Ep.49 Breath is Life w/ Ben Dubin Part 2

Ben lead Chris Pearce and I through a Wim Hof session. Listen in or follow along and see what happens. It is invigorating and I promise you will enjoy.  Follow the instructions below

Breathing instructions

“Every training begins with proper breathing. Sit or lie down comfortably in a relaxing environment and calm your mind. Begin to breathe consciously. Start slowly and inhale ever deeper until you are filling your lungs completely. Maintain a steady rhythm breathing in fully from your belly. On the exhales simply let the air go. Keep count and continue until you get to 30-40 breaths. After the final exhale try holding your breath for 1-3 minutes. This is the retention time. When the urge to breathe arises take one more deep breath and hold it for 10-15 seconds. This constitutes one cycle”

“this should be somewhat strenuous but never uncomfortable. If it becomes too hard or unpleasant, stop and try again later. You will get better with practice. Just stay relaxed but focused”

“Never perform the breathwork in or around any body of water, while driving or in any environment where loss of consciousness can have serious consequences”

Always consult a physician prior to engaging in any exercise or fitness routine to make sure you are healthy to do so.


Ep.49 Breath is life w/ Ben Dubin

 “When the breath wanders the mind is unsteady, but when the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still.”  – Hatha Yoga Pradipika, 500-year-old yogic text.

The ancients understood the power of breath and today we reach back to this ancient knowledge. In episode 49 we sit with Ben Dubin a Firefighter and Wim Hof instructor to discuss the power of breath, it’s healing and rejuvenating strength.  I hope you enjoy this episode and follow it up with part 2 where you can follow us as we do a full Wim Hof session. Check it out!

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Ep.48 Semper Stronger with Rebecca Rouse

I have been swinging a Kettlebell since 07 and thought I had it all figured out. Then along comes Rebecca Rouse, a fantastic strength and conditioning coach, who easily spotted and corrected my years of poor form. Her coaching has been honed through academics, personal experience, and years of exposure to the USMC. 
Her desire to serve continues to grow and is branching out to support the mission of all warriors – Mil, LEO and Fire. 
In episode 48 we discuss a little about her journey into the world of coaching, her training philosophy and how she trains Mil & Public safety to optimize capacity and health. 
I hope you enjoy this episode and find some nuggets to strengthen your body, mind, and spirit.  GetSome!
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Ep.47 Tier 1 Athletes with Kevin Easley

 No one understand the squad, they miss-use, they cancel, they just do not understand these special operators.  From my perspective, and I’m not just blowing smoke, Squadies are a wicked special and talented group of folks and a serious everyday asset. In episode 47 Kevin Easley and I discuss a little about the work of the Squad, culture in the fire service, Tier_1_Athletes and so much more! Please enjoy!

 

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Ep. 46 Firefighter Fenton

 Firefighter Brent Fenton has a huge cult following on social media @firefighterfenton. This is in part because he is hilarious, but more so because he is honest. The authenticity of his humor is what makes it so fun and funny. In ep46 Fenton and I discuss the job, family, social media and much more. Enjoy!

 

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Ep.45 The Firefighter Combat Challenge with Dr. Paul Davis

 


In Episode 45 we have the pleasure of hearing from the creator of the Firefighter Combat Challenge, Dr. Paul Davis. He is an amazing fellow who has made an outstanding contribution to the fire service. Enjoy the episode!

Here’s more about our guest:

Paul O. Davis, III, Ph.D., is the founder and president of the First Responder Institute. He is a graduate of the School of Public Health, University of Maryland and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Under contract to the Marine Corps, he embedded as a rifleman and conducted a five-year job task analysis of the critical and arduous tasks required for the MOS 0311 in high altitude, cold weather, desert, jungle and amphibious operations. Under contract to Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Dr. Davis developed physical performance standards for all uniformed personnel.

Dr. Davis was also a member of the Astronaut Rescue Team Initiative- a joint-USAF-NASA project to designed to increase survivability of a Space Shuttle launch mishap, created after the Challenger incident. For the Navy, he carried out a world-wide certification program for Command Fitness Coordinators.

For the Army, he wrote the first POI (program of instruction) for the Physical Fitness Academy at the Soldier Support Center.

He is the executive producer of several ESPN, Versus, A&E, CBS Sports and Discovery Channel productions including the Marine Corps Super Squad Challenge, Army Ranger Challenge, World SWAT Challenge and the Firefighter Combat Challenge®.

He has authored more than 200 treatises, articles and reports as well as two books- most recently: Hard Work: a guide for human resource managers, labor attorneys, and ergonomists- co-authored with Dr. Brian Sharkey.

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Ep.44 The Next Rung with Blake Stinnett

 From a gospel ministry to the Fire Service, Blake Stinnett has made his life’s focus service. While this path may seem nontraditional, Stinnett’s Father, who was a Volunteer firefighter, set the expectation and example of putting others first. Recognizing a need in the Brotherhood Stinnett created NextRung. NextRung is a peer support group that trains and facilitates peer support and crisis intervention as well as local networking of mental health resources. In Ep.44 we talk a little about being a firefighter in Georgia and a lot about being a good Brother and how NextRung supports this. We all need some support from time to time, so, share this episode. Share the links below. Share your time and concern with a brother or sister in need. It may be as simple as sitting in the uncomfortable silence and just being present. No grand solutions, no problem solving, just be present.

 

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