I am a 24yr old 2nd year medical student at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. I grew up a multi sport athlete and have been into fitness, exercise, and nutrition since high school. As a freshman in college I was a starting strong safety for a Division II college in Oklahoma. I was 4th in team tackles heading into the final game where an illegal hit to the back ruptured my L4/L5 vertebral disk, pinched off my sciatic nerve, and fractured part of my tailbone.
After sitting a year out and not being able to pass a physical I transferred to a private college in McPherson, KS to try to play again. Going into my senior season (the summer before), it was decided by my neurosurgeon I couldn't play anymore without permanent damage. In the same summer I suddenly lost about 60lbs over 6wks from what ended up being hormone failure due to a pituitary tumor.
In the same summer heading into senior year I lost college ball and was at risk of losing my academic year and aspirations of applying to medical school. Not to be deterred, I proceeded with my academics, took the MCAT, and was granted full admission to my medical schools of choice.
That very next summer I had scratched and clawed my way back to health and stepped on stage at the 2010 Branch Warren Classic. It was there that Branch Warren himself drew inspiration from my story and interviewed me for Muscualr Development magazine and was featured in the October 2010 issue.
I am now in my 2nd year of medical school after being forced to take a year off in order to get health even further improved. On July 1st I decided I wanted to compete again but to raise money for Special Olympics and use my story and platforms for inspiration.
Without doing cardio for 2yrs and being a medical student with very limited time and money I managed to take 2nd in my debut in Men's Physique and qualify for nationals at the 2012 NPC Arizona Open on only 3wks of prep work for it.
I now wish to take my physique and my inspiration to the next level. Being a medical student living off loans and already requiring extra help to make gains, I can not proceed without some sort of aid financially and/or with supplements. With iForce's quality nutritional products I know I could continue to pursue my goals in Men's Physique and one day get my IFBB pro card.
Being a medical student, I am surrounded by thousands of healthy and active students all in the health care field of studies. Also by being a medical student I have a more enhanced understanding of what the supplements do and how/why they can help at a physiological level. The combination of my platform at school, I also train under the Metroflex gym brand in Phoenix, AZ.
There are always pros training around me or alongside me. Even more important, there are many more people ALWAYS inquiring about my exercise, dietary, and supplement regimen. These platforms in conjunction with what I feel is a very appealing physique and inspirational story could do wanders.
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BRANCH WARREN ON MD.com