Chris Brooks is a competitive Olympic weightlifter, 2015-16 Alabama Men’s 77kg Senior State Champion, and USA Weightlifting coach. He began strength training at the age of 12 and participated in a variety of competitive sports, including football, jiu jitsu, and powerlifting at both the high school and collegiate levels. In 2009, Chris joined the Marine Corps and served three tours in Afghanistan. While in the Marine Corps, he was responsible for ensuring the physical fitness and combat readiness of the Marines under his charge. In May 2016, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Fitness, Conditioning, and Performance from Auburn University and is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach.