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GRP-06 Special Forces, Fitness, Calisthenics, and Survival

In this episode John and Mike discuss fitness, the impact that serving in a Special Forces ODA (Operational Detachment Alpha) has on the soldier’s family. We also give you guys some workouts to try out.


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GRP 05- Interview With Aleks Skarlatos, PTSD, Fitness, And Mindset

GRP-05 In this session we interviewed Aleks Skarlatos who is one of the American service members who thwarted that would be terror attack on the train in France back in August of 2015. Mike gets into a coping mechanism for service members, or civilians to use when dealing with a traumatic event such as losing a loved one. We also talk fitness and I give you guys some calisthenics workout information.


Here is a link for a video showing you how to properly perform an Australian pull up:


Here is an instructional video that I’d done a few years back talking about the importance of the core:


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GRP - 03 Special Operations Selection, Fitness, And Mindset

GRP-03-In this episode of the Global Recon Podcast Mike, and John discuss what it takes to make it into a Special Operations unit by passing the selection course. Physical fitness, and mental toughness, plus being able to make the right decisions is discussed in order to give you the tools to pass selection.