About Me

I realized that I have been blogging for a while and I haven’t really given any background information about myself.

My name is John, but I go by my nick name J.A.  I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and I have lived there for over 30 years before recently moving to Staten Island.

I first started working out with weights in High School and I haven’t stopped ever since.  I also started running in High School, including 2 years of High School track and field and one year in College.

My track and field career ended with me winning the City University Outdoor Long Jump in 1998. (Division 3, no big deal).

After retiring from track and field, I became interested in power lifting and have since competed in over 20 competitions.

So what do I do now?

I consider myself a mix between a power lifter, runner and amateur bodybuilding.  Really it depends on what mood I am in.  But most recently I have been focusing on amateur bodybuilding and I pride myself on being able to build a natural 6-pack every summer.


Ripped abs

I hope you enjoy my site.  I have a book out on amazon.com, The Automatic 6-pack, and a second book coming out in early 2017.

I am also a big fan of traveling.  In the last several years I have been to the following:

  • Mardi Gras
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Preakness
  • Estonia
  • Sweden
  • Ireland (St Patrick’s Day)
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Niagara Falls
  • Key West, Florida
  • Vancouver

And much more….

I hope you enjoy my website.  Besides a second book coming out, I would “love” to hold my own race in the near time future.



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