We all have different missions in life. We all have different goals. Some people want to be self-sufficient in their old age; some want to be military special operators; some just want to look and feel good as they approach mid-life.

Military units train to accomplish their mission. We should do the same as individuals. Being mission capable means you can accomplish your mission, which means to live the life you want to live. The goal is to get to mission capable and continue to thrive through constant improvement. This site is a resource for anyone wishing to perform to their highest potential based on their mission.

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I have written more than one hundred blog posts since 2014 when I started this site, all free of charge. The blog will be continually updated with new content. Anything on there is worth your time in my opinion. Its use has no strings attached. I am just trying to inform people of things I have found successful.

Start reading, go check out the blog intro page. It will help you navigate all 100+ articles based on date, topics, category, or to search the site on your own.


I also have premium coaching services for those who want more custom guidance. If you are interested in hiring me as a coach to develop a custom training and/or diet plan or for health, fitness and performance consulting, learn more here.


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About Me

I am an active duty US Army Soldier, exercise physiologist, and tech nerd. I have been obsessed with training and nutrition since I was 14 when I fell in love with lifting weights. I received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology before joining the Army. I was in the Fall semester of the last year of my master’s program deciding whether to get a job or continue in academia in a PhD program in September 2001. Had the terrorist attacks not happened that day, I would likely be in the health/strength and conditioning field. I felt a need to serve and give back to a country that gave me so much, so l left that career path for another. I was in US Army Basic Training within four months of defending my master’s thesis and finishing grad school. I spent the next 15 months in training (basic training, officer candidate school, officer basic course, Ranger School) before arriving at my first assignment in 2004. I have completed combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have had the privilege of leading Soldiers at many levels up to and including as a battalion commander. I never stopped learning in the field of human performance and health, however, continuing to read books, listen to podcasts, watch videos, and experiment on myself and others. I spend 5-10 hours per week staying on top of current research and the most cutting edge health and performance techniques.

I have programmed training and diet plans for myself, clients, friends, and family for more than 30 years for such goals/events as general health/wellness/longevity, bodybuilding, powerlifting, CrossFit competitions, Tactical Games, US Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), US Army Ranger School, US Army Best Ranger Competition, US Army Special Operations Command Soldier of the Year competition, the Bataan Death March, running marathons, ToughRuck/ruck march marathons, the FBI physical fitness test, high school wrestling, and high school football.

The series of posts entitled “What I’m Up To Now” will be kept current to show what I am doing in my personal life.


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