I’d like to first thank anyone and everyone who visits this site, and takes the time to read our blogs.
My brother and I have put this site together in the hopes to share our journey of fitness, archery, and eventually hunting. It’s kind of an interesting story, we’re identical twins that took two completely different paths in life. We have always shared common interests, but I wouldn’t say we were close growing up during our teenage years. I have always been involved in some kind of sport, and I’ve been lifting since highschool. My brother has always been involved with art in some capacity, and devoted countless hours playing guitar in numerous bands. He’s currently the guitarist in a punk band called CAMPAIGN, they’re pretty fucking awesome! We never really shared a common ground during our teenage years, and this continued later into out early to late twenties. I attended college a few hours away and was a college athlete, while my brother stayed at home and earned his degree. I moved away after college, moved around every couple of years, and ended up landing a coaching job at Mississippi State University. He came out and visited a few times, got on the field to watch some football games, and started to become closer over the next few years. Currently we live about 10 minutes away from each other in Atlanta.
We were boy scouts growing up, have always enjoyed outdoor activities, went to scout camp every year, really enjoyed shooting a traditional recurve bow, but never got a chance to shoot a compound bow. We were encouraged to do boy scouts by our father, made it one rank away from eagle scout, but eventually ended up leaving it because of him. Our father grew up in Utah, worked on a farm, was always outdoors camping and hiking, and was a hunter. This was something that he never introduced us into, he always said “Hunting in Georgia is just controlled chaos, and isn’t a challenge.” My brother recently went through a divorce this past November, and while on a trip to Las Vegas with some friends he had a chance to shoot a bow again. He came back with a new purpose, he was inspired again, he was ready to get in shape, and inspired me to start shooting with him. He started talking about a few guys in particular (Cameron Hanes, John Dudley, Brandon Lilly, Joe Rogan) that really gave him a kick in the ass and he reached out to me to start hitting the gym. Since reaching out he’s been hitting the gym hard, and watching his caloric intake. He’s been more or less following a keto diet, and he’s currently following the Hal Higdon half marathon training.
My Brother has made huge strides towards losing weight and improving his overall fitness, we’ve signed up for a tough mudder in October, and I’m hoping going to get him to run the Thanksgiving half marathon with us this year. It’s great to see him passionate about fitness because it’s something that I’ve been passionate about or a long time. Don’t get me wrong I am in no way a fitness model, I’ve fucked up a lot on the my path to lifting and fitness, but I’ve learned a lot and hope to share what I’ve learned to whoever wants to listen. Watching him in the gym learning how to properly lift, killing his workouts, and sticking to his diet has inspired me to follow his passion. We are currently waiting for our sights to get in from Spot Hogg so that we can get our bows set-up, and I definitely can’t wait. Working out has allowed us to spend more time together, and I know archery and eventually hunting will do the same.