Name: Luke Davidson
Height: 5′ 10”
I am a computer programmer and sit on my ass for at least 10 hours per day. I am the typical office worker who sits in a cube all day long, has meetings, conference calls, etc. I have been married for 10 years and have 3 kids, 4 horses, 3 cats and two dogs. I live in the country 7 miles away from a 1200-person town and 30 miles away from the nearest gym.
At first glance, you’d probably expect me to be a fat slob as I nearly have every excuse in the book going against me:
- Married with kids
- Sedentary office job
- No access to a gym
Even with these obstacles staring me down each and every day, I still found time to become a ripped muttha! It is a testament to what an hour of exercise per day combined with healthy eating can accomplish!
I’ve been into fitness since kindergarten when my dad had us doing pull-ups in the basement. Since then fitness, working out and as of late, nutrition, has always played a big part in my life.
From Kindergarten until my senior year in high-school i was into free-weights. Bench Press, curls, military press and the other staple lifts. I participated in football and wrestling where I was an All-State Offensive Lineman, and a 5x state wrestling placer and a Mr. Wrestler North Dakota finalist. I had a nasty tear of my rotator cuff in 7th grade, but managed to work through it. By the end of my senior year, I maxed out at 305 on bench.
My college years were filled with heavy lifting and “getting big”. My freshman year of college I bench pressed 350 and did very little cardio. Still, weights and exercise were a big part of my life.
I got married during my junior year of college and continued to work-out. 4 years out of college, I attempted to bench press 400 and tore my shoulder even worse. After this tear, my heavy lifting days were over. I basically fell off the wagon for 2 years because heavy lifting was all I knew.
In April 2009, I caught the P90X infomercial and gave it a try. It was the first time I could actually see myself doing a workout with free weights without access to a gym and not being hard on my shoulder. 90 days later, I was in the best shape of my life and actually made it on the infomercial (2010 and 2012 versions).
With my renewed spirit from P90X, I have expanded my horizons and continue to push my boundaries with innovative body weight workouts, circuits, and healthy eating recipes.