TEAM RUN: 4 months
ATHLETES: Tony, Ernest, Brian, Dana, Frank
# OF CONTESTS: 2
Everything has to begin somewhere. Phase One was our beginning, and an enthusiastic one at that.
At the time these men started they were taking a huge leap of faith. This program had never been run before, and quite frankly we had no idea where it would go. Yet where it went was incredible.
Lives were changed. Perspectives were broadened. And it all came out of the physique sports. These men were patient yet aggressive, and loyal even under the duresses of a first-run effort.
Phase One refers to a theory of competition used in The Next Level. Yet it also applies to the position this team had in our history: the first phase of our success.