Derek Anthony has been lifting since 1986. He started out old school using plastic weights. For the most part it was only a couple of months a year for three years. He didn't get serious until summer of '89. From there he started lifting 5 days a week consistently, while building up his exercise equipment. Most of his training even to this day has been at home. He currently resides in southeastern Massachusetts.
He hold titles from both the N.A.B.F. and A.N.B.C. He did eight shows his first year, placing first in four of them. His highest bench was 350 at 150 lbs. Derek is, and has been a drug free bodybuilder to the date of this book. He has been featured on PAX TV and can be found on PreParing for a body building competition video.
He weighed less than 120 lbs when he first started and now averages 170 lbs with about five per cent body fat. He has learned from some of the best, and continues to learn much on his own. Derek Anthony is certified by the International Fitness Professional Associates. He has been training clients on and off for many years. Most of his teaching comes from his personal research. His other hobbies include producing and recording music, and fixing computers. He is an A+ computer technician, so if your computer needs to get in better shape as well try giving him a call. (Currently known as the cable guy).