Before And After
Sam Mansfield Transforms!!!
Big Sam Mansfield came to DST with a few goals. He wanted to clean up his diet, shed some body fat and get stronger. Sam sat down with our other Coach Ricky Cianfaglione and they put together a diet that would help Big Sam reach his goals.
Sam and I talked about getting prepared for college football and what he needed to work on in the gym if he wanted to compete at the highest level. Big Sam has gone from 225 lbs to 205 lbs and his bench has increased 40 lbs. He started off just hitting 315 lbs and has now claimed his name on the Record Board hitting 355 lbs.
Sam is fast to learn as he will be heading to college to study Exercise Science. He will be leaving in mid-August for his freshmen year of football camp.
But before Big Sam leaves he will be playing in the Penn-Ohio Classic held every year along side DST athlete Jesse Battaglia. This will be our second year that we will have two of our athletes participating in this game. I will for sure post highlights as well as stats.
These two pictures not only show a total body transformation but a desire to get better each and every workout. Sam has become stronger, has increase his mobility, isn’t carrying unwanted body fat and is becoming a better athlete. I hope the other freshmen are preparing like Big Sam!
Wrap Up of Christian Cuspard
Christian came to DST with a goal of winning the MAC Coaches Powerlifting Meet and having a great senior year of football. Unfortunetly, Christian did not win the Powerlifting Meet in February. He trained harder and entered his first legit Powerlifting meet in April in Pittsburgh, Pa. He won first place in the Bench Press and Dead Lift. That took Christian to the NFL Hall of Fame to compete in the Buckeye Classic. That is were Christian set a new WORLD RECORD on the DEAD LIFT by hitting 541 lbs. Christian holds the WORLD RECORD for his age (17) and weight (177 lbs).
Wrap Up of Drew Howard
Drew Howard stopped in DST this past December and from the get go had the intensity I wanted in the gym. Drew is a wrestler at Kent State and has a ferocious attitude when it comes to training. We set a goal in May to hit 170 lbs before he went back to college. In July Drew has already gone from 161 lbs 170 lbs. His strength levels continue to increase along with his mental toughness. This is going to be a big year for Drew!