A Plastic Surgeon's Journey into Sports, Fitness, Nutrition, and Injury Prevention

LOS ANGELES - Aug. 3, 2020 - PRLog -- From the time that Kenneth Hughes was capable of walking, he was running. His journey through fitness and sports started at about nine months of age according to his mother.  Dr. Hughes would run back-and-forth across the bathroom floor and slide in his pajamas.  His mother just knew that he was going to fall down and open a huge cut on his head or get knocked out.  Those things never happened but Dr. Hughes was into a lot of messes with all of his activities.

        Kenneth Hughes entered elementary school and competed in sports throughout those early years but nothing organized.  He was having fun during those years to say the least, but he was not really going after an athletic pursuit with a singular focus.  When he reached about the age of 12, Kenneth Hughes asked his parents to purchase a weight machine, and Dr. Hughes's odyssey into strength training began.  He would spend the majority of free time working out on that little machine and working different parts of the body.  Dr. Hughes recognized that strength training could provide manifold benefits to his athletic pursuits.  So he began to incorporate the weightlifting and the strength building exercises with other activities including soccer, Taekwondo, and swimming.

        Dr. Hughes began to get more serious by age 14 as he really began to focus on improving strength and size.  From the age of 14 to 18, Dr. Kenneth Hughes began making a transition from swimming and soccer to starting shotput and discus.  There was no coach for shotput or discus so he had to learn the technical aspects on his own.  In his first competition after practicing only a few weeks, he won his first shotput meet.

         That was the spark he needed to set his sights higher.  In less than a year, he was the state champion in the shotput.   By the outdoor season, he became the outdoor state champion and state record holder in the shotput.  By the end of his junior year,  he won the silver medal at the nationals in both the shotput and the discus.

         Dr. Hughes made the decision to decline many athletic scholarships and attended Harvard University, where he competed in track and field.   Throughout medical school and residency and fellowship, Dr. Hughes continued to exercise, lift weights, and build his body to keep in shape and relieve stress.

To learn more about Kenneth Hughes's site on bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition, and injury prevention please visit https://drkennethhughes.org

To learn more about Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, Los Angeles plastic surgeon, please visit https://www.drkennethbenjaminhughesmd.com

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