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English, Personal/Lifestyle/Family, 1 season, 277 episodes, 1 day, 18 hours, 53 minutes
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Welcome to Iron Sights podcast hosted by Scott Howell. This podcast candidly seeks to create opportunities and deliver impact by sharing the experiences and wisdom of successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders who unapologetically aim to WIN in health, fitness, business, and life. Welcome to old school meets new school, tradition meets innovation, and imperfection meets excellence. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show.
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#153 - All Things Abs: Training Tips, Common Mistakes & How to Improve Your Workouts

In today's episode, I sit down with Ryan and CeCe to dive deep into the world of abs.We share  tips on how to enhance your ab workouts, discuss the difference between abs and the core, and highlight the main mistakes to avoid. Tune in to take your ab training to the next level. Enjoy today's episode!25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Timestamps:00:00 Intro03:20 All things Abs09:14 Abs vs. Core Training14:24 Define Your Goal18:09 Abs Training Suggestions24:49 Bracing And Movement33:13 Adding Rotation40:53 Confusion Around Abs WorkoutsConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
6/17/202448 minutes, 52 seconds
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#122 After Dark - Aerial Shooting with Jon Jeu From Contingency Tactical

In today's After Dark episode, I traveled to Mississippi to experience an exiting aerial shooting event hosted by Jon Jeu and the Green Light Tactical crew.Jon Jeu has been revolutionizing tactical training with his company, Contingency Tactical, by offering innovative and impactful courses. I sat down with Jon and got into the details of his approach to discuss his expertise and vision.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps:00:00 Intro07:09 Jon's Background19:21 Jon's Deployment21:59 Overcomming Challenges24:09 Career Path30:10 John Retirement33:05 The Upstart Of Jon's Company38:32 The Firearm Industry45:06 The Instructor Connection47:58 Helicopter Trainin55:15 Social MediaRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
6/14/20241 hour, 14 seconds
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#152 - Building Muscle & Staying Fit In 3-4 Hours per Week

In today's episode, I sat down with Ryan and CeCe to discuss how to build muscle and stay fit with just 3 to 4 hours of exercise per week. We understand that fitting a workout into a busy schedule can be challenging, especially if you haven't yet developed the habit. That's why we're sharing key tips to help you achieve your fitness goals in the most efficient way possible. Join us for practical advice and strategies to make the most of your limited time and stay on track with your health and fitness journey.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Timestamps:00:00 Intro06:14 Consistency In Your Workout Routine13:45 Efficiency In Your Workout18:56 Structuring Your Workout week28:55 Exercise Selection39:26 Complementary Exercises43:23 Flexibility48:07 Mastering Your Workout Plan51:18 Red Dot Fitness ProgramsConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
6/10/202456 minutes, 58 seconds
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#121 After Dark - Truth in Training: Mike Pannone on Keeping The Industry Honest

In today's After Dark episode, I'm thrilled to sit down with Mike Pannone from CTT Solutions.  I feel extremely privileged to have had the opportunity to sit down with Mike - it's was an honor and I hope you enjoy.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps:00:00 Intro06:57 Mike's Background 21:04 Branches of Army29:51 The Special Unit48:41 From Army to Industry53:43 CTT Solution01:15:50 The Industry01:34:40 Mastering Skills01:40:20 The Marketing Pitch01:48:08 Crafting the Message01:55:15 CTT Solutions02:10:41 What's Next02:22:29 Advice from MikeRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
6/7/20242 hours, 34 minutes, 19 seconds
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#151 - Caffeine, Energy Drinks & Preworkout: Key Insights, Risks, and Benefits

In today's episode, I sit down with Stephen to discuss caffeine and the energy drink market.We explore the booming energy drink market, industry trends, and the various benefits and potential risks associated with these popular beverages. We also discuss the important considerations for consumers, including the appropriate caffeine intake and how to enjoy these drinks responsibly.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Timestamps:00:00 Intro03:20 Energy Drinks08:30 Facts About Energy Drinks11:10 The Value Of Caffeine Intake15:53 Downsides Of Caffeine22:13 The Stigma Around Coffee And Caffeine26:57 Sugar Consumption In Energy Drinks32:59 Key Benefits of Energy Drink Ingredients40:53 Responsible Use Of Caffeine46:58 PreworkoutConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
6/3/202452 minutes, 38 seconds
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#120 After Dark - Breaking Down Combative Training with John Valentine (Part 2)

In this episode of the After Dark Podcast, we're thrilled to bring back John Valentine for Part 2!We discuss the impact of strength training in today's fast-paced world and why it's crucial for both physical and mental health. We'll also give you an exclusive preview of the highly anticipated Combative Summit event happening in Mississippi in 2024. Find out who the key speakers and attendees will be, and why this event is a must-attend for anyone passionate about fitness, combat training, and personal development.If you missed it - catch up on the first episode (After Dark  #118) with John Valentine. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or simply looking for inspiration, this episode is packed with valuable information you won't want to miss. As always, let us know what you think! Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps:00:00 Intro06:52 The Industry Space12:39 Fundamentals And Responsibility15:46 Why Strength Training Matters26:04 Competitive Summit Event35:34 Who's Attending the Event?45:57 What to Expect at Adams's Event55:08 Discover the Power of Community Events57:54 Where Can I Sign Up?Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
5/31/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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#150 - Think Before You Trust: Smart Ways To Evaluate Health Advice From "Industry Leaders"

In this episode, Ryan, CeCe, and I get into Andrew Huberman's perspective on "Back Pain." We address the critical issue of information sources, emphasizing the necessity of relying on credible and well-researched insights.The origin of your information is crucial - it can significantly impact your daily life. This is episode is not meant to bash Huberman on a person or professional level. The goal is to discuss how important it is for people (especially health professionals) to think critically before trusting ANY authority providing health recommendations through the interwebs.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Timestamps:00:00 Intro07:48 Andrew Huberman Podcast About "Back Pain"16:50 Knowledge-Based Discussion21:18 Qualified to Advise?28:32 The Importance of Credible InformationConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
5/27/202442 minutes, 17 seconds
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#119 After Dark - Training, Community & Social Media with Joe From Tac_Tribe2.0

In this episode, we got Joe from @tac_tribe2.0 on IG!We discuss Joe's background in firearms training and professional development. Throughout our conversation, Joe breaks down key realizations and insights from his experiences in the industry, highlighting how to effectively communicate to a broad audience.We assess the global impact of social media on training and personal development, exploring both the positive and negative influences it has within the space. Joe also elaborates on his approach to communication, particularly how he ensures that his teachings are conveyed both effectively in-person and digitally.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps:00:00 Intro07:54 Joe's Background13:43 Joe's Instagram Page19:31 How to Tell If What You've Learned Works23:33 Training Evolution29:34 How Do You Define 'Result' in Training?37:33 Effective Communication57:50 A Toxic Community01:11:10 Social Media01:32:49 Contact InformationRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
5/24/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 7 seconds
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#149 - Q&A: Zero Drop Shoes Benefits, Squat Variations, Tight Hamstrings & Tips To Improve Your Posture And More!

It's Monday - time to answer your questions! We got CeCe English and RDF Trainer Ryan Jones in the studio today. To get your questions answered reach out to us via the contact info below!25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comToday's questions:I’m an avid exerciser who lifts 4 days per week and runs 3 days per week. I've been seeing a lot of ads for these Zero Drop shoes and that somehow they are the best shoes to wear. My physical therapist once told me I had flat feet and I've always felt pretty good in a more traditional type running shoe or trainer but about 4 weeks ago my knee began bothering and I'm wondering if the marketed benefits of Zero Drop shoes might help?Can you talk about different squat variation benefits and why you would or wouldn't choose a specific type of squat?How do i fix my tight hamstrings?What are some soft tissue recovery strategies or techniques that i can use to address some of my chronically tight or tender areas? I have a desk job that challenges my posture all day five days a week, no matter what i do to fix it it seems to keeps getting worse. What specific exercises if any can i add to my workouts to overcome this?I feel like i do a pretty good job programming my own muscle building workouts. As coaches, whats something that a lot of people might be overlooking in their exercise selection?Timestamps00:00 Intro01:49 Zero Drop Shoes14:52 Squat Variations28:14 Tight Hamstrings37:56 Recovery Techniques50:02 Sitting All Day & Posture57:03 What People Miss In Their Muscle Building WorkoutsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
5/20/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 43 seconds
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#118 After Dark - Breaking Down Combative Training with John Valentine (Part I)

In this episode, I sat down with John to discuss his extensive military career and his journey into the combative training industry. John's background includes a distinguished military career, starting in the Army before transitioning to the Air Force. He shares how he was first introduced to combative training and details his initial interactions in the industry. John speaks on the unique language used by instructors and explains the critical differences between observing combative techniques and applying them in real situations. He also provides an analysis of how to assess a fight and effectively utilize learned skills in high-stress scenarios.This episode got cut off early so we will be having John back on the show in two weeks to finish where things left off.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps:00:00 Intro08:01 John's Background14:03 John's Military Career17:45 Combative Training28:25 John's Transition From The Army To Air Force31:55 The Combative Industry35:45 The Instructors39:35 Seeing Combatives vs Applying Them49:37 Situational Awareness In A FightRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
5/17/202454 minutes, 47 seconds
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#148 - Building Muscle Over 40: The 8 Mistakes You MUST Avoid

In this episode, we have Ryan and CeCe back in the studio to discuss building muscle over 40 years and the most common mistakes people make. We dive into 8 common mistakes both guys and gals MUST avoid to gain muscle mass as they age.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Timestamps:00:00 Intro01:43 Texas Tactical Police Officer Association Conference08:05 Building Muscle Over 40 Years Old13:49 Body Building Over 4020:34 High Intensity Training26:23 Nutrition & Recovery36:59 The "Do It Yourself" Program 42:39 The More Is Better Principle47:32 Doing A Proper Warm UpConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
5/13/20241 hour, 36 seconds
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#117 After Dark - Working SFPD & Founding Saber Tactics with Nick Suslow

In this episode, I sat down with Nick Suslow to discuss his career policing San Francisco and how Saber Tactics was created. As you will learn - Nicholas Suslow has been in law enforcement for over 16 years. His diverse experience includes being a full time SWAT Team member for the San Francisco Police Department for 11 years, and includes the following assignments; equipment, intel, recon, and finally as an assistant team leader conducting mission planning and briefings for critical incidents and high risk search warrants. He is a certified police academy instructor, chemical agent instructor, firearms instructor, and diversionary device instructor. Nicholas has also taught close quarters battle (CQB) tactics for hostage rescue, deliberate room clearing tactics, active shooter response for law enforcement and rescue task force training.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
5/10/20242 hours, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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#147 - Lose Body Fat, Gain Muscle & Speed Up Your Metabolism

In this episode, we got Stephen and CeCe back in the studio to discuss how to speed up your metabolism so you can lose weight (and keep it off), look great and feel energized throughout the day. Stephen breaks down what your "metabolism" actually is and HOW speeding it up can influence healthy long term weight loss. We discuss some key terms like Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and provide client examples of how to correctly speed up your metabolism.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
5/6/202443 minutes, 33 seconds
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After Dark #116 - A Call To Action: Shielding The Well-Being Of Our Fire Service Workers w/ James Geering

Got a fire one for you guys today with James Geering, host of Behind The Shield podcast. We'll start by exploring his journey from firefighter and stuntman to exercise physiologist. With over 920 podcast episodes and 6 million downloads, James brings a wealth of experience and insight. We discuss a range of topics, from his background to his passion for supporting first responders...an engaging discussion filled with heart and wisdom.jamesgeering.com - Behind The Shield PodcastIG: @behindtheshield911Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:10 Jame's Background15:01 If James Never Got Into Fire Services...16:56 Fire Service Career In The US23:56 The Culture In Fire Services33:28 Ramifications Of The Fire Services39:01 Fire Services Nowadays46:41 Challenges And What Needs To Change In The Fire Service52:13 Starting The Podcast And Helping Firefighters56:44 The Evolution Of James's Podcast01:13:21 Notable Episodes01:17:13  “One More Light: Life, Death and Humanity Through the Eyes of a Firefighter”01:23:20 James Advice For FireFighters01:28:24 Behind The Shield Podcast Social MediaRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
5/3/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 31 seconds
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#146 - Q&A: Tight Hip Flexors, Speed & Power, Cutting 10lbs in 4 Weeks & Shoulder Mobility

It's Monday - time to answer your questions! We got CeCe English and RDF Trainer Ryan Jones in the studio today. To get your questions answered reach out to us via the contact info below!25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comToday's questions:My hip flexor muscles feel very tight and I’ve been stretching them 4-5 days/wk for months. Initially it seemed to help them feel less tight. But, after that I can’t seem to make any progress. Any suggestions?I’m starting PHASE 4 of RDF MAX and wondering why I’m not doing any of the traditional BB power exercises, like Cleans or snatches? Can you explain?How long should I stay with my strength training program before I switch to something else like physique or power based training?I’ve been training consistently for nearly 7 years now. I take my training, nutrition, and recovery very seriously, and I’m currently the strongest and fittest I’ve ever been. I’ve reached a point where making the big jumps in muscle and strength have really slowed down and I’m frustrated. What tips do you have for how to jumpstart that process for me again, or should I just get used to this?I’m going into a 4wk mini-cut with my diet with the goal of dropping 10lbs. What tips do you have for making this as successful as possible?My shoulder mobility sucks! Period. I know it’s a problem and I know it limits me but I’m not going to dedicate a ton of time that I already struggle to find in order to do a bunch of rehab exercises to fix this. If there was one or two things I could do each workout that could make a difference without taking away time from what I’m already doing?Timestamps00:00 Intro01:18 Tight Hip Flexors18:26 RDF Max: Traditional Power Exercises26:37 Switching To Speed/Power32:24 My Gains Are Slowing Down46:31 Losing 10lbs In 4 Weeks58:01 Shoulder MobilityRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
4/29/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 17 seconds
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#115 After Dark - Sikh Methods for Creating Community Safety and Fostering Kindness with Harjup Singh

In today's episode, I jumped on with Harjup Singh AKA the  @americanturbanator on Instagram. I appreciate Harjup for bringing a different perpective to this episode and discussing some of the principles of Sikhism: karma, treating people equally, strengthening faith, serving others, being generous to the less fortunate as well as other principles I believe most of us can get onboard with. Harjup Singh, shares insights into the lineage's origin and evolution, highlighting its steadfast commitment to safeguarding through acts of kindness and protection. He offers a firsthand narrative of the lineage's ethos and aspirations, providing us with a deeper understanding of the Singh religion and it's relation to community-centric leadership and training.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up. Timestamps:00:00 Intro08:08 Life, Training, Community & Background13:47 What Started Sikhism?19:20 How Was Sikhism Received In The Early Years?21:06 How The Meaning of Protection Is Being Structured By Sikhism28:20 "Kindness For Weakness"31:53 The Singh Lineage34:52 Harjup's Training43:48 What Did Harjup Do To Achieve Success With His Training?51:07 How Harjup's Training Was Influenced01:05:30 What's Harjup Trying To Catch? What Are His Goals?01:28:31 Scott's Advice On Staying In Shape On The Road01:34:29 Different Training Environments 01:41:59 The Importance Of Conversation01:46:01 Where You Can Find HarjupRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
4/26/20241 hour, 48 minutes
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#145 - The Cardio Conversation: 4 Principles and 5 Zones EXPLAINED

In this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, we discuss the 4 principles and 5 zones of Cardio. Whether you're in the know or new to the Cardio conversation - cardio is misunderstood and often gets a bad wrap. This episode isn't about fat loss, heart attacks or the next best cardio workout: we do our best to simplify the topic while focusing on the positive effects of cardiovascular training.. You will learn how to train in each cardio "zone" and hopefully feel encouraged to test for yourself the benefits of cardiovascular training at your own pace. If you enjoy the episode let us know!  When you're ready to get started and follow a 12-16 week program make sure to check out RDF Programs.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comTimestamps00:00 Intro03:00 California Weather05:55 Scott's Call From An Old Client09:09 The Cardio Conversation11:19 Socio/Historical Discussion of Cardio16:42 The Basics of Training Cardio18:26 The 4 Principles of Cardio24:38 Oxygen Uptake & Utilization34:59 The Benefits of Zone 1 & Zone 2 Cardio40:11 The 5 Heart Rate Training Zones59:00 Application of The 5 Zones1:05:14 ImplementationRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
4/22/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 33 seconds
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#114 AD - Life As A Cop: Honest Policing & Effective Stress Management with Eric Tung from Blue Grit Wellness

In today's episode, I linked up with officer Eric Tung to discuss his journey, policing and Blue Grit Wellness. Eric has been a police officer in Washington state for 16 years.  He currently serves as a patrol operations commander in Kent, WA.  He oversees peer support and wellness programs at his department and collaborates regionally with other police wellness leaders. As an officer, he worked in Patrol, as a Field Trainer, K9 Officer and in the Civil Disturbance Unit.  After being promoted to sergeant, he supervised various patrol squads and was a team leader and trainer in the Civil Disturbance Unit. Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro09:28 Eric's Background13:31 The Transition To Law Enforcement20:01 Working Public Service25:31 The Academy: Now vs Then34:13 Life As A Cop45:52 The Challenges51:24 Finding Motivation & Confidence59:02 Resources For Cops & Physical Training01:03:38 The New Generation01:10:03 The Pragmatic Approach01:18:43 Being A Commander01:30:03 Blue Grit01:37:11 Staying Connected To EricReach out via [email protected].  He would love to hear from you with your questions, feedback, and if you would like to collaborate, receive coaching, and help build this community!  Stay gritty!Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
4/19/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 21 seconds
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#144 - Enhancing Performance, Recovery, Sleep, Sex Drive & More w/ BioPro+

In this episode, we go into the world of BioProtein Technology with Dustin Baker, the mastermind behind BioPro+. Here we unravel the mysteries behind this non-synthetic alternative to human growth hormone, answering all the burning questions about its efficacy and applications. From hormones to growth factors, exercise to sleep, anti-aging to metabolism, libido to immune system, and more, this conversation covers a lot. We also talk about Dustin's journey as an entrepreneur and the fascinating innovations happening at BioProtein Technology.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comTimestamps00:00 Intro05:21 BioPro+ Origins11:00 Dustin's Background19:39 How Dustin Started In The Gym Business26:19 Dustin Starting His Own Business31:24 Acquiring BioPro+36:50 BioPro+ Product40:29 What People Need To Understand About Growth Hormones43:21 Growth Factors And How They Work46:19 Who Is Using The Product54:45 Why Is BioPro+ So Popular In The BJJ Community01:01:16 How To Measure The Effectiveness Of The Product01:13:29 BioPro+ Production, Marketing And Customer Service01:22:06 Should There Be A Concern If Anything Shows Up In A Blood Test01:25:57 What To Know About The Product and The Company01:28:09 How To Find Out More About BioPro+Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
4/15/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 21 seconds
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After Dark #113 - Primal Response: Elevating Police Training w/ Real-World Experience

In today's episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Wayne and Jesse from Primal Response Training Group. I've been meaning to sit down with these guys for quite some time, as their known for their expertise in law enforcement training down in California. We get into their background, training philosophy, and dedication to providing top-notch training for law enforcement agencies, both within and outside the state. They touch on the importance of culture, highlight key training principles, and share insights that'll make you eager to learn more about their approach to training..Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:21 Primal Response Origins10:03 Instructor Vs Facilitator16:56 Jesse and Wayne's Background22:59 Becoming A Part Of The Range Staff40:23 Wayne's Shooting Career And Law Enforcement Preparation51:39 How To Deliver The Right Information As An Instructor01:01:26 Navigating Posts Standards Courses01:05:44 Evolution Of Post Standards Courses01:11:08 The Biggest Deficiencies In The Courses01:23:18 How To Encourage Positivity From A Cultural Perspective01:29:54 Supporting People To Hit The Range01:43:44 Always Listen To The Experts01:56:12 Law Enforcement In Modern Times02:03:51 How To Operate As A Team In The Training Environment02:15:47 Primal Response In 202402:31:27 The Approach Of Delivering Information Through Social Media02:37:11 Get In Contact With Primal Response Training GroupRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
4/12/20242 hours, 45 minutes, 19 seconds
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#143 - Invest In Building Muscle

In this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, we explore the parallels between investing in muscle building and financial investing, catering to beginners, intermediates, and advanced exercisers alike. We draw on concepts from finance, discussing the importance of planning, savings, compounding interest, risk management, program diversification, and discipline in achieving long-term fitness goals. Whether you're new to fitness or a vet, we hope this conversation offers a fresh perspective on optimizing your muscle-building journey for sustained success.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comTimestamps00:00 Intro03:26 Unorthodox Ways Of Fitness Classes11:35 Why Are You Training? What's Your Goal12:39 Investing And Health, How They Relate18:59 Key Tips To Invest On Muscle Building26:38 What I Am Doing To Save What I Have29:58 Understanding The Power Of Compounding Interest34:31 Diversifying The Types Of Things That You Do42:27 Discipline In Investing In A Long Term Plan52:08 Invest In The Basics (Build Foundation And Fundamentals)Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
4/8/20241 hour, 21 seconds
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#112 After Dark - Revealing Expert Insights: European vs. American Gun Culture, Business Strategies, Foreign Relations, & More w/ Red Beard Tactical

The final podcast at Shot Show, Las Vegas is with Felix from Red Beard Tactical (@redbeardtactical.de) where his anonymity here and Instagram persona conceals a wealth of tactical expertise and entrepreneurial insights. From his mystique beginnings to his current role as a purveyor of field craft and small unit tactics, Felix shares his transition from military service to full-time business ownership and much more. Despite the circumstances of a long week at Shot Show, we power through a captivating conversation about his military background, marketing strategies, and the challenges of entrepreneurship as he navigates from military life to running a successful business.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro08:21 Felix's Books & How They Started11:22 Measuring The Metrics16:01 Felix's Background22:03 The Goal With The Publications25:25 Gun Culture In Europe31:37 The Russian - Ukraine War Current Situation41:21 The Russian - Ukraine War In Neighboring Countries54:32 New Ideas01:00:29 Who The Customers Are01:06:08 Creating Scenarios To Have Fun01:14:46 Europe And The Training Culture01:16:11 Train To Be Ready For Anything01:22:11 Approaching A Business Perspective For 202401:29:31 The Firearm Industry Nowadays01:36:09 How The Consumer's Ignorance Affecting The Firearm Industry01:41:06 Dispelling The Myths Of Long Distance Shooting01:48:31 Why Stay Anonymous?01:54:36 Learn More About Felix's Line Of WorkRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
4/5/20242 hours, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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#142 - Non-Diabetics Beware: Illusions & Hidden Risks Of Consuming FDA Approved Over-The-Counter CGMs

In today's topic on the Iron Sights podcast we discuss continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and the significance of CGMs as we dissect the recent FDA announcement that has sparked conversation and intrigue.You'll hear why CGMs are garnering attention and what to be aware of in today's health landscape. From understanding the fundamentals to uncovering key considerations, we cover a lot in this episode.Whether you're familiar with CGMs or new to the concept, Cece, Stephen and I will  provide some insights and perspectives to enhance your understanding.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comTimestamps00:00 Intro02:41 Balancing Intensity And Volume In Your Workout06:51 Constant Glucose Monitor Benefits And Damages10:46 How The Device Works13:46 Why Are Non-Diabetics Using CGM Devices17:36 Using CGM's To Improve Longevity21:38 People's Realization When Using The CGM Devices28:41 Glycemic Index Vs Glycemic Load33:43 What's The Problem With The Information And The Technology42:25 Glucose Monitors Good Or Bad?48:39 Are These Devices Actually Improving Health And Medicine?Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
4/1/202456 minutes, 41 seconds
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#111 After Dark - Inside the Life of Bart Combs: A Tale of Military Service, SERE & Untold Life Learning Adventures

Join us for a special episode on the Iron Sights Podcast into the life and experiences of Bart Combs, a name you likely haven't encountered before. In this episode we'll uncover the remarkable history of Bart, from his beginnings in a military academy to his distinguished career in the Army.With a wealth of wisdom and knowledge to share, Bart's story offers a unique perspective on resilience, leadership, and the human experience from his diverse experiences, including his time as a helicopter pilot and his involvement in a specialized unit, as well as his significant contributions to SERE school. Uncover the parallels drawn between Bart's experiences and the realms of business relationships and life.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:28 Bart's Background10:52 The Pathfinder Roll16:13 Experiencing The SERE Course22:52 War Stories26:34 SERE Course In The Aviation Army30:47 Hip Pockets In The Infantry32:40 Bart's Military Career38:22 Living Far From Work As A First Responder46:40 Bart's Transition After The Military51:46 Devastating Fires In The USA56:19 Teaching Life Skills59:22 Building Skill Sets And Setting Yourself Up For Success01:16:50 The Application Of Freedom01:33:52 The Challenge Of Being A Business Owner Nowadays01:42:47 Immigrants Living In The US For Safety01:58:45 Being Uncomfortable With Starting Over02:14:33 Levels Of Information And Their Effect02:27:40 The Philosophy Of SurvivalRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
3/29/20242 hours, 39 minutes, 56 seconds
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#141 - Dieting Tips, Strategies & Insights To Digest On Meal Prep Services, Dietary Goals & More

In this episode of The Iron Sights Podcast, Stephen, Cece and I discuss the nuances of meal prep services, offering valuable tips to help you make informed decisions about your dietary success.Learn about the pros and cons of relying on meal prep services, as well as the potential pitfalls and considerations to keep in mind. From defining meal prep services to discussing their impact on your dietary goals, we all share personal experiences and practical advice to guide you through the process.Whether you're considering a meal prep service for the first time or looking to optimize your existing approach, this episode will assist you in meal prepping with confidence.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comTimestamps00:00 Intro07:43 Prepping Meals09:49 The Pros And Cons Of Getting Involved With A Meal Prep Company14:11 Scott's Experience Following A Meal Template18:52 Why Do People Prefer Or Use Meal Prep?23:58 The Meal Kit (What Type Of People This Works For)31:25 Understand The Fundamentals Of Meal Prep35:25 How Many Controls Would You Have With Your Meal Prep?42:16 Is The Price Worth It?48:11 Any Interest On A Local Company For Your Meal Prep?56:55 The Importance Of Having A Plan To Not Waste FoodRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
3/25/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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#110 After Dark - Gunning For Greatness: Inside Staccato's Rise with Buck Pierson

Join us here on After Dark for an exclusive dive into the world of firearms development with Buck Pierson, the head of business development at Staccato. In this episode of the Iron Sights Podcast, we uncover the secrets behind Staccato's rise in the firearms industry.When it comes to firearms training and exploration, Staccato pistols have captured the attention of enthusiasts worldwide. Buck Pierson shares insights into Staccato's journey, from its humble beginnings to its current position as a leading firearms company their innovative approach to firearm design, their plans for the future.Buck offers a firsthand account of the company's ethos, successes, and aspirations, giving you a deeper understanding of what sets Staccato apart in the competitive firearms market.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro08:52 Buck's Background13:20 Buck's Career18:16 Iraq19:24 CQB Training School24:44 Re-enlisted29:37 Process To Become A Leader34:32 First Responder Suicides39:54 Contemplating Getting Out Of The Military And Preparing For Deployment44:51 Buck's Retirement49:22 Buck's Transitions After Retirement51:05 Staccato56:31 Improving Weapons At Staccato59:55 The Past Year01:04:44 Re-Inventing And Innovating01:09:00 Customer Service At Staccato01:13:18 Staccato New Facility01:16:29 Staccato And The Law Enforcement Community01:22:54 Buck's Future At The Company01:26:56 Find Out More About StaccatoRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
3/22/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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#140 - Cracking The Code On Back Pain To Reclaim Your Physical Well-Being

Today on the Iron Sights podcast, we tackle the common frustrations of back pain back pain and the intricacies of this issue that affects individuals across various fitness levels.In today's talk, we confront the challenges associated with back pain head-on, addressing common issues such as misdiagnosis, self-diagnosis, and the delicate balance between maintaining fitness gains and addressing pain. Whether you're always in the gym or looking to remain active despite the discomfort, this episode offers valuable insights and practical strategies to navigate the complexities of back pain management.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Programs: rdfprograms.comTimestamps00:00 Intro02:02 Scott's Doctor Appointment04:46 Conversation On The Range About Back Pain09:32 Psychological Impact Of Back Pain13:21 Management Related To Back Pain21:50 Dealing With Pain25:18 Getting Awareness On What The Issue Is31:36 Finding Your Back Problem On The Internet Is Not The Solution35:08 What You Think Is The Problem vs What The Real Problem Is40:41 Identifying Pain49:29 Joint Stiffness53:08 Things That Probably Make Your Joints Feel Better59:05 What's The Cause And How It's Being Addressed01:07:48 Be An Active Participant In Your Own Health Care01:14:47 What To Do And Not To Do With Your Back PainRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:rdfprograms.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
3/18/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 25 seconds
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#109 After Dark - Silent Solutions: Sam Houston's Roadmap To Night Vision Tactics, Career Challenges, Firearms Training & More

Today on the Iron Sights Podcast I've got Sam Houston, also known as @silentsolutions_ across social media. As a night vision subject matter expert and firearms instructor, Sam's lays out his professional journey through his dynamic career, from being an industry consultant and a dedicated "student of the gun", backed by two renowned coaching teams: Greenline Tactical and Warrior Poets Society.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro11:29 Sam's Background15:54 Geek Squad (But For The Air)21:49 Experience In Thailand28:37 Sam's Second Deployment33:10 Instructor Qualification37:14 Deployment To Afghanistan45:56 Deployment To Africa54:20 Sam's Life After All His Deployments01:02.55 Working With Night Vision01:09:04 Night Fighter01:16:28 Who's Attending The Events01:20.51 John Lovell's Team01:26:33 Biggest Career Failure01:36:59 Fitness And Instruction01:46:07 How To Learn MoreRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
3/15/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 24 seconds
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#139 - Striking The Right Balance To Volume & Intensity To Reach Your Muscle Building Potential

I sit down with Ryan and Cece to unravel the intricacies of volume and intensity in the pursuit of building muscle and strength. The delicate balance between these factors is often misunderstood—a nuanced dance that requires careful management over time.We talk about the definitions of volume and intensity, offering clarity on how to calculate these for yourself. We explore strategies for organizing your workouts, especially crucial if you're navigating a hectic schedule. The goal is to achieve optimal results without pushing yourself to the brink.25% OFF! Red Dot Fitness Strong & Red Dot Fitness Maxrdfprograms.com - use code "STRONG25"Timestamps00:00 Intro01:48 Balancing Intensity And Volume In Your Workout04:47 Volume And Intensity13:46 The Goal Of The Coach16:32 Recovery And Overtraining20:19 Research Over Reps And Sets24:51 Stimulating Sets34:20 The Importance Of Having A Tracking Plan42:08 Approaching Volume And Strength Management49:17 Just Add More Weight, You're Body Will Adapt56:02 The Importance Of Being Patient With Your ProgramRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
3/11/202459 minutes, 37 seconds
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#108 After Dark - Let's TOC Struggling In Silence: Willing To Die For Another Heavy Call w/ Travis Gribble & Greg Grogan

Welcome back to the Iron Sights podcast where Travis Gribble of My Arena and Greg Grogan of The Overwatch Collective are joining me for an in depth discussion around some pretty serious topics. The focus of today's discussion revolves around an impactful presentation both Greg and Travis delivered to the first responder and military community titled "Be Here Tomorrow."Travis, with 24 years as a law enforcement officer, including significant time on a tier one SWAT team and leading that team, shares his experiences. These aren't just heroic tales; they dive into the darker moments, incidents that are a severe reality of the profession. I must warn you, these stories are intense and may be disturbing to some listeners, but they serve a purpose...The heart of the matter is mental health and wellness among first responders and military personnel, ultimately addressing suicide prevention. Travis's journey and the stories he recounts shed light on why he is committed to the impactful work he does today.This episode is not just a conversation; it's a call to action.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:53 Travis's Background15:54 Specialize Unit And SWAT Team19:34 Collaboration with TOC27:25 Not Acknowledging The Problem39:19 Childhood Experience49:12 Recovering After The Traumatic Incident01:11:24 Getting Back On Track01:24:26 A Shocking Experience01:41:41 If This Affects You, You're Part Of The Good Ones01:49:12 What Do You Get By Being With A Therapist01:56:11 How Greg And Travis Get People In Front Of A Therapist02:15:30 Recognizing When Someone In Your Team Isn't Good02:24:41 How Travis And Greg Connect With People Nowadays02:31:56 A Message For The PeopleRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
3/8/20242 hours, 41 minutes, 44 seconds
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#107 After Dark - Greenline Tactical: The Untold Story Of Don Edwards' Past, Present, & Future In The Industry

Today on the show, I sit down with Don Edwards, a prominent figure in the firearms training space. His journey caught my attention early on with his ability to assemble a diverse group of professional and specialized instructors. This summer, I had the privilege of not just meeting Don but also training with him. Originally planned as a podcast during that time, circumstances led to a delay, and here we are in Las Vegas at Shot Show 2024.It's been a whirlwind couple of days with intense conversations in energetic environments. This episode, however, is not your typical deep dive into Don's expertise in night vision technology, an area where he's widely recognized. Instead, I wanted to uncover the layers of Don Edwards—what drives him, his journey from past to present, and where he envisions heading in the future.This isn't just about firearms; it's about the man behind them!Greenline Tactical: www.greenlinetactical.comDon Edwards IG: @greenlinetacticalEpisode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro08:42 Don Edwards Background13:24 Don's Transition Out Of The Military18:39 Don's Process And Evolution Of His Training Company18:46 Greenline Comes Together39:03 What Makes A Good Idea And How To Implement it44:40 Friendship In The Industry And Community48:32 The Greenline Team56:23 The Training Community01:01:36 Night Vision01:10:47 Get Involved At GreenlineRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
3/1/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 28 seconds
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#138 - The Basics: Embarrassing S*** We've Experienced As Coaches, Consistency & Goal Achievement

Welcome back to the Iron Sights podcast! In this episode, Ryan, Cece and I are back in the studio as we take a breather from the deep dives of the last few episodes. We kick things off with some humor, a frustrating problem in our community, and embarrassing stories that set the tone for today's discussion...Timestamps00:00 Intro02:44 Red Dot Got Robbed04:32 Embarrassing Things That Has Happened To Us As Coaches16:33 Give Clear Instructions To Your Clients18:03 Forgetting The Basics Can Prevent You From Success25:43 Not Working Hard Equals Failing?34:07 How To Get Your Head In The Game And Stay Consistent40:14 Finding Fulfillment In Your Work And Life50:14 What Happens After You Achieve Your Goal?01:30:27 Struggling With EmpathyRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
2/26/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 46 seconds
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After Dark #106 - Scott Peterson's Unexpected Path Into Distance Shooting's Consumer Arena

This time at Show Show In Vegas, I'm thrilled to have Scott Peterson as my guest, widely known as @veracitysolutions on Instagram. Scott brings a unique perspective to the world of distance shooting, drawing from his experience as a lead coach on the Army Marksmanship Unit and as a seasoned competitor. While many recognize him for his deep dives into the intricacies of distance shooting, today's conversation takes a different turn. We get into Scott's personal journey, exploring the roots that shaped his approach to the business side of distance shooting. We uncover Scott's story, his motivations, and his fresh entry into the consumer space. This episode goes beyond the technicalities, giving you a glimpse into what makes Scott tick.Scott Peterson IG: @veracitysolutionsEpisode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro09:05 Scott Peterson's Background12:21 Rifle Qualification Record And Service Background19:50 The Marine Shot Team23:23 Competition Matches Around The Country33:08 How To Deal With Teammates And Leadership34:30 The Shift From The Marine To MEU47:45 Transition To Coaching An Action Shooting Team58:13 Being Low Key And Under The Radar59:32 Retirement And Shift Into His Marksmanship Training Company01:09:46 How Scott Manages Social Media01:18:16 Mindset01:31:02 Purpose And Aspirations01:42:27 How To Deliver The Right Message01:47:00 Scott Peterson's First Class01:50:27 Find Out MoreRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
2/23/20241 hour, 52 minutes, 22 seconds
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#137 - Breaking Fitness Norms For Better Results With Movement Patterns, Isolation & Effective Programming

In this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, Ryan, Cece and I get discuss the importance of prioritizing movement patterns over specific exercises, explore less complex movements for beginners, emphasize the value of variety, and challenge the notion of overvaluing certain high-risk exercises. You'll gain insight into building muscle through isolation, strength, and effective programming we offer for individuals across all fitness levels.Timestamps00:00 Intro02:51 What's Been A Trend In Programming07:18 Preparedness10:49 Awareness And Skill Acquisition15:52 Teaching Someone How To Do A Movement Pattern23:37 The Value In Isolation27:02 Levels Of Fitness And How To Adapt Your Programming30:09 How To Approach Programming40:39 Setting Tempo45:25 What Are Your Training Priorities?57:25 Is Your Program Really What You Need?01:06:17 Think Twice Before Choosing Your ProgramRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
2/19/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 16 seconds
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After Dark #105 - Inside the Arena: Jacob Heppner On Training, Competition and Tactical Games Insights

Live from Shot Show 2024 at the Venetian Hotel, I am joined by Jacob Heppner, the reigning Tactical Games champion and a top-ten CrossFit competitor. In this episode, Jacob shares insights into the Tactical Games, his training regimen, and the evolving culture of the sport. Step into Jacob's world and the exciting developments in the competitive fitness scene.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro00:02 Jacob's Experience At Shot Show00:45 Partnership With Under Armour02:46 Integration Of Crossfit Into The Firearms Industry06:53 Jacob's Evolution With Firearms09:50 Tactical Games And Crossfit15:41 The Mix Of Fitness And Shooting19:57 Who Is Coming To The Tactical Games?24:56 Training Program For The Games29:58 The Community In Tac Games And USPCE35:03 The Tac Games Affiliates (The Grow Of Tac Games And How To Improve The Business)41:45 Is There Negativity In The Tac Games Community?45:32 What Would I Need To Get Ready For A Tac Game?01:00:33 Jacob's Training Regimen NowRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
2/16/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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#136 - The HDL/LDL Dilemma: How It Relates To Your Heart Health, The Oreo Cookie Experiment, Treating Metabolic Disorders & More!

In this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, Stephen, Cece, and I challenge the notion that lowering LDL cholesterol is the primary key to preventing heart disease. Amidst the ongoing debates on diets—carnivore, keto, low carb, and plant-based—we get into interesting studies like ones involving Oreos, revealing surprising insights about cholesterol. We break down the basics, discussing what cholesterol does in the body, the effects of drugs, and more.Timestamps00:00 Intro03:10 Topic: Blood Test And Cholesterol06:19 Do Oreos Cookies Lower Your Cholesterol?10:01 How Your Body Deals With Cholesterol13:42 The Number One Killer In The US15:48 What Does Your Body Need Cholesterol For?17:24 Triglycerides19:56 Statin Medications25:26 The Lipid Energy Theory37:06 The Side Effects Of Statins48:32 Increasing Fiber In Your Diet To Reduce Your LDL Levels58:38 Why Is It Important To Take Full Blood Panels?Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
2/12/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 53 seconds
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After Dark #104 - Cobalt Kinetics At Shot Show: Gabe Cabrera on Guns, Business, Innovation and Beyond

Today on After Dark I sit down with Gabe Cabrera of Cobalt Kinetics. Gabe shares his fascinating career within the firearm industry, offering insights into his upbringing and experiences throughout the business. With a focus on industry dynamics, business models, and a glimpse into the future, our conversation touches on innovation and even ventures into the political landscape. Hopefully, the experience you can take away from this conversation is behind-the-scenes look at the firearms industry, addressing quality, innovation, and the journey of products from creation to the hands of end-users.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro05:13 Shot Show07:56 Gabe's Stroke Story19:32 Gabe's Background Managing And Rebranding Cobalt Kinetics29:35 Doing Business In This Industry33:27 Gabe's Career Path40:35 Why Is The Gun Industry So Unique And So Far Behind47:55 Bringing New Leadership Into The Industry57:13 NSSF What Is It That They Do01:06:01 How Big Companies Screw Small Companies01:13:34 Gatekeeping Behind The Scenes01:20:06 Ways To Help Smaller Companies With Small Regional Shows01:30:05 Predatory Markers (Instructors And Firearms Sides)01:43:03 Cobalt Kinetics 2024Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
2/9/20241 hour, 53 minutes, 49 seconds
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#135 - Stretch Smart, Build Strong: Navigating The Smart Way to Achieve Hypertrophy

In the latest episode on the Iron Sights podcast, we're digging into some new studies from the past few months that revolve around stretching and its connection to muscle growth, aka hypertrophy. The burning question: Does intense stretching really promote muscle growth? Join me, CC, and Ryan as we discuss different forms of stretching, how it impacts the body, and specifically, its role in lifting weights and promoting muscle growth. With new research in the mix, we're sifting through the theories, getting into the science, and most importantly, discussing how to apply these findings to your training.Timestamps00:00 Intro02:27 Stretch Mediated Hypertrophy07:51 Stretch Or Not To Stretch?12:28 PRNF (Proprioceptive Receptive Neuromuscular Facilitation)17:06 New Study On Stretching (Animals)26:42 Can Stretching Help With Muscle Growth?34:43 Length & Partial Reps, Where To Put Them Into Your Workout If The Goal Is Hypertrophy43:09 The Importance Of Physiological StudiesRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
2/5/202451 minutes, 31 seconds
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After Dark 103 - From Magpul to Mastery: Steve Fisher's Story In The Evolving Firearms Culture

In this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, I had to the chance to meet with Steve Fisher (@sentinel_cncpts) in Las Vegas at Shot Show. You probably know him from his Magpul days, creating content. Steve's the go-to guy for pistols and shotguns.We get into Steve's journey, talking about his history, the mistakes he made, and how he bounced back. Our conversation flows through industry culture, hitting the highs and lows. We get into the nitty-gritty of the firearms biz—product development, testing, and bringing new stuff to the market. Hope you enjoy!Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:24 Shoot Show Event Organization09:22 Steve's Background12:09 Starting Point Of Steve's Career21:35 The MagPull Era26:31 Times Of Change29:05 Steve's Identity Transition In His Work34:26 Disappointment And Managing Anger With People That Have Failed You42:25 Developing Products And Testing50:46 Competition On The Industry (Successful Product Vs Bad Product)01:01:47 One Of The Biggest Purpose Of Steve's Job01:09:11 Who's Doing A Great Job On The Industry Side01:18:01 Approaching Firearm Companies01:27:13 Steve's Take On The Firearm Industry For The Future01:34:28 Steve's Thoughts On Scott's Work Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
2/2/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 4 seconds
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#134 - Why Programming Rotation In Your Workouts Is Key For Maintaining An Active Lifestyle

In this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, I'm joined by Ryan and Cece to discuss the importance of rotation in workouts and how to incorporate more rotation into exercises, the reasons for doing so, and what to be mindful of. The episode is great for those who are involved in any type of rotational training for various activities outside the gym, such as snowboarding, jiu jitsu, surfing, and even playing with your kids. Specific exercises and workarounds are also explored in our conversation to help integrate rotation into your fitness routines.Timestamps00:00 Intro02:04 The Two Most Underutilized Movement Pattern In Any Fitness Program03:53 Rotational Movements And Exercises11:14 Common Mistakes And Solutions To Help Your Rotation19:49 Mobility And Stability22:47 Things To Do After Assessing The Rotation Problems32:28 Different Ways To Train Rotation36:24 Limitations On Rotation Training43:24 Other Techniques To Help People With Rotation54:06 Scott's ConclusionRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
1/29/202456 minutes, 54 seconds
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After Dark #102 - Practical Preparedness w/ MuthaPrepper: Self-Defense, Micro Homesteading, Urban Prepping & More

Today on After Dark I am joined by Des, also known as @muthaprepper on Instagram. Our conversation covers topics related to self-reliance, urban prepping, micro homesteading, self-defense, and more. Des shares her unique perspective on prepping and offers valuable insights into defining what it means to be a "prepper". From financial preparation to food prepping, firearms, and self-defense, Des provides information that caters to a diverse audience. So I encourage all my listeners to check out Des's Instagram page for more valuable content.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:56 Des's Background11:17 Introduction To Preparedness (Bug Out Bags)17:00 Pillars And Fundamentals Getting Preparedness In Order23:49 Prioritizing Preparedness And Fitness25:20 DANGER ALERT!!27:28 Des's Success and Influence In The Industry32:20 Percentage Of Females vs Males That Watch Des's Content34:37 The Way People Think About Preparedness42:05 The Mistake Of Relaying Your Security And Health On Brands52:10 Des's New Introduction To The Firearms Space56:08 What Were The Faults Of Des's Previous Coach?01:01:42 What Is It Like For Women To Approach Firearms?01:06:37 Des's Jiu Jitsu Journey01:18:00 People's Common Failures From Des's Perspective01:28:45 Does Des Provide A Framework To The People She Trains With?01:34:23 What The Future Looks Like?01:43:03 Special Final QuestionRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
1/26/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 48 seconds
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#133 - Breaking Down Training Trends: The Truth On Training To Failure

Welcome back to the Iron Sights podcast, today Cece, Ryan and I get into the trending topic of training to or near failure for optimal muscle building. We discuss both the merits and potential pitfalls. When done right, it can amass to muscle building progress and we discuss how--hope you gain some insights on popular training trends, for a more balanced view on training to or near failure.Timestamps00:00 Intro02:14 Fitness Trends03:05 Training To Failure07:40 Bodybuilders Now Vs Then12:37 How Is Training To Failure Influencing Things Now13:35 Missing Pieces And Takeaways Of This New Training Method17:23 Is Just Training To Failure Going To Build Muscle?23:44 RPE And RIR Importance27:35 How Do You Rate Failure36:55 ProgressionRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
1/22/202452 minutes, 26 seconds
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After Dark #101 - John Nores Returns: The Deadly Partnership of Chinese & Mexican Cartels in California, Hollywood, Human Trafficking & What You Can Do About It

In this episode of After Dark, we welcome John Nores, author of "Hidden War" and "War in the Woods," for a return visit almost a year after our last conversation. John Nores, known for his frontline experiences in California against drug cartels and illegal grows, shares updates on his eventful year. We cover John's congressional testimony, developments with his books, and efforts to amplify his message. We explore a variety of topics, promising relevance and depth in conversations that may not be talked about elsewhere. This is a listen you do not want to miss out on.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:51 Catching Up With John12:59 The Reality Of Today15:03 John's Invitation To Testify In Congress22:23 California: The Place Where The Problem Started25:46 How To Attack Todays Problem28:19 Issues At The Border33:12 Prop 6436:34 Current Drug Problem in USA42:12 Current Homeless Situation And How To Fix It45:11 Law Enforcements And Politics On National Wide Issues49:47 Chinese Labs (Central Valley California)59:48 John's Unit On Stilling Water And Fighting The Fires01:30:04 The Importance Of Listening And Respect01:38:30 Problems That Come Along When Telling The Truth01:47:02 Is Shooting Relaxing For Scott?01:05:32 John's Future In Cinema02:16:32 John's NVIVES02:24:29 Wrapping UpRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
1/19/20242 hours, 28 minutes, 8 seconds
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#132 - Building Better Strength Overhead Through Understanding Shoulder Anatomy And Function

In today's Iron Sights podcast, I'm joined by Cece and Ryan to discuss strategies for building greater overhead strength, particularly coming from the shoulders. We cover a range of topics, including shoulder mechanics, anatomy, factors limiting overhead strength, and effective solutions. We also talk about specific exercises, movement patterns, what to avoid, and how to enhance shoulder training without causing harm. Hopefully we provide something that will equip you with tools you can take to your workouts immediately.Timestamps00:00 Intro04:38 Shoulder Stuff07:19 Building Shoulder Overhead Movement And Strength09:14 Shoulder Pain And It's Reasons16:52 Shoulder Movement And Balance20:10 Clients Starting Their Fitness Program29:21 Things To Think About When Going Overhead39:38 Approaching Shoulder Mobility And Loading Weight Overhead46:58 Another Way To Get Hypertrophy With Shoulder Position57:50 Increasing Stability With Shoulder Blades01:07:01 Approaching The Mobility Soft-Tissue Application01:10:16 Different Programs To Increase Your Shoulder StrengthRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
1/15/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 3 seconds
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#100 After Dark - The Typically Untold Story of A Special Forces Operator

For our 100th episode of After Dark on the Iron Sights Podcast, we welcome a special forces operator, "Johnny". We've protected his privacy by disguising his voice. Johnny shares his unique journey to joining the specialized unit he's currently a part of, offering insights into the challenges and experiences along the way.Our discussion covers various aspects of Johnny's career, including the cultural dynamics within the specialized unit and its operations within the broader military branch. As we go on, you'll learn the importance of recruiting, personal responsibility within the field, and the realities of the job.While acknowledging the limitations in the discussion due to privacy concerns, I hope that this episode can encourage others in similar fields to share their experiences while maintaining a level of security and privacy.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:05 #100 After Dark09:17 Approach Of Newest Generations On The Military Career14:12 Johnny's Background19:24 Johnny's Deployment To Iraq27:59 Special Operators Selection Process35:44 Johnny's Take On New Guys Coming Into Special Operators41:19 Balancing Life And Special Forces52:44 Developing A Career And Being A Team Member In Special Operations01:03:31 Taking Care Of Your Team Members01:16:04 Approaching The Team Life, What If All Members Collaborate01:21:04 What's Next For Johnny?01:29:48 Johnny's Advices For People With Similar StepsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
1/12/20241 hour, 36 minutes
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#131 - Injury Prevention and Peak Performance for Athletes

In today's episode, we're diving into a crucial topic for dedicated athletes. Whether you're into pickup basketball, jiu-jitsu, or the trending sport of pickleball, this episode is packed with insights on how to enhance your performance, prevent injuries, and elevate your overall well-being. If your chosen activity is more than just a workout for you, this episode is a must-listen.Timestamps00:00 Intro03:10 The Come Back Of Pickleball07:06 The Concept Of Fitness Vs Training10:00 Choosing The Training Mode16:01 Domain Of Fitness27:15 Evolution Of Performance Training32:05 Injuries And Recovery39:33 What Can We Do To Get Back And Competing At A Competitive Level42:24 Choosing The Right Program For The Exercise You Are Doing49:45 Red Dot RDF Online MembershipRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
1/8/202452 minutes, 44 seconds
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#99 After Dark - Unbreakable Strength, Conditioning, & Mental Resilience w/ Andrew Siepka

Our first After Dark episode of the year features Andrew Siepka (@siepka_ludus_), a certified strength and conditioning specialist with a unique blend of expertise in mental health. Andrew is the head strength and conditioning coach on Marine Corps Base Hawaii and the owner of Siepka Ludus Strength and Conditioning. In our discussion we discuss various aspects, from strength and conditioning to mental health and beyond. Get ready for this listen because Andrew opens up and shares life changing experiences that paved his way into helping others.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro05:54 Andrew's Background15:56 Male Influence In Andrew's Childhood19:50 Coast Guard vs The Army22:40 What The Coast Guard Does27:45 Andrew's Fears During His Service For The Coast Guard31:52 Andrew's Job In The Coast Guard36:53 The Breaking Point In Andrew's Military Experience46:04 Andrew's Suicide Attempt52:20 Second Suicide Attempt And Hospitalization01:02:14 How To Redirect The Energy After A Suicide Attempt01:04:44 Andrew's Refocus And His Successful Career01:11:02 Helping Veterans In The Nonprofit01:13:49 Andrew's Transition To The Fitness Industry01:35:01 How Andrew's Measure Success01:44:41 Reach Out To AndrewRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
1/5/20241 hour, 51 minutes, 5 seconds
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#130 - 13 Health & Fitness Considerations To Be Careful About In 2024

Happy New Year! In this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, we're diving into the essential health and fitness considerations for 2024. Exploring 13 key aspects, ranging from diet to nutrition and more. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or someone looking to kickstart a healthier lifestyle, this first episode of the year provides valuable insights and considerations for the months ahead.Timestamps00:00 Intro01:27 Weight Loss Drugs05:16 Sensationalizing of Supplements08:47 Information Overload13:07 Healthy Fast Food?17:37 Experimental Drug Retreats21:40 Overtraining26:01 Retailization of Medical Treatment31:38 Calorie Restrictive Diets For Weight Loss36:53 Dehydration42:08 Research on The Dangers of Cardio45:53 Unproven Fitness Gadgets54:06 Not Prioritizing NutritionIf you'd like to ask a question and have it answered on the show let us know:Instagram: @reddotfitnessEmail: [email protected] Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
1/1/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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#98 After Dark - The Iron Sights Odyssey: Scott Howell Reflects On The Evolution Of The Iron Sights Podcast

Happy New Year! Thanks for listening to After Dark on the Iron Sights Podcast. Today's solocast is about reflecting back on the evolution of the show in this past year and its growth. From the challenges of running a health and fitness business during the pandemic to shifting into the dynamic world of preparedness, self-reliance, and firearms training. I give you my perspectives and lessons learned, along with the privilege of connecting with remarkable individuals.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro04:41 The Show Origins11:19 The Value This Year's Guests Have Provided13:40 Scott's List For 2024Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
12/29/202315 minutes, 41 seconds
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#129 Q&A: Christmas Edition - Red Dot Fitness 2024, Improving Aesthetics, Hiring A Trainer, & More!

Merry Christmas! Our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe & Jeff joined me to answer:Timestamps00:00 Intro01:14 Christmas Can Be A Stressful Time Of Year03:41 What The Red Dot Crew Is Looking Forward To In 202412:18 What Events Do You Recommend Signing Up For If My Goals Are To Gain Muscle, Improve Aesthetics?27:22 I Wanna Start Working Out In 2024 But I Haven't Touched A Gym Consistently In A Few Years42:27 I Want To Get Help With My Fitness This Year But I’m Not Sure Whether To Hire A Personal Trainer, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor,53:05 If You Were To Recommend A Roadmap For The Year Based On What You Guys Offer, Where Should I Start And What Should I Be Looking To Progress Into Later On In The Year?If you'd like to ask a question and have it answered on the show let us know:Instagram: @reddotfitnessEmail: [email protected] Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
12/25/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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In The Line Of Thought: A Controversial Take On Surviving The Streets w/ Brad Frederick

In this episode of Iron Sights After Dark, we bring in Officer Brad Frederick (@survivingthestreet), the mind behind "Surviving the Street." Known for his occasionally controversial takes, Brad discusses his insights into police cam footage, reviews, and his recent forays into podcasting and YouTube. In this episode, we explore Brad's philosophy, training approach, and the unique perspective he brings to law enforcement discussions.Instagram:@survivingthestreet@kineticconcepts_groupEpisode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:11 Rebranding The YT Channel 'Surviving The Streets'09:27 Brad's Background16:38 Brad's Idea Of Policing20:23 The Transition Over To Texas26:57 Frustration Of Policing Over The Years35:03 Helping Police Officers Solve Problems47:32 Incident Hit Rate Vs Bullet Hit Rate53:25 Addressing The Problem Of Marksmanship On Police Officers01:07:25 Delivered Habituation Class01:29:53 Why Tactics Are Relevant For Police Officers01:38:54 Defining The Goals, Shoot Less, Hit More01:53:12 Finding The Dot01:55:01 Developing Professionally Inside The Frame Works02:07:22 Determining How To Deliver Appropriate Information02:21:44 What Could Be Brad's Professional Future?02:30:05 How To Reach Out BradRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
12/22/20232 hours, 34 minutes, 48 seconds
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#128 - Casey Glass On The Frontlines Of Special Ops Strength & Conditioning

In today's episode of the Iron Sights Podcast, I sit down with Casey Glass. She went from collegiate soccer to SOCOM. Casey has been on quite a journey as a human performance coach. The conversation not only discusses the intricacies of training but also explores the cultural aspects of working with individuals inside U.S. special operations. Casey's no-nonsense approach and knowledge makes this episode one you don't want to miss.Timestamps00:00 Intro04:07 Casey's Background08:22 Casey's Transition Into Strength And Conditioning19:08 Transition To Special Operator World22:16 Building Relationships24:28 Over 10 Years Of Experience27:58 Staff And Team Culture41:12 Helping Young Athletes49:24 Helping Clients Achieve Their Goals52:33 Testing And Implementing Tech In Teaching And Training01:02:03 Approaching Body Dysmorphia01:13:11 Delivering Additional Skills01:24:36 Sniper Competition01:33:38 How Casey Builds Her Training Programs01:40:24 What's Coming Next?Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
12/18/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 43 seconds
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#96 After Dark - Chris Blau Unpacks 1911 Syndicate's Multifaceted Niche On Guns, Gear & Real Estate For The Shooting Community

Welcome to After Dark on the Iron Sights Podcast. Today, we welcome Chris Blau, the man behind the renowned 1911 Syndicate on YouTube. I previously met Chris at a range day event and now finally get time to sit down and talk about his background, tracing his journey and discussing the many aspects of 1911 Syndicate. Beyond the popular gun and gear reviews, Chris reveals the real estate dimension of their business, catering to military, law enforcement, and firearm enthusiasts.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro09:10 Chris's Background13:22 The Mormon Missions26:43 Experiences After College34:11 Real Estate Service For Military Community35:55 Cris's Gun Reviews On 1911 Syndicate42:05 How The Sponsorships Work48:38 Hand Shake Deal52:34 YouTube Monetization On Gun Content01:03:10 Negative Comments On Social Media01:17:14 Working With K9s01:35:14 Stereotypes On The Firearm Industry01:44:37 The World Of Competition And The Firearms CommunityRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
12/15/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 40 seconds
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#96 After Dark - Chris Blau Unpacks 1911 Syndicate's Multifaceted Niche On Guns, Gear & Real Estate For The Shooting Community

Welcome to After Dark on the Iron Sights Podcast. Today, we welcome Chris Blau, the man behind the renowned 1911 Syndicate on YouTube. I previously met Chris at a range day event and now finally get time to sit down and talk about his background, tracing his journey and discussing the many aspects of 1911 Syndicate. Beyond the popular gun and gear reviews, Chris reveals the real estate dimension of their business, catering to military, law enforcement, and firearm enthusiasts.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro09:10 Chris's Background13:22 The Mormon Missions26:43 Experiences After College34:11 Real Estate Service For Military Community35:55 Cris's Gun Reviews On 1911 Syndicate42:05 How The Sponsorships Work48:38 Hand Shake Deal52:34 YouTube Monetization On Gun Content01:03:10 Negative Comments On Social Media01:17:14 Working With K9s01:35:14 Stereotypes On The Firearm Industry01:44:37 The World Of Competition And The Firearms CommunityRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
12/15/20231 minute, 19 seconds
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#127 - Building a Better Body: Insights from Physical Therapist and Powerlifter Dr. David Skolnik

On this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, we welcome back Dr. David Skolnik who's traversed quite a journey since his last appearance on episode 14. As a doctor of physical therapy, coach, and competitive powerlifter, David offers some insights into the evolving landscape of physical therapy, ranging from corporate to private practices embracing a cash-only model. Our conversation delves into the realms of fitness, cultural shifts, and strategies for building a stronger, faster, and more resilient body.Timestamps00:00 Intro04:14 David's Background07:49 Perception Of What Physiotherapy Is16:12 Medicine 3.019:21 PT Social Media24:23 David's Experience To Get Where He Is Now31:12 PT Clinics And Marketing Landscape33:13 Rehab Stronger Course36:24 People Working With David43:25 Tips From Scott And David For Experience Athletes Or Beginners Oriented To Cross Fit55:00 How The Exercise Programs Has Changed Through Time01:07:44 Do People Know How It  Really Is To Be Healthy01:22:46 How Coaches Adopt Training Programs For Their Clients?01:35:45 A Different Approach To David's Course01:42:02 David On Social MediaRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
12/11/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 54 seconds
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#95 After Dark - The Dichotomy Of Combat Sport & Real-World Preparedness w/ Dan "The Hitman" Moret

Welcome back to After Dark on the Iron Sights Podcast. Today we welcome our first pro MMA fighter to the show—none other than Dan "The Hitman" Moret. With an impressive record of over 23 professional fights, Dan brings more to the table than his fighting prowess. In this episode, we also get into his contributions to the realms of preparedness and self-defense, and the intriguing dichotomy between sport and street survival. Currently with Rogue Methods in Arizona, Dan shares his level-headed approach, coaching philosophy, and unique insights into training. Not only packing punches but wisdom here too, let's go.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro05:58 Elite U Gym And Dan's Space To Train16:01 Dan's Background24:29 How Dan Got Into Fighting31:48 The Transition To Pro37:58 Dan's Role With Rogue Methods And Their Focus In Firearms50:08 Challenges In The Current Industry55:58 Dan's Advice For People With Little To No Experience01:03:05 Understanding How To Coach People01:11:19 Dan's Class01:14:31 Evolution Of Preparedness And Gun Carry Debate01:26:14 Dan's Social Media And Upcoming FightsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
12/8/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 47 seconds
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#126 - RDF Max: Elevating Power Through Contrast Training Mastery

In this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, we focus on the powerful world of contrast training for strength, athleticism, and peak performance. Ryan Jones, one of our coaches, brings a wealth of knowledge to the conversation and we break down the intricacies of contrast training—what it entails, its mechanics, the rationale behind it, and its potential pros and cons. This episode is for both the seasoned athlete and those on their advanced fitness journeys. We'll also touch on our specialized program, RDF Max (Red Dot Fitness Max), where contrast training takes center stage.Timestamps00:00 Intro03:23 Topic: Contrast Training15:02 Benefits Of Contrast Training22:46 How To Apply Contrast Training31:04 Exercises To Start Implementing Into Your Training46:49 Overhead Exercises (Lack Of Overhead Mobility)52:34 Preparatory Phase (Mental And Physical)01:02:13 Contrast TrainingRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
12/4/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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#94 After Dark - Rogue Methods: Dillon Ventzke's Impactful Path From Shooter To Mentor

Welcome to After Dark. In this episode we get into the passion and expertise with  Dillon Ventzke who is a lifelong shooter with a remarkable background. Often behind the scenes, Dillon is a passionate individual committed to the art and discipline of shooting. In Dillon's story, we uncover his experiences that have positioned him to guide others on their own shooting journeys. This conversation not only explores the technicalities of shooting but into the culture and philosophy of coaching.Dillon Ventske: @dillon.ventzkeRogue Methods: @rogue.methodsrogue-methods.comEpisode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:12 Rogue Methods Crew11:30 Dillon's Background18:33 Firearms Bring The Family Together20:39 Dillon's Experience In The Military29:51 What Is Happening At Rogue Methods?33:06 How Dillon Got Into Teaching43:42 Evolution Of Rogue Methods47:44 Curriculum In Firearms Instruction56:50 Class Structure01:04:08 Is Dillon Still Competing?01:08:15 Advice For Upcoming Instructors01:21:03 Dillon's Social Media And How To Reach OutRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
12/1/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 25 seconds
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#125: Q&A - Managing Cravings, HIIT Risks/Benefits, The Vegan Diet Transition, Weight Management and More!

Welcome to Iron Sights! Our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe & Jeff joined me to answer:Timestamps00:00 Intro01:02 What Are The Psychological Factors That Influence Cravings For Unhealthy Foods? And How Can I Manage Them?27:12 Can You Explain The Benefits And Risks Of HIIT For Various Fitness Levels?42:13 What Are The Key Considerations When Transitioning To A Plant Based Or Vegan Diet For Fitness?01:02:19 What Are The Potential Risks And Benefits Of Using Wearable Fitness Technology And How Accurate Are They01:22:14 How Do Different Types Of Intermittent Fasting Diets Impact Fitness And Weight Management?If you'd like to ask a question and have it answered on the show let us know:Instagram: @reddotfitnessEmail: [email protected] Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
11/27/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 27 seconds
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#93 After Dark - Objective Perspectives: Chris Palmer on Policing and Firearms

This past week I found myself immersed in the heart of a grand shooting community. Arizona, a vibrant hub for those passionate about firearms, proved to be a fascinating space. Amidst the gathering, I had the privilege of connecting with Chris Palmer @532insightllc. Chris, a seasoned police officer in Arizona, brings a wealth of experience and insights to our conversation. In this interview, we traverse through Chris's background, unraveling layers of his journey, and addressing specific questions that shed light on his objective.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:01 Chris's Background (Marine Court)13:54 Chris's Experience In Patrol And Net Squad21:44 Growing Pain In Young Guys Vs Old Guys26:19 Chris's Experience In The SWAT Team29:40 Chris's Incident When He Got Shot39:47 Training Theory And Application To Real Situations48:56 Chris's Life As An Instructor (Applying Real Experiences To Training)57:10 Inexperienced New Cops Using Guns01:08:34 Breaking Down Tactics And Information01:15:55 Police Culture, Leadership & Challenges01:23:34 Police Adaptation To The "New Era"01:37:43 Scott's Story01:04:06 Chris's Thoughts On Firearms Training For Civilians01:18:01 When is Chris done?02:26:51 Scott's Conclusions02:31:16 How To Reach Out To ChrisRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
11/24/20232 hours, 33 minutes, 47 seconds
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#124 - The Breakdown On Intermittent Fasting: Myths, Truths, & Weight Loss Strategies

Today on the Iron Sights Podcast, Stephen, Cece and I dissect the intricacies of intermittent fasting, time-restricted feeding, and their impact on weight loss. From debunking myths to exploring both old and new research, we cover a lot. Whether you're considering trying it out or seeking a new strategy, our discussion aims to show the benefits, downfalls, and common misconceptions surrounding these fasting practices. So let's get to the bottom of it and unravel its implications for your fat loss journey.Timestamps00:00 Intro01:53 Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired03:33 Intermittent Fasting05:10 Why The Topic On Intermittent Fasting Is Making A Comeback09:02 Definition Of Diets11:00 How Do People Get To The Weight Loss Equation12:57 16/8 Fasting Diet16:03 Why Do People Choose To Do Intermittent Fasting18:24 How Fasting Gained Popularity21:00 What Really Is Fasting?26:41 Intermittent Fasting Benefits And The Downside32:40 Autophagy41:17 How Your Body Responds To Fasting50:27 Your Week Schedule Vs Your Weekend Schedule57:37 Free Guides To Use For Your CareRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
11/20/20231 hour, 6 seconds
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#123 - Exposing The Misconceptions On Fat Loss For Quality Results

Welcome to The Iron Sights Podcast.  We know that losing weight can be very stressful at times, making you heavier and jeopardizing your well-being. Well in today's episode we get into helping you with weight loss, unpacking it from a fresh perspective. This episode goes beyond the surface and connects the dots to clarify the misconceptions and misapplications that often surround this topic. It's time for a new understanding...Timestamps00:00 Intro03:14 Information And Misinformation About Weight Loss07:34 The Industry's Negative Contribute To Information On Fat Loss10:59 Unhealthy Weight Loss14:11 Metabolic Adaptation Of Weight Loss24:08 Disorder Eating And Emotional Aspect30:02 Behaviors When People Hit Rock Bottom31:32 Expectations Around Weight Loss By Measure Of Weight35:08 People Don't Know What Healthy Feels Like...44:12 Unhealthy Weight Loss50:15 Side-Effects From Weight Loss Medication58:00 Changing Your Body Composition01:05:54 Different Thoughts On Weight Loss01:11:58 Ever Think Of Training With A Coach?Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
11/13/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 27 seconds
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#92 After Dark - Locked & Loaded: Heather Allen's Insights into Concealed Firearms Instruction, 2A Rights, & Female Perception To Firearms

Welcome back to After Dark. Today, I'm joined by Heather Allen. Currently a North Carolina resident, Heather's roots trace back to California, where she earned a degree in criminal justice from Long Beach State. With a rich background in firearms, she's coached concealed firearms instruction, fought for Second Amendment rights at the California Rifle and Pistols Association, and brought her expertise to the firearms market.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:36 Heather's Background08:54 CRPA And The Work That They Do13:47 Heather's Conversation With People That Want To Get Involved19:06 Heather's Perspective On Gun Industry20:43 Heather Experience Entering The Firearm Instruction Space26:05 The Impact For New People Entering The Firearms Space34:38 Heather's Opinion On Female Perception Of The Firearm Industry37:43 What Is Heather Doing Differently Than The Rest40:06 Gun Free Zones, Laws And What's Happening With The Second Amendment45:25 50 Guns And 50 States48:04 Traveling With Firearms52:06 Heather Experiences With New Shooting Ranges56:15 Why Heather Moved From California?01:03:05 The Positive Side Of Being Received From California01:10:32 Heather's Book01:20:26 How Heather Goes From 0 To 1001:34:28 Contact Heather AllenRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
11/10/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 7 seconds
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#122: Q&A - Effective Fat Loss Strategies, Basic Strength Training Tips & Adding Variety To Your Workouts For Better Results

Welcome to Iron Sights! Our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe & Jeff joined me to answer:Timestamps00:00 Intro02:49 What are effective weight loss strategies for individuals with busy schedules10:46 Do you have any basic strength training tips suitable for beginners?26:22 How can I add variety to my exercise routines to improve overall fitness?If you'd like to ask a question and have it answered on the show let us know:Instagram: @reddotfitnessEmail: [email protected] Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
11/6/202346 minutes, 23 seconds
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#91 After Dark - Taking Aim at California's Gun Ownership Process w/ Alex Lopez

Welcome to After Dark on Iron Sights Podcast. Today, we have Alex Lopez from Arm the Homies, an outdoor lifestyle company you might have spotted on Instagram. I've personally worn some of their stuff, and today, I've invited Alex to share his unique perspective, especially considering the current landscape of firearms sales in California. With years of experience and getting through the complex world of firearms sales in a pandemic era, Alex shares on what it's really like to be a responsible firearms owner.If you're curious about the process, feeling unsure, or even if you consider yourself a pro, this episode is for you.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:30 Alex's Background08:12 The Misinformation On Firearms17:17 Where Younger People Are Getting Their Information On Firearms25:13 The Complete Responsibility Of Having A Gun29:02 Crazy Part About Working In A Gun Shop During The Pandemic35:31 Buying A Firearm For The Very First Time40:12 Uninformed Buyer In A Gun Shop46:36 Breaking Myths About Your First Gun53:55 What Should I Do Next After Buying A Gun01:04:34 The Legal Process Of Owning A Gun01:15:01 The Hardest Step Of Owning A Gun01:27:31 Gun Legislation In California01:37:42 Requirements To Purchase Ammo In California01:46:34 Gun Sales Are Being Recorded In CA01:54:45 Some Conclusions Of The ConversationRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
11/3/20232 hours, 6 seconds
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#121 - The Athlete's Guide to Quality Sleep for Optimal Performance

Welcome Iron Sights Podcast. Today's topic is all about sleep - the very thing that impacts both athletes and anyone looking to improve their daily performance. We'll explore the intricate relationship between sleep duration, sleep quality, and athletic performance. You'll learn some insights on sleep habits and unconventional strategies that can boost your performance. Also, I introduce some of the free resources we offer here at Red Dot Fitness, including the Six Steps to Optimal Health guide, which you can access at https://www.reddotfitness.net/guides Timestamps00:00 Intro02:38 How Does Sleep Impact My Athletic Performance07:00 What Do We Know About Sleep In Relation With Longevity09:43 Technology And Sleep14:01 The Cognitive, Recovery And Immune Categories Of Sleep15:54 Cognitive Impact Of Not Getting Enough Sleep26:51 What Can I Do To Fill Up The Gaps Of Sleep34:35 Physical Recovery After Lack Of Sleep39:48 How Cortisol And The Hormonal Response Is Affected By Sleep44:12 How The Immune System Gets Affected By Not Getting Enough Sleep49:30 Things That We Can Do To Have Better Sleep54:40 How Temperature Influences Your Sleep58:06 Supplements To Help The Recovery Process01:08:11 Red Dot Supplement RecommendationsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/30/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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#90 After Dark - Behind the Scenes of Firearms Chronicles w/ Martin Armenta

Welcome back to After Dark. I had the opportunity to chat with Martin Armenta, the man behind the Instagram page, "Firearms Chronicles." This page serves as a reliable source for the latest updates on the Second Amendment, firearms news, legislation, and the broader gun culture. I've been an avid follower of Martin's work, as it's provided me with valuable insights into the world of firearms, laws, and culture. Today, we explore these topics in depth, scoping out the intriguing facets of Martin's journey and the fascinating world of the Firearms Chronicles.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro08:05 Martin's Background13.13 How Martin Got Involved With Guns And Firearms18:55 Scott's Early Experiences With Firearms21:27 Current Firearm Situation In California And The States23:57 Martin's Experience As A Gun Shop Worker33:48 How Firearms Chronicles Began43:21 Questions About Martin's Firearms Chronicles Page46:49 The Bruins Situation From New York55:04 The Story Of ATF's Employee Running Arms To Mexico59:48 The Ryan Busse Case01:08:39 Feedback From The People01:23:10 Appreciations01:25:33 Martin's Social Media & How To Reach OutRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
10/27/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 42 seconds
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#120 - Q&A: Periodization Training, Type 1 & 2 Diabetes, Preventing Injury, & More!

Welcome back to Iron Sights! Today we're switching it up again - our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe & Jeff joined me to answer:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/23/202355 minutes, 37 seconds
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#89 After Dark - Defending Your Digital Life: Faraday Cages and Personal Security w/ Aaron Zar of SLNT

Today, we're revisiting a fascinating topic with Aaron Zar from SLNT. On a previous episode of After Dark #59, we discussed SLNT and the impressive range of products they create, including Faraday cages for personal electronic devices. But today, we're going deeper. Many people have wondered why they would even need Faraday cages and what these products do for them. Are they really that important for personal security? Today we unpack the incredible potential of these Faraday cages among other SLNT products in reclaiming your privacy, enhancing your security, and safeguarding your health. Here are the answers you've been looking for...Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/pages/ironsightsUse the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
10/20/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 28 seconds
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#119 - Endurance Building Multi-Series: Demystifying Heart Rate Zone Training

Welcome to Iron Sights. Cece and I kick off a multi-part series that dives deep into the world of endurance training, with a particular focus on heart rate zone training. Endurance training is often overlooked and frequently misunderstood, so we're here to clear the air and make it accessible. Together, we break down the basics, touch on the science behind it, and help you understand the numbers. Whether you're new to this or a seasoned pro, we aim to provide practical insights that will elevate your training game.Timestamps00:00 Intro05:00 Science And Technology Into Fitness07:33 Heart Rate Training Zones12:07 Intro To Heart Rate Training Zones18:48 Three Variables To Increase Cardiovascular Capacity24:07 E poks (Heat Training)30:59 Junks Zones35:43 Energy Conversion Circle42:36 Zone 1 (Recovery Zone)46:13 Zone 249:48 Zone 356:07 Zone 401:04:07 Zone 501:09:11 Zone 601:12:40 How To Know Which Zone You're In01:16:09 TestingRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/16/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 53 seconds
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#118 - Getting The Most Out Of Supplements For Maximum Results

Today on Iron Sights we take a broader approach on the topic of supplements. We reveal some foundational supplements that can amplify your hard work, complement your diet, and optimize your overall wellness. You'll get to hear our top picks, understand the reasons as to why we chose them, and learn how these supplements fit into the bigger picture of your health journey. By the end of this episode, you'll have a clearer roadmap to better health and insights on where to find these essential supplements.Timestamps00:00 Intro01:50 SLNT and The Problem With Spam03:58 Gut Health, Brain Health, Liver Health06:53 Supplements And Pills Over the Years (Evolution)09:36 Stephen's Experience With Supplements14:16 CeCe's Experience With Supplements21:53 Thought Process When Taking Supplements29:52 How To Get More Benefits Out Of Your Supplements And Pills To Achieve Your Goals34:02 The Gut, Liver, Brain Triad42:33 Multivitamins46:43 History Of Multivitamins Over the Years56:34 Do Multivitamins Actually Work?58:24 What You Should Know About Multivitamins (Dosage, etc.)01:08:48 Vitamins And Types Of Vitamins And Minerals01:16:46 Omega-3: What You Need To Know01:27:23 Probiotics: What To Know01:38:11 Smart Approach To Probiotic Multivitamins, Omega-3, etc.01:46:52 RED DOT Foundational PackRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/9/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 14 seconds
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#88 After Dark - SoCal Shoots Summer Send Off: A Unique Experience w/ Abby Howell

Welcome back to Iron Sights on After Dark. Today Im joined by my daughter, Abigail, who shares her unique perspective on the 2023 SoCal Shoots Summer Send Off held at Borough Canyon Shooting Park in Southern California. We share our experiences, the event's distinctive setup, hear insightful interviews from participants, and gain valuable insights into the shooting community.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:10 SoCal Shooting Event13:32 Abby's Feedback And First Impression Of The Event15:23 Stories That Stood Out For Abby21:13 Target Audience For The Event26:59 What Surprised Abby At The Event32:26 Spreading The Message In The Community30:46 D. Jeffrie's Interview40:17 Abby's Take Away From Devon Conversation With Scott44:32 Vendors Participation In Firearm Community Events47:04 Kevin's Interview Cut Scene56:24 The Participating Variety At The Firearms Event58:33 Devon Tactical Interview Cut Scene01:06:39 Abby's Take On The Interview with Devon Tactical01:15:22 Scott's Thoughts Of Firearms Events01:18:56 Abby's Feedback On Firearms EventsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
10/6/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 2 seconds
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#117 - The Straight Talk On Performance Enhancing Drugs w/ Caleb Disney

In this Iron Sights episode, Caleb and I get into the often-discussed yet rarely understood world of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). We explore the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects, debunk common misconceptions, address prevalent questions, and provide valuable information to fill in the knowledge gaps.RDF Online Membership physique program / www.rdftrainonline.comTimestamps00:00 Intro05:57 PED's17:11 Caleb's Clients27:59 How To Measure Your Progress39:43 How PED's And Higher Levels Of Requirements Affects Female Trainers48:59 Where Are People Getting PED's From?54:19 How To Approach HRT When You're Older01:01:12 Using PED's In Your 20's01:09:44 Is The Quality Of Information Developing Faster?Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/2/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds
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#87 After Dark - Inside The Locker Room w/ Coach Josh Storms On Strength, Performance & Leadership

Welcome back to Iron Sights podcast. Today I sit down with Coach Josh Storms, the powerhouse behind the strength and conditioning program for the Florida State University Seminoles football team. We talk about the journey of his remarkable career, specifically into the world of strength and conditioning and the critical role it plays in molding young athletes. Beyond the weights and workouts, we explore his leadership philosophy, his role as a father, and the importance of setting an example. Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:56 Josh's Background14:39 How To Make It On The Performance Train Business21:24 Building A Successful Network25:56 Josh's Life On A Daily Basis30:38 Managing The Team and Relationships41:46 Linking Physical Capacity With Skill In Performance Training46:40 Managing Veterans Vs New Guys50:20 Categorizing Importance Of Training and Fundamentals54:24 Tech Application1:00:33 GPS Technology1:03:19 Gadgets and Programming1:06:31 Advice For People Starting Their Training1:10:35 Josh's Advice For Parents That Want To Become Pro Athletes1:22:00 Josh's Next Goal In Life1:23:30 Josh's Social MediaRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
9/29/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 39 seconds
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#116 - Muscle Matters: The Competitive Side Of Physique Training w/ Caleb Disney

I have Caleb in the studio with me again to  discuss the world of physique training and bodybuilding. Today's episode is a follow-up to our recent Q&A session Iron Sights #115, but this time, we're focusing on the competitive side of the sport. We explore the classic 'bro splits,' discussing their pros, cons, and the occasional pitfalls. We'll also get into  some common mistakes to avoid and offer guidance for those venturing into bodybuilding or simply enjoying the style of training it offers.RDF Online Membership physique program / www.rdftrainonline.comTimestamps00:00 Intro04:17 Topic: Physique Training08:12 Caleb's Purpose Into Bodybuilding11:13 Triangle Of Awareness13:45 Scott's Physique Goals15:06 Evolution Of Physique Training19:32 Best Style Of Physique Training25:28 Broad Strokes Before The Details31:11 Is There A Place For Cheating In Training?41:35 How Do I Get To My Working Sets?49:02 Dealing With Failure57:39 How People Interact With Training Programs01:10:22 Final ThoughtsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/25/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 23 seconds
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#86 After Dark - Elevating "Tactical" Athletic Performance For Military, Law Enforcement & First Responders w/ Jake Labhart Of In Extremist Performance

Welcome to After Dark! Today had the privilege of hosting Jake Labhart on the show from In Extremis Performance. Jake is the driving force behind this extraordinary company, which specializes in strength and conditioning programs tailored to enhance the performance, readiness, and longevity of tactical athletes like law enforcement officers, military personnel, and first responders.In Extremis Performance operates at the intersection of research and practical application, with a keen focus on optimizing human potential. In our conversation, Jake and I explore the dynamic culture of training, particularly concerning firearms and fitness. These guys work quietly but effectively, and it's only a matter of time before their approach gains widespread recognition. If you're unfamiliar with In Extremis Performance, you're in for a good one. Find out what it takes to excel in the world of tactical athleticism here on After Dark!In Extremis Performance | IG: @inextperformancehttps://linktr.ee/inextperformanceEpisode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:54 Jake's Background12:32 Combining Performance Training & Shooting17:12 Data Driven Performance23:38 Pro Athlete VS Pro SWAT29:48 Statistics On Success And Longevity36:20 The Most Important Thing As An Operator In Terms Of Strength Performance38:23 The SWAT Team Training Program44:34 What Is SME?51:19 Breaking Down Data & Research56:35 In Extremis Performance / Behind The Scenes01:02:40 Setting Up The Fundamentals01:07:01 Human Performance Expert 01:12:59 Company Growth01:18:10 Jake's Take On The Industries01:20:55 More Information On In Extremis PerformanceRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1
9/22/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 26 seconds
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#115 Q&A: PEDs, Physique Enhancement, Rep Ranges, Supplement Risk Factors & More!

Welcome to Iron Sights! Today we're back with another Q&A - Caleb, our resident physique training expert and competitor joins me to answer questions that were prompted through our RDF Online Membership physique program:Timestamps00:00 Intro01:18 Caleb's bodybuilding journey04:12 How do you rank importance of training practices when it comes to diet, PEDS and supplements for physique focused goals?14:29 What is the best style of training for physique enhancement?29:24 Are there specific supplements I need to be taking for physique enhancement?38:02 Are steroids and PEDs the same thing?59:07 What's the best rep range to follow if I want to build muscle, lose body fat and get stronger?01:08:15 What are the most common risks associated with traditional PED, steroid or growth hormone use?Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/18/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 57 seconds
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#85 After Dark - Behind The Scenes Of The Legal Maze On Firearms Policies w/ Cody Wisniewski

Welcome to The Iron Sights Podcast on After Dark! In this episode, I rejoin Cody Wisniewski, General Counsel and VP for Firearms Policy Coalition. We revisit our earlier conversation from January, diving deep into the world of constitutional litigation and the evolving landscape of firearm policy. As recent developments unfold at local, state, and municipal levels, Cody sheds light on FPC's shifting messaging strategy and what it means for the future. This remote interview offers lot of information and updates on the complex world of firearm policies in the United States.Timestamps00:00 Intro05:43 Recap08:57 The Second Amendment13:15 The Opposition's Perspective17:59 Second Amendment Case22:38 Shifts On FPC32:45 Right To Safety36:50 Pistol Brace Rule46:24 Is Someone Hunting FPC? Or They Do Whatever They Want?53:37 How Have Laws Changed Over the Years54:46 Frame And Receivers59:09 The Three Gun Laws01:02:34 Gun Roster California Law01:09:36 The Ninth Circuit01:13:46 What Should We Expect For the Gun Roster Law01:21:58 FPC Social MediaRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
9/15/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 13 seconds
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#114 - Testosterone Boosters: Legitimacy, Common Types, & Their Dark Side

Welcome to Iron Sights Podcast, today we talk supplements. Shifting focus to testosterone boosters in particular, the ones you can find in supplement stores or online. We get into what these supplements are, explore the common ones, and separate the legitimate from the questionable. We'll also shed light on the darker side of testosterone boosters, providing valuable insights to help you make informed choices for your well-being.RDF Supplements - Click on the link discounts automatically applied!Timestamps00:00 Intro03:52 Questions About Testosterone06:54 Herbal Testosterone Booster09:00 "Testosterone On Women"12:36 Ingredients Of The Testosterone Boosters/Nootropics17:52 How Can This Testosterone Booster Improve Your Vitality23:08 Ingredients That Have More Impact But Not Necessarily Boost Your Testosterone29:24 D-Aspartic Acid32:24 Checking The Source Of Your Products44:42 Approaching SARMS52:28 Do SARMs Work?53:33 Scott's Background With SARMs55:50 When To Take SupplementsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds
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#84 After Dark - Bridging The Gaps To Suicide Awareness For Military Vets & First Responders w/ Greg Grogan From TOC

September is suicide prevention month...Welcome to After Dark! Today I'm joined by Greg Grogan from the Overwatch Collective, which is a non-profit organization with a keen understanding in how to help bring PTSD suicide awareness and mental health among first responders and military to the front lines. You can catch them on their podcast where they discuss insights on how their organization utilizes modern tech to make a greater impact to the lives of many of these first responders and military vets, how they raise money to bring resources to those heroes in need and therapy for who are battling these issues.Welcome to After Dark! Today I'm joined by Greg Grogan from the Overwatch Collective @theoverwatchcollective , which is a non-profit organization with a keen understanding in how to help bring PTSD suicide awareness and mental health among first responders and military to the front lines.You can catch them on their podcast where they discuss insights on how their organization utilizes modern tech to make a greater impact to the lives of many of these first responders and military vets, how they raise money to bring resources to those heroes in need and therapy for who are battling these issues.Greg & I catch up on what TOC is doing, what they’re learning, and how they’re impacting those in need.If you are, or know someone, who is struggling…there are resources to receive help. It may take some work. The process could be frustrating. And it might feel scary. But, suicide is a permanent action to somehow overcome a temporary problem. Please seek help 🙏🏽 Timestamps00:00 Intro06:48 September Is Suicide Awareness Month08:52 What Is TOC?12:14 What's Been Happening Since After Dark #3314:16 TOC Challenges19:49 Growing The Non-Profit And The New App25:21 Greg's Latest Appointment27:03 Third Annual Fundraiser And The Past Edition35:25 Getting Therapy For Vets And First Responders41:26 TOC's Message45:16 Greg's Advice For First Responders51:18 Leaving The Crop Circle56:15 Culturally Competent01:00:38 TOC Perspective On Family Integration01:06:31 What Greg Is Most Excited About01:09:27 Find Out More About the Overwatch CollectiveRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Contact The Overwatch Collective:Website: https://www.theoverwatchcollective.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoverwatchcollective/Spotify Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Nt4doJEyLCZkuClCBmnKeConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
9/8/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 42 seconds
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#113 - Unveiling The New Market For Fat Loss "Wonder" Drugs

Welcome To Iron Sights! Cece and Stephen and get together to talk about the wonder wonder drugs in the fitness space and drugs that claim to help you lose weight. We get into what these drugs are, what they do and what some of the potential side effects are. The know you more the more prepared you'll be. Enjoy the episode and thanks for listening.Fuel-U University, our online success and nutrition education program has helped countless people with their journey and now we bring you the extension of that called Group Fuel-U which is our group component with weekly live coaching sessions. Visit the link to learn more.RDFFUELU.COM: Automatically receive 50% off from this direct link (no code needed)00:00 Intro02:35 New Wonder Drugs To Lose Weight05:47 Diggin' Into The Ozempic Drug08:49 Diabetes: A Nationwide Problem14:19 What These Drugs Are And How They Work16:45 Considerations19:19 Implications Of Using The Drugs27:44 Biggest Problem With Ozenpic And Injectables30:42 How Medication Have Changed Over The Years38:26 Appetite Suppression And How To Regulate It46:28 Lifejacket Analogy48:30 Client Example With Ozempic54:25 The Problem With Giving Them To Kids59:43 Ignoring The Risks Of Taking The DrugsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/4/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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#83 After Dark - Heating Up The Conversation w/ "Smokey The Baer" On Fires, Politics, Content & More!

Welcome to the latest episode of After Dark. This time I'm joined by my friend known as "Smokey The Baer" to talk about the world of firefighting and the challenges posed by fire season. We begin with a recap of this year's fire season and a discussion of where fires are currently burning. He shares insights into managing staff and resources during these times, drawing from their experiences in Maui and California. We also touch on other topics ranging from capitalism and politics to creating impactful content and more!Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:38 Fire Season Recap10:21 Where Are The Fires Burning Right Now17:31 Management Of Staff & Resources24:22 What Happened In Maui32:49 California Resources & Being Helpful To Other States39:43 Investigation On Maui46:04 Capitalism & Politics54:20 Creating Impactful Content w/out Expecting Anything In Return01:03:37 Unconventional Ways To Qualify People01:13:51 Melting Cars01:18:54 How Fires Change The Landscape & Houses01:24:02 Being Part Of The Solution, Not The Problem01:28:24 Final CommentsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
9/1/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 7 seconds
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#112 Q&A: Rapid Fat Loss, Managing Cravings, Meal Prepping, Staying Motivated & More!

Welcome back to Iron Sights! Today we're switching it up again - our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe & Jeff joined me to answer:Timestamps00:00 Intro00:54 What are some of the most fast and effective ways for me to lose fat? I love food and would like to know if you have any quick meal prep strategies that might make a difference?08:28 What are some ways I can manage my cravings? Or if you have any healthy and delicious snack ideas17:15 What strategies do you use to keep yourself or your clients motivated and stay on track?25:57 So far this summer I’ve been to quite a few social events with a lot of tempting food choices. Are there any practical tips I can use to make healthy decisions in such situations?If you'd like to ask a question and have it answered on the show let us know:Instagram: @reddotfitnessEmail: [email protected] Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/28/202338 minutes, 19 seconds
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#82 After Dark - Behind The Scenes w/ The ISP Media Team: Sponsors, Business, Social Media, Shadow Bans & Strategy

Welcome to After Dark! In this episode I brought in our media team, Eli & Gio to the studio to talk about a unique perspective to the challenges many are facing in the firearms, instruction, preparedness and combatives space. When building a personal brand or business, the struggle with putting yourself out there on social media seems to grow more challenging with people getting canceled or social platforms penalizing you for even some of the pettiest things. We discuss what some of the problems may be and the best strategies moving forward to give you the competitive edge in staying relevant and trending.8 4 8 2 : https://www.8482media.com | Instagram: @8482mediaEpisode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.TimestampsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
8/25/20232 hours, 10 minutes, 24 seconds
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#111 - Level Up Your Nutrition with Group Fuel U: The Next Step For Effective Planning & Execution

Welcome back to Iron Sights Podcast and the next level in our nutrition series here at Red Dot Fitness! I discuss with Cece and Stephen on how to execute a nutrition plan that will work for you and what you can do to prepare yourself for dietary success. Even if your someone who does have the time to execute, sometimes you may face the challenge of staying consistent. Fuel-U University, our online success and nutrition education program has helped countless people with their journey and now we bring you the extension of that called Group Fuel-U which is our group component with weekly live coaching sessions. Visit the link to learn more.RDFFUELU.COM: Automatically receive 50% off from this direct link (no code needed)Timestamps00.00 Intro08:33 What Are The Client's Problems?17:56 Why You're Not Achieving Your Goals27:01 Calories In, Calories Out37:15 Why You're Not Taking The Right Decision?43:05 Differences Between Male And Female In Terms Of Motivation52:41 Developing As A Coach, Understanding The Foundations01:06:35 Understanding The Nutrition Journey As Something Flexible01:11:42 Final ThoughtsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/21/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 18 seconds
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#81 After Dark - The Fight Against Human Trafficking In The United States w/ Kyle Baker

Welcome back to another episode of After Dark! Today, Officer Kyle Baker joins me from a local department's human trafficking unit here in northern California to uncover what his experience has been like fighting this nasty crime. While the problem of human trafficking has lingered in the shadows for decades, recent months have witnessed a powerful surge of awareness and action especially with the help of a recently released film, The Sound Of Freedom. There are misconceptions about what human trafficking looks like in major US cities particularly within California so I had questions for Kyle pertaining what that might be compared to what's been brought to light by the film. Now, you'll gain insight of why this deeply unsettling problem is now starting to receive the attention it desperately needs.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:06 Kyle's Background10:32 Sex Trafficking Case19:32 Analyzing The Case21:20 Kyle's Life After Assigned To The Case23:58 Factors Of Human Trafficking26:33 The Next Case On Human Trafficking34:32 Processes & Questions35:45 How To Solve The Problem39:17 Abuses And Kidnapping In The 80's47:21 What Is Human/Sex Trafficking?57:21 The Third Case On Human Trafficking01:02:00 Red Flags, Warnings & Things To Look Out For01:07:21 Exposing Human Trafficking01:14:49 The Increase In Numbers01:22:59 Approaching The SB 14 California Bill01:29:30 Where Do The Victims Come From?01:33:04 Being Aware As A Parent Of Human Trafficking01:47:28 What's Next For Kyle Baker?01:56:15 Final CommentsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
8/18/20232 hours, 34 seconds
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#110 Q&A: Improve Self-Confidence, Nutrition On The Go, Boosting Energy Levels, Finding Your Tribe & More!

Welcome back to Iron Sights! Today we're switching it up again - our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe & Jeff joined me to answer:Timestamps00:00 Intro01:29 What Are Some Tips To Help Me Embrace My Shape?13:44 How Do You Manage To Consistently Eat Healthy When You’re Always On The Go?22:21 How Can I Boost My Energy Levels Throughout The Day With Nutrition?37:23 What Are Some Of Your Experiences Or Transformations With Nutrition And Do You Have Any Advice For Someone That Might Want To Try It?58:49 How Did You Find Your Tribe And How Has Your Health Journey Impacted All Of You?If you'd like to ask a question and have it answered on the show let us know:Instagram: @reddotfitnessEmail: [email protected] Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/14/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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#90 After Dark - Professionalism, Accountability & Law Enforcement Strategy w/ Joey 9mm Musashi

On today's episode of After Dark we welcome back Joey 9mm Musashi. Back on After Dark 45, Joey and I talked about his distinguished career and his perspectives on law enforcement's most critical events during that time. Now, Joey is the man behind a lot police-worn body cameras videos floating around online with after-action reviews, breaking down the essential components of officer success in the field. This time we get into today's police culture, police tactics that can benefit your career and discuss what's been happening on our streets as of late. Whether you're a cop or a civilian you won't wanna miss this one.Instagram: @9mm.musashi | @policepoststrainingEpisode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:45 Joey’s Background12:12 Joey's Life Since Episode #45 After Dark18:39 Where We Are As A Society21:17 What's Seen In The Streets (BodyCam Footage)31:02 A General Perspective On Law Enforcement36:25 Handcuffing Before Saying “You Are Under Arrest”?40:33 Working Through Strategy47:22 Understanding Time & Place01:03:22 Advice For Leadership Positions01:09:00 Dealing With The Opportunities To Be A Police Officer01:18:21 Approaching The Conflict As A Police Officer01:24:20 What Police Officers Do The Most01:34:14 Final CommentsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8
8/11/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 32 seconds
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#109 - Fueling For Success: The Power of Purposeful Nutrition Planning In Every Day Life

Welcome to Iron Sights! In this episode, we dive into the importance of nutrition planning, a pivotal factor that can steer the course of your long-term fitness success versus setbacks. Our focus goes beyond numbers or macros, but into real-life applications that ripple through your nutrition goals—whether it's travel, demanding work schedules, or unexpected life events. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!Timestamps00:00 Intro03:56 Nutrition04:30 Your Nutrition Schedule05:04 Successful Nutrition Plan08:21 How Stephen Organizes His Nutrition10:30 How Scott Plan's For His Nutrition12:17 Cook Your Chicken Right!19:59 Prepping Your Nutrition For On The Go26:55 Are Protein Bars Worth It?29:24 Healthy Options For Your Needs30:58 Meal Prep ServicesRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/7/202332 minutes, 1 second
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#79 After Dark - The Best of Iron Sights After Dark (Highlights From 2022-2023)

Welcome to After Dark! This episode features my favorite highlights from some of the most popular and highest downloaded episodes of 2022...Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro05:49 Officer Describes A Domestic Violence Call Turned BAD!29:32 Cops Use DRONE To Assist With Suspect Negotiation34:47 Why Joe Dawson Became A Navy Seal & How To Prepare For Competition Shooting47:16 Nick McCarthy's Adrenaline Heightened Experiences As A Cop59:09 Jeff Nichols's Impact With Performance First01:10:29 Performing At A High Level01:20:07 Drug Cartels Are In Your Backyard Damaging The EnvironmentEpisode Links:1 - After Dark #31: https://youtu.be/RqaW8i5lGyI2 - After Dark #35: https://youtu.be/pNXYxH9MA9k3 - After Dark #52: https://youtu.be/p1UNnG3mxaQ4 - After Dark #32: https://youtu.be/nbjnCR9JUD05 - After Dark #49: https://youtu.be/kkFEhlkDc8g6 - After Dark #53: https://youtu.be/iVOyPcoq6IM7 - After Dark #47: https://youtu.be/aKKZNlEIAecRed Dot Fitness Training Programshttps://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/
8/4/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 19 seconds
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#108 - Breaking Down Food Tracking: The Pros & Cons & The Strategies For Nutritional & Dietary Success

There's a lot of debate as to whether tracking is a healthy practice or not. In this episode Cece and Stephen join me in a discussion whether tracking your nutrition is something for you and what the potential upsides and downsides of tracking are with regard to your dietary and nutritional success. Listen in for our strategies!Timestamps00:00 Intro03:05 Nutrition Coaching's Principles07:17 Food Tracking To Achieve Dietary Success17:11 Learning Food Tracking Boundaries22:17 Taking Appropriate Food Measures25:21 Eating Disorder vs Disorder Eating33:13 Other Alternatives To Measure Your Food42:06 Working With Different Tools On Your Food TrackingRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
7/31/202354 minutes, 44 seconds
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#78 After Dark - Atlanta Range Day Insights & The Advantage Of Attending Community Based Training Events w/ Josh Kaczmarek

Welcome back to After Dark! During Memorial Day weekend, I attended Atlanta Range Day. This time Josh Kaczmarek joins be in discussion breaking down the event and how you and along with your community can benefit from attending events like this.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro06:10 Atlanta Range Day (ARD)09:50 Josh's Background15:50 Atlanta Range Day Experiences20:52 Josh's Thoughts On ARD23:15 People That Attend The Event25:28 How ARD Is Structured29:59 Industry Day At The Event31:45 Vendors At The Event38:34 The Range & The Location41:36 Schedule Of The Event46:59 The Courses51:06 Matt's Course55:55 The Shooting Course / Introducing Kyle Manzano01:04:55 First Day At The Course01:14:31 Approaching The Second Day Of The Course01:25:35 Unconventional Shooting Positions / Sam Houston Class01:30:45 How Firearm Communities Benefit From Shooting Events01:40:44 Final CommentsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcas
7/28/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 2 seconds
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#107 - Solving Foot Pain & Discomfort Before & After Activity, Foot Mechanics & The Best Footwear Tips

Welcome to the latest episode of Iron Sights! This time Cece, Jeff and I sprint into the world of lower extremity discomfort and pain, focusing on those who frequently experience foot trouble before and after physical activity. We explore common foot mechanical issues that contribute to discomfort and learn how to improve foot health for a better and pain free lifestyle. We also get into the best footwear to support your feet during various activities. So kick back and enjoy these valuable insights on keeping your feet happy and healthy.Timestamps00:00 Intro04:09 More Daylight More Room For Outdoor Activities05:45 Foot/Ankle Issues10:43 Dealing w/ Foot Tendinitis20:28 Early Warnings Of Achilles Tendinitis24:18 Plantar Fasciitis29:02 Extensor Tendinitis32:50 Shin Splints36:24 Solutions For Foot Issues45:02 How To Avoid Foot Issues38:11 Strengthen Your Feet51:40 Getting Deep Into Foot Arches01:00:30 Finding The Appropriate FootwearRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
7/24/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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#77 After Dark - Spectrum K9 Unleashed: Training Police Dogs & Body Cam OIS Breakdowns

Recently in California, legislation tried to outlaw the use of police dogs in the field and sparked conversation around the use of police K9s. In this episode of After Dark, Ricky is back and joins me with Steve, both owners of Spectrum Canine. We get into the world of training police dogs and the critical role they have in law enforcement. From exploring the challenges in acquiring K9s from overseas to understanding the adaption, deployment and decision-making involved in using police K9s, we reveal the remarkable strategies that Spectrum Canine qualifies exceptional canine for local police departments.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:01 The Dog Industry In All Walks Of Life09:23 AB742 Bill In Cali (To Take The Use Of Police K9 Off The Scene)11:38 Deployment Of Police Dogs15:47 Decision Making And Responsibility When Deploying Canine21:07 Expanding Into The Breeding Side Of The Business26:12 How Much Do These Dogs Cost?28:51 Local Police Departments And Their Purchasing Power31:11 The Dog Police Training Industry35:59 The Disappointment Of Not Getting The Dog You Paid For41:54 The Dogs Experience From Flying Over To The States From Europe43:16 What We Look For In Dogs50:16 The Breeding Program And Turn Around Time For A Trained Dog53:22 Kettle Blindness55:34 Hair On Fire And Prey Drive Explanation01:04:07 Patrol School With Selection And Training Of The Dog And Officer (Basic Handler Course)01:09:29 What’s On The Internet Recording Canine Incidents01:19:34 Forward Down01:24:10 The Problem With Off Leash Control01:35:43 Body Cam Footage (YouTube)01:39:55 First Video01:41:54 Resume Of First Video01:47:37 Second Video01:49:44 Resume Of Second Video01:51:29 Constructive Criticism From Body Cam Footage01:55:59 Third Video02:02:51 Long Line02:03:52 Fourth Video02:06:34 Resume Of Fourth Video02:10:15 Qualifying Dogs But Only The Ones That Bring Enough To The Table02:16:26 Canine Process Of testing02:17:26 Dealing With The Handlers (Managing Hierarchy In The Business)02:27:52 Resume Of The Episode02:29:04 How To Connect With Spectrum Canine02:31:37 The Shadow Program: Learn And Watch Spectrum Canine In ActionConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsig
7/21/20232 hours, 37 minutes, 45 seconds
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#106 - TRT Treatment, Anabolics & Hormonal Health: Insights From Bodybuilder Chris Ellis

Welcome back to Iron Sights! I am joined by Chris Ellis from Santa Cruz Power Fitness for a discussion on hormone replacement therapy. Chris offers a unique perspective on hormone replacement therapy and anabolics, shedding light on their role in the world of fitness and sports performance. Throughout our conversation, we address the misconceptions and stigma often associated with hormone replacement therapy, as well as the potential health risks. It is important to note that this is a general discussion, and while we are not medical professionals, we aim to share our knowledge and experiences regarding this widely discussed topic within our industry.Timestamps00:00 Intro05:35 Amateur League Of Bodybuilding15:31 Discovery Process Of BodyBuilding: Past & Present23:26 Hormone Replacement Therapy28:49 The Tabu Of Taking Hormones: Male vs Female35:19 The Effects Of Using Steroids41:42 Chris's Experience With TRT50:04 Starting HRT/TRT Therapy57:08 Do You Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?01:06:10 Scott's Experience01:17:47 HRT Treatments01:28:16 Dealing With Testosterone Treatment01:47:48 Your TRT Dosage01:55:10 Precautions With TRT02:01:21 Unbalanced Lifestyle Leads = Unbalanced Hormonal Problems02:08:21 Experiences With Professionals Who Treat Hormonal Problems02:15:14 Final CommentsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
7/17/20232 hours, 20 minutes, 32 seconds
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#76 After Dark - Mark Ackenback's Journey From Hobbyist To Expert: Defensive Firearms Training From A Civilian Standpoint

Welcome back to After Dark! Sometime ago I dropped episode #43 After Dark which was basically my take on evaluating the best firearms instructors in the community. Our guest Mark Ackenback ticks all the boxes. After spending two days with Mark out on the range I went through a defensive pistol and defensive carbine course and was thoroughly impressed. I previously spent one-on-one time with Mark doing some pistol work but this time around I had the opportunity to get into some of the burning questions I had. You won't know until you do but Mark is highly reputable and a highly demanded firearms instructor that I've had the absolute pleasure to learn from.Purchase Tickets At: California Range Weekendhttps://axiomtg.com/Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro09:50 Mark Ackenback16:26 How Mark Started His Professional Shooting Career23:59 Mark's Reach & Notoriety25:30 Training With Mark29:58 Fundamentals Training32:13 First Defense Firearms Training42:39 Diagnosing Your Performance51:26 Mark's Purpose For Instructing01:00:06 Mark's Tattoos & The Impact They Had On His Journey01:07:52 Respecting Training & Life01:12:23 Balancing A Fun & Serious Learning Environment01:18:24 Mark's Take On the Firearms Industry Right Now01:24:13 Expanding The Demographic01:27:13 This Year's Schedule01:32:04 Exciting Things In The Works For First DefenseRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcas
7/14/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 47 seconds
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#105 - The Unilateral Advantage: Elevating Your Workout for Performance, Longevity & Aesthetics

Welcome to Iron Sights. In this episode we uncover the incredible benefits of unilateral training and how it can effectively enhance your workout programming. Join us in this 40 minute discussion in exploring the various advantages of incorporating unilateral exercises into your fitness routine for improving strength, performance, longevity & aesthetics.Timestamps00:00 Intro01:50 Unilateral Training Overview05:30 RDF Strong's Unilateral Movements06:39 Why Do Unilateral Exercises?11:07 Core Stabilization From Unilateral Exercise17:22 Unilateral Training For Performance Based Training21:25 Improving Muscular Stimulation23:32 Speeding Injury Recovery26:04 Motor Skills Development27:29 How To Implement Unilateral Movements32:06 How Often Should I Do Unilateral Exercises?38:44 Tips To Improve Unilateral WorkRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
7/10/202348 minutes, 34 seconds
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#75 After Dark - The Story of Afghan-Born Green Beret Kawa Mawlayee: CRW, Fleeing Afghanistan, Joining The Army, Special Operations, Firearms & Hollywood

Welcome back to After Dark! During my time in SoCal with the amazing shooting community out there, I met with Kawa Mawlayee who is one of the instructors for the upcoming California Range Weekend out of 2Alpha Training Group. We dive into Kawa's background and the life changing journey from Afghanistan to America. He sets the record straight on his return to the middle east as a Green Beret after joining the US military  where he takes his skill and transforms them into a professional firearms training career. His remarkable journey of resilience, growth, and achievements in the firearms space even inspired a role for him in Hollywood in a Guy Ritchie film! You'll love this episode.Purchase Tickets At: California Range Weekendhttps://axiomtg.com/Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:00 California Range Weekend (CRW)07:49 CRW 2022 Recap08:33 What Makes The SoCal Community Special12:37 Teaching In Cali17:25 Traveling With Firearms To California21:34 Students In California23:59 Kawa's Background28:37 Afghanistan31:56 Leaving Home36:17 Adjusting As Immigrants In America38:23 Joining The US Military49:33 Deployment To Iraq55:05 Transitioning Through The Military01:01:34 Selection Process01:08:14 Leadership01:12:19 18 Bravo Team01:24:18 Kawa's Professional Transition01:33:36 Today's Military01:41:52 Who's Kawa Teaching?01:46:02 The Lifestyle In Carrying A Gun01:53:04 How The Media Interprets Gun Carriers01:57:23 Kawa's Hollywood Career02:03:31 Final CommentsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcas
7/7/20232 hours, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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#104 - How To Tell If Your Workout Routine Isn't Effective & What to Change

Here at Red Dot Fitness we go over the importance of effective workout programming and some of things you should look out for to get the most bang for your buck! With tips and insights of combined experienced in the fitness industry, CeCe, Jeff & I touch on what you can do and what you can change to find the best workout plan to better fit your goals!Timestamps00:00 Intro01:35 Exercise Programs04:44 Exercise Variation Question From A Listener06:31 Indicators That You Are Doing The Exercise Wrong11:55 CeCe's Knee Problem17:41 Spanish Squat Exercise19:13 Exercising The Quads23:26 Corrective Exercises25:33 Understanding Your Goal In Your Program33:26 Corrective Exercises For A Long Term Solution38:17 What To Look For In An Exercise Program40:09 Scott's Elbow PainRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
7/3/202344 minutes, 44 seconds
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#74 After Dark - West Coast Gun Culture: Getting Ready For California Range Weekend

We brought out the big guns again in Burrow Canyon for this one with the crew from California Range Weekend (CRW). To close out an action packed weekend of interviews and range time, I sat down with Tony Molina & Jesse AKA @figmant_shoots to chop it up over cigars in preparation for the event of the year - California Range Weekend. We get into West Coast Gun culture, last years event and what to expect this year at CRW. Another thing I love is Iron Sights exclusives. In this episode, you’ll know when tickets go on sale for November's event and hear about the special guest who’s planning to attend. If you missed out last year get ready for an even bigger event. Listen in for an overview of the instructors, community and what to expect - we look forward to seeing you there!Purchase Tickets: California Range Weekendhttps://axiomtg.com/Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discount SLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro08:00 CRW (California Range Weekend)08:49 CRW 2022 Recap14:16 CRW 2023 What's In The Books For This Year19:46 CRW Vendors27:14 CRW Instructors35:07 ROI (Return On Investment)40:53 Networking & Growing The Community42:01 Why You Should Go To CRW This Year49:33 CRW Schedule53:27 Community Building01:02:09 Cali In The Shooting Community01:07:55 Breaking The Barrier Of Entry For New Attendees01:13:46 Reach Out To Our Community01:20:42 Where To Buy The Tickets For CRW01:24:14 Social Edition To The Event01:32:44 CRW Social Media01:33:35 How Does CRW Work? (Overview)Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple F
6/30/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 38 seconds
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#103 - The Power of Red Light Therapy, Revitalizing With Saunas, & The Steam Room's Hygienic Considerations

Welcome to our Iron Sights! In this episode we dive into the radiant power of red light therapy and the rejuvenating benefits of saunas and steam rooms. We explore the differences between each of their wellness benefits and how being consistent with them can help improve your day-to-day. Also, stick around to hear about the hygienic precautions associated with certain wellness practices.Timestamps00:00 Intro01:52 Red Lights Experiences08:32 Research & Studies Around Red Light Therapy15:04 Hormonal Benefits21:00 Why Use Red Light Therapy?23:38 Cognitive Benefits24:15 Near Infrared Light Therapy And Saunas29:59 The Steam Room32:35 Dry Steam vs Wet Steam34:34 Dry Sauna Gourmet Chefs37:13 Infrared Sauna38:23 Steam Room Is Like a Petri Dish40:06 Do Your Research!Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
6/26/202341 minutes, 17 seconds
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#73 After Dark - Challenging the Status Quo: US Veteran Health Care, State of the US Military & Fostering Community In the Arena Training Facility w/ Ed Nolan

I had the privilege of sitting down with Ed Nolan, I consider the godfather of The Arena Training Facility. Ed brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, with a distinguished military career serving in the 75th Ranger Regiment.We discuss his time in the military to his current role as the driving force behind the  2,300 acre facility here in Georgia. He also shares his frustrations with US veteran healthcare industry and offers a unique perspective on the current state of the US military after COVID-19.Enjoy and thanks for listening to another episode of After Dark. Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Episode Sponsor:SLNT: https://slnt.com/Use the code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout for an exclusive discountSLNT offers a range of sleek RFID blocking wallets, EDC Faraday bags, travel gear, laptop sleeves, and key-fob cases with the added protection of their patented Silent Pocket® Faraday cage technology, which turns your devices invisible, and safe, from the outside world by instantly blocking Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, RFID/NFC, EMP, and EMF. This elite signal blocking technology is the easiest way to instantly enhance your peace of mind around how your mobile devices are screwing your digital life up.Timestamps00:00 Intro07:00 Ed Nolan & The Arena Training Facility16:27 The Community At The Arena Training Facility21:28 Ed's Military Background29:41 Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness42:36 The Impact From COVID-1949:18 The Meaning Behind Having A Mission In Life54:20 Enlistment Rate In The Military: What We've Lost01:01:35 Can The USA Protect It's Military Interests?01:18:43 What's Our Military Training For?01:27:20 "Figure It Out"Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384s Kayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522s Mike Salemi: https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335s Adam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8s Sal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425s Jason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EM Byron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.c
6/23/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 49 seconds
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#102 Q&A: Sodium Bicarbonate, Summer Workouts, Belly Fat Loss, Mental Health, Kids Sports & More!

Welcome back to Iron Sights! Today we're switching it up - our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe English & Stephen Brenna joined me to answer:Timestamps00:00 Intro01:27 What are your thoughts on Sodium Bicarbonate / Baking Soda during workouts?12:09 Should you focus on working out or diet first?21:55 Should you worry about working out or not when on summer vacation?28:32 What are 3 lifts I can do on my Jiu-Jitsu off days to develop insane strength that I can bring back on the mats?36:22 Is protein powder a waste of money?42:31 What are the best sports for kids?55:30 How many exercises should I do per body part to gain muscle?01:02:47 How should I eat to lose belly fat?01:08:22 Are there supplements, vitamins or minerals that are good for Mental Health? I suffer from depression, have intense mood swings and think nutrition could play a role.If you'd like to ask a question and have it answered on the show let us know:Instagram: @reddotfitnessEmail: [email protected] Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
6/19/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 40 seconds
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#72 After Dark - Trial By Fire: Military Lessons, Fighting Terrorism, Deployment, Gear & The Pivot to Leadership with Veteran Blake Flannery

Welcome to episode #72 of After Dark! In this episode, I sit down with Blake Flannery as he shares his incredible journey. From his background as a US Marine, fighting terrorism, and deployment experiences, Blake shares hard lessons learned and challenges he faced with the remarkable story of the growth he experienced along the way. Prepare for some of the gripping moments and valuable insights in the life of Blake Flannery.Website: Maneuver Training Solutions, LLC https://www.maneuvertrainingsolutionsllc.com/Instagram: blakewater0326 | maneuvertrainingsolutions_llcEpisode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Timestamps00:00 Intro05:24 Who Is Blake's Audience?10:34 Blake Kick Starting Social Media15:00 The Challenges In Entering The Media Space19:48 Marine Background (911 Incident)29:24 Orders To Meeting Your Battalion In Combat37:53 What Happened After Boot Camp42:56 Fireteam Leader54:00 Good Equipment Can Help You In Combat59:12 Over Preparation01:01:11 Repercussions - Stand2 Helmets On01:15:00 Shifting & Shaping In The Marine Corps01:24:11 Career As A Trainer01:27:33 Survival Kit01:38:37 Okinawa Mission01:43:44 Learning Process01:48:27 Blake's Clients01:55:31 Growth & Evolution In Maneuver Training Solutions02:12:42 Coaching Advice02:22:35 Find Blake Flannery On Social MediaRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8
6/16/20232 hours, 24 minutes, 25 seconds
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#101 - The Warm-Up Blueprint: What You Need To Know Before Each Workout

Full house today in studio for another episode of Iron Sights. This time we explore the essential components of a warm-up, ranging from resistance training to aerobic endurance and for specific sports activities. We break down the "do's and dont's" for warming-up ensuring both physical and psychological readiness for tackling your workout. If you're serious about your fitness, this is a must-listen conversation that will enhance the way you approach warming up.Timestamps00:00 Intro01:35 Jeff Talks Warm Ups04:29 The Components Of A Warm Up06:42 Physiological Preparation08:39 Spaghetti In The Water12:05 Does Warming Up Prevent Injuries14:50 What Is Considered A Warm Up15:39 What Should Your Warm Up Feel Like23:26 The "DO'S" Of Warming-Up28:26 The "DONT'S" Of Warming-Up33:35 Should We Be Static StretchingRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
6/12/202337 minutes, 30 seconds
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#71 After Dark - From Skydiver To Marksman: Mike Olivella On Shooter Education and Skill Development

Welcome back to another episode of After Dark! After spending some time at the Arena Training facility with Praecore Performance Shooting, I had the pleasure to engage in a conversation with none other than Mike Olivella. From an unexpected bet leading to parachute testing for cutting-edge military equipment, we get into how it all ties into performance shooting. With dedication, Mike has made significant contributions to the "space", collaborating with Fred Baker to offer unrivaled training solutions through Praecore Performance to select individuals seeking to enhance their skills. Strap in and enjoy.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Timestamps00:00 Intro03:10 Mike Olivella of Praecore Performance06:32 The Growth & Education Process Down At Praecore15:36 Comfort Zone & Margin Of Error22:26 Scott's Reason To Train29:49 Classroom Education37:12 Praecore Origins41:39 Starting Out In The "Space"44:04 Mike's Background51:32 The Opportunity To Educate58:25 Mike's Collaboration W/ Fred Baker01:13:00 Humbled By Opportunity & New Beginnings01:22:00 The Importance Of High Quality Instruction 01:30:46 Industry & Values01:32:46 Communicating Wisdom01:56:40 The Next Steps...02:00:00 Building CommunityRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8
6/9/20232 hours, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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#100 - Mastering Fitness at 40 & Beyond: Key Strategies for Longevity & Optimal Performance

Now at 100 episodes deep we prepare for the inevitable! We dive into life-changing strategies that will help you optimize your performance when training for the long-term. We share tips on improving vitality for the changes that come with age and provide resources that can help you achieve that goal seamlessly. Enjoy this special episode.Timestamps00:00 Intro01:12 Scott's Beard 03:16 Aging and Fitness05:59 Changes in Your Body as You Age07:25 The Effects of Aging on Health and Fitness10:33 Benefits of Strength Training for Aging Adults18:56 Weightlifting After 40 For Improved Resilience and Bone Density24:48 Taking Stock of Physical Changes in Adulthood29:06 Recovery Strategies for Older Athletes30:37 Bodybuilding Nutrition32:13 Hormonal Balance and Metabolic Adaptation in Aging Adults37:06 Balancing Resistance Training and Cardio for Improved Cardiovascular Health42:45 Maintaining Longevity, Muscle Mass, and Health and Wellness53:33 Impact of Rapid Weight Loss on the Body as We Age56:02 Strategies for Building Resiliency and Return to Play Plans for Older Athletes58:56 RDF StrongRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
6/5/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 17 seconds
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#70 After Dark - Responsibility: 76 Minutes with USPSA Grand Master Mark Smith from JBS Training Group

Mark Smith of JBS Training Group is a man on a mission. In this episode we cover Mark’s history as a shooter and what drives him. Along the way he provides insight on his experiences and thoughts that center around being a protector and provider for his family and what he refers to as, “the weight of the gun”.Throughout the episode Mark unapologetically presents some very direct questions for listeners to contemplate.I think the timing of this episode and Marks message couldn’t be hitting at a better time in American firearms culture.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Timestamps00:00 Intro04:10 Civilian Training in the Arena Trading Facility05:48 Conversation on Becoming a Responsible Gun Owner and Shooter09:22 Overcoming Challenges and Achieving Goals13:09 The Journey to Grandmaster15:53 Teaching 19th Special Forces Group23:44 Professional Coaching for Responsibly Armed Americans30:11 Progression and Overload in Fitness and Shooting36:10 Role of Firearms in Self-Defense41:47 Police Work and the Need for Self-Reflection59:03 The Moral Dilemma of Saving Innocent Lives1:01:20 Conversation on Empowerment and Integrity in Gun Ownership1:07:20 Mission of Being a Coach and Instructor1:16:14 Building a Business with PurposeRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8
6/2/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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#99 - Q&A: Fitness Motivation, Injury Prevention, Gym Etiquette, Endurance Training, Fitness Resources, Protein Shakes & Fitness Takeaways

Welcome back to Iron Sights! Today we're switching it up - our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe English, Stephen Brenna & Jeff Chenault joined me to answer:Timestamps00:00 Intro01:30 My husband is about 40lbs heavier than the man I married. What motivates men to get in shape and how can I help support him get healthy?22:56 Will improving my flexibility help prevent injuries? I’m reading mixed messages online. Some people say being too flexible causes weak joints and others say joint mobility and flexibility help reduce injury. Love the show and would appreciate your perspective on this.29:05 Is there unspoken gym etiquette that only gym owners, trainers, and gym regulars know about? Share the secrets…I just got a membership and want to be prepared.37:52 Found Red Dot through the whole foods clip and have been following everyone on the team! My question is, what do Stephen’s workouts look like for endurance racing & training for ultra-marathons?44:30 I often feel overwhelmed by the abundance of conflicting fitness information available. How can I qualify influencers and find reliable sources of advice to guide my fitness journey?56:21 Does it matter if I take a protein shake 2hr after a workout or do I have to do it within a specific time window after my workout?1:00:48 After decades of working in the fitness industry, what is one thing each of you had to learn the hard way about health/fitness?If you'd like to ask a question and have it answered on the show let us know:Instagram: @reddotfitnessEmail: [email protected] Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
5/29/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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#69 After Dark - Conquer Your Fear: Exploring the Physiology & Psychology of Fear With Tony Blauer

Welcome back to another episode of After Dark! This time I meet with the legendary Tony Blauer, one of the world's leading trainers in our industry. He has left an impact benefiting a variety of operators from martial artists, to law enforcement and military. We get into the dynamics of what it means to manage fear in the pursuit of protecting yourself and your loved ones. If any of these apply to you then you may have been impacted my this man without even realizing it! The mastermind behind the SPEAR System that has impacted countless people shares what it means to KNOW FEAR.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Timestamps00:00 Intro03:48 Conversation with Tony Blower in His Home Gym06:17 Reflecting on Decades of Coaching07:47 The Psychological Impact of Losing Half a Million Dollars in Revenue11:32 Benefits of Weaponizing the Startle Flinch in Self-Defense Training19:00 Neural Patterns23:33 Tony Blauer and His Influence on Combatives Training (SPEAR System)28:30 Stress Inoculation and Neural Systems30:39 Awareness, Consent, and Preparation (ACP)37:30 Michael Chandler Discusses His Chance On Beating Conor McGregor39:39 Self Defense and Intimidation43:39 Mike Tyson's Coach on Overcoming Anxiety and Intimidation46:25 Managing Fear and Diffusing Intimidation53:59 How Fear Can Impact Our Enjoyment of Life, Relationships, and Training55:26 Managing Anxiety and Self-Confidence in Conflict Situations1:10:03 Timeline of Violence1:12:45 Martial Arts Self-Defense: Neural Circuits and Situational Awareness1:14:50 Fear Management1:25:02 ACP: Awareness, Consent, and Preparation for Survival in Violent Situations1:32:48 Reaction Time and Self-Talk1:34:18 Home Invasion in Virginia Beach At Tony Blauer's House1:39:51 Martial Arts Techniques in Real-Life Situations1:51:57 The Startle Flinch2:04:40 Launching of Human Weapon Program After Year-Long Development2:12:21 Business Coaching for Martial Artists2:15:52 Art and Science of Running a BusinessRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com
5/26/20232 hours, 18 minutes, 28 seconds
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#98 - Q&A: Salt In Your Water, Best Aesthetic Results, Overcoming Caffeine, RDF Strong, Pre-Workout Dynamics & Fitness Algorithms

Welcome back to Iron Sights! Today we're switching it up - our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe English, Stephen Brenna & Jeff Chenault joined me to answer:Timestamps00:00 Intro01:23 Why do people put salt in their water? I’ve heard it’s good for hydration but what’s the actual benefit?07:20 I’ve done 1 set of max pull ups and 1 set of max push ups per day for the past two months. I feel great and have been getting stronger. I’m not interested in learning a ton of exercises, I just want to do a few movements every day. If you had to pick 2 exercises to do everyday to get the best aesthetic results would they be push ups & pull ups? Just want confirmation I’m on the right path. Love the show! Appreciate it.11:15 I drink a lot of caffeine. 2-3 cups of coffee in the morning and an energy drink in the afternoon. I’m not sure how many mg in total but it’s a daily habit at this point. What are the long term effects and what are some tips for kicking this caffeine addiction?20:30 I was a beast in the gym when I was younger but it’s been about 10 years since I followed a legit program. Is it a bad idea to jump into RDF strong or is there anything you have that’s good for out of shape athletes who want to get it back?26:56 What are the health benefits of Magnesium?30:34 Been listening to the show for almost a year and love the Monday episodes. Question for Jeff & CeCe, what does your personal stretching and mobility routine look like? Do you work it in with your workouts or do you have specific days for mobility?39:40 I follow a lot of fitness pages on Instagram and have been hearing a lot of the same stuff like: eat more protein, sugar is bad for you etc. Why does my feed look the same as it did last year?If you'd like to ask a question and have it answered on the show let us know:Instagram: @reddotfitnessEmail: [email protected] Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
5/22/202346 minutes, 29 seconds
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#68 After Dark - Discovering Purpose & Mental Health: Fred Baker on Military Life, Psychedelic Journeys, and Collaborative Training

In this episode of After Dark, I headed to Georgia to meet with Fred Baker out of Counting Coup Tactical. A mystery man of sorts, joined me in discussing his perspective on a wide range of topics from mental health to personal growth, military experiences, family dynamics, collaboration, and the importance of effective communication and comprehensive training. We had ourselves a couple of beers and got right into our discussion. Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Fred Baker IG: counting_coup_tacticalTimestamps0:00 Intro04:00 Fred Baker from Counting Coup Tactical06:07 Impact of Quietness on Mental Health16:51 Reflection on Military Service and Parenting22:06 Mental and Psychological Awareness38:04 Transitioning Out of the Military41:50 "Operator Syndrome and Need for Awareness"45:39 Testosterone Use in Military Operators49:48 The Benefits of Testosterone Therapy and Psychedelic Journeys56:54 Family1:01:59 Ayahuasca Experiences1:19:25 Exploring Our Capabilities and Purpose on the Planet1:25:20 Fred and Mike's Training Program1:32:49 Collaboration of Military and Civilian Expertise1:36:00 Long Range Shooting1:45:44 Communicating Effectively in the Digital Age1:51:46 Special Operators and the Need for Comprehensive TrainingRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
5/19/20232 hours, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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#97 - How To Manage Overtraining & Under-Recovery For Optimal Performance

On another episode of Iron Sights I sit down with CeCe and Jeff to talk about overtraining and counterbalance against the concept of under-recovery. I had the pleasure in meeting with different talented and highly driven individuals when traveling the past week and it had me thinking that it is important to evolve and find the right environment for you where you're constantly challenging yourself to be better. In this episode, we focus on being better at managing your health and fitness effectively. We break down the reason why most people aren't seeing results in the gym and how to overcome that.Timestamps00:00 Intro02:41 Comparing and Contrasting Performance Standards16:46 The Impact of Overtraining on Sleep and Mental Health23:22 The Fundamentals of Targeted Supplementation for Optimal Performance26:44 Analysis of Selection Process Preparation for Law Enforcement and Military Candidates30:50 Emotional Instability and Training for an Ironman35:20 Fitness to Fatigue Model40:42 Difference Between Overtraining and Overreaching42:03 Return to Play After a Down Week43:59 Non-Weight Bearing Exercise and Adjustments0:48:00 Tracking Performance and Recovery for Optimal Fitness0:51:27 Having a Supportive Training PartnerRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
5/15/202352 minutes, 8 seconds
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#67 After Dark - Leveraging The Shooting Community For Self-Sustainability With Amir Bichay

Welcome back to another episode of After Dark! I had the pleasure with speaking to Amir Bichay, a renowned social media personality and passionate shooter who is constantly striving to improve his skills while sharing his knowledge to assist others on their journey. We get into what gun culture is like out on the west coast and the involvement of social media in the shooting community. Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.After Dark #67 Timestamps00:00 Intro03:37 Interview with Amir Bichay05:46 Taking a Holistic Approach to Preparedness09:36 Origins On Passion for Shooting11:11 Effort to Support California's Firearm Community16:13 Role of Firearms in Egyptian Culture18:58 Benefits of Continuous Learning in Financial and Fitness Planning25:58 Learning the Shooter First Product Second Mentality28:47 Sniper Training and Becoming an Instructor42:13 California Gun Culture and the People Who Support It51:45 The Misconception of Californians Moving to Other States and the Frustration of Neglecting Our Own1:05:06 Refreshing Medical Knowledge for Self-Sustainability1:08:26 Cross-Pollinating California's Tactical Training Communities1:15:18 Civilian Access to Sniper Training1:17:46 Leveraging the Shooting Community to Build a Positive Environment1:27:08 Investing Wisely in Firearms1:33:43 Firearms Industry on Social Media1:52:48 Social Media Strategies for Business Owners1:57:23 Role of Women in the Shooting Community2:06:15 Challenges of Being an Influencer in the Digital Space2:13:27 Building Community and Supporting One AnotherRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
5/12/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 49 seconds
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#96 - How To Effectively Use Supplements To Break Through Fat Loss Plateaus

Taking weight loss supplements to shed fat is not as simple as some would think. Stephen, our nutrition expert joins us in our discussion around fat loss supplements in detail and how it is important to address the basic fundamentals before looking for a magic pill or powder. We also get into which supplements will benefit fat loss with a proper regimen! We start by breaking down a strange interaction during a nutritional consultation that prompted the topic for today's episode.Timestamps00:00 Intro01:25 Nutritional Consultation Gone Wrong11:20 Plateauing (Why You Are Not Losing Weight)15:49 Supplementation16:10 Role of Fat Burners in Weight Loss32:11 Thermogenics and Associated Risks35:17 The Benefits of  L-Carnitine40:48 L-Carnitine Contributing To Heart Health, Athleticism & Reproductive Health44:46 Supplement Guide (What To Take And Why)Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
5/8/202353 minutes, 32 seconds
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#66 After Dark - The "Be Better" Episode: How To Contribute To The Solution Rather Than Be Part Of The Problem With LEO & Coach, Chris Kuras

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! In this episode I meet with LEO & Coach, Chris Kuras. We discuss the shifts happening in the attitudes and culture of LEO training and accountability across the country, and how these shifts are being driven by officers who demand more from their profession. Chris shares his experiences of pushing the standard and demanding more from himself and his colleagues, which has earned him respect and provided him with a platform for contributing to solutions rather than complain about the problems. If you're an LEO or coach that wants to be an agent of change and help improve our industry, this episode is for you.Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.After Dark #66 Timestamps00:00 Intro04:44 Jeff Nichols, The Selection Process And Seminar08:27 Holistic Approach to Improving Performance in Law Enforcement10:06 Incentivizing Police Officers to Improve Training and Performance19:38 Good Coaching And Challenges For Instructors27:38 The Impact of Body Cam Footage on Law Enforcement Training33:44 Chris The Manic Hustler's Expansion Plan and The Plate To Plate Project40:03 Assessing Risk With Performance Based Sponsorship44:19 Exposure In The Fire Arms Industry And Social Media54:27 The Benefits of Good Gatekeeping and Networking in the Industry01:09:13 Recognizing a Job Well Done01:17:08 Investing in the Fundamentals of Firearm Training01:23:27 The Benefits of Seeking Referrals and Taking Other People's Classes01:33:05 Reaching Out and Finding Strength in Numbers to Find SolutionsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
5/5/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 10 seconds
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#95 - UNLOCKING Potential For Human Performance As A Special Operator

Welcome back to the Iron Sights Podcast! Cece and I recently returned from Virginia Beach where we attended a Tactical Performance Seminar by Performance First for special operators, first responders, law enforcement and other tactical professionals. In this episode we discuss our takeaways from the event. We focus on human performance, specifically the performance of those who work at the tip of the spear, and the challenges and demands this line of work presents when considering nutrition, supplementation, fitness, recovery, emotional, and psychological health.RDF STRONG - Our foundational strength & muscle building program:https://www.rdftrainonline.comUse code "STRONG20" for a 20% discount!Don't Miss This Special Interview!#49 After Dark - The Story of Jeff Nichols: Inside The Mind Of A Navy SEAL:https://youtu.be/kkFEhlkDc8g00:00 Intro01:50 Performance First: Tactical Operator Seminar07:31 Jeff Nichols & Katherine Grimm12:38 Commitment to Excellence & Focus In Special Operations Training Program19:49 Nutrition & Mental Health Components For Elite Performance26:21 Addressing The Challenges Of Elite Athletes29:38 Jeff's Philosophy On Personal Responsibility & The Younger Generation35:25 Benefits Of Targeted Supplementation For Operators, Law Enforcement & First Responders44:07 Exploring Exercise Programming For First Responders & Military Personnel53:44 Takeaways From A Conversation With Elite Strength & Conditioning Coach Shelton Stevens01:04:56 The Art Of Training & Coaching01:11:22 Mental Health Implications Of Military Service01:18:41 Physical & Mental Wellness for OperatorsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
5/1/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 4 seconds
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#65 - How To Make A Living Without A Real Job, Training Professional Soldiers & Staying Relevant With Kyle Defoor

This After Dark episode is a long anticipated conversation with legendary firearms instructor Kyle Defoor. Our paths crossed spontaneously while taking care of business in the same city so we sat down and cracked a cold one for this interview. We touch on the parallels between coaching in different industries and reflect on how our respective paths has led us to where we are now. You don't wanna miss this!Episode Sponsor:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.After Dark #63 Timestamps00:00 Intro / BioPro+ HGH Growth Hormone Treatments05:03 Iron Sight's Podcast08:40 Getting Involved In Social Media13:01 Social Media As An Occupation In Modern Times17:38 Kyle Defoor25:28 Black Water Training, Curriculum & Instructing35:28 Fire Arms Instructor40:05 The Evolution Of Kyle Defoor's Career47:02 Bravo Company USA01:01:38 POW: Nobody Can Take Your Honor01:14:27 What Does The Company Look Like Right Now?01:18:25 Making Sacrifices For Your Business01:25:23 Why Do You Want To Be A Shooting Instructor?01:43:51 Gun Technology and Innovations In The Firearms Industry01:54:35 Contracting In The Military02:03:44 Lack Of Professional Association In The Firearms Industry02:09:57 Understanding Different Teaching Styles And Coaching Approaches02:13:20 Preparing For Real-World Success In The Military and Law Enforcement02:17:59 Preparing To Get Lucky02:27:34 Staying Relevant In The Business World02:31:28 Combatives02:42:00 Building A Tribe, Community Commitment & Respect02:51:20 The Growth Of Iron Sight's Podcast and Social Media Engagement02:54:55 Coaching, Followers, and Open Enrollment ClassesRed Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
4/28/20232 hours, 57 minutes, 59 seconds
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#94 - Navigating The Medical Care System When You're Told To STOP Exercising

In today's podcast I sit down with CeCe and discuss orthopedics, nutrition, and fitness. Then we dive deep into the modern healthcare system and how it has changed the way many people approach pain and are looking to return to the gym or their sport. When a doctor tells a patient to stop lifting weights and working out, it can be frustrating, and it is okay to question it. It's also important to define the type of injury and the reason for seeing the doctor, as different types of injuries may require different approaches. People should not feel like they are stuck in the system and that stopping all activity is the only way to go. There are ways to navigate the process and stay healthy and fit, without necessarily having to put a complete stop to their active lifestyles. WHAT'S YOUR COMEBACK STORY?!FUEL YOU - Our personalized dietary nutrition success program to help you figure out the right formula for your own dietary success:https://www.rdftrainonline.comUse code "FUELYOU20" for a 20% discount!00:00 Intro01:40 Getting Through The Medical Process05:08 What Happens When Your Doctor Tells You To Stop Working Out?12:44 Finding the Right Medical Professional for Your Needs15:41 Invest In Your Health20:12 What To Do After Seeing A General Practitioner22:26 How Do I Avoid Taking Medication?25:49 Drugs And Performance Don't Mix Well27:00 Ask Your Specialist Specific Questions32:56 Getting Back To Functionality35:32 Take Responsibility For Your Own Health + WellnessRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
4/24/202338 minutes, 58 seconds
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#64 After Dark - Unfinished Business With Joe Dawson

Joe Dawson of Bruiser Industries joins me on After Dark for a second round! We discuss various aspects of gun culture, the impact of social media on firearms & business decisions. Don't Miss The First Round With Joe Dawson:#52 After Dark - From Combat To Business: Naval Special Warfare, Sniper School & Founding Bruiser Industries with Joe DawsonEpisode Sponsors:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.00:00 BioProtein Technology03:58 Round 2 With Joe Dawson06:38 Questions And Debates About LPBO Use16:33 The "What If" Analogy22:08 Different Applications For What Your Gun Needs30:09 Buy What Will Make You Better Instead Of The Cool Shit37:39 The "Moving The Bigger Rocks" Analogy43:38 Social Media Drama49:17 Innovation53:41 Companies That Have Innovated01:03:27 Budget On Optics01:08:56 A Juvenile Gun Industry (informative vs entertainment)01:16:33 Feeding The Algorithm01:19:38 Valuable Content01:27:02 Social Media (Gun Industry Friendship)01:39:16 The Benefits of Building a Loyal Following01:52:25 Classes: Learning Experiences Vs Product01:56:22 What Bruiser Industry Is Doing NowSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
4/21/20232 hours, 21 minutes, 10 seconds
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#93 - Managing Tough Relationships Inside & Outside The Gym: Clients, Coaches, Business & Family

In this episode, we dive into the challenges of managing tough relationships in different aspects of life, including inside and outside the gym. From frustrations with coaches and clients to dealing with business and family dynamics, we discuss how to navigate these difficult situations and find solutions. Join us as we share insights and tips for managing tough relationships in different areas of life and finding resolution for a positive outcome. You don't want to miss this thought-provoking discussion.Timestamps00:00 Managing Tough Relationships Inside & Outside The Gym: Clients, Coaches, Business & Family03:26 Common Frustrations With Coaches And Clients09:06 How Frustration Is Manifested13:19 The Role Of The Coach20:46 Coach's Plan For Motivation26:08 Fixing Client Relationships As A Coach30:45 Being Respectful With The Appointment Of Your Coach34:54 Establishing Baselines With Clients43:01 When Clients Are Pushing Back47:44 The Coach's PathRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
4/17/202349 minutes, 59 seconds
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#63 After Dark - The Life Of A Principled Savage: Preparing For And Confronting The Realities Of The World We Live In With David Acosta Jr.

On another episode of Iron Sights After Dark I sat down with David Acosta Jr to discuss his background, philosophy on self-reliance and how it translates to becoming a better protector of oneself and others. Acosta's reflects on his upbringing and transition into law enforcement where he began his long track record of community service and success driven adaptation to overcome real world threats. Now retired, he's committed to sharing his philosophy with others like you and offer training through Allegiance Defense Solutions.Episode Sponsors:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.After Dark #63 Timestamps00:00 Intro / BioPro+ HGH Growth Hormone Treatments03:12 Welcoming David Acosta Jr.09:18 Acosta Discovers His Identity Throughout His Childhood11:28 Growing Up And Becoming A Police Officer17:18 Exploring the Influences of Acosta's Stoic Demeanor 22:22 Understanding The Impact Of Growing Up In An Inner City Environment On Police Work25:13 Martial Arts Varieties And Application To Real Life42:59 Reflection On Police Training And Use Of Force53:31 Acosta's Relationship With His Team And Superiors (UC Process)59:21 Investigating Criminals As An Undercover Agent01:10:20 Understanding The Dynamics Of Self-Defense01:16:40 Discussing Skill And Decision Making In High-Stress Situations01:43:17 The Importance Of Speaking The Truth And Shedding The Right Light On Subject Matter01:53:10 The Benefits Of Targeted Content Delivery01:56:21 Self-Reliance And The Ability To Protect Oneself02:04:23 Learning, Passing Lessons And Experiences02:11:30 Allegiance Defense Solutions02:16:16 Necessity Of Broad Spectrum Training For Self-Defense As A Civilian02:20:13 David Acosta Jr On Social MediaAllegiance Defense Solutions:https://allegiancedefensesolutions.com/Follow David Acosta for first notice on the launch of his upcoming show "The Principled Savage".Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
4/14/20232 hours, 26 minutes, 38 seconds
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92. Movement Patterns That Will Change Your Every Day Life

Welcome back to Iron Sights! After returning from 4-days in Nevada, which you heard all about on Friday's episode (After Dark #62), I realized we haven't sat down to discuss movement patterns. Being on the range reminded me of how important training specific movement patterns is regardless of your goal and/or training application. When it comes to daily life the typical movement patterns we hear about are: pushing, pulling, twisting, lunging, squatting, jumping and gait or walking.  In this episode, we focus on rotation and lateral movement: two movements that are commonly missing from the typical program. Shoutout to CeCe English & Jeff Chenault for bringing their perspective to the table as we all sit down in this episode to cover Movement Patterns That Will Change Your Every Day Life.Timestamps:00:00 Bruiser Industries Event04:28  Rotation & Lateral Movement07:23 Understanding Rotation14:19 Adding Rotation Into Your Exercise Program20:06 Fascia28:50 What Not To Do with Rotation30:06 Anti-Rotation35:12 Using Bands37:34 Low To High Movements (Rotation)43:48 Good Basic Exercises to Implement Rotation46:18 Let's Talk Lateral Movement48:22 Benefits of Moving Laterally58:07 What Not To Do01:04:36  YouTube Video DemonstrationsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
4/10/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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#62 After Dark - After Action Review of Bruiser Industries: A Complete Review of The Carbine & Precision Rifle Courses

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! After traveling to Reno to take Joe Dawson's Carbine and Precision Rifle Training courses I gathered my thoughts to record a solo episode on my experience. In this episode, I highlight an overview of the course location, daily agenda, intake process, instructors, demographic and more! Personally, I was impressed with many aspects of what Bruiser Industries brought to the table and felt compelled to express the importance of what Joe Dawson is coaching. If you've considered registering in a course or are interested in learning more about distance shooting this episode is for you.Episode Sponsors:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Timestamps:00:00 Bruiser Industries & Joe Dawson01:47 Overview Of The Courses04:06 List Of Equipment07:03 Intake Process13:41  Day 1 Of The Weekend19:38 Ballistic Training22:53 Lessons From The Classes26:17 Behind The Gun35:39 Aspect Of The Course39:03 Day 243:12 Day 348:33 OverviewRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comBruiser Industries: https://bruiserindustries.com/Online membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
4/7/202353 minutes, 47 seconds
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#91 - All The Ways You Can Get Fit with Red Dot Fitness: Start Your 7-Day Free Trial Anytime!!

Welcome back to Iron Sights! Today, we're talking all things Red Dot Fitness and all the ways you can get fit with our online programs. During COVID, there was an increase in people who wanted to cancel their memberships, invest in a home gym and follow a proven program on their own time - that's why we began creating programs for all walks of life. Currently, we offer a variety of fitness programs within our online membership which you can try for free here. We've tried to make these services as easy, frictionless and affordable as possible to get started - that's why we offer a 7 day free trial. Take a look and reach out directly to our team at rdftrainonline.com and give us a call! Timestamps:00:00 Scott's Long Range Shooting Trip04:02 Kayla's Management Of People In And Out The Gym05:47 Online Programs08:34 What People Have Access To12:30 Tracking Macros Through The Online Programs15:02 The Variety Of Red Dot Programs23:18 RDF Program Overview25:15 RDF Total Body Conditioning Program30:03 RDF Strong Program31:52 RDF Fit For Action Program37:19 RDF Burn Program41:34 RDF Physique Program46:34 RDF Mobility Program53:09 RDF Bodyweight Program01:00:17 Information On How To Contact UsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
4/3/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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#61 After Dark - Veteran Owned & Operated: Tactical Product Design & Entrepreneurship with Aaron Snyder from Tracer Tactical

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! In this episode, we’re wrapping up our set of interviews from SHOT SHOW with none other than the man behind Tracer Tactical. Aaron and I discuss his background: joining the military, his introduction to sewing, working executive protection and surveillance, as well as the full origin story and mission for his company - Tracer Tactical. I met Aaron for the first time in person at California Range Weekend and was blown away with the fact he was running Tracer as a solopreneur - he was doing everything himself! The quality of Aaron’s products have put his small business on the map in a growing industry. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or shooter, the stories behind Tracer Tactical should hit home and leave you feeling inspired to grow your business and/or protect the people you love.Episode Sponsors:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Timestamps:00:00 Into To Aaron03:44 Aaron’s Childhood08:25 Dreams of being A SEAL11:54 Paintball & Airsoft13:52 How Aaron Started Sewing20:49 Aaron’s Master Plan27:33 Joining The Marines34:15 Becoming Self-Motivated36:12 Life After The Military44:18 Getting Sent To D.C.52:30 Stories From Quantico57:39 Aaron’s First Year In D.C.1:03:25 Training For War & Honorable Discharge1:10:56 Starting Tracer Tactical1:17:27 Aaron’s First Product1:22:02 The Evolution of Tracer TacticalTracer Tactical Website: https://tracer-tactical.com/Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
3/31/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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#90 - Q&A: Best Grocery Stores, Measuring Body Fat, Low Fat vs. High Fat Dairy, Nutrition Labels, Calibrated Plates, Eating Organs, Protein Consumption, Creatine, Apple Cider Vinegar & Healthy Fast Food

Welcome back to Iron Sights! Today we're switching it up - our producer fielded your questions from Instagram and YouTube so that we could answer them all live on the show. CeCe English and Stephen Brenna joined me to answer:1. Which grocery store would you prefer over Whole Foods, Safeway, Sprouts & Trader Joes?2. Are nutrition labels actually accurate or do they lie?3. Is low fat dairy actually better than full fat dairy: milk, yogurt, etc?4. Are all weight plates accurate or do they vary in accuracy?5. Are organ meats actually better for you than flesh meats?6. What's the best meal to eat the  night before trying to hit a PR?7. What is included in RDF Strong and is there a trial period?8. Does protein need to be consumed over the course of the day or can it all be eaten at once?9. Is Creatine only for bodybuilders or should everyone take it?10. Does Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) actually do anything, if so what?11. If you had to eat at a fast food restaurant, which would you choose and why?Timestamps:00:00 The Best Big Name Grocery Stores To Shop At07:00 How Accurate are Nutrition Labels?19:39 Low Fat vs. Full Fat Dairy products23:27 How Accurate Are Barbell Weights?28:05 Organs Meats vs. Flesh Meats34:04 The Best Meal Before A Big Workout36:35 RDF Program Q&A47:53 How To Optimize Protein Consumption53:04 Is Creatine For Everyone?56:05 Does Apple Cider Vinegar Do Anything?01:02:54 Healthiest Fast Food OptionsRed Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
3/27/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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#60 After Dark - Advanced Marksmanship, Military Training & Creating Tactical Cowboy Training Solutions with Devin Soto

Recently I had the opportunity to hit the road, get out to Utah and sit down with Devin Soto from Tactical Cowboy Training Solutions. After spending a couple hours on the range shooting targets, we got together to record this episode where we get into Devin's background and all things training: firearms & fitness.Episode Sponsors:BioProtein Technology: https://bioproteintech.com/For $30 off your order use code "IRONSIGHTS" at checkout.BioPro+ can potentially help to improve balance hormones, increase sex drive, improves insulin sensitivity, and produce increases of mitochondria and nucleic acids to create a total system modulator. BioPro+ regulates, rebuilds, and regenerates at the cellular level to help you look, feel, and perform your best.Timestamps:00:00 Rifle And Pistol Standard Training03:03 Devin's Background07:36 A Career In The Military14:03 Being Deployed19:22 Career Highlights22:07 Devin's Decision After The Army24:10 National Parks30:43 Studying Kinesiology In College33:46 How Tactical Cowboy Came To Be40:05 The Tactical Retreat46:39 Devin's Emergency Course51:40 Tactical Cowboy: Family Over Business55:54 Physical Fitness During Ranch Training01:05:44 Competition In Training01:10:23 Stress Shot Challenges As An Instructor01:22:48 What Is The Future For Tactical Cowboy01:25:29 Coaching Mentorship01:33:34 Army Marksmanship01:36:48 Ways To Challenge People01:41:10 Tactical Cowboy Social MediaRed Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
3/24/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 35 seconds
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#89 - Keto Diet Confusion Explained: The 10 Billion Dollar Industry Selling Ketosis For Weight Loss

Lately there's been a lot of attention on the keto diet or "keto style diet" which essentially means eating little to no carbs. There's been claims that the keto diet is the easiest way to lose fat and accelerate weight loss as well as claims that the keto diet causes heart defects for young men - so what should you believe? The truth is, the keto diet was one of the most successfully marketed diets in modern time and has resulted in a 10 billion dollar product industry that is still growing. Today, I sat down with CeCe English and Stephen Brenna to explain the keto diet, ketosis, low carb diets, performance and the overall pros and cons of jumping on the keto train.Get started with Fuel University today: https://www.rdffuelu.comTimestamps:00:00 Keto Diet 04:24 Understand Keto09:29 Being In Ketosis 12:08 Starting The Keto Diet19:38 How Keto Can Help People 22:21 Performance & Keto (Low Carb)26:58 The Low Carb Diet31:45 Cons of Keto & Low Carb Diets35:43 Summarizing The Keto DebateSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
3/20/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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#59 After Dark - Untrackable: Protecting Your Privacy, Security and Health with Aaron Zar from SLNT

If you’re interested in protecting your privacy and security this episode is for you. Today, I sat down with Aaron Zar from SLNT. The company makes products, specifically bags, cases and wallets that are designed to ensure your electronic devices become invisible, untrackable and silent. It’s not a matter of if, just a matter of when, your personal information gets lifted and your life becomes a living hell. We start this episode discussing SLNT and how Aaron’s company is helpling people like you stay secure in the age where technology and hackers are at an all time high.Learn More About SLNT: https://slnt.com/Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1 Timestamps:00:00 Meeting Aaron At SHOT SHOW01:56 SLNT06:18 Product Materials09:13 Pain Points11:32 The Big Rocks That People Can Start Implementing19:10 Aaron's Father25:02 How Do Key Fobs Work?30.26 Who Is Using SLNT Products?35:34 Privacy (RFID, EMF)47:23 Security 01:04:21 The Health Component (Radiation)01:10:28 Cell Phone Culture 01:18:14 Optimizing Your Home Environment (Tools For Better Habits )01:28:00 Taking Responsibility 01:32:50 Looking Through The Bag 01:34:43 Awareness (Take Care Of Your Health)01:41:07 How To Learn More About SLNT Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
3/17/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 47 seconds
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#88 - Erythritol: The Artificial Sweetener Causing "Heart Attacks, Blood Clots and Strokes"

Welcome back to Iron Sights! I'm in the studio today with Stephen Brenna and CeCe English to discuss Erythritol and why it's making headlines since being approved by The World Health Organization (WHO) in 1999 and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. Recently, popular news outlets have been broadcasting headlines linking Erythritol to terminal illness, disease and death - we're not surprised. This episode covers the research, scientists and facts behind these new studies claiming "death caused by Erythritol". Timestamps:00:00 Intro01:46 The News & Erythritol06:08 Why It's Important10:12 What Is Erythritol?17:20 High Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Erythritol22:17 The Original Study31:50 Fear Mongering36:24 What To Do NextSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
3/13/202345 minutes, 7 seconds
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#58 After Dark - Disaster Preperation & Firearms Culture with Firefighter Nate Vollbrecht

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! In this episode, I sat down with Nate Vollbrecht. Nate is a good friend of mine who works as a Firefighter in California. We discuss how to prepare yourself for some of the natural disasters that we've seen hit the West Coast as well as firearms training, learning models and firearms culture. Later in this episode, you will hear Nate share his formula for success and obtaining the ultimate success factor percentage - as you will hear, one of the key components is fitness.To get started with a RDF fitness program visit rdftrainonline.comTimestamps:00:00 CRW01:00 A Day As A Firefighter 04:00 How To Prepare for A Disaster13:23 TSI 18:52 Breaching Sessions26:59 What People Are Going To See When They Take A  Class With Nate30:33 Getting In Reps 33:00 Philosophy & Methodology (How To Be Successful)35:56 Mindset And The Formula For Success39:08 Identify Your Weaknesses  46:11 Mindset & Skills of People That Go To Clases Now vs. Then48:28 Nate Point of View On Gun Laws And Politics53:41 Why There Is So Much Negativity In The Firearms Industry01:04:03 What Is Nate Doing This Year With TSI And His Personal Development01:15:51 CRW Event01:23:04 Nate Social Media Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
3/10/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 29 seconds
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#87 - It’s Only As Hard As You Make It: Getting Back On Track with Your Health & Fitness

Welcome back to Iron Sights! We're back in San Jose after a quick trip to Utah and felt inspired to discuss getting back on track during hard times. Recently, we've discussed how to overcome a weight loss plateau, maximizing fat loss/muscle gain with cardio, and the mindblowing effects on sleep. After talking to countless clients and gym members we're picking up on a common theme right now - shit is HARD and momentum is slowing down for everyone who started off the year on cloud nine. I sat down with CeCe English and Jeff Chenault to cover best practices for re-establishing your baseline, adjusting your program, setting well-defined goals, optimizing your nutrition and creating a plan that works for YOU!Use Code "FUELU20" and get started with Fuel-U today: https://www.reddotfitness.net/p16293-fuel-uTimestamps:00:00 Establishing  And Readjust Programs07:53 How To Get Back On Track13:19 Mindset17:22 Nutrition23:10 Setting Expectations & Boundaries30:17 Celebrating Small Wins36:45 Commit To Constant Improvement41:34 Have A Plan 44:21 Recap 47:41 Parenting Advice Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
3/6/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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#57 After Dark - The Best Martial Art For Personal Protection: Physical & Psychological Self Defence with Aaron Jannetti

In this episode, I sat down with Aaron Jannetti to discuss martial arts, Endeavor Defence & Fitness and Knife Control Concepts. Aaron is a 2nd degree brown belt in BJJ, 2X Black Belt in Krav Maga and has an extensive background in fitness, coaching and self-defense. We breakdown the physical and psychological components of self defence and compare wrestling, BJJ, Krav Maga and other martial arts - Aaron provides his opinions on the best strategy and approach you might consider for personal protection. The second half of this conversation is focused on his businesses, lessons learned and future plans for Knife Control Concepts and Endeavor Defence & Fitness.If you  want to follow a proven program designed by a collective group of trainers RDF Strong is the best place to start: https://www.reddotfitness.net/p16297-rdf-strongFor the first 50 people USE CODE "STRONG20" FOR 20% OFF!Timestamps:00:00 Aaron's Bio 06:57 Aaron's Love For Coaching 09:00 Aaron's BJJ Journey13:45 BJJ &  Krav Maga on Social Media16:39 Breaking Down BJJ vs. Krav Maga24:31 Self Defence and Confidence40:44  Endeavor Defence & Fitness52:17 Knife Control Concepts01:09:19 Transition On Training Law Enforcement01:24:29 Aaron's Approach Of Coaching01:51:43 How To Follow AaronRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsFollow Aaron:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jannettiaaron
3/3/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
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#86 - Overcoming A Weight Loss Plateau: Instructions On How To Keep Your Fat Loss On Track

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode, we're back in the studio with CeCe English and Stephen Brenna to talk Plateaus, weight loss, nutrition & goal specific adaptations. If you've ever followed a workout program and all of a sudden your results stop or sometimes even begin to reverse - this episode will hit home! Click the link below to download the free PDF referenced in this episode and claim your 50% discount to start Fuel University today! Download Your Free PDF Guide Here: https://www.reddotfitness.net/p22360-free-guide-3-steps-to-understanding-your-personal-tdee Learn More About Fuel University (Fuel-U): https://www.reddotfitness.net/p16293-fuel-uTimestamps:00:00 Scott's Getting Back Into The Coaching Game04:24 Readjust Nutrition09:49 Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE)12:53 Expected TDEE19:56 Easy Apps To Use For Tracking22:58 Suggestions On Tracking26:11 Recovery & The Reverse Diet34:24 Get Your Calories on Track41:11 Neurological Adaptation45:00 Variations To The Program 46:10 Steps: Overview 50:02 Final Conclusions & Fuel UniversitySponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
2/27/202356 minutes, 50 seconds
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#56 After Dark - Law Enforcement, BJJ & Paradox Training Solutions with Ruben Alvarez

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! Back in January, I was able to sit down with Ruben Alvarez at SHOT SHOW. We get into Ruben's background: playing jazz music, his fathers love for Martial Arts, both parents being in Law Enforcement and his decision to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu..  More recently, Alvarez founded his own training company - Paradox Training Solutions. Tune in for the full story behind the name, Ruben's approach towards training for real life situations and his transition from BJJ competitor to Law Enforcement.Check out RDF Online Programs: rdftrainonline.comCheck out Paradox Training Solutions: paradox-training.comTimestamps:00:00 SHOT SHOW02:40 Reuben Background10:01 BJJ In Law Enforcement21:22 Different Ways of Training In Law Enforcement 26:09 Can BJJ Do Anything For Local Law Enforcement ?31:52 The Challenges36:13 Flow State 39:54 What Is Ruben Doing With Paradox?43:14 What Inspired Paradox47:36 Training And Real Life Situations55:58 Paradox: Clients, Feedback & Partnerships01:02:19 Passion For The Profession01:08:52 Good Coaching Vs. Bad Coaching01:12:37 Most Exciting Part Of Paradox01:16:20 What To Look For In An InstructorSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
2/24/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 27 seconds
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#85 - Maximize Your Fat Loss with Cardio: Fasted vs. Fed

Back in the studio today with Jeff Chenault & CeCe English to talk about fasted vs. fed cardio when it comes to fat loss. Which is the superior route if your goal is maximal body fat loss? That's what this episode is all about - answering common questions,  debunking myths, reviewing the science and providing the truth! At the end of the day, fasted cardio is not always the best approach to maximizing fat loss at home or at the gym. Tune in to this episode and train with us in-person or online at Red Dot Fitness!Start RDF Max today: rdfmax.comTimestamps:00:00 Fasted Cardio Intro03:02 Cardio & Bodybuilding08:23 Early A.M. Cardio10:54 The Caloric Burn 14:44 Fasted vs. Fed Cardio22:03 Considerations: What Is Your Goal?24:37 Considerations: What Are You Eating?25:31 Suggestions For Fed Cardio29:17 Adjusting Your Diet 32:05 How Bodybuilders Burn Faster 35:11 Key Takeaways Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
2/20/202337 minutes, 54 seconds
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#55 After Dark: Becoming A Ranger, Improving Through Failure, Dealing with Threats & Founding Kinetic Consulting with Jon "Duffy" Dufresne

Today I had the opportunity to meet with Jon Dufresne. After leaving the Military, Jon got into Executive Protection and transitioned into the world of coaching and firearms instruction. In my mind, Dufresne is who I would consider "A Coach's Coach".  We get into all kinds of stuff during this episode which was recorded off-site in Las Vegas at SHOT SHOW 2023. Whether you're already a Duffy fan , interested in becoming a Ranger or learning more about the world of firearms instruction and coaching this episode will be a good listen. Dufresne does a solid job of breaking down how he went from a broke South-Florida resident to one of the most respected instructors in the states.Timestamps:00:00 Intro02:29 Jon's Background08:00 Jon's Shooting Trajectory12:39 Army Ranger13:44 Job Experience18:34 Being Caught Him Off Guard20:23 Teaching And Leadership 24:44 Challenges31:38 Differences Between OK vs. Super Successful33:25 Who Is He Working With (Clients)39:54 Jon's Way Of Teaching 46:44 Formula For Success As An Instructor 58:52 The Interwebs01:05:14 What Is Jon Excited About?01:06:49 Cases And Training As A Student 01:12:12 What Should Be The Approach Of New Students?01:18:25 Ego Problems01:24:39 How To Reach OutSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
2/17/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 51 seconds
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#84 - Sleepwalking Through Life: The Mindblowing Effects of Sleep Quality

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode Jeff Chenault and Stephen Brenna are back this time to discuss sleep. In the fitness industry "sleep quality" has been a hot topic and the global sleep aids market size is expected to nearly double from 2021 - 2023. But we're not here to sell you a nightime routine or softer pajamas - this conversation is focused on WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW about sleep including: key hormones, research & science-backed recommendations that you can implement on your own to improve your life. To start Fuel-U with Red Dot Fitness visit www.rdffuelu.comTimestamps:00:00 SHOT SHOW Event04:16 Sleep Talk: What You Should Know06:58  How Many Hours Of Actual Sleep You Need & Wearables12:28 Scott's Experience With Sleep In Vegas 15:11 What Happens During Sleep 21:51 Not Getting Enough Sleep 24:39 Sleep: Alcohol 29:49 Sleep: Insulin 33:57 Screens Before Bed 40:46 Optimize Your Enviornment44:08 Sleep Sanctuary 46:45 Sleep: Body Temperature50:48 Eating Close To Bed & Caffeine 51:57 Eating Late56:59 How Music Can Help In Your Sleep 01:00:18 Sleep: Melatonin 01:03:04 Sleep Supplements Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
2/13/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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#54 After Dark - Building A Top Tier Firearms Manufacturing Company with Aaron Quinn, CEO & Chief Innovator at Cobalt Kinetics

In this After Dark episode, I sat down with Aaron Quinn, CEO & Chief Innovator at Cobalt Kinetics. If you're into the shooting game, there's a variety of gear, equipment and firearms manufacturers here in the United States. One of the things that fascinates me is all the new products that continue to hit the market. That being said, behind every new product is a person and Aaron is that person behind Cobalt Kinetics. In this episode, Aaron talks about where and how Cobalt got started as well as where it is now and where it's going. If you don't know anything about Cobalt Kinetics, you'll probably take a deep dive after listening to this episode and Aaron's story - he's constantly innovating and exploring his product improvements can make his customers ready and prepared for life.Timestamps:00:00 The Guy Behind Cobalt03:17 Scott on Cobalt 04:49 What Is Cobalt?09.10 Aaron's Background12:11 Aaron's Past Pharmaceutical Job Experience16:38 Transition From Pharmaceuticals to Firearms21:54 Cobalt Then vs. Now 23:38 First Thing Aaron Had To Do With The Company25:07 Gun Building28:40 Creating And Crafting 31:27 Testing 33:47 The Next Step41:41 Cobalt Helping Their Clients Develop Their Own Weapons 44:35 Setting The Standards In The Industry51:03 Innovation And How To Keep Up 56:39 What Is Aaron The Most Excited About?01:01:08 AE Platform 01:02:48 Evolution Of Cobalt And Their Customers01:08:31 Who Inspires Aaron In The Industry 01:18:04 Gun Industry 2.001:24:37 Goals And Values Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
2/10/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 21 seconds
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#83 - The Science of Creatine: How It Works & Why It Matters

In this episode, we're talking all things creatine. Outside of caffeine, creatine remains one of the most studied performance enhancements on the market but recent research coming out highlights more benefits - for your brain. I sat down with Jeff Chanault & Stephen Brenna (from the Red Dot Fitness crew) to share everything we know. Download the free guide mentioned in the intro here!6 Steps To Optimal Health Free Download: https://www.rdfguides.comTimestamps:00:00 Whatsup Wednesday Post 03:07 Is Creatine Safe & Who Should Take It 06:33 What Creatine Does 09:12 Creatine Benefits: Strength And Muscle 13:38 Dosage 18:31 Neurological Benefits21:08 When You Should Take It25:57 Creatine In Different Forms 29:35 Effects And Measurements (What People May Feel)32:27 Performance End35:31 Teenagers On Creatine Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
2/6/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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#53 After Dark - Developing The Hard Skills with Matt Pranka of XRAY ALPHA

Welcome back to another  After Dark episode! In this one, I sat down with Matt Pranka.  After retiring from a high level military unit, Pranka started XRAY ALPHA & challenged the status quo on social media with posts & questions on tactics, skills & all things training. In this episode, we talk about XRAY ALPHA, firearms instruction, his coaching philosophy & the shooting world at large. Love him or hate him, agree or don't agree, I think there's value in challenging the status quo and he's doing just that. This conversation should give everyone insight into where he's coming from. Personally, I think the industry needs more guys like Matt - to keep things in check or at least a little uncomfortable.Get 20% off RDF Strong at rdfstrong.com with code: STRONG20Timestamps:00:00 XRAY ALPHA01:05 How Did The Company Start04:39 Law Enforcement & Military Training 06:59 Client Demographic09:59 Matt's Philosophy On Training 15:28 Matt's Teaching Perspective19:07 The Shooting World22:04 Performing At A High Level29:30 Hard Skills 37:27 How Does Matt Teach41:26 Matt Talks About Social Media 47:03 Teaching Concepts & Information55:59 Pissing Everyone Off 1:03:52 The Firearms Community 1:10:54 Negative Impact Of Social Media 1:16:19 Inside Dogs & Outside Dogs 1:18:56 The Military & Veteran Life 1:26:29 People Get Salty1:30:09 The Process Of Improvement 1:34:38 Wrap it!Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline Membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcastXRAY ALPHA - https://www.xrayalpha.com/
2/3/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 54 seconds
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#82 - 5x5 Workout Pros & Cons: The Science of Adding Size, Strength & Building Muscle

Welcome back to Iron Sights! Today, CeCe, Jeff and I talk about 5X5 Training  and the pros/cons that come along with it. You've probably heard of this type of training and all the muscle building and increased strength promises that come with it. In this episode, we're going to break it down for you so that you can implement it into your strength training routine the right way. 5x5 training is a strength training method that focuses on using compound exercises to target multiple muscle groups at once. The program is named because it includes five sets of five reps that are performed for each exercise. The program is designed to increase overall strength and muscle mass by using heavy weights and progressive overload. The exercises typically include the squat, deadlift, bench press, and military press. The key to success with 5x5 training is consistent adherence to the program and progressive increase in weight over time.Timestamps:00:00 Exercises Selection 01:58 Implement The 5 By 5 Routine 05:03 Strength Training Recovery 07:21 Results Of 5x5  08:35 Scott Howell's Experience With 5x5 13:27 CeCe's Experience19:16 Learn The Basics 22:37 Cons Of 5x523:42 Loads25:31 Where To Start29:45 Increase Muscle 32:39 Movements Patterns 37:01 Bilateral Movements39:32 Rotational Components42:00 Overview Of The Routine Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
1/30/202346 minutes, 51 seconds
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#52 After Dark - From Combat To Business: Naval Special Warfare, Sniper School & Founding Bruiser Industries with Joe Dawson

Welcome to another After Dark episode! We're kicking off January with some incredible guests. As you heard last week, I recently attended SHOT Show and had the chance to connect, meet & learn from some incredible people within the industry. For today's episode, I sat down with Joe Dawson from Bruiser Industries. We discuss his journey from "awkward kid" to Sniping Instructor. I really enjoyed this conversation - he brings a lot of energy to the table.  We discuss his background including: BUDs, Naval Warfare, writing for firearms magazines, the SEAL trident & founding Bruiser Industries as well as the reason WHY he chose that name. If you're a long time listener, you might remember my past conversation with Chris Kuras with Condition One which is linked below - he made the introduction and sat in on this one. It was a pleasure having two legends in the room and I hope you enjoy this one.Watch The Interview with Chris Kuras: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAdytl-3RIY&list=PLTcz2FTYO7osIME5pD7Bi4GOVmS9Wu4my&index=10&t=2458sTimestamps:00:00 Where's The Beard03:45 Joe's Background21:26 Most Navy SEAL Podcasts22:04 Writing For Gun Magazines29:09 Joe's Approach To Sharing Information32:50 Sift Through The B.S.35:38 The Coaches Coach41:55 The $600 Mistake46:29 What Matters More Than Anything52:03 Handling Criticism As A Coach59:20 How Joe Approaches His Personal Brand1:05:53 Monetizing The Trident1:15:18 The Choice To Become A SEAL1:18:47 How To Prepare For Competition Shooting1:27:20 What To Know About Bruiser Industries1:36:08 How To Take A Class with JoeRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
1/27/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 49 seconds
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#81 - Do It Yourself: Achieve Optimal Strength, Increase Power & Improve Your Physique with RDF MAX

Today, CeCe and I are talking about Red Dot Fitness (RDF) Max. This self-guided program is designed for the active fitness enthusiast looking to achieve optimal strength, power and improve their physique. This do-it-yourself program goes beyond the traditional squat, bench and deadlift exercises commonly found in other programs, check out RDF Max at rdfmax.comTimestamps:00:00 RDF Max Program Overview10:16 Let's Get Specific12:04 Principles of Specificity 17:09 Why Should People Do RDF Max?21:00 Equipment Needed23:51 Phase 123:32 Phase 2 33:53 Deload 37:12 Phase 343:54 Phase 451:39 Post Activation Potentiation Go to rdfmax.com to get started today!Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
1/23/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds
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#51 After Dark - Rights In The Crosshairs: Your Constitutional Rights vs. The Government with Cody Wisniewski From Firearms Policy Coalition

Welcome back to iron Sights After Dark! This is the first of 7 episodes we're dropping from a Vegas suite at SHOT SHOW 2023. I had the honor to sit down with Senior Litegator Cody Wisniewski  from The Firearms Policy Coalition. Cody dives deep into his background in this episode. Wisniewski earned his B.A. in Joint Honours Classics and Philosophy from the University of Ottawa and discussed briefly living in Canada during this episode. He then graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law. While at the University of San Diego, Cody served as Federalist Society President, Vice-Chair of National Teams for the Appellate Moot Court Board, and an Executive Board member for the San Diego International Law Journal. He regularly speaks to industry groups, law students, and everyday Americans about the Constitution and his work and it was a first on the show to actually sit down with an attorney.When it comes to working with the FPC, Wisniewski has already worked on a number of cases, including Sullivan vs. Ferguson, California vs. ATF, Syracuse vs. ATF, and led the FPC's victory against New Mexico’s Aragon v. Grisham.To reat the full referenced story on Cody click here.About The FPC taken from their website: Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization founded on a philosophy of natural rights with an unambiguous Purpose, consistent Values, and clear Mission to fight for the People, liberty, and freedom. FPC’s efforts are focused on the right to keep and bear arms and adjacent issues including freedom of speech, due process, unlawful searches and seizures, separation of powers, asset forfeitures, privacy, encryption, and limited government. The FPC team are next-generation advocates working to achieve the Organization’s strategic objectives through litigation, research, scholarly publications, amicus briefing, legislative and regulatory action, grassroots activism, education, outreach, and other programs. FPC typically has members and supporters in all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia.FPC Law (FPCLaw.org) is the nation’s first and largest public interest legal team focused on the right to keep and bear arms and the leader in the Second Amendment litigation and research space.Timestamps:00:00 The Bruen Case 04:19 Gun Control Laws09:22 When Did Laws Start And The Negative Effects14:40 The FPC19:09 Being An Attorney 22:49 How The FPC Works28:53 The Current Situation39:18  The Anti Gun Perpective & The Government44:20 The People We Fight For55:35 How Can People Support The Organization01:01:24 What Is The FPC01:03:55 Cody's Background 01:10:00 A Day In The Life 01:15;41 What Cody Is Working On01:21.44 Social Media 01:25:50 What Is Coming Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcastFollow Cody:Instagram: @thewizardoflawz
1/19/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 36 seconds
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#80 - Nootropics For Optimal Brain Function

What is the secret to better brain function? Is there a naturally-occurring compound that can enhance cognition, mental sharpness and create a heightened sense of wellbeing?Today I have CeCe, Jeff and one of our nutrition coaches, Stephen Brenna in the studio to talk all things NOOTROPICS. How can we boost our nootropic intake naturally, and what kind of nootropic-containing supplements  are available on the market? We'll go deep into these questions and also address what nootropics can do for you, who should use them and how to take them. SPOILER ALERT: As far as we're concerned, everyone should be including nootropics in their health & fitness plans ;)Time Stamps00:00 Intro04:55 Intro To Nootropics07:35 Natural vs Synthetic Cognitive Enhancement13:00 Alpha GPC19:17 Lion's Mane 24:46 Supplement Hype Reality Check29:57 The Brain Liver Gut Trifecta33:46 L-Tyrosine39:59 Ginkgo Biloba46:50 Racetams49:39 Stephen's Nootropic Experimentation55:44 The Role of NootropicsRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
1/16/202359 minutes, 46 seconds
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#50 After Dark - Boots On The Ground In Ukraine: Providing Critical Disaster Relief To Those In Need with Mark Turner

Mark Turner is a former U.S. Marine, owns a BJJ school and is the founder of the Overwatch Foundation. His foundation recruits, trains and deploys highly trained former special operations military veterans to areas of disaster to provide critical disaster relief and high value humanitarian support to those in times of crisis. Some of their work occurs right here in the U.S. but in this conversation we cover his trips abroad. Mark has traveled to Ukraine 5 times with his crew. His story is compelling, and he has a different perpective having had boots on the ground. So if you have been wondering what is really going on in Ukraine you are going to want to listen to this podcast.Timestamps:00:00 Mark Turner Bio 01:58 Background 07:18 How The Overwatch Foundation Started17:09 Biggest Problems In The Job25:08 The Florida Trip 32:17 The Overwatch Crew37:56 On The Ground In Ukraine49:14 Strategies01:05:51 Military Missions01:12:33 Tactics During The Mission 01:16:47 Training The Ukrainian Army01:25:35 The Current Ukraine Situation 01:37:22 Basic Supplies 01:50:22 What Has To Happen For A Change In Ukraine 01:57:57 What Is Next For The Overwatch Foundation02:03:15 How To Reach Out And Get InvolvedRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcastAbout The Overwatch Foundation: https://www.overwatchfoundationusa.org/The Overwatch Foundation was born from Mark Turner’s boundless desire to help. As a former Marine, and combat veteran from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Mark was called to use his skill to volunteer to offer humanitarian aid where needed. The initial mission, even before the Overwatch Foundation was formed, occurred when Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana in late 2021. Then Mark and the team mobilized to assist with the Afghan refugees. This work planted the seed for a structured organization that could be called upon regularly to respond in times of natural disasters or humanitarian crises.​The Overwatch Foundation was officially established when Mark Turner found himself being driven to help once more. This time the call was an international mission to Ukraine. Mark's good friend and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student Yuri is a native of the now war torn country. A couple of days after the Russian invasion began in early 2022, Yuri was deeply concerned for his family back home. Yuri shared the news that he would be returning to Ukraine to ensure the safety of his family. Within a matter of hours, Mark was accompanied by another highly trained military veteran and they were on an airplane headed to Ukraine. The mission was not only to accompany his good friend home safely, but also to provide humanitarian efforts where they could. After multiple trips to Ukraine using teams of different special operations veterans the team then mobilized to assist in relief efforts of Hurricane Ian in 2022.  Mark understands first-hand the everyday challenges that U.S Veterans in our country face. Through his experience, Mark decided to combine his passion of helping people and his love for his fellow U.S Military Veterans by creating a non-profit that would serve a dual purpose.
1/13/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 38 seconds
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#79 - Adaptogenic Herbs for Optimal Health: Ginseng, Ashwagandha and Rhodiola

Welcome back to the Iron Sights Podcast! In this episode, I sat down with the typical team at Red Dot Fitness in addition to one of our fitness coaches, Stephen Brenna. In this episode we discuss Adaptogenic herbs and their benefits. The focus of this episode is on: Ashwagandha, Rhodiola and Ginseng.Ashwagandha is a popular adaptogenic herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It is believed to help the body adapt to stress, improve cognitive function, and boost immunity. Some studies have also shown that ashwagandha may have anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects.Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb that is native to the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. It has traditionally been used to increase physical and mental endurance, reduce fatigue, and improve mood. Some research suggests that rhodiola may also have anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects.Ginseng is another well-known adaptogenic herb that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It is believed to help the body adapt to stress, improve cognitive function, and boost immunity. Some studies have also shown that ginseng may have anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects, and may be useful in the management of diabetes. There are several different types of ginseng, including Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), which have slightly different properties.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
1/8/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
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#49 After Dark - The Story of Jeff Nichols: Inside The Mind of A Navy SEAL

Welcome back to the Iron Sights Podcast! In this episode, I sat down with Jeff Nichols, former Navy SEAL and founder of Performance First.  Nichols has been a strength coach for over 20 years working with athletes of all ages in amateur and professional athletics. Jeff is certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Facilitator both with distinction. Jeff began his career as a graduate assistant at Troy University under Richard Schaughnessy CSCS*D and later as an assistant managing 14 Varsity sports. After earning a double major in Kinesiology and Chemistry in 2002, Jeff joined the navy and spent eleven years as a Navy SEAL. Aside from serving as a SEAL while on active duty, he also worked at a Navel Special Warfare command as the active duty Department Head within the Human Performance Department. Jeff oversaw product development, product assessment, program assessment, and operator delegate within Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for Human Performance.After honorable discharge from Naval service Jeff became the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Virginia High Performance LLC in Virginia Beach. Jeff oversaw the programming and training within VHP that focused on youth athletic teams, wounded veterans, and numerous national and international tactical organizations.Jeff now owns Performance First, a private business, specializing in optimizing human performance for the special forces branches of the military, fire, police, and federal agencies.Timestamps:00:00 Intro01:27 Jeff's Story06:21 War Background13:04 Dropout Rates17:40 Adapting In This World21:49 Surviving Post-War27:45 Performance First31:53 Passion To Serve33:50 Working with Operators38:39 Winning In Business48:03  Online Programs/Offers49:31 S&C Programs57:26 Business Is Business59:28 Programming1:05:04 Mistakes Athletes Make1:14:22 Phasing Programs1:23:51 Mentorship1:31:15 The Stigma1:34:10 The Next War1:44:50 Knowing When To Get Out1:50:28 Healing Treatments1:59:55 Seeking Safety2:05:17 Jeff's Seminar2:09:51 Health From The Top Down2:16:55 Performance Identity2:24:07 Social Media & ContactRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcastFollow Jeff Nichols:Website: https://www.performancefirstus.com/Instagram: @jeffcscs
1/6/20232 hours, 31 minutes, 8 seconds
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#78 - Creating the Perfect Home Gym: Expert Tips and Tricks

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode, we discuss how to create the perfect home gym. Working out at home has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. There are numerous benefits to establishing a home gym and making exercise a regular part of your routine and schedule.First and foremost, working out at home can save you time and money. No need to drive to a gym or pay for a membership. You can also tailor your home workout to fit your specific needs. In addition to the convenience factor, working out at home also allows you to create a personalized and comfortable environment. This can make your workouts more enjoyable and help you stay motivated.Another benefit of working out at home is the increased privacy and control over your environment. You don't have to worry about being judged by others or feeling self-conscious about your fitness level. This can be especially beneficial for those who may be intimidated by the gym or who have specific health or physical limitations.If you're looking to follow a specific workout routine after building your home gym check out rdftrainonline.com to view the programs we offer here at Red Dot Fitness.Timestamps:00:00 Building A Home Gym07:19 Equipment For Small Spaces13:52 The Power Rack18:40 Adjustable Dumbbells21:24 Adjustable Bench 23:53 Bars And Plates32:05 Considerations When Buying Bars And Plates37:10 Dumbbells Brands38:21 Superbands40:21 Advanced Equipment For Home Gyms 43:11 Vertical Cable Machine45:28 Deadlift Platforms47:23 Suspension Trainers 48:42 Tubing/Cables50:15 What You Should Never Buy57:38  Closing Advice Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
1/2/20231 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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#48 After Dark - From Protect and Serve to Unemployed: The Vaccine Mandate That Stole Joel Evan's Badge

This episode is with special guest Joel Evan, a former Law Enforcement officer from the Bay Area. Evan recently moved into the world of health, fitness and wellness coaching. How did that happen you might ask? In this episode, you will hear from Joel on how he was fired from S.F.P.D. for not taking the jab which led him into his passion for continued education, biohacking and personal development. Timestamps:00:00 Intro01:37 Hacks vs. Biohacking06:11 Joel's Podcast08:31 Being A Coach13:18 Joel's Career In Law Enforcement20:45 Community Relationships25:06 Making A Difference33:13 Joel's Transition To S.F.P.D.41:25 A Change of Mindset In His Career47:48 Officer Involved Shooting 59:34 Stress Factors01:08 Transfering From Oakland To San Francisco 01:14:46 The Pandemic And The Vaccine 01:27:20 Joel Gets Fired01:34:06 Joel's Final MessageRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
12/30/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 56 seconds
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#77 - Conditioning For Winter Sports

Welcome back to the Iron Sights podcast! It's just a day after Christmas and we are ready to discuss Conditioning For Winter Sports. Chances are, you've tried winter sports at least once in your life... In fact, millions of people and their families hit the slopes every year. We start off with some key tips about preparing for the winter season and complete the episode with mobility and strengthening tips to build you up for the ultimate snow day.  Whether you prefer a pair of skis or a snowboard, this conversation covers best practices for performance, injury prevention and interesting stats about winter sports! Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcastTimestamps:00:00 Getting Ready For Snow Season03:40 How To Prepare Yourself For Winter Sports06:47 Skiing10:22 Season Tickets12:57 Endurance & Mobility 14:09 Stability & Balance 21:22 How To Train25:28 Advanced Workouts34:13 Starting As A Beginner 37:57 Knee Strength Training 
12/26/202245 minutes, 13 seconds
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#47 After Dark - Hidden Wars, Drug Cartels & Restoring Americas Wildlands with John Nores

I got the opportunity to sit down with retired Lieutenant, John Nores. He was the co-host of the TV Show Wild Justice, appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience & has co-hosted a couple great documentaries on California wildlife & protection. Nores has an extensive background as a Game Warden here is the state of California where he has investigated and battled environmental crime and wildlife resource destruction for nearly  30 years. His book, Hidden Wars shares detailed accounts of his first hand experiences battling Mexican Drug Cartels in the Santa Clara foothills. Nores is also a highly trained endurance athlete, Iron Man finisher and all around badass. Tune in for the full story of how John went from protecting wildlife in his hometown to getting in shootouts with Cartel members - it all happened right here in Silicon Valley.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcastFollow John Nores:YouTube: John NoresInstagram: @johnnoresTimestamps:02:21 Being An Outdoors Man05:28 Firsts Steps In His Career08:18 The Life Of A Game Warden12:33 What People Don't Know About Game Wardens15:59 Drug Cartel Wars22:43 Illegal Grows29:48 Environment Contamination33:38 What People Are Unaware Of 37:17 The Evolution Of The Game Wardens43:40 Toxic Pills In High Schools 51:01 A Nationwide Problem and The Border 58:03 The Environment Problem 01:05:05 Physical Fitness 01:09:58 New Book 01:15:19 Activity on The National And State Level 01:19:55 Movie Deal01:21:35 Social Media & Closing Statements
12/23/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 53 seconds
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#76 - The 4 Hormones That Rule Your Life: Testosterone, Estrogen, Insulin & Cortisol

Today we're talking hormones! We're going to discuss the 4 most important hormones we think most people need t understand in order to live better, look better & perform better. If you're like most people and want to look better, feel better and perform better - you should check us out at rdftrainonline.comTimestamps:00:00 They Sold Him What?07:13 Testosterone26:30 Estrogen38:34 Insulin50:15 CortisolRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
12/19/20221 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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#46 After Dark - Oregon Measure 114: High-Capacity Magazine Ban & Permit To Purchase with Black Flag Armory CEO John Humpton

In this episode, I sat down with John Humpton who owns Black Flag Armory in Medford Oregon. I reached out to John to discuss measure 114 and bring insight to the 2A community and how quickly gun laws could change in your state. We discuss the impact of measure 114 and how it will affect citizens if passed. John describes the measure as “intentionally deceptive” and after listening you’ll know exactly why. Although the measure advertises “required background checks” to voters there are a few things that are included on the backend: limited magazine sizes & specialised training that is controlled by the state! This would essentially eliminate the 2nd amendment right we all have - obviously this is very problematic. Oh and by the way… the training doesn’t EXIST and there are currently no qualified instructors in the state of Oregon. Tune in for our perspective as well as insight into what John Humpton and Black Flag Armory are doing in Medford.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
12/16/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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#75 - Foods To Avoid If You Want To Live Past 70: GMOs, Inflammatory Foods & More!

Download The 6 Steps To Optimal Health: https://www.reddotfitness.net/guidesIn this episode I sit down with CeCe English & Jeff Chenault to discuss foods to avoid if you want to live past 70. I start this episode by diving into stats relevant to everyone interested in longevity and optimizing your quality of life. We talk about inflammation, food programs implemented in elementary schools, soil depletion & chemicals as well as additives.When it comes to longevity the three major dietary changes to cover are: refined grains, processed sugars & highly refined seed oils. This episode will leave you with an understanding of inflammation and how to improve your health by conscious dietary choices. Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
12/12/202255 minutes, 26 seconds
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#45 After Dark - Lucky To Be Alive: Staying Humble, Grounded & Dangerous with 9mm Musashi

In this episode, I sat down with @9mm.musashi to discuss his story and what led him into Law Enforcement. This conversation covers life as a patrol officer, his background working for LAPD, near death experiences & his opinion on controversial events involving Law Enforcement including Uvalde, George Floyd & more! We shift into management, leadership, healthy habits, optimization and the media's role in the public perception of Law Enforcement.Timestamps:00:00 Welcoming 9mm Musashi02:41 Top Shot05:14 Academics05:44 L.A.P.D.10:38 Growth Process12:17 Driven Officers15:59 Bad Situations18:22 Now vs. Then21:05 Social Media28:35 What People Think About Cops35:28 Viral Posts41:31 Critical Incidents46:55 Expectations48:28 Mass Shootings54:35 Pivotal Moments58:59 Crazy Riot Story1:05:38 Mindset1:13:41 Health1:27:50 Firearms Training1:36:47 Advice For The New Guys1:41:43 Personal Responsibility1:53:55 Agency OverviewRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comUse code STRONG20 for 20% off RDF Strong.Online membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcastFollow Joey:Instagram: @9mm.musashi & @policepoststraining
12/9/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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#74 - Eating Through The Holidays Without Gaining Fat

In this episode, we discuss eating through the holidays without gaining too much fat.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comUse code STRONG20 for 20% off RDF Strong.Online membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
12/5/202241 minutes
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#44 After Dark - American Made with Brian Littlefield Co-Founder of JOCKO Fuel

Use Code "IRONSIGHTS" For 10% off www.jockofuel.comIn this episode, I sat down with the Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of JOCKO Fuel, Brian Littlefield. This episode was recorded at JOCKO Fuel headquarters in Farmington, Maine.Prior to interviewing Brian, I spent a full day visiting the manufacturing and distribution facilities for Origin USA and JOCKO Fuel. This company prides itself on providing raw-to-ready American sourced and made jiu-jitsu gis, active/work wear, hunting apparel, along with clean and functional nutritional and performance supplements.Brian and I discuss his personal origin story including challenges, successes, failures, the occasional episodes of getting lucky, risking it all, building a best in class brand and the relentless drive to bring American products, manufacturing, and jobs back to America.My experience meeting and chatting with the people behind the scenes both intrigued and inspired me beyond my expectations. Please visit our YouTube channel to get see all the extras and bonus footage not included in the podcast interview.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comUse code STRONG20 for 20% off RDF Strong.Online membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcastBrian Littlefield:Instagram: @brian_originJOCKO Fuel Website: https://store.jockofuel.com/Origin Website: https://originmaine.com/
12/2/20222 hours, 39 minutes, 39 seconds
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#73 - What Healthy Actually Feels Like: Digestion, Brain Fog & Low Energy

In this episode we discuss what healthy actually feels like. We cover client consultations, digestive issues, health complications and next steps for anyone looking to get healthy.  The key takeaway is to start paying attention to the signals coming from your body and change your behavior so you can improve.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comUse code STRONG20 for 20% off RDF Strong.Online membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
11/28/202250 minutes, 4 seconds
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#43 After Dark - My Take On Evaluating The Best Coaches & Courses Within The Firearms Community

In this solo episode, I sit down to reflect on the past year and my experience taking over 20 courses within the firearms community. This is my take on evaluating the best coaches and courses. My goal is for instructors and students to find value in learning the best practices that I've seen demonstrated from great coaches.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comUse code STRONG20 for 20% off RDF Strong.Online membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
11/25/202242 minutes, 18 seconds
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#72 - Ten Questions To Ask Your Personal Trainer Before You Give Them Any Money

There's lots of ways to get involved in fitness programs: group classes, self-guided programs or you can hire a coach to personalize things for you. In this episode, we go through the top 10 questions every client that's looking for a coach should ask that coach before they get involved in a program with them.As a reminder, all of these episodes are brought to you by RDF training products and programs. You can find out more about those products and programs by going to rdftrainonline.comIf you're looking to gain more muscle and build more strength, you might check out RDF Strong. You can get 20% off RDF Strong by using code STRONG20  at checkout.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comUse code STRONG20 for 20% off RDF Strong.Online membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
11/21/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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#42 After Dark - CQB In Miami with Chris Kuras At Condition One Group

In this episode, I got to sit down with Chris Kuras at Condition One Group in Miami Florida. I flew out to experience Condition One's CQB training in their 9,000 sq./ft. facility and came in the day before to record a conversation with Chris Kuras to give you a look at what to expect from the course, their company as well as Chris's background in Law Enforcement and strength coaching.  We get into shit talk, training, overcoming health complications, veterans & most importantly, CQB. There's going to be a lot of content coming out from this trip so follow the pages below to stay tuned.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcastCondition One Group:Instagram - @conditiononegroupChris Kuras - @tactical_human_performanceWebsite - https://conditiononegroup.com/
11/18/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 3 seconds
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#71 - What To Do If You Have Elbow Pain

If you've been in the fitness game long enough, you're going to get some aches and pains along the way.  Today we're going to talk about medial and lateral elbow pain, specific to what's happening at and below the elbow. We will discuss workarounds: how to maintain active movement and exercise without making the injury worse. You will learn the reasons why you are having medial and/or lateral elbow pain and finally how to strength, stretch and mobilize your way out of elbow pain.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comUse code STRONG20 for 20% off RDF Strong. Online membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@ironsightspodcast
11/14/202232 minutes, 17 seconds
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#41 After Dark - Creating The Best Firearms Community Event

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! In this episode,  I sat down with Jeff Chenault, Eli Helfman & Kayla Rebozzi to recap our experience this past weekend at California Range Weekend (CRW) in Los Angeles. We've been talking about CRW on Iron Sights for quite some time so it was great to get down there and meet everyone that showed up! A big thank you to everyone listening who attended and got involved after listening to Iron Sights. This discussion highlights key takeaways from a variety of perspectives: media, sponsorship, participation & vendors. Whether you plan on attending a future event in within the industry or want to start your own, this episode will give insight into what you'll want to consider.Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/
11/11/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 5 seconds
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#70 - How To Build Muscle In 30 Minutes Per Day

If you only have 30 minutes per day is even worth working out? In this episode, I sat down with CeCe English & Jeff Chenault to discuss the benefits and application of optimizing your workouts if you only have 30 minutes per day. Are you going to win any bodybuilding competitions or become an Olympic weightlifter in 30 minutes per day - probably not - but you can gain benefit & muscle gain in 30 minutes per day.Topics Discussed:How many days should you workoutShould the frequency of workouts change?Intensity: cluster sets, supersets & tempoTimestamps:00:00 Intro01:30 Muscle Building04:57 Frequency And Organization 13:41 Workout Structure23:11 IntensityRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
11/7/202230 minutes, 26 seconds
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#40 After Dark - Firearms Instruction, Community & California Range Weekend Prep with Kyle Manzano

In this after dark episode, I got together with my buddy Kyle Manzano from Manzano Tactical. I actually met with him over at his shop and we talked a bit about what he does and what he's doing as an instructor. Kyle's an interesting guy and he's doing a lot of things in the industry - he is making a lot of waves.While we're discussing that, we're actually putting together a SBR for me. You will hear us working in Kyles garage while recording. If you hop on over to the YouTube channel, you'll get to see some of the stuff that we're working on.We go through some equipment, some of the stuff we like & why we like it all as we're building a SBR in prep for CRW. We do talk a little bit about the CRW event that we're both gonna be attending on Friday - the day this episode actually drops. Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
11/4/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 7 seconds
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#69 - Building Foundational Strength: RDF Strong Program Overview

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode, I sat down with CeCe English & Jeff Chenault to talk about RDF Strong: A foundational strength training program available at rdftrainonline.comIf you  want to follow a proven program designed by a collective group of trainers at Red Dot Fitness, RDF Strong is the best place to start: https://www.reddotfitness.net/p16297-rdf-strongFor the first 50 people USE CODE "STRONG20" FOR 20% OFF!Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsEpisode Timestamps:00:00 RDF Trainer Following RDF Strong04:02 Where Do I Start?10:38 What To Expect With The RDF Strong Program 16:48 Individuality 19:44 Specificity20:29 Overload24:16 Tempos29:05 Phases Of RDF Strong36:57 Hypertrophy41:01 Deloads49:29 What Is Next?
10/31/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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#39 After Dark - Functional Neurology To Optimize Your Performance On The Mat, Range & In Life with Tony Rhine

This episode is sponsored by BLKGUNCO: https://www.blkgunco.com/In this episode, I sat down with Neuroathletic coach, Tony Rhine. Tony helps 30-50 year old individuals get out of pain and perform at their best. He is a lifelong learner, jiu-jitsu practitioner, former boxer and soccer athlete. In this episode, Rhine shares  how training the brain and vestibular system can improve human performance specifically on the mat, range & in life.  His content on Instagram caught my eye and I invited him out from Arizona to teach a workshop at Red Dot Fitness before sitting down to record this episode. We discuss his background, relationship to L.E. & the 2A community as well as best practices that he recommends you use to improve your health. Check out the links below! Follow Tony RhineInstagram: @tony.j.rhineJoin Tony's 3 Months To Pain Free Program: https://www.tonyrhine.comRed Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
10/28/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 59 seconds
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#68 - Improve Your Pull Up Strength (Drills, Tricks & Anatomy Explained)

One of the most intimidating exercises for any new lifter is the pull up. For years, I've worked with clients and have helped them get better at pull ups. In this episode, I am joined by trainers CeCe English & Jeff Chenault who have also helped countless clients get better at doing pull ups. The three of us walk you through solutions we've found to quickly progress and improve your strength. We discuss: anatomy of the exercise, drills to do, eccentrics, grip strength & more!Get RDF Strong Now: https://www.reddotfitness.net/p16297-rdf-strongSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
10/24/202246 minutes, 32 seconds
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#38 After Dark - These Guns Laws Are Coming To Your State ft. Kyle Manzano With Manzano Tactical

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! In this episode, I sat down with Jeff Chenault and special guest Kyle Manzano with Manzano Tactical.  To open this episode, we got into Kyle's business and the origin story of the popular Manzano Tactical targets which have made their rounds around the world. Later in the episode the conversation shifts to gun laws that are coming to your state. It's been a wild couple months in California and there's some recent legislation that has passed through San Jose City Council that any firearms owner in the country should pay close attention to.  Tune in for education and entertainment on: Manzano Tactical, gun laws In California, politics, home ownership, the homeless problem in California & what to do about all the crazy!Timestamps:00:00 Intro, Manzano Tactical, Targets & Shooting Challenges13:14 2A Rights Under Fire14:45 What Just Happened In San Jose20:19 A meeting With The President22:03 The Fine System & Bogus Insurance Policies24:22 Pay To Play For CCW25:54 CCW Permits Allowed For Facebook/Meta28:31 Governmental Surveillance When You Purchase A Firearm33:23 The Paperwork of Buying A Firearm34:34 Gun Violence & Laws In San Jose35:58 Taxing Gun Owners45:17 How Strict Are The Gun Laws In California47:17 Would It Be Safer If Everyone Had A Gun?54:13 Homeless or Un-Housed?56:34 The Gun Debate57:26 Penal Codes In California1:00:47 Keeping Up with Gun Laws1:02:04 The Future of The Case1:06:20 California Spreads Cancer1:08:52 What Voting Changes1:12:23 Homelessness In San Jose1:21:57 Key Points & SummaryFollow Kyle ManzanoYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWde7yv9Ok1_hrbx4ED1VVQInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/manzano.tactical/Website: https://www.manzanotactical.com/Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/21/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 58 seconds
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#67 - Enabling vs. Overcoming Unhealthy Behaviors: Generations of Obesity, Diabetes & Metabolic Disease

This episode is about acknowledging, forming accountability and taking responsibility for the behaviors that are most detrimental to your health.  CeCe begins the episode discussing the root cause starting with the younger generation. She discusses body image issues as well as overcoming personal health issues in her own life in order to be a better mother. Arguably, there isn't a nation in the world that has more resources, research and accessibility when it comes to health than The United States.We discuss the roadblocks of getting healthy, the first steps to take & how to continue on a path of health & well-being. Being complacent is a choice. Laziness is a choice. Feeling comfortable is a choice. Limited time & finances are smokescreen excuses for a lifestyle that will lead you to your retirement going to medical bills. Physical Education is now optional, 75% of Americans are considered obese & people are still not making the choices and taking steps to overcome unhealthy behaviors. Sometimes the hard truth is what needs to be heard. You can't normalize what is UNHEALTHY and that's exactly what is happening right now.Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/17/202259 minutes, 55 seconds
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An Iron Sights Update with Scott Howell

Tune in for an update on what's been going and what to expect with Iron Sights. Listen to Scott Howell's Interview on The Path Podcast with Mike Salemi:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/readying-your-life-business-for-the-unpredictable/id1643622665?i=1000581904483Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/14/202213 minutes, 59 seconds
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#66 - Challenging The Magic of Cold Emersion Therapy

In this episode, CeCe, Jeff and I challenge the hot topic of cold exposure and/or cold therapy. Let's be honest, everyone is doing it - it's a hot topic but nobody really knows how often to do it, the exact temperature you should be implementing it with and all the other variables that go undiscussed. Filling a bathtub with ice and jumping in for a couple minutes isn't the only way cold therapy is showing up - we also discuss cryotherapy & nitrogen chambers. This conversation covers the common benefits cold therapy promises like: inflammation, recovery, fat loss, vasoconstriction,lymphatic drainage, pain receptors & more! We love cold therapy but wanted to contribute to the greater conversation on using the cold to heal and improve your life.Some of the questions we answer are:Does applying ice actually help both superficial and deep injuries?Is contrast exposure (hot & cold) better or worse than solely cold exposure?Does cold exposure reduce protein synthesis?In almost every case, after doing a strenuous workout & implementing cold exposure people feel better, report decreased soreness, sleep better and even reduced depression. CeCe breaks down the Nervous system to explain the why behind these physiological benefits. You will learn about the Vagus nerve, hormones, breathwork & all things cold therapy!Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/10/202258 minutes, 50 seconds
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#37 After Dark - EMDR Therapy For Trauma, PTSD & The Dangers of Normalizing Mental Health with Therapist Destiny Morris

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! After ten years of school, two bachelors and a masters degree Destiny Morris somehow found time to stop by and record an episode with me on all things mental health. We got connected through my good friends Greg & Jesse over at The Overwatch Collective. Destiny's private practice focuses on healing trauma within the first responder community.  Our conversation explores new forms of therapy like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDP) and transitions into discussing youth mental health as well as the pros and cons of normalizing mental health on social media.Contact Destiny:Instagram: @on_being_resilientSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/7/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 8 seconds
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#65 - The Truth About Cardio & Muscle Loss

This episode is all about cardio and muscle loss. After getting a ton of questions after posting Episode #57: Cardio Will Save Your Life,  I sat down with CeCe English & Jeff Chenault to discuss the ridiculousness of the countless claims that doing cardio results in an increase in muscle loss.  We define cardio, talk about what ACTUALLY happens when your body breaks down muscle and provide our recommendation to how to best implement cardio alongside strength training to get great results. Whether your goal is weight loss or you've been struggling to build muscle, this episode brings our opinions and combined experience to the debate of whether or not cardio is killing your gains.  Timestamps:00:00 Does Cardio Make You Lose Muscle?02:54 Endurance vs. Power Athletes04:04 The Definition of Cardio06:33 What Causes Muscle Breakdown?10:36 Heart Health & Importance of Cardio13:45 Adding Cardio Into Your Routine15:24 Common Methods People Use Cardio18:52 Cardio Before Resistance Training20:30 If Your Goal Is Weight Loss…25:33 The Benefits of Cardio After Resistance Training30:00 The Importance of Programming31:39 Factors to Consider38:32 Key TakeawaysSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
10/3/202241 minutes, 25 seconds
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#36 After Dark - The Business of Executive Protection & Life Lessons with Devon Taggart

In this episode, I sat down with Devon Taggart, he is an executive at Crisis24. Devon gives insight into the business of one of the fastest growing industries in the world, Executive Protection (EP). We trade stories of being young, creating the life you want & lessons we've learned along the way. Taggart shares insight into the journey of working your way up in the industry and challenges most people face: relationships, friendship & lack of time with family. You will learn tactics people working in EP must master to move up the ranks along with the mistakes new hires make that you can learn from in your everyday life. Stay tuned for some specific stories Devon shares that could have gone real bad. If you've ever thought about entering the EP industry or want an insight look at what the day-to-day looks like - this episode is for you!Chapters:00:00 Welcoming Devon To The Show02:00 Devon's Background & Work History05:43 Finding Work In Executive Protection06:48 Creating A Life on Your Own10:41 Life Working In Executive Protection15:21 Leadership In Executive Protection & Building Young Talent22:28 The Hard Skills Needed In The Industry29:35 Implementing Training Programs37:10 The Path To Getting Results In Business & Life44:10 Secrets That Make Great Instructors & Leaders49:08 Technology & Hacks To Get Ahead In EP56:36 Firearms Instructors & Social Media1:07:49 Private vs. Corporate Protection1:20:40 The Old Boys Club1:30:10 Stories That Could Have Gone Real Bad1:38:51 Executive Protection vs. Bodyguard1:45:40 Executive Protection Skills, Strategy & Best Practices2:02:35 Best Places To Go To Get Started In EPSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/30/20222 hours, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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#64 - Supplements To Achieve Your Goals: Vitamins, Nutraceuticals, Nutritional Deficiencies, Pre-Workout & More!

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode, I sit down with CeCe English and Jeff Chenault to discuss the supplement industry and how it can both help and hurt you depending on whether or not you are properly informed. There's a ton of info packed into this episode! Jeff makes up some new words, CeCe shares crazy stats on the predicted growth of the industry and I steer the conversation towards informing you how to navigate the world of supplements so that you can achieve your performance, physique & longevity goals. Key Topics:-Regulation of the supplement industry-Vitamins-Protein Deficiency-Nutritional Supplements-Creating Supplements-Creatine-Optimal Performance-Regulation-Nutraceuticals-Dietary Supplements-Desired Outcomes-Fish Oil-Sleep & Recovery-Herbal SupplementsTimestamps:00:00 The Supplement Conversation & Statistics04:40 Women Taking Supplements & Demographics07:40 Vitamin D & The Pandemic09:20 The Decision Process of Buying Supplements10:46 Regulation & The Categories of Supplements15:15 Functional Foods16:44 Dietary Supplements17:55 Nutraceuticals19:00 Understanding Why People Take Supplements26:35 Addressing The Basics & Prerequisites Before Taking Supplements 35:30 Diet & The Triangle of Awareness37:50 Common Things That Go Wrong with Supplements44:00 Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Protein52:15 Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Omega-357:30 Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Probiotics1:03:20 Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Vitamin D1:06:30 Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Vitamin B, 6 & 121:08:20 Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Vitamin E1:09:08 Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Calcium & Magnesium1:10:30 Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Zinc1:12:12 Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Glutathione & N-Acetyl Cysteine1:16:15 Goal Specific Performance & Creatine1:22:10 Pre-Workout & Caffeine1:29:50 Adrenal Fatigue Due To Pre-Workout Supplements1:31:30 The First Pre-Workouts That Got Taken Off The Shelves1:33:30 Nootropics For Performance1:37:30 Episode Key Points & SummarySponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/26/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 24 seconds
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#35 After Dark - Police Culture with Hostage Negotiator & K9 Handler Chris Haugh

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! This episode was a good one...I brought in Chris Haugh, hostage negotiator and active LEO to discuss police culture and his past as an officer in California. Chris describes a few stories in this episode that are worth listening to... From negotiating with criminals, to intense officer involved shooting incidents, this episode is filled with insightful information and intense situations that will keep you entertained. Let us know what you think!Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/23/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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#63 - Break A Plateau: Get Consistent Results & Better Gains When You Workout

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode, I sit down with CeCe English & Jeff Chenault to discuss goal specific gains & how to overcome plateaus in the gym. Whether you are a beginner, novice or experienced lifter - you will reach a point where it feels like your body is no longer adapting. We discuss the most commonly known ways to beat a plateau as well as what we've seen to work having coached thousands of clients. At the end of the day, understanding the basic concepts explained in this conversation will put you in a place to reach your fitness goals and get the results you want in the gym. Fine tuning diet, exercise, rest & understanding the concepts discussed in this episode will set you up for success.More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
9/19/202237 minutes, 38 seconds
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After Dark #34 - The Life of A Firefighter: Drinks & Cigars with Pranay Manghirmalani

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! I got the opportunity to sit outside over cigars with Pranay Manghirmalani. This is Pranay’s second time on the show. To listen to his full story check out Iron Sights episode #41 where we discuss his experience working with CAL FIRE, the journey of becoming a firefighter and fighting the 2020 California fires. After a trip overseas, Pranay is back to provide an update on his life serving communities here locally and abroad. This episode was recorded outside - you will hear choppers, planes & the occasional bird/animal. Tune in to hear about: The life of Pranay Manghirmalani, building personal relationships, military service, mental health, firearms & the firefighter community.Pranay shares some critical incidences and life saving stories. Additionally, he shares a story of an individual who listened to Episode #41 and reached out to share it helped him remain in this world - we heard it from Greg last week in After Dark "One More Is One Less". A recent recurring theme on the show has been voicing mental health within the first responder community. We continue to receive feedback that these conversations are helping people and that supports the mission - thank you for listening and don't hesitate to reach out.More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
9/16/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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#62 - All The Reasons Why You Have Back Pain & How To Feel Great Again

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode I sat down with CeCe Engligh and Jeff Chenault to discuss All The Reasons You Have Back Pain & How To Feel Great Again.  The chronic lower back pain market was valued at 6.3 billion in 2018 and it's projected to reach as much as 9.3 billion by the year 2026 - That market would include anything from treatments to medications. Chances are you have low back pain, experienced low back pain, or at least know somebody who has had low back pain. In this episode, we're going to talk about how back pain generally manifests and the root causes of back pain. We're also going to discuss how to  address  and reduce your back pain. We talk about acute back injuries as well as cumulative back injuries and some of the things that you can do to  have a healthier, happier back for the rest of your life. If you're suffering from back pain reach out to our team through our website at: https://www.reddotfitness.netSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/12/20221 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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#33 After Dark - Suicide Awareness: Protect & Support People Through The Darkest Time of Their Life with Greg From The Overwatch Collective

In this episode, I sat down with Greg from The Overwatch Collective (TOC) to discuss suicide. A few months back, JP and I interviewed Co-founders Greg & Jesse from TOC on their service history & mission with the non-profit. In recognition of suicide awareness month, I wanted to have a long form open-ended discussion on suicide with Greg to open dialogue on suicide within the LEO, first responder & civilian world. Greg discusses police calls, incidents of suicide & best practices for anyone dealing with suicidal thoughts or aware of a friend and/or loved one suffering from depression, in need of solutions to survive the darkest time of their life. If you need help, ask for it. If you see something - say something. Let us know what you think of this episode! To support TOC and their upcoming fundraiser take a look at the links below. Please reach out to us. We are here to help!2nd Annual T.O.C. Fundraiser:https://www.theoverwatchcollective.com/product-page/t-o-c-s-2nd-annual-fundraiserContact The Overwatch Collective:Website: https://www.theoverwatchcollective.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoverwatchcollective/Spotify Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Nt4doJEyLCZkuClCBmnKeConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/9/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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#61 - The Road To Recovery: Getting Back After Injury & How To Return Stronger Than You Were Before

If you've ever been hurt, injured, or delayed from your current workout program, sport or even activities of daily living -  you know how frustrating that can be. In this episode, I sat down with CeCe English and we're talking about returning to play from an injury. Some of the things to be aware of,  how to advocate for yourself and how to approach things differently so you can get back into action as soon as possible and come back stronger than when you left.Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
9/5/202246 minutes, 44 seconds
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#32 After Dark - Getting Shot In The Face, Death On The Job & Becoming A K9 Police Handler with Retired Cop Nicholas McCarthy

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! In this episode, I sat down with recently retired cop Nicholas McCarthy who stopped by the studio to share his story for the first time since he took medical leave back in 2021. McCarthy talks about growing up in a Law Enforcement family and befriending his uncle who spent most of his life behind bars. There were two options for Nick: Join Law Enforcement or run the other way. Nick shares that the desire to be a K9 handler motivated him to be a standout cop and after 5 years on the job he was in a position to do exactly that. Without any McCarthy family handouts, Nick put in the work and established himself patrolling the streets of the Bay Area. We've all heard it...If you're looking for trouble - chances are you're going to find it. Nick's relentlessness and passion for catching "The Bad Guy" got him in quite a few really bad situations that he talks about on this show. After leaving his agency over a year ago after an officer involved shooting, McCarthy wasn't able to openly share his career and/or side of the story until now. His retirement papers have been signed and he chose to share his side of the story with the world. Regardless of what the media and/or news has covered, Nick has been: sued, investigated & interviewed by Law Enforcement countless times and his actions and that of his fellow officers have been justified by the law. The goal of this podcast was to listen and share his story publicly for the first time - what can we as a community learn from his life and choices so that we can get better and improve as a whole?Timestamps:00:00 Welcoming Nick To The Show01:44 The Law Enforcement Family03:53 School vs.  The Work Force05:36 The Goal of Being A K9 Handler14:43 Policing Under The Shadow of Legends20:37 Dope, Guns & Working The Streets22:45 The Proactive Cop26:43 Examples of Leadership in Law Enforcement34:40 Fast Forward 5 Years36:55 Going All In On K9 Training44:26 Being A Successful K9 Handler46:37 The Full Story of Getting A K9 Dog54:04 How Tike (The K9) Got His Name57:51 Working The Streets As A K9 Handler1:08:27 Shit That Went Bad...Really Bad1:17:37 Saving A Woman's Life1:23:45 Leading Up To The Event That Changed Everything1:26:30 The Shooting That Ended Nick's Career1:56:43 The Aftermath of Being Shot & Being Involved2:05:31 The Media Went Crazy2:10:50 Being Put On Administrative Leave2:21:37 The Investigation That Follows2:30:21 Battling Retirement & CA Workers Comp2:45:14 Surviving Depression & Darkness2:49:50 What's Next For NickSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
9/2/20223 hours, 10 seconds
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#60 - Our Top 3 Overrated Gym Exercises For Your Legs, Glutes & Core!

We're back with our top 3 overrated gym exercises for your legs, glutes & core. Cece, Jeff and I each came to the table with one exercise that we deem overrated - not because they are bad but due to the fact that they are commonly overused or used in ways that are impractical or not optimal for an individuals desired outcome. Our picks might surprise you but are backed by decades of experience, client application and results driven programming that you can check out at rdftrainonline.com if you'd like to learn more.Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/29/202235 minutes, 15 seconds
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#31 After Dark - SWAT Tac Medic Pro Tips That Save Lives & Officer Involved Shootings with Full Time Patrol Officer Greg Simpson

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! In this episode, I sat down with Greg Simpson. After serving in the US Army reserve for over 8 years, Simpson's experience as a Combat Medic with EMT credentials helped him stand out during his transition into Law Enforcement. Greg has served as a full-time patrol officer since 2015 and is also a California P.O.S.T. Certified First Aid/CPR/AED instructor. As a SWAT team member, Greg serves as both a tactical medic and operator. After sharing wild stories of experiencing and taking part in officer involved shootings, I had Greg check out my medic kits and "critique them". Simpsons love for constant improvement, the 2nd amendment community and his passion for protecting citizens of this country are a few of the many reasons I respect and appreciate the work he does. Greg discusses the benefits of serving in Law Enforcement as a trained Tac Medic and the importance of seeking help mentally to make sure LEO and first responder's can better serve both themselves and their community. Check out the full YouTube video to see the medic kits described in this episode - we will be back Monday to discuss some of the most overrated exercises we see being done in the gym!Sponsors:Red Dot Fitness (RDF) Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comJocko Fuel: https://originmaine.com/nutrition/jocko-fuel/energy-x-focus/energy-drinks/ RDF Online membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipRDF Virtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingRDF Self-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsConnect With Greg Simpson:Instagram: @tacmedsimps & @gcs_training_groupWebsite: gcstraininggroup.comMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/26/20222 hours, 14 minutes, 15 seconds
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#59 - Taking Care of Your Feet: Anatomy, Footwear, Performance, Pain & More!

In this episode we're talking all about feet! Feet are gross but when it comes to performance & pain,  selecting footwear and understanding how critical  your feet are is crucial. The big question to ask is - what can you do to improve how you take care of your feet? Each foot is made up of 26 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility. This episode dives deep on previous injuries we've had as well as how we help clients assess and strengthen their feet.Topics:Foot AnatomyShin Splints/PainFootwearWorking OutRunning vs. HikingJoints In The Ankle/FootSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/22/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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#30 After Dark - Executive Protection: How To Protect, Prevent Threats & Respond To Crisis with Blake Crider

In this episode, I interviewed Blake Crider, to discuss his experience working for the past decade in Executive Protection (EP). Crider graduated from Northern Michigan University in Criminal Justice  before moving his family to California after a celebrity assignment in EP. I was impressed with Blake's story and experience - he shares a good amount of stories from his EP years with: paparazzi, celebrity clients, traveling & more! Blake is a leader at the executive level with Crisis24. The focus of this conversation was to discuss the world of EP as well as  practical application that civilians can implement to protect themselves and their family. Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/19/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 53 seconds
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#58 - Gym Equipment: 9 Tools To Master For Effective Workouts

In this Iron Sights episode, I brought back CeCe English & Jeff Chenault to discuss pros & cons 9 pieces of gym equipment that you will see in almost every gym. If you've every had questions regarding variations of gym equipment or which equipment you should or should not be using for effective workouts you should tune in to this episode. This episode will also provide you easy ways to explain the benefits of different equipment to friends or family. We breakdown both conventional and nonconventional fitness equipment so that you can walk in to your local gym feeling confident and in control of your workout.Equipment discussed:-Stationary Machines-Dumbbells-Barbells-Bulgarian Bag-Physio & Bosu Balls-Jump Rope-Exercise Bands-Kettlebells-Cable MachinesSponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/15/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 7 seconds
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#29 After Dark - Reaching The Masses with Social Media: Growing The Brand with YouTube, TikTok & IG

This episode took a turn due to a last minute guest cancellation. I sat down with Eli Helfman who was already set-up to discuss some of the wins, losses and lessons when it comes to creating content across iTunes, TikTok, YouTube & IG.  If you're interested in a behind the scenes look at how the After Dark series was created, the thought process behind it or how to start a similar project for yourself - tune in for the strategy and lessons we've learned along the way. We will be back Monday to discuss 10 gym tools that will help and/or hurt your gains.Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/12/202241 minutes, 41 seconds
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#57 - Cardio Will Save Your Life: The Secret To Longevity and Ultimate Fitness

Cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes and heart attacks remain the leading causes of death in the western world. Chances are you know someone who has been negatively affected by the health challenges that occur from poor cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular fitness is imperative for both longevity and overall health and wellness but it can also drastically improve both performance and aesthetics. In this episode, I brought in CeCe English and Jeff Chenault to break down cardio at a high level - also at a deep level. There's been a lot attention given to the idea that cardiovascular conditioning is non-essential specifically when it relates to physique training and looking your best. This needs to be discussed and you need to understand the bigger picture and how cardio training should fit in to your program for the rest of your life. You'll learn about your heart, stroke volume, types of cardio training, the pros & cons of cardio training as well as ways to implement it into your weekly routine. Our hope is that you leave with a deeper level of understanding and share this episode with anyone who you think could benefit from this information.Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
8/8/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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#28 After Dark - Starting Black Guns Matter In Philly: A Conversation of Truth, Racism, Government, Politics, Censorship & Constitutional Rights with Maj Toure

In this episode, I interviewed Maj Toure: a political activist, rapper and community leader. Toure is an outspoken Libertarian who ran for city council in 2019 and has traveled the country visiting inner cities advocating for citizens 2nd amendment rights and education for underprivileged communities. I found Toure through social media and got connected with him through a mutual belief: the truth matters. Maj has been featured on countless talk shows and televised news networks primarily for speaking out against the Black Lives Matter campaign - agreeing that Black Lives of course matter but grilling the organization and fundraising for their lack of resource allocation for the community they claim to serve. Through community donation and relentless outreach, Toure has fundraised over 6-figures to secure ownership over a physical location in Philadelphia where he hosts free classes for the community on firearms instruction, finance, homeschooling, self-defense & essential skills that help people in his immediate community. Although our backgrounds and opinions on specific matters might be different, this episode was primarily focused on facts rather than heated opinions, allowing for a long form look into how Toure sees the world and what his focus is for the future. I'm not going to lie - the man is a force and I'm excited to see the buttons he continues to push in public eye. What I appreciate most about Toure is his ability to remain open-minded and focus on the facts. We discuss: racism, police brutality, firearms, government, the founding fathers, the constitution, his political future and much more in this episode! I might just have to go check out his spot in Philly and show my support to the growing community he is a part of in Pennsylvania. Hope you enjoy this episode! We'll be back on Monday with CeCe & Jeff.This episode is sponsored by Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsContact Spectrum Canine:Website: https://solutionarylifestyle.orgInstagram: @bigdaddytoureDonate: https://solutionarylifestyle.org
8/5/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 36 seconds
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#56 - Ending The Debate On Foam Rolling: Myths, Dangers, Anatomy, Pros & Cons

In this episode of Iron Sights, I sat down again with Jeff and CeCe to put the foam rolling debate to bed once and for all. There's been a lot discussion surrounding foam rolling throughout the years (some of which I was highly bought into) and we talk about our personal and client experiences on this show. This episode covers: myths, claims, dangers, anatomy and the pros and cons of foam rolling.Sponsors by Red Dot Fitness Online Training Programs:Red Dot Fitness Training Programs: https://www.rdftrainonline.comOnline membership (Full Access To All Programs & Virtual Coaching):https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-membershipVirtual Coaching:https://www.reddotfitness.net/virtual-coachingSelf-Guided Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/Self-Guided-Programs1 Connect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
8/1/202230 minutes, 54 seconds
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#27 After Dark - Police K9 Dog Training with Handler & Expert Dog Trainer Ricky Rivera

In this episode, I sat down with Ricky Rivera of Spectrum Canine and his dog Icon. Head over to the Iron Sights YouTube Channel and make sure you're subscribed to be able to watch Icon in action as well as view some behind the scenes content from this episode - that will drop early next week. I personally hired Ricky and it was the best damn money I've ever spent. Great coaches recognize good coaching and I knew right away that Rivera is on an entire different level. We discuss how he got started at a VERY young age working with animals and how that grew into what he does now - training K9 Police Dogs throughout the greater Bay Area. Tune in to learn effective ways to train your own dog and hear some wild stories from Ricky Rivera.This episode is sponsored by Red Dot Fitness Training Programs:https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsContact Spectrum Canine:Website: https://spectrum-canine.com/Instagram: @spectrumk9
7/29/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 34 seconds
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#55 - Optimal Mobility and Flexibility: How To Get Better At Both and Eliminate Pain

In this episode, I sat down with CeCe English and Jeff Chenault. We discuss: mobility training, the importance of mobility, the difference between mobility and flexibility, how to get better at both and some of our personal experiences first getting into mobility and flexibility training. The three of us cover both pros and cons that we've run into along the way, and how to learn from our experiences to amplify your own training. I want you to get great results following your current program and mobility training is a key piece that we have yet to cover in depth on Iron Sights. You will learn the difference and be able to explain both flexibility and mobility training and leave with an understanding of how to increase mobility within your own body through specific training modalities.Watch Jeff's Mobility Videos on The RDF YouTube Channel!These episodes are sponsored by Red Dot Fitness Training Programs.RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsTimestamps:00:00 Iron Sights Intro00:31 Episode Overview01:13 The First Way To Structure Your Upper Body Workout05:26 Upper Body Accessory Movements08:05 Structuring Upper Body Workouts with Shoulder Problems10:05 The Second Way To Structure Your Upper Body Workout12:24 The Upper Body Shoulder Warm-Up13:16 The Third Way To Approach Your Upper Body Workout17:49 Application of These Three Structured Approaches19:20 Key TakeawaysMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
7/25/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 41 seconds
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#26 After Dark - Foundational Performance Training For The Tactical Athlete with Jeff Chenault

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark. We’ve heard from performance coach & trainer Jeff Chenault before but in this episode, I brought him in for his first After Dark appearance to discuss performance training for the tactical athlete. Chenault discusses his background and how his search to alleviate pain sent him on a path to study the human body, root causes of pain & a deep understanding on how the body works. Jeff discussed fascia, holistic systems of the body & relates his knowledge to performance training for the functional tactical athlete who wants to achieve maximal performance. For a long time pushing the limits was the primary training strategy for active service members - research & performance training is creating a different breed of tactical athletes. Over the years, I’ve helped countless first responders increase their performance on the job. In this episode, both Jeff and I combine our experience as experts in human performance to share our best theories for how the tactical athlete can use proven concepts in the field of health & performance to increase their athletic performance and longevity both on and off the job.Watch Jeff's Videos on The RDF YouTube ChannelTopics Discussed:Jeff’s BackgroundPain & AddictionELDOA & Tissue QualityFascia & TendonsEquipment & ResourcesJoint Stability & The PelvisEgo & LiftingPassive vs. Active Range of MotionShooting ImplementationMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
7/22/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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#54 - The Best 3 Ways To Structure Your Upper Body Workouts with CeCe English & Jeff Chenault

Welcome back to Iron Sights. In this episode, I sat down with Red Dot Fitness President, CeCe English & Trainer Jeff Chenault to discuss 3 different ways to structure your upper body workout for maximal results. In previous episodes we talked about how to structure you workout program to see more gains. In this particular episode, we're focusing on the upper body and highlighting three different approaches you might want to consider depending on your goal, capacity & exercise history. Myself, CeCe & Jeff share our personal approaches to exercising the upper body. Topics include:-Warming Up-Shoulder Pain-AC Joint Pain-Exercise Selection-Pushing/Pulling Exercises-The Bench Press-Weekly Programming-Integrated MovementRDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsTimestamps:00:00 Iron Sights Intro00:31 Episode Overview01:13 The First Way To Structure Your Upper Body Workout05:26 Upper Body Accessory Movements08:05 Structuring Upper Body Workouts with Shoulder Problems10:05 The Second Way To Structure Your Upper Body Workout12:24 The Upper Body Shoulder Warm-Up13:16 The Third Way To Approach Your Upper Body Workout17:49 Application of These Three Structured Approaches19:20 Key TakeawaysMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394s
7/18/202220 minutes, 20 seconds
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#25 After Dark - The Best of Iron Sights After Dark: Kayley Gunner, CRW, Byron Rodgers, Triple Feed & More!

For the 25th episode of Iron Sights After Dark we're running it back to some of our favorite moments of the show so far. I've had the chance to interview some incredible guests and travel the country to bring you some fun dialogue with my favorite people! In case you missed any After Dark episodes today we're dropping something special - A highlight of some of the memorable moments, most viewed clips & best stories from Iron Sights After Dark.Episodes Mentioned:#1 - The Cook Bros#5 - Kayley Gunner#11 - Triple Feed: Part 1#22 - California Range Weekend#20 - Night Vision with Bryant Pham#3 - Byron Rodgers#10 - Frank Visco#14 - Jake "The Hunter"#17 - Rogue Methods Review#24 - Rick FieldTrain With Us::RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingConnect With Us:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
7/15/202255 minutes, 44 seconds
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#53 - How To Structure Your Workout Program For Maximal Results: Frequency, Exercises, Expectations & More!

This episode is sponsored by Red Dot Fitness.In this episode, I sat down with CeCe English & Jeff Chenault to discuss How To Structure Your Workout Program For Maximal Results. CeCe is the President at Red Dot Fitness and has a PhD in Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Education. Jeff is an experienced trainer and one of our go to fitness coaches for results based programming through Red Dot Fitness. We began this episode by sharing our personal experience with first starting a consistent strength training program. Jeff discussed his introduction into bodybuilding, CeCe shares how she implemented programmed workouts into competing in marathons and I break down when strength training first started for me at the early age of 12 years old.In this episode we discuss: frequency, exercise selection, movement patterns & effective strategies for getting the most "gains" possible when starting a workout program. You will learn the best strategies our trainers implement for clients training anywhere from 1-7 days per week. Additionally we break down examples of how we program workouts throughout the week and effective mobility and accessory ideas for you to implement on your off-days. To learn more about our Programs & Coaching visit RDFtrainonline.comMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
7/11/202235 minutes, 22 seconds
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#24 After Dark - Rick Field: Working 27 Years In California's Most Dangerous Prisons

In this After Dark episode I sat down with Rick Field - a retired California Corrections Officer who served over 25 years at the highest security prisons in California including Corcoran State Prison, famously housing notorious criminals such as: Charles Manson, Joseph DeAngelo, Sirhan Sirhan & Jaime Osuna. Rick shares how his high stress life resulted in a having a stroke and being diagnosed with kidney failure all before the age of 60. After serving the state of California for decades, Field has shifted his efforts to helping his "Brothers & Sisters" through co-founding the Guardian Program which focuses on supporting employee wellness for Corrections Officers through HeartMath backed research.Rick shares graphic stories of inmates, block searches & the mental fortitude required to show up to jail everyday alongside some the most crazed killers of all time. This episode depicts real life events that may be disturbing for some listeners but the reason for it is invaluable: To bring awareness to the importance of mental health, stress management and life saving approaches for a population of 30,000 Corrections Officers in California who have an estimated life expectancy of only 60 years old. To find out more about helping or contributing to Rick's mission, please visit the following:https://www.ccsfnet.org & http://ccpoabtf.orgThis episode is sponsored by Red Dot Fitness Training Programs.Timestamps:00:00 Iron Sights Intro00:34 Introducing Rick Field01:55 Welcoming Rick To The Show02:24 Rick’s Background03:38 Working with Dr. Robert Floyd05:22 Leaky Gut Solutions07:13 Rick on His Background10:22 Rick’s Kidney Failure Diagnosis12:19 Law Enforcement & Alcohol Abuse14:24 Lifespan For Corrections Officers15:09 Working In High Security Prisons17:45 Why People Want To Work In Prisons19:39 The Attica Prison Riot23:43 What Goes On Inside A Prison27:21 Gang Affiliation & Weapons29:44 Getting Stabbed As A Breach Officer34:58 Physical Preparedness36:28 The Daily Stress As A Prison CO45:47 The High Risk Adrenaline Filled Lifestyle49:30 Being Reassigned To Another Prison52:15 Discussing Officer Suicide54:47 Why People Hate Corrections Officers55:55 The Guardian Program1:01:14 Finding HeartMath Research1:06:38 Officer Incidents, Stress & Effective Training1:14:27 Mentorship with The Guardian Program1:18:26 The Identity of Being A Cop1:28:25 Why Cops Are Quitting & What To Do1:32:26 The New Retirement Deal1:35:13 What Civilians Do To Contribute1:40:32 Firearms Training & Active Shooters1:42:00 How To Learn More About The Guardians ProgramMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irons
7/8/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 58 seconds
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#52 - Explosive Power Training Done Right: Prevent Your Body From Getting F****ed Up!

In this episode, we're talking about power training:1. How To Be Explosive 2. Why Power Training Is Important 3. When You Should Power Train 4. When You Shouldn't Power Train 5. Who Power Training Is Appropriate For 6. How To Structure Your Program This episode will help you get the most out of your power training. I brought in two of my favorite people: My life and business partner CeCe English and Trainer Jeff Chenault.You can find out more about Red Dot Fitness and what we do here in our different programs. by going to rdftrainonline.comTimestamps:00:00 Intro00:33 Episode Summary01:55 Defining Power Training03:22 Examples of Power Training06:10 Who is Power Training For?08:47 Aesthetics, Performance & Longevity11:30 Prerequisites  For Power Training14:50 The Fundamentals17:05 How Long Does It Take To Start Power Training?20:53 The Best Exercises To Start With24:48 Novice Vs. Advanced26:24 Youth Power Training29:54 Other Factors To Consider Including Periodization31:00 Your Annual Power Training Program Ladder
7/4/202235 minutes, 4 seconds
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#23 After Dark - Who's Really Responsible For Law Enforcement Officer Accountability?

In the wake of recent tragic events across the country, violence in schools, shopping malls and public places, I wanted to come to the table with JP and discuss a few things that have really caused and created some frustration both in our community and outside our community.  JP and I have close relationships with members of law enforcement as well as distressed civilians.  Some of the topics discussed in this After Dark episode will be controversial. This stuff may touch a nerve for  both civilians & law enforcement. I would love to hear your feedback after listening to this episode.Drop a comment on YouTube and reach out on Instagram! Timestamps:00:00 After Dark Intro00:43 Overview of The Show01:42 Bringing In JP04:37 The Landscape of First Responders07:15 The Negative Press10:46 Showing Up Regardless15:55 The Excuses17:33 The Lifestyle of a Cop22:12 Fitness & Law Enforcement28:15 Funding Departments33:00 School Shootings40:51 Homelessness & Crime In Downtown San Jose45:00 Extreme Ownership54:03 Balance or Obsession?57:30 What Civilians Look For In A Good Cop1:02:29 Taking AccountabilityMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
7/1/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 51 seconds
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#51 - Nutrition & Dietary Success: Conquer The First 30 Days of Your Diet and/or Nutrition Program with Fuel University

We're gonna start this episode by asking you to take a look back in time, back to a time where you attempted to diet or got involved in some type of nutrition plan or program for the very first time. Maybe it was a challenge, maybe it was a bet or competition. It's possible you've never done any of those things before but you know somebody that has.I find it wild how much people are willing to suffer in order to achieve some type of dietary success, which is often in an attempt to find some type of a physical result. I brought in Taylor Noriega and Jeff Chenault today and we're gonna talk about some of those things, but more specifically, we're gonna be talking about how to conquer the first 30 days of any nutrition program.You're going to hear us refer to our Fuel University Program and discuss some of the material that we've pulled out of that program to share with you on the podcast today. Fuel U is a program that we put together for people that maybe want a self-guided approach to finding their own formula for nutritional & dietary success.To learn more about  Fuel U go to rdffuelu.com and you can get 20% off that program by entering the code "FUELU20" at checkout.More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
6/27/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 11 seconds
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#22 After Dark - The Community Behind California Range Weekend

Follow California Range WeekendInstagram: @california_range_weekendWebsite: carangeweekend.com Timestamps:00:00 Intro04:06 Welcoming Jesse & Tony From California Range Weekend (CRW)06:40 How We Got Connected07:30 Tony Molina's Background11:00 Life At Burro Canyon15:05 The Origin of CRW17:29 A Preview of The Instructors That Will Be Teaching At CRW21:15 The Bad Press In California23:02 Jesse on The 2A Community27:10 The Experience of First Showing Up At The Range30:44 Examples of How The Instructors Go Above & Beyond34:35 How Jesse & Tony Got Connected41:43 Giving & Receiving In Your Community45:00 Finding Your Baseline For Training30:05 California Range Weekend 202254:13 How To Go To  CRW58:25 Capturing Content At CRW1:00:02 The Future of CRW & The This Year's Instructors1:06:05 Triple Feed's Course & Others1:10:28 Handgun Defensive Course1:20:38 How To Get Your Questions Answered & Contact CRWThis episode is one of my favorite ISP episodes to date. I got the distinct opportunity to hang out with two super cool dudes, Tony Molina of Axiom Training and Jesse AKA Figment Shoots. These guys are two of the masterminds behind California Range Weekend. We connected up at Burro Canyon shooting park, which is located in the San Gabriel mountains.We spent the day with a whole cast of interesting characters, responsible for bringing the biggest west coast firearms training weekend to life. In this episode, we're gonna discuss California gun culture, the unique qualities and the positive community that it represents.We're also gonna talk about how relationships and a passion for providing value have strengthened the common threads and the fabric of California firearms culture. We're also gonna talk about why California range weekend will soon be the biggest event like this in the country, how it's gonna happen and why it's gonna happen.You're also gonna get all the details on who's going to be at this year's California Range Weekend and what to expect, including all the instructors and the curriculum lineup, which by the way, is expansive and impressive. We're gonna talk about the vendors and their contributions to this event. You're also going to find out how both participants and spectators alike cannot just participate, but also contribute to this one of a kind event. There are a few exclusives here, that are first being released here on the Iron Sights Podcast.You're gonna find out when you can officially sign up for only one of 90 participant slots - these slots are gonna go fast this year! We're gonna give you the dates on when to expect you can enroll and how to get access to the event.This episode is also being released on YouTube and that version is a bit different. You are gonna get a taste of what the instructors are gonna be offering.As always, these episodes are sponsored by Red Dot Fitness training products. If you want to find out more about Red Dot Fitness and what we have to offer, you can go to rdftrainonline.comLook out for California Range Weekend! The event is taking place November 5th & 6th at Burro Canyon. Get your tickets while they last!More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2s
6/24/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 46 seconds
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#50 - Healing Your Body After Birth: Weight Loss, Nutrition, Exercise & More!

Download The Free Guide: Journey To Weight Loss After PregnancyIn this episode, we are changing things up a little bit...We're going to be talking about losing weight after pregnancy. While this might be focused more towards the ladies - fellas' hang in there with me! After 25 years of coaching, I can tell you that regardless of whether you are planning to give birth or plan to support a partner through the process this episode will be valuable for you. Taylor Noriega is our lead nutrition coach at Red Dot Fitness and recently gave birth to her second child. In this episode, she shares her key takeaways in regards to losing weight after pregnancy.We cover: general health status, mindset, emotional state, hormonal balance, the importance of sleep rest & recovery, breastfeeding, supplementation, post-natal depletion, nutrient needs and how to exercise effectively after giving birth.If you would like download our FREE Guide: Journey To Weight Loss After PregnancyTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
6/20/202238 minutes, 53 seconds
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#49 - Dr. Robert Floyd: Integrative Medicine, Leaky Gut & The Root Cause Of The Health Pandemic

In this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, I sat down with Dr. Board Certified Physician Dr. Robert FloydIn this episode of the Iron Sights podcast, I sat down with Dr. Robert Floyd. He's a board certified physician who got tired of being on the wrong end of his patient's healthcare. I wanted to chat with Dr. Floyd because of his passion for educating people on living a healthier, happier, and more vibrant life through root cause medicine and lifestyle and behavior modifications.In his own words, he's frustrated and tired of westernized medicine's approach to putting “Band-Aids” on what he says are “Severed-Limbs''. He's taken an atypical path to finally arriving in his current practice - after talking through that journey for a few minutes, we cut into some key principles to taking personal responsibility for obtaining and maintaining optimal health.We cover key topics: statistics, realities, and the solutions to what could be the biggest enemy to society and our health. You'll hear Dr. Floyd and I talk about what I believe are the six key steps to optimal health. Read more about the 6 Key Steps To Optimal HealthThe guide walks you through what it actually takes to get and stay healthy.  Go to RDF guides.com and download six steps to optimal health for free. Timestamps:00:00 Welcoming Dr. 00:47 How We Got Connected04:02 Becoming A Functional Medicine Dr.12:39 Landing A Job After Medical School20:49 Functional Medicine Protocols27:13 The American Diet40:35 Heal Leaky Gut44:00 Mental Health & Disability48:50 The Premise of Leaky Gut54:44 The Immune Response To Leaky Gut58:24 How To Heal Leaky Gut1:04:20 Is Dairy Bad For You?1:09:39 Identifying The Root Cause1:11:43 Monsanto & Crop Cycles1:13:53 Regenerative Agriculture1:17:53 School Lunches & Nutrition1:20:25 Creating Lasting Change1:27:23 Benefits of Vegetable Juice1:30:51 How To FindMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
6/17/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 58 seconds
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#48 - The Power of Intensity: Why Using RPE & RIR Scales Are Horrible For Most People

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode, I brought Caleb Disney and Jeff Chenault back into the studio to discuss perceived exertion and the RPE & RIR scales. We begin the episode by talking about the benefits of how using these scales during exercise can be a great way to gauge how hard you should be pushing yourself in the gym. Here's the problem: for novice and intermediate lifters there are OTHER things to focus on with regards to your training that are far more important than fine-tuning intensity. Using RIR & RPE in your programming could be a poor way to leverage intensity for muscle growth and adaptation. After listening to this episode you will understand the why behind RPE & RIR as well as be able to implement intensity the right way through following a strategic program designed for maximal RESULTS specific to your goals.More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
6/13/202226 minutes, 5 seconds
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#47 - Eccentric Training For Building A Bigger Stronger & More Aesthetic Body

In this episode, I sat down with Caleb Disney and Jeff Chenault to discuss eccentric training & whether or not it ALWAYS causes the most amount of muscle damage. If you're goal is building more muscle - eccentric training is a well studied strength & conditioning strategy that will be very valuable for you to understand. Focusing on eccentrics through periods of training has been proven build more muscle BUT...eccentric training is often misunderstood, so we wanted to breakdown this buzzword for anyone curious with respect to using eccentrics for muscle growth. Jeff, Caleb and I sat down to explain eccentrics, proper application, progressive overload,  muscle breakdown and recovery. Tune in to learn why you should stop thinking about isolating your muscles if you want to learn how to build a bigger, stronger & more aesthetic body. Head over to the Iron Sights YouTube channel to learn more about eccentrics & make sure to watch the videos below:1. What Is Accentuated Eccentric Training?2. The Science of Eccentric Training3. Sal Di Stefano: The Resistance Training RevolutionMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
6/6/202223 minutes, 2 seconds
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#21 After Dark - How To Prepare For The Unknown: Vehicles, Firearms, Food, Equipment, Apparel, Survival & BONUS Considerations For Living Off The Grid

In this After Dark episode, we’re sticking to the tried and true theme of preparedness and handling whatever unknown obstacles life throws your way. This episode goes beyond the physical elements of getting in shape and getting strong. We discuss mental health, community, skill sets and survival - when putting preparation to the test. JP recently returned from a three-day trip into the wilderness with key training partners within the network. He discusses the lessons and takeaways learned from preparing for the unknown when it comes to: vehicles, firearms, food, equipment, apparel & more! This dialogue comes at a time where now more than ever, unknown natural disasters are affecting people we know and love. Texas froze over in 2021, a snow storm in Virginia left people stranded in their vehicles & wildfires burn through the West Coast as we speak. This show will leave you with some new considerations to think about - we hope you take action!Timestamps:00:00 After Dark Intro00:43 Episode Overview04:03 Welcoming JP06:42 JP’s Three Day Training Trip14:05 Considerations For The Unknown21:02 Scott’s Close Encounter23:11 Mindset Living Off The Grid37:34 Setting Up Camp44:00 Impact of Physical & Mental Fitness46:44 The Nutrition Facts58:31 Survival Mindset1:02:39 The Descent1:06:06 Key Takeaways From JP’s Trip1:14:23 Being In NatureTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
6/3/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 5 seconds
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#46 - Eating For Fat Loss: Reverse Dieting, Metabolic Adaptation, Caloric Intake & More!

In this episode I sit down with Taylor Noriega & Jeff Chenault to discuss our 3 basic rules for effectively eating for fat loss. We take time to dive into the nuance within those rules & detail out some concepts like metabolic adaptation, reverse dieting, protein considerations, & proper caloric intake. Additionally we discuss the realities of embracing the process of losing body fat and how to enjoy the journey while maintaining both your health & performance.TRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
5/30/202230 minutes, 46 seconds
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#44 - How To Grow Bigger Shoulders: The Front, Middle & Rear Deltoid

In this episode, I brought back Caleb Disney & Jeff Chenault to talk everything shoulders: the front, middle & rear deltoid. We discuss bodybuilding, shoulder development, exercise selection - the good & the bad - along with the exercises we hate that you should never do. There are a variety of key mistakes people make when training shoulders that we cover within this episode. Caleb describes a few specific exercises for the shoulders that might be challenging to visualize when listening to this show... For that reason, we've filmed separate tutorials on the Iron Sights & Red Dot Fitness YouTube channel with Caleb that cover the specific movements mentioned so make sure to check those out! More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
5/23/202229 minutes, 57 seconds
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#20 After Dark - Everything Night Vision: NODs, Lasers, Accessories, Illuminators, Brands, Prices & More!

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! In this episode, I sat down with JP and Bryant Pham to discuss night vision and practical application for the civilian. Bryant is my go-to resource for any questions I have when it comes to selecting the right equipment and he did a great job in this show of breaking down the different options when it comes down to: -Single vs. Dual Tubes-Helmets-Accessories-Firearms-Green vs. White Phosphor-Infrared Lights-Lasers & More!This episode will walk you through the equipment, mistakes we’ve made and different products we’ve tried along the way. If you’re new to this game there’s a lot to learn before dropping thousands of dollars on gear. We’re just three civilians who wanted to share our experience for everyone else who seems overwhelmed and wants an introduction on how to get started with night vision. This free resource should answer your questions and as always - reach out to any of us on Instagram or YouTube for specific questions you need answered. We are here to help.Timestamps:00:00 Intro01:17 Application of Night Vision11:04 The Cost of Night Vision19:07 Articulating Dual-Tube Night Vision23:12 White Phosphor vs. Green Phosphor Tubes34:32 First Timer Night Vision Set-Up39:13 Mounting Your Dual-Tube Night Vision48:27 Night Vision Helmets & Accessories1:04:42 Infrared Light & Laser Systems1:24:33 Equipment Left Behind In Afghanistan1:27:28 Innovation In Night Vision & The Future1:31:20 Integrating Night Vision with Firearms1:39:06 Option A, B or C For Night Vision1:50:59 How To Train & Learn with UsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
5/20/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 27 seconds
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#43 - Eating For Muscle Mass & Size, Calorie Intake, Meals & Dieting For Weight Gain

In this episode, I sat down with Taylor Noriega and Jeff Chenault to discuss how much you need to eat to gain muscle. Now this is a pretty common question, but I think there is a lot of confusion around it so we wanted to dig into it for you. We're going to cover the basics of eating for muscle mass and size along with the reality of what it takes in order to put on muscle and have success from a dietary perspective.More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
5/16/202226 minutes, 54 seconds
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#19 After Dark - JP: The Practical Application of Airsoft, Survival vs. Play, USPSA & How Fitness Changes Your Firearms Training

It’s great to be back on here for another After Dark Episode with JP! We’ve both had a lot going on in the past weeks with product development, program launches and a whole lot of training. In light of being busy with a full plate, I was curious to know if JP had any new updates for us on Airsoft versus USPSA as they relate to civilian training, practical applications and bang for your buck. Is airsoft comparable to paintball or are there real benefits to entering the free-for-all range and interacting with the variety of characters commonly found there? JP shares his insights on what to expect at the Airsoft range, who you’ll most likely encounter and the gear he recommends for succeeding there. Timestamps:00:00 Intro01:24 JP’s take on Airsoft training04:37 What to expect at an airsoft range08:09 Training with physical consequences12:25 Practical applications of airsoft training19:50 Thoughts on Airsoft gear29:23 Where does fitness fit in?36:26 Training USPSA for real-life preparation 46:20 USPSA benefits: Speed, target acquisition and trigger time52:24 The bang for your buck: USPSA vs Airsoft56:17 How much should I train with Airsoft and USPSA?1:10:57 Final thoughts on USPSA and AirsoftMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
5/13/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 26 seconds
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#42 - The Best Meal To Eat After Your Workout

In this episode I sat down with Jeff Chenault & Caleb Disney to discuss post workout recovery, specifically what's the best meal to have after your workout? With over 50 years of experience in the industry & having coached thousands of client through various physique transformations we combined forces to breakdown the role of fats, protein & carbohydrates in resorting muscle tissue and aiding recovery. You will learn about the insulin cortisol response and the role of cortisol and insulin during and after your workouts. Protein shakes and post workout protein bars have become the quick fix answer but if you've fallen for that in the past you might want to tune in until the end of the episode...More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
5/9/202221 minutes, 35 seconds
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#41 - Pranay Manghirmalani: Battling California’s Fires & Witnessing Tragedy (International Firefighters' Day)

In this episode, I sat down with Pranay Manghirmalani to discuss his experience working with CAL FIRE, the journey of becoming a firefighter and fighting the 2020 California fires. This episode dropped on May 6th but Pranay drove down from Oregon to spend the day with me on the 4th: International Firefighters' Day. We dive into joining the Police Academy & Air Force before returning to CAL FIRE to make a difference on the front lines at the height of California’s flames. Don’t fall off, in the second half of this episode Manghirmalani opens up about a few specific dispatch calls that spiraled into a breakup, putting Pranay at a low point he almost didn’t make it out of. With resilience, a passion for saving lives & the help of CAL FIRE Pranay is alive and has taken a leadership role in multiple organizations that continue serving key roles in our Bay Area community. I’m excited to share with you the story of my good friend, Pranay Manghirmalani.Timestamps:00:00 Welcoming 01:54 Background05:57 Going Down The Wrong Path07:59 Becoming A Firefighter17:23 Firefighter Agencies20:54 Joining The Academy22:51 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection31:02 The Water Rescue Call33:01 Enlisting In The Military37:49 Moving To Oregon41:18 The Benefits of Red Dots43:23 What It’s Like Working For Cal Fire57:25 The Heat of The 2020 Fire Season1:01:08 The Dispatch Calls That Changed My Life1:25:45 Getting Help From Cal Fire1:28:51 Key Takeaways For Physical & Mental Health1:37:20 Advice To Firefighters Who Need HelpMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
5/6/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 24 seconds
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#40 - What Deloads Are & How To Know When To Use Them In Your Training Program

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode, we're going to be talking about Deloading. If you've been following a resistance training program for a long time, Deloads are an important concept to understand. If you don't know what Deloading is then this episode will give you insight into concepts, theories and practical application of how you can implement Deloads into your training cycle. We will cover: what Deloads are, why you should or shouldn't do them, fatigue management, recovery & overtraining. After listening to this you will know when and how to Deload in your program.More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
5/2/202217 minutes, 28 seconds
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#18 After Dark - Bryant Pham & JP: How Airsoft Is Changing The Firearms Industry, Being Asian In America, Family Dynamics & Finding Confidence Through Equalizer Hobbies - Skating, Video Games, Airsoft, Firearms & Fitness

In this week’s episode of After Dark, I sat down with co-host JP and our good friend Bryant Pham. Bryant is well spoken, highly intelligent and talented. I first met Bryant at the range when he came out to test his brand new AR-15 and I was blown away by how his prior airsoft experience carried over into shooting firearms. Our conversation began with Bryant sharing how his parents escaped from Vietnam and the cultural impact that many first generation Americans experience being raised by immigrants. Bryant discusses the challenges that Asian men face in today's society and exemplifies how key factors and cultural differences shaped who he is today. The three of us discuss: high school sports, skateboarding, racism, equalizer hobbies & much more! Check out YouTube to watch the full video interview.Timestamps:00:00 Introducing Bryant00:45 How We Met02:14 Bryant’s Parents Escaping Vietnam05:28 Growing Up In East San Jose07:22 JP on Childhood Similarities 12:15 Racism & Challenges In School17:41 High School Sports21:08 Bryant’s Passions35:12 Equalizer Hobbies43:33 Finding Inspiration Through Media45:19 Getting Into Firearms49:41 The Training Value of Airsoft1:13:08 Innovation In The Airsoft Industry1:23:46 Finding Human ConnectionMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
4/29/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 59 seconds
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#39 - How To Grow Big Arms: Biceps, Triceps, Exercise Selection, Volume & Frequency

Welcome back to Iron Sights! In this episode, I sat down with experts Caleb Disney & Jeff Chenault to discuss the most important factors when it comes to training arms. We discuss exercise selection, anatomy of the biceps and triceps along with the physiology of building muscle, training volume and exercise frequency. When it comes to building bigger and stronger arms, there is a plethora of misinformation and distractions. The solution is proper programming, nutrition, recovery and hard work. The purpose of this conversation is to consolidate over 40 years of training experience into one  conversation, providing you a useful resource to come back to and share with anyone looking to grow their biceps & triceps.More Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
4/25/202241 minutes, 50 seconds
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#17 After Dark - Rogue Methods Close Contact Gunfighter Course Review

Tune in for a complete review of my experience taking the Rogue Methods Close Contact Gunfighter Course with Raul Martinez. Head on over to the Iron Sights YouTube channel to visually see action from the course! This 45 minute review provides an in-depth look at my positive experience in Las Vegas taking the 1-day version of the Close Contact Gunfighter Course instructed by Rogue Methods CEO, Raul Martinez. The goal in creating this is to draw attention and show admiration for what Raul is doing and the community of people involved that came together to put their bodies to the test in preparation for a close contact gunfight self-defense scenario. I've trained a variety of Martial Arts: BJJ, Muay Thai, Boxing (to name a few) but my personal goal is to experience and engage in multiple combat scenarios with an open mind to develop a well rounded perspective on what it takes to be prepared in today's world. Rogue Methods Mission:Rogue Methods was built to help you achieve individual and team growth-a proud endeavor! We will take your abilities to the next level in a shorter period of time with our focused, attention driven style of training, consulting and problem solving formulas. We are by your side. Helping you close the gaps needed to succeed in any venture you have chosen.Rogue Methods Description of The Course:This CCG program covers and trains the evolution of a gunfight at arms length or clinch distance. Our focus is to build a foundation within contact range and dominate in that available space. We’ll be on the range for live fire shooting, moving and problem solving drills. Then we’ll transition to clinch fighting and it’s practical applications for defense. Striking, grappling, ground fighting and tourniquet applications under stress will all be implemented and practiced throughout the day. The closing scenarios are optional and will include submunition pistols in live action drills with marking rounds. Class size is limited to 10-14 legal firearms owners, for a better individualized experience. No fighting experience necessary. We’re here to help build that foundation. Firearms safety and marksmanship is a requirement.Learn more about Rogue Methods Training Programs: https://rogue-methods.com/trainingVisit Rogue Methods Website: https://rogue-methods.com/Follow Raul Martinez: https://www.instagram.com/raul.martinez.jr/?hl=enMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
4/22/202245 minutes, 35 seconds
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#38 - Anshil Popli: How Art & Media Saved My Life

Welcome back to The Iron Sights Podcast! In this episode, I sat down with Anshil Popli to discuss the arts, photography and how to establish a name for yourself in The Bay Area. Popli was born in Florida but grew up in the East Bay. His talent for photography is unmatched and this episode deconstructs his efforts to establish a reputation in the  Bay Area as one of the most artistic & individualized creators in the industry. We met through the firearms industry but Anshil's work extends far beyond how we met. I hope you enjoy this weeks dive into: art, photography, The Bay Area & creating something from nothing with our special guest Anshil Popli.Timestamps:00:00 Intro00:30 Welcoming Anshil01:43 Living In The Bay Area08:14 Growing Up In San Ramon11:20 Being A Young Adult29:30 Getting Into Photography30:06 Lessons From The Music Industry32:58 Curating A Portfolio34:15 Navigating The Film Industry40:58 Breaking Into The Photography Industry45:31 The Parallel Between Cinema & Fitness48:45 The Wild Wild West58:03 Oversaturation In Industries58:51 Meeting Through Firearms1:09:52 Inclusivity with Different Demographics1:13:43 Normalizing Firearms1:17:13 New Photography Book Launch1:18:39 How To Get In ContactMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
4/15/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 13 seconds
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#37 - Scott Howell on Good For The Soul hosted by Victor Diaz: Strength Training For BJJ

This episode is a collaboration with the Good For The Soul podcast hosted by Victor Diaz. We connected through a good friend, and got the chance to meet in person on his show for the first time. I’ll be honest, this was a first for me…I haven't been interviewed on another podcast since I started Iron Sights but it was a great experience.Victor Diaz owned a construction business in Washington before hitting the road to travel Jiu-Jitsu across the States living the van life. You can follow his journey on YouTube and listen in on some great content centered around Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.The focus of our conversation today was:Timestamps:00:00 How We Met00:55 Choosing Your Own Path & Journey02:57 How Scott Met Kyle Manzano05:59 Adding S&C To Jiu-Jitsu/MMA07:11 How Jiu-Jitsu Athletes Can Get Into Strength Training14:32 The Ideal Jiu-Jitsu Strength Training Program16:05 Scott’s Journey Into Fitness24:05 Fitness Outside of CrossFit30:04 The White Belt Fitness Program37:24 How Ex-Athletes Get It Back39:36 The Formula For Recover44:28 Coaching Clients To Get Results54:40 Becoming A Black Belt In Fitness1:02:06 Coaching At A High Level & Training BJJ with The Best1:17:27 Dealing with Client Injuries & Setting Realistic Expectations1:39:16 Scott Howell’s Mentors1:45:12 The Origin of Red Dot Fitness1:46:04 The Mission For Iron Sights2:04:12 Mental Health RitualsMore Iron Sights Interviews:Triple Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTc7AE0KaQ&t=384sKayley Gunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfGqHxCv7Vc&t=522sMike Salemi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-Nj6M0EBI&t=335sAdam Schafer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyrdWdO1y8&t=8sSal Di Stefano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBdKdSjQ0BM&t=4425sJason Khalipa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTiq-sID-EMByron Rodgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtEyuVNNpwDonnie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKY1_TLKHlIChris Cheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr0zSGSTzKM&t=2sTraver Boehm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NLdIg3zBc&t=1394sTRAIN WITH US:RDF Online Training: https://www.reddotfitness.net/online-coachingCONNECT WITH US:Website - https://ironsightspodcast.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ironsightspodcast/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ironsightspodcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ironsightspodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ironsightspodcast
4/11/20222 hours, 8 minutes, 58 seconds
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#16 After Dark - The Best Tactical Lights For Self Defense

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! JP and I recently got back from a low light course with Triple Feed in Las Vegas where we got even more low light reps in the tank. In this episode, we sat down to discuss our experience running a variety of lights including the SureFire X300, TLR-1 light, Haley Strategic & Modlite Systems. We discuss durability, rechargeable batteries & goal specific training when selecting the best handheld light set-up for you! We encourage everyone to carry a handheld light and have spent countless hours training, shooting and utilizing various light set-ups to test what works and what doesn’t. Tune in for a deep dive into the everyday set-ups we recommend in addition to our critiques on the most popular lights in the industry.Timestamps:00:00 Intro00:43 Show Starts01:28 Handheld Lights03:45 Starting with The Goal05:47 What To Think of When Choosing A Light09:20 JP’s Set-Up13:13 How Much Light Do You Really Need?17:37 The Goal of Self Defense vs. Combat20:32 Outside The Waistband25:06 Lights That Broke26:30 The Importance of Durability28:50 The Pricing35:02 Low Light Course Flashback37:20 Battery Power40:31 Rechargeable Batteries Are The Future46:51 Safety & Using Your Brain49:36 Using Light For Self Defense50:51 The Different Clips We Run1:01:00 Running The TLR-11:02:51 The Best Self-Defense Concealed Set-Up1:03:55 The Cloud Defensive Light
4/8/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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#15 After Dark - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Good vs. Bad Firearms Companies, Never Wasting Your Money & China vs. America

Welcome back to Iron Sights After Dark! In this episode, I am joined by JP to talk about how you can save money, avoid getting ripped off and make informed buying decisions in the Firearms Industry. We discuss “New Noise” in the industry, how innovation and product development is at an all time high and what to look out for as a firearms newbie before spending any hard earned cash! JP calls out Jeff Bezos for being on “The Juice” and we wrap it up sharing our opinions on USA born companies who outsource development to China after achieving success.Timestamps:00:00 Intro00:43 Welcoming JP To The Show03:07 Wasting Money on Products04:47 New Noise In the 2A Community07:02 How Is The Industry Growing So Fast12:05 Product Development vs. Marketing14:06 Getting Ripped Off18:37 Pre-Sales In The Firearms Industry24:23 Good vs. Bad Companies29:23 The New Hype In The Firearms Industry37:05 What To Look Out For If You’re a Newbie55:29 Analyzing What Makes A Company57:28 Brand Loyalty1:06:34 Checked Out CEO’s1:13:17 JP on Train with Purpose Ethics1:17:20 Craftsman Switching To China
3/28/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 49 seconds
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#14 After Dark - Jake The Hunter: How To Shoot Fast, Growing Up With Guns & Competing in USPSA

Welcome back to The Iron Sights Podcast. In this After Dark episode, I am joined by JP and Jacob Turner AKA “Jake The Hunter”. Jake is known for his wicked speed and success as a USPSA Competition Shooter. Even though Turner is only 19, he’s been able to become a standout for his speed and accuracy in competitive shooting. In this episode, he describes life before USPSA and how he got started in the sport. After outshooting a cop in a firearms simulation room when Jake was 12, he got his first semi-automatic pistol and started shooting everyday on his family ranch. Just two years later, Turner entered the world of competition and hasn’t looked back. Tune in for insight into Jake’s background, his secrets for improving his speed & accuracy as well as a back and forth dialogue on the pros and cons to USPSA, IDPA and competition training.Timestamps:00:00 Intro00:43 Welcoming Jake To The Show03:22 How Jake Became The Fastest Shot In The West16:33 Apparel In Firearms22:08 Jake on IDPA27:46 Pros & Cons of USPSA30:46 Learning By Doing46:40 What Jake’s Doing To Get Better1:04:38 What’s Next For Jake
3/25/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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#13 After Dark - The Ultimate Apocalypse Handgun Set-Up, Goal Specific Training, Equipment & Application For Your Handguns

Welcome back to another After Dark Episode! The next 60 minutes is all about optimizing your handgun for goal specific training and application. JP discusses his set-up for various training methods and we both discuss the ultimate rig we would be using for "combat" training AKA the zombie apocalypse!!! Let's be honest though - if s*** goes down, I'm definitely thinking about bigger guns...Jokes aside, this episode is a technical look into our opinions on training application for: concealed carry, competition, self defense & combat training. We would love to hear your opinions, set-up ideas & handgun essentials so reach out! Head over to YouTube and drop a comment on this episode! Timestamps:00:00 Intro00:43 What Are Your Goals04:21 Good Ideas vs. Bad Ideas06:56 Competition Guns15:42 Concealed Carry32:18 Combat Gun (Zombie Apocalypse)45:00 What To Look Out For46:55 Training Experience vs. The Gun49:00 Episode Recap & Summary
3/21/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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#36 - Getting Back Into Fitness: How To Look Great, Perform Better & Live Longer

Welcome back to The Iron Sights Podcast! In this episode we're talking all things fitness & getting back into shape. After 25+ years as a coach, I've found that all fitness goals fall into 3 categories: Aesthetics, Performance & Longevity. I call this the triangle of awareness. When it comes to getting back into fitness, the first step is always to bring awareness to which category aligns with your personal goals. Are you getting back into fitness to improve your Aesthetics, Performance or Longevity? This awareness will clarify your why, supporting your effort and commitment to your program. Most of us go through phases of going to the gym, lifting weights and prioritizing our health & well being but it's normal for people to fall off and go weeks, months or even years without training. This episode kicks off discussing the exact reasons most of us fall off: busy schedule, travel, starting a family, health complications or pure laziness. But, what happens after people fall off a healthy routine is inevitable... After getting out of shape, people go through a psychological disconnect which can cause self-confidence issues, anxiety, significant weight gain (or loss) and a lack of self worth. This on/off cycle causes individuals to reach a turning point where they look in the mirror and have the honest realization that it's time to get back into fitness - that's what this episode is all about. JP and I discuss lessons we've learned with a combined 30+ years of coaching clients in the Health & Fitness industry and provide listeners with the direction, education and program to get you back on track with your health. We start with "EATS^2 + E" - the framework you will use to get back on track. This episode covers: exercise frequency, muscular adaptation, the muscle building signal, caloric deficit, mindset, diets & much more that will get you back into fitness the right way!The Framework For Goal Achievement:EATS^2 + EEAT = Eat Real FoodS^2 = Sleep & Stress ManagementE = ExerciseTimestamps:00:00 Intro00:32 Episode Starts01:26 Reasons You Stopped Working Out10:07 The Benefits of Quality Coaching11:40 The 3 Fitness Goals People Want23:40 The Framework For Achieving Your Goals28:39 Individualized Diet Plans35:14 Sleep & Stress Management41:43 Exercise Essentials46:51 What A Good Coach Will Tell You51:05 The Best Strategy For Starting From Zero56:52 The Correct Frequency For Exercising58:08 The Benefits of Resistance Training1:02:52 The Focus of Red Dot Fitness1:05:34 White Belt vs. Black Belt S***1:10:13 Pros & Cons of Bodybuilder Training1:14:58 Understanding Neuromuscular Adaptation1:19:56 The Muscle Building Signal1:22:56 The SAID Principle1:27:36 What Happens When Starting An Exercise Program1:34:13 Undereating & Overtraining1:38:37 The Key Takeaways 
3/18/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 25 seconds
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#12 After Dark - Triple Feed Part 2: The Undercover Trio Continued...

Welcome back to part 2 of 2 of the Triple Feed episode. In part 1, JP and I dug into the very different backgrounds and origin stories of Bryan, Luis, and Gerry. As we sat and recorded on the BJJ mats in Las Vegas, Nevada - the guys articulated and laughed about their stories of struggle, disappointment, and ultimately their achievements. For JP and I, it validated a few things we imagined about them…but, we were both caught off-guard with some of the reality. In this second episode the 64 million dollar question gets answered: WHAT IS TRIPLE FEED and where is it going as a company? We talk the good, the bad, and the ugly of firearms instruction…how to bring civilians & war hero's together in our community…the limitations of civilian firearms training and how to seek out the best instructors…the value of marketing and how to make money with firearms media…and what you can expect to see on YouTube and social from our trip and the time spent training and hanging out together . I’m truly grateful for this band of brothers and the value, respect, and graciousness they provided JP and I. And, I hope you enjoy this ep as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
3/15/202244 minutes, 55 seconds
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#11 After Dark - Triple Feed Part 1: The Undercover Trio - A Cop, Air Force Vet & Entrepreneur

In this episode of Iron Sights we did things a little differently. JP and I spent 3 days training fitness & firearms with guys from Triple Feed out in Las Vegas, Nevada. We recorded this 2 part episode on the mats at Cascao BJJ following a roll session and a full day of CQB instruction. If you don’t know what CQB training looks like, or maybe just curious, you can visit the Iron Sights YouTube channel to see what we did and how we did it inside the shoot house and beyond. In this first of 2 episodes JP and I spend time uncovering the extraordinary stories and diverse backgrounds of Bryan, Luis, and Gerry. We talk about gang-banging, getting deported, joining law-enforcement, being in a rock-band, killing bad-guys in Afghanistan, executive protection, and how passion, persistence, and hustle brought these 3 together to ultimately create Triple Feed. It was a great time with a lot of laughs. These are 3 truly amazing guys that we formed a really special bond with. I hope you enjoy the time listening to them as we had hanging out with them.
3/15/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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#35 - The Overwatch Collective: Supporting First Responders with PTS, Suicidal Intentions & Mental Health Health Problems

Welcome back to The Iron Sights Podcast! In this Episode we sat down with the boys from The Overwatch Collective (TOC) Jesse & Greg. TOC is a non-profit support hub for first responders & veterans with the mission of paying and supporting traumatized service providers with therapy and resources to heal. The increasing rate of PTS, suicide & divorce is a serious issue our country needs to address and TOC’s primary goal is to address that problem. With an aligned purpose, it was an honor to sit down with Greg & Jesse for a long form discussion on the problems & solutions first responders face on a daily basis. Here’s a quick bio on Greg & Jesse from theoverwatchcollective.comJesse: I grew up in Sonoma, CA and played lacrosse and football all the way until college. After my first year in college I decided that I belonged with other people that only ate crayons and read picture books, so I ended up in the Marines in 2014. Probably took the wrong bus or something. I was an 0341 (Mortarman) stationed with 2 battalion 3rd Marines in Hawaii. I did 2 deployments to Okinawa. Our first one, I was lucky enough to get on ship and explore the South Pacific islands and train with multiple militaries. The second we spent most of our time on the DMZ in South Korea due to the high threats from North Korea at the time. I got out in 2018 and joined the Coast Guard in 2020 and I’m currently at PSU 312 as a Maritime Enforcement Specialist. Previously had been to FLETC (Federal law enforcement academy) in South Carolina. I'm currently a explosive detection canine handler for MSA Security in the Bay Area all while applying to PD’s in the local area. I’m looking forward to sharing stories from my time in the service, and to hear stories about everyone else’s experience.Greg: I started my career in the United States Marine Corps Reserves in the Infantr