I am honored to write this article about Force Barbell athlete, Garrett Burhenn. Garrett is a right-handed pitcher for the Lawrence North High School baseball squad. This is his second off-season at Force Barbell, and he has been a pleasure to be able to coach in the weight room. Garrett is one of those kids that every coach would like to have on their team. While you have players’ coaches you also have coaches’ players, and Garret is one of those. He isn’t somebody that you really have to motivate to work hard because he already has that in him. This is evident as he had a stellar Sophomore year on the mound for the Lawrence North Varsity baseball team. Garrett is constantly striving to be the best player he can be and there is no doubt in that at all. While some players constantly “say” they want to be the best, Garrett is actually putting in the work and dedication to get to the top. He is a role model I would tell younger athletes to look up to because he demonstrates the characteristics that separates GREAT players from the good. At Force Barbell we are very excited for his future in baseball and we look forward to watching him this spring as he takes the mound as a Junior for the Lawrence North Wildcats.
Here is more from Garrett himself…
Force Barbell: Tell us a little about yourself:
Garrett Burhenn: I just turned 17-years old, 4 people in my family (one little brother). I am a right-handed pitcher for Lawrence North High School.
FB: What is your favorite exercise?
G: Despite the challenge they bring, I love to do HICT (high-intensity continuous training) step-ups.
FB: Why do you train?
G: I train to get the most out of my body, because I am a very competitive athlete.
FB: How long have you been training at Force Barbell, and how did you get started?
G: 1 year ago as a sophomore (I am a junior now). I got started by listening to my teammates at LN (Lawrence North).
FB: What were your emotions and feelings when you were taking that first step?
G: I told myself that if I wanted to be as great as the athletes I was surrounded by, I had to really want it.
FB: What were your goals?
G: Gain mass because mass = gas (velocity), and train every day with a purpose to get better
FB: What goals have you been able to accomplish?
G: I have been able to compete in front of college scouts and show off what I have been working for.
FB: What new goals have you set for yourself?
G: Every time I walk through the door, I have a purpose to train. Give max effort and beat the athletes around me.
FB: What advice would you give to a new member or somebody looking to get started?
G: Make the most out of every day you are training. You have an opportunity to make yourself better, so take advantage of the great people and coaches and the great environment.