The Captain's Lifestyle ™
Fitness. Nutrition. Recovery. Mindset.
It's time for you to become the Captain of your own life.
"This is your Captain speaking!"
I grew up in Northern California, played baseball throughout high school and once I graduated I played on travel teams. During that time I was attending CrossFit twice a day, still living at home, no job, no obligations, living the life. I decided it was time for something more. I wanted to serve my country.
I joined the Marine Corps in 2014 served as a Machine Gunner. During the four years of my enlistment, I was deployed to Okinawa, Japan and South Korea. The rest my time was spent at Camp Pendleton, California. At that time, I was a heavy drinker. Weekends would consist of drinking and barracks shenanigans. Frequently driving back to base still drunk and passing out in my car. One weekend I was at a beach house party. Already wasted, I decided to take a couple hits from my friend's weed vape. To make a long story short I ended up jumping from rooftop to rooftop, breaking my ankle on the last jump. This was a huge wake up call.
I would end up missing my second deployment due to my ankle. I suddenly had tons of free time. I could either spend it playing video games and drinking my sorrows away or I could break my old habits and take action to make productive use of my time. I chose the latter.
Growing up, I always despised reading, like, actually hated it. I would avoid it at all costs. But with all this free time and a new attitude, I started. Not Harry Potter or some murder mystery, but educational books. Ones that would improve not only me but also my coaching skills. I just wish I would have started sooner. I also began to listen to a lot of educational podcasts instead of music. In addition, I signed up for some online college classes.
You might think that with a broken ankle I would have stopped working out. Quite the contrary. I started working out more! I was determined to lose as little strength as possible and be back to 100% in no time. Even with a cast on my right ankle, I continued to work my legs while also improving my upper body weaknesses. This is when I taught myself how to handstand walk. I figured, "If I can't walk on my feet, I might as well learn to walk on my hands." That is the type of mindset you need to have if you want to achieve anything.
Oh yeah, I also quit drinking, like completely. I realized how much it affected my training, recovery, sleep quality, overall health and well being. So I gave it up, and I've been sober ever since. It's hard to have that level of commitment to something. It's hard not to give in to peer pressure and temptations. Fully committing to something is difficult, whether it be giving up alcohol, changing your diet, going to the gym, or anything else. That's where I come in.
I can help guide you along the way, if you let me. That's why I created The Captain's Lifestyle. People began approaching me, asking how I was able to stick to the changes I made. So if this is something you can relate to, or you are just looking to optimize your life, let's make it happen Captain!
The Captain's Lifestyle ™
Are you ready to become the Captain of your own life?
Living the Captain's Lifestyle means that you are in control of every aspect of your life and are constantly striving to improve yourself. You accept nothing shy of excellence.
You control what you put into your body. You control the amount of time you spend working towards your goals. You realize success doesn't happen overnight. You stick to the process day in and day out no matter how hard it gets. No matter how much you don't want to get up out of bed, you do, and you put in the work. You live for the challenge.
You realize what you have control over and don't stress about the things you do not. You take control of your own mind and don't let it control you. You don't react to a situation, you respond. You don't let your emotions or impulses control the situation. You are a leader and an inspiration to those around you.
You have a dominating presence when you enter a room because you know that you can handle any situation. You are confident and assertive. You don't let people push you around and you know to ask for help when you need it. You don't have all the answers and are always willing to learn.
You are aware of the person you want to become and you don't stray from the path to success, no matter how difficult it seems, no matter how others may try to influence you in another direction. You are obsessed with growth.
You are the Captain of your own life.
Now change all the "You's" to "I's" and read this again, out loud.
Changing your lifestyle is hard, but misery loves company, so let's navigate you along your path to excellence!
"Today, I will do what others won't. So tomorrow I can do what others can't." -Jerry Rice
I can provide you with personalized workouts depending on your goals and individual needs. Programming designed specifically for you can drastically improve your progress.
"Eat real food, not too much, mostly plants."
I will provide personalized nutritional suggestions based on your goals and level of dedication. As well as tips on meal timing, eating out, and what to eat when. Changing your diet can be extremely difficult, I will encourage you every step of the way and help keep you accountable.
Mobility Work and Corrective Exercises
"All human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves." -Kelly Starrett
Can't squat below parallel? I can help with that. Can't do a proper front squat or overhead squat? I can help with that. I will send you specific warm ups and stretches to get you moving properly. Your knees will thank me.
"Sometimes what we call 'failure' is really just that necessary struggle called learning." -Carol Dweck
Having a growth mindset will help you overcome even the most difficult situations. I will help instill this type of mindset in you by encouraging you to always focus on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives. If the voice in your head was projected on a loud speaker, would you be proud of what it's saying?
Sleep and Recovery
"You either take recovery seriously, or you don't really care about performance." -Active Life Rx
If you are getting less than 8 hours of sleep per night you are missing out on some amazing health benefits. Such as cognitive function, reaction time, and muscle recovery. I used to struggle with sleep as well. I will provide you the sleep strategies I used along with suggestions tailored to your needs to ensure you optimize your time in bed.
"A lifestyle change begins with a vision and a single step." -Jeff Galloway
Do you have a morning routine? Why not? Because as Tim Ferris says, "If you win the morning you win the day." I will provide suggestions on how to improve your daily habits in order to get the most out of your life. Small habit changes, done consistently, add up over time and can be critical to living up to your maximum potential.
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CrossFit Adaptive Athlete Trainer
CrossFit Spot the Flaw
Programming and Athlete Development Seminar
CrossFit Dana Point
Another Level CrossFit
United States Marine Corps