David Cogdell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the metro Atlanta area. He was an overweight child who became an obese adult until deciding to make some changes to his life. David lost over 100 pounds adhering to flexible dieting and in the process discovered a love of lifting heavy weights. Powerlifting became a passion for David because of the opportunity to compete against himself while engaging in an exceptionally supportive community. He believes in “Better Living Through Lifting” and is working to lessen the stigma associated with mental health treatment while sharing his knowledge with the community he loves.