Shaun N. Jafarian Shaun N. Jafarian hails from Salt Lake City UT and has been a student of strength and fitness for two decades. Having had the fortune of receiving coaching from Mark Rippetoe and Dan John, he has a passion for strength athletics. He has had an eclectic 14-year military career, from serving as a tank commander in the U.S. Marine Corps to a rated pilot in the Air National Guard. He studied mathematics at the University of Utah. This is his first article on the subject of strength and fitness. Articles No Chalk Allowed!