Tell us a little bit about yourself: LIFTING PLAYS A HUGE ROLE IN MY LIFE, IT IS MY PASSION NOT JUST A HOBBY. THREE YEARS AGO THE ARMY MOVED MY FAMILY TO FORT HOOD, TEXAS AND THIS MOVE LEAD ME TO DISCOVERING FRINGE SPORT. FINALLY, WITH THEIR HELP AND EQUIPMENT I WAS ABLE TO START BUILDING THE HOME GYM I HAD BEEN DREAMING OF. I HAVE AN EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE AND TALENTED WIFE(VIDEO CREDIT) AND A SON WHO MELTED MY HEART THE FIRST TIME HE USED HIS FOAM BARBELL TO SQUAT. I AM LIVING A GREAT, STRONG AND HEALTHY LIFE!
How would you describe your training style (CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, etc.)? POWER LIFTING
How would you describe your fitness/strength level, currently? POWER LIFTING TOTAL: 612.5KG/1,350.33LBS
What are your fitness/strength goals? 1500LBS TOTAL
Describe your garage gym. MY GARAGE GYM IS JUST GETTING STARTED. I HAVE SO MANY GOALS BUT RIGHT NOW IT IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED. POWER RACK, BENCH, SAFETY SQUAT BAR, ADJUSTABLE DUMBBELLS, TIRE AND MEDICINE BALL. I CUSTOM BUILT THE PLATFORM AND MY WIFE HELP ME TO DESIGN AND PLACE THE LOGO. I AM KOREAN-AMERICAN SO OF COURSE HAVE FLAGS BUT THE TEXAS FLAG IS PROUDLY HUNG BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE MY GYM WAS BORN... AND MY SON.
Who works out in your garage gym? MYSELF, MY WIFE AND MY SON ARE ALL A PART OF MY GYM.
Why did you build a garage gym? ARMY IS MY CAREER AND I LOVE WHAT I DO AND REPRESENT BUT LIFTING IS MY OTHER PASSION. SOMETIMES YOUR CAREER DOES NOT LEAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR PASSION AND HAVING A HOME GYM STOPPED ME FROM THE EXCUSE OF NOT HAVING TIME TO MAKE IT TO THE GYM.
What's your favorite piece of equipment in your garage? POWER RACK.
What piece of equipment was a waste? NONE AT THE MOMENT.
What's the next piece of equipment you're going to get? INCLINE BENCH
Any dream piece of equipment? IF I COULD JUST RECREATE BRIAN SHAW'S GYM... THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
How did you build your garage gym? I BUILT MY GYM MAINLY THROUGH FRINGE SPORTS. HOWEVER, I HAVE SOME ROGUE, TITAN AND REP FITNESS. MY PLATFORM WAS HANDMADE WITH THE HELP OF MY WIFE.
Do you have any tips for anyone else looking to build a garage gym? MAIN TIP... FRINGE IS THE PLACE TO GO! SECOND TIP IS TO NEVER STOP RESEARCHING AND LEARNING. THERE IS SO MUCH INFORMATION OUT THERE AND NOT ONE PERSON KNOWS ALL. I HAVE LEARNED THROUGH LISTENING AND DOING, BUT MAINLY LISTENING.