AOF:219 Grizzly bears, biking adventure, and a calling found in the mountains.

Our guest is as passionate about the outdoors as anyone we have had on the show. We talk about his calling and many of the adventures that have come along with it.

Of his personal achievements, he completed an 1800 mile bikepack from Banff, Canada to his home in Colorado.

From day to day, you can find Jalen on his bike exploring obscure regions of wilderness and sharing his travel stories to Colorado’s Afro communities.

IG: @brothajalen

Sponsors: Backpacker’s Pantry, Boulder

CO Special Cause: Outdoor Afro

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AOF:218 From Mobility WOD HQ, functional training for adaptive athletes.

Max Conserva is back on the show to share a new training protocol he helped develop for coaches and trainers to work better with adaptive athletes.  Before reading anymore be sure to check out the program here.

So many trainers simply pass off the opportunity to work with athletes with prosthetics or other obstacles when it could be a rewarding and inspiring experience for both.

Today, we talk about the road Max went down to make sure he could reach more athletes like himself.  He lost most of a leg to an accident when he was a youngster.  Hear about it here from his first time on the show.  We hope you will love the show and share with a trainer or coach you know!

 

Note from the host:  Max is a great inspiration.  Showing athletes and trainers that there can be so m uch more to training when it comes to adaptive athletes.  I have personally worked with just about every type of athlete you can imagine.  The challenge and reward to get someone who was told they couldn’t do something for a lifetime is why I will always work with anyone willing to just try their best.  It’s made all the difference in the world in my career.  Here is one of my favorite clients tackling a mountain.

 

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AOF:217 Former Olympian finding better ways to deal with injuries with technology.

Ian Warner is a serial entrepreneur, former collegiate and Olympic athlete, and now, a father and husband.  We talk about the idea he has had for year that he finally made happen and the friend he lost that inspires him everyday to keep going.

 

We talk about failures along the way that give us the patience we really need to make something happen and the mindset that quitting just isn’t an option as a catalyst for success.  This show is where being an athlete and overall good person intersect. Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/aof to support the show and learn more. If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “aof” as a referral!