Watching the movie, American Sniper, was quite an experience. Intense, moving and heartbreaking. Cooper is amazing in his portrayal of Chris Kyle and Clint Eastwood, masterful as usual.
Yet, me, my mind kept tracking to the questions:
- How does a SEAL get through that training and testing?
- How strong are these guys, really?
- What does a day in the life of a sniper look like?
- How do these guys stay in shape? What is their training?
- How and what do they eat?
You know, all that stuff that few other were thinking about. Ah, but now that you think about it, some pretty interesting questions. Right?
Once out of the movie, I contacted my buddy, Nate Morrison, elite military trainer, specialist, multi-decade veteran, medic, mountain assault specialist and one of the founders at RIKR Performance. RIKR is an elite military performance training company.
At 19:08 Nate shares some vital wisdom on how you can learn to handle whatever is going in your life. How to stay sane when the world is crazy and not to loose you sh$% when it hits the fan. Very important stuff! Do Listen!
I wanted to learn what it was really like, get the texture that only an insider could know. And I thought you might wanna know too. So that is precisely what Nate gives us in this episode. He talks about the days, the nights, the food, the MRE’s, chow halls, the mobile (and not so mobile) gyms. He offers some texture to the trauma, and how a warrior handles the situation with as much grace as possible. As usual with Nate, I get more than I plan for. He’s a wealth of experience and knowledge–and he has the smarts and personality to share it with courage and color.
I’d be lying if I didn’t say this is one of my favorite shows to date. I learned a lot and gained in my appreciation and understanding of not just the training, health and wellness but the importance of training, the emotional well-being and how we can all learn to better handle stress and pressure of our daily lives.
Previous Episodes with Nate Morrison: Episode 49: Combat Conditioning and Staying Alive
Please, remove your hats, sit back and enjoy this hour.
I Ask Only 2 Things of You
Of course, as this show is FREE to you, I ask only 2 things of you if you enjoyed it half as much as I did.
1. Comment: Tell Nate and I what you liked most. Ask questions that we forgot to cover. Share your own experience.
Like all things Nate does, these are quality programs from a committed master. You may or may not be ready for warrior training but each of these will give you new information, new motivation and challenge you to step up your strength game.
If you could dream 75 years in one night… Well, this is what could happen or perhaps what did. As you find yourself here, the One pretending not to be.
If you awaken to this illusion… and you understand that black implies white; self implies other; death implies life…
Take 4 minutes of your life. Do nothing else. Listen not with your head but your soul. Think less and be more as you take this in. Then, share.
How to Stop Freaking Out, Sabotaging Your Fitness and End The Year Leaner and Stronger Without Sacrifice!
Ho, Ho, Ho… We’re BACK Yes, it’s the Dynamic Duo, the original, the TAG TEAM of MUSCLE, Scott T. and myself, Shawn P.
Yes, we’re back with a show dedicated to the holidays, to your sanity, to finishing strong, to having fun and being festive. Yes, think of this as your license to do it all…to have it all.
Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Holiday Season… No Compromise!
Share Below… How to You Excel in the Holidays?
In this latest episode Super-trainer, athlete, proves that you can go LONG and go STRONG.
Breaking through the limiting beliefs of muscle or endurance, extreme athlete, former fat-kid, and now ultra-extreme-endurance athlete, Dave Gluhareff, known as Strength Runner, shares his amazing life and stories to inspire you to reach your best.
In the late 1990’s David Gluhareff lost over 100 pounds.
Dave became a Certified Personal Trainer with the ISSA and began his career. As a Personal Trainer, Dave has been helping people take charge of their physiques to help them feel, look, and move better through life. Dave specializes in Training “busy professional men” to lose weight or gain weight.
Dave also makes his living as a health and fitness writer and speaker. Topics Dave cover’s includes Obesity, Exercise, Rest, Nutrition, Stress Relief, Flexibility, Strength Training, Range of Motion, Bodybuilding, Strength, Celebrity Fitness Interviews, Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Motivation, Fitness for Seniors, and Inspiration.
Listen in for the closing 5 minutes as Dave answers…
The 5 Questions of Fitness
- What is your favorite workout / bodypart to train? Why?
- What is the myth (aka lie) about fitness / weight loss that bothers you most?
- If you were given ONE last meal what would it be?
- What person in your life is most influential in supporting your pursuit of fitness?
- If you could have ONE wish granted to most positively affect obesity what would that wish be?
Dave is an easy person to like and easy to know. I really enjoy his passion, energy and honesty. He’s a great example of what this industry of wellness and health is realy, truly all about. He is just good for the industry and every person who gets the chance to connect with him.
And if you need a lift, have him tell you about one of his ultra-races. Wooo.. Crazy stuff! Strong…
A decade ago, Bill was just an average guy living the 1% life. Married, two great boys, a business that was rocking. It was all systems go…So he believed as he stepped on stage to receive his award for the 40 Under 40, recognizing the winners in the world.
It’s what happened next…Then next, and next that has earned Bill the title of, “The Resilience Guy.” From the collapse of his business, end of his 17 year marriage, and a near death experience…Bill proves it’s not what happens to you but what you do with what happens that matters.
Now, nearing the half century mark, Bill is living the life most men would dare to dream about. It’s a simpler life, less stuff and more meaning. He’s stronger, leaner and more energized–and looks a decade younger than he did a decade ago.
Men, enjoy Bill’s story but listen to the wisdom and listen to your own heart. This is a story about winning, losing, heart break, love, near death and any man, yes you, can learn to flex, flow and conquer every obstacle that gets in your way.
You’ll laugh, you’ll squirm, you’ll celebrate and you’ll feel the strength of knowing what YOU too can do with less then nothing, when the decks are stacked against you…and how to surrender into your strength and come out swinging.. and win.
But… before turning in I was reading one of our favorite books to Lilly, The Three Questions, by Jon J. Muth. It’s based on a story by Leo Tolstoy.
In this book a boy is seeking the answers to the 3 most important questions of life… The answers are quite moving but as I read them tonight I realized they are also the answers so many seek to the often overly
complex pursuit of fitness.
The 3 Questions:
- - When is the best time to do things?
- - Who is the most important one?
- - What is the right thing to do?
After a moving journey the wise turtle tells him that he’s found the answers, quite simply:
“Remember then that there is only one important time, and that time is NOW. The most important one is always the one you are with. And the most important
thing is to do good for the one who is standing at your side. For these, my dear boy, are the answers to what is most important in this world.” ~ Wise Turtle
I agree… this is sage advice for a life well lived. But I think we can take it one layer deeper and look at it from the health and fitness perspective.
1. There is only ONE important time, and that is now.
To me that means that the ONLY important time in your pursuit of a healthier, stronger body is NOW. What you did yesterday, the mistake you made last night, none of it matters. Only what you choose NOW. Do you eat the salad or the cake?
Do you train or sit?
NOW is the ONLY time you have to change the path you are on. One NOW at a time. Do the RIGHT thing NOW and watch the NOW’s pile up into a massive result.
2. The MOST important ONE is the ONE you are with.
Yes, and you are the ONE you are always with. YOU are the ONE we most often forget, take for granted and ignore.
As they tell you on the airplanes, in the event of emergency place your oxygen mask on first. You are the most important one. If you let yourself down, you let your family and world down.
3. The most important thing to do is to do GOOD for the ONE.
You got this, right? Yeah, YOU are the ONE and the most important thing you can do is to do good (in this moment) for you, that ONE.
How self supporting is this loop, right? In THIS moment, you must do the RIGHT thing for you, the one. It’s that simple. Make the right choice and make the righter choice tomorrow.
Yes, these my dear Shawn, are the answers to the most important things you can do to transform your body and life.
KR 53: The Myths of Functional Muscle, Old School is NEW Again, Training + Nutrition + Supplements for Over 40 Muscle
Writer, Blogger, Editor (T-nation.com) iron training, muscle building, over 40 all around good guy, Bryan Krahn talks with us about:
- Functional Jerk-offs – the Myth of Iron and Functional Fitness
- 3 Lifts You Should Stop doing Over 40
- Do you need supplements?
- How lifting iron can help you be more present in life
- Bryan’s Start with EAS Canada
- Where do you get REAL Reliable information these days
- The epic days of Muscle Media 2000 and EAS
“The More I learn, the more old school I get.” Bryan
Listen for the quote of the show: “You don’t need pants but they are handy when you leave the house…”
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
Where do you get your information these days? Magazines? Youtube? Online? Newsletters? Where?? Tell us…
TKR52: The Persecution of Dr. OZ, Fat Loss Miracles & A Question of Integrity in the Fitness Industry
In a much overdue and highly charged show, Scott and Shawn go straight to the HOT issue, the recent assault on Dr. Oz by Congress for his extreme and some say exaggerated claims of “Fat fighting Miracles.”
What’s the truth? Should Oz be burned at the stake or is he simply the scape goat for an industry and a people who have lost their way and are desperate to be saved from their own fork and spoon?
In this show …
- How to Get Ground and Focus Yourself for a Workout Even when Life is Challenging
- The Question of Integrity: How to Decipher Truth from Hype on Your Own
- A call to fitness pros: Take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’re helping or hurting
- How much muscle can you gain, regardless of what you are told?
- Why you have to be your OWN ADVOCATE and how to Stop the Rise of OZ