hopefully this can give you a clearer idea as to what true strength training can do for you.

 

 

 

Rebell of the Month: Traci Kruse

Traci is our Rebell of the month for October! Traci is one strong woman when it comes to training. It has been very impressive seeing Traci increase her strength and excel in her sport of running. Traci started with our “Run Strong” program, and became a full time Rebell after our program ended. I am excited to share with you her story!

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Hubs and I at SMSU Gala 

Your background

I played Volleyball and ran track in high school, until I tore my ACL. After that, I did not participate in any organized sports or training. I have run on and off throughout the years, but over the past 1-2 years I became much more serious about running. Because of my running, I started to strength train to try and help with speed and endurance.   

Thoughts about strength training before & after

I had never done any kind of organized strength training before Restored Strength. Since starting, I appreciate that it is so personalized to the goals I want to achieve and takes into account my previous injury and the imbalances it has caused.

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Traci doing barbell bridges 

Challenging barriers you overcame

As with most activities, it’s a mental game. I had to work through the “I can’t do that” phase before I really started making progress. Since letting go of that, I’ve been able to accomplish more than I thought I could.

Greatest achievement

I found Restored Strength while training for my first half marathon. I think that regular strength training helped me finish strong and avoid injury.

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After my half marathon 

Changes your family/friends noticed

I have become a more active person than i used to be. I have noticed that I have better posture while sitting at my desk. My arms are also more toned than they have ever been!

What do you tell people about our training

Everything about Restored Strength is personalized. Personalized to your goals, to any history of injury, and to your schedule. Workout times are quite flexible.

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Family at Falls Park 

What do you enjoy about training here

The flexible schedule is huge for me as my work schedule can be chaotic at times. It’s also a fun, friendly environment!

3 benefits you’ve noticed

I’ve gotten stronger, have more endurance, and have better balance.  

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Back squats for days 

What makes the difference

Restored Strength is the first trainer I’ve worked with!

 

Traci has no limits when it comes to working hard, when she is faced with a new challenge she takes it on with no hesitation. Seeing how much her strength has improved is amazing, we’ve overcome barriers of upper body strength to recovering from sport injuries. Traci refuses to give up when things get tough, this is something that we really admire about her. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know and train such an amazing person!

Watch her story!

Rebell of the Month: Norma Streich

Norma is our Rebell of the month for September! Norma has not only excelled in getting stronger, but she has also been crushing it body composition wise as well! She has mentioned how pant and shirt sizes keep going down and how easier chores have been going. Norma is no stranger when it comes to exercise, she has spent a lot of time working with the Exercise Science students, participating in their Schawns Practice Client Program. Seeing Norma excel in her strength has been an absolute pleasure. Here is her story!

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Norma

Your background

I was very active in the past, walking, playing softball & volleyball and working out.  On vacation, I always tried to get in some hiking.  I had some medical issues about 14 years that restricted my activity.  It took a while to resolve those issues and I have been trying to get back into shape ever since.  Mainly I worked out at the YMCA (mainly cardio) and each semester I was working out with an exercise science students at SMSU (strength training).

 Thoughts about strength training before & after

I enjoy strength training, but didn’t focus on it until I started spending time with the students at SMSU.  Prior to that it was often using machines and I wasn’t getting the full benefit.  I truly enjoy my training at Restored Strength and have seen great results in a short period of time.  It is also a great way to relief stress.  Who knew I would learn to love the ropes.

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Twin’s game, left to right is myself, Lori Skewes, Kristi Radtke & Renae Drake.

Challenging barriers you overcame 

Reverse Lunges – I have bad knees and was terrified every time I had to do lunges.  I kept thinking I was going to fall (which I did a couple of times and scared William).  Thanks to the positive support of William and fellow rebells I can do reverse lunges and they are getting easier each time.

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Norma doing reverse lunges.

 Greatest achievement

 Smooth lunges without falling & reading Game of Thrones.

 Changes your family/friends noticed

 My energy level is probably the change most of my family & friends have noticed.  I have more energy to do things and I am happier because I feel better.  Also, I don’t have to sit and watch everyone else do things.  I can participate in activities.

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Family picture is from my niece Melissa’s wedding.  Back row left to right are my brothers Paul & Larry, Dad (Emil) & my brother Mark.  Front row is myself & my Mom (Caroline).

 What do you tell people about our training

 When I refer friends, I tell them Restored Strength is a positive environment, where you can do your training, improve your health and have fun.  The training is focused on you and where you are at, not a general training that everyone has to do.  William & Tyler are both very encouraging and helpful, adjusting the training as needed.  The other rebells I workout with are great people, very positive and we encourage each other no matter what level of training we are at.

What do you enjoy about training here

The people, the positive energy and how good I feel after my training.

3 benefits you’ve noticed 

Sorry but I can’t just list three.

1). Energy level is up.

2). My balance continues to improve which is a good thing when you have bad knees.

3). I’m getting stronger physically.

4). I need some new clothes since some are getting too big!!!

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Norma doing some rows.

What makes the difference

The personal attention, training program and focus you receive from William and now Tyler.  In the past, a trainer would take you through the weight machines once and after that you were on your own.  Or, I would work with a student at SMSU, start working through a program and the semester would be over so it would be up to me to keep going on my own.  The next semester a new student would start over with a new program. William started me on a program and as my strength increases he gives me new challenges.  I love taking on the challenges and seeing what is next.

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 I was a skeptic when I joined Restored Strength.  I thought I would try it for a couple of months and when nothing happened I would try something else.  Guess what?  I’m still there and I look forward to my training.  I just found out I have another medical issue to deal with and what upset me most was I won’t be able to keep doing my training while I recover.  Joining Restored Strength and working with William was one of the best decisions I have made for my health.

Norma is one of the hardest working rebells here! When we had first started, balance and control was a very challenging thing to overcome, there was an incident where Norma had fallen but was not injured, she had laughed it off and informed me that “this is going to happen”. Since then we have done nothing but go up, when Norma is faced with a new challenge she concurs it! Seeing Norma change both her strength and body has been amazing. I am proud to see her continually excel in her goals!

Watch her story!

Rebells of the Month: Rebekah Reynolds

Rebekah is our Rebell of the month for August! Rebekah has come so far on her journey of recovery from Lyme disease. It was very interesting to work with someone who has had such a dynamic background in the same industry as me. Watching Rebekah from where we started to where she is right now is truly amazing. Here is her story!

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Me, happier and healthier than I’ve been in a very long time!

Your background

I have been a fitness instructor and rehab therapist for 20 years, prior to getting Lyme disease 2 years ago. I have taught many different kinds of classes throughout the years- yoga, Pilates, kettlebells, water aerobics, women’s weight training. I have also been an adjunct instructor at SMSU for 9 years, teaching step aerobics and yoga.

 

Thoughts about strength training before & after

I absolutely love weight training and working hard. Because of the Lyme, I had not worked out for a year. Lyme disease caused sever neurological symptoms for me…I had severe memory loss, vertigo, arthritis pain, fatigue and balance problems. It was humiliating and heartbreaking, and also brought me into anxiety and depression. I felt suicidal…but of course have children, my husband and friends and family. While I would never have taken my own life, I had many, many times where I wanted to die in my sleep. I felt that I had lost everything, and my entire life was turned upside down.

Challenging barriers you overcame

Wow, we’ve overcome so much!!! In the beginning of our training in February, I cried a lot on the way home because my body (my life) had lost so much. I felt like I was going to pass out a lot, so William and I had to learn how to communicate honestly so we could work on what I could for that day. Now, I’m pulling heavy weights, working on Olympic lifts, swinging 45 pound bells, and my mobility and balance have improved so much!!! I am so much better, and feel like I have my life back!

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Rebekah working on Cleans 

Greatest achievement

I do not have fatigue anymore, and I feel like I’m back! I had to take a lot of time to work with what I had for that day. Some days, William would have to stop me and remind me that this part of my journey isn’t about pushing through…it’s about working with what I have for that day. And every day is different. I have also gained a lot of weight with the Lyme. William also made me stop talking negatively about my body, and has helped me to back off on that expectation and focus on recovering. 

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My beautiful family! Husband Tom, Daughter Sonia, and Son Max

Changes your family/friends noticed

I’m not crabby and sad, I have so much energy, and am able to stay up late again!
They have noticed how much better my health is, and that I’m back to being funny again.

What do you tell people about our training

 I have referred 7 people, and tell people all the time what a difference Restore Strength has made in my life! It’s hard for me not to cry as I write all of this. William really has been a God send to me. People think that you’re supposed to be in shape before you start working with a coach. You don’t!!! If you’ve fallen somehow… in your life, you need someone who knows how to pick you up, and what to do to start supergluing those pieces of yourself that have been shattered. Out of shape, lost, overweight, sad, want to change your life? Hire a trainer! What you’re doing on your own really isn’t working. Do something different, and hand the reins over to someone that knows how to help you!

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Working on rows 

 What do you enjoy about training here

William is the best trainer I’ve ever had in my entire life. He’s knowledgeable, and makes you feel like you are the most important person in the world to him…. even when there are other people in the gym during sessions.

3 benefits you’ve noticed

1.My balance is better.
2. My depression.
3. Anxiety have improved greatly, and my pain has decreased greatly.

My time in the jungle is my proudest and happiest time of my week!

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I absolutely love flowers and my gardens.

What makes the difference

I needed someone just right for this time in my life, and William has been the perfect coach at just the right time. I am so grateful to be here and I’m so relieved and grateful that my Lyme had improved so much. Without a doubt, William has helped me survive.

Additional words

If you think you’re too old, too out of shape, too fat, too tired, or too broken…let that shit go and get yourself a good trainer and coach. It will change your life!

Rebekah has been tested time and time again, and she refuses to give up, this is something that I truly admire and respect about her. When times get tough she prepares herself and manages through whatever trial we will face. From teaching her how to breath to learning how to do Olympic lifts, Rebekah has a truly unique story. It’s been such an honor being at her side and seeing her regain her life.

Watch Rebekah’s Story

Rebell of the Month: Troy Deutz

Troy is our Rebell of the month for June! Troy is one of our hardest working athlete at the jungle. The dynamic background of always being an active athlete throughout his life definitely shows when Troy comes in for his training sessions. Bouncing back and forth from current and past injuries, Troy has made some significant changes in his life to help him retain his resiliency. Here is his story!

 

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Troy doing what he does best, being an auctioneer. 

 

 

Your background

I reside in Marshall with my wife, Liz & my two dogs, Max & Harper. Liz is a hairstylist in town & is from Lake Crystal, MN. We have been married for two years! I work for Syngenta as a District Sales Manager, I auctioneer & farm through our family business. I hope to gain my realtors license in the near future.

My training started to become more serious when I went from 292.5 lbs. my freshmen year of college to a healthy 200 now. I used to write my own programing from my brother but would fall off the bandwagon. Now I am enjoying my structured training with William & the results! 

 Thoughts about strength training before & after

I have always been pro strength training, but I now realize how many small things that I was doing wrong. This lead to a lot of dysfunctions in my day-to-day life & now I am hardly experiencing that pain.

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Deadlifting the beast

Challenging barriers you overcame

Teaching myself that fast & hard does not get you the results you want. Slowing down, breathing & focus on technique has given me a better base.

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The Deutz Family 

Greatest achievement

 Dropping 23 lbs. & 4% body fat would be the easy answer but, training with William is refreshing & an amazing escape for my mind & body.

Changes your family/friends noticed 

I have become leaner while building muscle, but my injuries are less frequent & my energy is better!

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Troy and his wife Liz

 

What do you tell people about our training

 If you need a spark on your training or truly want to get better, you need to see William & see what you are missing out on.

 What do you enjoy about training here

 I mean, muscles!

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Working on rocking

 

3 benefits you’ve noticed

  1. I have improved my golf distance due to my range of motion being increased.
  2. I have improved in all sports due to overall muscle mass & cardio.
  3. LESS INJURIES, making my body feel stronger & me more confident.

What makes the difference

William cares about each & every individual that steps through his door. He takes the time to get to know you, your body & uses that to sculpt an appropriate plan of attack.

 Additional words

 If you care about investing in yourself, this is the best money you could possibly invest!

When it comes to hard work Troy is not one to shy away from it, he has had some setbacks from prior injuries, but has always came back stronger than before. Every time he walks into our facility Troy gives 110 percent effort of making sure he is accomplishing his goals. Our sessions consist of serious training, nonsense with bands, getting educated on sports and farming, and great times. Troy takes his training serious and it’s been such a pleasure to work with such a dedicated athlete.

Watch Troy’s Story  

 

Rebell of the Month: Dylan Criquet-Danielson

Dylan is our Rebell of the Month for May! Dylan has been training with us now for a few months and since then we have been able to see significant changes in his size, strength, and his athletic ability. Hard work is not a unknown term to Dylan, he is one of the hardest working rebells here at the jungle. There have been times that Dylan has shown up before me at the jungle, this athlete knows what it takes to get better and puts in the work. Here is his story!

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Home run swing against JCC in the Big South Section Championship game.​

 

Your Background

I currently graduated from Marshall High School. My future plans are to attend the University of Oklahoma to major in health and exercise science and play baseball for the Sooners. I’ve always had a love for athletics and want to have it involved in my daily life.  I look to eventually become a chiropractor. As I’ve grown up playing hockey and baseball, I’ve been in the weight room to get bigger and stronger. I’ve worked mostly on my own throughout my years of weight training, but I once worked with another trainer for a short period of time.

 

Thoughts about strength training before & after

Since I’ve been lifting for many years, I had a pretty good background to strength training. I was very familiar with squatting and benching with dumbbells and barbells, but when I got to Restored Strength all I saw were kettlebells. At first I was shocked to see that, because I’ve never thought of lifting with kettlebells before. As I started working with them I learned a lot about them and that they can be just as impactful as dumbbells and barbells.

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Kettlebell Swings with the 32 kg bell 

Challenging barriers you overcame

Like I said before, the thought and training with kettlebells was a new thing to me. I wasn’t used to it at first and some of the exercises were difficult. I struggled a lot with the bottom up press at first. I couldn’t keep the kettlebell up for my whole set but as I got stronger I was able to keep it up.

Greatest achievement

My biggest achievement while being at Restored Strength is no doubt my increase in deadlift. When I first started working out there my deadlift was at about 275lbs. After about 3 months of working out I’ve increased it to 340lbs. Another big achievement is that I’ve put on 15lbs as well. The main reason I went to Restored Strength was to put on weight because I was struggling to do so on my own. I’ve done exactly what I wanted since working with William.

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340 pound deadlift 

Changes your family/friends noticed

Weight gain has been the most noticeable change, as I have filled out my body with lean muscle mass.

What do you tell people about our training

I would recommend them to do it. I would tell them that if they’re trying to take their performance to a whole new level I’d suggest working with William. The knowledge he has about training, recovery, nutrition, etc. can do exactly that. The customer service there is great and makes the experience that much better.

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Me signing my NLI to the University of Oklahoma.​

What do you enjoy about training here

 I have enjoyed being able to work with a trainer one on one.  This has been a key factor in the progress I have made. William cares about his clients and their goals, and encourages you to keep working towards them.  He personalizes every workout, tailoring it to what you need to get to the next level.

3 benefits you’ve noticed

  1. Weight gain
  2. Increase in deadlift
  3. Improved mobility and strength.

All these things have helped me to feel stronger, and has improved my game of baseball.

What makes the difference

The biggest difference is the personalized programs, along with William’s energy and motivation. He is passionate about his work and wants to see me make improvements.  He continues with his own training and learning in order to further benefit his clients. I personally have benefited from his knowledge and feel that I have a greater understanding of strength training.

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My parents (Carlos and Jennifer) and I vising Pepperdine in Malibu, CA.

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Marshall is lucky to have a place like Restored Strength. I highly recommend working with William if you have specific goals you want to reach, or if you just need someone to keep you motivated.

It is an honor to be working with such a young talented man like Dylan. I see nothing but success in his future and his career. I have learned so much from Dylan about sports and about his different experiences with teams and coaches. As Dylan prepares his transition into playing division one baseball for Oklahoma State, I have no doubt that he will be great addition to the team. Seeing Dylan grow and mature through these past few months have been very rewarding, I look forward to seeing all of the accomplishments this young man is capable of doing.

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