Special Operations Training

This is the first in a series of articles in which I will discuss the physiological and psychological aspects of special operator training. This series will introduce a conceptual framework for …

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Build a Foundation

Building a foundation is definitely not “sexy” training. It doesn’t include jumping over fancy neon hurdles, throwing sledgehammers, or doing squats while standing on a fit ball. But, it is the …

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Know your Salmon

Wild salmon consist of five distinct species. Each of those species has different characteristics for taste, texture, color and nutritional content.I once spent a summer in Bristol Bay Alaska working …

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Back in the Box

I recently finished reading Why Zebras Dont Get Ulcers, by Robert Sapolsky. It’s an illuminating and fairly technical book covering the multitude of ways that chronic stress slowly debilitates and eventually …

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Quality – The adventures of Timmy

Let’s say you have a student in elementary school, young Timothy Von Shackleford Jr. Timmy for short. Timmy is sitting in class, going through his multiplication tables, ringing off the …

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The healing power of lard

If you’ve paid much attention to nutrition in the past few years, you’ll know that the saturated-fat is-evil-eat-more-wonderbread-food-pyramid lipid hypothesis has been pretty solidly disproven. Yes, there will always be a few …

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The Power of Marshmellows

Beginning in the late 60’s a man named Walter Mischel conducted a series of experiments at Stanford University. Young children sat in front of a table with a marshmallow on …

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This too shall pass

28,251 Days There are 28,251 days in the average human lifespan. On my shelf right now, I have a notebook with a piece of paper in it. The paper has …