70 episodes

O2X Human Performance delivers programs tailored to meet the unique demands of tactical athletes. We ensure service members, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS providers, and other high-risk professionals are prepared for the occupational challenges they will face over their careers. Each episode will consist of a member from our network of U.S. Special Operations veterans, first responders, athletes, and a continually growing team of human performance specialists who are subject matter experts and leaders in their respective fields. Get an in-depth look at the individuals who help those on the front lines maximize performance, optimize health (both mental and physical), and improve overall well being. Check us out at O2X.com or @o2xhumanperformance on Instagram.

The O2X Tactical Performance Podcast O2X Human Performance

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

O2X Human Performance delivers programs tailored to meet the unique demands of tactical athletes. We ensure service members, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS providers, and other high-risk professionals are prepared for the occupational challenges they will face over their careers. Each episode will consist of a member from our network of U.S. Special Operations veterans, first responders, athletes, and a continually growing team of human performance specialists who are subject matter experts and leaders in their respective fields. Get an in-depth look at the individuals who help those on the front lines maximize performance, optimize health (both mental and physical), and improve overall well being. Check us out at O2X.com or @o2xhumanperformance on Instagram.

    Chris Irwin | Navy SEAL (ret.) + Founder of RARE SENSE

    Chris Irwin | Navy SEAL (ret.) + Founder of RARE SENSE

    -Chris Irwin is a retired Navy SEAL, former President of Kill Cliff inc, Founder of RARE SENSE, and communications director for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

    -He is a 1997 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Masters of Philosophy  in International Relations from University of Cambridge in the U.K

    -Chris served 14 years in the SEAL teams at various commands and 6 years in the Naval Reserve, retiring after 20 years of service in 2017

    -In 2013, he became the President of Kill Cliff Inc., a healthy sports drink company and the fastest growing beverage brand in the U.S. He led the direct B2B team to a 6X performance improvement and tripled Amazon sales in one year, becoming the #1 selling sports drink on Prime Day in 2017. He also helped establish the first corporate official partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation. Through his tenure, Kill Cliff raised and donated nearly $600,000 in cash, event sponsorships, and product equivalencies for the members of Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

    -In 2018, he joined the Navy SEAL Foundation as a full-time staff member.  He currently serves as the Communications Director and, in his free time,  publishes mind fitness content based on his experience with mental and physical chronic illness via the brand RARE SENSE

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    • 51 min
    Pete Kadushin | Chicago Blackhawks Mental Performance Coach

    Pete Kadushin | Chicago Blackhawks Mental Performance Coach

    -Pete Kadushin is an O2X Mental Performance Specialist that currently serves as the Mental Performance Coach for the Chicago Blackhawks.
    -He received his B.S. in Psychology at Penn State and his M.A. in counseling and Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University.

    -Prior to his time at the Blackhawks, he was a lecturer in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at Boston University.

    -He’s worked with performers, teams, and organizations across the country with the goal of helping them develop the mental skills that will allow them to more consistently achieve their best.

    Check out Pete’s podcast The Mental Training Lab:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-training-lab/id1561378900

    Check out Pete’s O2X Article ‘How to Build an Effective Goal Setting Routine’:
    https://www.o2x.com/how-to-build-an-effective-goal-setting-routine/

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    • 51 min
    Doug Kingsley | Sherborn (MA) Police Officer

    Doug Kingsley | Sherborn (MA) Police Officer

    -On October 12th, in effort to raise awareness for police suicide and first responder mental health, Doug Kingsley walked across the entire state of Massachusetts over 12 day period. In doing this, he raised 27k for First H.E.L.P. - a non profit that aims to reduce mental health stigma for first responders

    -Doug is a Police Officer with the Sherborn (MA) Police Department. He currently serves as a Patrol Officer and has recently been certified as a firearms instructor.
    -He’s a 2016 graduate of the Providence College ROTC program where commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Rhode Island Army National Guard. He spent his first 4 years as a Platoon Leader in the 169th Military Police Company. He’s currently assigned as an S3 with the 118th Military Police Battalion as a 1st Lieutenant.
    NOTE: at the 11:04 mark of the episode, we experienced mic failure leading to less than optimal sound quality. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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    https://1sthelp.org/
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    • 30 min
    10 Basic Injury Prevention Strategies You Can Implement Tomorrow | Jason Mitchler

    10 Basic Injury Prevention Strategies You Can Implement Tomorrow | Jason Mitchler

    -Jason Mitchler is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, retired Special Forces Medic, and former Chief of Physical Therapy at the Pentagon 
    -Jason joined the podcast on episode 13 where he ran us through his career in the military which includes two combat deployments to Afghanistan with 3rd Special Forces Group, attending the Special Forces Medic Course, receiving his DPT from the Army-Baylor program, serving as the sole physical therapist for Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan during his last deployment, and becoming the Chief of Physical Therapy at the Pentagon

    -He currently works for Centura Health as the Director of Operations at the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center

    -His '10 Basic Goal Setting Strategies You Can Implement Tomorrow' are:
    1 - You are not your parent’s injury or issue/you are not your past injury
    2 - Pain does not always equal damage
    3 - Work around your injury
    4 - Every movement counts
    5 - Move frequently, movement trumps any specific exercise or program
    6 - Force discipline until it becomes habit
    7 - Ankle mobility
    8 - Hip mobility
    9 - Upper back mobility
    10 - Set a goal with consequences

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    • 55 min
    10 Basic Goal Setting Strategies You Can Implement Tomorrow | Dan Cnossen

    10 Basic Goal Setting Strategies You Can Implement Tomorrow | Dan Cnossen

    -Dan Cnossen is a  Navy SEAL (ret.), Paralympian, and O2X Resilience Specialist 
    -Dan joined the podcast on episode 3 where he ran us through story which includes graduating from the Naval Academy, making the SEAL Teams, losing his legs after stepping on an IED during his first deployment to Afghanistan, his recovery process,  making the U.S. Paralympic Team, winning a gold medal in the 7.5 kilometer biathlon during the 2018 Paralympics, attending Harvard University, and a lot more.

    -Most recently, Dan competed in the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing, China where he and his teammates won a gold medal in the mixed relay cross-country event

    -His '10 Basic Goal Setting Strategies You Can Implement Tomorrow' are:
    1 - Define your goals/innate ownership
    2 - Make sure the goal is realistic/attainable and that you have confidence there is a pathway to reach it
    3 - Do not set timelines for the end result
    4 - Think of a process to get there; map this out with benchmarks and sub-goals
    5 - Put the end goal on the back burner
    6 - Focus on the process / pathway and your effort / form habits within the process
    7 - Debrief / check in with yourself periodically during the process
    8 - Make adjustments/improvements to the process if necessary
    9 - Accept the outcome if there is one
    10 - Gauge “success” based on adherence to the plan/process, not on the “final result” if there one

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    10 Basic Sleep Strategies You Can Implement Tomorrow | Allison Brager

    10 Basic Sleep Strategies You Can Implement Tomorrow | Allison Brager

    -Allison Brager is a U.S. Army Neuroscientist and O2X Sleep Specialist
    -Allison's Army career includes time at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research where she and her teammates studied stressors that impact sleep, assisting on performance-related publications for the Office of the Army Surgeon General, becoming Director of Human Performance Operations and Outreach Education for the U.S. Army E-Sports and Warrior Fitness teams, authoring the book Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain, and lot more.

    -As of April 2022, she currently sits as the Deputy Chief Science Officer at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School

    -Her '10 Basic Sleep You Can Implement Tomorrow' are:
    1 - Dim the lights to candlelight levels at least 30 minutes before bed.
    2 - Put the phone away at the same time.
    3 - Now is not a good time to binge on Netflix or watch TV either.
    4 - Wake up, walk outside, and take in the new day for at least 5 minutes.
    5 - If you are sleepy in the afternoon, save money on coffee and take a nap.
    6 - Keep the room cool at night. Easier during the winter months
    7 - Coffee is great for brain health but stop drinking it at least 8 hours before bed. Pre-workout counts towards this too.
    8 - Take a hot shower before bed. This will relax you and cool you down.
    9 - Invest in a high quality mattress or cooling pad
    10 - Purchase a wearable and tweak your recovery game based on days in the red.

    Download the O2X Tactical Performance App:
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Zachary T B ,

Great podcast for tactical athletes

Fireman and veteran. This company and podcast is the most relevant I’ve found to overall fitness for first responders. This has helped me more than any book, podcast, or program in my physical success in my job. I’d like to see Firemen on the show who’ve implemented 02X in their daily lives, and see how they tailor it to their profession.

ansleybuc123 ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

I’m a student physical therapist interested in working with tactical athletes. Love listening to this podcast to hear more from people in the field! Would be interested in hearing from more tactical PTs

Cognitive wellness! ,

Insightful

Wonderful work done at O2X! Love it! Introduced at work in Fire service, we had an event with them, still host video chats, and Im starting to listen to podcasts now!! More info on fire service and the whacky 24 hour or 48 hour shifts (as opposed to other first responder police 12hr shifts). I want to know the impact a long shift like that has on mental health, sleep health, being “on edge” and ready to respond for a prolonged period of time like 24+ hours consistently. Difference between 12hr shifts and 24+hr shifts!!

Thanks O2x!!

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