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Welcome to the Die Living Podcast! The SOFLETE gang and their guests discuss a wide range of topics including fitness, nutrition, veteran issues, and philosophies for life. If this is your first time listening, we recommend starting with #26 with Curtis Iovito, #47 with a close friend from a Special Missions Unit, or #63 with Worth Parker.

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Welcome to the Die Living Podcast! The SOFLETE gang and their guests discuss a wide range of topics including fitness, nutrition, veteran issues, and philosophies for life. If this is your first time listening, we recommend starting with #26 with Curtis Iovito, #47 with a close friend from a Special Missions Unit, or #63 with Worth Parker.

    Performance Podcast - 79 - From the GridIron to the Frontlines with RDN Diana Nyguen

    Performance Podcast - 79 - From the GridIron to the Frontlines with RDN Diana Nyguen

    Dive into a conversation with George and Diana, as they sit and chat about the importance of nutrition from an omni-directional perspective on nutrition. Both George and Diana carry a wealth of experiences that they each shared on the show, only adding and connecting the dots in moving the needle forward in human performance. Furthermore, Diana believes strongly in science, research, and how science is being used to help build a foundation for the tactical professional. Re-educating each tactical professional, not only to support the physical, but most importantly, how nutrition can impact your cognitive function over time. Nutrition can be the smallest worthwhile change, aiding in lowering the chances of illness and disease, over the duration of a tactical professional career, potentially cutting their life span shorter and shorter.

    Diana Nguyen is a Performance Dietitian for U.S. Army Special Operations to support combat readiness, health, and career longevity for soldiers. Prior to her time in the Special Operations setting, Diana worked in collegiate athletics for 12 years, first as a Graduate Assistant at Virginia Tech, then serving as the Assistant Director for Performance Nutrition at Texas A&M University, and most recently as the Director of Sports Nutrition at NC State University. Diana is also the owner of Nguyen With Nutrition LLC which focuses on performance nutrition education for first responders and tactical professionals as well as competitive athletes.
    Nguyen earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Virginia Tech. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Virginia Health System in 2008. She is a Registered/Licensed Dietitian (RD/LD), and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She is a member of the practice group Sports and Human Performance Nutrition through SCAN, and she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) as the Chair of Research and Education.

    Nguyen's passion for helping athletes and professionals reach peak performance and function through nutrition runs deep. In her free time she enjoys hiking, training and spending time with her family.

    • 57 min
    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 8 - CWS Final Thoughts

    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 8 - CWS Final Thoughts

    Closing out the Lunch and Learn series
    Join George and Matt as they wrap up the last in the series of the Lunch and Learn podcast. The boys reflect on how the Conscious Warrior System has slowly taken shape over the past few years, as a direct result of first hand experience.
    Utilizing the metaphor of the Parthenon, George describes how a solid foundation of health is necessary to support the load placed on the modern tactical professional. However, the boys also acknowledge that the CWS project will continue to evolve and be refined, in order to keep delivering what the community needs. With that in mind, if you’d like to offer any suggestions or feedback, or have any questions relating to the CWS (or anything covered in this series), please reach out via social media or contact George and Matt directly via George@soflete.com or Matt@soflete.com.

    • 21 min
    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 7 - Occupational Stress Management - Episode 3

    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 7 - Occupational Stress Management - Episode 3

    Episode 3 - Managing Your Occupational Stress
    As ever, in this final episode of the chapter, George and Matt get down to offering practical advice and suggestions for how you can better manage your occupational stress.
    From using the Conscious Warrior System framework, to specific breathing drills, the guys unpack simple and accessible solutions that you can put in place tonight, to help prepare you for tomorrow.
    This is definitely an episode to listen to if you need some help with work related stress.

    Everything we do here at SOFLETE is based on adding value to our community, so if you have any ideas, requests or questions, please feel free to reach out to us- either through SOFLETE social media or contact George and Matt directly via George@soflete.com or Matt@soflete.com.

    Please see below for a few resources, linked to today’s episode, that you might find useful:
    The Tony Nash Night Before Journal (https://thetonynash.gumroad.com/#Wiwvc)
    Some breathing drills from Patrick McKeown (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdPpV32cM0I)

    • 18 min
    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 7 - Occupational Stress Management - Episode 2

    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 7 - Occupational Stress Management - Episode 2

    Episode 2 - Occupation Stress in The Tactical Community
    In these times of increasing uncertainty, the tactical community, especially, faces ever greater levels of unpredictability. Alongside this, resource and funding restrictions place significant limitations on a group of people who pride themselves in always being ready to ‘‘answer the call’’.
    Unsurprisingly, this leads to levels of work related stress being exponentially amplified.
    In today’s episode George and Matt discuss what effects high levels of occupational stress have on teams within the tactical community, as well as the individuals that make up those teams.
    The guys get into how we might be able to learn from innovations in efficiency in the corporate world, through increased transparency and flexibility, as a way to work smarter rather than harder.

    Everything we do here at SOFLETE is based on adding value to our community, so if you have any ideas, requests or questions, please feel free to reach out to us- either through SOFLETE social media or contact George and Matt directly via George@soflete.com or Matt@soflete.com.

    Please see below for a few resources, linked to today’s episode, that you might find useful:
    The Creativity Leap by Natalie Nixon (https://www.figure8thinking.com/books/)
    The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler (https://www.theartofimpossible.com)

    • 16 min
    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 7 - Occupational Stress Management - Episode 1

    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 7 - Occupational Stress Management - Episode 1

    Episode 1 - What is Occupational Stress?
    This is the last chapter in this series and represents another one of the supporting pillars in the Conscious Warrior System Framework.
    George and Matt kick off this chapter with their understanding of occupational stress.
    The guys discuss how work induced stress, both physical and psychological, can have a very real effect on your physiology; the results of which can negatively impact quality of life and career if left unchecked.
    However, as is the case with many aspects of human performance, occupational stress appears to follow something of an inverted-U relationship.
    Too much stress and we become overwhelmed and unable to function effectively, but equally, too little and we lack the spark required for innovation and progression.

    Everything we do here at SOFLETE is based on adding value to our community, so if you have any ideas, requests or questions, please feel free to reach out to us- either through SOFLETE social media or contact George and Matt directly via George@soflete.com or Matt@soflete.com.

    • 14 min
    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 6 - Psychological State - Episode 3

    Lunch And Learn - Chapter 6 - Psychological State - Episode 3

    Episode 3 - How To Flex Your Psychological State
    In this final episode of Chapter 6, George and Matt are back to give you the tools needed to take back control of your psychological state. The guys talk through some simple and accessible options for increasing self-awareness and establishing a baseline for any future strategies you might employ.
    As is customary with the Lunch and Learn series, the guys also give you a fun challenge to try at home, that will highlight just how real the link between psychological state and performance really is!

    Everything we do here at SOFLETE is based on adding value to our community, so if you have any ideas, requests or questions, please feel free to reach out to us- either through SOFLETE social media or contact George and Matt directly via George@soflete.com or Matt@soflete.com.

    Please see below for a few resources, linked to today’s episode, that you might find useful:
    Feeling Good by Dr David Burns (https://feelinggood.com)
    The Recon Sniper Foundation (https://www.reconsniperfoundation.org)
    HunterSeven Foundation (https://hunterseven.org)
    PB Abbate (https://www.pbabbate.org)

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

Coffee&Kettlebells ,

One of Kind Fitness Series

If you know anything about SOFLETE, you know they’re a cut above the rest. These podcasts are no different. One episode are guys just talking about life & the next you’ll get advice on dialing in nutrition and how to make killer meals. All this knowledge wrapped in the warmth and barbed realness of the SOFLETE crew. Hope to see more episodes in the future!

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Good podcast

Listen to lots of podcasts throughout my day. This one makes the cut.

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Bottom of the Barrel is awesome

Really enjoy this podcast. If for some reason all SOFLETE podcasts cease Bottom of the Barrel must continue.

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