Fitness Then and Now

What I Used to Believe About Fitness vs What I believe Now

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Mission accomplishment!  That is all that mattered.  I do not know how I stayed in such great shape as a young Marine, there’s no evidence of any sort of athleticism in my genes, I smoked like a chimney, drank like a fish, and ate like garbage yet I consistently was in the top of my unit for the annual physical fitness test, never fell out of a conditioning hike, and could patrol for days surviving off of water, M&M’s, and Copenhagen snuff or Red Man chewing tobacco.  

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Author: James Conner , USMC (Ret.)

I am a 20 year United States Marine Corps veteran. I spent 10 years as an infantryman participating in many overseas deployments to include multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Currently living in Ireland, where I am enrolled as a student at the University of Limerick getting my degree in Exercise Science. Certified Fitness Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist,  Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach.