When I first started training with Michael Jin, I was really mainly interested in getting in shape.
The strength aspect was secondary for me, but also pretty important. However, when I watched him
compete in the 2018 Collegiate Nationals Competition, it motivated me to get on the platform. When
I started with him, my squat was at 335, deadlift was around 395 and my bench was at 255 with
terrible form. I also suffered from chronic low back pain. After a year of serious training, my
numbers have gone as high as 413 on squat, 524 on deadlift and 287 on bench and the gains are still
continuing. Also, I completely forgot that lower back pain was a thing for me since I started
warming up properly, and am now engaging the appropriate muscles when lifting. Although training
with Michael Jin has helped me improve my lifts, the biggest improvements were made once I was
fully invested in his training methods.