Mark moved out to California from South Carolina to train with us last year. He was a very successful pole vaulter in college and decided to have a go at the professional ranks.
When I first met Mark, he told me he was already "pretty fit." The picture on the left was taken after the workout on day 1.
He was unable to do much of the lifting in college due to a back issue. With some help from our physical therapist, we were able to fix the problem and get training underway. By April, Mark had deadlifted 475lbs and jumped 17'10 (new personal best). And best of all, his back issue was completely gone.
Mark is continuing his journey with us. His hopes are to make it to the USA Track & Field Nationals this year. He needs to jump 18'0. We wish him luck.