Mike McClintock is on his third round of fighting a brain tumor, and on his second round of fighting brain cancer. As he faces this second battle for his life, Mike wanted to come onto the podcast to explain what it's taught him.
Mike looks at his cancer as a gift that's inspired him to use his experience to help others going through hardship and tragedy.
The two most important assets you have in your life are your mind and your body. If either falters, it will keep you from doing the things you need to do in your life for your family, for your career, and for yourself.
One aspect of maintaining these two most valuable of assets is mental toughness. Being mentally tough means that you're not only going to be good on your good days, but that you'll also find a way to perform when things get hard.
In this episode we go through three things you can do to increase your own mental toughness.
Each week Chris gathers up questions from the Warrior Soul Fitness Academy private Facebook group to give the community insight into some of the most important issues in health, fitness, strength, conditioning, and living your best life.
Eddie Avakoff is the renaissance man of the strength training world. He competes or has competed in Elite Level OCR, Crossfit, Triathlon, Powerlifting, Water Polo, MMA, and Jiu Jitsu. He was one of the first high level endurance competitors to apply powerlifting principles to endurance training. He's also an avid advocate of strongman training and tactical shooting.
Eddie is also an accomplished entrepreneur who started one of the most famous gyms in the world, Metroflex Gym, Long Beach.
Interview begins at 00:08:00 minutes.
One of the hardest parts of doing anything in life, is just getting started. This episode explores tips and tactics for getting you started on your path the more strength, better health, and a higher degree of fitness.
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Chris takes questions given to him on the Warrior Soul Fitness Academy Private Facebook Group. To join the fitness academy, head over to www.warriorsoulagoge.com and sign up for our newsletter. When you sign up you get a free testosterone optimization checklist and a free 21 day testosterone optimization workout.
Will Chung is a third generation martial artist descended from Hwang Kee, the founder of Moo Duk Kwan, who influenced the likes of Chuck Norris. Mentored by some of the greatest martial artists in the world, Will eventually moved his way into the fitness industry. His theories on movement and energy prevention have influenced the likes of Scott Sonnon, John Wolf, and others.
Will came onto the show today to discuss some of the many techniques he uses to strengthen and arm his athletes against injury, all of which could be applied to the tactical athletes in the US Military Community.
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Whenever we're trying to do big things in our lives, it always seems like we don't have enough time.
The truth is that we all have the same 24 hours in a day.
We don't lack time, we lack attention.
Dr. Michael Robillard is a Philosophy Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Michael is also a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army.
In the world of Instagram fitness, there's a sea of trainers out there taking selfies, flexing their abs, and performing exercises for the camera.
Then there's JTM_Fit also known by his real name, Jay T. Maryniak. Amongst fitness pages, his page truly stands out for it's displays of strength, power, explosiveness, and creativity. Jay's also out there providing value every day with solid descriptions of his programming.
If that were all that was behind Jay's story, he would be inspiring enough, but Jay's also overcome a lot of his own demons to get to where he is today. At a very young age Jay found drugs and alcohol. He entered rehab at age 20 addicted to crack and came out the other side.
After getting sober, Jay began practicing martial arts and competing in Crossfit. While training for a Crossfit competition, Jay became seriously ill, got rushed to the emergency room and found out he had Type 1 diabetes. That didn't stop him, and he continued training. Eventually Jay moved away from Crossfit and developed his own training methodology called The Functional Method. It involves powerlifting, kettlebells, gymnastics and several other modalities.
In all, Jay is a great guy with a really inspiring story who's life is a testament to resilience.
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Dr. Chad Waterbury is a master strength coach who's worked with some of the top athletes in the world. He's a writer for Testosterone Nation and widely known for his techniques involving circuits and bodyweight exercises. Chad came onto the show to discuss his insights for warfighters and Veterans.
In recent years we've been hearing more and more about the potential benefits of psychedelic substances for the brain. Now some are beginning to look to these substances for potential improvement in athletics. We brought on our resident biohacker, Matt Cooper of 12AM Labs to talk about his cutting edge work in this area.
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Jake Behney is the owner of Pinnacle MMA and Jiu Jitsu in Redlands, California. Jake's skills as a coach have helped several of his students make it to the UFC including standout Bobby Greene. They've also influenced most of the the schools in California's Inland Empire.
On June 26, another one of his students, Jamall Emmers, will get a chance for UFC glory on Dana White's UFC Contender Series.
This interview takes place in the midst of Jamall's training camp as he prepares for the fight of his life. We get into his routine, what he does in his free time, and how martial arts have shaped him and Jake.
Big Rob is a personal trainer and competitive bodybuilder from Compton, CA. Rob started lifting weights to train for baseball, but fell in love with bodybuilding in his 20s. Since then, Rob has gone on to inspire thousands through his social media and videos. He's competing in the NPC USA's for his Classic Physique Pro Card in July.
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In this short episode of the Warrior Soul Podcast Chris discusses one of the biggest mistakes he made as a young man: basing his value off of the number of women he slept with.
Tom Campbell is a Physicist and the author of the book My Big TOE. He is a leading proponent of the theory that we currently live in a virtual reality simulation and seeks to prove this through scientific methods. His recent Kickstarter campaign is currently raising money to conduct experiments to solve this interesting question.
For Tom's Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/simulation/do-we-live-in-a-virtual-reality
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In this episode of the Warrior Soul Podcast we discuss a subject that has affected most of our audience in one way or another: war. We read about war, and we see it depicted in movies. We also hear it spoken about on the news and in political commentary, but the fact remains that a very small percentage of our population in the US ever experiences war. Our guests today are no strangers to war. Dr. Michael Robillard is a philosopher from the University of Oxford who previously served as an infantry officer in the US Army's 82nd Airborne. Lt. Colonel Bob Underwood is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Oxford and is currently serving as an Armor Officer in the US Army. Together Michael and Bob have created the Homofurens Podcast where they explore society's relationship with war and how this relationship affects warriors.
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To everyone in the Warrior Soul Nation, have a safe and reflective Memorial Day.
Ryan Michler is a US Army veteran, father, coach, financial advisor, and the founder of The Order of Man a podcast founded to help men step more fully into their roles as protectors, providers, and presiders over themselves, their families, their businesses and their communities.
To learn more about Ryan: http://www.orderofman.com
Kristin Rayl is a Personal Trainer and Cannabis Model and Advocate for applications of Cannabis to treat chronic diseases and chronic pain. She is also an expert social media marketer, brand builder, and sales manager within the cannabis industry. Originally from Indiana, Kristin moved to California in order to pursue Cannabis as a treatment for her own chronic conditions including endometriosis and fibromyalgia. Her focus is on encouraging others to see the benefit of switching from pharmaceuticals to plant based medicines. With her fitness background, Kristin brings a unique approach to the cannabis industry that combines fitness, healthy living, and cannabis use.
For Kristin's Instagram: @KristinRayl
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In this episode, Chris goes into 6 daily habits that have helped him through the dark times. Of course these habits aren't just for veterans, but they'll be particularly helpful to any veteran out there who's looking to get his or her life on track.
Your problems don't make you special. Everyone faces obstacles in life, and to some extent, if you go through life without any difficulty, it probably means that you aren't really living a fulfilling life.
But sometimes we get into a rut, and the way forward may not appear to be very clear. In this solo episode, Chris discusses some of the problems he's faced in his life and discusses how he pulled himself together.
Chris White is a US Marine Corps Veteran and the founder of Freedom Hard, an unapologetically patriotic brand that focuses on humor to convey it's love of America.
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Michael Levin is a New York Times Bestselling author and regular contributor at Fox News. He is also the CEO of Business Ghost, a ghost writing service for corporate executives. His latest project, The Manifesto Podcast, discusses politics in contemporary America from the perspective of a right leaning centrist.
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Drew Manning is known world wide as the trainer who put on 70 lbs of fat so that he could better identify with his clients, but there's a lot more to him than just Fit2Fat2Fit. Since his divorce, Drew has been living as a single father. He's got a huge heart and a desire to help people with the mental and emotional struggles that lead to problems with weight gain and fitness. Over the past couple of years, Drew has been a major advocate for the ketogenic diet and we get into a great discussion about how he found keto and his advice for those who want to try the keto diet.
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