Nutrition for the Tactical Athlete, Military Transition & Entrepreneurship with Matt DeMaio

In this episode, I have the privilege to speak with Matthew DeMaio. Matt served five years in the United States Marine Corps, where he worked as an Infantry team leader in grounds, vehicle operations, static security, urban operations, and patrols. He achieved Sergeant’s rank and received two meritorious promotions and six commendation awards.

After returning from deployment in SE Africa, Matt attended college and spent nights tinkering in his Long Island kitchen with a clear mission: he wanted to create the nutrition bar that he desperately searched and yearned for while serving in the physically demanding combat zone. Five years later, Matt is the proud Founder and CEO of Condition One Nutrition, and his bars are widely received in the military, fitness, and outdoor communities.

Topics Discussed:

· Devil Dog to Baker

· Collaboration Key to Formulation

· Unique Needs for Military & Tactical Athletes

· Formulate to Fit the Environment

· Stick to Your Principles

· Proper Balance: Fats, Carbs and Protein

· Being Part of Something Big

· Life Transitions & Mission Driven

· Ego Depletion & Recharge the Battery

· Build Trust

· Keep Learning


Instagram: @goconditionone



Many Lives Many Masters


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All Music – 90’s Punk, Blink182, Offspring, Any Rock tunes, Zac Brown, Rap

Favorite Rest & Recovery:

Get Outdoors, Solitude



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