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Inside The Labyrinth

Inside The Labyrinth

By Reps_For_Responders

Welcome to the Inside The Labyrinth podcast hosted by two New York Police Officers from two different Departments. We will keep our mission quick and simple. Make the world a better place to lift, live, and think in. Here are the stories of humans from all different backgrounds who went through the darkest of times and came out of the Labyrinth a stronger person mentally and physically!
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Season 6 Episode 5 FT a mix of first responders at MVB
Season 6 Episode 5 FT a mix of first responders at MVB
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by the non profit Reps For Responders! You can find this episode on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth If you guys are interested in giving back to the Reps For Responders non profit, visit our donation section or merchandise section on our website at repsforresponders.org we appreciate all donations and shares!  Venmo: Frank-RFR Zelle: Repsforresponders@gmail.com Thanks to our sponsors Iceshaker and Arsenal Athletics! Use code RFR at check our for any purchases on https://www.arsenalathletics.com/category/reps-for-responders-  and every Reps Iceshaker purchased, our 501c3 receives 50%! https://www.iceshaker.com/pages/reps-for-responders Check out our Reps For Responders guide available on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Reps-Responders-Building-Resiliency-Conquering/dp/B0B4GHK2QY/ref=sr_1_1crid=2X5F4LYP9GSXE&keywords=reps+for+responders&qid=1667702721&sprefix=reps+for+re%2Caps%2C118&sr=8-1 Save the Dates: 4/15/23 and 5/20/23 ======================================================================================================= In Season 6, Episode 5 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast powered by the Non-Profit Reps For Responders, Jay had the honor and privilege to speak with a number of first responders live at Mount Vernon Barbell. In this quick episode you will hear from different first responders from 3 different states on why they workout and why they are hear to support the Reps For Responders movement. Thank you all for your support and stay tuned for more episodes this year and in 2023!!!
17:25
December 03, 2022
Season 6 Episode 4 FT Nick R (Former NJ Leo)
Season 6 Episode 4 FT Nick R (Former NJ Leo)
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by the non profit Reps For Responders! You can find this episode on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth If you guys are interested in giving back to the Reps For Responders non profit, visit our donation section or merchandise section on our website at repsforresponders.org we appreciate all donations and shares!  Thanks to our sponsors Iceshaker and Arsenal Athletics! Use code RFR at check our for any purchases on https://www.arsenalathletics.com/category/reps-for-responders-    and every Reps Iceshaker purchased, our 501c3 receives 50%! https://www.iceshaker.com/pages/reps-for-responders  Check out our Reps For Responders guide available on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Reps-Responders-Building-Resiliency-Conquering/dp/B0B4GHK2QY/ref=sr_1_1crid=2X5F4LYP9GSXE&keywords=reps+for+responders&qid=1667702721&sprefix=reps+for+re%2Caps%2C118&sr=8-1 We also are running a Movember fundraiser right now! Any questions or comments please reach out to us!  =======================================================================================================  In Season 6, Episode 4 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast powered by the Non-Profit Reps For Responders, Frank and Jay had the honor and privilege to speak with Nick R. This episode is all about betting on yourself. Nick opens up about his highs and lows during his Law Enforcement Career. Nick is now on his own path that he created through his trials and tribulations. Nick's story is highly motivating and his never giving up attitude says it all. We hope you guys enjoy this powerful episode and know that recovery  is possible for anyone. Bet on you.  @reps_for_responders @therealjumpmanjay @nick_rfr4 @inside_the_lab_podcast https://repsforresponders.org Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:19:20
November 06, 2022
Season 6 Episode 3 FT Huge_Fat_Loser (NYPD SGT)
Season 6 Episode 3 FT Huge_Fat_Loser (NYPD SGT)
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by the non profit Reps For Responders! You can find this episode on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth If you guys are interested in giving back to the Reps For Responders non profit, visit our donation section or merchandise section on our website at repsforresponders.org we appreciate all donations and shares! ======================================================================================================= In Season 6, Episode 3 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast powered by the Non-Profit Reps For Responders, Frank and Jay had the honor and privilege to speak with Aaron aka Huge Fat Loser. This episode is all about mental health. Aaron speaks about what is the purpose of the Health and Wellness unit, what happens if an Officer reaches out for help and much more. Aaron even opens up about his own journey. This episode is as real as it gets and we are hoping you guys take this episode with you right now in the present and the future. Thank you Aaron for coming on and sharing your strength experience and hope! All three of us want you guys top be the best version of yourselves and never hesitate to reach out to either of us if you ever need anything. All in!  @reps_for_responders @therealjumpmanjay @huge_fat_loser @inside_the_lab_podcast https://repsforresponders.org Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:13:37
December 28, 2021
Season 6 Episode 2 FT Cristina Guerra Founder of Relationships and Recovery
Season 6 Episode 2 FT Cristina Guerra Founder of Relationships and Recovery
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by the non profit Reps For Responders! You can find this episode on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements! Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us! Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off at check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net ======================================================================================================= In Season 6, Episode 2 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast powered by the Non-Profit Reps For Responders, Frank and Jay had the honor and privilege to speak with Cristina Guerra. In this episode we hit A LOT of topics such as nutrition, lifting, recovery and addiction. Cristina is a spouse of a Law Enforcement Officer. She's a health and wellness coach, a recovery coach and the VP of Reps For Responders. In 2020, she founded a community for the partners of addiction called Relationships and Recovery, a space where they could connect with others who 'get it', seek support and ask for advice. She hosts weekly meetings and has a private Facebook group. Her favorite quote is "shame dies when stories are told in a safe space", and that is one of communities missions: to help people shed their shame and guilt around addiction and the roles they've managed to take on as a caregiver, and possibly even an enabler.  Through that, she expanded her community to offer health and wellness coaching to empower women impacted by substance abuse to prioritize themselves through selfcare and focusing on their wants and needs through goal setting and accountability. This episode takes us through Cristina's journey from her early high school days, her experience on the sports fields to weightlifting and how fitness has carried her through some of her most vulnerable and difficult moments in life, ultimately bring her to where she is now. Cristina talks about how she's grateful for some of her darker moments, for those are the ones that made her who she is today- compassionate, empathetic, and self-aware. She leads by examples and share that "someday you will tell your story about how you overcame what you are going through right now, and it will become part of someone else's survival guide". Thank you Cristina for your bravery, courage and honesty!  @reps_for_responders @therealjumpmanjay @relationships.and.recovery @inside_the_lab_podcast https://repsforresponders.org Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:37:13
December 15, 2021
Season 6 Episode 1 FT Retired NYPD Detective Ralph Friedman and Police Officer Pete Thron
Season 6 Episode 1 FT Retired NYPD Detective Ralph Friedman and Police Officer Pete Thron
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by the non profit Reps For Responders! You can find this episode on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements! Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us! Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off at check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net ======================================================================================================= In Season 6, Episode 1 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast powered by the Non-Profit Reps For Responders, Frank and Jay had the honor and privilege to speak with retired NYPD Detective Ralph Friedman, known as the most decorated Detective in NYPD history and retired NYPD Police Officer Pete Thron. This was our third in person and filmed episode and we had a blast! In this episode Pete opened up about his journey in his Labyrinth as he was very dedicated to baseball in Highschool and almost became a professional ball player. "Pete Thron was born and raised in Long Island, New York. He was a New York city housing authority police officer for nearly a decade and involved in hundreds of arrests most of which were narcotic related. During his career as a police officer in the most dangerous areas in New York City, he made over 500 personal arrests and assisted in over a thousand others. He has been awarded with over 25 medals and 75 written commendations for bravery. He has also worked in criminal investigations, private security, and as a sports consultant. End of Tour is his debut nonfiction work." Pete then took us through his whole career and openly admitted how his goal of trying to become detective got the best of him. Pete ended up serving two years in prison but that did not break him down. After prison he wrote two books "End of Tour and "One Under" and is working on his third (book info below)! If you watch the podcast you can see and feel the emotions in the room. Pete we want to thank you for your bravery, honesty and courage. Your message speaks to not only law enforcement personnel but to everyone. For any Law Enforcement Officer active or retired this is a must listen and must share!  Thank you Ralph and Pete for coming on our show and sharing your strength, experience and hope! Ralph is the author of Street Warrior: The True Story of the NYPD's Most Decorated Detective and the Era That Created Him. You can find his book on amazon! "Ralph Friedman, the most decorated detective in NYPD history, takes viewers inside his white-knuckle investigations in the new series STREET JUSTICE: THE BRONX on Investigation Discovery. In the 1970s, Friedman began his police career in New York City's infamous 41st precinct, dubbed "Ft. Apache." He was involved in some of the Bronx’s most intense cases, from homicides to undercover busts and deadly shootouts in broad daylight. He was promoted to detective after five years, and his extraordinary career has been commemorated with 219 awards, 40 civilian awards including the department’s second highest honor: The Police Combat Cross. This led to Ralph having a total of 259 awards. Ralph was involved in 15 shootings while working and has more than 2,000 arrests to his name." You can also find the film series Street Justice: The Bronx which is available on Amazon.com  You can find Pete's Books on Amazon right here with think link! He is the author of End Of Tour and One Under. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pete+thron&ref=nb_sb_noss @reps_for_responders @therealjumpmanjay @inside_the_lab_podcast https://repsforresponders.org Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:14:02
May 13, 2021
 Season 5 Episode 7 FT LEO Craig (@craighanaumi)
Season 5 Episode 7 FT LEO Craig (@craighanaumi)
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by the non profit Reps For Responders! You can find this episode on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements! Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us! Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off at check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net======================================================================================================= In Season 5, Episode 7 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, powered by the Non-Profit Reps For Responders, Frank had the honor and privilege to speak with active LEO in the state of Washington, Craig. Craig is a veteran LEO and a huge role model to other officers and his community. Craig opens up on why he became a LEO, why he is so involved in the community and why he trains physically everyday. Craig is also a purple belt in BJJ and posts videos on social media for other LEOS to learn. We spoke about how BJJ is for restraint and to use your opponents energy against themselves. Training for physical fitness should be a priority in every first responders life and Craig is a perfect example of following what fits for your lifestyle! @reps_for_responders @craighanaumi @inside_the_lab_podcast https://repsforresponders.org YouTube: Reps For Responders ======================================================================================================== "Craig is no stranger to providing service for the community. After obtaining a degree in psychology, he began working to help children with autism in local schools and group homes, and getting involved with his local YMCA. It was that desire to help others that led him to a career devoted to outreach on an even larger scale. Now, he's hoping that such efforts will have the power to one day alleviate the strained relationships between police officers and their community. Speaking about the many incidents of police brutality that have created a landscape of tension and violence in recent years, Craig is hoping that more positive stories like his are highlighted in the media."
51:32
April 12, 2021
Season 5 Episode 6 FT Retired NYPD Detective Ralph Friedman
Season 5 Episode 6 FT Retired NYPD Detective Ralph Friedman
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by the non profit Reps For Responders! You can find this episode on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!  Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off at check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net  ======================================================================================================= In Season 5, Episode 6 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast powered by the Non-Profit Reps For Responders, Frank and Jay had the honor and privilege to speak with retired NYPD Detective Ralph Friedman, known as the most decorated Detective in NYPD history. This was our second in person and filmed episode and we had a blast! In this episode Ralph opened up about his journey in his Labyrinth as he was very dedicated to sports and weightlifting in Highschool. This helped Ralph mold him into the man and detective he was while working and still today! Ralph shared many stories of before he was on the job, while he was on the job and gave excellent leadership advice to Law Enforcement Officers who are working today. One thing Ralph stated on the podcast that I will never forget is what ever he was going through on the job or off the job he could not do it alone. Ralph gives credit to all of his partners, uniform back up and 99% of his bosses. For any Law Enforcement Officer active or retired  this is a must listen and must share! For any NYC resident past or present this is a must listen! Thank you Ralph for coming on our show and sharing your strength, experience and hope!   Ralph is the author of Street Warrior: The True Story of the NYPD's Most Decorated Detective and the Era That Created Him. You can find his book on amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Street-Warrior-Decorated-Detective-Discovery/dp/1250106907  "Ralph Friedman, the most decorated detective in NYPD history, takes viewers inside his white-knuckle investigations in the new series STREET JUSTICE: THE BRONX on Investigation Discovery. In the 1970s, Friedman began his police career in New York City's infamous 41st precinct, dubbed "Ft. Apache." He was involved in some of the Bronx’s most intense cases, from homicides to undercover busts and deadly shootouts in broad daylight. He was promoted to detective after five years, and his extraordinary career has been commemorated with 219 awards, including the department’s second highest honor: The Police Combat Cross. This led to Ralph having a total of 259 awards. Ralph was involved in 15 shootings while working. He has more than 2,000 arrests to his name." You can also find the film series Street Justice: The Bronx which is available on Amazon.com.  @reps_for_responders  @therealjumpmanjay  @inside_the_lab_podcast   https://repsforresponders.org  YouTube: Reps For Responders
01:37:16
March 23, 2021
Season 5 Episode 5 FT PO Mike @nodonutshere
Season 5 Episode 5 FT PO Mike @nodonutshere
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by Reps For Responders! You can find it on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!  Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off at check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   ========================================================================================================In Season 5, Episode 5 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay had the honor and opportunity to speak with active PO Mike, known as Nodonutshere on Instagram and an elite athlete for 1st Phorm. This was our very first in person and filmed episode and we had a blast! In this episode Mike opened up about his journey in his Labyrinth as he was an introvert in Highschool and Captain of the football team. Mike started to lift in about eight grade because it gave him a space to cope physically and mentally. Mike said he wanted to become a Police Officer because of what happened on September 11, 2001. He opened up about a time on the job when he was a few years in that made him realize why he needs to continue to train hard in the gym but not only for himself. Mike promotes training for other first responders because any situation can turn south at anytime.  Mikes actions speaks for himself. He realized that he was getting sucked into the "4-4" life for a little bit and told himself this could go two paths. He chose the path of hanging with guys at the "benches" instead of the barstool. Mike is involved in many hobbies outside of the job and encourages First Responders to find a hobby that YOU enjoy aka the JOB is not your life, its part of your life.  We hope all of you enjoy this episode because Mike is the top Model and Leader of what a cop should work towards on the job and off the job. For any LEO out there this is a must listen and must share! Thank you Mike for coming on our show and sharing your strength, experience and hope!  "Training started around twelve years old in my middle school gym class. I just liked the way it made me feel. Going into high school, I began training for football, which I played into college. After graduation, I began training to be a police officer. My line of work has become my source of inspiration, not only because of the physical demands it has, but the mental toll it takes on people. With suicide rates among police rapidly increasing, I do my best to encourage others to train for those same reasons. Knowing that other people rely on me, both at work and at home. If I’m not on top of my game, lives are at risk.  @reps_for_responders  @therealjumpmanjay @nodonutshere @inside_the_lab_podcast   https://repsforresponders.org  Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:15:39
February 11, 2021
Season 5 Episode 4 FT PO Dylan from @1less_org
Season 5 Episode 4 FT PO Dylan from @1less_org
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by Reps For Responders! You can find it on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth​   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!  Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off at check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com​   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net​   =========================================================================================================================================In Season 5, Episode 4  of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay had the opportunity to speak with active PO Dylan, the founder of the non profit 1less, which is based out of Virginia. This episode means a lot to Frank and Jay because Dylan shares a VERY similar mission to Reps For Responders. Dylan is fighting to end the stigma of reaching out for help in the First Responder Community. Dylan dove right into his labyrinth and had nothing to hide. This is an episode every active and retired First Responder HAS to hear. Dylan shared his strength, experience and hope and ended up asking for help. Not only did Dylan get the help he needed but he is not only surviving anymore but THRIVING.   Dylan was super humble about his story and his mission stating he is working on himself everyday and life is a never ending journey of learning, improving and helping others. Thank you Dylan for helping us created a super powerful episode that we know will help ATLEAST one, and that's what its all about.   "1less was developed with two main objectives:  1.) To provide first responders with advantages to help combat mental health issues that come with our various professions.  2.) To spark first responders inner drive to serve their communities to the best of their ability through the power of “purpose”. "  1less is working on being the Hub for multiple other organizations so that any First Responder in need can reach out to multiple resources.     @reps_for_responders  @therealjumpmanjay @1less_org @inside_the_lab_podcast   https://repsforresponders.org​  Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:27:26
February 04, 2021
Season 5 Episode 3 FT Retired FBI Agent James R. Fitzgerald
Season 5 Episode 3 FT Retired FBI Agent James R. Fitzgerald
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by Reps For Responders! You can find it on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!  Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off at check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   =========================================================================================================================================Season 5, Episode 3 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay had the opportunity to speak with James R. Fitzgerald - Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/ Criminal Profiler/ Forensic Linguist and Member of the Behavioral Analysis Unit. This episode was something that Frank and Jay are speechless over. James opened up about the start of his Police Career and how it molded him to as he began his FBI career and shaped him into the man he is today. James spoke words of wisdom about how Police Officers need other outlets then just Policing or "hanging with the boys." Thank you James for your humbleness, honesty, integrity, and wisdom! We are hoping all Law Enforcement, active or retired, get to listen to this!!  ========================================================================================================================================== "Through eleven years on the BPD, and after working as a patrolman, a detective, a detective sergeant, a patrol sergeant, making all sorts of arrests, and dealing with all sorts of political intrigue within the department itself, I took stock of my life. It was clearly time to move on. I applied to, was selected by, and joined…the FBI. After graduating from yet another law enforcement academy, this one in Quantico, Virginia, I found myself in early 1988 as a brand new FBI agent assigned to New York City. While there, I investigated bank robberies, kidnappings, extortions, and many other violent incidents which happened to have a federal crime nexus. I then learned of an opportunity for advancement within the FBI. One which I knew I could master and at which I would succeed; that is, as a criminal profiler. So, back to Quantico I went for my promotion, more training, and a new assignment. From Unabom, to the Jon Benet Ramsey homicide, the DC Sniper case, the Anthrax investigation, a stint in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and many other notorious murder, rape, and terroristic matters in the 1990s and early 2000s, I played a role in all of them. Through the Unabom case, and later other notable investigations, not to mention two master’s degrees, I also became an expert in the area of forensic linguistics; that is, the scientific-oriented analysis of written and spoken language for investigative and evidentiary purposes."  https://www.jamesrfitzgerald.com  James also wrote : A Journey to the Center of the Mind – Book I, A Journey to the Center of the Mind – Book II, A Journey to the Center of the Mind – Book III.  Manhunt: Unabomber on Netflix is based on real-life FBI agent and criminal profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald and the hunt for the Unabomber in the 1990s. ========================================================================================================================================== @reps_for_responders  @therealjumpmanjay @inside_the_lab_podcast   https://repsforresponders.org  Youtube: Reps For Responders
57:20
January 22, 2021
Season 5 Episode 2 FT Heath Evans (@Heathevans44)
Season 5 Episode 2 FT Heath Evans (@Heathevans44)
Inside the Labyrinth podcast is powered by Reps For Responders! Episode also out on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!  Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off your check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   ========================================================================================================================================= In episode 2, season 5 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay had the opportunity to speak with retired NFL fullback and Super Bowl Champion, Heath Evans. This episode was something that Frank and Jay NEEDED to hear. Heath did not hold back about his football career but even more important, his life experiences. Heath spoke volume about his struggles in life, his suffering, his successes and failures. Today Heath uses his life experience, skills, and knowledge to help men of all ages learn and grow together. In this episode a lot of suffering was spoken about but the thing about suffering is that it is needed in life to grow. Suffering is a PART of life. We are hoping this episode can aid some people in a dark time or prevent people from going into a dark time. This is a MUST listen episode. Thank you Heath!!! ========================================================================================================================================== "Heath Evans Is a former 10 year NFL Fullback and current TV Analyst for NFL NETWORK. Evans played college ball in the SEC at Auburn University and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft. During his career, Evans played for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and New Orleans Saints, the last of which he won Super Bowl 44 with. Evans was the first fullback taken in the 2001 NFL draft when the Seattle Seahawks selected him in the third round (82nd overall). He spent four years with the Seahawks before a brief stent with the Miami Dolphins in 2005 . Soon after being released by the Dolphins, he was signed by the New England Patriots where he spent the following four years before joining the New Orleans Saints. It was with the Saints that he wrapped up the final two years of his long-lived NFL playing career. Throughout Evans’ career he was a part of two different Super Bowl experiences. In 2007 at Super Bowl 42 he and his teammates tried to complete the perfect 19-0 season, but fell short to the New York Giants in a 17-14 loss. Two years later again, with the Saints he was part of bringing the city of New Orleans its first Lombardi trophy by beating the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in the unforgettable Super Bowl 44. Evans is known for his passion. Whether talking about his family, relationship with his daughters, making his opinion known on NFL Network, or attacking his daily fitness regime. He’s all in with a mindset and wants to dominate everything he sets his hands to do. He is goal oriented and set on using his athletic and television success to make a difference in people’s lives. Heath believes humility is the greatest asset a leader can posses, and that great leaders are created, not born. Wherein lies his passion to teach, instruct, and coach the next generation of young athletes so they can achieve their goals and experience true success."  ========================================================================================================================================== @reps_for_responders  @heathevans44 @therealjumpmanjay @inside_the_lab_podcast   https://repsforresponders.org  Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:27:54
January 12, 2021
Season 5 Episode 1 FT Dr. Kevin Gilmartin the author of "Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families"
Season 5 Episode 1 FT Dr. Kevin Gilmartin the author of "Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families"
Episode also out on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!  Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off your check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   ========================================================================================================================================= In episode 1, season 5 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Joseph had the opportunity to speak with retired Hostage Negotiator/LEO of Tucson Arizona, Dr. Kevin Gilmartin. Dr. Gilmartin is the author of "Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families". I  have been personally preaching this book for over two years now (when I first heard about it) and read it twice. We also reference this book during our Responder Talk group meetings. This conversation was an early Christmas gift. I personally believe this book should be part of the curriculum in every academy and read by LEO'S and their families all over the country.  We spoke about the biological and psychological changes that Officers face when during  and after their careers and touched on the ways Officers can improve their mindset and overall health. I am truly speechless and honored to have had this conversation with such a caring, intelligent, and determined retired Officer. Thank you Dr. Gilmartin for fighting the good fight and being a prime example of leadership!  If you are young on the job or want to become a first responder, this is for you. If you are on the job this is for you.  ========================================================================================================================================= "Dr. Gilmartin is a behavioral scientist specializing in law enforcement and public safety related issues. He is the author of the book Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families. He previously spent twenty years working in law enforcement in Tucson, Arizona. During his tenure he supervised the Hostage Negotiations Team and the Behavioral Sciences Unit. He is a former recipient of the International Association of Chiefs of Police-Parade Magazine, National Police Officer Citation Award for contributions during hostage negotiations. He presently maintains a consulting relationship with public safety and law enforcement agencies in the U.S, Canada and Australia.  The Department of Justice, FBI, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, New South Wales Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police have published his work. He holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and resides in Tucson, Arizona and Bend, Oregon."  =============================================================================== @reps_for_responders  @inside_the_lab_podcast   https://repsforresponders.org  Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:37:56
December 12, 2020
Season 4 Episode 7 FT NJ Det. Brad W (@godsbreacher)
Season 4 Episode 7 FT NJ Det. Brad W (@godsbreacher)
Episode also out on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!    Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off your check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   =========================================================================================================================================  In season 4 of episode 7 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank had the honor and opportunity to chat with NJ Veteran Detective, Brad W. All I can say is, this is thank you Brad. Thank you for being a beacon of light for all first responders and everyday people who are struggling. Brad opens up about his alcoholism, his ups and downs on the job and in life. Brad is about to hit 2 years of sobriety from alcohol and he could NOT do it alone, so remember you are never aIone...no mater how dark it gets.   If you are young on the job or want to become a first responder, this is for you. If you are on the job and struggling with alcohol or struggling with putting "the job first" this is for you. This episode is an ugly story turned beautiful and is honestly a must listen for every first responder if not cop no matter where you are in your career. Thank you again Brad for coming on the show and being not only a great team member of  Reps For Responders but a great man , cop and father figure. Keep up the hard work and inspiring other because  just for today you have helped me stay sober! ========================================================================================================================================= "Brad is a Detective and a 13 year veteran of Law Enforcement in NJ. He is also serves as a SWAT Operator on a Regional County SWAT Team. Brad attended the United States Military Academy at West Point as a member of the Class of 2004, where he played football. Along with his duties as a Detective and SWAT operator, Brad is a Master Resiliency Trainer for the State of NJ and teaches resiliency to Law Enforcement Officers throughout the state. He has a passion for working out and lifting heavy things and putting them down. He is a huge proponent of mental health both in the veteran and First Responder Community.." ========================================================================================================================================== @reps_for_responders  @godsbreacher  @inside_the_lab_podcast   https://repsforresponders.org  Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:10:27
November 25, 2020
Season 4 Episode 6 FT Swede Burns (Mfswede)
Season 4 Episode 6 FT Swede Burns (Mfswede)
Episode also out on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!    Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off your check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   =========================================================================================================================================  In season 4 of episode 6 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay  had the honor and opportunity to chat with Swede Burns. All we can say is, this is the episode you DO NOT want to miss. Swede was brutally honest in his journey on how he got to where he is today. It's people like Swede on why we started this podcast. Swede did not hold back about his past life experiences that made him the man he is today. To anyone who listens to this...you are never alone and you do not have to suffer in silence or beat yourself up from old life choices. Swede is more than a lifter, the creator of 5th set and a coach. He is a father/husband of honesty, strength, experience, hope and resilience. From Frank and Jay...we thank you for opening up about your past, your current life and what your plans are for the future. It's a man like you we need to listen and learn from. Thank you Swede for being a role model of the motto "Live...Learn...Pass on." ========================================================================================================================================= "Swede Burns, the creator of the 5thSet methodology and owner of Keyhole Barbell, is a lifter and coach with over 20 years of competitive experience. He was voted Powerlifting Coach of the Year in 2016. Swede is perhaps best known for his "total" as a coach: a proven track record, empathy, compassion, strategy, and ability to execute against it all consistently." ========================================================================================================================================== @reps_for_responders  @mfswede @therealjumpmanjay  @inside_the_lab_podcast  https://repsforresponders.
01:42:55
November 18, 2020
Season 4 Episode 5 FT Pro Strongwoman Liefia Ingalls (@Liefiasaurus)
Season 4 Episode 5 FT Pro Strongwoman Liefia Ingalls (@Liefiasaurus)
Episode also out on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!    Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off your check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   =========================================================================================================================================  In season 4 of episode 4 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay  had the honor and opportunity to chat with professional strongwoman Liefia Ingalls. Liefia was very open about how she got to where she is today. Liefia talks about her journey through the "Dark Forest" which in other words is the labyrinth. She opens up on how the Dark Forest is always there for her and of course for everyone...since she's been there before, she is more and more prepared to enter. Liefia speaks on how before strongman she started CrossFit which eventually led her to becoming a pro, and a professional strength coach. If you are a beginner lifter or want to start lifting, this is for you, if you are interested in strongman, this is for you, if you are about to head into the Dark Forest, this is for you! Thank you Liefia for coming on the show and sharing your strength, experience, and hope!! ========================================================================================================================================= "Liefia is a professional strength coach who combines her academic background with years of experience training athletes of all levels, and specializing in strength and power development.    She is a Professional Middleweight Strongwoman competitor, multi-time world champion, and multiple world record holder.  Most notably, she was the winner of the first ever Arnold Professional Strongwoman Championship in 2017, and went on to win titles as both Strongest Woman in the World and  World's Strongest Woman in 2018.   When not training herself or others for total world-domination, Liefia can be found traveling, napping, and collecting snacks." ========================================================================================================================================== @reps_for_responders  @Liefiasaurus @therealjumpmanjay  @inside_the_lab_podcast  https://repsforresponders.org Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:32:19
November 06, 2020
Season 4 Episode 4 FT John Glaude (@Obese_to_beast)
Season 4 Episode 4 FT John Glaude (@Obese_to_beast)
Episode also out on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!    Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off your check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   =========================================================================================================================================  In season 4 of episode 4 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay  had the honor and opportunity to chat with John Glaude. John was very open about his life when he weighed 360 LBS and opens up on how he got to where he is today. John is a very successful youtuber, podcaster and entrepreneur. Not only does John continue to pave the path with his positive life style, strength, experience and hope for himself, but for others as well and we condemn you for that! John also speaks about why he doesn't plan on getting skin surgery and how happy he is in his own body. If you are struggling with weight loss, mental health, or don't know where to start, this is FOR YOU! We would like to thank John for coming on the show because its people like him we need out there to say...I HAVE BEEN THERE AND I KNOW HOW TO GET OUT!!! ========================================================================================================================================= "John David Glaude runs the YouTube channel “Obese to Beast” to help people move from sickness to fitness. Glaude, who once weighed 360 lb., reclaimed his health with nutrition and CrossFit.  “I got to a point at my heaviest where I was OK with dying before I was 40,” Glaude says.  When Glaude realized his weight was preventing him from doing things he wanted to do, he implemented what he calls the “common sense diet”: He cut out soda, junk food and fast food.  “When you’re as heavy as I was, if you just make a small change, you’ll see a big result,” Glaude says. “I made that small change, saw a big result, was more motivated to make another change to see more results, and … it was like a domino effect.”  After dabbling in fitness competitions, Glaude found CrossFit Dark Side in El Cajon, California, and “fell in love,” he says.  “CrossFit has that community aspect of, like, you are doing the same workout as all these other people. You’re suffering together, and it makes the gym less of an isolated thing,” Glaude says.  When Glaude posted a video showing the loose skin he had left after his massive weight loss, it went viral. Today, “Obese to Beast” has 529,000 followers and  counting." ========================================================================================================================================== @reps_for_responders  @obese_to_beast @therealjumpmanjay  @inside_the_lab_podcast  https://repsforresponders.org Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:27:08
October 27, 2020
Season 4 Episode 3 FT Janae Kroc (@Janaemariekroc)
Season 4 Episode 3 FT Janae Kroc (@Janaemariekroc)
 Episode also out on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements!   Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!    Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off your check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   ========================================================================================================================================= In season 4 of episode 3 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay  had the honor and opportunity to chat with Janae Kroc. All we can say is THANK YOU! This episode speaks for itself and is  one of our favorite and inspirational ones yet. Janae refuses to suffer in silence any more and is a prime example of resiliency, hope, experience, and strength.  From the Marines, to a holding a world record in powerlifting, winning Bodybuilding shows, Janae is the definition of hard work and dedication. Janae uses her story to encourage others to be true to themselves and to fight for who YOU are. Thank you so much for coming on our show and thank you for your service. This episode will make YOU realize that You are NEVER ALONE! Again, this episode speaks for itself and we hope you all get to listen and find the courage to BE YOU! =========================================================================================================================================="Janae Marie “Kroc” Kroczaleski is a transgender woman who also identifies as gender fluid and non binary. Known previously as Matt Kroc she was one of the most successful and popular athletes in the sport of powerlifting prior to her transition.  She was known for her training intensity, mental toughness, and ability to overcome numerous serious injuries.   Janae is the former all time world record holder in the 220lb class having squatted 1014lbs, bench pressed 738lbs, and deadlifted 810lbs with a personal best total of 2,551lbs. She was the 2006 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic WPO World Middleweight Champion and after leaving powerlifting also became a successful bodybuilder having won the NPC Michigan State Championships in 2010 and later competing at the NPC National Championships in 2013.  Her well known exploits in the iron game lead to an exercise being named after her, the infamous “Kroc Row” which she has been known to perform with a three hundred pound dumbbell for up to thirteen reps.  Janae is also a United States Marine. She was on active duty from 1991 to 1995 and although her primary MOS (military occupational specialty) was infantry she was selected for Presidential security duty and served under President Clinton. Since coming out as transgender she has appeared on Inside Edition, TMZ, numerous radio shows and pod casts, and has been featured in the Huffington Post and Muscle & Fitness magazine. Most recently Janae was the subject of the award winning documentary Transformer which chronicled her life for two years after she was outed publicly as transgender.   Janae is also a cancer survivor, published author, licensed pharmacist, model, and proud parent of three teenage sons.  She is currently sharing her experiences as she navigates through life as an openly transgender/genderfluid/non-binary person on her social media pages as well as speaking at colleges and universities on the topics of gender and sexuality." ================================================================================================================================= @reps_for_responders  @Janaemariekroc  @therealjumpmanjay  @inside_the_lab_podcast  https://repsforresponders.org       Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:33:55
October 20, 2020
Season 4 Episode 2 US Air Force Veteran Andrew Hanus (@Heinous_Strength)
Season 4 Episode 2 US Air Force Veteran Andrew Hanus (@Heinous_Strength)
Episode also out on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements! Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!    Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off your check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   ========================================================================================================================================= In season 4 of episode 2 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay  had the opportunity to chat with Andrew Hanus. Andrew is a US Air Force K9 Veteran, a competitive Strongman, and competed in season 2 of NBC Titian Games. Andrew opens up about his life before, during and after the military and how is life changed after he lost his mother to cancer. HIs experience, strength, and hope got him to where he is today and he uses his story and lifting as a positive experience to help others. It was an honor to have Andrew on the show because Andrew is the type of person WE NEED in the world to show us when things can go wrong or if your feeling stuck, there is a way out. Thank you for your service and transparency, and thank you for sharing your story!  ==========================================================================================================================================""After graduating from Crestwood in 2006, Hanus said he spent a few years in his hometown until 2009 when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. There, he spent time as a military working dog handler with Beni, an explosives detection dog. That job, Hanus said, made him work hard to ensure that his team was never exposed to potentially hazardous situations. “It really drives you to have a very strong determination to be the best at what you’re doing,” Hanus said. “It definitely helped mold my character a lot in terms of determination and drive.” In 2012, Hanus began competing in Strongman competitions just for fun. In the military, he said, he was always eager to go out for athletic contests, challenges and events. He’s since competed in several Strongman events including the Official Strongman games. After nine years with the military, Hanus was honorably discharged in 2018. He left in order to pursue higher education. In 2014, he earned an associates degree which acted as a catalyst. Now, he has an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and two graduate degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Hanus currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Lexi Bhatti, and works as a manager of public grants at Montgomery County Community College. His coworkers only recently found out about his upcoming appearance on The Titan Games." ========================================================================================================================================== @reps_for_responders  @Heinous_Strength  @therealjumpmanjay  @inside_the_lab_podcast  https://repsforresponders.org Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:38:50
October 13, 2020
Season 4 Episode 1 FT Firefighter/CrossFit games athlete Matt Chan (@matt1chan)
Season 4 Episode 1 FT Firefighter/CrossFit games athlete Matt Chan (@matt1chan)
Episode also out on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and more! https://anchor.fm/Inside-The-Laybrinth   This episode is sponsored by No Matter What Apparel and Valor Supplements! Both Companies are owned by First Responders! Lets give back to First Responders who give back to us!    Use Code INSIDETHELAB for 10% off your check out at https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com   Use Code RFR10 for 10% off your check out at https://valorsupplements.net   ========================================================================================================================================= In season 4 of episode 1 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay  had the opportunity to chat with firefighter and CrossFit legend, Matt Chan. Matt is a firefighter in the Denver area, a top ranked Crossfit games athlete, and the winner of the 2020 Titan Games. Matt opens up about his early life and how he got into Crossfit and the dedication it took to become the best of the best. Matt also went through a traumatic accident bike accident where he almost lost his leg. Matt is the definition of never giving up and a role model for all athletes and First Responders. We want to thank Matt for coming on and sharing his journey with us and all our listeners because no matter what happens in life, their is always a way out and a way to improve if you let yourself. Thank you Matt for your resilience and powerful impact on the fitness and First Responder community!  ========================================================================================================================================== "Matt Chan originally took up CrossFit in his late 20s to help improve his endurance as a Denver area firefighter. After four Top 10 finishes at the CrossFit Games, however (including the runner-up slot in 2012), Chan became a full-time athlete and one of the most popular and knowledgeable veterans in the sport.  Already 30 when he made his Games debut in 2008, Chan had to battle through injuries and out-work a growing field of younger challengers to maintain his drive for the podium. In 2013, despite nagging knee problems, he showed his heart and resolve by taking first place at a Regional competition for an incredible sixth straight year. The next summer, a horrific bike accident threatened not only his competitive career, but his ability to walk. True to form, though, Chan battled back again and improbably produced a Top 10 finish at the 2015 Southwest Regionals—not enough for a return to the Games, but another bold statement from one of the sport’s most respected ambassadors.  Throughout his career, Matt Chan has taken a very active role as a Rogue athlete and advisor, helping to co-develop his own Signature Series line of products. This includes his personally designed 28.5mm bushing barbell, the Rogue Chan Bar.  Matt and his wife Cherie are on the CrossFit Trainers Staff and live in Boulder, CO."  @reps_for_responders  @matt1chan  @therealjumpmanjay  @inside_the_lab_podcast  https://repsforresponders.org  Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:32:55
October 06, 2020
Season 3 Episode 7 FT NYPD SGT Julissa Camacho (Simply_me007)
Season 3 Episode 7 FT NYPD SGT Julissa Camacho (Simply_me007)
In season 3 of episode 7 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank and Jay had the opportunity to chat with NYPD SGT Julissa Camacho. All we can say is WOW! We recorded this episode a month ago but wanted to leave it for the season finale for a reason. We couldn't thank Julissa enough for being so brutally HONEST AND COURAGEOUS in this episode. Julissa opens up about her early family life and how her household suffered from addiction. She also opens up about being a foster child and how her mother unfortunately just passed away a few months ago. This is the story, First Responder or not, everyone needs to hear. Julissa is a very spiritual person who uses God, powerlifting, bodybuilding, and fitness as a huge outlet to keep going in her life...day by day. Julissa has competed in bodybuilding shows, a member of the NYPD Powerlifting Team, and just recently became promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Anyone who needs some motivation and a great comeback story of never giving up...this is for you! Again, thank you Julissa for coming on and being so brave!   ========================================================================================================================================== “A lot of my motivation comes from a lot of the struggles I’ve been through in my life.  I feel like when I exercise, it’s a positive outlet. I feel a sense of release, a sense of peace when I come to the gym.  It’s very therapeutic for me,” Julie Camacho told Overmyer."  “I was born and raised in the Bronx.  Actually when I was 2 years old… they found me and my sister riding the train alone,” she said. Camacho was found in the subway by the NYPD. Little did she know, one day that uniform would be hers. “We were put into the foster care system… we ended up homeless and living in shelters,” Camacho said. She lived in a shelter that’s right next to the precinct she now works in. @Simply_me007 @reps_for_responders @therealjumpmanjay @inside_the_lab_podcast https://repsforresponders.org Youtube: Reps For Responders https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/05/03/i-dont-quit-at-anything-i-do-from-foster-care-to-the-nypd-bodybuilder-julie-camacho-tackles-lifes-obstacles/
01:15:04
September 16, 2020
Season 3 Episode 6 FT Retired Cal Fire Captain Bill Grundler (@Billgrundler)
Season 3 Episode 6 FT Retired Cal Fire Captain Bill Grundler (@Billgrundler)
In season 3 of episode 6 of Inside the Labyrinth Podcast, Frank had the opportunity to chat with retired Cal Fire Captain and owner of CrossFit Inferno, Bill Grundler. Bill talks about how Covid affected him and his gym but talks about overcoming the beast when his gym had to close. Bill also speaks about his journey from when he was 30 years old to how he is now in his 50's. Bill was very honest about his journey and talks about his experience with stress and when he was hospitalized in his 30's that changed his life forever. Bill is the perfect example of how life should be lived after you retire from being a First Responder. When you retire, you have a whole life ahead of you to enjoy and that's what Bill does by still helping others in the gym! Thank you Bill for your service, great laughs, and being so honest and humble. If you are a First Responder, this is for you...if you are about to retire or fighting high stress levels, this is for you...if you are into CrossFit or just overall training, this is for you! ========================================================================================================================================== "A father to two beautiful girls, a lifelong athlete and competitor, a long time coach, A CrossFit affiliate owner, CrossFit Games Masters Athlete, 2nd Fittest 45-49yr old in the world 2015, commentator/broadcaster/analyst for the CrossFit Games, fitness consultant to public safety agencies, and a retired captain from the CAL FIRE Department. The thing that drives me every day is the improvement and advancement of people I work with. Let me use my knowledge and experience to help you get to the places you've always wanted to go." @reps_for_responders @billgrundler @inside_the_lab_podcast repsforresponders.org Youtube: Reps For Responders
01:24:24
September 09, 2020
Season 3 Episode 5 FT Former Navy Seal Jeff Nichols (@Jeffcscs)
Season 3 Episode 5 FT Former Navy Seal Jeff Nichols (@Jeffcscs)
In season 3 of episode 5 of Inside The Labyrinth Podcast, Jay and I had the privilege  of having  the honorable Jeff Nichols on our show. Jeff opened up about his battle with addiction, what type of he training he does now compared to what he did a few years ago, and how he still gives back to first responders and Military today. Jeff also talks about whats going on with society today with some rational and key points. This was truly an honorable and great experience for Jay and I. We will take this episode with us for the rest of our lives no matter where we go and we hope you guys do the same. Any first responder, Military personnel, or anyone serious about training or trying to make a change to their lifestyle, this is for you! Thank you Jeff for your service and coming on the show!!!   ==================================================================================================================   "Performance First Founder  Exercise Physiologist  US Navy  – 11 Years  Jeff Nichols physically prepares current and future candidates / athletes for the Military, Law Enforcement, and Fire Fighters.  Nichols also works with adult athletes among various amateur and professional athletics sports.  Nichols began his career as a graduate assistant strength coach at Troy University in 2002.  After college Nichols joined the US Navy where he honorably served for eleven years.  Nichols earned his Bachelors in Exercise Physiology from Troy University in 2002 and previously earned his Associates at Indian Hills Community College.  Jeff holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator.  " ========================================================================================================================================  @Jeffcscs  @Therealjumpmanjay  @reps_for_responders   @inside_the_lab_podcast  youtube: Reps For Responders  https://repsforresponders.org  https://www.performancefirstus.com    https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com/collections/feature-product/products/reps-for-responders      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OMSkIgD7Uk
01:29:06
September 01, 2020
Season 3 Episode 4 FT John Meadows (@mountaindog1)
Season 3 Episode 4 FT John Meadows (@mountaindog1)
In season 3 of episode 4 of Inside The Labyrinth Podcast, Jay and I had the privilege of having  John Meadows on our show. All we can say is wow. This episode was one of our favorites. If you want to hear a come back story of someone defeating death twice, this is for you. John recently had a heart attack on May 11, 2020. ==========================================================================================================================================  If you want to hear a story of someone never giving up on his dreams since 13 years old, this is for you. John also grew up with no mother or father and was raised by his grandmother. John opens up about his mom being addicted to drugs and alcohol and we commend you for that. John is more than a pro bodybuilder and a business man. John is an inspirational, intelligent and caring individual that went through the labyrinth with swords swinging. This episode is a must listen to if you are a bodybuilder, grew up with addiction in your house, an entrepreneur,  a father, or anyone having trouble in their life! ========================================================================================================================================== "John Meadows is an American professional bodybuilder and entrepreneur with an intriguing story. While John now boasts a successful career as an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and fitness company owner, his journey towards the top was extremely difficult. Growing up, John never met his father, and his mother died at an extremely young age. This meant John only had his grandmother to take care of him. When his grandmother tragically passed away in 1999, John was left alone without his family to support him. As the years went by, John continued to face new adversities in his life. During his early days in bodybuilding, John suffered from a rare colon disease. After fighting the disease for several months, his colon burst – almost resulting in his death. Luckily, John was quickly rushed to an emergency room where his life was saved. After several months of recovery, John was finally back on his feet. Coming back into bodybuilding, John used the very obstacles that almost cost him his life as ‘fuel’ to grow stronger. Ever since he recovered from the colon surgery, John has gone on to become a successful bodybuilder, entrepreneur, and inspiration for many people all over the world." ========================================================================================================================================== @Inside_The_Lab_Podcast  @Mountaindog1 @Therealjumpmanjay @reps_for_responders    @granitesupplements                                            www.repsforresponders.org     https://www.nomatterwhatapparel.com/collections/reps-for-responders
01:21:42
August 26, 2020
Season 3 Episode 3 FT NYPD Officer Jess (@Jess.Olivieri)
Season 3 Episode 3 FT NYPD Officer Jess (@Jess.Olivieri)
In season 3 of episode 3 of Inside The Labyrinth Podcast, Jay and I had the privilege of having  NYPD Officer Jess on our show. Jess opens up about how she was an introvert in High School  and the journey she took to where she is today. Not only is Jess an Officer but Jess has been riding horses her whole life and is part of the NYPD Mounted unit. Jess also competes in the NPC  which are Bikini show competitions. Jess is the perfect example of someone who takes care of herself physically, mentally and spiritually. Jess  is a prepared role model for the NYPD. We say prepared because she prepares her food, knows what work outs shes doing for her training (In season and off season) has goals, and accomplishes them! If you are a first responder and thinking how can someone balance all of this out? Well this is for you. If you are thinking about being a Cop and especially with the NYPD this is for you! We want to thank Jess for coming on our show and being so brave and courageous with her story and her will to help others!  ========================================================================================================================================== @Inside_The_Lab_Podcast  @Jess.Olivieri @Therealjumpmanjay @reps_for_responders   repsforresponders.org 
01:13:30
August 20, 2020
Season 3 Episode 2 FT NYPD Detective Vaughan (@Fit4dutyfitness)
Season 3 Episode 2 FT NYPD Detective Vaughan (@Fit4dutyfitness)
In season 3 of episode 2 of Inside The Labyrinth Podcast, Jay and I had the privilege of having on NYPD Detective and 2x IFBB Pro Champion Vaughan on our show. Vaughan is a veteran Detective with 19 years of service with the NYPD. Vaughan laid out his career from start to finish with a picture perfect image. Vaughan is one of those guys you want on your team not only because of his experience and hard work but his honesty and compassion. Vaughan talks about his early patrol days, to his SNU and anti crime days to where he is a detective now. Vaughans road was not paved perfect and he talks about the struggles he had to go through to get where he is today. The thing about Vaughan is he did not let a set back control his destiny, he controlled his own destiny and is a perfect example of being the best you can be no matter what life throws at you. Vaughan also talks about how he earned his bodybuilding pro card while being an officer and how he also got to compete in the Bodybuilding Olympia in 2011. If you want to hear and learn experience from a  veteran and a pro...well this ones for you! Thank you Detective Vaughan for traveling through the labyrinth with us and sharing your story! Keep motivating people and cops because we need more people like you!!! ========================================================================================================================================== @Fit4dutyfitness @inside_the_lab_podcast  @reps_for_responders @therealjumpmanjay repsforresponders.org 
01:10:54
August 15, 2020
Season 3 Episode 1 FT Brittany Diamond (B_dimez)
Season 3 Episode 1 FT Brittany Diamond (B_dimez)
In season 3 of episode 1 of Inside The Labyrinth Podcast, Jay and I had the privilege of having on pro Strongwoman and 3x 3rd Strongest Woman in The World (MW) Brittany Diamond on our show. Brittany shares her experience as a young lifter and college athlete to the journey she took to where she is now. Brittney has the attitude and personality of doing what ever it takes to be the best in her craft. Brittany opens up about strongman, her bodybuilding journey and how she deals with everyday life. Brittany is the example of a strong and determined woman that many should look up to! If you think “lifting will get me big or fat” think again. Brittany will changes that perception with her physique, mindset, and determination! We can’t wait to see you break more records and follow your journey! Thank you for being so brave and coming on our show to help share your journey and light into lifting and everyday life!! =====================================@b_dimez @reps_for_responders @therealjumpmanjay @inside_the_lab_podcast Repsforresponders.org =====================================Available now on Apple podcast, Spotify, Anchor, and all major platforms.
01:18:24
August 04, 2020
Season 2 Episode 7 FT Stan Efferding (@Stanefferding)
Season 2 Episode 7 FT Stan Efferding (@Stanefferding)
In season 2 of episode 7 of Inside The Labyrinth Podcast, Aaron and I had the privilege of having one of the most dedicated and disciplined guys in the fitness game, Stan Efferding, on the podcast. "Stan Efferding is an IFBB Professional bodybuilder and World Record Holding Powerlifter. He is one of only 10 men in the world to ever total over 2,300 pounds raw in competition. Stan holds the title as the Worlds Strongest Bodybuilder. Stan studied Exercise Science at the University of Oregon and has been training high school, Collegiate, and Professional athletes for over 25 years. Stan conducts seminars all over the country for various sports and nutrition and training techniques. He has appeared in many magazines and writes for Muscular Development, Flex Magazine and Power Magazine.Stan is also a successful Entrepreneur having built three different start-up businesses into multi-million dollar companies."  ========================================================================================================================================== In this episode we talk about how 10 minute walks can change your life, the vertical diet and how eating has a big impact on the mind, body, and soul. Stan also discuses some workouts to complete if you only have 30-45 minutes to workout a day. After listening to this episode you should feel a sense of clarity with yourself by knowing the game is simple to play but it is hard to keep up. Aaron and I want to thank Stan for coming on the show and being a huge inspiration for people all around the world who want to make themselves better! Thank you Stan for your transparency and knowledge!  @Stanefferding @Huge_Fat_Loser @Reps_For_Responders  Repsforresponders.org
01:12:51
July 07, 2020
Season 2 Episode 6 FT Riki Tyminski(@Rikityminski) and Dan Tyminski (@Boomsauce39)
Season 2 Episode 6 FT Riki Tyminski(@Rikityminski) and Dan Tyminski (@Boomsauce39)
In season 2 of episode 6 of Inside The Labyrinth Podcast, Jay and I had the privilege of having our first power couple on the show, Riki and Dan. They are both military veterans and fitness machines. Riki is an elite powerlifter in her weight class and a nutrition coach.  Dan is an Army combat veteran, has competed in the crossfit games and is currently a FDNY firefighter. We commend them for being so open about their journey in life and the struggles they have overcame. After the Army, Dan opens up about his addiction battle and talks about how he overcame is demons. If you are into lifting, living, and becoming a better version of yourself while leaving the excuses behind you, this is for you! Jay and I want to thank both Riki and Dan for coming on and sharing your guys story...thank you for your service!!  =========================================================================================================================================   @Boomsauce39  @Rikityminski @therealjumpmanjay @reps_for_responders  Repsforresponders.org
01:28:50
June 30, 2020
Season 2 Episode 4 FT Brandon Lilly & Syn Martinez
Season 2 Episode 4 FT Brandon Lilly & Syn Martinez
In season 2 of episode 4 of Inside The Labyrinth Podcast, Jay and I had the privilege of having two power houses and leaders on the show, Brandon Lilly And Syn  Martinez. "Brandon is a top ranked powerlifter, author of "The Cube Method", and "365STRONG", as well as a respected strength coach. Brandon is ranked as one of the strongest powerlifters of All-Time, having world class totals in multiple weight class, raw, and equipped — *2,110 lbs Raw Belt Only, *2,237 lbs Raw with Knee Wraps and *2,612 lbs Multiply Equipped. His efforts as a lifter, and a coach have helped cause a paradigm shift in the sport of powerlifting. His Cube Method has helped over a dozen men total 2,000 lbs or more in raw divisions, and over twenty women total over 1,000 lbs."  =========================================================================================================================================    "AfroBrutality is a mindset for people who care about being healthy, who care about succeeding in life by any and all means, who will do whatever it takes to add positivity to their life and the people around them," "We're after a mindset of people who want to lead a positive life and won't let life dictate how that looks and feels." Martinez tells BuzzFeed Health he needed something that captured the spirit of their loose collective of mostly black and Latino athletes that started working out together in 2008, as well as Martinez's non-conformist, in-your-face approach to fitness, and the super-hardcore CrossFit workouts they were doing. He drew a skull with an afro and a middle finger as the handle of the afro pick. He called it Afro Brutality." ========================================================================================================================================== Not only was this episode one of my favorite podcasts, but it was one of my favorite conversations I have ever had. Brandon shares his life experience and how a traumatic lifting injury changed his life forever in 2014. Not only was Brandon very honest about his journey but he admitted his faults during his journey which made him who he is today. Syn speaks on how AfroBrutality was created and how he first met Brandon. Syn does not hold back and is the definition of starting an idea from scratch and turning a dream into a reality. If you are looking for life experience and the willing to change, this is for you. Jay and I want to thank both of you leaders for coming on the show and making a difference. Its conversations like this one that show no matter who we are, we all have struggles and we all have the opportunity to grow and make ourselves better. @afrobrutality            @brandonlilly3     @therealjumpmanjay @reps_for_responders  Repsforresponders.org
01:36:57
June 24, 2020
Season 2 Episode 5 FT Cory Gregory (Corgygfitness)
Season 2 Episode 5 FT Cory Gregory (Corgygfitness)
In Season 2 of episode 5 of Inside The Labyrinth podcast, Jay and I had the privilege of speaking with and learning from Cory Gregory. This episode meant a lot to me because back in 2012 when I was training for College football, Cory was one of the main guys I looked up to. There was an app called "8 Tracks" which would play random music, or I would play motivational talks that Cory was featured in. Cory was a huge part of my journey for 8 years and still is today. Cory speaks about how he grinded his way through life from growing up with little money, to working in a coal mine, to breaking powerlifting records, becoming a pro bodybuilder, and much more. This episode spoke volume from the start. If you are looking to make yourself better in the fitness and business world, this episode is for you. If you need to get out of your own head, this episode is for you. If you want to hear from a man who went from living in a small trailer to owning his own successful business...this episode is for you.  Jay and I want to thank you for WAKING OUR ASSES UP and for taking your time to drop knowledge and laughs with us. LUNGE UNIVERSITY!     ========================================================================================================================================== "From coal miner to cover model, you say? Cory Gregory was built from a foundation of grit and willpower to make his life something special. Sharp as a tack in areas of training and nutrition, Cory breathes, eats, and sleeps the iron lifestyle. Since opening his first training studio at the age of 20, Cory has gone on to open The Old School Gym with Dustin Myers, a childhood mate. Mr. Gregory is the "who's who" of the fitness industry: double-digit cover model, elite powerlifter, professional bodybuilder, and did we mention he squats every day? This man is on the up and up!" ========================================================================================================================================== Episode is also out on youtube under "Reps For Responders" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTd4wqeCdxA&t=219s @Corygfitness @JumpmanJay @Reps_For_Responders  Repsforresponders.org
01:15:32
June 23, 2020
Season 2 Episode 3 Ft Chris Gronkowski (ChrisGronkowski)
Season 2 Episode 3 Ft Chris Gronkowski (ChrisGronkowski)
In season 2 of episode 3 of Inside The Labyrinth Podcast, Jay and I had the privilege of having former NFL player, the Iceshaker creator and king, Chris Gronkowski speak about his life and football experience. “Christopher Gronkowski is an American entrepreneur and former football fullback who played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at the University of Arizona.” ========================================================================================================================================== Chris is one of those guys that practices what he preaches. Chris is not only very humble but just a nice, happy go lucky, and funny guy to talk to. Chris talks about growing up in Buffalo with all his brothers from playing High school football, to college football, to making it to the league and how he created his Iceshaker business that was featured on shark tank. If your a football fan this is for you. If your interested it business and hard work this is for you. Chris gives back to first responders, military, the gym community and many walks of life. Chris lives, learns, and passes on. Iceshaker also created a customized Reps For Responders bottle that it available for a limited time only! For every bottle sold Iceshaker will donate a portion to the Reps For Responders charity! Link will be down below or in my Instagram bio. Jay and I can’t wait to get a lift in with you one day in NY. Thank you Chris for everything and sharing your time with us! Go Bucs!! ========================================================================================================================================== @chrisgronkowski @therealjumpmanjay @reps_for_responders Repsforresponders.org
56:07
June 14, 2020
Season 2 Episode 2 FT Ed Coan (@EddyCoan)
Season 2 Episode 2 FT Ed Coan (@EddyCoan)
In season 2 of episode 2 of Inside The Labyrinth, Jay and I had the privilege of having the GOAT, the Legend, whatever you want to call him, Ed Coan speak about his life and powerlifting experience. "Edward "Ed" Ignatius Coan (born July 24, 1963) is an American powerlifter. He is widely regarded throughout the powerlifting world as the greatest powerlifter of all time. Coan has set over 71 world records in powerlifting. Throughout his active career in international powerlifting competition Ed Coan has set over 71 world records in powerlifting. He became the lightest person to cross the 2,400 lb. barrier in the powerlifting total (a sum of three lifts: the deadlift, bench, and squat). He set an all-time powerlifting record total at 2,463 pounds, even though at the time he was not in the heaviest weight class. Coan's best single ply lifts: Squat - 1019 lbs (~462 kg) Bench press - 584 lbs (~265 kg) Deadlift - 901 lbs (~409 kg) raw by today's standards with only singlet and belt Total: 2463.6 lbs (1117.5 kg)" ========================================================================================================================================== It was a true honor and a blessing to not only have the best strongman on our show in season 1 but the best powerlifter on as well. Ed is not only a great lifter but the Obi Wan Kenobi of lifting, coaching and life experience. This is an episode you DO NOT want to miss. Ed tells it how it is and calls a spade a spade. If you want the truth and some laughs here it is. Thank you Ed for coming on and sharing your life experience and thank you for being a friend of ours now!  ========================================================================================================================================== @eddycoan @therealjumpmanjay @reps_for_responders Repsforresponders.org
01:25:45
June 13, 2020
Season 2 Episode 1 FT Chris Bell (bigstrongfast)
Season 2 Episode 1 FT Chris Bell (bigstrongfast)
In season 2 of episode 1 of Inside The Labyrinth, Jay and I had the privilege of having Chris Bell speak about his life and recovery experience. "Chris is an American director, producer and writer, known for his documentaries Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008 as Christopher Bell), Trophy Kids, and Prescription Thugs (2015). His work is focused on the impact that society has on our consumption and addictions, especially to prescription drugs. Chris provides great insight on the ways that American culture forms our decision making. He continues to be an outspoken advocate for those suffering from addiction and their families." Chris is 6 years sober and shares his trial and errors along the way. Chris also shares on how changing his diet has improved his mindset and physical appearance.  ========================================================================================================================================== Chris has been a big help in my recovery and my fathers. Jay and I want to thank Chris for coming on and being so humble about his journey which ultimately led to helping a lot others. *Disclaimer this podcast is for informational purposes only. Chris is not a doctor and this is not medical advice, this is Chris's sobriety journey and what happened to him.* ========================================================================================================================================== @bigstrongfast @therealjumpmanjay @reps_for_responders Repsforresponders.org
01:26:28
May 31, 2020
Episode 7 FT Mike Smith (NYPD Detective)
Episode 7 FT Mike Smith (NYPD Detective)
In episode 7 of Inside The Labyrinth Jay and I had the privilege of having Mike, a 15 Year NYPD veteran inside the Labyrinth. Mike talks about his career from the start and where he is now. Mike has been inside the labyrinth himself but never let the Minotaur defeat him, from being a beat cop to being in some of the most well known units within the NYPD. Mike is also the captain and leader of the NYPD powerlifting team. If you are thinking about being a cop, or you are a cop, or thinking of retiring, this one is for you! Jay and I want to thank Mike for coming inside the Labyrinth and being a powerful voice with his career and life experience. We also want to thank everyone who listened to season one and if you missed any of these episodes, well you gotta hop in the labyrinth because its a ride! ========================================================================================================================================== @thesmith72 @nypd_powerlifting @therealjumpmanjay  @reps_for_responders  Repsforresponders.org
56:23
May 17, 2020
Episode 6 FT Brian Shaw (x4 Worlds Strongest Man)
Episode 6 FT Brian Shaw (x4 Worlds Strongest Man)
In episode 6 of Inside The Labyrinth Jay and I had the privilege to chat with Brian Shaw, x4 Worlds Strongest man and x3 Arnold Classic Strongman winner. All I can say is that we are thankful and truly honored to have Brian share his life experience of  his life before strongman, during strongman, and what he does to stay in it year after year.  ========================================================================================================================================== If you are feeling down or need any type of motivation/preaching especially during today's time, this is for you. We want to thank all ours listeners who have listened in so far. This one is for you guys!! A huge thanks to Brian for spending an hour and a half with us and giving us his time. Brian is one of the nicest and realist people I have ever talked to. They defiantly don't make em like Brian anymore! A true warrior mindset in the gym and outside the gym. Thank you Brian! BE GREAT!  ========================================================================================================================================== @shawstrength @therealjumpmanjay @reps_for_responders   Repsforresponders.org
01:25:41
May 09, 2020
Episode 5 FT Dani Tocci (Saint Thomas Aquinas strength and conditioning coach)
Episode 5 FT Dani Tocci (Saint Thomas Aquinas strength and conditioning coach)
In episode 5 we had the honor to speak with a bad ass warrior inside and outside the gym. Dani dropped some real wisdom and knowledge that she gained from her own personal life experiences and the hard work she put in. First responder or not, you don’t want to miss this. She’s the definition of completing the hero journey and coming out stronger! We appreciate you Dani for dropping knowledge bombs and giving our listeners some great life tips on sleeping, nutrition, and the mental will power to never give up! ===================================== Dani Tocci is helping individuals gain strength beyond the barbell. As a collegiate strength and conditioning coach and nutrition consultant she believes that your quality of an individuals life can be drastically improved by nutrition, sleep and stress management. =====================================She holds a Masters in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Psychology and has worked with All NCAA division athletes, professional athletes and many individuals with high stress jobs. @reps_for_responders @therealjumpmanjay @dtocc Repsforresponders.org
55:17
May 03, 2020
Episode Four Ft. Alan Thrall From Untamed Strength
Episode Four Ft. Alan Thrall From Untamed Strength
In this episode Alan unfolded part of his life in the marines and how it effected him when he left. Alan is the owner of Untamed Strength in Sacramento, California. I had the chance to meet Alan in person and workout in his gym. Alan is one of those people where you just know what he says he means and is an example of a leader. Not only is Alan a successful gym owner, strongman and father, but he is very intelligent inside and outside the gym. ==========================================================================================================================================  @reps_for_responders  @therealjumpmanjay  @untamedstrength ========================================================================================================================================== “Alan Thrall is the owner of Untamed Strength. His love for strength training started at a very young age and his unquenchable desire to always learn more has lead him to pursue his passion of helping others experience the fulfillment of getting stronger inside the gym and in their day to day lives. Alan is a Marine Corps veteran who served as a presidential security guard as well as a “World Famous” Body Bearer at Arlington National Cemetery. During his stint in the Marine Corps Alan signed up for his first local amatuer Strongman competition and this sparked a competitive fire that has lead him to compete in many Strongman competitions as well as Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting meets. Alan has personal experience as an athlete, a coach, and a promoter for the sport of Strongman.” Repsforresponders.org
39:44
April 28, 2020
Episode Three Ft. James Geering From Behind The Shield
Episode Three Ft. James Geering From Behind The Shield
In this episode we hit an emotional topic: How to get over the loss of a coworker, especially as a first responder. James talks about his experience being a firefighter and EMT in both Florida and California, his childhood, and how a doctor in England told him he was he was color blind, but when he came to the states he found out other wise.  James is an awesome and inspiring individual, inside and out with a TON of life experience and wisdom. It was a huge honor to have him on our show. Check out Jame's podcast “Behind The Shield!” ==========================================================================================================================================  @reps_for_responders  @therealjumpmanjay  @behindtheshield911   Repsforresponders.org ========================================================================================================================================== "James was born in England and spent almost thirty years there before emigrating to the U.S.  In James's early years he was in a spectrum of jobs from lifeguard to stuntman. James had always dreamed of becoming a Firefighter but was told as a child that his poor color vision would disqualify him from the process.  It wasn't until James moved to America that he realized that the vision deficit was mild and was a poor excuse for not following his dream.  James promptly enrolled in the Fire Academy and the rest is history. James has been a Firefighter/Paramedic for fifteen years now and still loves it as much as his first day on the job.  James is also a Crossfit coach and a graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. At the start of his firefighting career he felt invincible and thought that the only danger to his health would be in a building collapse or burn over.  As the years have progressed, he began to notice a trend of ill health in his profession.  Retirees would pass away soon after they left. Young firemen got fatal illnesses and depression claimed the lives of many of his brothers and sisters. James incurred several injuries on the job despite being a lifelong athlete, realizing that his training was creating some glaring weaknesses.  James started on a path of self reflection and ultimately healing, which took him to some of the greatest minds in the wellness world.  Through questioning everything James had been taught, he began to deconstruct the entire fitness community and rebuild from the ground up.  He realized that there was a giant void in the area of First Responder wellness.  The advice and literature that was out there seemed outdated and disconnected from the rigors of shift life.  There was only one solution; fill that void with the amazing knowledge he encountered along my his own journey of self healing and repair."
51:52
April 21, 2020
Episode Two Ft. Josh Bryant From Jail House Strong
Episode Two Ft. Josh Bryant From Jail House Strong
In this podcast, Frankie and Jay had the honor of interviewing and podcasting with Josh Bryant who is the author of Jail House Strong. Josh holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science and is a well renowned industry expert, recently named the International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA) Director of Applied Strength and Power Development. He trains and coaches some of the strongest and most-muscular athletes in the world both in person and via the Internet, some of whom are multiple all-time, world-record holders and IFBB Pro bodybuilders.  As an athlete, he was the youngest person in power lifting history to bench press 600 lbs. He also squatted 909 lbs and deadlifted 810 lbs in competition.  Josh shares his knowledge via seminars, books, courses and in-person/online training. He also just published a new book called "Tactical Strongman",  which can be found on Amazon.  In our second episode of "Inside the Labryinth", we cover different ways to train physically with a focus on first responders. We talk about why strongman training is important, how sleep and stress effects the body, and what alcohol does to the body and the mind, especially when one is under stress.  Josh pulls his knowledge from real life experiences, and we  thank you, Josh, for joining our podcast to share it with our listeners! Please bare with us as we are podcasting via Skype due to everything that is going on! We are trying to figure out the best way to record these. Thank you. @Reps_For_Responders @TheRealJumpManJay @JailHouseStrong  Repsforresponders.org
53:23
April 14, 2020
Inside The Labyrinth First Episode FT. Huge_Fat_Loser (NYPD SGT)
Inside The Labyrinth First Episode FT. Huge_Fat_Loser (NYPD SGT)
Welcome to the Inside The Labyrinth podcast hosted by two New York Police Officers from two different Departments. We will keep our mission quick and simple: Make the world a better place to lift, live, and think in. Here you will hear the stories of humans from all different backgrounds who went through the darkest of times and came out of the Labyrinth a stronger person mentally and physically!  We had the honor and privilege to interview Aaron who is a New York City Police Sergeant with the Health and Wellness Unit, a newly developed unit within the NYPD. Aaron talks about what the unit entails and also shares his incredible weight loss journey and how he became, in his own words, a “loser” to a work out machine, a Sergeant in New York City, and a fitness role model for all.  Stay with us here as we recorded our first interview via Skype which got a little choppy!  @Reps_For_Responders  @TheRealJumpManJay @Huge_Fat_Loser Repsforresponders.org
37:48
March 31, 2020