I started working with Billy Yancey and the ANABO program during my junior year of high school. I had just finished my junior season at Ocean Lakes, my first as a full time starter. I finished my junior season at 6 feet 3 inches and 255 pounds. I was only able to bench press about 225 pounds. In short, I was a decent high school football player, with some athleticism, on an above average team. I wanted to improve my athleticism and strength coming into my senior year, not only to win football games, but also for recruitment purposes. I called Billy, and met with him a few days later. During the meeting, we talked about where I was as a player, and where I wanted to be. I thought our meeting was coming to a close, but then he asked me, “ready to get started?” I worked out for the next hour.
The ANABO program is put together perfectly. I started at an okay level, working out with Billy 3 times a week. I quickly figured out I had a lot of work to do. I would be pushed in every workout; there was not a day that I ever walked out thinking “man that was easy.” I walked out every day sore as could be, but I knew I got better every single day. Every rep counted at ANABO, and Billy made sure I did every single rep. Once the summer ended, I had to figure out how to fit in my sessions with Billy, go to school, and go to football practice. Billy didn’t hesitate to tell me, “See you at 6 a.m.” So for the entire fall I worked out at ANABO at 6 a.m. ANABO’s doors were always open for me, and I saw improvement in my strength and speed relatively quickly. My hand speed improved, and so did my endurance. I would always tell Billy, “I may not be able to finish, but I will never quit.” He would never let me quit. The ANABO system is built to make you better, and that’s exactly what it did.
I finished my senior season at Ocean Lakes High School the best way possible. I could bench press around 300 pounds, I weighed 275 pounds, and my forty time was just under 5.0 seconds. Everything had paid off. If that wasn’t good enough, I captained a team to its first state championship and finished the season ranked as the second best lineman in the state of Virginia. I was named an Army/National Guard Academic All-American, and after mulling over where I wanted to go play football, proudly signed to play football at the United States Coast Guard Academy. My commitment to the Coast Guard Academy came with another challenge: height-weight standards. I was weary of my ability to lose enough weight to be admitted on reporting-in day. I weighed 280 pounds and was 25.5% body fat. I needed to report at/under 22% body fat. Once again, ANABO was where I found myself. I worked out 6 days a week for the next 3 and half months. Billy also taught me how to eat as well as I trained. With these two components working hand in hand. I dropped 40 pounds and reported in to the Coast Guard Academy at 240 pounds and 19.5% body fat, well under the line of 22%. None of this would have been possible without the help of the ANABO program, and there is not a better system for a football player out there. It works. The results are evident, the rewards are outstanding, and the mindset it teaches you to have will stick with you forever. ANABO is the place where athletes become champions, because at ANABO, IT’S COMING
February 15, 2016