For The Record
Jan 22 2016
By Daniel Dixon
They say it’s the body that moves you forward; that physical achievement is what sets records. We look to the greatest athletes, competitive figures and every day heroes, admiring their extraordinary physical accomplishments. We only see the results.
Then, we dig deeper.
We realize what makes these men and women great is their determination, willpower and self-confidence. It’s an edge.
Cellucor’s For the Record sheds light on those who’ve carved their own path to success, in spite of setback and consequence, to set new records and reach new heights.
Our mission with For the Record is to empower you to strive for more. We believe there is truth in every person’s story, and that truth is universal. Set personal records, one step at a time.
If you believe that the kitchen is for ladies only, think again. Men can cook, and they do it well. Kevin Curry, is the culinary genius behind the widely popular FitMenCook recipe & lifestyle blog and social communities. His message is simple: "Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym." His practical, healthy and simple recipes have inspired both men and women to shed their fear of cooking, while making strides in their fitness. Kevin is also a contributor for several publications including Men's Health, TRAIN magazine and Bodybuilding.com. Download his FitMenCook App, the number 1 Food & Drink App in over 80 countries, to start shopping, meal prepping and cooking like a "fit" boss.
Mark Barroso is a contributor to Muscle & Fitness, Fitness Magazine, Spartan Race, and more. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Barroso and visit his fitness website, barrosofit.com.
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Getting stoked, staying fired up, enjoying every moment that life has to give–that is the mission of athlete, Eric Botsford. Personally Eric's goal is to look beyond where others stop, finding that deeper drive both physically and mentally. Though he has made his mark as a 6-time CrossFit Games Regional Competitor and Tough Mudder MC, Eric is always looking for his flow (leaping from planes, surfing, diving, skiing). Eric has been a devoted CrossFit Trainer and Box Owner, Mentor, and NCAA Strength and Conditioning Coach, helping other athletes to reach their fullest potential. Eric constantly strives to be a clear voice in the health and nutrition world. He believes that the key to inspiration is education.
Nate Boyer is a former active-duty Green Beret, world traveler, philanthropist and community leader, and a professional athlete as a former member of the Seattle Seahawks. After joining the US Army in 2005, Boyer earned the coveted Green Beret in December, 2006. He served in Iraq from 2008-2009, then served tours in Afghanistan from April-August, 2013 and April-August, 2014. Boyer didn't play football until he was 29 years old. Boyer joined the Texas Longhorns and served as the No. 1 long snapper on PAT/FG’s his last three seasons. More notably, was that Boyer spent his off-seasons serving overseas. Boyer is passionate about philanthropy, and has recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for clean water wells in Tanzania.
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Craig is as hardcore as you can get in the fitness industry. He is a fierce competitor who has transformed his physique multiple times throughout his career. Both new and experienced fitness audiences can benefit from Craig’s wealth of knowledge in all areas and styles of training. As both an entrepreneur and family man, Craig so knows a thing or two about the importance of maximizing his time both in and out of the gym.
Have you defied the odds? Transformed your life through fitness? Are you out there doing badass things? Tell us about it. Email FTR@cellucor.com and submit your story! If yours is selected, it will be featured in 'from our readers.' We all have a story. What's yours?
Athletic trainer Cade Cowdin is the owner of Official Strength and Athletics in St. George, Utah, and just recently collaborated with Summit Athletic club to bring the best environment to get athletes to most elite level in their sport. At his Official Strength and Athletics facility, Cowdin has trained over 100 high-school prospects and numerous major college athletes. Cowdin is one of the industries top upcoming athletic trainers that is changing the game of how you train and prepare yourself as an athlete. Check him out on Instagram @cadecowdin or officialstrength.com for programming and more information.
Sierra began rock climbing in 2002 after she tried the sport on a climbing wall at a local mall. Instantly, she was hooked. Sierra began competing almost immediately and started competing professionally at age 14. During her career she has won Youth Nationals twice, been a member of the USA Adult Bouldering team, and currently competes internationally on the World Cup circuit. She is also a full-time college student on an academic scholarship to Arizona State University where she will graduate in May 2016 with a marketing degree.
Shawn Donnelly has written for Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health and many other publications. To stay fit, he enjoys playing soccer, running on the treadmill and lifting weights to Pat Benatar and Corey Hart. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he lives in Brooklyn with his dog Maclin. You can follow him on Twitter @ShawnDonnelly9 or email him at email@example.com.
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Cellucor's Editor, Renée, has been working tirelessly behind the scenes trying to find answers to one very important question: how can fitness change your life for the better? With help from a long list of interesting and experienced contributors, she's slowly unmasking the answers.
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Ben Emanuel II
Ben Emanuel II is a well-respected personal trainer in Houston who specializes in weight management, strength & conditioning, and human performance. Ben developed the discipline of being active year round early in life. During his time at UCLA and the NFL, Ben trained alongside professional athletes led by the nation’s top strength & conditioning coaches and nutritionists, which allowed Ben to better relate and communicate with clients. He approaches fitness with an athlete’s mentality, which has been effective in helping his clients reach their personal fitness goals.
Ron 'Boss' Everline
‘Just Train.’ In an industry filled with people who talk a big game and under deliver, Ron ‘Boss’ Everline rises above the noise. Between his extensive background in athletic performance training, and a life on the road as a personal trainer to celebrity clientele, Boss builds on the basic fundamentals of strength, power and stamina to create a personalized style of training. Boss eats, sleeps and breathes fitness, while balancing an exciting and fast-paced lifestyle.
Claire Fountain, otherwise known by her social media handle CB Quality, is a yoga instructor whose unorthodox approach truly embodies the union of lifestyle and practice. An experienced holistic lifestyle educator and social media influencer, Claire has created Trill Yoga, a fitness and wellness lifestyle which – through the support of online audiences – has become a cultural movement practiced around the world.
The ‘women with muscle’ trend is nothing new to Jen Jewell, a fitness cover model and creator of KISS Fitness programs. Jen has been a long time proponent of using strength training to transform the body. No doubt about it, Jen Jewell makes strong look sexy. As a full-time jet setter working with others worldwide on their fitness through workshops and programs, Jen also brings a practical and out-of-the-box approach to her training by prioritizing fun, adventure and versatility.
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Faith. Determination. Inspiration. This is the foundation on which Eric LeGrand’s life is currently shaped upon. During his tenure at Rutgers University in 2010, he enjoyed playing the game of football as a defensive tackle. But after a severe spinal injury (from an intense collision during a game), which dramatically changed his life, Eric quickly became an advocate for individuals that are affected with spinal cord Injuries and disorders. Fueled with passion, LeGrand decided to form Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to support research to find a cure for paralysis and help to improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries.
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Ryan Serhant is the star of Bravo’s two-time Emmy-nominated “Million Dollar Listing New York." Serhant has the #1 sales team in New York as ranked by Wall Street Journal Real Trends 2015, and the #6 sales team in the United States as ranked by Wall Street Journal Real Trends 2015. With agents in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Miami, and the Hamptons, The Serhant Team specializes in: Luxury Condo and Co-Op Sales and Leasing New Development Sales and Marketing, Site Acquisitions, Multi- and Single-Family Homes and Investment Sales. Serhant is also an avid fitness enthusiast!
Shannon Sharpe is considered one of the greatest tight ends to ever play the game. His accomplishments landed him in the Hall of Fame class of 2011. He was a player that literally redefined his position, a wide receiver in a tight ends body providing championship medal for every team he played on. As a three time Super Bowl champion, eight time pro bowler, and four time first-team all-pro, Sharpe’s contributions to the National Football League are legendary. Shannon enjoyed a 10+ year career as a commentator for CBS Sports, NFL Today Show and SIRIUS NFL Radio,“Movin' the Chains.”
Upbeat and down for anything, Alex Silver Fagan, is New York City’s ultimate fitness dynamo. Alex immerses herself in all areas of fitness, but has built a reputation as a model, CITY ROW instructor, Nike trainer, and personal fitness trainer. The city is her playground, and she isn’t afraid to explore all of its possibility. She is a true inspiration to others who want their fitness to be part of their lifestyle.