I started training with James in October of 2017 after I competed in my second meet at the USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals. I was new to the powerlifting world, and had only been training for about a year, so I was looking for someone that could help mentor and teach me about this sport. He helped me prepare for the 2018 A7 Bar Grip Pro Raw Challenge at the Arnold. His programming is sound, and the best that you can get. He was also able to help manage a shoulder injury through programming during training, and I was still able to manage big personal records across the board. His programming helped me place 10th overall at the Arnold with a 20 point jump in wilks, 44 pound total increase, and personal records in all three lifts.