body was built with strength training!
As I stated
on the home page, my name is Blake Kassel. Here is a little about
me and why I put this site together.
Believe it or
not I have been involved with strength training since I was about
10 years old. When I was that age, I attended my first professional
bodybuilding show, The Night of Champions. I went with my father
and my two cousins who were famous bodybuilders, The Barbarian Brothers.
Well, let me tell you that after I saw those guys on stage posing
to music - I was permanently hooked! I wanted to look strong too.
from that point on you can find pictures of me posing and flexing
my muscles. When I was 13 I was given my first set of weights -
a bench press, some free weights and some dumbbells. Although I
used them, I really had no idea what I was doing.
My next step
was a Soloflex when I was about 15. Again, I was use it from time
to time but did not have a set workout routine or any guidance.
Here was the
life changer! When I was 16, my father joined a gym in Manhattan
called Madison Avenue Muscle. Now this is where I wanted to be!
It was a hard-core bodybuilding gym that had heavy weight equipment.
My father was kind enough to get me a membership and pay for a couple
of training sessions so that I could learn how to use the equipment
and how to create a workout program.
I was making tremendous changes in my body. At 16 and full of testosterone
my body would respond immediately to every workout. I was accused
quite often of taking steroids because the results were so quick
At that time
I mainly used strength training for football until I quit playing
in college and decided to compete in bodybuilding.
about my life. The bottom line is that strength training has helped
create who I am today. I truly believe that when you feel strong
physically it helps you to feel strong in other areas of your life.
If you need help or advice with your strength training feel free
to e-mail me.
E-mail me here: