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Height: 6’2”

Weight (Off Season): 205 lbs

Weight (Contest): 175 lbs

Birthplace: Madison, WI

Live in: San Diego, CA

Job: Naval ship fitness nutrition director (civilian)

Years Powerlifting and Competing in fitness: 10

Josh Hockett

In fall 2007 I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at UW-Milwaukee in addition to completing a full season internship as a strength and conditioning coach with the Milwaukee Brewers MLB team following undergraduate school. During most of my undergraduate career I also did executive personal training part-time with Anytime Fitness in Milwaukee, WI.

I then enrolled at UW-La Crosse in Jan 2008 to pursue my Master’s degree in Exercise science which I completed in spring 2009. I volunteered with the athletic department as a strength coach for several teams during this time at UW-La Crosse. I finished graduate school via a capstone full-time internship with UW-Madison as an assistant strength coach.

For the next year following graduation I worked full time in my own small business LLC doing contracted personal training in southeast WI for local athletes and fitness competitors ages 18 and up. Soon however the desire to get back into a college/university setting got to be too much so in April 2010 I found myself moving to Columbia Missouri to take a position as a strength and conditioning coordinator with MizzoRec which I held for 2 years. At that same time I sat on the NSCA Missouri State Board and helped co-chair the NSCA state conference in 2011.

In June 2012 I left Missouri to take my current position as the afloat fitness/nutrition director with the US Navy as a full-time DoD civilian aboard the USS Ronald Reagan which at first spent 10 months in Washington State just outside of Seattle to then be relocated to its home port in San Diego, CA. In May 2015 I transferred over to an LHD, the USS Essex at Naval Base San Diego for the 8 month deployment I was just on through Dec 2015 in 5 th fleet. Our ship has been back in the yards at Naval Base San Diego since out return and we reside in the yards for another 16 months during work ups for ships overhaul and upgrades. Here I continue to work with the command of ~1000 sailors on all domains of fitness, sports performance, wellness and nutrition education.

I also train several male and female command members who pursue competitive fitness objectives such as powerlifting, bodybuilding, physique, figure and bikini competitions. This is the fastest growing sports club we have in our command at present with no signs of slowing.

I was certified as a CPT my 2 nd semester of my freshman year in April 2004, certified as a CSCS in Feb 2008 just after enrolling in graduate school and lastly I obtained my TSAC-F in November 2012. In October 2014 I passed my CISSN exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition as well. In April 2016 I was certified as a USAW level 1 club coach.

I also compete annually in USA Powerlifting and have done so since the spring 2009. I am now actively seeking sponsorship for my upcoming series of contest this fall from late October into November 2016.

Competition History:

  • Nov 2017 UNBA long beach (prolab) championships (3rd place mens novice, 4th place mens open)
  • Jul 2016 10K OCR the gladiator rock n run, barona resort, ca, 12th place mens open overall time
  • Sep 2013 ANBF culver city socal classic fitness challenge, 1st place mens overall, ANBF pro card (culver city)
  • Sep 2013 NPC border states classic, 6th place mens novice physique (san diego)
  • Nov 2010 mens open 93kg raw 2nd place, 3rd place, 3rd place USAPL missouri state open powerlifting meet.
  • Aug 2005 NPC lhwt fox cities natural championships, 8th place bodybuilding (fox cities wi)
  • fall 2004 INBF midwest championships lhwt 4th place bodybuilding (madison wi)
  • Spring 2003 INBF midwest championships lhwt 4th place bodybuilding (madison wi)