Eventually, Alex moved to live with his grandparents in another city and continued his karate there. During this time, Alex was heavily influenced by his grandfather, who had always been involved in fitness, and motivated him. At home, Alex’s grandfather built rings and parallel bars. So even while he was attending karate classes, Alex would exercise at home. He began practicing pull-ups, chest-presses, and pushups. And during his workouts, his grandfather was always beside him to support him, push him to do one more set, and count his pushups.