David Schuck’s love of fitness started early in life. Aspiring to be a superhero as a child he realized at age 13 upon witnessing a Marine doing one-handed, handstand push-ups, that his fantasy could to some degree become a reality. This experience kick started a daily routine of push-ups and sit-ups.
David played football in high school which taught him basic strength and conditioning, started powerlifting, Isshin Ryu Karate and Parkour and at age 16 and qualified for nationals in powerlifting with 900 lbs. total in maxes in the 145 body weight. His Sensei Hanula taught him self-defense as well as meditation, which helped him to control his emotions and overcome depression from past events. By the age of 21 he trained in mixed martial arts, learned boxing, muai thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu along with some wrestling and judo.
Wanting to incorporate training into his everyday life, David applied his knowledge of fitness to his job. While unloading boxes for UPS he used his athletic abilities to perform quickly and efficiently, while adding handstand push-ups on the truck’s extender and carefully knocking down boxes, catching them as they fell.
After getting his certification in Personal Training, he worked with kids and adults applying unique teaching methods. He entered Jui Jitsu competitions and as a white belt in the blue belt division won 1st place in both gi and no gi, then went on to become Maryland’s new breed intermediate no gi champion. His goals include progressing in Jui Jitsu, continuing to compete and design workout progressions that quickly build athletic abilities.
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