Return Of Aesthetics, Zach Zeiler

How did you get started?
At the age of 15 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Treatment for this type of Cancer meant that I would have to undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy. During these treatments, I missed the majority of my sophomore year in high school, lost time with friends, missed out on sports, and even spent my 16th birthday in a hospital bed. No matter how sick I got, or how depressed I became, I told myself that I would push through, that I would one day look back at my past experiences, as a stronger and more mindful individual. I did just that. After treatments were over, I weighed close to 106 lbs.

I went from having an athletic build before chemo, to becoming deathly skinny, and very fatigued mentally from all that I had went through. I needed a way to gain my strength back, and needed something to take out my frustration. This is where I discovered the weights.

I started out simple, just small bodyweight workouts in my basement, with some thrown in weight training, but eventually that lead to me getting my first gym membership. Once I had the proper equipment available, it motivated me to learn as much as I could about proper form, exercise, nutrition, and fitness in general.

I learned very quickly that results came as a result of sacrifice, and that the more I put into the lifestyle, the more I got out of it. Putting the endless hours in the gym most definitely lead to noticeable gains, and to the physique that you see me with today.” – Zach Zeiler interviewed by Simply Shredded


About pwl

I am a Systems Scientist with a Specialty in Systems Analysis and Computer Science and Neuro Linguistic Programming. I write software. I consult with large and small corporations on a variety of technical fields: finance, banking, insurance, construction, engineering, simulations, modeling, electronics, product design, systems integration, and much more. I am a writer. I am an atheist/anti-theist or "bright" - no invisible friends for me. You are free to be or "believe" what you want as long as you don't harm anyone in your actions in accordance with the non-aggression principle. I promote the natural human desire to freely trade with others and to relate with others in the context of the non-aggression principle and voluntary society with spontaneous order. I'm working to rebalance my body through various forms of body weight strength training such as hot yoga, calisthenics, in addition to free weights and old school strength training; and nutrition of course. I practice meditation of observing one's own breath without trying to change its rythym, which is something one can practice whatever one is doing in life (or whatever life is doing to one). I'm comitted to excellence and life long learning. If I can bring a smile to your face; if I can brighten your day; if I can learn from you; if I can teach you; if I can freely trade with you; if I can make a positive difference in your life; these are actions of success that I value. Live long and prosper.
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