Dissident Spotlight: David Sugerik October 11, 2017 00:00
What made you first get into fitness?
What motivates you to show up every day?
My family. A large reason I do this is to try and fend off the history of heart disease on both sides of my family. My dad had a drinking problem and showed me the vulnerability of his disease. It terrified me. So anything that I can do to make my heart and body stronger for a longer life is my goal. I want to be there for my wife and (future) kids. I want to be healthy and be a great role model.
What are your health and fitness goals for the future?
I’d like to compete in some powerlifting competitions. I’ve found a true love in that and it would be fun to share that moment with like-minded people. On the other hand, I truly just want to feel incredible — and by incredible, I mean sore AF.
What is your favorite exercise?
By far, traditional deadlifts.
At first, I thought it would be cool to rep the brand, but then I came across TEAM DSDNT. I saw that it is a network of people from all over the world, sharing their love for a fit life — inspiring and motivating each other. It’s a true fit family and I love that. I feel like I have long lost friends everywhere and hope that in my travels, I have the pleasure of meeting!
What is your favorite Dissident piece?
My “NEVER QUIT. NEVER GIVE UP.” tank top!
What is your proudest fitness achievement?
Entering the 1000 Pound Club.
What is your advice to anyone seeking to improve their health and fitness lifestyle?
Take baby steps and surround yourself with people who support you. Confidence takes time. The “know how” takes time. Have and make time. If you commit, the results feel invigorating.
What is your favorite quote?
“You are the only person on Earth who can use your ability.” — Zig Ziglar