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Specified Training to Improve Functional Fitness and Reduce Injury and Lost Workdays in Active Duty Firefighters


Adam La Reau | Navy SEAL & O2X Co-Founder

Brice Long, O2X Director of Human Performance Experience, talks to the NSCA Coaching Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about O2X’s holistic approach for fire, police, military, and federal agencies. Topics under discussion include the value of training as a firefighter, physical tests and assessments in the National Guard, and being diverse in your skill sets as a coach.

In this interview, we discuss Adam’s upbringing and what inspired him to become a Navy SEAL, his time in the Merchant Marine Academy, and all things One Summit and O2X.

For this episode of the Human Performance Outliers Podcast, former Navy SEALs, Adam LaReau and Paul McCullough joined the show. Adam and Paul share some of their training secrets that they learned through their experience in the Navy SEALs and development of O2X Human Performance.

Adam LaReau (http://www.o2x.com) and Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) discuss the similarities and differences in tactical fitness phases (Candidate, Student, Operator) as well as operators in the police and fire services, National Guard / Reserves, and active duty.

On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. Jess Harmon and Paul McCullough share specific strategies for how to work through any stress that you might be feeling so that you can grow stronger in the new reality of life with COVID19.

O2X co-founder Adam La Reau discusses how he built the incredible cadre of wellness experts to implement wellness in the first responder community and more.

Adam talks with O2X specialist Dave Nelson about optimizing mindset. Adam is a warrior in the highest sense of the word, always looking to give, improve and bring himself, his team and his customers to new levels of improvement every day.

Adam shares his background as an accomplished athlete and becoming a Navy SEAL, before attending the Harvard Kennedy School. He talks about the preparation it takes to maximize performance.

O2X footwear specialist Dr. Mike Donato provides education regarding footwear selection and gait analysis to first responders, military personnel, elite organizations, and other tactical athletes.

O2X footwear specialist Dr. Mike Donato provides education regarding footwear selection and gait analysis to first responders, military personnel, elite organizations, and other tactical athletes.

O2X co-founders Adam La Reau and Paul McCullough talk about what led them to start the company and how the new book, Human Performance for Tactical Athletes, came together.

In the News

Press Release: O2X Human Performance to provide critical education for state river pilots after record breaking high river year.

Press Release: From January 28-30, members of the Austin-area fire and police departments will participate in a three-day health, wellness, and safety training workshop.

Press Release: O2X Human Performance’s work with the Massachusetts Army National Guard is featured in this edition of The Minuteman Magazine. Give it a read and learn how O2X is has partnered with the Mass ARNG to increase soldier readiness, resilience, and retention as well as to help these tactical athletes prepare to take the new ACFT this fall.

The O2X team of specialists delivered custom-tailored curriculum for the pilots covering: nutrition, sleep, stress management, and resilience. River pilots also received specific training on fatigue and energy management – tools vital to success on the water.

Melody Mendez from NECN spoke with Dr. Meg Garvey of O2X Human Performance, a veteran-owned company that provides comprehensive, science-backed training and education.

“The older guys aren’t here this year. But it’s still a good group of guys. It’s nice to see some young guys and be an older guy for once.”

“Dealing with high-stress situations and traumatic events regularly, members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire & Rescue System have to be on the top of their game physically, mentally, and emotionally at all times. And, they must develop a resilient mindset so they can come back stronger day after day.”

Press Release: O2X Human Performance to provide training and education for local first responders with workshop sponsored by Cigna

Press Release: O2X Human Performance to provide training and education for local fire fighters with workshop sponsored by MSA Safety

Press Release: Identified soldiers or those unlikely to pass the updated version of the ACFT, will begin working with O2X Human Performance who have designed training to specifically address the new ACFT physical assessment.

“The motto is ‘eat, sweat, thrive,’ and concepts of self-centering and mindfulness are almost snuck in next to intense workouts and workshops on healthy eating.”

“Occupational hazards permeate all aspects of life and are not simply tossed aside when a work shift is over. As such, it is critical that firefighters train for maximum performance, not just improved fitness levels, so that they can thrive on and off the job.”


“At the end of the day, the fire service exists to serve the public….Are you the person you’d want answering your 911 call?”

“If given the proper tools and resources, individuals and departments can implement small, incremental changes that will lead to major lifestyle improvements.”

“Our core focus is to help firefighters and other tactical athletes improve their physical and mental readiness and increase their productivity.”

“Due to the nature of the work, firefighters and other tactical athletes cannot afford to let unhealthy habits accumulate.”

O2X expert, Dr. Kelly Bennion, shared some insight on effective ways to improve your sleep so you can live a healthier, happier life.

Alexandria Fire Department recruits just received holistic training from O2X Human Performance

“For elite athletes, sleep can be the edge that pushes them to victory in a close competition.”