| Ep 591 – HAMR’ing Soft Americans into Door Kickers

Author / Christopher McQuilkin

33 Minutes Listen

“The law of evolution dictates that the strongest of a species survives. It is time for the Army to cultivate a culture that involves strength training and the creation of stronger, more durable soldiers”

John F. Kennedy wrote an article in Sports Illustrated, The Soft American, outlining his thoughts on the decline in the physical strength and ability of young Americans sharing, “one out of every two young Americans was being rejected by Selective Service as mentally, morally or physically unfit.” This challenge is as relevant now as it was in 1960. In this podcast, John and Tex talk being the hammer, how to increase your resilience and lethality, plus balancing training for a specific job’s fitness test and still improving performance required to do the damn job well.

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Christopher McQuilkin

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Former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain. Coached strength and conditioning collegiately with Georgetown University football, Men's and Women's lacrosse and Women's Crew, as well with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz of 1-FortyFour-1 studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Head coached CrossFit Dupont's program for two years in Washington D.C. Received a Master's in Health Promotion Management from Marymount University in 2010, and has been a coach for Power Athlete since October, 2012.


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