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I have been with Mississippi College since 1997 when I was the first exercise physiologist hired by the Baptist Healthplex. Shortly after starting at the Healthplex I became a strength & conditioning coach for the Lady Choctaw basketball team and then an adjunct instructor for the former Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. I now teach full time in the Department of Kinesiology where my specialty is personal training and principles of strength & conditioning. I have also taught at Belhaven College in the Department of Exercise Science and several places overseas including England (Brunel University College-London), Thailand and Taiwan. Currently, I am the strength & conditioning coach for No Limit/Killer Bees Jiu-Jitsu and MMA in Clinton and former exercise physiologist for Velocity Sports Performance Performance in Ridgeland. From 1999 to 2010, I wrote fitness articles for the Clarion Ledger, the Clinton News and Jackson Metro Christian Magazine. For over 10 years I participated in radio and TV-related health and fitness information including Marathon Makeover and 2 years as an exercise physiologist for WLBT's "Mid-Day Mississippi's" health and fitness TV segment. Formerly, I served as a director on the board of Vector Jiu-Jitsu, a non-profit martial arts organization benefiting inner-city school children in Jackson, Mississippi. In addition to the study and treatment of bariatrics, I especially enjoy how the science of exercise physiology, exercise psychology, nutrition, biomechanics and physics interact with the world of strength, conditioning and martial arts. In the spring of 2014 I earned my doctorate (Ph.D.) in Human Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. I have been a strength & conditioning coach (CSCS), personal trainer (ACSM), and personal trainer instructor for over 20 years. If it involves nutrition, hard-core fitness and human performance, I love it!
Caine: "Is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the present"?
Master Po: "If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past."
Kung Fu (1972)
"And you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today,
And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you,
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun."
-PINK FLOYD: Dark Side of the Moon.
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum: “ If you want peace, prepare for war."
--Latin (from ancient Roman times).
“And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”
"It took me years to fully appreciate the value of the lessons I have learned from the Iron. I used to think that it was my adversary, that I was trying to lift that which does not want to be lifted. I was wrong. When the Iron doesn't want to come off the mat, it's the kindest thing it can do for you. If it flew up and went through the ceiling, it wouldn't teach you anything. That's the way the Iron talks to you. It tells you that the material you work with is that which you will come to resemble. That which you work against will always work against you."
HENRY ROLLINS—The Iron.
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