Client Testimonial: Chris Josten
July 4th of 2018 I was 284 lbs and very out of shape. I couldn't sleep more than an hour or so at a time and I was always fatigued and out of breath. I was at a family reunion and someone had taken a picture of me and my uncle's and I saw it and realized that I didn't recognize myself. I decided to make a change.
I have been a professional arm wrestler for several years and thought if anything could get me motivated that would. So I set a goal to compete at the national championship on June 1, 2019, in the 198 lb class. I had never competed in that class before. I ended up weighing in at 192 lbs fully dressed and went undefeated in the 198 lb left-hand master's class. I took 3rd right-handed and then on day 2 I took 2nd in the 198 left hands open class.
That taught me I needed to work on my strength and conditioning. I looked online and found Wenning Warmups! Since then I have been watching everything Matt puts out and putting it into practice with my goals. Since starting the Wenning warmups and using the tips I have learned I went from a 315 bench to a 385! I had never squatted before and now I can do a set of 3 at 445! My mom, sister, and brother all got inspired by my journey and they have lost a combined 145 lbs too! Thank you Wenning Strength and Matt especially for showing me the ropes and that I can honestly be in the best shape of my life in my 40's!