Craig Campbell Bio
I have a B.S. Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. I also hold the coveted Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the NSCA. The CSCS is considered to be the top fitness certification in the world and is the gold standard for professional strength & conditioning coaches/trainers in major college and professional sports.
In addition, I have 26 years of experience in fitness, physical therapy and athletics and have helped over 5000 people lose weight, build incredible physiques, significantly improve athletic performance and regain their lives!
When I sat down to write this page I began by listing my accomplishments, education and experience as everyone does when writing an “About Me” page. But it just didn’t feel right. You don’t know me yet, so let me tell you a little about myself and I‘ll get to those accomplishments later.
As a young lad I alternated between being small and frail and small and chubby. This trend of up and down weight gain continued until it peaked at the start of eighth grade. I returned home from a summer visit to my Grandmother’s weighing in at 165 pounds, which wouldn’t have been so bad if I wasn’t 5’4”! I wasn’t obese but my body-shape was starting to resemble a soccer ball (my new favorite sport after living in England for a time).
I was put on a strict diet of healthy foods and started playing soccer daily. After a year the snickers I heard about the fat kid at soccer practice were gone and I was scoring a lot of goals. I felt good about myself except that girls rarely talked to me except to tell me to get out of their way. I was still a fairly shy nerdy kid. And while I no longer was teased about my weight, I was easy fodder for the bullies. I had grown to about 5’9” but tipped the scales at a very unmanly 128 pounds! My life however was about to change.
Flipping channels one Saturday afternoon I came upon the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. There was Arnold in all of his glory; huge, ripped, looking like the superheroes I read in all of my comics. I was blown away! Is this possible for me? I had no idea what I was doing but I grabbed my Dad’s ten pound dumbbell, shook off the dust and got to work.
As time went by, I learned and trained hard. Seven years later I was hovering between 190-198lbs and had 17 inch arms. I wasn’t the biggest or the strongest guy in the gym (not by a long shot!) but I felt good about myself and my future athletic endeavors. Then right when all seemed right in the world, as fate would have it, tragedy struck. In a sparring match at my martial art school (another thing I had thrown myself into) a guy kicked my arm out of my socket. The pain was unreal! The labrum in my shoulder was torn and lacking sufficient insurance or money at that point in my life I had to take the few things the doctor showed me and rehabbed it myself. Lifting heavy weights was no longer an option. As upsetting as my shoulder injury was, it became the catalyst that forced me in new directions.
I made my way through college, worked in physical therapy and athletics and along the way I learned that by combining nutrition, exercise and most importantly the power of the mind I could help people produce incredible results.
Mark Twain once said “The two most important days of your life are the day that you were born and the day you find out why.”
I am here I believe, to help you better yourself. You have the power within you to not only remake your body but to change your whole life!