As the world we know seems to crumble all around us, how prepared are you for the worst case scenario?
Can you keep your head in a real world survival situation?
How can we train for the unexpected?
Is your health and fitness up to snuff?
Today we’re here with Craig Weller and Jonathan Pope, co-authors of the incredibly informative and useful Special Operations book entitled Building the Elite.
Craig is former USN Special Warfare Combatant Crewman, who held a variety of instructional and diplomatic security roles in locations, including Kenya, the Philippines, Central America, South Sudan and Iraq. Jonathan is a Strength and Conditioning Coach with over 10 years of coaching experience.
Together, Jonathan and Craig co-founded Ethos Colorado Training Center, a full-service strength and conditioning facility based in Denver, Colorado.
They’re sharing some powerful information today on how to think and train like a member of the elite special ops.
If you want to be ready for whatever is coming next, please listen to this entire interview.
On this show with Jonathan and Craig, we’re chatting about:
- How to adapt your stress response to work in your favor
- Why we should train for survival and not just performance
- Harnessing the body’s natural dopamine response for long-term success
- How to train for fear
- And much more…
Let’s go hang out with Jonathan and Craig.
And a quick note: About half way through, oddly enough, my power cut out while we were recording this interview, and I went off the grid for about a half an hour.
Thankfully, the power came back on. We were able to reconnect and thanks to the magic of digital editing technology, hopefully at home, you don’t notice too much.
But I did want to bring that up. And also it was kind of an odd situation where we’re talking about survival and disaster preparedness and our power goes out, we go off grid.
So anyway, if it was a sign, I just wanted to pass that along to you—it’s a good time to make sure that you’re all prepped and ready for whatever comes your way.
Where To Find Craig Weller & Jonathan Pope
For more from Craig and Jonathan, everything lives on their website BuildingTheElite.com.'You're capable of becoming better.' - Craig Weller Click To Tweet
Please go check out their book, Building the Elite. It is an excellent one to have around.
You don’t have to read it all in one sitting. It’s nice to thumb around, and you can go deep on some sections and skip around to other ones. It’s an incredible resource, so I encourage you all to check it out.'Feedback is the mechanism for growth.' - Jonathan Pope Click To Tweet
If you’re in the U.S., you can pick up a physical copy of Building the Elite in their website store right here.
And Building the Elite is also available worldwide through Amazon.com right here.'Master the skill first and then apply stress.' - Craig Weller Click To Tweet
And if you’re in the Denver area, you can head on over to Ethos Colorado Training Center, a full-service strength and conditioning facility co-founded by Jonathan Pope and Craig Weller.'Most Americans don't experience fear very often, but they live in anxiety.' - Craig Weller Click To Tweet
And once again, be sure to head on over to BuildingTheElite.com for articles, to check out their upcoming BTE Training App, and more.
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Thanks so much for listening and we’ll be in touch.
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