He trained hard and learned everything he could from Paradise, and it worked. He was fit, he could move, his clients were doing well and he made a name for himself. There was only one thing missing; maxmial strength. It was no good to be able to move and run really far if he could not move heavy loads. As a Soldier, he may need to pick someone up and move them around or out of a truck. So, he started strongman training. He bought a tire that he could not flip, he made sandbags and found a keg and axle bars. He'd pull sleds and swing heavy kettlebells. Kept his conditioning but added 10lbs of muscle in less than a year. By the end of the summer 2013 he could flip the tire all day with no issues, his deadlift and squat went up nearly 100lbs each, and he realized he was no slower or in worse shape from adding these movements and putting strength first. Then in 2014 he got the news he was being to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.