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Episode 20: Shaun Huls joins us to discus the modern SEAL and their training


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10/3/2010 | Download File (20.67 MB)

On this podcast we talk with Shaun Huls from the Advanced Expeditionary Force SOCOMM at Camp Little Creek in Norfolk VA.  A strength and conditioning specialist, Shaun has worked with elite and pro athletes in football, baseball, track and field, MMA and endurance sports.  Shaun and I discuss the modern SEAL and the differences between training for military special op's training and sports.  If military training or fitness is your interest, this is a talk you won't want to miss!

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