From an early age I was always interested in strength, sports and the body.
As a young child I was training Judo, Boxing and Soccer. I would always stand out with the other guys even at a young age and in Judo I was able to beat the Older guys. At one point I was ranked #1 in Judo in The Netherlands.
As I got older I became more interested in strength training and developing the body. At the age of 15 I would do hundreds and hundreds of push-ups everyday in my room while playing the xBox.
At the time YouTube became popular and I came across videos of guys training in the park with their own bodyweight and it was called calisthenics.
By watching lots of videos I became very obsessed with training and at the age of 17 I bought myself a powerstation and a pair of push up handles and I started training everyday.
Over that short period of time I became very strong and big, so much so that my friends became interested in training the way I did. At the age of 18 I started training my friends in the park.
Slowly with time and experience I started to understand what works and what doesn't in bodyweight training and development.
I skipped the nonsense and just taught and trained the best possible movements. The learning never ends!
At the age of 19 one day before I turned 20 I tore my bicep tendon by doing a full planche without warming up. It was hell!
For 1 and a half years I had to rest and slowly started to find conditioning and rehab for the bicep.
After 3 months I finally started to slowly train again but there was pain and there still is until this day. I think I have to accept that I will have to live with some level of pain forever.
As I became more recognised I wrote a few e-books that became very popular and gave the readers great results.
A number of readers also became interested in online personal training, which I have been providing for the last year, and have achieved amazing results which is extremely fulfilling.