My name is Christopher "Jersey Beast" Lopez and weight training saved my life.
I lived a life of mediocrity, where "good enough" was plenty, and had no real life goals.
I had zero confidence and had trouble approaching women.
I thought that my past defined who I was to become and was unsure of what the future held for me.
I cared too much of what other people thought about my goals, ambitions, and ideas so I worked endless hours building the dreams of others for way less that I was worth.
I was an average student, and failed out of a nationally ranked university's engineering program just to hear people tell me I would never amount to anything.
...Until I had enough and started lifting weights. I was 18.
Some may say I got into the iron game late. But honestly, you don't find the weights the weights find you – only when you’re ready.
And when they finally hit the doorstep of the 'house of mediocrity' where you've been living, they don't knock, they kick the motherf*cker down.
The weights can be your best friend of your worst enemy simply because they can bring the best out of you, or kick you in the ribs when you’re down.
The reality is, you have the ability to choose which it's going to be. Don't puss out when you feel like they're beating your face into the chalk covered floor. Show up. Rise up. Grind. Make every rep count. Your life depends on it.
See, it took me a while to figure this out. But the weights literally saved my life.
I was a heavy smoker and drinker in college. I ate way to much of the wrong foods. I felt like garbage, and my confidence matched my energy levels. I had no direction.
I came across a basic bodybuilding program online, stumbled into my first gym, and got to work. The rest was history.
Once I started training, everything improved.
Women treated me differently, and men started to respect me solely based on how I looked (sad, but true).
I had the confidence to leave an 80 hour/week job that sucked the life out of me.
I grabbed my balls and started a successful business in a town where I didn't even know 1 person (literally).
I stopped caring what people thought or me or my ideas.
I learned how to eat for fat loss and building muscle.
I began setting small, then large (sometimes viewed as unrealistic, unattainable) goals. [Remember what I said about not caring about people's opinions?]
I started connecting with like-minded people.
I overcame major physical setbacks, injuries, and surgeries to come back stronger than ever and total over 1300 lbs on the squat, bench press, and deadlift.
I stopped making excuses for why life wasn’t going my way.
I took ownership of what I was in the past and who I was to become.
Now, I know what your thinking – “Cool story bro, but how does this help me?”
Glad you asked.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
It ALL starts in the weight room.
In the past 15+ years, I’ve f*cked up – a lot. I've trained too much and I've eaten too little when trying to get lean. I've spent thousands of dollars on supplements that didn't work. I listened to every guy who was bigger than me in the gym, and couldn't figure out why I wasn't making gains. The bottom line?
I don’t want you to do the same.
I set up this site (the Beast Brotherhood) to help like minded guys avoid the “long way home” and hit their goals faster. Here you’ll find programs to help you not only build more muscle, get stronger, and get leaner.
I'm literally putting over 15 years of trial and error in one place for you to access whenever you want.
This site is my way of helping you skip all the f*uck ups I made along the way.
If you’re willing to put in some 'old-school' effort into getting WHAT YOU WANT, then I'm here to unconditionally help you get where you want to be. Trust me, it all starts with submitting to the fact that you'll learn more about yourself in a room full of weights than you can anywhere else. You just have to be hungry to change your life.