1970's ! 1980's
Sifu Ray Hager's
Love Affair With Conditioning Began at the Age of Twelve. With Hard Work and Under the Expert Guidance of 1976 and 1978 Mr. Universe
Sifu Ray Recieved a Firm Foundation of Understanding Strength Training as Opposed to power Training.
He Then Changed to Powerlifting, where he again Exceled Under the Expert Guidance of 1980 World Powerlifting Champion
Setting a Virginia State Deadlift Record and a Virginia State Total Record in 1982.
By 1989 Sifu Ray was well on his way to Unveiling the Eastern Conditioning Arts as well, Achieving A Third Degree a Black Belt In Jiu Jitsu Under Sheehan Ernie Reynolds.