Ep 18: Minisode “The One You Feed”

Dec. 1, 2015

There is an old parable, attributed to the Cherokee Indians of the Two Wolves. An old Cherokee Chief sit with his grandson and tells him, “A terrible fight is going on inside me.” “It is a terrible fight and it is between tw…

Ep 17: Navy SEAL Mikal Vega on Traumatic Brain Injury, Surviving PTSD, and How Doctors Nearly Killed Him

Nov. 24, 2015

Mikal Vega is an interesting guy who has led an amazing life. Unlike the last few guests, he’s not in law enforcement though he is certainly a supporter of our profession. If his face looks familiar, it’s because you might h…

Ep 16: Scott McGee: SWAT Officer, Wodcast Podcast co-host and Eternal Optimist

Nov. 10, 2015

I first met today’s guest several years ago, in the way that we seem to meet people these days – by email. Scott McGee is a well-known police officer in CrossFit and is definitely one of the O.G.s in getting CrossFit adopted…

Ep 15: Living a CrossFit life with Sergeant, CrossFit Games Athlete and Entreprenuer Bryan Wadkins

Oct. 27, 2015

I have 24 hours in a day. Anyone have anything different? Any secret advantage? Nope, didn’t think so. Here are all the things that Bryan Wadkins and I have in common: We’re both fathers We’re both sergeants,

Ep 14: Get Your Grill On with Chef Joel Chapman

Oct. 13, 2015

There’s a saying, “abs are made in the kitchen.” If that’s true, I’d better get cooking! Lucky for me, this episode’s guest is Joel Chapman, professional chef, crossfitter, and all-around good guy. These days,

Ep 13: Mobility, Stability and Your Front Butt w/ Dr. Steve Politis

Sept. 28, 2015

Dr. Steve Politis has more acronyms after his name than anyone else I think I’ve ever met. So, you know he’s smart. But don’t just take it from me. Here they are: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Fellow of Applied Functional…

Ep 12: Change is Hard and I’m Being a Baby About It

Sept. 14, 2015

Change is hard…duh, right?  But when you’re trying to change a lot at the same time, I think it’s easy to get down on yourself for not seeing progress in all areas instantaneously. Even as a relatively sane and independent t…

Ep 11: Finding Balance in Life and Leadership with Ed Aceves

Aug. 31, 2015

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Ep 010: Doc Kirk Parsley and Optimizing Your Sleep

Aug. 10, 2015

If this episode doesn’t scare the crap out of you, I haven’t done a very good job. I hate night shift. That should’ve been made abundantly clear in the last few episodes. I used to love it – when I was a young buck without k…

Ep 009: “Better is Better” w/ Traver Boehm

July 27, 2015

In this episode, Traver gives me strict instructions to punch myself in the crotch. But more on that in a second… In law enforcement, we have a lot of variables that are beyond our control.  – Do you know what calls you’ll h…

Ep 008: Healing your Back and Your Body with Foundation Training w/ Dr. Eric Goodman

July 13, 2015

Do you ever feel like this after a shift?     When I was recovering from a t-12 compression fracture in my vertebrae in 2011-2012, I was dealing with chronic pain in my thoracic spine. My back muscles were overcompensating a…

Ep 007: With Help, Life Gets Better. PTSD with Dr. Joel Fay

June 29, 2015

This episode is awesome, if I do say so myself. And because I write this blog and ask the questions, I can say that. The problem is, it’s not a fun episode, but it’s an important episode. We don’t talk about “gainz” or any o…

Ep 006: “Maybe It’ll Save My Life”

June 16, 2015

Why the mysterious practice of meditation will make you a better officer, and maybe even save your life. Plus tips on goal setting and how to visualize your success.

Ep 005: The Excuses We Tell Ourselves

June 2, 2015

Police officers and first responders have a lot of challenges when it comes to our health, fitness, and wellness. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. In this episode, we tackle some of the excuses we tell ourselves,

Ep 004: You Are an Athlete, You Need a Coach!

May 26, 2015

As Greg Amundson talked about in episode 3, you and I are professional warrior athletes. Listen to the podcast for his explanation but I believe it. We wear the gear and uniform that marks us as part of the team.

Ep 3: Greg Amundson – You as a Tactical Athlete

May 19, 2015

A few weeks ago I traveled up to Santa Cruz, California, the birthplace of CrossFit. I wasn’t there to interview the father of “The Sport of Fitness” Greg Glassman. Instead, I wanted an audience with one of his students; a g…

Episode 002: The Affliction of My Current Condition

May 19, 2015

Fortune favors the bold, but strength favors us all. — Traver Boehm Welcome back for episode 2 of The Squad Room Podcast! We made it through episode 1 unscathed. Here in episode 2 we pick up the conversation with Traver Boeh…

The Squad Room Episode 001: Hello, My Name Is…

May 16, 2015

We’ve finally made it to episode 1 of The Squad Room Podcast! Thanks for coming by the site. If you’ve already listened to the episode, you’ll find links and information below. Today’s guest in this inaugural episode is Trav…