Stephen Nave
CEO Competitive Performance Strategies
CEO Combat Athlete Training Systems

Steve’s philosophy is simple: “You must believe that winning/goal attainment/mission accomplishment is possible.  As long as you truly believe that you can reach your goals and objectives, you will.  That belief in yourself and abilities is real.  Tangible.  It’s that belief that creates the passion that will drive you to willingly pay the price for your success.”

Steve served 23 years in the U.S. Navy, with 18 as a Navy SEAL. He was also a Navy SEAL Instructor in the Naval Special Warfare Physical Training Center in Coronado, California and trained the men in BUD/S who would go on to become SEALs. Steve understands what it means to take people to the edge and beyond, testing their physical strength, muscle endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capabilities as well as increasing mental toughness through establishing a winning mindset. Steve is multi-faceted. Concurrent to his physical training and coaching, he works protecting the oceans commercial vessels from the piracy threat across most of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.

We all know the importance of exercise, but not too many people know the importance of the equipment we use to perform our exercise. People are getting smarter about their exercise or training choices to meet their fitness goals and aspirations.  As the fitness industry is shifting towards movement based exercise and away from isolation movements, the timing is just right for the amazing benefits of the Bulgarian Bag.  There are so many choices out there, kettlebells, TRX, dumbbells, barbells, and bands.  How does someone make the best decision on which tools (or combination of tools) to use to meet his or her fitness goals?  Steve believes that the use of education and training to help people really understanding why they are using a particular tools over another is rooted in the best decision making, not only for meeting your fitness goals, but, being the most effective with your time spent on training compared to the potential results and benefits attained.  

Steve’s Certifications include:

  • Creator of the Dynamic Load Based Training Systems and Certification
  • Creator of the Suples Bulgarian Bag Certification
  • Creator of IBBC (International Bulgarian Bag Confederation)
  • Suples Master Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Level 1
  • PTA Global Advanced
  • PTA Global Mentorship Level 1
  • Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP)
  • Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Instructor (RKC)
  • American Kettlebell Coach (AKC)
  • Certified Kettlebell Teacher (CKT)
  • Health & Fitness Instructor: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Medical Exercise Specialist: American Academy of Health, Fitness, & Rehab Professionals
  • Level 1 Corrective High-Performance Exercise Kinesiologist: CHEK
  • Golf Bio-mechanic Certified: CHEK
  • Nutrition Lifestyle Coach Level 2: CHEK
  • Metabolic Diet Typing Advisor Advanced: Health Excel

 

His specializations include assessment and/or measurement and the interpretation for the following:

  • Dynamic Load Based Training and Program Design  
  • Bulgarian Bag Training and Program Design
  • HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
  • Mental Toughness Training
  • Competition Prep and Custom Program Design