David Hernandez fell in love with sports, fitness, and nutrition as a young child when he became involved in Little League Football at the age of 8. He was soon involved in baseball, basketball, karate, soccer, volleyball, and boxing as well. However David was always told he was too skinny, that he wasn't big enough or fast enough to be good at sports! This only increased his passion for sports and his drive to be the best.
At the age of 12 he began working out at the YMCA in order to gain weight and build muscle, and he soon developed a fascination with bodybuilding, which soon became his passion. He began to buy muscle magazines; he researched bodybuilding on the internet, and started putting into practice everything he was learning. Soon David was one of the few sophomores to play varsity football, and he became the fastest runner on the team. He eventually became captain of his high school football team, and was a First Team, All City, wide receiver with multiple scholarship offers coming in.