Prior to coming to the Sun City, Adamson worked at Virginia Commonwealth University for two years. Adamson has also worked in the strength & conditioning programs of Winona State University, Arizona State University, and the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
Adamson received his masters in Sport Leadership at VCU in 2006, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a degree in exercise science in 2003. Adamson's education also extends to his experience under the bar, as he is a competitive powerlifter. He has competed in three different weight classes and has obtained a 1510 total in the 198 lb weight class, a 1560 in the 220 lb weight class, and also a 610 lb deadlift in the 220 lb weight class.
Adamson is married to Erin, and they have one daughter, Sedona Brooke.