Life on Base: Talking With A Senior Airman

PurePharma is proud to be a global company — we have major offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Sausalito, CA and satellite employees all over the world. We love being a diverse company, but what we really love is that our products fit a diverse set of needs. The majority of the time, we talk about how PurePharma micronutrients and proteins help the elite compete — they are able to get the nutrition they need so they can perform to the best of their abilities and optimize recovery. What we don’t often mention is how this relates to our customers outside of a competition. We talked to Senior Airman Tanner Wate about what life is like on base, especially when it comes to health and wellness.

Life on Base With Tanner Wate

What’s life like on base?

Our current deployed location is pretty atypical for most deployments that we go on. It is a new location and we do not have many “nice-ities” that many bases are used to.

What’s the food like?

Our chow hall is pretty basic. We have four meals served daily. There are choices of two proteins, two carbs and sometimes we may get some fruits and vegetables, maybe three of four meals a week.

Because of this, a lot of the guys here supplement heavily, especially vitamins to make up for the missing micronutrients in our diets and protein because of the small portions we are rationed every so often. All of that said, the food here is good and nothing to complain about.

What supplements do you take to stay healthy and recover from the work day?

As far as supplements are concerned, I take protein, multivitamins, pre-workout and dextrose post-workout.

How do you stay in shape?

We do anything we can in our spare time. Many of us here workout twice a day, before and after our shifts. It is a combination of HIIT and muscle isolation sessions that keep us fit. Personally, I HIIT in the morning and finish my day with isolated lifts. Eat, sleep, work and workout are what our days consist of. Establishing a routine for these is huge in helping the time go by.

Every morning I wake up it is like clockwork. I start my routine and just follow through into the next day. We count weeks not days, band together, keep our minds occupied. It is how we make the time go by until we go home. As far as WODs go, we have just been pulling WODs from apps and the web.

Which WOD would you like to challenge our readers to?

I guess our favorite that we do every Friday is Murph: 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 sit-ups, 1 mile run, in a 20 lb vest. The best time here is 32:47. We really appreciate the support from back home.