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Wall of Legends: #2 Trader José
By Evan Clark, NSCA-CPT
September 1471 – December 1536
In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue on a quest for an alternative route to Asia and all the spices and tradable goods it held. Columbus is perhaps the most famous of the old-school explorers because he was the spearhead of contact for Europe and the newly-found Americas. One explorer, however, who is much more famous in the meathead community, is Trader José.
Trader José, whose country of birth is unknown, is more legend than man. As the story goes, when Christopher Columbus set out in search of alternate routes to Asia, Trader José set out ooking for better prices on whey protein, meats, cheeses, peanut butter, and pre-workout supplements.
His Ship: “La Protéina"
Commissioned by a wealthy, muscular aristocrat, Trader José loaded up his ship, “La Protéina”, with dumbbells, a squat rackand a bench press. He figured the sailors could use the mast/sails as a pull up bar, as bringing one would just lessen the bounty the ship could carry on its return trip.
He set sail in 1494 and traveled the globe bartering and discovering new lands. He set up a small market in the American colonies and started selling a plethora of delicious food products at a reduced rate. His store front grew into a massive conglomerate that now serves millions of meatheads worldwide delicious bulking food at delicious prices.