Hello, my name is Josh. I created Weight Lifting Complete in 2007, and it's been going strong ever since. And it will continue to grow and thrive in this world. I have ZERO doubt.
Because WLC is one of the only sites in existence that will put you first. I will not put money first. I will not put me first. I put you first. Try finding that anywhere else. You might, but it's very difficult in this day and age.
You'll love it here.
I believe in helping to make the world better by putting other people first. I do my best to get better each and every day in the way I treat others. I try to be a better person each day. Sometimes I fail in that because I'm not perfect.
I've learned many lessons throughout my life, and I am in NO WAY close to perfect. I still have lots to learn, but I am getting better and will continue to get better. And that's one of the reasons I created WLC — to help me get better by helping you to get better.
Why Do I Care?
I've found out that helping others is the real reward in life. When you put others first, that's when you truly thrive in life. That's when you truly get rewarded.
If you've never tried, you should give it a shot.
You will be amazed at how your life will improve. You'll feel better. You'll find the true purpose in life. Strive to always get better, to always be better, and you will be. You'll become a better person, which is the entire point of life.
Why not help others?
Try focusing your entire life around yourself. Be selfish. Make everything about ME. And see how far you get. Yeah, you might end up being rich. But you'll be alone. Yes, money is important as we all need it to live BUT it's definitely not even close to number one priority.
I want you to be a better person. I want you to feel like you have a home here at Weight Lifting Complete. I want all the members here to be about helping each other.
I don't want to hear or see all the nonsense that is on just about every other site on the Internet. It doesn't matter how strong you are. It doesn't matter what you look like. It doesn't matter how much education you have. It doesn't matter how many friends you have. It doesn't matter how much money you have.
There is no room or tolerance for arrogance or for anyone that wants to put others down. WLC will not be about that or allow that. If you have any nasty comments or messages you want to leave, please keep them to yourself. The negative comments don't help anyone. I want everything to be positive here. Everyone here is moving on up. We're not moving down.
What matters is your desire to get better. Focus on getting better and you'll fit perfectly here at Weight Lifting Complete. You will be a member of the strong family we have here.
Over the years, I've had millions of visitors to this website for a good reason. If you take a look around at the information available, you'll see that you have everything you need to change your body and your life for good.
Who Am I?
I'm just a simple guy from the state of Kentucky. I grew up in the country on a cattle farm and have 2 of the best parents anyone could ask for, and I realize how lucky I am because of that. My parents have always been amazing. And I thank God for giving me those parents each and every day.
I have 2 sisters and a brother — all who are very good people. Again, I am very lucky to have a good family who have always pushed me in the right direction and never the wrong direction.
I met my wife when I was 16 years old and have been with her ever since. I love my wife very, very much. My wife and I can just look at each other, and we know what each other is thinking. We're really connected and it's amazing how much you can know someone when you're with them each day of your life. We argue at times because again we aren't perfect, but we never go to sleep while mad at each other.
We have 2 kids at this time — both girls. Life changes for the good when you have kids. I never realized the importance of life until I saw our first born. It's an absolutely amazing experience when you get to witness new life coming into the world for the first time. Seeing a life that you created changes everything!
Once I had kids, I started being more careful as I began to realize how important my life was to my kids. You see how much they need you, and you don't want to leave them alone here in this world. The world is not a great place. There are many evil people throughout. I wish we could change that, but the evil will always be here until it's removed by our creator.
God and my family is why I do my absolute best to stay healthy and to keep them healthy. My wife does an amazing job as well. She is amazing and much of my success in weight lifting is due to her. She fixes my family amazing food every meal of the day. Yes, she is amazing.
I mess up just like you will mess up. But instead of letting it bother me, I simply work on getting better and trying not to make that same mistake again. And yes, I've made the same mistakes more than once. I always strive to get better, and that's all any of us can do.
My Education and Background
I've always been good at school. I grew up loving math and had an older sister that always wanted to play school which gave me a good head start as she is a couple years older than me. I didn't like getting B's in school (for some reason) and always tried harder if I ever got a B or worse which didn't happen often.
I went onto Engineering school in college and finished #1 in the entire university on graduation day with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. I then went on to get a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering with a 4.0 GPA and then got another Masters in Systems Engineering.
While I was in school, I became a co-op with the Department of Defense and got a full-time job there for several years until we were closed due to Base Realignment and Closure. I then went on to work at a very large Defense Contractor for a couple more years.
A good friend of the family then called me one day asking if I might want to come work with him at one of the largest companies in the world. I wasn't very happy where I was at the time so I switched jobs and that's where I am today.
We produce and sell consumer products to the public, and you might even have something I have personally worked on in your home right now because we sell millions and millions of products each year. I am an Electrical Design Engineer and my current job is to run design projects that give you a better product. So I see complaints, try to figure out what was wrong with the design of the product, and fix those designs to give you something better.
We do produce all of the products I work on right here in the United States and they do go in your home so you might be able to guess where I work if you're up on that kind of thing. And the company I work for is Top 10 largest companies in the world which gives you another great clue.
My current job is extremely demanding, but I do enjoy the job very much. It leaves me with less time overall but it's fun working with all types of different people each day.
I seriously have over 1000 things to do each day so I never get everything finished which does get a little tiring but something I've learned to deal with. I work very hard for the company and do my best to help the company by always putting our customers first. If we're able to make you happy, then the company will do great.
That's what I believe in, and you'll see that same thing come through here at Weight Lifting Complete.
What I Have Achieved with Weight Lifting
I was obese many years ago. I am right at 5'11” tall and was around 215 pounds without much muscle mass when I started. I had a very large stomach and waist when I started.
Over the years as I have learned, I have been all the way down to 155 pounds and all the way up to 240 pounds.
I've been able to build over 70 pounds of muscle onto my frame and have lost many pounds of body fat along the way.
I am staying close to 220 pounds at this time as 240 is a little high for my body. My body doesn't seem to like a higher body weight even with lower body fat levels so I stick around 220 pounds and simply work on getting stronger and better overall.
My past experiences with myself as well as thousands of others allow me to give you advice that will help you. That's why I created Weight Lifting Complete. You can trust me to give you advice that works. I'm not here to feed you advice that simply makes me money as so many others will do.
I will be your trusted source of information. You can always come to Weight Lifting Complete and get an honest answer.
I know how to build muscle and burn fat. I will help you to do the same thing.
This is All About You
I'm here to help you. I want you to become a member of Weight Lifting Complete and dedicate yourself to getting better. To becoming healthier, stronger, and to looking better.
We were made to be our best. Each and every one of us were made to be the best we can be. We all have it within us. I personally believe in an awesome creator (God) who designed us. I know 100% this is true as I can feel it within me. I believe God wants us all to be the best we can be.
We were given the freedom to make our own choices. You and I are free to choose what we want to be all because of God. You can do anything you want right now. If you don't like who you are or what you're doing with your life right now, YOU CAN CHANGE IT!!!
You have the freedom to choose. Remember that. You don't like something, change it. Change it now. I want you to make the decision to always be the best you can be in everything you do. You determine your path in life.
You only have this 1 life here on Earth. What are you going to do with that life? Are you going to be the best you can be? Yes you are.
Let's all get better together.
I hope this page lets you know who I am and that you can trust me. You won't find many people out there today who are truly willing to help you without something in return. You will find that I will help anyone and not ask for anything in return. That's who I am.
I want to get better. I want you to get better. That's how the world will get better. Lets help each other. Lets put others first. That's when a real change will take place in this world.
Good luck on your journey, and I am ALWAYS available if you need anything. Just leave a post on the forums. I will get back to you.