Matt "Swoll" Christianer's journey into fitness began after a near fatal car accident at the age of 17. After nine years of training, he went on to compete and win his first ever bodybuilding show at the age of 26. In 2011, Matt became the 1st ever Pro in the IFBB for Men's Physique. Within the next two years, he achieved three Pro wins; 2012 IFBB O.C. Muscle Classic, 2012 IFBB Governor's Cup and 2013 IFBB LA Grand Prix. Matt's most recent win at the LA Grand Prix has qualified him to compete in the Olympia in Las Vegas this September. Currently residing in West Hollywood, Matt is pursuing opportunities in the fitness industry. Be sure to check out the July issue of Muscle & Fitness for Matt's most recent photo shoot.