Nomad Training Systems is an evidence-based powerlifting and bodybuilding coaching service, by and for the strength and physique athlete. Our mission is to serve the strength and physique community with integrity, purpose, and wisdom, and to be a catalyst for the fulfillment of potential that exists in- and outside of our athletes' competitive endeavors.
We do not utilize the word "team" lightly, and as such, it is the responsibility of we who represent Team Nomad to exemplify characteristics and values we believe are cornerstones not only of successful athletes, but successful humans. It is our belief that the manifestation of true strength and physique achievement is emergent from the qualities and attributes developed along athletes' journeys, not their destinations.
We believe in providing an evidence-driven process; we believe in knowledge and critical awareness; and we believe in building relationships. It is our privilege to take part in the realization of your journey.
Justin Parel, MS
My name is Justin, and I am the founder and head coach of Nomad Training Systems, LLC. I hold a master's degree in Kinesiology with an Exercise Physiology concentration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I focused my academic interests on protein metabolism in athletes. I have had the opportunity to co-author a number of peer-reviewed articles for nutrition and exercise journals, taught exercise physiology for undergraduates, and have given multiple seminars on nutrition and training topics for bodybuilding and powerlifting.
I created Team Nomad with the intent to provide a science and evidence-driven approach to strength and nutrition coaching for powerlifters and bodybuilders. It is my desire to guide and develop stronger, more capable athletes by allowing science, observation, and practical experience to govern systems of best practice for the athletes in my charge.