Athletics and competition have always been staples in Bruce’s life. Before gaining accolades in powerlifting such as the CA state record for bench press and benching 635 lbs, he was a Division One Football Player at San Diego State University and played Rugby for OMBAC for a short stint as well. He even played arena football for the IFL this past winter, to live out his football dream which he thought were a thing of the past. His number one goal (besides inspiring the hell out of people) is to be the next WWE superstar. He knows this will take some time, and a ton of hard work and determination, but he’s no stranger to any of that. During college football, he suffered a career-ending injury (a popped disc in his lower back, L4, L5). He hit rock bottom and found himself suffering from depression. Suicide definitely entered his mind but thankfully he was able to overcome it. In fact, that is what pushes him everyday. As a personal trainer he always preaches ‘Never Give Up.’ He hopes that if people can see how hard he fights in the gym and has fought for his life, then hopefully they’ll realize they can fight for their lives as well. So here’s his reminder, as you’ll see in all of his Instagram posts, you have to give everything but NEVER GIVE UP.