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Guard the Guardians

Guard the Guardians with Sean Hansen is a show with the sole purpose of helping active military, veterans, first responders, and their families live better lives whether it's overcoming trauma, managing finances, improving relationships, getting in shape, or anything in between.
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Apr 25, 2017

This week we have Chance Taureau back on the show.  Chance helped us kick off this project in Episode 001 where he talked about overcoming adversity and the fundamentals of manhood.

Today Chance talks to us about recognizing that we have holes in our "armor," and that we need to seek and accept help in dealing with the stresses that come with being in uniform.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Chance's efforts to create a program for the EOD Warrior Foundation and its members.
  • What conditions cause someone to seek help.
  • The difficulty in finding a coach or counselor who can deal with the issues men and women in uniform face.
  • How violence affects our ability to function as a "normal" person.
  • Methods for adapting our mindsets to better interact with our friends, family, and inner selves.
  • Personality archetypes and how they affect our ability to interact with our friends and family.
  • The 5 love languages and how our ego can interfere with communicating effectively with our friends and family.

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Apr 18, 2017

Our guest today is Jacqueline Carrizosa, a Navy veteran and total badass. Her roots with the military and first responder communities run deep. Her dad is retired Air Force, her sister is an active duty Navy Officer, and she has numerous friends who are firefighters or police officers.

Jacqueline spends her time empowering young athletes; men, women, and children alike. A fierce competitor, she's played male dominated sports her entire life and was gearing up for an epic 650-mile off-road motocross race when she was hit by a truck during a training ride and almost killed.

Having dealt with a childhood that was dominated by mental and physical abuse, Jacqueline has been perpetually inspired to give back to the community by hosting veteran charity work and athletic events that challenge veterans to live more aspirational lives while conquering regular difficulties in transition. A firm believer in self-defense, Jacqueline is associated nationally with various gun companies and defending American rights, and she instructs national classes educating the public on safe weapons handling and tactics. She also writes blog articles for Guns & Tactics and the NRA.

Join us as we talk about:

  • How Jacqueline dealt with a mentally and physically abusive childhood.
  • How joining the military put Jacqueline on a good life path.
  • How Jacqueline chose her military occupational specialty.
  • The risks of being a Navy Search and Rescue Swimmer.
  • What it's like being a female team leader in a male-dominated unit.
  • The struggles and tips of transitioning out of uniform.
  • What we can do to make life worth living.
  • How Jacqueline has clawed her way back from being hit by a truck and almost dying.

RESOURCES:

Jacqueline’s Points of Contact:

Jacqueline-designed Pipe Hitters Union tees:

Jacqueline’s Story on the Veterans Project:

  • http://www.thevetsproject.com/the-blog/?offset=1490209372796 2. @TheVeteransProject - Tim K.

Places Jacqueline supports (yeah, she's got a lot of friends):

  • Icon Sports Alliance
  • Pipe Hitters Union
  • Spike’s Tactical
  • Team 5 Foundation
  • Taran Tactical Innovations
  • Motivators Lifestyle
  • Firearms for Life
  • Bell Powersports
  • LIV Cycling
  • Bike Shop LV
  • IMS Products
  • Rocktape
  • Oklahoma Machine Guns
  • Fox Racing & MTB
  • Karissa Russ & Co

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Apr 11, 2017

Today we learn about maximizing our physical performance by tapping into "energy system" training. OPEX Fitness founder, James Fitzgerald, started creating the OPEX system after winning the CrossFit Games and realizing that power, speed, and stamina could be developed together.  By training those three energy systems in coordination, OPEX clients and athletes have been able to optimize their performance.  OPEX is largely recognized as a dominant player in getting professional athletes ready for the intense competition required at the CrossFit Games, but OPEX also works with people from all walks of life to help them reach their fitness goals.

To fully discuss the workings of energy system training we are rejoined by Coach Justin Biays who helped us understand the fundamentals of fitness in episode 007. Additionally, Justin's coach, Brian Foley, a long-time trainer and head coach at OPEX Fitness HQ, will be delivering his expertise on the OPEX method as we talk through the various applications of energy system training.

Join us as we discuss:

  • How the OPEX system is different from other fitness systems.
  • The nature of the three energy systems: creatine-phosphate, glycolytic/alactic, and aerobic.
  • Why traditional unit-level PT can be ineffective.
  • How energy system training applies to tactical athletes.
  • How a training cycle might be structured based on specific goals.
  • Why skills work specific to your intended activity is critical.
  • Why training across energy systems benefits all types of athletes/performers regardless of chosen sport or activity.

RESOURCES:

Brian Foley:

  • Website: opexfit.com
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianfoleyopex/; @brianfoleyopex

Justin Biays

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Apr 4, 2017

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In today's episode Dr. Scott Richardson walks us through the benefits of Chinese acupuncture and dry needling as they relate to healing physical and emotional trauma. Contrary to many people's beliefs, traditional Chinese acupuncture has been subject to the same scientific, empirical rigor that has been applied to many methods in western medicine and can be highly effective in treating a variety of injuries and conditions.

Specifically, we discuss:

  • The mechanisms for injury.
  • Why injury isn't necessarily a bad thing.
  • Why different body tissues heal at different rates.
  • How to avoid injury. How to choose a provider that's right for you.
  • What types of injuries can be treated by acupuncture/dry needling.
  • Getting acupuncture approved with mainstream medical systems and the Veterans Administration.

RESOURCES:

Dr. Richardson's Points of Contact:

Acupuncturist Locator Website: www.AcuFinder.com

Acupuncture for wounded warriors:

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