74 minutes | Jun 16, 2021

Train Your Body, Build the Mind w/ John Martin Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #586

John Martin is the Director of Aftercare for the Fit-Ops Foundation. 

Fit-Ops is a charitable organization that trains US Military Veterans to become trainers through a fully-funded three-week Bootcamp. 


During their time at Fit-Ops, veterans learn the skills and techniques they need to know to become personal trainers, and Fit-Ops also instructs them business and job-searching skills. 

Most importantly, however, Fit-Ops dedicates much of their training to help veterans to overcome their mental blocks and potential mental trauma. 


The organization has a dedicated staff that’s meant to look after veterans after they leave the camp. This is called “aftercare” and it continues as long as graduates remain in the Fit-Ops network. 


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In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:


  1. Why physical health is the gateway to mental health
  2. How to eliminate the victim mentality
  3. Why suicide is so common among veteran populations
  4. How to change language to improve mental health
  5. Finding purpose after service through fitness with FitOps


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