Obstacle Dominator

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre interview Lance Cummings, director of training at SEALFit. 

Lance retired from Active Duty Navy Service with 30 years of combined Active and Reserve service. After graduating BUD/s Class 124 he deployed overseas in support of US Foreign Policy with six different SEAL teams on both the east and west coast. He served at the Naval Special Warfare Center as a Basic Underwater/SEAL (BUD/s) instructor where he earned his Master Training Specialist classification. Lance also worked several State Department Security Team contracts with private employers during his time in the Naval Reserves

An accomplished athlete, he has represented the United States at the international level in Military Pentathlon, Naval Pentathlon, and continues to compete as a member of Team USA in numerous paddling competitions. He has won several Marksmanship awards in inter-service competition in both handgun and carbine categories. His current hobbies include Outrigger Canoe racing, mountain biking, running, and CrossFit training.

A licensed Chiropractor, Lance also is certified in Cold Laser Therapy, Functional Mobility, Thermal Imaging, and is a registered Emergency Medical Technician. His certifications and experiences include:

  • Honor Graduate, US Army Master Fitness Trainer Academy
  • SEAL Team Training Officer
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • NAUI Scuba Instructor
  • US Navy Master Training Specialist
  • Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Doctorate in Chiropractic, Life University, Marietta GA
  • BS Education, Southern Illinois University
  • American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Instructor
  • TRX Suspension Training Level 1, 2 and Sports Rehabilitation Trainer
  • Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Level II Certified
  • Structural Functional Movement Assessment Certified
  • US Military Pentathlon Athlete
  • US Navy Pentathlon Athlete
  • USA Mens Dragon Boat Team 2011, 2013, 2015 – Team physician and competitor
  • Outrigger Canoe USA/World Championship Teams

Lance also once paddled from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal in 15 hours. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The hardest obstacles Lance faced in military pentathlon...

-Lance's top recommendation for minimizing and fixing injuries...

-Lance's favorite part about being that guy at Kokoro who strikes fear in the hearts of participants... -What drives Lance to achieve so much... -Whether Lance plans on doing any Spartans or Tough Mudders or BattleFrog races in the near future... -And much more! Resources we discuss include the book Unbreakable, the Functional Movement Screen, 8 Weeks to SEALFit and more! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

 Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
Direct download: ObstacleDominator40.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:52am PST

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