My name is Seth Larsen, DO, CSCS, and I'm a board-certified family physician for SteadyMD and strength coach at Unicorn Strength Training. I also happen to be a former NCAA Division III football player who now competes as a nationally-qualified middleweight strongman, amateur highland games athlete, and elite-level deadlifter.
For as long as I have studied science, anatomy and physiology have fascinated me, especially that of the musculoskeletal system. The more I learned, the more I realized how applicable these principles are to myself as an athlete, especially after all the injuries I've had.
After graduating high school, I completed a bachelor's degree in neuroscience and biology at Dickinson College before attending the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. All the while, athletics, and more specifically strength training, were a part of my life. Even during the hard times of residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, I built my garage gym to help keep me going. From lifting with my high school and college football teams, personal training between semesters at Dickinson, dabbling in triathlons and obstacle races at the beginning of medical school, to finally transitioning to strength athletics for good at the end of 2012, the iron was always there.
I already knew what the iron could do for me; the weights had transformed my body and hardened my mind, but it was at this time that I began to study further the effects that strength training has on all aspects of human physiology, and how it can improve both health and happiness.
It is with that thought in mind that I started this website. Lifting and medicine are my passions, and I want to show you all how closely connected the two can be. If implemented properly, one can improve health through strength, and ultimately strength through health. Let's make my dream of a stronger, healthier world come true together.
(P.S. that beautiful brunette is my amazing wife, Taylor. None of this would be possible without her. Sorry ladies!)
And if that's not enough, you can keep up with me on Instagram @paging.dr.meathead!