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Football Entangled

In a world of millions copying and competing with each other. Football Entangled competes with no one. The competition is irrelevant. We operate in a league of our own.

What makes Football Entangled different?

We address the boundaries of human knowledge and bring it to the world of football. We get players results by understanding what truly makes world-class footballers and reverse engineering it back to you.

Nothing is off-limits. Everything is questioned. Nothing is assumed. Everything affects everything.

This is the problem that underlie most experts. They are unaware of the things they do not know about. They are so well-educated in their own respective field that they are sorely vulnerable to the things they never considered. They couldn’t comprehend how other fields of science could affect theirs because they were not educated to think in this way.

This phenomenon is explained by the Dunning-Kruger Effect. It explains how someone so well-educated in one field can overestimate their knowledge of other fields. This can lead to huge miscalculations in regard to the human body because of how interlaced Nature is.

The Dunning-Kruger effect refers to the finding that people who are relatively unskilled or unknowledgeable in a particular subject sometimes have the tendency to overestimate their knowledge and abilities.

David Dunning explains that “the knowledge and intelligence that are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize that one is not good at that task.” In other words, if someone knows very little about a particular topic, they may not even know enough about the topic to realize that their knowledge is limited.

Importantly, someone may be highly skilled in one area, but be susceptible to the Dunning-Kruger effect in another domain. This means that everyone can potentially be affected by the Dunning-Kruger effect. Dunning explains in an article for Pacific Standard that “it may be sorely tempting to think this doesn’t apply to you. But the problem of unrecognized ignorance is one that visits us all.” In other words, the Dunning-Kruger effect is something that can happen to anyone. (Source)

Another problem that is very common with modern medicine and sports science is this idea of treating the pain (the symptom). They are only capable of seeing the outward end result.

They don’t look for the cause. They don’t dig for the root cause which is commonly not within their field of research; so they ignore it. They only provide band-aids that keep customers coming back while their problems never truly go away.

Treating the root cause is the only way to fix problems. Improving the source is how you optimize everything else without having to micromanage every little detail.

Unlike most trainers, physios, sports scientists, doctors, and other experts I test everything against the realities of the Game which immediately shows what floats and what sinks. Most advice you will hear out there are from people who are not on the field seeing how their methods hold up against actual play. I call them the Armchair Athlete. How do you know any research is true if you don’t find out for yourself?

They use study after study to justify their position. They read something in a study and then consider it written in stone even if real-life events contradict it. They use the authority of their position to cover up the fact that they aren’t out there doing it. You’ll hear complicated words from the world of academia designed to confuse you and reinforce their authority. This is nothing more than manipulation.

My experience playing pro and collegiate football (soccer) combined with my formal education in accounting and business analytics allow me a certain aptitude for rational investigation. This gives me a lens from where I can separate the truth from the fluff. An eye to separate the marketing from the value because as you’ll find in life, things are not always as they seem

 

Why are you wasting your time and resources with all the other football trainers, coaches, nutritionists, and physical therapists?

I am a professional footballer who has overcome more than most. I've had many highs and many lows. Understand my story.

I just wanted to be the best. I wanted to achieve my potential. Countless obstacles came my way and I had to overcome or become a failure. That was not what I wanted.

I wasn’t gifted. I wasn’t talented. I wasn’t supposed to be a world-class athlete, yet I knew I wanted it. I knew I could work harder than everyone else and do what they won’t.

I’ve been the fat kid on the playground who got picked last and was afraid to take my shirt off at the beach. I’ve also been the kid who worked twice as hard as everyone else and still didn’t get better. I trained every day yet the kid who did whatever he wanted still was better.

I cut out junk foods and worked myself into the ground, but I still was in worse shape than the kids who ate Mcdonalds and played Xbox all night. I even was the guy that started losing his hair in high school and had a stutter.

I’ve been told that I just had bad genes and wasn’t naturally talented. I knew deep down that was nonsense. Only until recently have I put together the why and the how.

As I grew older and got into weightlifting (under the thinking that I needed to bulk up), I had injury after injury. When I was playing in Greece, I fractured my foot while jogging in the warmup. No one was around me. I heard a crack and that was that. I had surgery where they put a big screw in my 5th metatarsal. I came home to the US to go to college and play D1 Soccer.

6 months later, I fractured my foot again. This injury served as the foundation of my pain that drove me to question all I thought to be true because what I was doing was obviously not working.

3 years later, after winning a conference championship I tore my ACL. It was non-contact. No one touched me. This opened up a new level of pain and suffering that I never thought would happen to me. I was going to be out for a year. Another level was added to my experience that I used to guide my research into the human body and the failings of modern medicine.

12 months later, I was back playing. Before I knew it, I was out again. Niggling muscle and joint injuries after another kept me on the sidelines. I followed the advice of all my strength coaches and physical therapists, and it only got worse. No one had any solutions.

My comeback season was coming soon and my body wasn’t where I wanted it to be. Up to that point I had spent thousands of dollars trying different therapies and trainers all to no avail. I had spent so much money merely learning what didn’t work.

So my big season came and went. I didn’t play. A niggling hamstring injury ruined most of pre-season, and my teammates were doing so well, I was merely a backup. My body wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do. I had played at a much higher level in Europe before my injuries. I knew I was capable of so much more.

Mind you, I was the captain and normally a starter. I was also the older guy that everyone listened to in the locker room. I was the leader, but not playing.

I had spent almost two years preparing for that season. In the end. that season was harder than all my time out injured. More painful than two surgeries and multiple years of rehab were being left to the bench. What it meant deep down was that my recovery was not good enough, and I must go back to the drawing board yet again.

My past is an eternal story of success, failure, success, failure, and so on. A cycle of continual improvement that involved constant defeat. One step back, two steps forward.

Where am I now?

 

I am fascial-driven and glute dominant. I’ve rewired my previous muscle-driven tendencies and become much less quad dominant. It is like unlocking new parts of your body you didn’t know existed. I’ve made great strides in my muscle’s ability to relax which most people don’t even realize that are not good at.

I am lean and tan. I am now the first to take my shirt off on the beach. My body is on the path towards world-class athleticism and elite natural physique.

When I run and play football, I feel my hamstring, glutes, and abs whereas my whole life prior my calves and quads would burn all day. Even though I could always lift the most in the gym, it didn’t translate to anything helpful on the field and ironically made me more injury-prone. Now I am actually moving forward in my athleticism rather than just trying to keep my body in one piece.

I’ve suffered a lot, probably a bit more than my fair share. My body has taken a lot of hits. That’s what’s given me the impetus to figure all this out. I wish I knew all this at age 16 but I didn’t 🥲. There’s a lot of damage I’ve had to undo and still am. For those who have yet to suffer as I have there is much progress that can be made by learning from my mistakes.

I’m striving on my own journey to overcome countless challenges and become a world-class footballer. I hope to help as many footballers as I can avoid the mistakes I made.

Sitting on the Shoulders of Giants

The metaphor of dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants expresses the meaning of “discovering truth by building on previous discoveries”. This concept has been traced to the 12th century, attributed to Bernard of Chartres. Its most familiar expression in English is by Isaac Newton in 1675: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

I am no expert. I am merely a facilitator of knowledge. Knowledge gathered by others. By thousands and thousands of others. The knowledge that has been tried and proven true through the gauntlet of professional athletics. I gather treasure troves of information from pioneers across dozens of fields of research and bring it back to football.

Football Entangled is the last stop on the journey to optimal footballing performance. The buck stops here. I spent 10+ years down the rabbit hole of researching everything imaginable and applying to myself in search of world-class football performance. Then testing everything against the standard of Pro Football. Holding yourself accountable to the results of the game immediately shows what works and what doesn’t.

The Entangled Footballer performs studies on the field every time they play. It is called reality.

I’ve been there and I’ve seen it. I’ve spent the ten thousand hours doing all the extra work. Early mornings and late nights. I’ve made all the mistakes. I’ve had great success. I’ve met the pain teacher and been taught great lessons. I’ve seen those around me fall for comforting lies and convenient excuses.

My innate curiosity for more knowledge drove me to question things most take for granted. Football Entangled pulls back the curtain on the unknown. The tools most don’t know even exist for world-class performance are waiting here.

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This picture is derived from Greek mythology: the blind giant Orion carried his servant Cedalion on his shoulders to act as the giant’s eyes.

Dreams of Omnipotence {The quality of having unlimited power and potential.}

The Football Truth Mission

Wake up the football world, one player at a time. YOU are the most important being in the football world. Without you, there is no game. This is why you must become your own trainer. You must become your own expert. Your own nutritionist, therapist, and doctor. This is the path to personal freedom on the pitch.

Football Entangled is a platform of tools to help you do that. Not me, not anyone else, but you. Transformation must come from you. I can’t make you play amazing on the pitch, but I can give you the body, mind, and spirit to do just that. I can help you see what was always hiding within yourself. Your true potential hiding within.

Perfection is best found by stripping away the bad and chiseling down to the good. This functions off a principle called Via Negativa. Time is finite in this world and Nature has spent billions of years doing the work. Efficiency is key for survival and what does not work is tossed out absent thought. Focus on the few things that make a huge difference and forget about what doesn’t.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Without understanding and tackling root causes, we’re stuck being helpless victims in a tragedy of our own creation.

Nir Eyal

Mission Objectives

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

The Vision

The Entangled Footballer is coming🧬. He is unapologetic, unbiased, and unwavering.

He simply seeks world-class athleticism, health, and physique by whatever means necessary. He merely unlocks true footballing potential hiding within. He casually says no thanks to conventional nonsense (that causes most problems we see in footballers).

He was sick and tired of the same old same old. He was fed up with going in circles never actually getting anywhere meaningful. He said heck no to a lifetime of athletic regrets. He wanted to be the best by whatever means necessary.

So he chose to ask the questions others didn’t want to talk about. He chose to go against the grain. How can you get 1% results when you’re copying the 99%? The cream rise to the top for a reason. Conventional advice will hide the truth behind luck, genetics, and fortune (because those are things that you can’t change. Making you give up and close your mind). The Entangled Footballer looks beyond the abyss to find Nature’s truth.

What does the future hold for Football Entangled?

 

As any entangled footballer knows, your environment is key. What you surround yourself with will influence your physical and mental state. In this vein, I want you to imagine a natural oasis for footballers: low latitude sun, deep in nature, surrounded by a permaculture food garden, and living quarters that actually fall in line with Nature’s frequency. At first just a private estate for myself and 1 on 1 clients. Then an academy followed by a professional football club in a league that crosses over with a desirable location to create the most hospitable environment for talent to fester.

A private secluded rehabilitation facility for elite professionals to come for deep rest and recovery. A place professional clubs can come for their pre-season camps to truly have a leg up over the rest of the world. Even a university for young men and women to gain a true natural education that gives you the tools to operate in this world without falter.

Who can benefit?

We serve two distinct types of footballers:

Our mission is to give you the tools to transform yourself into a naturally talented footballer from the inside out without expensive trainers, physios, or therapies. We help players become unrecognizable to their coaches and parents in 6 months or less.

Who exactly is this? Amateur, high-school, club, academy, and college players.

You’ve made it. You’re a pro, but how do you get to that next level and set yourself up for an extremely profitable 15+ year career? Every pro wants to get to a better team, location, or contract.

Every player wants to be bulletproof and play every game better than their last, but how can you do this if you are relying solely on your unconscious talent. What if we could transform your athleticism, physique, and longevity all at once? We do this by working with Nature. No one else in the Football world is even aware this stuff exists. I believe by working with Nature, you can make considerable gains towards reaching top flight football or even higher if you’re already there.

Coach or GM?

Please contact me and we can discuss your project.

Why is my identity private? For now…

 

Firstly, I want footballers in my tribe who can think for themselves and make rational decisions based on the merit of an idea. I have no need for footballers who follow just because of status or perceived authority (i.e. physios, trainers, strength coaches, etc). My tribe is a place for free thinkers who aren’t afraid to go against the grain. I want top 1% thinkers, not average dull minds.

Secondly in our modern culture, it’s becoming easier and easier to be attacked for merely thinking differently. I speak about many controversial topics and have no interest in inviting danger to my doorstep. People can react quite intensely when their paradigms are being blown up, especially when they’ve made emotional ego investments for many years into those beliefs, and/or their ability to make a living relies on it.

With all that said, my identity is public inside my Entangled Tribe private community. If you wish to learn more, that’s where you can do it. If you are serious about 1 on 1 coaching, you can register here for a free 20 minute consultation.

Check out The Way of the Natural to start creating true transformation in yourself, work with nature, and become built like the elite of the elite.