Ep. 51 Create Your Own Light with Travis Howze

A U.S. Marine, former Police Officer, Firefighter, Comedian and Speaker, Travis Howze has accumulated a lifetime’s worth of interesting experiences which he shares in his book, Create Your Own Light. 

When Howze laid 9 of his brothers to rest after the devastating Sofa Super Store fire his career in the fire service came crashing down around him. PTSD crept in, eroding relationships, his sense of self and ultimately his will to stay in the fire service. He travelled the long road to healing, becoming a comic, starting a family and writing his story in hopes that you may learn a little, laugh a lot and find a way to “Create Your Own Light”. 

In episode 51 we discuss all the above and much more, enjoy! For more information on the Sofa Super Store fire please go check out the Niosh report linked below. We owe it to our fallen brothers to know and understand their story.  

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Ep. 50 Coffee and Comedy with Jason Patton

 If you need a good cup of coffee, a good laugh, or rescue from a hurricane Jason Patton is your guy.  Working in south Florida, Jason is a firefighter who uses his spare time to lighten things up. Making hilarious videos is just one of the many things Jason does. In episode 50 we discuss the videos and so much more! I hope you enjoy!

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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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