Hi I’m Jake, I’ve been a shooting and outdoor enthusiast my whole life, most of which was mandatory, growing up on a farm in the midwest. I used to be a fat kid and found the gym in my early teens and haven’t looked back since.
I was a track and field guy in high school and I played rugby at Purdue University for a couple of years. As I got closer to the real world, I decided I’d join the Marine Corps and I became an officer in the Marine Corps in 2008 earning both ground intelligence officer, and infantry officer occupational specialties, after earning a degree in psychology from Purdue University.
I’ve deployed to Helmand Afghanistan as a Task Force Intel officer and returned to the US to become a weapons platoon commander. Leading those Marines was the highlight of my Marine Corps career.
Currently, I am a Crossfit level one coach and have been doing Crossfit since 2007. Personally, I don’t really see a big difference in various types of fitness. Crossfit, Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, etc, are all just different goals in your fitness journey, not separate entities.