Social support is the physical and emotional comfort given to us by our family, friends, co-workers and others. It is knowing that we are part of a community of people who love and care for us, and value and think well of us. In those words, please help me in congratulating Mr. Kevin Kraham in his hard work; dropping pounds of fat, 20 lbs. to be exact, a 100% increase bench press, squat and push press, and increasing his overall conditioning.

Kevin called me up just a few weeks after leaving the hospital. He had just recovered from a serious injury, and said he got my information from a mutual friend and was looking for a new Personal Trainer that wasn't looking to put him in the hospital or kill him.

Kevin just got through a serious injury that people often get when they are in a serious earthquake or bombing attack, yes you read that correctly, a serious bombing attack. The condition is called Rhabdomyolysis, or Rhadbo for short. It is an extreme over usage of muscles that can lead to severe tissue and muscle damage, breaking down the body. In Kevin's case, his former trainer had him doing way too many reps and sets of exercise way too early in a training program.

Progressing through exercise, Kevin has made a remarkable recovery and has excelled beyond his former goals. When people talk about workhorses and doing work, they're talking about Kevin. Luckily we train in a basement gym with no windows or too much public interaction because most people would not understand what the guy in the corner is doing; it's called hard work, and hard work delivers real results.

Kevin will be running a half-marathon in June.