Haske is the Navajo Indian word for a war leader or a warrior. 

Before the time of reservations and government care, the Navajo Indians were a very self-reliant, courageous, strong and healthy people. They took pride in taking care of their bodies as it reflected an inner strength that they carried with them. They could look any man in the eye with self respect and confidence. They carried this warrior spirit with them and it was by having this spirit that they were able to survive the harsh conditions and circumstances they faced each and every day. They raised their children this way. Waking them up before the sun would rise to run, or rolling them in the snow during the winter, and squatting while they ate so they would be ready to run if enemies came and attacked. They knew this was the only way they could protect their children from sickness, disease, and different enemies. They had to be strong, they had to be warriors.

But somewhere between nineteenth century history and American influence, the Haske spirit has died. Diabetes, obesity, and heart disease are now a rampant part of Navajo culture. Not only has the warrior culture been all but lost among the Navajo people, it has also become lost among most of the ancient and great warrior societies of the world. 

The goal of Haske is to bring back this warrior spirit to all peoples and cultures of the world by promoting an attitude and lifestyle that reflects the inner strength and courage of the human body, mind and spirit.


Ollie Whaley

Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) since 1987. Holds a master's degree in exercise science from Northern Arizona University with a 4.0 GPA. Richard Borden, past national president of the NSCA, was his thesis chair. Served as Arizona State Director of the NSCA for 3 years working with the strength and conditioning coaches from all levels in the state, NAU, ASU, U of A, Phoenix Suns, Cardinals, High Schools, etc. Was named NSCA National State Director of the year twice. Has published over 25 articles in professional and popular journals and has presented at three national conferences and numerous state and regional level clinics. Certified as a level 3 weightlifting coach by USA Weightlifting. Has competed at the state, regional, and national level in weightlifting, winning the master's nationals in 1994. Has coached over a dozen national medalists in that sport. Currently resides in Kayenta, AZ where he coaches Track and Field and teaches weight training at Monument Valley High School.

Oliver Whaley

Holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Wellness from Brigham Young University, a Master's degree in Public Administration from Southern Utah University, and a Juris Doctor from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. Was a Junior National Medalist in Olympic Weightlifting and AZ state record holder. Competed for the BYU Track and Field Team as a Mountain West All-Conference hammer thrower where he went to the 2010 Outdoor National Collegiate Track and Field Championships, in 2011 had the 15th farthest collegiate throw in the country, and finished his career on BYU's All-Time Top Ten List in both the hammer throw and weight throw. Won Utah's Strongest Man in 2012 and 2013. Has published several articles in popular journals and currently resides in Provo, UT with his wife Katie and 3 young boys. 

Orrin Whaley

Holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Sports Conditioning and Performance at Southern Utah University. Is a state 

Olympic Weightlifting champion and state record holder as well as best lifter in many competitions. 

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