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English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 345 episodes, 6 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes
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The Most Powerful Personal Development Work w/ Philip McKernan

Philip Mckernan is a modern day philosopher of the human experience. He is also an inspirational speaker, writer, and filmmaker who works with entrepreneurs and business leaders on figuring out who they are and where they need to go. In this episode we’re talking about the power of solitude, the best personal development work you should be doing, and radical simplicity. For more on these topics check out the links below.    Resources from the show: Website “One Last Talk" (Amazon Books)
6/13/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 14 seconds
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Unlocking Potential with Ben Bergeron

Ben Bergeron is arguably one of the most successful CrossFit coaches of all time. Having worked with athletes such as Katrin Davidsdottir, Mat Fraser, Brooke Wells, and Cole Sager, Ben has a knack for not only training all-stars but also developing leaders. In today’s episode we discuss the release of his new book, “Unlocking Potential” and the importance of clarifying your values.   Resources:   Unlocking Potential
5/16/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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Deeper Friendships, Public Speaking Mindsets, and Striving For Mastery with JP Sears and Jordan Bowditch

I had a blast recording this episode with my two best friends, Jordan Bowditch and JP Sears. Jordan is the cofounder of Sex & Love Co, a community of conscious coaches breaking down the barriers of intimacy, relationships, and communication, and JP is a YouTube and stand-up comedian and well known for his most popular book “How To Be Ultra Spiritual”. In today’s episode we're talking about creating deeper friendships, the art of public speaking, and striving for mastery. Enjoy the show!   More from the guests: Sex & Love Co. Awaken With JP
5/2/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Most Undervalued Skill, and Becoming More Feminine with Adee Cazayoux

Today on the Michael Caz Podcast, I’ve invited my wife Adee Cazayoux back for another in depth discussion. This week Adee talks about one of the most undervalued skills - being able to tap into your masculine and feminine energies separately. In this episode Adee shares her journey, including her difficulties and challenges on how she's used her masculine and feminine energies throughout her career, friendships, and now into motherhood. If you enjoyed this episode, then you should definitely check out her blog article on the subject.   Resources from the show:   Blog
4/11/202240 minutes, 10 seconds
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Master Coaches, Doomer Optimism, and Compelling Writing, with Tucker Max

Tucker Max is the co-founder of Scribe, a company that helps people write, publish, and market their books. Not only that, Tucker has written four New York Times Best Sellers, and was nominated on the 100 Most Influential list in 2009 by Time Magazine. In today’s episode Tucker analyzes what makes a great coach/ leader, as well as honing your artistic expression and content creation.    Resources from the show:   www.tuckermax.com
3/21/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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How To Find Your Mission In Life with Mansal Denton

Mansal Denton is the founder of Sacred Hunting, an experience that uses the sacred art of hunting, and power plants to awaken men to their masculinity and self-growth. As human beings, we crave to find our purpose, and in today’s episode Mansal shares what it's like to find what you’re willing to die for and some of the necessary sacrifices it takes to get there.   Resources: Instagram Sacred Hunt
3/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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5-Star Gourmet Praise And The Effects of Gratitude On Relationships with Tribute founder, Andrew Horn

Andrew Horn is a social entrepreneur that is changing the world by teaching the art of meaningful communication. In today’s episode Andrew shares his knowledge on how to overcome anxiety, ask better questions, and how to connect with anyone. There’s a lot to take in from this episode so be sure to check out the links below for more from the communication wizard himself!   Resources:    Official Website Podcast Instagram Twitter YouTube
3/7/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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Town Creator To Video Game Creator In Under A Year with Nat Eliason

Nat Eliason is a writer, blogger, and entrepreneur. Joining the show for the second time, Nat shares his story of how he went from wanting to start a new town, to creating a new video game on blockchain. Play and excitement are the main themes of today’s episode as Nat leads us on his quest for a simple life, and the meaning of our survival dance vs. the sacred dance.   Resources from the show:   Blog Twitter
2/28/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Art of Doing Cool Shit w/ Thinx and Tushy Founder, Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal is a social entrepreneur who uses creativity and disruptive innovation to challenge the status quo and change culture. She is the founder of several acclaimed social enterprises: TUSHY, THINX, and WILD. She is also the author of the #1 best-selling books, DO COOL SH*T, and DISRUPT-HER. In today’s episode Miki is sharing her 15 years of entrepreneurial adventures and early experiences.    Resources: Home Page Books Instagram
2/14/202253 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Shipping Container Challenge, Sensory Deprivation, and the Mental Toolbox with Brian "Tosh" Chontosh

Brian Chontosh is a retired Major in the US Marine Corps and founder of Crooked Butterfly Ranch, a company that creates leadership experiences that test your confidence, comfort, and performance to the highest degree. In today’s episode we cover his experience as an ultra endurance athlete, as well as some of the mental skills he’s developed along the way that have allowed him to test new boundaries.    Resources mentioned in the show: Crooked Butterfly Ltd.  Instagram   Books: The 5 Love Languages The Four Agreements The Alchemist Children Learn What They Live
1/31/20221 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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Creating The Best Place To Work In America with Scribe Co-Founder Zach Obront

Zach Obront is one of the Co-Founders at Scribe Media, a company that helps experts turn their ideas into books. In 2019 Scribe was listed as one of the best places to work for. In this episode we’ll be getting into Zach’s journey in founding Scribe, nearly starting his own high school, and finally one of his latest Web3 projects in the crypto world! Enjoy the show.
1/17/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Quitting Social Media, Self-Expression, and Parenting Lessons with Adee Cazayoux

There are pros and cons to social media, but it’s all about how you use it that makes the difference. In this episode Adee Cazayoux joins the podcast to talk about her journey in choosing to get off of social media, including what led her to finally make this decision, and what it’s like after you quit. There are some interesting parallels that I think we can all learn from in this experience so I’m excited to share this episode with you. Thanks for listening.    Topics of discussion: 06:30 - Social media  10:00 - Self-expression 15:40 - Parenting    Resources from the show: The Caz Family Blog
1/5/202247 minutes, 31 seconds
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Annual Review, Vision and Goals with Adee Cazayoux

Welcome back to another episode of The Michael Caz Podcast. Joining me this week is my wife Adee Cazayoux. Today, we’re talking about our favorite annual review and goal setting process. This is something we’ve implemented a few years back and we’ve have been hooked ever since. In this episode we’ll be getting into why we do this every year, the structure of our review process, and most importantly, how you can start doing it for yourself as well. Be sure to check out the links below to see some of the specific questions we ask ourselves that help us set new goals for the new year.   Topics of discussion: 09:40 - Lululemon vision & goals worksheet 13:00 - Anthony Gustin Annual Review 15:50 - Tips for goal setting   Resources from the show: Lululemon Vision & Goals Worksheet Anthony Gustin Annual Review
12/28/202123 minutes, 4 seconds
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Turning Pro, Finding Your Soulmate and More with Modern Wisdom Host, Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson is the host of the Modern Wisdom Podcast, where his conversations help us explore how to make sense of the world and each other. In this episode we’re covering a fews topics including how to find your soulmate and what it means to “turn pro”. Be sure to check out his show for more thought provoking conversations!   Resources from the show: Modern Wisdom Podcast Blog
12/15/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jason Nemer, The Creator Of AcroYoga Talks About One of The World's Most Potent Physical Practices

Jason Nemer is the cofounder of the AcroYoga International, a movement practice that combines the balance and connection of yoga, with the fitness and intensity of acrobatics, as well as the holistic healing power of physical therapy. In today’s episode Jason talks about the core principles of acroyoga; movement, connection, and playfulness, and how their application can help shift one's belief on themselves, others, and the world around them.   Resources from the show: Move, Connect, Play - Jason Nemer
11/29/202158 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why We Crave Connection, Intentional Mens Groups, and more with EVRYMAN Co-founder Lucas Krump

Lucas Krump is the co-founder of EVRYMAN, a company that helps men live fuller and more connected lives, through meet-ups and retreats, with one mission; to tap into the collective wisdom of every man in order to connect, grow, learn, and help promote men’s wellness. In today’s episode we’re talking about the importance of connectedness in the male community, the passing of wisdom, and the healing effects of brotherhood.    Resources from the show: EVRYMAN
11/15/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 8 seconds
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Play For A Living with Charlie Hoehn

Charlie Hoehn is the author of Play For A Living as well as the advisor for Tim Ferris, Tucker Max, and Ramit Sethi. In today’s episode Charlie is here to talk about the power of play and how implementing play into your life and career can lead to better performance.   What you’ll learn: The power of play  How to increase productivity How to find more purpose
11/4/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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Deeper Discussions, Feminine Leadership and more w/ Lauren Elizabeth Walsh

Lauren Walsh is the founder of the Global Sisterhood, a community teaching women how to hold space for healing. In today’s episode Lauren shares her experiences with facilitating deep, transformational discussions within her family and friend groups and the impact it’s had on her life. Tune in to learn more about how you can start hosting women’s circles and discovering your own personal path to freedom.   What you’ll learn: Transformational healing Holding space for yourself and others Building self confidence
10/18/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 56 seconds
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Food Lies with Brian Sanders

Brian Sanders is a filmmaker and the creator of the Food Lies, a documentary about what humans are supposed to eat, where we went wrong and what we can do to fix it. In today’s episode Brian share his experience living with an African tribe and what he’s learned from nutritional and lifestyle standpoint.   What you’ll learn: Eating for longevity Being present: living in the moment Nutrition dense food vs. calorie dense foods
10/4/20211 hour, 12 minutes
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Interviews and Other Executive Coaching Tools with World Class Executive Coach Heath Diekert

Heath Diekert is the frontman of The Diekert Group, where he helps CEOs and business owners grow and experience positive changes in their personal and professional lives. In today’s episode Heath shares some of his unique techniques that will help you stay focused on your goal, avoid “drift”, as well as the greatest self-awareness tool I’ve ever come across known as the 360-interview process. Enjoy the show.   What you’ll learn: Focusing on your goal Heath’s pre-call ritual 360-interview process   Resources from the show: Website
9/20/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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Relationship Coaching Session with Michael, Adee, and Annie Lalla

Annie Lala isn’t just any relationship coach, she is OUR relationship coach. In this episode Adee and I are sharing one of our very own personal coaching sessions with Annie where we discuss praise in our relationship and how to let go of things that no longer serve you.    Resources from the show: Instagram Website
9/6/202139 minutes, 54 seconds
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Self Deceit, Language Upgrades, and Self Reliance with Mike Bledsoe

Mike Bledsoe is the founder of The Strong Coach and the former Shrugged Collective. In today’s episode Mike talks about his Barbell Business falling apart and some of the valuable lessons he’s learned from the experience. We’ll also be getting into a concept known as language upgrade and how it's not just about what you say, but how you say it that really matters.   Resources from the show: Instagram Website
8/23/20211 hour, 51 seconds
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Tim Kennedy On The Hardest Moments of His Life, Ranger Selection School and More

Tim Kennedy is a man’s man. He is an Army Green Beret turned former top 5 Middleweight UFC Fighter, and the founder of Sheepdog Response where he helps people develop the skills to successfully respond to threats.  Today’s episode is a true testament of what happens when you do tough things. In this episode Tim shares some of the hardest experiences of his life and what he’s learned from them.    Resources from the show: Apogee Strong Apogee Cedar Park Sheepdog Response
8/9/202159 minutes, 55 seconds
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Leadership Skills, Eating Disorders, Creative Sparks and More with Nick Bare

Nick Bare is the founder of Bare Performance Nutrition, as well as a US Army Infantry Veteran. In today’s episode we’re talking about leadership characteristics he learned in the military and how he’s used those skills in starting a nutrition company, and influencing people under distress.  Resources from the show: Bare Performance Nutrition Instagram Podcast 25 Hours A Day (Book)
7/26/202157 minutes, 34 seconds
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Crushing Your Goals, Maintaining Your Integrity and Overcoming Your Breakdown with Bruce Pitcher

Bruce was a participant in ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss about five years ago and he lost over 200 pounds in one year.  Bruce shared his weight loss story with me in episode 6. Today he’s highlighting the differences that separate him from the participants that haven’t been able to keep the weight off. We talk goal setting, hitting rock bottom, and why your excuses are completely worthless. Enjoy the show! Topics of discussion: [:45] Why 90% of extreme weight loss participants gain the weight back. [6:03] The importance of keeping promises to yourself. [8:29] The key difference between motivation and drive. [10:47] Overcoming challenging moments after Extreme Weight Loss. [17:17] The effect of trauma on obesity and how it changed Bruce. [23:25] Goal setting, integrity and all about The Champ Within. [33:25] Building integrity with yourself and handling breakdowns. [38:46] What Bruce has learned as a coach — after hitting rock bottom. [43:13] Larger Than Life — The Bruce Pitcher Story. [44:31] Bruce’s tips for taking the first step forward. [46:47] Connecting with Bruce Pitcher. Links: @brucepitcher on Instagram BrucePitcherEWL on Facebook  
7/12/202148 minutes, 5 seconds
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3-Step Process To Finding Your "IT" Factor with Taylor Lou Dixon

Taylor Lou Dixon is a Lifestyle Design Coach who is mentoring women in the business world to unlock their next level identity. In this episode Taylor shares her three step process for teaching her clients how to foster more authenticity, and unlock their limitless creativity and mastery. What you’ll learn: 19:20 - The re-invent process 28:45 - Finding your convicted message  31:30 - Your effortless impact Resources mentioned: The Dark Side of the Light Chasers - Ford The E-Myth - Gerber Follow Taylor Lou Dixon: Website Instagram
7/5/20210
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TBT: How To Create Safe, Sexy, Successful Romantic Relationships ft. Jayson Gaddis

Whether you’re looking to improve your current love life or expand your non-existent one — you’ll want to hear what the love guru, Jayson Gaddis from The Relationship School, has to say.   On this week’s episode, Jayson’s covering topics of attracting an ideal partner, the taboo of polyamory vs monogamy in the modern world, the many nuances that we find in modern love like marriage and divorce, and how to understand when to walk away from a relationship.     Topics: 09:23 – Marriage and divorce 12:41 – Vulnerability in relationships 16:15 – Sex in relationships 27:30 – How to attract a partner 35:00 – When to step away from a relationship 45:00 – The best rituals for your relationship   Links: Smart Couple Podcast The Relationship School   Books: Sex at Dawn – Christopher Ryan
6/28/202154 minutes, 26 seconds
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TBT: Lifestyle Design ft. Carl Paoli

One of the original CrossFit gymnastics experts, Carl Paoli, makes an appearance on the Brute Podcast this week, but instead of talking shop, Carl gets into some of his more recent accolades in lifestyle coaching.   Carl shares his best tips for designing the life of your dreams, controlling your emotions and taking charge of creating your own reality. There’s a lot to be said about taking an active effort in pursuing your biggest passions, and this episode’s purpose is to guide you on the path to creating the life you’ve always wanted.   Topics:   13:50 – Courage & authenticity 18:30 – 2013 hiatus & lessons learned 26:40 – Lifestyle design/life coaching 39:00 – Labeling emotions 56:50 – Creating a lifestyle Links:   freestyleconnection.com Freestyle Connection Carl Paoli YouTube   Books:   Free+Style: Maximize Sport & Life Performance with 4 Basic Movements – Paoli
6/21/20211 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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Living From A Place Of Surrender: The Only Spiritual Practice That Matters

This week on the Michael Caz Podcast, I’m joined by my wife Adee Cazayoux. In today’s episode we’re talking about Michael Singer’s lecture series, “Living From A Place Of Surrender”. In it, we discuss our key takeaways as well as some tips that may help you reach a spiritual breakthrough, let go of stress and fear, and align with the flow of living life in the moment.  What you’ll learn: How to influence your reality and your environment Ways to become more present  Ending suffering  Resources from the show: Living From A Place Of Surrender - Michael Singer
6/14/202140 minutes, 26 seconds
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TBT: Master the Squat and Find Your True Strength with Dr. Aaron Horschig

This week I’m excited to introduce you to the Squat King himself, Dr. Aaron Horschig. In this episode we’ll be diving into a lot of the concepts and principles highlighted in his book, The Squat Bible, as well as how we can ultimately improve the performance of our athletes through the quality of movement. Be sure to check below for links to his book and his website. Enjoy the show. Topics of discussion: 2:45 - The looking glass of movement  13:00 - Empowering the patient  19:14 - Conscious eating - What’s your relationship with food? 21:50 - Falling in love with the process 26:18 - Why the Squat is so important for a healthy lifestyle 33:30 - The Squat Bible 49:30 - The fastest way to increase your mobility  56:50 - Finding the right PT for you   Links: The Squat Bible - Horschig Squat University    
6/7/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 5 seconds
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Soulful Living, Mentorship and The Art Of Love with Andrew Drish

Andrew Drish was the Co-Founder of The Foundation, an online mentoring program for entrepreneurs. He has since shifted his focus and partnered with relationship experts to create coaching programs to help people struggling with break up, divorce, dating, sex, and much more. In today’s episode we’re answering questions such as how to know when it’s time for something new, experiencing a burn-out, and why you should be hanging out with people who are better than you.  What you’ll learn: Finding your path Building meaningful relationships  Entrepreneurship  Resources from the show: The Surrender Experiment - Michael Singer The Art Of Love
5/31/20211 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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TBT: The Right Way To Set Goals So You Can Crush Them with Adee Cazayoux

This show is a special episode that I do each month with my wife Adee Cazayoux, owner of Working Against Gravity. Adee and her company have worked with over 15,000 people — helping them transform their lives by dialing in on their nutrition. These special episodes are always favorites and some of the most popular I’ve done. Today we’re talking about being consistent with your diet, accuracy, goal setting, nutrient timing and more. Enjoy the show!   Topics of discussion: 07:08 - Capitalize on your new year momentum — the right way to do goal setting starts with micro goals. 11:19 - Want a six pack in six months? Start with your ‘why,’ then break it down. 16:37 - Identify and overcome your obstacles before you hit them. 20:10 - What to do when the motivation just isn’t there. 23:56 - 2017 lessons learned — making friends, control, taking accountability, and focusing on what you can do for other people. 36:01 - Q&A — best food options post workout. 40:10 - The science behind eating higher carbs and losing weight. 44:13 - Finding time to eat a healthy, fulfilling breakfast — and my favorite fast recipe. 47:30 - The importance of vegetables in your diet. 49:07 - What Adee wants you to know, and how to connect with her.   Links: @adeecazayoux on Instagram Working Against Gravity Working Against Gravity on Facebook @WorkingAgainstGravity on Instagram  
5/24/202151 minutes, 41 seconds
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Diet War Mediator, Creative Process and Thinking About Our Own Thinking with Dr. John Berardi

John Berardi is one of the co-founders of Precision Nutrition as well as the author of “Change Maker”. In today’s episode John shares his creative process for writing quality content, as well as some cues and signals that will help you identify when you are in your most creative state.    What you’ll learn: Tips on clearing your mind The creative thinking process Thinking more clearly and fluidly
4/5/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 27 seconds
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Hypnosis And Peak Performance with Elliot Roe

Elliot Roe is a leading expert for mindset optimization for high performers and the #1 mindset coach for poker players. In today’s episode Elliot shares his knowledge on mental and emotional fitness and how to rewrite your brain software using the power of hypnotherapy so that you can operate in a state of peak performance everyday.  What you’ll learn: Understanding self-limiting beliefs  Myths about hypnosis The power of the subconscious mind  Achieving flow state Resources: Primed Mind App Elliotroe.com
3/22/202144 minutes, 27 seconds
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Former Pro Boxer Mike Lee On What To Do When You Get Punched In the Face, and Other Sports/ Life Lessons

Mike Lee is a former light-heavyweight pro boxer. In today’s episode he shares his experiences of winning a fight after breaking a rib, overcoming extreme setbacks, and how he used mindset, meditation, and alternative medicine to overcome an auto-immune disease, ankylosing spondylitis.    What you’ll learn: Ankylosing spondylitis  Alternative medicine; CBD Staying calm under stress Forging an unbreakable mindset    Resources: The Way Of The Superior Man - David Deida
3/8/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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National Geographic Adventurer of The Year Stacy Bare

Stacy Bare is a former Captain in the US Army, as well as the 2014 National Geographic - Adventurer of The Year. In today’s episode Stacy shares his passion for the outdoors as well as his idea of nature and what it can do fro your sobriety, recovery, and overall well being.    What you’ll learn: Nature and recovery Redefining recovery and addiction  The power of community    Resources mentioned: Happy Grizzly Adventures Instagram  Tribe - Junger
2/22/202155 minutes, 32 seconds
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Lasting Longer In Bed, How To Learn Faster, and The Benefits Of Nature with Nat Eliason

Nat Eliason is the founder of the marketing agency, Growth Machine, as well as the creator of the Stamena app.  In today’s episode, Nat shares his insight on the power of being connected to your environment, as well as how to increase your productivity and how he untintentionally became a sex expert.  What you’ll learn: How to last longer in bed Unplugging from constant stimuli  How to increase your rate of learning  Resources mentioned: Stamena App www.nateliason.com Books mentioned: The Unabomber Manifesto
2/8/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 5 seconds
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Former Chipotle CEO, Monty Moran, On Leadership

Monty Moran, former CEO of Chipotle, believes that leadership is our highest calling. In today’s episode we discuss the true characteristics of a leader, the right way to get someone to their fullest potential, and why he stopped hiring people based on “experience”.   What you’ll learn: -How to hire the right person -Building other leaders -Empowering your employees   Where to find Monty Moran: www.loveisfree.com Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram
1/25/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mattie Rogers On Her Journey To The Olympics

Mattie Rogers is one of the top female American weightlifters. In 2015 she competed at the World Championships and has recently become one of the USA Olympic qualifiers for the upcoming Olympic Games. In today’s episode we cover some of the recent happenings in the IWF surrounding doping and drug abuse, as well as parting ways from her long time coach Danny Camargo, and some of the mental shifts she’s had to make as an athlete.    Where to find more from Mattie Rogers: Instagram YouTube Channel
1/11/202147 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lessons Learned From Professional Sports, Mentorship and Taking Full Responsibility with Aja Barto

Aja Barto is a former professional baseball player, multiple-time CrossFit Games athlete, and the owner of Behemoth Gym. In today’s episode Aja recounts his time playing baseball, as well as his biggest takeaways that eventually led him to opening up his own gym, including his time with legendary CrossFit coach, CJ Martin.    What you’ll learn:-Shaping your mentality-The power of body language-Lessons for entrepreneurship  Resources mentioned: TedTalk - Body Language  Where to find Aja Barto: Behemoth Gym Instagram
12/28/202057 minutes, 59 seconds
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Modern Wisdom with Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson is the host of the Modern Wisdom podcast, he owns an events company in the UK and he coaches people on how to get more out of life.    In today’s episode Chris explains how he became the top club promoter in the UK, to launching the top podcast in the UK. Chris shares his wisdom on “turning pro” and how consuming the right stuff can help you to maximize human performance, productivity, fitness and psychology.   What you’ll learn: - How to accrue wisdom - Putting knowledge into action - How to be selective about the stuff you consume    Books mentioned: Turning Pro - Pressfield  The War of Art - Pressfield Range - Epstein  
12/14/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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Gabby Reece On Fame, Relationship, and Personal Growth

Gabrielle Reece is an American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model, and author. She was also the first female Nike athlete to design her own shoe. Despite her incredible success, Gabrielle has still managed to remain extremely humble, and maintain an inspiring relationship with her husband, Laird Hamilton.    In today’s episode Gabrielle shares some of her personal tips to improve your relationship, and how to work on yourself while giving each other freedom, space, and autonomy.    What you’ll learn: -Finding ways to communicate better -Becoming responsible for yourself  -Space and freedom in a relationship  -How to handle conflict in your relationship       Books mentioned: Getting The Love You Want - Harville Hendrix   Where to find Gabrielle: www.gabriellereece.com Instagram  Podcast  Twitter  
11/30/202056 minutes, 12 seconds
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JP Sears On Censorship, Creative Process and Living Your Truth

JP Sears is an author, YouTube celebrity, and stand-up comedian. Today we’re talking about why FaceBook and YouTube are censoring him and what that means for our freedom. We’ll also be diving into finding your “why”, living your truth, and how you can train your mind for creativity.    What you’ll learn: -Freedom and censorship and what’s in jeopardy -Developing peace of mind and tranquility -How to train your mind for more creativity    Books mentioned: The War of Art - Steven Pressfield   Where to find JP Sears: Official Website Instagram YouTube Twitter
11/16/20201 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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Fighter jets, 8 Figure Exit, and Creating From Stillness ft. Mike Brown

Mike Brown is a Fighter Pilot and entrepreneur who later sold his company for 8-figures. In today’s episode Mike shares his stories from being a pilot as well as some of the military tactics he learned in the Navy which later helped him start his own business, including OODA Loop, flow state, and freeing cognitive ability. Mike’s story is inspiring and gives advice for those in search of more clarity in life and finding your own success.    What you’ll learn: -How to properly assess a situation in life or business  -How to apply OODA Loop in your business  -How to free your cognitive ability  -Creating from stillness   Books mentioned: Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand  Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War - Robert Coram  
11/2/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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Drugs, Life Purpose and Fraser's Dominance ft. Lucas Parker

Lucas Parker is known as the LumberJack of fitness. In today’s episode he’s talking about his experience with plant medicine, his mission, as well as some career highlights and some of his most challenging moments. We’ll also be getting into the new CrossFit Games format, why Tia and Mat are so dominant, and finding your purpose in life.    What you’ll learn:   -How to find your purpose -Plant medicine, spirit animals, the war on drugs  -How to gauge your relationship with social media  -Why winners make their own luck  -CrossFit during covid    Where to find Lucas:   Instagram  
10/19/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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Finding Your Purpose w/ Stefanos Sifandos

Stefanos Sifandos is a relationship alchemist. His goal is to help you reach your truth. In other words the best you, in business, in love, and in fulfillment. In today’s episode we talk about what it means to take responsibility for your choices, why we need polarity in our relationships, and the importance of having a goal.    What You’ll Learn In This Episode: - How to properly plan your future - Overcoming infidelity  - Difference between the masculine and feminine dynamic  - Equity vs. Equality in relationships - How we stay attracted to each other   Where To Find Stefanos: Website Instagram   Books mentioned in the show:  Lion Trackers Guide To Life - Body Varty The Great Work of Your Life - Stephen Cope
10/12/202057 minutes, 7 seconds
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Deadly Rapids, Peak Athletic Experiences, and How To Succeed In Business & Intimacy ft. Kelly and Juliet Starrett

Kelly and Juliet Starrett are two former kayaking and whitewater rafting world champions, founders of CrossFit San Francisco, and the founders of The Ready State, formally MobilityWOD. To say the least, they are the true definition of a power couple. In today’s episode Kelly and Juliet start off by sharing some of their athletic feats, including how they met, how they started CrossFit San Francisco in a parking lot, as well as sharing some of their personal tips on how to be successful in business and intimacy.    What you’ll learn:   - How to find the lesson in failure - How to maintain a functioning relationship when you work together  - How “feelings meetings” can improve your relationship  - Managing the work vs relationship dynamic - How to keep work out of your personal life   Where to find Kelly & Juliet:   The Ready State Instagram   Books mentioned: Supple Leopard Ready To Run Desk Bound
10/5/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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Introducing The Michael Caz Podcast

Former host of The Brute Strength Podcast, Michael Cazayoux explains the recent name change of his podcast and shares some exciting news on what to expect!
9/21/20204 minutes, 40 seconds
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That Sex Chick w/ Lex Martinez

Lex Martinez is a sex and relationship coach. If you want to learn how to have a better orgasm, learn new tricks in the bedroom, how to communicate better with your partner, or if you’re afraid your sex life has become stale, then you’ve come to the right place. In this episode, Lex shares her insight about sex and how to promote sexual exploration in order to get more pleasure, more adventure, more love, more connection, and more intimacy in your relationships.   What you’ll learn:   The importance of sex in relationships How to make sex more enjoyable What is BDSM? Masculine/ feminine dynamics How to start the conversation about your sexual needs How relationship board meetings can lead to a healthier relationship   Where to find Lex Martinez:   Website Instagram That Sex Group - Facebook Group   Books mentioned:   Come As You Are The Ethical Slut Sex At Dawn More Than Two Vagina: A New Biography The Ultimate Guide To Kink A Billion Wicked Thoughts Tell Me What You Want   Resources from the show:    A Touch Of Flavor Podcast Sex With Emily Savage Lovecast
9/21/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 18 seconds
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TBT: David Goggins Is The Toughest Man Alive

Author, ultra-marathon runner, and retired United States Navy SEAL, David Goggins joins the Brute Strength Podcast this week for an incredible story of suffering and success.   David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and the ONLY member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, including three Hell Weeks, the U.S. Army Ranger School, where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training.   This episode is all about pushing the limit, craving discomfort, facing death and defying all odds. Strap in for an inspirational story and a close look at what happens when you make suffering a habit.   Topics:   02:37 - Abusive childhood 10:00 - Craving discomfort 15:00 - Seal training 26:05 - Improving your self-talk 28:32 - “Kindling”   Links:   Website Instagram Twitter Facebook   Books:   Can’t Hurt Me - Goggins   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
9/14/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds
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Strategic Solitude ft. Dave Inglis

Dave Inglis is the Founder of Strategic Solitude where he helps business leaders get clarity on where to direct attention and energy for personal and professional growth. Today he joins the Brute Strength Podcast to go over some of his proven systems that will help you experience more, ask better questions, and become the CEO of your own life. Topics: 11:10 - Strategic solitude  17:00 - The triple bottom line 27:20 - What investments do you value? 40:10 - What is no longer serving you? 45:00 - The multiplier effect Resources: Threshold Leadership Reviews:  Click here to leave me a review Follow us: Instagram Facebook Website YouTube
9/7/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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TBT: The Secrets To Athletic Development ft. Mike Robertson

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast it is my honor to host an OG in the Strength & Conditioning community, Mike Robertson. Mike had a big influence early in my career as a Strength Coach at Southern Utah State University. Whether you're a coach, or an aspiring athlete, this one’s got something for you. In this episode we’ll be getting into program design, athletic development, and the right way to train your core. Enjoy the show.    Topics of discussion:   05:05 - Social Media & Fitness 13:10 - Serial Batching 17:18 - Athlete buy-in  28:40 - Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) 35:03 - Anti-Core training  40:08 - Spinal mobility  49:30 - Program design   Links:   Robertson Training Systems Instagram  Physical Preparation 101 T-Nation Articles  Freedom App Simple Strength Program - Phase 1, Phase 2   Books:   The Slight Edge - Olson The Obstacle Is The Way - Holiday   Reviews:   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
8/31/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mindset Shifts Through Changing Language ft. Mark England

Mark England is known as the language guy and the Founder of Procabulary, a company designed to help you focus on what matters, and take control of your life all by changing your language. In this episode Mark shares his proven secrets on supercharging your affirmations through a simple process of becoming aware of your thoughts and words so that you can start making your language work for you. Topics: 10:40 - Learning language as an infant  12:30 - Abra Cadabra  18:05 - Educate yourself on your vocabulary  21:30 - Supercharge your affirmations  42:05 - Soft talk Books: Stranger In A Strange Land - Heinlein  Resources: Enlifted Athlete Procabulary Reviews:  Click here to leave me a review Follow us: Instagram Facebook Website YouTube
8/24/202059 minutes, 13 seconds
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TBT: Why We Over Eat ft. "The Hungry Brain" Author, Stephan Guyenet

Dr. Stephan Guyenet is on the Brute Podcast this week to dive into his book, The Hungry Brain. Hunger is one of the strongest biological influencers for survival in all species, but is it a physical or mental need?   Tune in as host Michael Cazayoux and Dr. Guyenet define hunger, how it influences decisions and how to hack the process in order to take control of cravings and improve eating behavior.   Topics:   06:35 – Eating behavior 14:50 – What is hunger? 20:04 – Fasting & calorie restriction 38:45 – Sleep, stress and hunger 42:00 – Making a change in your eating 55:30 – Food choices for children   Links:   www.stephanguyenet.com   Twitter   Books:   The Hungry Brain – Guyenet   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review, and thank you for all the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
8/17/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Mind Of A Champion ft. Justin Su'a

Justin Su’a is the Mental Performance Coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. He has also written several books on developing a winning mindset, and the host of the Increase Your Impact Podcast. In today’s episode we’re going over the recent Michael Jordan documentary and dissecting the mind of a true champion. Justin shares ways on how to manufacture motivation, what it means to be a great follower vs. being a great leader, as well as tips for staying focused on your vision and finding your purpose.  Topics: 09:40 - Fearing the future 04:10 - Manufacturing motivation 27:00 - 4 burners theory 32:45 - Being a great follower 45:10 - Developing purpose & vision Books: Parent Pep-Talk - Su’a Mentally Tough Teens - Su’a Resources: Instagram Twitter  Podcast Reviews:  Click here to leave me a review Follow us: Instagram Facebook Website YouTube
8/13/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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TBT: The Simplest & Most Effective Life Hack You're Not Using ft. Mark England

On our 116th episode, Procabulary’s Mark England made us think about the true power of our words and vocabulary.   Mark makes his second appearance on the Brute Podcast this week to peel back the layers of the power of language and the physiology of breath. Topics: 05:40 - Stories we tell ourselves 13:45 - Physiology of breathe 20:00 - Taking action against goals 25:10 - The power of because Links:Procabulary InstagramBooks:The Power of Persuasion: How We’re Bought and Sold – Robert V. LevineReviews:If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes Michael to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
8/3/202047 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Cutting Edge On Breath Work & Recovery ft. PJ Nestler

PJ Nestler is the Director of Performance at Extreme Performance Training (XPT), otherwise known as the breath guy. Breathing is the foundation of life. It is also the first step in enhancing health, performance, and longevity. In this episode we’re talking about how correcting your breathing habits can help you reach new levels in health and performance for any activity or application. PJ shares some of his proven breathing methods that he’s used while training UFC fighters, as well as some of his favorite breathing techniques to help you kick start your day. Take a deep breath, find somewhere comfortable, and enjoy the show. Topics: 09:40 - XPT 18:36 - Getting into breath work 22:00 - Breathing for performance  28:10 - Sympathetic vs parasympathetic  29:55 - Breathing protocol 51:10 - Parasympathetic down regulation protocol  57:30 - Mindful meditation vs. breathing protocols  69:20 - Breathe and emotions 73:30 - Mouth tape Books: The Oxygen Advantage - McKeown Resources: XPT Website  MyoTape XPT Life App PJ’s Instagram Reviews:  Click here to leave me a review Follow us: Instagram Facebook Website YouTube
7/27/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 1 second
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TBT: The Joint-by-Joint Approach with Elite Coach Mike Boyle

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing one of the all-time greats in strength and conditioning, Mike Boyle. Mike is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for sports performance training. He has made his mark in the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes from the U.S. Women’s Olympic teams in soccer and ice hockey, the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox. Mike has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to improving athletic performance. In this episode we get into a lot of his training philosophies for athletes, chasing mastery and the importance of keeping it simple. There’s so much to take away from this episode, so be sure to follow the links below for more info. Enjoy the show!   Topics:   04:30 - Keeping an open mind as a strength coach 15:50 - Chasing mastery  20:50 - 25 years & 25 mistakes  25:33 - Keeping it simple (minimum effective dose) 34:05 - The joint-by-joint approach  43:55 - “If it’s important, do it everyday”   Links:   strengthcoach.com Facebook Joint by Joint Approach - Boyle (article) Record, Rank & Publish - Holler (article)     Books:   Outliers - Gladwell Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders - Chaitow How to Win Friends & Influence People - Carnegie    Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
7/20/202056 minutes, 42 seconds
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Loyalty, Belonging, and The Eternal Human Quest For Meaning ft. Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is an American journalist, author and filmmaker. He is most noted or his books, The Perfect Storm, Tribe, and his award winning documentary, Restrepo.   Today he joins The Brute Strength Podcast to talk about the importance of community, and it’s role on our psychological survival. We’ll be getting into things such as the tragedy of modern societies, your value in society, and how natural disasters can actually help build a community.   Topics:   11:30 - Community & colonial society 13:56 - Surviving the group 19:30 - Ingredients for community 22:44 - Contempt 31:10 - Coming together during COVID   Links:   Website   Books:   Tribe - Sebastian Junger   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
7/13/202040 minutes, 7 seconds
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Finding and Keeping The One ft. Annie Lalla

If there’s a four-letter word Annie Lalla gets, it’s L-O-V-E.   When it comes to relationship coaching, there’s no one more perfect for the job of developing emotional bodybuilders than Annie Lalla.   Annie helps individuals attract, create and foster connections and on this episode of the Brute Podcast, she’s here to help do the same for you.    Listen as she shares her insight on how to find your true love, tips for getting through conflict resolution and why your exes may have actually been blessings in disguise.   Topics:   08:10 – Mapping 17:36 – The value of past relationships 20:45 – Finding true love 35:30 – Coaching vs. therapy 46:30 – Polarity 63:00 – Conflict resolution   Links:   Savage Lovecast Annielalla.com   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
7/6/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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Working In vs. Working Out ft. Marcus Filly

Marcus Filly is the creator of Functional Bodybuilding and a former CrossFit Games athlete - he also just so happens to look like a Greek God. Today, we’re talking about some of the recent racial issues going on around the world, and what it means to be all inclusive with your members and community. We talk about parenting, personal development exercises, and of course we talk about working out and his unique training methodology.   Topics: 07:37 - Racial inequality 23:38 - The lesser knowns of parenting 32:30 - Personal development habits 39:00 - Working in vs. working out 61:00 - Marcus’ programs   Links: Website Instagram   Books: The Power of Full Engagement - Loehr & Schwartz   Reviews: If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/29/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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Hunter vs. Vegan ft. Mansal Denton

Mansal Denton, founder of Nootropedia, is on a mission to mend the disconnected and broken food system through hunting and transparency.   The badass and ethical hunter joins this week’s Brute Podcast to explain exactly how he’ll do so.    During the podcast, Mansal revisits everything from his first hunt to the ayahuasca experience that changed his outlook on the world’s current food supply. He also dives into the world of nootropics and shares his tips to boost productivity.    Topics:   07:50 – The first hunt 10:40 – Ayahuasca 21:50 – Guided hunts 26:55 – The nature of death 31:25 – Below the Drop documentary 37:30 – Nootropics for productivity 47:45 – Building a second brain   Links:   choosecandor.com/apex   Books:   Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport Getting Things Done – David Allen   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
6/22/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Krissy Mae Cagney On Success vs. Fulfillment

Krissy Harclerode wears many hats, a few of those being author, business owner and total bad-ass. You may recognize a few of her books, “Flexible Dieting” and “Flexible Dieting 2.0” or you might even recognize her former apparel brand, “Doughnuts & Deadlifts”. What you probably didn’t know is that she ended up giving the company away and completely reinventing herself.   In this episode Krissy shares her transformation story as well as some of her new found passions, including a new love for nature, mountaineering and trekking, as well as what led her to giving away her company and living a more fulfilled life.   Topics:   02:30 - Donuts & Deadlifts 13:30 - Personal growth 18:20 - Going back to nature 21:00 - Mountaineering & trekking 25:30 - Body image 34:30 - Grind mentality 46:40 - What’s next?   Links:   trovatrip.com   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/15/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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TBT: Coaching Coaches - The Unofficial Guide To Mastery ft. James Fitzgerald

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing of the CrossFit OG’s, James Fitzgerald. James was the 2007 CrossFit Games champion as an individual, since then he’s made a big splash in the fitness world as the founder of OPEX Fitness. Aside for an incredible athlete, James has entered the realm of Master Coach. In this episode we get to learn about some of James’ inspirations and mentors as a coach, as well as mastery, the art of program design, bodybuilding, and of course, CrossFit. If you want to hear from a guy making waves in the fitness world, then James is your man. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   02:23 - Teach, learn, move, create 11:15 - Mastery 17:35 - Charles Poloquin 20:18 - Hierarchy of needs for coaches 24:09 - CrossFit & Bodybuilding 29:45 - Common mistakes in programing 40:02 - Thoughts on Matt Fraser and his career so far 44:25 - The importance of rituals 47:40 - Practice what you preach! 52:00 - Characteristics of a good coach   Honorable mentions:   Mel Siff Charles Poloquin Ian King Louie Simmons   Links:   OPEXfit.com Instagram   Books:   How To Eat, Move, and Be Healthy - Chek   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/8/202058 minutes, 37 seconds
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John Assaraf On The Science Behind Your Thoughts

John Assaraf is a mindset and performance expert. He is also the founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence based brain-training methods to help individuals unleash their fullest potential and maximize their results.   John has even been featured in movies like “The Secret” and “The Quest For Success”. If you haven’t guessed it out by now, this episode is going to be about how to get everything you’ve ever wanted.   We’ll be diving into the neuroscience behind your thinking, brain hacks, and 3-steps that will help you achieve your biggest goals faster and easier than ever before.   Topics:   09:40 - Interested vs. Committed 19:10 - Habits & Beliefs 28:40 - Subconscious beliefs 21:40 - Accomplishing your goals 43:45 - Building discipline   Links:   IgniteMyBrain.com Instagram FaceBook Group MyNeuroGym.com   Books:   Innercise - John Assaraf   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/1/20201 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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TBT: Going Keto ft. Adee Cazayoux

The dream team is back, and this time, the Cazayouxs went keto. Adee Cazayoux, CEO of Working Against Gravity, joins her husband and Brute Podcast host, Michael Cazayoux, on this week’s episode to give us a breakdown of their experience on the Ketogenic Diet.   Together they’re sharing a firsthand look at their keto journey in an effort to help those who are back and forth about starting the low-carb diet to make a decision if the transition is right for them.   If you can’t get enough of this duo, be sure to check out these throwback guest appearances with Adee Cazayoux: 6 Steps to Personal Development, Sex, Connection and Desire and How to Stay Lean and Add Muscle.   Topics:   01:00 – Nutrition recap 08:00 – The keto experiment 19:30 – Transitioning to low carb 32:12 – Finding the right diet for you   Links:   The WAG Podcast [email protected]   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
5/25/20201 hour, 15 seconds
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Creating An Unforgettable Experience ft. Baya Voce

Welcome back to another episode of the Brute Strength Podcast.   This week’s guest is in a league of her own. Baya Voce was on the 2009 cast of Real World Brooklyn and she even has her own TedTalk on ‘the simple cure for loneliness’ which got over four million views.   In this episode, Baya shares her secrets on designing experiences, what it means to think in “moments”, and how to make events more memorable. Amidst the COVID pandemic, more than ever before, people are missing social interaction. Whether you’re hosting virtual business meetings, or throwing someone a surprise birthday party, Baya offers her tips on how to turn and ordinary event into an amazing experience, and ultimately creating a more meaningful connection with your spouse, customers, or employees.   Topics:   14:50 - Creating peak experiences 19:40 - Connecting through rituals 32:30 - What makes events memorable 34:20 - Peak emotional anchors 47:50 - Creating virtual experiences 62:20 - Event audits 64:40 - Creating connection through social distancing   Links:   bayavoce.com Instagram Know Yourself Cards TedTalk   Books:   The Art of Gathering - Priya Parker   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
5/18/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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TBT: Create Good Habits, Envision Your Future, and Own Your Shit! ft. Michael Cazayoux

Michael is taking a backseat to hosting the Brute Podcast this week as Adee Cazayoux joins the podcast to interview him for the second time since Episode 46.   On their first episode, Michael shared his story of overcoming drug addiction, finding CrossFit and the moments in his life that led to the creation of Brute Strength.   This week, Adee’s line of questioning has them diving into various topics including what it’s like to make the first move in friendships as you get older, qualifying for the 2017 CrossFit Regionals, personal development advice and tips for creating good habits—ya know, besides leaving the house with pants on every morning.   Topics:   04:00 – Making friends when you’re older 10:30 – Qualifying for the 2017 CrossFit Regionals 20:45 – Personal development 26:00 – Creating a vision for your future 38:30 – Habits   Links:   Adee Cazayoux Michael Cazayoux   Books:   When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing – Daniel H. Pink Deep Work – Cal Newport   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes Michael to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
5/11/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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Creating A 5-Star Experience ft. Eric Allen & Brendan Rice

This one is for all you gym owners, business owners, and entrepreneurs out there.   This week we have Wodify’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Eric Allen and Brendan Rice joining the show.   These guys have probably talked to more gym owners than anyone else on the planet. They’ve gone from being laughed out of rooms, to changing the entire CrossFit industry. Whether it comes to operating a successful gym, or even building a kick-ass working culture, these guys have some stories to tell.   In this episode we go over the value of buying back your time so that you can focus on whats important for your business, creating a 5-star experience for clients and customers, marketing tips, and when you should vs. when you shouldn’t listen to your customers.     Topics:   03:20 - “How we started…” 15:30 - Marketing tactics 24:00 - Feedback loops 42:00 - Culture is king 53:00 - Importance of core values 62:30 - Working towards the same vision 74:00 - Killing a project   Links:   Wodify - Premier gym management platform Calendly - Schedule meetings without back-and-forth emails Instagram   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
5/4/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 33 seconds
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TBT: Habit Stacking - Small Life Changes That Produce BIG Results ft. Adam Feit

Adam Feit has been teaching people how to win from an early age. As an adult, that mentality carried over into his career as he became a coach and worked with athletes at all levels, including the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and college football teams like the University of Louisville.   Even though he was living what many, including Adam, considered the dream, something clicked that it was time for change. That’s when he decided to open a sports performance center for kids.   This week, the coach, athlete and entrepreneur joins our host Michael Cazayoux on the Brute Strength Podcast to teach you the power of starting small and how small habits can lead to big results.   Topics:   01:15 – Childhood 12:00 – Joe Kenn and The Tier System 16:13 – Working in the NFL 21:05 – Finding Precision Nutrition 24:50 – The autonomy of supportive coaching 40:00 – Starting small   Links:   Webpage Instagram   Books:   Atomic Habits – James Clear Deep Work – Cal Newport   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
4/27/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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The Science of Body Metamorphosis ft. James Krieger

James Krieger is a man of many hats. As a Scientist, Researcher, Coach, and Entrepreneur, one might consider him a jack of all trades.   James owns Weightology, an online platform designed to help educate you on best scientific practices for build lean muscle mass and burning excess body-fat. In today’s episode James shares his story on how he transitioned from Computer Science to Exercise Science. We also discuss, diet wars, achieving full body metamorphosis, and the idea of “thinking about what you’re thinking”.    This episode is full of tips that will help you find adherence to your diet, taking control of your environment, and how to transform the way you think about things.   Topics:   07:10 - Intro 16:50 - Computer Science to Exercise Science 21:48 - Weightology 23:00 - Adherence & Success 32:40 - Control your environment for diet adherence 36:00 - Diet wars 53:00 - Thinking about your thinking 62:20 - Habits & exercises for thinking clearly   Links:   weightology.net Instagram Twitter   Books:   How We Know What Isn’t So - Thomas Gilovich The Hungry Brain - Stephan Guyenet Science As A Candle In The Dark- Carl Sagan Case Closed - Gerald Posner   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
4/20/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 9 seconds
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TBT: The Secret To Speed Development ft. Ryan Flaherty

Ryan Flaherty works on Nike’s training team with some of the biggest names in sports, including Serena Williams, Russell Wilson and Kobe Bryant. It’s no shock that he is one of the most sought after combine coaches in the world.   In this episode, Flaherty discusses his role working with the HeadSpace app to teach NFL athletes about focus and achieving a better mindset on and off the field. He also gets into why he uses concentric training when developing speed, how to improve programming for your athletes and how to prevent injuries that are common with age. Topics:   04:30 - Working with Nike & HeadSpace 17:34 - Speed development & force production 41:45 - Track workouts 46:15 - How to prevent injuries as you get older 49:05 - CrossFit talk   Links:   @ryanjflaherty   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
4/13/202055 minutes, 22 seconds
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Post-Traumatic Growth ft. Krista Scott Dixon

Krista Scott Dixon is a coach, nutrition expert, and three time author. She also just so happens to be the Director of Curriculum for Precision Nutrition’s coaching programs.   Krista joins the podcast this week not only to share her knowledge on nutrition science, and the art of coaching, but she also dives much deeper into topics such as building self-esteem, coping with tough experiences, and finding meaning in suffering.   In this episode we will be touching upon some new trends she’s seeing in the health & fitness industry, how you can enable personal growth in your clients, and how the most sustainable health goals all boil down to consistency.   Topics:   09:03 - Living in the wake of COVID-19 17:05 - Deep health 20:00 - Post-traumatic growth 29:30 - Sustainable health goals 42:15 - Ask vs. Tell 63:45 - Paradoxical goals   Links:   Rock in Jar Analogy (YouTube) Twitter   Books:   Why Me Want Eat - Krista Scott Dixon   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
4/6/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 56 seconds
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TBT: Iceman - Wim Hoff On The Science Of The Breath

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with the Ice Man himself, Wim Hof. Wim’s method has become a growing sensation in the scientific community, demonstrating the incredible power of both mind and body in regards to improving health and physical performance. In this episode I get the opportunity to ask Wim about how his method works, the secret behind cold water training, and how you can tap into your own chemistry in order to fight illness, improve your health, and unlock your true potential as an athlete and human being. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   04:40 - Exploring mind & body through cold water 23:20 - Describing Wim’s breathing technique 29:50 - Meditation through breathing 35:20 - Long term effects of the Wim How method 37:40 - Wim’s first experience with cold water   Links:   Top 5 Podcasts wimhofmethod.com YouTube Twitter Instagram Facebook Wim Hof Mobile App   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.    
3/30/202055 minutes, 37 seconds
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Girls Gone Strong ft. Molly Galbraith

Joining the Brute Podcast this week is coach, speaker, entrepreneur, gym owner and all-around badass in the fitness community, Molly Galbraith   Molly and her team at Girls Gone Strong have created world-class resources to help empower women across the globe through discovering their unique abilities and strengths in order to see what their bodies and truly capable of and helping them reach their goals without spending their lives to the gym.   Today’s episode is dedicated to the body positive movement and transforming your relationship with your body. For more information be sure to check the links below!   Topics:   15:27 - Body positive movement 19:40 - Girls Gone Strong 15:10 - Know your worth 35:40 - Mindset and your environment 41:10 - Entrepreneurship 57:40 - The balance myth 69:40 - Girls Gone Strong Academy   Links:   Tim Ferris - Fear Setting Exercise GirlsGoneStrong.com Strong Women Lift Each Other Up (Facebook Group) GGS Coaching & Training Women (Facebook Group) Instagram   Books:   The Work - Byron Katie Braving The Wilderness - Brene Brown Drive - Daniel Pink   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
3/23/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 29 seconds
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TBT: Brain Training with Trevor Moawad

Trevor Moawad, a top sports psychologist, joins the Brute Podcast this week to talk about his work with Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson. The thought leader and mental conditioning coach was also known as the "brain trainer" for the University of Alabama football team and discusses how to eliminate negativity and create a more neutral thought process. Topics:   06:50 - College football 13:00 - Neutral thinking 40:00 - Challenge vs. Threat 1:02:40 - Embracing uncertainty   Links:   I Am Not Your Guru - Netflix Trace Me App   Books:   You’re Nature’s Greatest Miracle - Moawad   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
3/16/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mental Skills Training ft. Michael Gervais

Michael Gervais is the cofounder of Compete To Create, and the Performance Psychologist for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. This week he’s joining the Brute Podcast for the third time to talk about mental skills training, mindset training, and reimagining what it means to be human in modern times.   As Michael puts it, it is one thing to know yourself, but its another thing to remain “yourself” in high-pressure situations.   In this episode Michael shares his insight on what’s really going on between the ears of the elite one-percenters and uncovers their habits and behaviors all that lead to mastery.   Topics:   13:35 - Kobe Bryant & dealing with loss 29:10 - Thoughts are behaviors 32:40 - Feedback loops 41:35 - Root cause & pattern recognition 57:35 - Is more really better? 63:10 - Working with Pete Carl     Links:   Finding Mastery Podcast Compete To Create   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
3/9/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Biggest Mistake Motivated People Make ft. Michael Cazayoux

3/5/202020 minutes, 7 seconds
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TBT: 6 Steps For Personal Development ft. Adee Cazayoux

Adee Cazayoux, founder of Working Against Gravity, makes her third appearance on the Brute Podcast this week to talk about personal development. In this episode, Adee talks about building courage, maintaining accountability and what it means to develop yourself from within. Listen along and get an honest look at self-improvement with her six questions to make you think, break out of the ordinary cycle and reach the next level in life.   If you enjoyed this episode, catch up with all things Adee and be sure to check out episodes 148 and 162 of the Brute Podcast. Topics:   01:10 – What is personal development? 09:25 – Myths of personal development 21:50 – How to build courage & accountability 28:40 – Integrity made simple   38:25 – Tips for developing yourself 47:00 – Building self-awareness 51:15 – Six questions to find your next breakthrough   Links:   Working Against Gravity Adee Cazayoux Michael Cazayoux   Books:   Daring Greatly – Brene Brown   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review, keep Michael energized and push us higher in the rankings! Thank you for all the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
3/2/202056 minutes, 9 seconds
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15 Books That Changed My Life ft. Michael Cazayoux

2/27/202025 minutes, 26 seconds
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Gym Breakthrough ft. Markus Gerszi

CEO and Founder of Gym Breakthrough, Markus Gerszi is making his third guest appearance on the Brute Strength Podcast.   This week Markus is sharing his tested Morning Charge Up routine that will re-pattern your brain for success and reduce your mental and emotional roadblocks. Markus gives some valuable insight on how to properly practice visualization and level up your business.    In this episode, Markus highlights the benefits of a proper routine, how to clarify your vision, and the art of priority management.   Topics:   08:30 - Morning Charge Up Routine/ Journaling  12:35 - Guided breath cycle & visualization  23:10 - Benefits of a proper morning routine 24:30 - Gym Breakthrough 30:00 - Importance of vision & purpose  31:30 - How to clarify your vision 33:10 - Mental & emotional roadblocks for gym owners  47:30 - Priority management  59:30 - Avoid counter-productivity  61:50 - 12-week program for gym owners   Links:   gymbreakthrough.com   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
2/24/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jedi Reading Skills ft. Michael Cazayoux

2/20/202023 minutes, 44 seconds
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TBT: Program Your Mind For Improved Performance And Greater Self-Awareness ft. Michael Gervais

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I will be speaking with my good friend Michael Gervais. In this episode we get into mindfulness, improving your focus, and how to re-program your brain for success. Michael is one of the best in the world at what he does and having him appear on our show for the second time is a true honor. If you really like the topics on this episode be sure to check out our first talk on Episode 52. Enjoy the show.   Topics of discussion:   03:30 - Working with Olympic athletes  07:27 - Managing the levels of pressure  10:30 - Programming your mental “software” 21:25 - Improving internal motivation 25:50 - Pillars of mindfulness 32:01 - Change your relationship with failure  36:40 - Is confidence overrated? 41:00 - Choosing good thoughts 49:25 - 3 practices to add to your morning routine   Links:   Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Finding Mastery Podcast Compete To Create   Books:   Deep Work - Newport The Way of the Champion - Lynch & Huang Man’s Search For Meaning - Frankl   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
2/17/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sex Taboo, Polyamorous Relationships & Loving Yourself ft. Aubrey Marcus

Joining the Brute Strength Podcast this week is Aubrey Marcus. Aubrey is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization.   In this episode, Aubrey will be going against the grain on topics covering sex and relationships. This discussion includes some of his key takeaways from being in a polyamorous relationship, his views on BDSM and how to have better sex. He evens dives into his own personal 7-day Sex Challenge, and provides some insight on his recent vow of celibacy.   Stay tuned because things are about to get WEIRD!     Topics:   07:57 - Sex & celibacy 11:50 - Evolution of sex 13:45 - More sex, better sex 17:30 - Creating novelty in your sexuality 24:57 - Gourmet sex 31:30 - 7-day sex challenge 38:00 - Restrain & pain 47:50 - Love yourself 59:53 - Breaking up and maintaining a relationship   Links:   Instagram AubreyMarcus.com Podcast   Books:   Untrue - Wednesday Martin Own The Day Own Your Life - Aubrey Marcus   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
2/10/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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TBT: Triphasic Training with Elite Coach Cal Dietz

Cal Dietz, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Minnesota, is a world-renowned strength coach who’s made immeasurable contributions to the fitness industry for athletes and coaches alike. He joined the Brute Podcast to discuss his training manual, Triphasic Training: A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance.   Get ready for a series of knowledge bombs to improve your training game, because, in this episode, Dietz inspires us with information about acceleration and deceleration training and the importance of quality breathing.   Topics:   21:46 - What is Triphasic training? 36:15 - Triphasic training for weightlifters 40:25 - Why CrossFitters need to get outside of linear movement 44:40 - Rotational force production and overhead athletes 51:10 - What is deceleration training & why is it important 55:36 - The importance of breath 1:06:35 - Guiding principles for resistance training kids   Links:   Top 5 Brute Podcast Episodes Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) xlathlete.com   Books: The Oxygen Advantage -  Patrick McKeown Triphasic Training - Dietz & Peterson   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
2/3/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Start An Insanely Successful Personal Training Business ft. Jonathan Goodman

Jonathan Goodman (not to be confused with the co-star of Roseanne), is the owner of The Personal Trainer Development Center, an online platform that has served as the premier source of free information for fitness professionals.    In this episode of the Brute Strength Podcast, Jonathan shares some of his most powerful principles that have shaped his work and life for the better. Today’s show includes finding opportunities for success in the fitness industry, taking chances, the right way to network, and the power of talking to five people per day.    Topics:   05:35 - Moving to Hawaii 10:25 - Defining vision 15:45 - Making money as a coach 25:06 - Creating content 37:05 - Creating a quality life 45:10 - Building rapport 52:10 - Mistakes to avoid as an online trainer   Links:   Website   Books:   Range - David Epstein The Wealthy Fit Pro’s Guide To Online Training - Jonathan Goodman   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/27/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World ft. David Epstein

David Epstein is an investigative reporter at ProPublica, and the author of two New York Times Bet-Sellers, “The Sports Gene” and “Range”. He is also joining the podcast this week to dispel some of the most common myths about genetics and athletic ability as well as why being a generalist might actually give you an advantage in today’s specialized world.   In this episode David covers such topics including the advantage to switching your vocation, why short term success can lead to long term failure, and how to learn more effectively.   If you’ve enjoyed this episode please leave us a review and share with a friend!     Topics:   04:55 - Cardiac death in athletes 10:55 - Athletic background 22:25 - Grit 32:25 - Self-regulatory learning 41:25 - Kind vs. Wicked learning environments 45:55 - Doing vs. Learning   Links:   Twitter   Books:   The Sports Gene: Inside The Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World     Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/13/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Moral Inventory Exercise ft. Michael Cazayoux

1/10/202015 minutes, 24 seconds
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How To Know When You're Being Awkward ft. Michael Cazayoux

1/9/202011 minutes, 50 seconds
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Write About Your Past To Unlock Your Future ft. Michael Cazayoux

1/8/202012 minutes, 36 seconds
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TBT: Eating For Sport vs. Body Composition vs. Longevity ft. Dr. Andy Galpin

Dr. Andy Galpin has nutrition down to a science. Literally.    With a master’s in Human Movement Sciences and a Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics, it’s safe to say that taking advice from Dr. Galpin on the best ways to optimize nutrition for your health and performance or sticking to a meal plan is the opposite of a bad idea.    If that isn’t enough to convince you, the professor of strength and conditioning in the Center for Sports Performance at California State University joins the Brute Podcast for the second time ever this week to share his tips for mastering the basics of nutrition and the benefits of “batching” in order to stay on track with your goals.     Check out Andy’s first appearance on the Brute Strength Podcast on episode 125.   Topics:   09:15 – Optimizing nutrition for health and performance 24:39 – Compliance & nutrition 35:40 – Mastering the basics of nutrition 43:29 – “Batching”   Books:   Unplugged - Andy Galpin, Brian MacKenzie, Phil White   Links:   Scientific American Marie Spano andygalpin.com Body of Knowledge Podcast Instagram YouTube   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
1/6/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Can Injury Be A Good Thing? ft. Michael Cazayoux

1/3/202012 minutes, 24 seconds
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You Wont Lose The Last 10 Like You Lost The First 10 ft. Michael Cazayoux

1/2/202016 minutes, 13 seconds
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Voluntary Hardship ft. Michael Cazayoux

1/1/202018 minutes, 38 seconds
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Muscle-Centric Medicine ft. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

Joining the show this week is Dr. Gabrielle Lyon.   Dr. Lyon is a functional-medicine physician who specializes in muscle-centric medicine. In this episode Dr. Lyon talks about why we should stop focusing on fat loss and start focusing on muscle gain, as well as diving into protein, how to balance your protein intake, the red meat myth, and even protein cycling. For more information be sure to check her out on the web. Enjoy the show!   Topics:   11:30 - Working with death 16:45 - Tips for a high quality life 26:15 - Strength training as you age 29:50 - What you should know about leucine 33:50 - Red meat myth 44:15 - Protein cycling 48:30 - Working with the Seal team   Links:   Instagram Facebook Twitter Website   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/30/20191 hour, 55 seconds
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How To Make It Inevitable That You Will Succeed ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/26/201911 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Thrive Under Pressure ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/25/201913 minutes, 27 seconds
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TBT: 9 Ways To Improve Your Relationship ft. Adee Cazayoux

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I am speaking with my wife, Adee Cazayoux. Due to popular demand, we’d like to dedicate this episode to sharing nine tips we’ve used to create a successful relationship. We’ll be getting into conflict resolution, the 1-10 scale, and love languages to name a few. Be sure to check out this episode for the full list of nine tips that you can start using in your relationship today. Grab a seat, and your loved one, and enjoy the show!   Topics:   02:30 - Accidentally finding a relationship coach 10:15 - Tip No. 1: “We vs. I”  15:08 - Tip No. 2: “Conflict Resolution” 21:00 - Tip No. 3: “Separate the Sacred & Secular” 24:21 - Tip No. 4: “Treat It Like It’s The One” 26:35 - Tip No. 5: “Letting The Trivial Things Go” 31:03 - Tip No. 6: “The 1-10 Scale” 35:32 - Tip No. 7: “Co-commitment vs. Co-dependent” 40:08 - Tip No. 8: “Stop Keeping Score” 44:31 - Tip No. 9: “Personalities & Love Languages “   Links:   Kolbe A Test   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
12/23/201953 minutes
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The Exercise That's 10x More Effective Than Your New Years Resolution ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/20/201916 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Problem With Extreme Views ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/19/201911 minutes, 4 seconds
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How To Go Harder In Your Workouts ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/18/201912 minutes, 40 seconds
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How To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business ft. Dr. John Berardi

John Berardi joins me on this week’s episode of the Brute Strength podcast. John is a Canadian-American entrepreneur best known for co-founding Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition coaching, education, and software company.   Over the last 15 years, he’s advised some of the world’s largest companies including Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist as well as the San Antonio Spurs, Carolina Panthers, and even UFC Champion Georges St. Pierre.   In today’s episode, John and I discuss his new book Change Maker, and how you can turn your passion for health into a successful career.     Topics:   06:00 - Family matters 22:50 - Being unique, standing out 35:30 - Goals/ Skills Matrix 38:00 - What skills to focus on 64:00 - Important takeaways from Change Maker   Links:   www.johnberardi.com www.precisionnutrition.com www.changemakeracademy.com     Books:   Change Maker - John Berardi   ===> Check out the free chapters + bonuses now: ===> https://www.changemakeracademy.com/chapter/   If you decide you like what you're reading and want to grab a copy:   ===> In the USA?  ===> https://www.amazon.com/Change-Maker-Passion-Powerful-Successful/dp/1948836556   ===> In Canada or International?  ===> https://www.bookdepository.com/Change-Maker-John-Berardi/9781948836555     Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/16/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 23 seconds
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Fast Food Sex vs. 5-Star Gourmet Sex ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/14/201917 minutes, 20 seconds
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Unfollow Your Way To A Happier Life ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/12/201911 minutes, 32 seconds
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How To Get Better At CrossFit Faster Than Everyone Else ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/11/201913 minutes, 21 seconds
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TBT: The Flexible Dieter's Guide To Counting Macros ft. Zach Rocheleau

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I interview my good friend Zach Rocheleau. Zach is what you would call a Macro Magician. Whether you’re new to flexible dieting, or looking for tips on creating more macro-friendly meals, this episode is layered with tons of information that will help you get your diet headed in the right direction. We discuss tips for dining out, improving your relationship with food, and how to stay motivated in any diet. Do yourself a favor and check out his instagram. Enjoy the show.    Topics:   05:10 - Athletic career 14:30 - Breaking into the nutrition business  18:43 - Explaining the Law of Thermo Dynamics 20:07 - Breaking down Macros  26:28 - What is flexible dieting? 35:50 - Understanding the effects of food on your body 42:00 - Where to start with Flexible Dieting  54:40 - Tips for dining out  1:00:20 - Staying motivated with your diet   Links:   Instagram Webpage    Books:   Start With Why - Sinek  Flexible Dieting 2.0 - Cagney    Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
12/9/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 11 seconds
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Five Ways To Help People Through Personal Development Without Giving Advice ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/6/201918 minutes, 55 seconds
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Could Working On Your Weaknesses Cause You To Fail? ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/5/201913 minutes, 35 seconds
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What Lulu Lemon Can Teach Us About Prioritization ft. Michael Cazayoux

12/4/201913 minutes, 20 seconds
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I Will Teach You To Be Rich ft Ramit Sethi

Do you want to be rich? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of money? Well, you’re in luck. This week on the Brute Strength podcast, we’ve got Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, on the show.    Ramit is a New York Times bests selling author and founder of iwillteachyoutoberich.com.    In this episode, Ramit explains how systems and psychology can provide you with a rich lifestyle. That could include automating your finances, making more money, finding your dream job, starting an online business or mastering your inner psychology. No matter what your goal is, there’s a lot of knowledge to soak in in our latest episode. Topics:   08:45 - Fitness journey 19:57 - “The rich life” 31:50 - Relating fitness & finances 32:00 - Common “blind spots” about money 40:15 - Automating your money 47:00 - Investing the right way 54:55 - Sharing finances   Links:   Instagram Twitter iwillteachyoutoberich.com    Books:   I Will Teach You To Be Rich - Ramit Sethi   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/2/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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If You Think You're Done Learning After You Graduate, You're Wrong! ft. Michael Cazayoux

11/29/201910 minutes, 30 seconds
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How To Use Your Relationship To Catapult You To The Next Level ft. Michael Cazayoux

11/28/20197 minutes, 40 seconds
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Could This One Question Change Your Life? ft. Michael Cazayoux

11/27/20195 minutes, 39 seconds
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TBT: Expand Your Workout Repertoire With Functional Bodybuilding ft. Marcus Filly

Today’s guest is Marcus Philly, three-time individual Crossfit Games competitor and three-time teams Crossfit Games competitor. Our conversation today is all about functional fitness and bodybuilding. We talk about whether or not it’s possible to look like a Greek god while actually performing and feeling exceptionally well, ways you can improve your fitness, and how to live a happier and fuller life in general. I learned a ton from Marcus and I know you will too. Enjoy the show!   Topics of discussion: 06:32 - The importance of coaching for Marcus and what he teaches his athletes. 11:00 - Looking good & feeling good while training  18:52 - Measuring success 26:30 Benefits of Functional Bodybuilding. 40:21 Isolation movements  47:22 Gut health 54:24 Ashram   Links: Secret Strength Weapon Functional Bodybuilding Revival Strength @marcusfilly on Instagram @functional.bodybuilding on Instagram   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
11/25/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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Can Training Like An Elite Athlete Actually Make You Perform Worse? ft. Michael Cazayoux

11/22/20197 minutes, 20 seconds
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How To Train Your Mind For 16hrs Per Day

11/21/201913 minutes, 18 seconds
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How To Go From Zero To Competent

11/20/20199 minutes, 1 second
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TBT: Sex, Connection, and Desire ft. Adee Cazayoux

Hey guys, here's another Throw Back episode to one of our most popular shows to date, this week, founder of Working Against Gravity (and Michael’s wife), Adee Cazayoux, is back again to discuss relationship psychology. After such a positive response to Episode 148: 9 Ways To Improve Your Relationship, Adee and Michael are continuing their conversation and sharing their tips for building a better relationship with loved ones.   In this episode, Adee and Michael discuss four myths about sex, how to spice up your dates and improve your sex life, and how time apart can bring you closer to your partner. Topics:   05:05 - Connection vs. desire 08:20 - 4 myths about sex 23:40 - Creating desire for your partner 29:40 - How to have better dates 35:30 - Individuality in relationships 38:22 - How to have better sex   Links:   Intimacy Inventory   Books:   The Way Of The Superior Man - Deida   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @Brute.Strength.  
11/18/201954 minutes, 11 seconds
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CrossFit Media Dismantled ft. Tommy Marquez

The man, the myth, the legend, Tommy Marquez, aka T-Mommy is back on the Brute Podcast for the second time this week.   As a former member of the CrossFit Media staff, Tommy joins us to share his side of the story behind all of the sudden layoffs that took place late 2018 that shook the sport into a new direction.   In this episode Tommy shares some personal stories including almost losing his engagement ring on the side of a mountain, CrossFit Games recap, where he believes the sport is heading, and of course, what really happened behind the scenes during all of the layoffs at CrossFit HQ, you don’t want to miss this one!     Topics:   12:30 - Tying the knot 25:35 - Mistakes & lessons in a relationship 33:00 - First changes in CrossFit HQ 55:40 - Working on new projects 70:35 - Recap of 2019 Games   Links:   Talking Elite Fitness Podcast Instagram Website Morning Chalk Up   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
11/11/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 38 seconds
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TBT: Chasing Excellence w/ Ben Bergeron

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing the coach behind 6 CrossFit Games championships, Ben Bergeron. Ben trains some of the world’s fittest athletes including Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir. As he puts it, the secret to building a better athlete, is to start by building better people. In this episode we get into how to build character, the difference between happiness and achievement, and how to implement his 5 “L” philosophy - Live, Love, Learn, Lead & Leave a Legacy. We’ll also be discussing a few chapters of his new book, “Chasing Excellence” and pulling out some of the main ingredients for mental toughness.   Topics:   02:20 - “Chasing Excellence” 06:26 - Happiness & achievement 17:36 - Building character 23:20 - Mental toughness 27:00 - Developing core values 35:05 - Committing to the path of excellence   Links:   TrainingIQ Instagram benbergeron.com   Books:   Chasing Excellence - Bergeron Man Search For Meaning - Frankl Tribe - Junger Mindset - Dweck The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
11/4/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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ReWild Yourself with Daniel Vitalis

Things are about to get wild in this week’s podcast. Joining the show we have the host of the ReWild Yourself Podcast, Daniel Vitalis.   Daniel is a modern day hunter gatherer, writer, and lifestyle pioneer who’s interested in helping people reconnect with wildness both inside and outside of themselves.   This week’s episode is all about exploring strategies that our ancient human bodies and minds need to thrive in a modern world by awakening our instincts and freeing ourselves from the degenerative effects human domestication.   Topics:   03:25 - Important lessons growing up 21:10 - Accepting mortality 24:57 - Benefit of hardship 35:30 - ReWild yourself 53:39 - Plant walk   Links:   www.wild-fed.com www.surthrival.com ReWild Yourself Podcast Instagram   Books:   Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
10/28/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds
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TBT: Mat Fraser - The Man Behind the Medals

Finally, the episode with the legend himself, Mat Fraser.   This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, Mat joins in on the fun to discuss his upbringing and his eventual rise to the top of the CrossFit podium. Unlike other interviews, Mat spends more time sharing stories from behind the scenes than he does about winning his medals. Truth be told, Mat is a fantastic storyteller, and lucky for you he’s got plenty of them. Tune in to hear more about the man behind the medals, as we get a closer look at his early battles with drugs and alcohol, growing up with Olympian parents and the infamous Home Depot story from the 2014 Games.   Topics:   01:30 – Mat’s parents 13:20 – Weightlifting in junior high and high school 15:50 – Drugs and alcohol 34:00 – Working on an oil rig 43:05 – ECC 2014 53:30 – The Home Depot story 57:00 – Habits and rituals 1:24:00 – Defining “why”   Links:   No Hands Death Spiral Clip Instagram   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
10/21/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 10 seconds
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Keto Answers ft. Dr. Anthony Gustin

The walking encyclopedia for all things keto is back, and this time he’s got his own book!   Please welcome Dr. Anthony Gustin for the third time on the Brute Podcast. In this episode, Anthony goes over what he calls the “Four Pillars of Health.” Both Michael and Anthony will be diving into sleep, movement, stress management and, you guessed it, the ketogenic diet. Each episode with Anthony gets better and better. If you enjoy this episode, definitely check out Anthony’s previous appearances on episodes 156 and 193—links below!   Topics:   01:45 – Relationships and commitment  13:15 – “Keto Answers” 18:00 – Four Pillars of Health 22:10 – Sleep 32:00 – Movement 44:00 – Stress management 50:15 – Keto diet 65:30 – Grass-fed vs. conventional meat 71:54 – Blue zones   Links:   Keto Answers Podcast Episode 156 Episode 193 dranthonygustin.com    Books:   Keto Answers – Anthony Gustin   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength. 
10/14/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 54 seconds
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Stronger By Science ft. Greg Nuckols

At 27 years old, Greg Nuckols made waves as a strength and conditioning coach. Now, the founder of Stronger by Science is using his online platform to help lifters and coaches train smarter.    This week on the Brute Podcast, Greg joins Michael to discuss the difference between practicing and learning, how to think scientifically in training, and in life, as well as what to do when you start to lose motivation.    Topics:   06:40 – Tricking athletes into PRs 13:14 – Getting into strength training 25:50 – Research vs. results 36:40 – Soft skills & coaching 52:40 – Verbiage & imagery 61:20 – Getting into training for the wrong reason   Links:   Stronger by Science   Books:   What Is This Thing Called Science – A.F. Chalmers   Reviews:   If you like this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
9/30/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Ready State ft. Kelly Starrett

When it comes to relieving pain, preventing injury, and improving physical performance, Kelly Starrett is your guy.   Kelly joins the Brute podcast for the second time to share his ideas on family values, and movement principles. In this episode Kelly share’s his ideology behind intentional parenting, raising a family, and being the absolute best for your tribe. The conversation later switches to the topic of pain. What does it mean to be injured vs experiencing pain, how to get the most out of your recovery as well as some emerging new health trends.   For more on personal development and movement efficiency be sure to give this episode a listen.   Topics:   01:00 - Ideas on movement 09:10 - Starting a family 29:00 - Creating habits with your kids 33:15 - When to start a family 40:30 - Movement & pain 49:35 - Improving your environment for better health 58:23 - Detrimental habits 1:09:00 - The Ready State   Links:   LapTop 30 (VariDesk) The Ready State   Books:   Muscles and Meridians  - Phillip Beach Sport Gene - David Epstein   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
9/16/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 49 seconds
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High-Performance Coaching ft. Dean Somerset

Stretching is bullshit.    At least, according to renowned strength and conditioning coach Dean Somerset, it is. You might recognize his name from his many contributions to popular fitness platforms including Men’s Health and Bodybuilding.com, but today, he’s adding to the list with a guest appearance on this week’s Brute Podcast.    In this episode, Dean admits that from the start, becoming a strength and conditioning coach was rough. Listen as he dives into his early career, shares advice for building habits, the implications of artificial intelligence in the fitness industry and ultimately, why he thinks stretching is utter bullshit.     Topics:   09:46 – Starting in strength & conditioning 25:52 – Empathy as a skill 35:30 – Building clientele as a trainer 42:00 – Having broad interests 45:20 – Resilience & habits 54:30 – Stretching is not beneficial 58:30 – AI & the fitness industry   Links:   ruthlessmobility.com waitbutwhy.com deansomerset.com Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube   Reviews:   If you like this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
9/2/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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Focus, Intent, and Leadership ft. Justin S'ua

A leader is someone who sets examples, provides a vision, inspires others and establishes an effective communication protocol. Whether you’re applying that leadership to coaching professional athletes, running a business or even parenting, Justin Su’a is who you want to look to for the best advice.   Justin is the performance psychologist for the Tampa Bay Rays and he’s coming back to the Brute Podcast this week to dive into the psychology of parenthood and the benefits of watering down your child’s ambition. He also covers a few tips on how to better lead yourself so that you can lead others at work, at home and in life.     Topics:   03:10 – Watering children’s ambition 18:52 – Teaching humility 25:53 – Nothing is impossible 41:30 – Find something to focus on 50:26 – Process-oriented goals vs. result-oriented goals   Links:   Twitter Instagram   Books:   Insight – Tasha Eurich Parent Pep Talks – Justin Su’a Essentialism – Greg McKeown The One Thing – Gary Keller and Jay Papasan The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg   Reviews:   If you like this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
8/26/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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Six More Ways To Improve Your Relationship ft. Adee Cazayoux

Adee Cazayoux is back on this week’s Brute Podcast to join Michael in discussing six new tips on how you can improve your relationship.   Listen as they share a unique dialogue technique that can be used for conflict resolution and see why they say you should be training your partner like a dog.   If you haven’t caught your favorite power couple on their new podcast, the WAG Podcast, be sure to give it a listen for weekly updates from the Cazayouxs as they cover topics of health, nutrition and relationships.     Topics:   03:20 – Tip #1: Regulate yourself 16:26 – Tip #2: Phones away! 20:40 – Tip #3: Have novel experiences together 26:15 – Tip #4: Use IMAGO Dialogue Technique 35:00 – Tip #5: Have better sex, more often 41:10 – Tip #6: Praise your partner   Notable Mentions:   IMAGO Dialogue Technique   Books:   Getting the Love You Want – Harville Hendrix   Reviews:   If you like this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
8/19/201947 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Warrior, The Athlete & The Leader ft. Mark Divine

Title: The Warrior, the Athlete & the Leader   Mark Divine is a retired Navy SEAL commander and New York Times best-selling author. He is also the founder of SEALFIT, an integrated functional fitness and mental toughness training program, and Unbeatable Mind, an intensive online training program for gaining mental clarity, increased focus, physical fitness, and increased awareness.   He will be joining the Brute Podcast for a second time to talk about self-evolution, including the principles of yin & yang in our daily lives.   In this episode, Mark hones in on the five domains of SEAL training, understanding negative patterns and the benefits of box breathing.   Topics:   04:50 – Self-evolution 16:00 – Yin vs. yang 20:20 – 5 Domains of SEAL training 27:02 – Heading into the unknown 35:57 – Implementing yin & yang into your life 38:50 – Box breathing 46:02 – Negative patterns  67:20 – Starting a morning routine   Links:   markdivine.com      unbeatablemind.com sealfit.com   Books:   A Book of Five Rings – Miyamoto Musashi Integral Meditation – Ken Wilber   Reviews:   If you like this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
8/12/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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StrongFit: Movement Principles

Julien Pineau’s brainchild, StrongFit, originally started as a gym with a focus on strongman training. Little did he know it would evolve into a full-on education program dedicated to teaching the fundamental patterns of human movement.    So he’s returning to the #BrutePodcast this week to share some of the core principles of movement and performance that make StrongFit what it is.   Listen along to understand his ideas of “staying in flow,” intensity vs. volume training, and the difference between reward and value in sport.         Topics:   06:20 - Staying in flow 20:11 - Reinforcement learning 41:40 - Vulnerability and athletics 46:07 - Reward vs value 59:03 - Intensity and volume in sports   Links:   Instagram Strongfit.com YouTube   Reviews:     If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
8/5/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 56 seconds
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Hunter vs. Vegan ft. Mansal Denton

Mansal Denton, founder of Nootropedia, is on a mission to mend the disconnected and broken food system through hunting and transparency.   The badass and ethical hunter joins this week’s Brute Podcast to explain exactly how he’ll do so.    During the podcast, Mansal revisits everything from his first hunt to the ayahuasca experience that changed his outlook on the world’s current food supply. He also dives into the world of nootropics and shares his tips to boost productivity.    Topics:   07:50 – The first hunt 10:40 – Ayahuasca 21:50 – Guided hunts 26:55 – The nature of death 31:25 – Below the Drop documentary 37:30 – Nootropics for productivity 47:45 – Building a second brain   Links:   choosecandor.com/apex   Books:   Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport Getting Things Done – David Allen   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
7/29/20191 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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World Class Nutrition Coaching ft. Adee Cazayoux

  It’s round five as our favorite duo reconnects this week on the Brute Podcast platform.    Adee Cazayoux, CEO of the online one-on-one nutrition coaching program Working Against Gravity, joins Brute Podcast host and her husband, Michael Cazayoux, to discuss the new WAG Certification Course.   Finally, you can become a certified expert in nutrition science by learning the same macro-focused methodology WAG has used to transform the lives of thousands of clients.   If you’re at all interested in helping others reach their full potential physically, mentally and emotionally, you’re going to want to sit tight and turn the volume up because that’s exactly what the WAG Coach Certification Program aims to help you do.    If you want to learn more about the basics of nutrition coaching, be sure to check out  Episode 7 of the WAG Podcast with Adee and Michael Cazayoux!   Topics:   06:54 – Basics of coaching, going through transformation  16:51 – Building confidence  23:32 – Getting started in nutrition coaching 32:48 – “Doing it yourself…” 53:03 – Keeping it interesting 56:40 – Coaching certification   Links:   WAG Coach Certification WAG Instagram   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength. 
7/22/20191 hour, 36 seconds
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Finding AND Keeping "The One" ft. Anne Lalla

If there’s a four-letter word Annie Lalla gets, it’s L-O-V-E.   When it comes to relationship coaching, there’s no one more perfect for the job of developing emotional bodybuilders than Annie Lalla.   Annie helps individuals attract, create and foster connections and on this episode of the Brute Podcast, she’s here to help do the same for you.    Listen as she shares her insight on how to find your true love, tips for getting through conflict resolution and why your exes may have actually been blessings in disguise.   Topics:   08:10 – Mapping 17:36 – The value of past relationships 20:45 – Finding true love 35:30 – Coaching vs. therapy 46:30 – Polarity 63:00 – Conflict resolution   Links:   Savage Lovecast Annielalla.com   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
7/15/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
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How To "DO" Personal Development ft. Sean Pastuch

If there’s anyone who isn’t afraid to share his opinion, it’s Dr. Sean Pastuch.    Sean is the owner of the world-renowned gym ActiveLifeRX, known for smart programming and getting people to continue to live the life they want pain free.   In this week’s episode, Sean joins Michael to discuss the recent changes to the CrossFit community. First, the changes came to Regionals. Then, CrossFit’s social media accounts went silent, leaving the question of what’s to come for the future of the sport and where the fitness industry is heading.     With so much up in the air, Sean and Michael share a message for gym owners to improve their gym, become more self-aware and why they need to start a mastermind group.    Topics:   03:50 – CrossFit leaves social media 12:50 – Future of CrossFit 22:50 – Message to gym owners 29:24 – Self-awareness and intent 48:50 – The value of feedback 56:50 – Creating a mastermind group     Links:   Invisible Gorilla Experiment Active Life   Books:   Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
7/8/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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Finding Alignment: Mind, Body, Movement ft. Aaron Alexander

How you move through a room is how you move through life. Every moment is an opportunity to cultivate your mind, body, and movement.    Joining the podcast this week we have movement specialist and host of the Align Podcast, Aaron Alexander.    In this week’s episode, Aaron shares some simple practices that can help you control your thoughts, emotions, and change your perception of the world you live in, including the profound effects of gratitude and what it means to create spaciousness.     Topics:   13:40 - Deep relationships/ community  18:10 - Practicing gratitude 52:40 - Creating spaciousness  56:55 - Testing your limits   Links:   Brainwashing wasp (video) Align Podcast   Books:   Shut Your Mouth Save Your Life - George Catlin   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
7/1/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Michele Letendre: World Class Athlete and Coach

In a recent Instagram post, Michele Letendre admits to falling into the sport of CrossFit a bit randomly nearly 10 years ago. It’s safe to say she found her calling.   The CrossFit athlete turned founder of Deka Comp joins this week’s Brute Podcast to talk about the shift from athlete to coach as she trains some of the top athletes in the sport, including Patrick Vellner.   Listen as she shares her insight on what it means to be a leader versus a mentor and how success is ultimately born from failure.     Topics:   05:10 – Intro to competitive sports 12:45 – Leader vs. mentor 30:44 – Fear in competition 37:50 – Athlete to coach 53:15 – Success through failure   Links:   Instagram dekacomp.com   Books:   Atomic Habits – James Clear   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
6/24/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Wild Card Spot ft. Hunter McIntyre

This week’s Brute Podcast is wild—and it has everything to do with guest Hunter McIntyre.   Hunter is back on the Brute Podcast in advance of this year’s 2019 CrossFit Games to express his excitement—and gratitude—for making it into this year’s Games with the wild card draw.   (Rumor has it that if he doesn’t place in the top 15, he’ll be rocking a new belly button piercing by the end of the year.)   Listen to hear more about how he went from rehab to OCR Champ, other crazy stories and to learn how Hunter is preparing for one of the most grueling challenges in sport.   Topics:   09:28 – Going to the CrossFit Games 27:40 – Looking for a new challenge 23:50 – Open vs. Regionals vs. Games 38:50 – Competing for the podium 47:51 – Yearly ritual   Links:   Instagram   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
6/17/201954 minutes, 50 seconds
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Robb Wolf Cracks The Code On Your Nutrition

A two-time best-selling author, purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and former California State Powerlifting Champion all walk into a room. The plot twist? They’re all the same person, and that person is Robb Wolf.   Robb Wolf has spent his career sharing his knowledge in nutrition and strength and conditioning with NASA, the Naval Special Warfare Command and now the Brute Podcast.   In this week’s episode, he’s sharing the experience behind why he recommends low-carb diets, how to optimize nutrition for performance and how to effectively lean out.   Topics:   06:55 – PaleoFX 15:30 – Low-carb dieting 22:10 – Optimizing nutrition for performance 37:15 – Quality vs. quantity for getting lean 49:40 – Advice for dieters 59:15 – Principles of Jiu-Jitsu 1:14:00 – Health and sustainability   Links:   robbwolf.com Instagram Podcast   Books:   Wired To Eat – Robb Wolf The Paleo Solution - Robb Wolf Homo Deus – Yuval Harari The Obstacle Is the Way –  Ryan Holiday   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
6/10/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Rise of CrossFit Invictus ft. CJ Martin

First, CJ Martin passed the bar to become a lawyer. Then he went on to raise the bar in what it means to be an elite CrossFit coach.   The former attorney now owns the infamous CrossFit Invictus, home gym to a number of elite CrossFit athletes, and this week he’s joining the Brute Strength podcast to discuss mentorship, leadership and entrepreneurship.   In this episode, CJ takes it back to the beginning, discussing how he traded in the security of a career in law to jump into the unknown, open a gym and nearly lose it before becoming a coaching legacy in the sport.   Enjoy the show!     Topics:   06:51 - Asia CrossFit Championships 09:40 - Coaching teams and preparing for The Games 14:05 - Changes in The Games season 29:55 - Life before coaching 41:10 - Highs and lows 57:25 - Coach/athlete relationships   Links:   Crossfitinvictus.com   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
6/3/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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Eating for Sport vs Body Composition vs Longevity ft. Dr. Andy Galpin

Dr. Andy Galpin has nutrition down to a science. Literally.   With a master’s in Human Movement Sciences and a Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics, it’s safe to say that taking advice from Dr. Galpin on the best ways to optimize nutrition for your health and performance or sticking to a meal plan is the opposite of a bad idea.   If that isn’t enough to convince you, the professor of strength and conditioning in the Center for Sports Performance at California State University joins the Brute Podcast for the second time ever this week to share his tips for mastering the basics of nutrition and the benefits of “batching” in order to stay on track with your goals.     Check out Andy’s first appearance on the Brute Strength Podcast on episode 125.   Topics:   09:15 – Optimizing nutrition for health and performance 24:39 – Compliance & nutrition 35:40 – Mastering the basics of nutrition 43:29 – “Batching”   Books:   Unplugged - Andy Galpin, Brian MacKenzie, Phil White   Links:   Scientific American Marie Spano andygalpin.com Body of Knowledge Podcast Instagram YouTube   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
5/27/201959 minutes, 41 seconds
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Brent Fikowski's Secret Advantage

This week on The Brute Strength Podcast, we welcome back Brent Fikowski for the second time.   Brent is one of the most consistent and successful CrossFit athletes to date, finishing 4th, 2nd and 4th in his previous Games appearances.   In this week's episode, we’ll be diving into the more technical side of training. Brent will share some of the tactics he uses when preparing for competition, how he approaches training, and some killer habits that give him an edge over competitors. Whether you’re trying to compete at the highest level or become the best version of yourself, this episode has something for you.   If you haven’t checked out his first episode, be sure to give it a listen, we talk about his origin story and how he became the athlete he is today.   Topics:   06:30 - Qualifying for The Games in Asia 17:25 - Granite Games 35:20 - Mindset 43:30 - Simplicity and essentialism 52:20 - Killer habits 1:05:40 - Urgent/ important matrix   Links:   Website Instagram   Books:   The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo Essentialism - Greg McKeown   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
5/20/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Transformation of Cole Sager

In the past, six-time CrossFit Games athlete Cole Sager wasn’t someone widely known for his performance during the CrossFit Open, but this year he’s making waves, finishing 6th worldwide at the 2019 CrossFit Open.   Cole joins the Brute Strength Podcast this week to discuss what changed in his approach to this year’s Games.   Spoiler alert: It all comes down to mindset.   He brings us back to his mentality during this year’s Open, discusses the topics of eating disorders and body image issues and shares his insight to maintaining a successful marriage. Topics:   03:50 – 2019 Open 15:20 – Mindset transformation 19:40 – Ego 26:55 – Defining preparation 41:00 – Eating disorder 54:50 – Married life   Links:   Instagram colesager.com   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
5/13/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Eating For Muscle and Strength ft. Eric Helms

When there’s a ghost, you’re going to call the Ghostbusters—makes sense.   But when you need to build muscle in a 100% drug-free way, but still turn your body into a bodybuilding and powerlifting machine, you’re going to want Eric Helms on speed dial.   The author of The Muscle and Strength Pyramid books and co-founder of the 3D Muscle Journey is back on the Brute Podcast this week to share his knowledge in nutrition, exercise science and all things muscles. He expounds on nutrition to discuss philosophies such as the 80/20 rule, the effects of caffeine, his thoughts on the plant-based diet and supplements for weight loss. He also dives deeper into mental health and stresses the importance of how you can prevent a burnout.   Topics:   06:50 – Mental health and self-awareness 20:45 – Compartmentalizing 33:50 – Choosing abstinence 46:05 – Why we eat 55:50 – Plant-based diet 1:07:10 – Supplements for weight/fat loss   Links:   Instagram 3Dmusclejourney.com Iron Culture Podcast Suicide Prevention Campaign   Books:   Deep Work – Cal Newport Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
5/6/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jiu-Jitsu Secrets and Principles ft. Ryron Gracie

Ryron Gracie is kind of a big deal.   One could even say this week’s Brute Podcast guest has Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his blood, as this legend in the sport also shares ancestry with its original creator, Hélio Gracie (yup, he’s grandfathered in—literally).   Listening to Ryron talk, you can tell he is a calm, collected and self-aware individual—all of which he attributes to his experiences training in the sport of jiu-jitsu. For him, it’s more than a sport. It’s a lifestyle. Listen to this week’s episode for a more in-depth look at his beginnings, from a childhood spent growing up practicing jiu-jitsu in his garage to how he’s developed a set of principles that can be applied to multiple disciplines, life included.   Topics:   11:40 – Childhood 23:10 – Grandfather Hélio/How to deal with stress 33:15 – Disneyland Melon, composure and how to control thoughts/actions 46:45 – Mistakes in jiu-jitsu, myths, learning about yourself 54:30 – Letting go, experiencing 1:01:00 – Key principles of efficiency in jiu-jitsu 1:06:40 – Common mistakes in jiu-jitsu   Links:   Instagram Twitter Gracie University   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
4/29/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Awakening of Functional Body Building ft. Marcus Filly

Welcome to the awakening of functional bodybuilding.   Marcus Filly, the founder of Revival Strength, joins the Brute Podcast for a second time to take us to ground zero of functional bodybuilding. Marcus began his health and wellness journey while attending med school but soon realized, through all the long readings and lectures, that his intended path in the field was meant for something more.   So he made the decision to say goodbye to med school and find a more fulfilling way to apply his love for health and fitness. Since then, he has competed at the CrossFit Games six times and founded Revival Strength—the leader in functional bodybuilding.   In this episode, Marcus enlightens us on what it means to train for longevity, how to find a sustainable training program year-round and what it truly means to look good and move well. So you can close your books, because this episode is all about the application.   Topics:   15:00 – Ashram and meditation 20:45 – Stepping away from med school 32:00 – Introduction to CrossFit 36:30 – The awakening of functional bodybuilding 51:00 – Looking good and moving well   Links:   Revival Strength Instagram   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
4/15/20191 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Going Keto With Adee Cazayoux

The dream team is back, and this time, the Cazayouxs went keto. Adee Cazayoux, CEO of Working Against Gravity, joins her husband and Brute Podcast host, Michael Cazayoux, on this week’s episode to give us a breakdown of their experience on the Ketogenic Diet.   Together they’re sharing a firsthand look at their keto journey in an effort to help those who are back and forth about starting the low-carb diet to make a decision if the transition is right for them.   If you can’t get enough of this duo, be sure to check out these throwback guest appearances with Adee Cazayoux: 6 Steps to Personal Development, Sex, Connection and Desire and How to Stay Lean and Add Muscle.   Topics:   01:00 – Nutrition recap 08:00 – The keto experiment 19:30 – Transitioning to low carb 32:12 – Finding the right diet for you   Links:   The WAG Podcast [email protected]   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
4/8/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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Skills vs. Strength In Gymnastics ft. Nick Sorrel

Just like the progression of any relationship, your ability to advance in gymnastics relies on fundamentals—as in, to show off your expert form, you first need to build a solid foundation.   In true doctor fashion, Head of Brute Gymnastics Dr. Nick Sorrel joins this week’s Brute podcast to dissect the more advanced movements of the sport to help set you up for success. He also jumps into the differences between strength and skill to discuss how each plays a role in improving your performance.   If you’re craving more of Sorrel’s wisdom, you can queue up his other appearances on the Brute Strength podcast: What Is Brute: Fundamentals of Gymnastics, PRing Your Muscle Up, Gymnastics Programming 101.   Topics:   11:10 – The Four Burners Theory 24:00 – 12 Rules of Life 30:10 – Key gymnastics principles 48:40 – Mistakes in training 53:20 – Dissecting the muscle-up   Links:   The Perfect Day Formula – Craig Ballantyne (Free copy)   Books:   Deep Work – Cal Newport Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport Atomic Habits – James Clear The Perfect Day Formula – Craig Ballantyne 12 Rules of Life – Jordan Peterson Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
4/1/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Fundamentals of High-Performance Nutrition ft. Brian St. Pierre

Ever wonder how a nutrition coach approaches their own diet choices? This week’s Brute Strength podcast is your chance to find out, as Precision Nutrition coach Brian St. Pierre joins Michael Cazayoux to discuss his current diet regimen.   Brian is used to working with high-performance athletes, but he’s joining the podcast to share his thoughts on how us “normal” folks can keep nutrition simple, stay consistent, create habits for success and get the most out of doing the least amount of work (cheers to that!).   Topics:   04:30 – The start of Brian’s fitness journey 13:30 – Mindset, Fitness, Nutrition 25:10 – Social media and fitness 29:20 – Current diet 41:15 – Staying consistent & satisfied 58:30 – Habit Design 1:08:20 – Minimal Effective Dose   Links:   The Cost of Getting Lean Precision Nutrition   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes Michael to keep going as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
3/25/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Getting Outside The Box ft. Pat & Taz Barber

Jay-Z and Beyoncé might have to give up the throne for this week’s Brute Podcast guests. The dream team, Pat and Taz Barber, join Michael Cazayoux this week to bring you a raw look into their experiences as athletes in the CrossFit community and how life has changed since stepping away from competitive sports to focus on raising a family.   They’ll also take the discussion “Outside The Box” to present their newest partnership with Brute Strength that offers an affordable solution for individuals who are dead set on taking their fitness to the next level with less time and less equipment.   Outside The Box is the BYOD (Bring Your Own Dumbbells) solution to embracing your fitness through online programming that you can take to the streets, backyard, home gym, garage or sideline of your child’s soccer game (if that’s your thing). Digging the vibe? Listen to the full podcast for more information on how you can get involved.     Topics:   04:40 – Creating with your hands 19:30 – Getting out of competition & raising a family 38:00 – “Outside The Box” Program 42:45 – Parenting   Links:   Outside The Box The Tribe Life   Books:   Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams – Matthew Walker Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World – Cal Newport   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
3/18/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Carnivore Diet & Extreme Mental Clarity ft. Anthony Gustin

Mic drop. Dr. Anthony Gustin is back on the Brute Strength Podcast for another round of knowledge bombs on mindful eating, carb tolerance and the importance of solitude. If you missed round one with the creator of Perfect Keto, visit Episode 156 of the Brute Strength Podcast here.   If you’re ready to dive straight into this episode, get ready for Dr. Gustin to go full-on “MythBusters” on all things surrounding the carnivore diet and why it works, plus stay tuned as he shares tips for understanding how many carbs you can tolerate before your body leaves ketosis.   Topics:   03:50 - The carnivore diet 14:40 - Mindful eating 22:00 - Mental clarity 27:42 - Carb tolerance 33:20 - Killer habits 42:30 - Importance of solitude 53:40 - Make learning a priority   Links:   Waking Up App   Books:   Deep Work – Cal Newport So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused LIfe in a Noisy World – Cal Newport Essentialism – James Latham     Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
3/11/20191 hour, 6 minutes
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Housewife To Billionaire ft. Lisa Bilyeu

Imagine going from housewife to co-founder of a billion dollar company. Yeah, that was a “b” in front of that “-illion.” That’s what happened to this week’s Brute Strength Podcast guest, Lisa Bilyeu of Quest Nutrition and President of Impact Theory.   In this episode, Lisa shares some of the most significant tests and milestones she’s faced throughout her career as well as the journey that led to the early days of Quest Nutrition. She also provides an in-depth take on the power of mindset, tips for building strong relationships and strategies to create successful life habits.   Topics:   02:20 – Life before Quest Nutrition 12:23 – Setting goals in your relationship 23:00 – Quest Nutrition 29:25 – The “bad” batch 42:20 – “Everything is in my control” 48:00 – Success vs. health 58:20 – Impact Theory   Links:   Questnutrition.com impacttheory.com Instagram   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
3/4/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 52 seconds
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Noah Ohlsen On Mindset And Perspective

Noah Ohlsen is a five-time CrossFit Games athlete turned two-time Brute Strength podcast guest (but you may not see the latter in his Instagram bio).   Once known for his perfect hair and boyish smile, Noah has made a name for himself in the CrossFit community, proving time and time again what it means to come back from setbacks in the sport. Even with a few unlucky moments in his CrossFit Games career, he’s managed to place within the Top 10 in four of his last five Games appearances.   In this week’s episode, Noah recaps his experience at this year’s Wodapalooza. He gets honest about staying motivated in his training and how it’s changed since CrossFit officials announced changes to sanctioned events.   Topics:   04:15 – Wodapalooza 2019 recap 15:30 – Social media and fitness 21:26 – Sanctioned events, training and peaking 36:00 – Motivation 41:40 – Common training mistakes   Links:   https://noahohlsen.com/ Instagram   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
2/25/201945 minutes, 11 seconds
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How To Create Safe, Sexy, Successful Romantic Relationships ft. Jayson Gaddis

Whether you’re looking to improve your current love life or expand your non-existent one — you’ll want to hear what the love guru, Jayson Gaddis from The Relationship School, has to say.   On this week’s episode, Jayson’s covering topics of attracting an ideal partner, the taboo of polyamory vs monogamy in the modern world, the many nuances that we find in modern love like marriage and divorce, and how to understand when to walk away from a relationship.     Topics:   09:23 – Marriage and divorce 12:41 – Vulnerability in relationships 16:15 – Sex in relationships 27:30 – How to attract a partner 35:00 – When to step away from a relationship 45:00 – The best rituals for your relationship   Links:   Smart Couple Podcast The Relationship School   Books:   Sex at Dawn – Christopher Ryan   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
2/18/201954 minutes, 26 seconds
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Habit Stacking: Small Life Changes That Produce BIG Results

Adam Feit has been teaching people how to win from an early age. As an adult, that mentality carried over into his career as he became a coach and worked with athletes at all levels, including the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and college football teams like the University of Louisville.   Even though he was living what many, including Adam, considered the dream, something clicked that it was time for change. That’s when he decided to open a sports performance center for kids.   This week, the coach, athlete and entrepreneur joins our host Michael Cazayoux on the Brute Strength Podcast to teach you the power of starting small and how small habits can lead to big results.   Topics:   01:15 – Childhood 12:00 – Joe Kenn and The Tier System 16:13 – Working in the NFL 21:05 – Finding Precision Nutrition 24:50 – The autonomy of supportive coaching 40:00 – Starting small   Links:   Webpage Instagram   Books:   Atomic Habits – James Clear Deep Work – Cal Newport   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
2/11/20191 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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The Fikowski Story

Students, you’re going to want to get your notebooks ready because Brent “The Professor” Fikowski is taking us to school on the Brute Podcast this week.   Brent is a three-time CrossFit Games athlete, placing second in the 2017 Games, and after this episode, you’ll understand how he’s remained one of the sport’s top four male athletes since 2016.     Even though Brent is “The Professor,” he brings a mindset to the game that can’t be taught—the mindset of a competitor. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t had his ups and downs in the sport. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about what you can do to emulate that mindset, what it’s like to compete against the fittest athletes in the world and how he almost left CrossFit in 2015.     Topics:   01:00 – Sanctioned events 06:20 – Early competitive career 26:50 – Starting CrossFit 35:20 – Transformation year 43:20 – First experience at the CrossFit Games 1:16:30 – “The Professor Project”   Links:   www.brentfikowski.com/ Instagram   Books:   The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance – George Mumford Burn Your Goals: The Counter Cultural Approach to Achieving Your Greatest Potential – Joshua Medcalf Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great – Joshua Medcalf The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance - Josh Waitzkin   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
2/4/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Mad Scientist of Strength ft. Chris Duffin

What exactly does it take these days to be nicknamed the Mad Scientist? Are we talking Doc Brown in a DeLorean cruising through a space-time continuum, or is it more of a beaker and test tube vibe?   Whatever the case, we’re stoked to have the modern-day Mad Scientist and world-renowned strength athlete and coach Chris Duffin on the Brute Strength podcast this week for his second episode.   In Chris’ first episode, we learned about the upbringing that shaped his mentality for creating Kabuki Strength. This week, we’re talking shop on increasing your strength, the correlation between whiskey and deadlifts, working around your injuries and the benefits of a ShouldeRök (not to be confused with the popular dance movement based on rocking your shoulder back and forth—if you’re feeling it though, do you).     Topics:   01:20 – “Whiskey and Deadlifts” 10:30 – Shiny object syndrome 15:20 – Minimum effective dose principle 22:00 – Benefits of a ShouldeRök 54:30 – Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) 58:00 – Hamstring tears and rehab   Links:   Kabuki Movement Systems   Books:   The Obstacle Is the Way – Ryan Holiday   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/28/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 19 seconds
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Create Good Habits, Envision Your Future, And Own Your Shit! ft. Michael Cazayoux

Michael is taking a backseat to hosting the Brute Podcast this week as Adee Cazayoux joins the podcast to interview him for the second time since Episode 46.   On their first episode, Michael shared his story of overcoming drug addiction, finding CrossFit and the moments in his life that led to the creation of Brute Strength.   This week, Adee’s line of questioning has them diving into various topics including what it’s like to make the first move in friendships as you get older, qualifying for the 2017 CrossFit Regionals, personal development advice and tips for creating good habits—ya know, besides leaving the house with pants on every morning.   Topics:   04:00 – Making friends when you’re older 10:30 – Qualifying for the 2017 CrossFit Regionals 20:45 – Personal development 26:00 – Creating a vision for your future 38:30 – Habits   Links:   Adee Cazayoux Michael Cazayoux   Books:   When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing – Daniel H. Pink Deep Work – Cal Newport   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes Michael to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/21/20191 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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David Goggins Is The Toughest Man Alive

Author, ultra-marathon runner, and retired United States Navy SEAL, David Goggins joins the Brute Strength Podcast this week for an incredible story of suffering and success.   David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and the ONLY member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, including three Hell Weeks, the U.S. Army Ranger School, where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training.   This episode is all about pushing the limit, craving discomfort, facing death and defying all odds. Strap in for an inspirational story and a close look at what happens when you make suffering a habit.   Topics:   02:37 - Abusive childhood 10:00 - Craving discomfort 15:00 - Seal training 26:05 - Improving your self-talk 28:32 - “Kindling”   Links:   Website Instagram Twitter Facebook   Books:   Can’t Hurt Me - Goggins   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/14/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Science of Genetic Engineering and Its Impact On Your Food, Fitness, and Longevity

Pediatrician Michelle Perro, MD, joins the Brute Strength Podcast to discuss the issues with GMOs in our food system.   Michelle is a veteran clinician with 35+ years of experience in pediatrics and integrative medicine. She is well known for her book What’s Making Our Children Sick?: How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It.   This episode is all about holistic medicine, improving your fitness through diet, and what you need to know about GMOs and their effect on your health.   Topics:   05:00 - Posture 09:30 - Holistic medicine & GMOs 19:30 - Toxicity of food 27:35 - Gut issues 36:40 - Improving fitness through diet 41:10 - Gut issues related to ADHD 47:30 - Keto diet   Links:   GMO Science   Books:   Practical Paleo The End of Alzheimer’s What’s Making Our Children Sick?   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/7/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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"I Almost Got Fraser Kicked Out of The Games" ft.Matt O'Keefe

Elite influencer and sports marketing guru, Matt O’Keefe, joins The Brute Strength Podcast for the second time after his original debut on episode 47. This week he’s going to dive deeper into his growing apparel line, Redline Gear, and share inside stories about what it’s like managing top-tier athletes such as CrossFit champ Mat Fraser. He’s also got some great tips for those looking to make a career out of training and competing.   Topics:   02:50 - Redline Gear and Mat Fraser 11:55 - Loud & Live Sports 22:00 - New structure of CrossFit 32:10 - Making a career out of training and competing 38:00 - Tips for managing athletes   Links:   [email protected] Instagram Loud and Live Sports Brute Top 5   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
12/31/201846 minutes, 32 seconds
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Living Among Murderers, Deadlifting 1,000 Pounds for a Double, and Surviving the Unthinkable Ft. Chris Duffin

Kabuki Strength’s Chris Duffin, aka the “Mad Scientist of Strength,” joins the Brute Strength Podcast to discuss his “survivor mentality.”   Chris lived a secluded life early on, raising his sisters in a not-so-affluent atmosphere. His story then becomes one of triumph and tribulation as he later goes on to set the world record as the only man to deadlift 1,000 lbs for a double. This episode is all about the mindset, strength and importance of goal-setting that got him there. Topics:07:07 – Growing up in the woods36:10 – Survivor mentality42:27 – Tying priorities to goals 52:00 – Powerlifting Links: kabukistrength.com@mad_scientist_duffin Brute Strength: Pick Your Program Reviews:If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/24/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Simplest & Most Effective Life Hack You're Not Using ft. Mark England

On our 116th episode, Procabulary’s Mark England made us think about the true power of our words and vocabulary.   Mark makes his second appearance on the Brute Podcast this week to peel back the layers of the power of language and the physiology of breath. Topics: 05:40 - Stories we tell ourselves 13:45 - Physiology of breathe 20:00 - Taking action against goals 25:10 - The power of because Links:Procabulary InstagramBooks:The Power of Persuasion: How We’re Bought and Sold – Robert V. LevineReviews:If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes Michael to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/17/201846 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Bucket List Blueprint: Your Guide To Long-term Goal Setting & Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

Rick Alexander wants you to burn your couch, and he even wrote a book about it. The author, Lionheart Radio host, and Navy Special Ops Combat Medic joins this week’s Brute Strength Podcast.   In this episode, Rick gets into his “Bucket List Blueprint” for long-term goal setting and breaking out of your comfort zone. Topics:03:00 – “Burn Your Couch”14:45 – Military time22:13 – Long-term contentment 36:00 – Ultramarathons42:00 – Hallucinations49:13 – Bucket List Blueprint Links: Instagram Lionheart Radio Brute Top 5 Books:Burn Your Couch – Rick AlexanderReviews:If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes Michael to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/10/20181 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Mentorship, Gut Health, and The Travel Diet ft. John Berardi

Crowd favorite John Berardi of Precision Nutrition is returning to the Brute Podcast for round two this week. In the first half of the podcast, Michael and John discuss the wisdom, mentorship and goal-setting rituals that John credits with making him a better husband, father and business leader.   In the second half, we’re talking body. John and Michael will dive into gut health, tips for dieting while traveling, nutrition recommendations for kids and how he educates his family on overall health and proper nutrition. Topics:   04:00 – Wisdom & mentorship 09:36 – Goal-setting rituals 25:00 – Nutrition & awareness 45:10 – Instilling positive habits 56:00 – Gut health 1:03:00 – Diet & travel 1:07:30 – Kids & nutrition   Links:   Precisionnutrition.com Brute Body Shred Manual Books:   Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain Principles: Life and Work – Ray Dalio   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes Michael to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
12/3/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 26 seconds
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Hustle In Silence ft.Hannah Eden

Hannah Eden went from a life of drugs and partying to an online fitness inspiration, and this week, she joins Michael on the Brute Strength Podcast.   In this episode, Hannah recounts her personal fitness transformation, what it means to take risks and follow your passions, and how she’s come full circle to help others do the same.   Topics: 11:30 – Outside-in vs. inside-out17:40 – Making a transformation 31:45 – Working with your significant other38:00 – Respond, don’t react41:30 – Mindset shift51:00 – Hustle in silenceLinks: Instagram: @pumpfit_club and @hannaheden_fitnessReviews:If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes Michael to keep going as well as pushes the podcast higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
11/26/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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Relationship Development ft. The Couples Institute

You don’t have to be in a relationship to benefit from this week’s Brute Podcast. Special guests Pete Pearson and Ellyn Bader of The Couples Institute join Michael Cazayoux to discuss the importance of communication, which, as an acquired skill in human interaction, everyone can benefit from.   In this episode, relationship professionals Pearson and Bader will provide tips on creating a vision for your relationship, creating a team dynamic, rewiring your approach to arguments, and rituals you can implement for a healthy relationship.   Topics:   04:20 – Founding The Couples Institute 09:20 – Collective vision 13:00 – Three questions to focus your relationship 14:00 – Communication technique 16:00 – Fighting in relationships 22:40 – Building emotional muscle 27:20 – How to get out of a fight 29:00 – Accountability in relationships 37:50 – Rituals for a healthy relationship 39:20 – Resolving conflicts around your kids   Links:   couplesinstitute.com   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review. It pushes us higher in the rankings and energizes Michael to keep bringing you great content! Thank you for all the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
11/19/201845 minutes, 37 seconds
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Beyond Macros ft. "The Grocery Ninja" Matt Walrath

Ever wonder what it takes to be coined with a name like the Grocery Ninja? Matt Walrath, the man behind the nickname, and his company Beyond Macros have helped hundreds of clients transform into stronger, more confident versions of themselves.   In this episode, Matt gets real about why most diets fail, how to build a better relationship with food, his advice on nutrition and macros, and why seeing your friends naked can be one of the most freeing experiences in your life. You won’t want to miss this one.   Topics:   01:55 – How to be vulnerable 13:40 – “Beyond Macros” 16:00 – Why do diets fail? 24:30 – Life coaching 34:35 – The naked truth 46:40 – The art of storytelling   Links:   Beyond Macros Podcast Instagram Brute Body Shred Manual   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review. It pushes us higher in the rankings and energizes Michael to keep bringing you great content! Thank you for all the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
11/12/201854 minutes, 58 seconds
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Brute Coaches Roundtable

This week we have a special Brute Podcast featuring the entire Brute Strength staff, including Nick Sorrel, Adrian Conway, Michael Cazayoux, Nick Fowler and Dr. Sean Pastuch.   Tune in to hear their collective thoughts on recent changes in the CrossFit community, what they believe this means for athletes hoping to qualify for the Games, and how to professionalize coaching within the community.   Topics:   01:05 – Reacting to the changes in CrossFit 05:50 – The Games 26:00 – Affiliate programming vs. Games programming 38:00 – Professionalized coaching in CF 50:15 – Changes in training season &, peaking 1:06:00 – Teams Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review. It pushes us higher in the rankings and gives Michael the energy to keep bringing you fresh content. Thank you all for the support! Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
11/9/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds
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Burning Man: Our Story On Personal Growth and Enlightenment

When Adee and Michael Cazayoux team up for anything, you know the outcome is going to be epic. This week’s Brute Strength Podcast is no exception, as Adee Cazayoux is back to focus on personal development and relationship advice with her husband and our host, Michael Cazayoux.   Together, they’ll share stories about their first experience at Burning Man, delve into expectations and reality, personal breakthroughs, and getting naked with 500+ people. Listen now to learn their biggest takeaways and how they’ve already begun implementing them into their daily lives.   Topics:   03:00 – Burning Man: expectation vs. reality 12:25 – What we learned 16:20 – Opening ceremony & intention 29:00 – Personal breakthroughs 46:30 – Lessons on relationships   Books:   Stealing Fire – Kotler   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review. It pushes us higher in the rankings and energizes Michael to keep bringing you great content! Thank you for all the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
11/5/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Power of Intention and Visualization

On this week’s podcast we welcome the battle rope guru, Aaron Guyett. Aaron is a man who wears many hats including fitness instructor, business owner and Marine Corps Staff Sergeant. In this episode we’ll be getting into leadership, mindset shifts and how to create a vision to get exactly what you want out of life. Tune in to learn more about how Aaron used neuroplasticity training to achieve 90 percent of his greatest accomplishments in life.   Topics:   02:00 – Aaron’s definition of leadership 20:50 – “VIM” 26:10 – Creating a vision 30:45 – Neuroplasticity training 35:00 – Myths about leadership 42:40 – “The goal is not the goal”   Links:   thespecialforcesexperience.com Instagram leaderofleaders.org battleropes.org   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
10/29/201858 minutes, 16 seconds
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SealFit, Leadership, Sacrifice ft. Floyd McLendon Jr.

Floyd McLendon Jr. has had a huge impact on Michael Cazayoux’s life since they first met at SealFit, and this week he’s joining the Brute Podcast. Floyd has faced failure, disappointment, heartbreak and discrimination growing up, but ultimately he came out on top. Now, as a former Navy Seal, he’s imparting his leadership knowledge to those he comes in contact with.   In this episode, the author of Hard Earned Lessons dissects what he calls the “Seven Principles for Preparing for Battle.” Enjoy the show!   Topics:   03:00 – Meeting Floyd at SealFit 16:05 – Becoming a Navy Seal 36:40 – Seven Principles for Preparing for Battle 1:19:00 – Future in politics   Links:   LinkedIn   Books:   Hard Earned Lessons – McLendon Jr.   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review, and thank you for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
10/29/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 32 seconds
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How To Beat Fraser ft. Patrick Vellner

CrossFit is evolving, and so is three-time CrossFit Games athlete Patrick Vellner. This week, he joins the Brute Podcast to discuss his mind shift in the sport, why he may be one of the only athletes that can beat Mat Fraser and some of the new changes to the CrossFit community. Topics:   05:10 – Life before CrossFit 16:30 – Accidentally qualifying for the CrossFit Games 24:30 – Mind shift from 2017 to 2018 40:00 – New announcements in CrossFit 56:00 – Balancing life and CrossFit   Links:   Instagram Twitter   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review, and thank you for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
10/22/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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6 Steps For Personal Development ft. Adee Cazayoux

Adee Cazayoux, founder of Working Against Gravity, makes her third appearance on the Brute Podcast this week to talk about personal development. In this episode, Adee talks about building courage, maintaining accountability and what it means to develop yourself from within. Listen along and get an honest look at self-improvement with her six questions to make you think, break out of the ordinary cycle and reach the next level in life.   If you enjoyed this episode, catch up with all things Adee and be sure to check out episodes 148 and 162 of the Brute Podcast. Topics:   01:10 – What is personal development? 09:25 – Myths of personal development 21:50 – How to build courage & accountability 28:40 – Integrity made simple   38:25 – Tips for developing yourself 47:00 – Building self-awareness 51:15 – Six questions to find your next breakthrough   Links:   Working Against Gravity Adee Cazayoux Michael Cazayoux   Books:   Daring Greatly – Brene Brown   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review, keep Michael energized and push us higher in the rankings! Thank you for all the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
10/15/201855 minutes, 34 seconds
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Lessons On Grit, Performance, and Perseverance with Rachel Balkovec

Rachel Balkovec, the first female strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball, makes her second appearance on the Brute Podcast this week! Rachel grew up adamant to break out of her comfort zone, and shares her tips for personal and professional development, like falling in love with the process rather than the outcome.   Listen this week to understand why this passionate coach thinks you should support the people around you minimally, as well as her personal coaching philosophies you can adapt into your lifestyle.   Topics:   04:00 – Intentional vs. unintentional growth 13:15 – Mentors & coaching 22:06 – Defining a good coach 39:00 – “Minimally supporting others” 47:30 – Performance Pyramid 51:15 – Coaching methods   Links:   Instagram rachelbalkovec.com   Books:   Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Duckworth   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review! Thank you for all the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
10/8/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why We Over Eat ft. "The Hungry Brain" Author, Dr. Stephan Guyenet

Dr. Stephan Guyenet is on the Brute Podcast this week to dive into his book, The Hungry Brain. Hunger is one of the strongest biological influencers for survival in all species, but is it a physical or mental need?   Tune in as host Michael Cazayoux and Dr. Guyenet define hunger, how it influences decisions and how to hack the process in order to take control of cravings and improve eating behavior.   Topics:   06:35 – Eating behavior 14:50 – What is hunger? 20:04 – Fasting & calorie restriction 38:45 – Sleep, stress and hunger 42:00 – Making a change in your eating 55:30 – Food choices for children   Links:   www.stephanguyenet.com   Twitter   Books:   The Hungry Brain – Guyenet   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review, and thank you for all the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
10/1/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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Lifestyle Design with Carl Paoli

One of the original CrossFit gymnastics experts, Carl Paoli, makes an appearance on the Brute Podcast this week, but instead of talking shop, Carl gets into some of his more recent accolades in lifestyle coaching.   Carl shares his best tips for designing the life of your dreams, controlling your emotions and taking charge of creating your own reality. There’s a lot to be said about taking an active effort in pursuing your biggest passions, and this episode’s purpose is to guide you on the path to creating the life you’ve always wanted.   Topics:   13:50 – Courage & authenticity 18:30 – 2013 hiatus & lessons learned 26:40 – Lifestyle design/life coaching 39:00 – Labeling emotions 56:50 – Creating a lifestyle Links:   freestyleconnection.com Freestyle Connection Carl Paoli YouTube   Books:   Free+Style: Maximize Sport & Life Performance with 4 Basic Movements – Paoli   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review and thank you for all of the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
9/24/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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How To Pick Your Programs ft. Sean Pastuch

When it comes to competing, there’s a lot to be said about choosing the right coach. Dr. Sean Pastuch, the founder of ActiveLifeRX, joins Michael this week to help identify the four steps needed for finding a coach, choosing a program and reaching your full potential.   If fitness is your passion or your job, then this episode will help you go the extra mile as Dr. Pastuch dives deep into program goals, different styles of programming and the dynamic between staying healthy and competing at a high level. Topics:   06:00 – Goals of your program 15:13 – Does the “best” program exist? 22:43 – Periodization in programming 32:13 – Different styles of training programs 56:00 – Staying healthy & competing at a high level 58:13 – 4 steps to reach your potential   Links:   ActiveLifeRX Instagram Pick Your Program   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
9/17/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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Muscle and Strength Pyramids ft. Dr Eric Helms

Eric Helms, author of The Muscle and Strength Pyramid, joins Michael Cazayoux on the Brute podcast to discuss exercise and nutrition science. Whether you’re eating for competition, physique or longevity, Helms’ Ph.D.-certified advice can help you reach your goals. Helms also covers popular nutrition topics such as flexible dieting, keto and high-carb diets. Grab your favorite snack and enjoy the show!   Topics:   24:10 – The Muscle and Strength Pyramid 42:50 – What your clients want vs. what they need 47:30 – Nutrition Pyramid 58:20 – Manage stress 1:03:40 – Keto diet 1:13:00 – High-carb dieting 1:19:30 – Resources on nutrition coaching   Links:   Headspace App The SBS Academy FitGenie App 3D Muscle Journey Instagram   Books:   Deep Work – Newport Muscle And Strength Nutrition Pyramid – Helms   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review and thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
9/10/20181 hour, 23 minutes, 10 seconds
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How To Go From Trainer To Coach with Mike Bledsoe

CEO of the Shrugged Collective Podcast, Mike Bledsoe, is on the Brute Podcast this week to talk about his evolution in the fitness industry. He plunges into the difference between a coach and a trainer, what it takes to create better leaders and coaches, and how to start seeing better results with your clients.   Be sure to check out his Strong Coach Podcast series for more tips on how to build trust and become a better coach!   Topics:   03:20 – Trainer vs. Coach 17:20 – Mike’s evolution in the fitness world 37:00 – Goals & obstacles 48:12 – Breathwork & mental toughness 1:06:40 – Coaching coaches   Links:   Thestrongcoach.com The Strong Coach Podcast Instagram   Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review and thank you all for the support!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
9/3/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
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Brain Training with Trevor Moawad

Trevor Moawad, a top sports psychologist, joins the Brute Podcast this week to talk about his work with Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson. The thought leader and mental conditioning coach was also known as the "brain trainer" for the University of Alabama football team and discusses how to eliminate negativity and create a more neutral thought process. Topics:   06:50 - College football 13:00 - Neutral thinking 40:00 - Challenge vs. Threat 1:02:40 - Embracing uncertainty   Links:   I Am Not Your Guru - Netflix Trace Me App   Books:   You’re Nature’s Greatest Miracle - Moawad   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
8/27/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 44 seconds
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Space Travel, Brains, and Muscle with Cody Burkhart

NASA engineer Cody Burkhart joins the Brute Podcast this week. A competitor at the 2012 CrossFit Games Regionals, Cody has continued influencing the fitness world by developing exercise systems for astronauts preparing to travel to space.   In this episode, Cody addresses recovery, mindset, breath work and the path to mastery, so be sure to listen for the best takeaway tips and book recommendations.   Topics:   3:25 - Working at NASA 14:20 - Oxygen and breath work 32:00 - Martial Arts 46:20 - Mentorship & Mastery   Links:   Instagram   Books:   The Oxygen Advantage - McKeown The Alchemist  - Coelho The Disappearing Spoon - Kean Deep Work - Newport                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
8/20/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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Triphasic Training with Elite Coach Cal Dietz

Cal Dietz, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Minnesota, is a world-renowned strength coach who’s made immeasurable contributions to the fitness industry for athletes and coaches alike. He joined the Brute Podcast to discuss his training manual, Triphasic Training: A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance.   Get ready for a series of knowledge bombs to improve your training game, because, in this episode, Dietz inspires us with information about acceleration and deceleration training and the importance of quality breathing.   Topics:   21:46 - What is Triphasic training? 36:15 - Triphasic training for weightlifters 40:25 - Why CrossFitters need to get outside of linear movement 44:40 - Rotational force production and overhead athletes 51:10 - What is deceleration training & why is it important 55:36 - The importance of breath 1:06:35 - Guiding principles for resistance training kids   Links:   Top 5 Brute Podcast Episodes Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) xlathlete.com   Books: The Oxygen Advantage -  Patrick McKeown Triphasic Training - Dietz & Peterson   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
8/6/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 3 seconds
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Coaching Coaches: The Unofficial Guide To Mastery ft. James Fitzgerald

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing of the CrossFit OG’s, James Fitzgerald. James was the 2007 CrossFit Games champion as an individual, since then he’s made a big splash in the fitness world as the founder of OPEX Fitness. Aside for an incredible athlete, James has entered the realm of Master Coach. In this episode we get to learn about some of James’ inspirations and mentors as a coach, as well as mastery, the art of program design, bodybuilding, and of course, CrossFit. If you want to hear from a guy making waves in the fitness world, then James is your man. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   02:23 - Teach, learn, move, create 11:15 - Mastery 17:35 - Charles Poloquin 20:18 - Hierarchy of needs for coaches 24:09 - CrossFit & Bodybuilding 29:45 - Common mistakes in programing 40:02 - Thoughts on Matt Fraser and his career so far 44:25 - The importance of rituals 47:40 - Practice what you preach! 52:00 - Characteristics of a good coach   Honorable mentions:   Mel Siff Charles Poloquin Ian King Louie Simmons   Links:   OPEXfit.com Instagram   Books:   How To Eat, Move, and Be Healthy - Chek   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
7/30/201858 minutes, 1 second
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The Secret To Speed Development ft. Ryan Flaherty

Ryan Flaherty works on Nike’s training team with some of the biggest names in sports, including Serena Williams, Russell Wilson and Kobe Bryant. It’s no shock that he is one of the most sought after combine coaches in the world.   In this episode, Flaherty discusses his role working with the HeadSpace app to teach NFL athletes about focus and achieving a better mindset on and off the field. He also gets into why he uses concentric training when developing speed, how to improve programming for your athletes and how to prevent injuries that are common with age. Topics:   04:30 - Working with Nike & HeadSpace 17:34 - Speed development & force production 41:45 - Track workouts 46:15 - How to prevent injuries as you get older 49:05 - CrossFit talk   Links:   @ryanjflaherty   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
7/23/201854 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Training Think Tank with Max El-Hag

Max El-Hag, the mad scientist of the CrossFit world and owner of the Training Think Tank, is most known for the work he’s done helping athletes Noah Ohlsen and Travis Mayer prepare for the CrossFit Games. Max dives into exercise science and kinesiology, proper movement and what it really means to train like a pro. He shares his methods for setting goals, managing expectations and training through adversity. As he puts it, “Everybody loses before they become a champion, so just accept it and keep going.” Topics:   12:18 - Competition & athletics 10:40 - Back injury 18:00 - What makes a good coach 22:10 - Training like a pro 25:30 - Remote coaching vs. in-person 31:00 - Goal setting for your sport 37:10 - Training Games athletes 50:05 - Training adversity 58:15 - What is a think tank?   Links:   Instagram YouTube Website   Books:   The Alchemist - Coelho Aleph - Coelho The Way of the Superior Man - Deida Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
7/16/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mental Training for Athletes ft. Dawn Fletcher

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing Mentality WOD owner, Dawn Fletcher. Dawn obtained her Masters in Sports Psychology and since then has been helping her athletes conquer their minds while improving both performance and life. In this episode we’ll be getting into her experience combating anxiety and panic attacks, as well as the fundamentals of mindset training, and finally how to improve awareness and setting appropriate expectations for yourself. Enjoy the show!   Topics:   02:37 - Mentality WOD 06:35 - Mental performance 08:07 - Dealing with anxiety 19:34 - Targeted outcomes in training 30:40 - Solitude & Silence 37:10 - Essentialism     Links:   Instagram mentalitywod.com   Books:   The 4-Hour Work Week - Ferriss Love Does - Goff   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
7/9/20181 hour, 20 seconds
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The Ketogenic Diet with Dr. Anthony Gustin

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing Dr. Anthony Gustin. In 2014 and 2015 Anthony was voted Best Chiropractor in the Bay Area. Since then, he has shifted careers as an entrepreneur, getting into the world of nutrition and functional medicine. In this episode we’ll be diving into the Ketogenic diet. We’ll be talking about mistakes people make in their nutrition, eating organic meats, and finally figuring out what exactly is the Ketogenic diet, including ketosis for fat loss, longevity, and reducing your risk of cancer. This episode is packed with ton’s of take aways that can help you optimize your nutrition and increase your performance. Be sure to check out the links below for more on the topics discussed in this epsiode. Enjoy the show!   Topics:   05:50 - Early experimenting with diets 15:50 - Making a switch in careers 20:15 - Tips for retaining new information 25:00 - Quantifying your achievements 31:00 - Nutrition & misconceptions 42:30 - What is the Ketogenic diet? 52:30 - Keto & longevity 1:01:00 - Who is Keto good for?   Links:   Instagram perfectketo.com   Books:   Meditations - Aurelius Tripping Over The Truth - Christofferson Deep Work - Newport Principles - Dalio   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
7/2/20181 hour, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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Iceman: Wim Hof on the Science of the Breath

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with the Ice Man himself, Wim Hof. Wim’s method has become a growing sensation in the scientific community, demonstrating the incredible power of both mind and body in regards to improving health and physical performance. In this episode I get the opportunity to ask Wim about how his method works, the secret behind cold water training, and how you can tap into your own chemistry in order to fight illness, improve your health, and unlock your true potential as an athlete and human being. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   04:40 - Exploring mind & body through cold water 23:20 - Describing Wim’s breathing technique 29:50 - Meditation through breathing 35:20 - Long term effects of the Wim How method 37:40 - Wim’s first experience with cold water   Links:   Top 5 Podcasts wimhofmethod.com YouTube Twitter Instagram Facebook Wim Hof Mobile App   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/25/201855 minutes, 1 second
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Olympians Chad Vaughn & Cheryl Haworth on the Future of USA Weightlifting

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with two multiple time Olympians in the sport of Weightlifting, Chad Vaughn and Cheryl Haworth. In this episode we’ll be diving into their early careers as weightlifters, what it was like qualifying for the Olympics, and finally looking at some of the really unique visualization techniques that Chad uses with his athletes. I’m also excited to announce that these guys are going to be the hosts for the new USA Weightlifting Podcast, so be sure to check them out! Enjoy the show.   Topics:   05:18 - Cheryl: Art School & Lifting 17:28 - Qualifying for the Olympics 21:20 - Clean & Jerking live on Regis and Kathie Lee 25:15 - Looking at the future of USAW 40:58 - Doping in the Weightlifting 1:02:29 - Bombing out at the ’03 Championships 1:05:50 - Visualizing your lifts 1:21:30 - Advice for lifters 1:27:30 - USAW Podcast   Links:   Top 5 Podcasts @haworthweightlifting @olychad   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/18/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 33 seconds
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What is Brute: Movement Quality & Load Capacity ft. Dr. Sean Pastuch

On this episode of the What is Brute Series, I’m speaking with Brute’s secret weapon, Dr. Sean Pastuch. In this episode we’ll be getting into one of the most over looked aspects of training, movement quality. One of the biggest set backs for a lot of athletes in any sport are injuries. It goes without saying, knowing how to assess your weaknesses and apply appropriate programming, will send you light years ahead of your competition. In today’s show we’ll be diving into injury prevention vs. injury reduction, program auditing, and improving structural balance and movement quality. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   04:20 - Self-awareness as an athlete 08:10 - Injury prevention vs. injury reduction 09:20 - Coaching philosophy 15:15 - Programming auditting 16:33 - Never stop learning 17:30 - Vulnerability   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/15/201824 minutes, 10 seconds
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High Performance Training w/ Elite Coach Eric Cressey

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m speaking with a pioneer in the Strength & Conditioning world, Eric Cressey. Eric is a highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike. He’s made a name for himself as the go-to strength coach when it comes to physical preparation for Baseball athletes in the US. In this episode we’ll be getting into Eric’s early coaching career as a Grad Assistant at UCONN, as well as his early struggle with an eating disorder and exercise addiction. We’ll also be diving into some of the specifics including olympic lifting and overhead training for Baseball athletes and some of his techniques for developing explosive strength with his athletes. Be sure to check out the links below for more of Eric’s contributions to Strength & Conditioning. Enjoy the show!   Topics:   01:30 - Family matters 09:50 - Eating disorder & exercise addiction 17:20 - UCONN & Brijesh Patel 27:00 - Working with “the Pros & the Joes” 40:30 - Communicating & connecting with athletes 41:15 - Olympics lifts & Baseball 49:00 - Overhead lifting for pitchers 58:40 - Offseason   Links:   Top 5 Podcasts ericcressey.com Cressey Sports Performance T-Nation Articles Twitter Instagram   Books:   Sapiens - Harari Legacy - Kerr Decisive: How To Make Better Choices in Life and Work - Heath   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/11/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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What is Brute: Endurance Training for the CrossFit Athlete ft. Chris Hinshaw

On this episode of the What is Brute series, I’m speaking with the legend that is Chris Hinshaw. There is a reason why CrossFit HQ selected Chris as their Subject Matter Expert in Aerobic Capacity. When it comes to endurance training, Chris is your guy. He has coached several of CrossFit’s most elite athletes including Mat Fraser, Rich Froning, Brooke Wells, and Katrin Davidsdottir. In this episode we’ll be getting into Chris’ philosophy for endurance training, strategies for increasing your work capacity, and finally some of his most memorable moments as a Brute Coach. It’s time you embrace the suck, and own your training, without further ado, I present to you, Chris Hinshaw. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   02:20 - Developing confidence in athletes 03:45 - Know your why 05:17 - Endurance training philosophy 11:09 - Collaborative coaching 14:05 - Confidence as a coach 15:20 - Memorable moments   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/8/201819 minutes, 57 seconds
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What is Brute: Fundamentals of Gymnastics

On this episode of the What is Brute series, I’ll be speaking Brute’s gymnastics doctor, Nick Sorrel. In this episode we’ll be getting into Nick’s personal philosophy on the fundamentals of gymnastics and how his programming is taking our athletes to new heights. Some of the specifics we touch upon include transferable skills in human movement, characteristics of proper progression technique, and developing acute insight for your sport. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   04:10 - Developing insight in athletics 09:10 - Gymnastics philosophy 14:25 - “Collecting accomplishments” 17:20 - The constant pursuit of improvement   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
6/1/201820 minutes, 12 seconds
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Life Tips From CrossFit's Director of Training & Certification Nicole Carroll

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with the CrossFit HQ Director of Training & Certification herself, Nicole Carroll. This was a very unique experience to hear about the remarkable affects CrossFit can have on someone’s life. In this episode we’re going back into the early days of CrossFit as Nicole describes some of her very first classes with Coach Glassman and what it was like giving up her dream of art to eventually becoming a major part of the CrossFit staff. We’ll be getting into the importance of quality and portion control in nutrition, as well as some of the cool ways CrossFit is fighting chronic disease. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   02:30 - Forgoing the CrossFit Games  06:30 - Balancing your career & training  09:20 - “My first CrossFit class with Coach Glassman…” 18:55 - Going from Art school to CrossFit  24:55 - Combining the physical, emotional, and psychological 30:17 - Trends in CrossFit programming  36:20 - Nutrition & portion control  39:30 - CrossFit & fighting disease  50:20 - Leadership   Links:   @nicolecarroll   Books:   Man Search For Meaning - Frankl   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.   
5/28/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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What is Brute: Brute Weightlifting ft.Matt Bruce

On this episode of the What Is Brute series, I’ll be speaking with my partner in crime, Matt Bruce. Matt is a 7x World Team Athlete for USA Olympic Weightlifting. In this episode we begin  by talk about how Brute Strength came about and what it was like working with our very first Brute athletes before getting into some of the more technical aspects of weightlifting such as developing rituals during training, sets, reps, and percentage work for different athletes, and finally the some of the most memorable moments of Brute Strength so far. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   02:40 - The importance of developing rituals 04:35 - Sets, Reps, & Percentage work for Olympic lifters & Powerlifters 07:25 - Programming for CrossFit athletes 10:10 - Matt’s contribution to the annual Brute program 12:10 - Memorable moments   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
5/25/201817 minutes, 33 seconds
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From Rehab To OCR World Champion ft. Hunter Mcintyre

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be speaking with arguably the best obstacle course runner on the planet, Hunter Mcintyre. Hunter is one of those guys who’s just living life to the fullest, always challenging himself, always pushing the bar higher, and constantly striving for greatness. In other words, he’s a total badass. In this episode we talk about why he collects failures instead of trophies, and how he went from rehab, to male model, to being a world champion. Hunter has learned many lessons along the way and he’s here to share some of his secrets for sharpening your mind such as meditating in cold water and the power of language and affirmations. Enjoy the show!   Topics:   06:56 - Collecting failures 09:20 - Creating a positive mindset 16:20 - Dealing with A.D.D. 27:23 - From modeling to Professional OCR 32:30 - “Turning Pro” 41:10 - Taking advantage of your life 44:20 - Kettlebell meditation 53:30 - Overcoming challenges 59:18 - Tough Mudder X   Links:   Procabulary: The Language of Getting Things Done Instagram   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
5/21/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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What is Brute: Principles of Programming ft. Nick Fowler

This week on episode two of our What Is Brute series, I’ll be interviewing our Director of Strength & Conditioning, Nick Fowler. In this episode we’ll be covering some of the basics of his programming philosophy, tips for off-season training, and a closer look at what really goes into our athlete programs. I’d also like to announce the release of our long awaited 1-on-1 coaching option for athletes looking to take their game to the next level. More on that in this episode, be sure to check it out!   Topics:   02:20 - Mindset development 06:50 - Putting together the Brute Program 15:50 - Identifying priorities in Programming 26:45 - Off-season training 38:28 - 1-on-1 programming   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
5/18/201844 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Joint-by-Joint Approach with Elite Coach Mike Boyle

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing one of the all-time greats in strength and conditioning, Mike Boyle. Mike is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for sports performance training. He has made his mark in the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes from the U.S. Women’s Olympic teams in soccer and ice hockey, the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox. Mike has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to improving athletic performance. In this episode we get into a lot of his training philosophies for athletes, chasing mastery and the importance of keeping it simple. There’s so much to take away from this episode, so be sure to follow the links below for more info. Enjoy the show!   Topics:   04:30 - Keeping an open mind as a strength coach 15:50 - Chasing mastery  20:50 - 25 years & 25 mistakes  25:33 - Keeping it simple (minimum effective dose) 34:05 - The joint-by-joint approach  43:55 - “If it’s important, do it everyday”   Links:   strengthcoach.com Facebook Joint by Joint Approach - Boyle (article) Record, Rank & Publish - Holler (article)     Books:   Outliers - Gladwell Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders - Chaitow How to Win Friends & Influence People - Carnegie    Reviews:   If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
5/14/201856 minutes, 7 seconds
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What is Brute: Origin Story ft. Michael Cazayoux

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, we’re going back to the very beginning. In this episode I’ll be diving into the very start of it all - getting into the origin story of Brute Strength, how I met Matt Bruce, and eventually working with Chris Hinshaw. This is the first episode of our ‘What Is Brute’ series. For the next five weeks I’ll be speaking with each of our head coaches and getting a chance to pick their brains in an effort to fully understand, what is Brute. Enjoy the show.    Topics:   01:05 - “Bruce Barbell” 03:45 - Meeting Chris Hinshaw 06:15 - UTE-to-BRUTE 07:50 - What is Brute?   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength. 
5/11/201813 minutes, 12 seconds
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9 Ways To Improve Your Relationship ft. Adee Cazayoux

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I am speaking with my wife, Adee Cazayoux. Due to popular demand, we’d like to dedicate this episode to sharing nine tips we’ve used to create a successful relationship. We’ll be getting into conflict resolution, the 1-10 scale, and love languages to name a few. Be sure to check out this episode for the full list of nine tips that you can start using in your relationship today. Grab a seat, and your loved one, and enjoy the show!   Topics:   02:30 - Accidentally finding a relationship coach 10:15 - Tip No. 1: “We vs. I”  15:08 - Tip No. 2: “Conflict Resolution” 21:00 - Tip No. 3: “Separate the Sacred & Secular” 24:21 - Tip No. 4: “Treat It Like It’s The One” 26:35 - Tip No. 5: “Letting The Trivial Things Go” 31:03 - Tip No. 6: “The 1-10 Scale” 35:32 - Tip No. 7: “Co-commitment vs. Co-dependent” 40:08 - Tip No. 8: “Stop Keeping Score” 44:31 - Tip No. 9: “Personalities & Love Languages “   Links:   Kolbe A Test   Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
5/7/201852 minutes, 25 seconds
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Life Lessons From The Powerlifting Legend Jim Wendler

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m interviewing a Powerlifting legend, Jim Wendler. At his best Jim had a 1000lb squat, 675lb bench and 700lb deadlift, weighing in at 275lb. Jim is also the creator of the 5/3/1 method, one of the most successful strength programs to date. In this episode we get into his early days at University of Arizona Football, lifting, training, competing,  and of course coaching. Jim is a great story teller so it was definitely a pleasure to hear him get into some topics like why he created the 5/3/1 method and the importance of keeping things simple in life and in training in order to become a true master. Enjoy the show.   Topics of discussion:   03:10 - Early NSCCA days 08:00 - “The walk on” 16:24 - Meeting Dave Tate (Elite FTS) 22:30 - Wendler 5/3/1 34:15 - “Keep it simple stupid!” 45:40 - Programming for youth athletes 52:50 - The Wendler train 1:05:35 - Creating true freedom   Links:   Webpage Instagram Twitter   Books:   Mystic River - Dennis Lehane Gone Baby Gone - Dennis Lehane The Fermata - Baker    Reviews:   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
4/23/20181 hour, 32 minutes, 10 seconds
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Active Meditation, Ego, and Self-Empowerment with Elliott Hulse

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with YouTube superstar, Elliott Hulse. You may already know him from his “Yo Elliott” YouTube videos, or his on growing affiliate gym, Strength Camp, but if not, then you’re in for a real treat. In this episode we cover all aspects of Elliott’s career, from living in a basement, to meeting his mentor Paul Chek, active meditation, holistic training, and his relentless approach to life in general. Elliott is a huge inspiration. His words preach wisdom and his ideas are reinvigorating to say the least, it was a true honor to have him as a guest on the podcast. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   03:50 - Early YouTube life  08:20 - Influence from Paul Chek 12:50 - Osho Active Meditation 24:15 - Masculinity & Femininity  31:00 - Evolution of age  43:30 - Elliott’s daily structure  45:50 - Transmutation & mindfulness 47:30 - Self-awareness    Links:   Website YouTube Channel  Strength Camp   Books:   The Way of the Superior Man - Deida Mind On Fire - Emerson The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Emerson   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
4/16/201855 minutes, 35 seconds
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How To Become Ultra Spiritual With JP Sears

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with life coach and YouTube sensation, JP Sears. JP has become very popular amongst the YouTube community for his satirical humor on new age fads and “how to become ultra spiritual”. In this episode we uncover the meaning of authenticity, digesting our emotions and combining humor with healing. Be sure to check out his book and YouTube channel below! Enjoy the show.    Topics:   04:45 - Working with Paul Chek  12:54 - Authenticity  28:28 - Digesting emotions  40:10 - Competitive spirituality 46:30 - Letting go of negative energy and emotions 50:45 - Reinvigorating your life 55:25 - Breaking down beliefs through laughter  1:00:15 - Ambition   Links:   Awaken With JP YouTube Channel Instagram   Books:   Conversations With God: Book 1 - Walsch  How To Be Ultra Spiritual - Sears   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
4/9/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 14 seconds
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Gymnastics Programming 101 With Nick Sorrel

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m speaking with the gymnastics doctor, Nick Sorrel. In this episode we talk about the release of our newest program, Brute Gymnastics and the overarching philosophy behind Nick’s design. This is a great chance to hear more about the specifics of the program and an opportunity to get an inside look of a genius at work. We’ll be getting into program design, what to expect from the program, and the importance of body awareness and perfecting form. Be sure to check it out! Enjoy the show.   Topics:   05:29 - Brute gymnastics program design 13:30 - Body awareness and perfecting form  19:20 - Philosophy of mastering the basics  21:45 - Breaking down the Brute Gymnastics program  30:33 - Dissecting the program structure  38:15 - Common questions about the program 42:38 - Why more is not always better 50:15 - What to expect from the program   Links:   Brute Strength Training   Reviews:   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
4/2/201853 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tools For Building Better Relationships With Misbah Haque and Dr. Megan Kaden

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I got the chance to catch up with Misbah Haque and Dr. Megan Kaden as we dive into one of my favorite topics, the psychology of human connection and relationships. Does your sense of “self” seem to disappear when you’re in a relationship? How do you balance the two? We’ll be answering these questions and more, including growing together vs growing as an individual, how to practice good conflict resolution and ultimately, how to motivate people through change and how we can use that to become a better coach, friend, and/or partner. Enjoy the show.   Topics:   04:17 - Psychology and relationships 08:15 - Relationships: the individual vs the couple  13:38 - Blame & accountability in relationships  21:30 - Good habits for conflict resolution 31:30 - Connection, sex, and desire  47:33 - Breaking the stigmas about therapy 53:18 - The Art and Science of Connection 1:08:50 - Ownership of our emotions   Links:   TheAirborneMind.com Airborne Mind Podcast The Art and Science of Connection: Mini Course @airbornemind @drmegankaden   Books:   Mating In Captivity - Perel The Way Of The Superior Man - Deida    Reviews:   If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
3/26/20181 hour, 26 minutes
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Program Your Mind For Improved Performance And Greater Self Awareness

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I will be speaking with my good friend Michael Gervais. In this episode we get into mindfulness, improving your focus, and how to re-program your brain for success. Michael is one of the best in the world at what he does and having him appear on our show for the second time is a true honor. If you really like the topics on this episode be sure to check out our first talk on Episode 52. Enjoy the show.   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.    Topics of discussion:   03:30 - Working with Olympic athletes  07:27 - Managing the levels of pressure  10:30 - Programming your mental “software” 21:25 - Improving internal motivation 25:50 - Pillars of mindfulness 32:01 - Change your relationship with failure  36:40 - Is confidence overrated? 41:00 - Choosing good thoughts 49:25 - 3 practices to add to your morning routine   Links:   Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Finding Mastery Podcast Compete To Create   Books:   Deep Work - Newport The Way of the Champion - Lynch & Huang Man’s Search For Meaning - Frankl   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
3/19/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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Functional Medicine And Nutrition For Longevity w/ Julie Foucher

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m speaking with Julie Foucher. Not only is she a multiple-time Games athlete who finished 2nd in 2012, but she’s also a medical doctor in residency. In this episode we cover everything from her competitive career and what it was like balancing Games training and medical school, to functional medicine and the top 4 supplements you should be taking. Enjoy the show.    Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.    Topics of discussion:   04:13 - Retiring from CrossFit  10:26 - Balancing training and Medical School 14:10 - A look inside the Healthcare System 18:03 - Functional Medicine  33:30 - Nutrition, Macros, and Quantity vs. Quality  41:41 - Inclusion vs Exclusion in your diet  49:30 - Supplements   Links:   Instagram juliefoucher.com trainwithjuliefoucher.com Podcast Puori Supplements   Books:   The Language of God  - Collins The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Kondo   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
3/12/20181 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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The "Secrets" To Athletic Development w/ Mike Robertson

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast it is my honor to host an OG in the Strength & Conditioning community, Mike Robertson. Mike had a big influence early in my career as a Strength Coach at Southern Utah State University. Whether you're a coach, or an aspiring athlete, this one’s got something for you. In this episode we’ll be getting into program design, athletic development, and the right way to train your core. Enjoy the show.    Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.    Topics of discussion:   05:05 - Social Media & Fitness 13:10 - Serial Batching 17:18 - Athlete buy-in  28:40 - Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) 35:03 - Anti-Core training  40:08 - Spinal mobility  49:30 - Program design   Links:   Robertson Training Systems Instagram  Physical Preparation 101 T-Nation Articles  Freedom App Simple Strength Program - Phase 1, Phase 2   Books:   The Slight Edge - Olson The Obstacle Is The Way - Holiday   Reviews:   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
3/5/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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Take Your Gym Business To The Next Level with Markus Gerszi

Meet my business mentor, Markus Gerzi. I first met Markus at a business seminar and since then he’s become one of my biggest influences in operating a business. Are you a gym/ business owner? In this episode we talk about Markus’ company, Gymwright, a platform that helps gym owners build better businesses. We’ll be getting into some of the common myths of being an entrepreneur, misconceptions about owning your own business, and finally his methodologies for experiencing growth, improving customer retention, and learning how to delegate.  Enjoy the show.   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503   Got any questions about training, nutrition, mindset, programming, business, etc.? Leave us a voicemail and my guest and I will answer back in a future episode.    Topics of discussion:   [04:00] - Life Cycle Strategy [10:10] - Creating an automation system for your gym/ business [12:04] - Life Cycle Marketing software  [16:30] - Initial client assessment  [33:54] - Misconceptions on the meaning of Quality [53:00] - Creating retention [1:05:49] - Starting your gym/ business  [1:11:37] - Delegating and outsourcing in your business   Links:   Gymwright The Network  Instagram  The E-Myth by M. Gerber    Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
2/26/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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Developing A Competitive Mindset with Emily Abbott

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing a four-time CrossFit Games veteran, and total bad ass, Emily Abbott. Emily trains out of MOST Physical Preparation in Calgary, Alberta and has been a dominant force in Canada West since 2014. In this episode we’ll get a more in-depth look into the life of Abbott and getting into things like finding your divine flow, goals vs. intentions, and training less to gain more. Enjoy the show.   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.    Topics of discussion:   01:40 - The story behind Emily’s tattoos  04:50 - Testing your ethics  08:50 - Intentions vs. goal setting 14:12 - Emily’s style of leadership 17:25 - Awakening to your life’s purpose 22:54 - Increasing self-awareness  29:00 - Defining “Embodiment”  33:35 - Training less, gaining more  39:00 - Getting an edge on the competition  46:54 - Breaking the phone addiction 53:10 - Advice for athletes preparing for the Open  56:04 - Developing a competitive mindset    Links:   Awakening to Your Life's Purpose - Tolle Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals  - Halvorson Pussy: A Reclamation - Thomashauer @abbott.the.red - Instagram    Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
2/19/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Master the Squat and Find Your True Strength with Dr. Aaron Horschig

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m excited to introduce you to the Squat King himself, Dr. Aaron Horschig. Aaron graduated from Truman State University in 2009 and went on to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri in 2012. Since then he’s worked with professional football players in the NFL, Olympic Weightlifters, NCAA Division I & II athletes, as well as CrossFit athletes. In this episode we’ll be diving into a lot of the concepts and principles highlighted in his book, The Squat Bible, as well as how we can ultimately improve the performance of our athletes through the quality of movement. Be sure to check below for links to his book and his website. Enjoy the show.   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.    Topics of discussion: 2:45 - The looking glass of movement  13:00 - Empowering the patient  19:14 - Conscious eating - What’s your relationship with food? 21:50 - Falling in love with the process 26:18 - Why the Squat is so important for a healthy lifestyle 33:30 - The Squat Bible 49:30 - The fastest way to increase your mobility  56:50 - Finding the right PT for you   Links: The Squat Bible - Horschig Squat University   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
2/12/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mastering Your Craft and Qualifying for the Olympics ft. Chris Mazdzer

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast we have guest speaker, Chris Mazdzer. Chris is an American Luger who has been active since 2001 and in 2015, he won the Luge World Cup Men’s singles even in Lake Placid. Whether you're training for Regionals, The Games, or the Olympics, there is a lot to learn from Chris and his experiences as an Olympic athlete. We’ll be getting into his early Luge career, qualifying for the Olympics, and his mental preparation as an elite athlete. Enjoy the show.   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.    Topics of discussion: 2:30 - Describing a Luge run 9:00 - Early Luge career  15:50 - Growing up at age 13  20:30 - Making it to the Pros  26:50 - Facing your fears as an athlete  36:30 - Qualifying for the Olympics  43:30 - Working under pressure  48:50 - Beating Felix Loch  51:35 - Facing mental challenges    Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
2/5/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Attitude of an Athlete and Entrepreneur with Margaux Alvarez - Ep. 134

This week’s guest is Crossfit competitor Margaux Alvarez. Margaux is one of the most composed Crossfit athletes I’ve ever watched, and it was a pleasure talking about some of the experiences that she’s had that have shaped who she is. We’re talking today about her mindset, how she developed it, the vineyard she has opened with her husband Alex, and some of the productivity and time management skills that she has had to develop as both an elite athlete and an entrepreneur. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:48] Who are the funniest and most admirable Crossfit Games athletes? [5:58] Margaux’s decision to continue competing after opening a vineyard. [9:28] Shift your ‘but’ to ‘and’ and you’re going to find success. [11:43] How sales at The Vine Yard Crossfit are affected by fitness followers. [14:57] Time management skills allow Margaux to rock the vineyard and the gym. [19:28] The evolution from high school golf team to powerhouse athlete. [22:14] How the passing of Margaux’s sister has affected her life for the better. [31:40] Where does calmness during competition come from? [34:18] If she could start training all over again… [37:01] Trainer turned husband and business partner — how Margaux and Alex make their multiple relationships work. [42:43] Best books, core beliefs, and taking action. [51:45] Connecting with Margaux.   Links: @321gaux on Instagram Margaux Alvarez on Facebook The Vine Yard Crossfit Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/29/201852 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Mindset of a Champion with Matt Fitzgerald - Ep. 133

This week’s guest is Matt Fitzgerald, the author of many, many books including How Bad Do You Want It and The Endurance Diet. He is also a runner and a coach. In our conversation today, we dive into some of the topics presented in How Bad Do You Want It and discuss how mindset and mental fitness can push us to new peaks. Matt offers practical advice on how to use framing to put you in the right mindset no matter what kind of pressure you’re under as well as what daily practices you can do to get started today.   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [1:25] Introducing Matt Fitzgerald — author of How Bad Do You Want It. [2:15] How does Matt approach his goals and achieve them? [5:45] Matt offers suggestions on how to find and cultivate passion. [11:20] In the book, How Bad Do You Want It, Matt talks about the differences between mental toughness vs. mental fitness. How does the attitude you have in life affect this? [15:30] You need to have intent. That’s step one to anything you do in life. [18:35] What is ‘perceived exertion’? [23:50] How to train for the ability to overcome our inhibitions. [27:15] Matt explains how body language can affect perceived exertion. [30:25] Best practices on ways to develop a positive relationship with failure. [34:10] Matt offers tips to help people calm down and re-focus when they’re feeling a lot of pressure. [37:35] When we’re in our own head, that’s when our mind messes with our mechanics. [41:35] What are some of the best daily practices people can adopt to improve their mindset? [53:10] Connecting with Matt.   Links: Matt Fitzgerald Matt Fitzgerald on Facebook @mattfitwriter on Twitter   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/22/201855 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Right Way To Set Goals So You Can Crush Them in 2018 with Adee Cazayoux - Ep. 132

This show is a special episode that I do each month with my wife Adee Cazayoux, owner of Working Against Gravity. Adee and her company have worked with over 15,000 people — helping them transform their lives by dialing in on their nutrition. These special episodes are always favorites and some of the most popular I’ve done. Today we’re talking about being consistent with your diet, accuracy, goal setting, nutrient timing and more. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:40] Goal setting and why you’re probably getting it wrong. [7:08] Capitalize on your new year momentum — the right way to do goal setting starts with micro goals. [11:19] Want a six pack in six months? Start with your ‘why,’ then break it down. [16:37] Identify and overcome your obstacles before you hit them. [20:10] What to do when the motivation just isn’t there. [23:56] 2017 lessons learned — making friends, control, taking accountability, and focusing on what you can do for other people. [36:01] Q&A — best food options post workout. [40:10] The science behind eating higher carbs and losing weight. [44:13] Finding time to eat a healthy, fulfilling breakfast — and my favorite fast recipe. [47:30] The importance of vegetables in your diet. [49:07] What Adee wants you to know, and how to connect with her.   Links: @adeecazayoux on Instagram Working Against Gravity Working Against Gravity on Facebook @WorkingAgainstGravity on Instagram   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/15/201851 minutes, 10 seconds
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Expand Your Workout Repertoire With Functional Bodybuilding with Marcus Filly - Ep. 131

Before we get started, I wanted to make sure you know about the Secret Strength Weapon. This document has short exercises and workouts that you can add to help you get stronger, injury-proof yourself and create structural balance. You’ll find info about tempo work, unilateral exercises and other accessory movements that you’re probably not seeing happen at your gym. If you’re looking for ways to add fun and complexity to your workouts, or ways to break through strength plateaus, you need to check it out.  Today’s guest is Marcus Filly, three-time individual Crossfit Games competitor and three-time teams Crossfit Games competitor. Our conversation today is all about functional fitness and bodybuilding. We talk about whether or not it’s possible to look like a Greek god while actually performing and feeling exceptionally well, ways you can improve your fitness, and how to live a happier and fuller life in general. I learned a ton from Marcus and I know you will too. Enjoy the show!  Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.  Topics of discussion: [1:58] Introducing Marcus Filly — creator of Functional Bodybuilding. [6:32] The importance of coaching for Marcus and what he teaches his athletes. [11:00] How you can actually look and feel good while training. [18:52] If you’re not racing against the clock, how can you measure your success? [26:30] Benefits that come from committing to Functional Bodybuilding. [33:50] How Functional Bodybuilding will expand your workout repertoire. [40:21] All about isolation movements and correcting your body deficiencies. [47:22] Investigating your digestive health and resources for your gut. [54:24] Breakthroughs in 2017 and how Ashram has changed Marcus’s life. [1:04:53] Connecting with Marcus.   Links: Secret Strength Weapon Functional Bodybuilding Revival Strength @marcusfilly on Instagram @functional.bodybuilding on Instagram   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
1/8/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 31 seconds
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How To Maximize Your Training Outcome By Focusing On The Process with Dave Durante - Ep. 130

My guest today is Dave Durante, former elite level gymnast and multiple time World Team member, U.S. Olympic alternate, and assistant coach in 2009 for the Stanford team that won the NCAA Championship. Dave is currently the owner of Power Monkey Fitness, which specializes in teaching gymnastics around the world. We’re talking about the principles and experiences that have brought him success as an athlete and a coach and fundamentals of gymnastics. Dave is a wealth of knowledge — I learned a ton from our conversation and I know you will too. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [1:07] Introducing Dave Durante — persistent world champion with a desire to be the best. [6:53] Finding balance may not be possible, but giving your all is. [15:44] Your results are a byproduct of the processes you determine for yourself. [22:00] Transitioning from elite athlete to successful coach. [30:52] Benefits of shifting away from the outcome-focused mindset. [39:44] Differences between what Dave did as an athlete and what he teaches as a coach. [43:46] Details of the four-phase process on the gymnastics pyramid. [48:25] How to gain significant mobility gains during intense training. [50:21] Raising kids in gymnastics — good idea or terrible mistake? [58:09] All about the Power Monkey apps and upcoming camps and clinics. [1:04:45] Connecting with Dave.   Links: Power Monkey Fitness Monkey Method App Power Monkey Camp @powermonkeyfitness on Instagram @davedurante on Instagram   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/26/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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Believe It’s Possible And Make It Happen — Getting To The Games With George Sanchez - Ep. 129

I’m joined this week by Brute athlete George Sanchez. He’s one of the most inspiring people I know because he didn’t find immediate or easy success as an athlete. He had a vision of making it to the games and he made it happen. He went from 81st place his first year in the open to 21st place just two years later. We’re talking mindset, experiences he’s had along the way, and his idea that the way you do anything is the way you do everything. George is a very thoughtful athlete and I know you’ll gain a lot from our conversation. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:14] Introducing George Sanchez, average Joe turned Brute Strength powerhouse. [4:34] Know your strengths to predict your success in competition. [10:12] Details of the weekend leading up to the final workout. [16:24] Overcoming negative self-talk and refusing to underperform. [24:58] How and why George joined the Brute Strength team. [29:30] The level of attention and intention that makes George a stand-out athlete. [35:45] The moment George started to believe he could make it to the games. [38:58] The standards and rituals of a high-performing professional athlete. [45:13] Trusting yourself — the mindset shift that makes all the difference. [51:34] All about the Assault Banger Workout. [58:26] Lessons learned from the games. [1:03:21] Creating opportunities for success for yourself. [1:05:07] Connecting with George.   Links: @georgeasan on Instagram George Sanchez on Facebook [email protected]   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/18/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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Crushing Your Goals, Maintaining Your Integrity and Overcoming Your Breakdowns with Bruce Pitcher - Ep. 128

This week is round two with my friend Bruce Pitcher.  Bruce was a participant in ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss about five years ago and he lost over 200 pounds in one year.  Bruce shared his weight loss story with me in episode 6. Today he’s highlighting the differences that separate him from the participants that haven’t been able to keep the weight off. We talk goal setting, hitting rock bottom, and why your excuses are completely worthless. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:45] Why 90% of extreme weight loss participants gain the weight back. [6:03] The importance of keeping promises to yourself. [8:29] The key difference between motivation and drive. [10:47] Overcoming challenging moments after Extreme Weight Loss. [17:17] The effect of trauma on obesity and how it changed Bruce. [23:25] Goal setting, integrity and all about The Champ Within. [33:25] Building integrity with yourself and handling breakdowns. [38:46] What Bruce has learned as a coach — after hitting rock bottom. [43:13] Larger Than Life — The Bruce Pitcher Story. [44:31] Bruce’s tips for taking the first step forward. [46:47] Connecting with Bruce Pitcher.   Links: Brute Strength Podcast Episode 6 - Bruce Pitcher on Shedding Pounds and Demons @brucepitcher on Instagram BrucePitcherEWL on Facebook [email protected]   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/11/201747 minutes, 36 seconds
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Conquering Nerves and Taking Action For A Badass Life with Christmas Abbott - Ep. 127

I’m back this week with Christmas Abbott. She’s been a guest here on the Brute Strength Podcast before, and today we’re talking about getting off your butt and getting things done. From creating your passion and finding your purpose to tips on taking action even when you’re feeling extremely uncomfortable, we're talking about keys to success and finding happiness in life. Christmas has some inspiring ideas and awesome mantras that you won’t want to miss. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:28] The importance of service and recognizing that you’re not the center of the universe. [6:55] Taking action moves you forward — no confidence required. [11:50] Find purpose in your life through exploration. [14:33] Crafting and delivering a powerful message. [22:00] Begin with the end in mind. [23:42] How to overcome nerves before speaking or performing. [25:28] Pressure is a privilege? [28:39] Christmas’s biggest mental breakthrough this year. [31:18] Life isn’t just about work — or training. [37:17] Dealing with negativity on social media. [41:41] Encouragement for her younger self and Christmas’s current role models. [44:58] All about Christmas’s Badass new book.   Links: Christmas Abbott Brute Strength Podcast “#48 — Business, Fitness and Relationships Ft. Christmas Abbott” The Badass Life: 30 Amazing Days to a Lifetime of Great Habits — Body, Mind, and Spirit, by Christmas Abbott @christmasabbott on Twitter @christmasabbott on Instagram   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
12/4/201748 minutes, 48 seconds
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Goal Setting, Gut Health and The Importance of Nutritional Consistency with Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm - Ep. 126

This week’s guest is Emily Schromm — former MTV Real World participant, ABC’s Next Fitness Star, nutritional therapist and online coach. On today’s show, we’re talking about her process for goal setting, gut health, being consistent with your diet, how to get over a breakdown in your process when you’re working toward a goal, as well as everything she contributes to her success, from shifts in her mindset to changes to her behavior.  Emily shares insights into getting creative juices flowing, letting go of the things you can’t control, and the truth behind her “lucky break.” Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:37] Introducing Emily Schromm — athlete, nutritionist, and backpack designer. [3:26] Setting goals for herself and for her clients. [8:10] Building integrity and keeping agreements with yourself. [9:45] Overcoming breakdowns in your schedule means letting go of things that are out of your control. [12:55] Breaking bad habits starts with learning the whys behind them. [17:14] Understanding nutritional therapy and a crash course in your gut health. [27:48] Why do people have such trouble sticking with their diet? [33:25] All about Next Fitness Star and Emily’s personal recipe for success. [38:30] How adrenaline can jumpstart creativity. [41:40] Reclaiming a healthy balance when life gets crazy. [46:30] ‘And’ and ‘but’— taking responsibility for turning your goals into reality. [51:25] Fill-in-the-blanks about embarrassing moments and advice for living an extraordinary life. [56:45] Connecting with Emily.   Links: Emily Schromm The EM Pack @EmilySchromm on Instagram @EmFitMTV on Twitter   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
11/27/201758 minutes, 29 seconds
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Avoiding the “Tools” That Are Actually Limiting Your Performance Potential with Dr. Andy Galpin - Ep. 125

I’m joined today by Dr. Andy Galpin, author and professor at the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. He’s here to discuss his new book Unplugged: Evolve From Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance & Consciousness. We explore how to overcome reliance on technology, including wearables and apps on your phone.  We talk about what flow state is, and how to get into it, as well as the physiological response of getting into nature. Whether you’re someone who wants to perform at an elite level, just wants to do better in the gym, or you are looking for ways to live a happier, more present life, you’ll find your answers in this podcast. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:42] How Andy decided to write about unplugging from technology. [4:06] There is no such thing as optimization — focus on this instead. [11:06] Technology is most effective when you calibrate it to your body. [16:00] Flow state and the things that are keeping you from getting in the zone. [19:32] Controlling the variables that influence the effectiveness of your workout. [28:10] The ideal approach to injury for non-competing athletes. [33:01] Do you own a Fitbit? Listen to this. [41:00] How taking videos of your workouts is getting in the way of reaching your goals. [50:04] The physiological benefits of getting into nature. [54:24] Why you still need to play, even at the gym.   Links: Unplugged: Evolve From Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance & Consciousness, by Dr. Andy Galpin Barbell Shrugged Podcast on Unplugged Flow Genome Project The Obstacle is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph, by Ryan Holiday Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALS and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work, by Steven Kotler The Body of Knowledge Podcast AndyGalpin.com @drandygalpin on Instagram   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
11/20/20171 hour, 4 minutes
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Strength Training During Childbearing Years — Failures, Triumphs, and Lessons Learned with Michaela North - Ep. 124

Today’s guest is Michaela North — head women’s coach at Brute Body for Women, a mother of three (with another one on the way), and a member of the 2017 Affiliate Cup Championship team the Wasatch Brutes. On this show, we talk about how Michaela is able to do everything she does while raising her family. She tells the story of narrowly missing the Crossfit Games in 2016 by one spot, and shares all about her experiences training and competing with the Wasatch Brutes. My respect for Michaela only increased after hearing her perspective on some of the challenges that she’s overcome in her life, and I know you’ll be inspired by it too. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:52] Introducing the head coach of Brute Body for Women Michaela North. [5:36] Balancing training with raising a family starts with having a passion for both. [12:41] Why work-life separation is more effective than work-life balance. [14:41] Physical preparation for and recovery from childbirth, especially for your abs. [24:00] How first-time moms can stay fit and safe during pregnancy and postpartum. [27:10] Battling for the 5th place spot in the 2016 Crossfit Games. [38:33] Moving forward after failing — how to plan for success and manage your mindset better. [43:00] Michaela’s decision to form a team after not qualifying as an individual. [54:41] Why confidence and intimidation start with a champion’s mentality. [1:00:21] The source of Michaela’s courage to share her issues, vulnerabilities, and weaknesses with the world. [1:07:38] Lessons learned from coaching — about others and about herself.   Links: @hungryfitness on Instagram BirthFit   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
11/13/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 45 seconds
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Achieving A Healthy Body Image and Demanding Greater Self-Discipline With Emily Duncan - Ep. 123

This week’s guest is Emily Duncan. Emily is an NPC certified bodybuilder, certified sports nutritionist, a kinesiology student, a bodybuilding.com athlete, and also just a “normal human being.” In our conversation, we go into depth about body image issues and what that means for her in a sport that judges solely on subjective measures. We also talk about the balance of living a happy and fulfilled life while trying to achieve great things. Emily is super insightful and one of the most thought-provoking guests I’ve had on the show yet. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:42] Introducing Emily Duncan, her sport, and the dreams that started her career. [6:18] The “girly” approach to heavy weightlifting and strength training. [11:04] The fun side of training that makes it easier to reach your goals. [12:44] Which is most important — diet, consistency, or program? [16:35] All about Emily’s relationship with her body. [21:40] Lessons learned from battling body image. [26:18] Coping with placing your athletic identity in bodybuilding. [32:17] How being in the spotlight has affected Emily. [38:28] Emily’s role model, who happens to be her best friend, and what she teaches. [42:35] The mental state that brings the most value to Emily’s game. [47:08] Developing greater discipline can start at any age. [53:02] How Emily has successfully built a personal brand around fitness.   Links: Emily Duncan @em_dunc on Instagram @em_dunc on Twitter Em Dunc on Youtube EmBody Radio   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
11/6/201757 minutes, 5 seconds
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How Overcoming Your Fears Will Fine-Tune Your Training and Perfect Your Game with Tony Blauer - Ep. 122

This week I’m joined by Tony Blauer, founder and owner of Blauer Tactical and The Spear System. You may also know him from CrossFit Defense. He’s got nearly 40 years of experience teaching people self-defense and how to overcome fear. We’re talking specifically today about fear — what it is, how to get over it, and even how you can use fear to propel you forward in life. Tony shares several stories about the times and ways that he has overcome fear in his own life, and he’s got proven ideas for ways you can face your fears in your training and your competitions. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:46] From Crossfit Defense coach to developing the KNOW Fear seminar. [9:05] What does being super-charged by fear look like? [15:33] The KNOW Fear Seminar offers a framework for moving through life, starting with will and indignation. [18:54] What do you visualize when you’re feeling intimidated or fearful? [21:10] Why you need to externalize your fear in order to overcome it. [25:05] Using stress inoculation training to replicate events so your body can perform at peak performance. [31:07] The process of traveling through the fear loop. [39:36] Gaining the self-awareness that is required to face fear and overcome it. [47:07] Feel like the first step is always the hardest? Start here. [54:36] How fear can guide you toward the things that matter most. [1:04:05] How Tony has walked through fear in his life — and what he’s learned from it.   Links: The Spear System Crossfit SPEAR CrossFit Defense KNOW Fear Seminar @tonyblauer on Instagram Tony Blauer on Facebook   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
10/30/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second
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Maintaining Motivation When Training For The Olympics with Record Breaker Jessica Lucero - Ep. 121

This week’s guest Jessica Lucero — the best 58-kilo lifter in American history and the new head coach of Brute Oly. Jessica was my guest here on Episode 37, where we talked about rituals, imagery, and self-discovery. Today she’s back to discuss her experience at the Olympic trials last year, where she had the single best performance of her life and barely missed qualifying for the Olympics. We also talk about how she’s gearing up for the next four years before she gets another shot at the Olympics. You’ll love hearing her experience from a behind-the-scenes perspective as well as her insights into what it takes to make it to the Olympics in such a competitive sport. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:50] Emotions and experiences leading up to Jessica’s record-breaking performance at the Olympic trials. [8:07] The motivation that came with hitting American records. [10:31] Detailing the moments leading up to the meet. [15:38] Jessica’s performance on the competition floor. [19:19] Thoughts on missing out on the Olympic team despite breaking national records. [21:47] How staying present with training could have made the difference. [24:52] Setting goals and looking ahead to the 2020 Olympics. [26:23] Oregon or California? The easy choice allowed Jessica to continue training with her coach. [34:20] Looking into the quad — how to maintain motivation in training for four years. [37:16] You don’t have to feel ready, you just have to work. [40:37] A look at record-breaking performances at the 2017 National Championships. [43:42] Lessons learned from coaching at Brute Oly. [47:20] Surprises and mindset changes that have come with coaching. [53:08] Why you can’t afford to compare yourself to any other athlete.   Links: Instagram: @jessicalucero9 Twitter: @jessicalucero97 Facebook: Jessica Lucero Brute Oly Brute Strength Podcast “Episode 37 — Rituals, Imagery, Self-discovery and more with Jessica Lucero”   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
10/23/201754 minutes, 22 seconds
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Performance Improvement Starts Greater Self-Awareness and a Mindset Shift with Justin Su’a - Ep.120

I’m back this week with my man Justin Su’a. Justin was a guest here on episode 42, where we talked about the body’s ability to achieve what the brain believes. I’m thrilled to be back with him today to talk about some of the mental aspects of training and performance that we’re both super passionate about. We dive into the why behind self-awareness, vulnerability, and mindfulness, and some questions you can ask yourself in order to improve your performance. We talk about why coaches need to ask the right questions and then get out of the way, how to teach your brain to step back so your body can do what it’s trained to do, and why your actions reveal how badly you really want to up your game. Justin drops atom bombs of knowledge all over the place on this episode, and I know you’re going to gain some serious insights from our conversation, too. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:44] How Justin practices what he preaches. [3:35] Looking into the Johari Window. [5:02] Should athletes be vulnerable? [9:15] Adapting a growth mindset proves you can change. [11:13] Why athletes need to seek feedback. [14:50] Learning how to fail and how to change. [18:05] Conversation starters for shared discovery. [26:40] How mindfulness brings self-discovery. [33:44] Don’t take counsel from your emotions. [35:57] Practicing positive self-talk starts with awareness. [41:23] Four questions to ask yourself. [46:20] How elite athletes are just like you. [49:31] Performance improvement starts here. [52:50] The mindset shift that will up your game. [59:01] What’s changed in Justin’s mind over the last year.   Links: @justinsua “Episode 42: The Body Achieves What The Mind Believes with Justin Su’a” The Johari Window Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol S. Dweck Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work, by Stephen Pressfield   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.  
10/16/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Staying Focused in the Off-Season and Meditating to Improve Mindset Control with Jason Leydon - Ep. 119

This week’s guest is Jason Leydon, owner of Crossfit in Milford, CT. Jason is one of the most successful Crossfit coaches of all time — coaching over two dozen games athletes, including teams, individuals, and masters. We dive into specific ways to improve your mindset, how you should approach the off-season, and how you can get the most out of off-season competitions. He offers specific tips for improving self-talk and staying focused all year round and I think you’ll come away from our conversation with more than one excellent idea on how you can up your training and your game.  Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:34] The view from Power Monkey Camp [2:00] Productivity starts with disciplined scheduling and saying “No.” [7:00] Coaching elite athletes means offering guidance and having deep conversations. [11:52] Focus on what is in your control to see quicker improvement. [13:24] Jason’s tips for greater mindset control [15:46] Why is meditation so crucial for athletes? [20:00] “The most contagious thing in the world isn’t a positive action — it’s a negative thought.” [24:00] What athletes need to be doing — and avoiding — in the off-season [28:00] How you can tell if you’re overtrained [33:30] Avoid doing this as you’re preparing for the opens. [37:48] Treat competitions as opportunities to learn. [42:40] Unique challenges and insights from coaching master athletes [45:30] The perfect training program is the one you actually follow. [47:06] What this coach has learned from his athletes. [48:47] Jason is a better person because he’s learned to let go of control. [49:27] Fill-in-the-blanks about BBQ and man-crushes [52:00] Connecting with Jason   Links: Jason Leydon Power Monkey Fitness InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives, by Joe Ehrmann and Gregory Jordan Self Coaching 101: Use Your Mind — Don’t Let It Use You, by Brooke Castillo   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
10/9/201753 minutes
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Take Risks, Overcome Challenges and Follow Your Passion with Mitch and Garrett Holeve - Ep. 118

My guests today are Mitch and Garrett Holeve. Garrett is a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter who was born with Down Syndrome. In this show, we tell his story of overcoming challenges and following his passion. Throughout the show you’ll hear him use the “D” word — he doesn’t use the term Down Syndrome because he doesn’t let it define him. He has transformed his life into much more, and I hope you find this conversation as inspiring as I did. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:33] Growing up just Garrett [4:17] Bringing MMA into the picture [8:21] Developing the passion for jiu-jitsu [9:33] Finding himself through fighting [12:50] Why anyone could fall in love with martial arts [16:27] Garrett’s favorite part of the gym [18:23] The mental hours that go into training [20:38] Garrett’s proudest fighting moments [26:40] Mitch’s journey as parent and coach [29:20] Why Garrett’s story needs to be told [33:45] Find your passion and take risks to follow it.   Links: Garrett’s Fight Garrett’s Fight on Facebook   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
10/6/201737 minutes, 38 seconds
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10 of the Biggest Things That People Can Do to Be More Consistent With Their Diet - Ep. 117

With my wife Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux) of Working Against Gravity. The show’s that I have done with Adee have been some of my most popular show’s and nutrition has been one of the most popular topics, so I will be doing monthly shows with Adee. She has helped so many people transform their lives by dialing in their nutrition. Adee says that the good program you follow is better than the perfect program you don’t. Consistency is really the key. Today we will be talking about 10 of the biggest things people can do to be more consistent in their diet. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [01:53] How consistency always leads to progress [03:35] The first confidence-building consistency may not be your ultimate goal [04:35] How making the bed every morning starts the day with integrity [05:07] #1 Use any type of tracking app or food journal [07:14] #2 Eating vegetables or protein in every meal one or the other [09:34] #3 Tracking only one of the macronutrients [10:07] #4 Eating high starch carbohydrates only pre and post workout [11:22] #5 Only have one treat a day make this non-negotiable [13:20] #6 Another option is to only have treats on workout days [13:58] #7 Have a predetermined lunch ready for the day [16:08] #8 Practice saying no when unexpected food is offered to you [19:30] #9 Drink more water throughout the day [20:52] #10 Be consistent by being accountable to somebody [21:36] Having conversations about fitness and nutrition [24:41] Registration is now open at Working Against Gravity Links: MyFitnessPal My Macros+ Holly MangoldWorking Against Gravity Working Against Gravity on Facebook Instagram @WorkingAgainstGravity Books: The Champion’s MindReviews If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
10/2/201726 minutes, 41 seconds
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Increase Endurance and Confidence by Cutting the Soft Talk with Mark England - Ep. 116

On one of my favorite episodes of the Brute Strength Podcast to date, I’m joined by Mark England, the owner of Procabulary. Mark is on a mission to rewire the way people speak — outwardly as well as inwardly. We go into depth about what he calls conflict language, negations, and soft talk, how to identify those and how to translate them into more positive and effective communication, whether it be to someone else or to yourself. I had some huge aha moments during our conversation and I know you will too. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [2:49] Why does language matter? [9:22] Your influence over your identity [14:32] Damaging effects of conflict language [20:14] The powerlessness that comes with negative self-talk [27:05] Have a better conversation with yourself about yourself [28:50] The stories you tell yourself compromise your performance [34:08] Using “because” to increase emotional confidence and endurance [43:55] Turn your language inward to keep control [47:40] My aha moment [50:07] How to identify and eliminate negative self-talk [54:18] Mark’s highest yielding exercises [57:17] The daily habit that keeps Mark in control   Links: Procabulary Procabulary Courses — use promo code NEXTLEVEL for $100 off any course   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
9/25/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mindset shifts and gaining the edge w/ CF Games Runner Up Kara Webb - Ep. 114

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m joined by Kara Webb (@karawebb1), one of the fittest woman in the world. Kara just took second place in the 2017 Crossfit Games — in the closest finish in the history of the games. Kara once told me, “In my eyes, my greatest achievements this year have nothing to do with my placings. That was just a cool reflection of all the hard work.” On this show, we talk about how her attitude has not only benefitted her entire life but how it led to the best performance of her life. She shares her challenges over the past year, what changed as a result of those challenges, and all the details about her amazing performances at the games this year. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:35] Introducing Australia’s fittest woman [1:24] Challenges from the last year and the resulting changes [8:20] The experience that woke Kara up [11:32] How training fit in with her struggles [15:50] The mindset shift that turned Kara into a champion [21:55] How focused intensity will up your game. [24:08] Physical and mental tools for success [29:43] Benefits of Working Against Gravity [32:42] Personal integrity makes all the difference. [35:05] Feelings leading up to the games [39:54] The champion is not the winner. [45:48] Reflecting on the hard work [48:40] Listen to your gut — the rest is simple.   Links: @karawebb1 on Instagram Working Against Gravity   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
9/18/201754 minutes, 56 seconds
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Forming A Team and Training to Win with Three-Time Affiliate Cup Champion Adrian Conway - Ep. 113

This week I’m back again with Brute Strength coach Adrian Conway (@adrianconway). Adrian is my teammate, coworker, and good friend, and he has just become one of two people to win the Affiliate Cup champion three times. In this conversation we talk about team training throughout the year, discussions before, during, and after the event, and everything else that went into the Wasatch Brutes winning the Affiliate Cup at the 2017 Reebok Crossfit Games. Adrian is an inspiring coach and a powerful leader. He shares that this may be the last time he participates in the Affiliate Cup, so you definitely won’t want to miss the wisdom he shares about forming a team, surrounding yourself with people you like, and training to win. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [:27] Introducing the three-time Affiliate Cup champion [2:00] The atmosphere in the days leading up to the games [4:41] #StopTheMayhem brought pressure in all the right ways. [6:34] Who said what, the night before the games began. [8:38] All about first-timer Mitch Spjut [14:47] Conversations following the mediocre run-swim-run event [18:15] How they rocked the Row Worm event [23:44] Practice makes perfect in transitions. [24:27] First place pressure and pleasure [28:21] Team and leader lessons learned [30:33] Adrian’s advice for a new team [33:37] Training schedule leading up to the open   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.
9/11/201737 minutes, 16 seconds
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Building good habits, principles and strength ft. Dan John - Ep. 111

With more than 30 years in both the teaching and coaching fields, Dan John has established his name as one of the most renown fitness experts. Beginning his lifting career in 1965 and transitioning to a coaching role in 1979 we hear from Dan how it is that he has created these time eluding principles that he both implemented in his own time as an athlete and to coaching others as well. We dive into topics such as the importance of becoming a slave to good habits, creating a process for success, building and protecting confidence, as well as his implementation of shark bites in his daily life. As always it was a pleasure to speak to Dan John, there are many pearls of wisdom in this episode that will not only be applicable to your training life but also to your everyday life. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [0:17] Dan’s Education and Principles [2:45] Being a warrior [6:43] Timeless Resources [11:15] Becoming a slave to good habits [16:30] Having a lifestyle not a program [20:40] Creating a process for success [22:23] Sports psychology experience [25:25] Learning from failure [29:26] The John Family mottos [33:20] Building and protecting confidence [38:40] Experience and its benefits [43:18] Rapid Fire Questions   Links: Dan John’s Wandering Weights   Books: The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell The Epic of Gilgamesh Great Books by David Denby   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
9/4/201747 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to connect with others, be vulnerable, and overcoming fear w/ Girls Gone WOD - Ep. 110

Meet the ladies from The Girls Gone WOD Podcast - Joy Parrish and Claire Cook. These ladies have done over 200 shows with some of the best in their fields. We dive into topics such as; what they have learned through their show, vulnerability, and how to overcome fear and shame.  Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:26] Starting the Girls Gone WOD Podcast [9:40] Side hustles and passion projects [14:11] Offering value through connection [16:10] Being of service for others [20:07] Unplugging and leaving time for fun [23:44] Vulnerability: what it is and why its important [30:49] Asking others for help [32:10] Reaching out to others and helping them [34:35] The importance of taking immediate action [36:32] Being unapologetic in your pursuits [41:13] Most embarrassing moment in 209 episodes [43:20] Most impressionable guest and why [50:17] What you should know about Joy and Claire Links: Girls Gone WOD Podcast Reviews If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. We’re also on STITCHER – show us some love! Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
8/28/201758 minutes, 22 seconds
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The "perfect" nutrition program w/ Adee Cazayoux owner of Working Against Gravity - Ep.109

Back with my wife Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux) of Working Against Gravity. Working Against Gravity is a fast growing online nutritional programming company designed to give you the exact guidance you need to meet your fitness and nutritional goals with the help of your very one 1-on-1 coach. Adee and her team have worked with over 15,000 people of which a handful are Games Athletes. In this episode we go over mindset, why having structure around your nutrition is important, the most common challenges and situations that derail people/what to do about them, the A to B model and why taking action is more important than understanding why you do things. Enjoy the show!   Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion:   [1:58] What is flexible dieting? [4:45] Confidence robbers surrounding nutrition [9:00] Discipline equals freedom [12:04] Common challenges that derail people from their goal [17:40] Eating at restaurants  [21:51] How mindset applies to nutrition [26:40] Action and Reaction from the Landmark Forum [30:39] The A to B Model and choice points [36:19] Following a program and making it fit your life [39:39] Growth in WAG and providing individualized care [42:41] Asking for help and learning from like minded individuals [46:26] Saying “No” to things [50:31] Otis Cazayoux (insert dog emoji) [52:45] WAGs software - Seismic   Links: Mindset by Carol Dweck Barbell Shrugged Mastermind Katrin Davidsdottir Part 1   Reviews If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. We’re also on STITCHER – show us some love! Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
8/21/201755 minutes, 1 second
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How to build mental toughness, work ethic and an unconventional life ft. Bobby Maximus - Ep.108

Interview with my good friend, Rob McDonald (@bobbymaximus). If you guys have heard our first two episodes with Rob, you know that he offers a wealth of knowledge when it comes to training both the physical and mental. Rob was a huge asset to the Hackspack team that won the affiliate cup and more recently the author of the Maximus Body. Rob is the general manager at Gym Jones and a key contributor to the Gym Jones Seminars that are known for their lasting effects both in physical performance and in life transformations.  We talk about the experiences the shaped him to be both the athlete and coach he is today, his new book, and training philosophies inside and outside of the gym. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:20] What happened to Rob’s bicep [4:50] Becoming Bobby Maximus [6:30] Finding the weight room as a kid [7:50] Mentors and influencers growing up [10:30] What it means to be a coach [11:48] Getting into UFC and what it taught Rob [18:38] Becoming aware of negative thoughts [21:05] Setting everything you do toward a goal [23:31] How to filter through opportunities [28:30] Living an unconventional life [32:51] Gym Jones Seminar [35:45] The term “suffering” [37:15] Being goal driven with programming [40:26] What “salvation” means to Gym Jones [44:12] Having a root belief in yourself and work ethic [47:16] The 90% rule [49:00] What Rob has been up to Links: Gym Jones Seminars Gym Jones The Maximus Body First Podcast with Rob Second Podcast with Rob   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
8/15/201751 minutes, 14 seconds
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Working toward better movement, mastering your craft, and loving what you do ft. Dave Lipson - Ep. 107

Interview with Dave Lipson, member of the CrossFit seminar staff, former professional baseball player, and husband to Camille Leblanc Bazinet. We dive into his experience on the seminar staff, CrossFit’s purpose, coaching, and relationships. Dave is hands down one of the most passionate coaches out there, he offers a lot of knowledge for coaches in this episode and challenges you to be better. (@davefreakinlipson) Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [7:04] Being a speaker for the Level 1 Seminar Staff [16:01] Mentors and influences among the staff [21:37] CrossFit’s prescription for programming [30:47] Working for better positions [34:29] Demonstration as a coach [40:34] Going back to the foundations [43:20] CrossFit Culture [51:17] Being in a relationship with a successful spouse [54:45] Finding self worth in giving back to others [59:19] Loving what you do [1:01:16] Growing as an individual and in a relationship   Links: CLB Jacked Unicorn   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
8/7/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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Getting StrongAF, Neuromuscular Efficiency and Jacob Heppner ft. Nick Fowler - Ep.106

Nick Fowler, Director of Strength & Conditioning, covers the fundamental basics of building strength (@thenickfowler). With the 2017 Games only a few days away, we’ll be focusing on all the things you need to know to help you plan for next year. Whether you’re a Games athlete just trying to make it to Regionals, or if The Open is your entire season, we go over the fundamentals of building strength.  This episode is all about making sure you are doing the right things to build out your program, what your body actually needs, and how Nick has structured Jacob Heppner’s last 8 weeks. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [0:44] Preparing for the 2017 CrossFit Games [3:20] First conversation with Jacob Heppner [5:21] Writing a strength program 101 [12:39] Looking at energy systems [14:55] Neuromuscular Efficiency (NME) testing [20:54] Creating different types of strength [25:04] Resources for strength training [29:34] What needs to be present in all programming [34:50] Cannibalizing programs [38:01] Training the characteristics [41:48] What to keep in mind when training [48:41] How Jacob Heppner has PR’ed all month [54:29] The benefit of a longer off-season [58:05] Working your weaknesses year round [1:02:21] Looking back at last year’s CrossFit Games [1:03:42] How you can keep strength building simple Links: The Poliquin Principles Supertraining – Mel Siff Practical Programming for Strength Training T-Nation The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
7/31/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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#StopTheMayhem, The Wasatch Brutes, and Coaching with Adrian Conway - Ep. 105

Adrian Conway, my former teammate and team captain to the Wasatch Brutes is on the show. (@adrianconway)  We'll discuss how the team came to be, difficulties they experienced, what the driving force behind their success is and their mission to #stopthemayhem. We also dive into topics about coaching—his own experience as a coach over the years and what he has learned about athletes both in person and virtually. Adrian is a wealth of knowledge and an amazing leader, there is a lot of pearls of knowledge in this one. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:51] Getting the team together [8:43] Lessons learned at Wodapalooza [14:59] Creating accountability within the team [15:55] Nick Fowler as head coach [19:40] Becoming and communicating like a team [22:49] Benefit of having a coach   [24:34] Regionals and pushing the threshold [26:40] Mutual respect for teammates and developing chemistry [28:48] Winning the CrossFit Games [31:16] Adrian as a leader [35:10] Being a coach and what has changed over the years [39:29] The curious and passionate athlete [43:40] Why consistent athletes are better athletes [46:37] Knowing your athletes and honest assessments   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
7/28/201750 minutes, 49 seconds
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Athlete internal dialogue, energy conservation, and becoming a coach with Chad Vaughn - Ep.104

Chad Vaughn, one of the most successful American weightlifters, is on the show this week. (@olychad) Altogether, Chad has one of the most successful careers in the sport of weightlifting. Having been a two time Olympian, breaking and holding national records, and medaling in the Pan American Games. Not only is he a superior athlete but he has also transitioned into a coaching position and working to build confidence and focus in athletes. In this episode we’ll be getting into Chad’s Olympic journey, his gym demeanor, as well as all aspects of coaching ranging from gym culture, making the transition from elite athlete to coach, and teaching focus. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:50] Gym demeanor [3:46] Athlete internal dialogue [8:05] Competitive awareness is a learned trait [12:25] Becoming an Olympian [23:26] Transitioning to coaching and finding CrossFit [28:49] How being an elite performer has/hasn’t helped be a coach [33:17] Coaching crossfitters [38:15] Common mistakes in strength building [41:01] Coaching the importance of fundamentals [45:30] Excess volume and its appeal in the CrossFit community [51:48] Coaching focus to athletes Links: Vaughn Weightlifting World Series of Fitness Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
7/24/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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Self awareness, body image, and accountability with Camille Leblanc-Bazinet - Ep.103

Camille Leblanc Bazinet (@camillelbaz) is interviewed on the show this week. After beginning her CrossFit journey in 2010, Camille has made it to the CrossFit games multiple years and won the title of “Fittest Woman on Earth” in 2014. Aside from her outstanding performances in the CrossFit space, she has gone on to compete on the Canadian National Olympic Weightlifting team and serves as a trainer on the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. In this episode we talk the negative effects of being portrayed by the media, body image, mindset shifts, as well as what she has learned through her experience as an athlete and role model.  Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:58] Voicemail answer on tempo training [7:11] Camille’s personal growth over the years [15:17] 2017 Regionals and its take aways [17:30] Committing to a better mindset [23:23] Controlling panic in the pool and challenging herself [34:54] What Camille is working on for this years CrossFit Games [36:42] Staying healthy; physically and mentally [45:17] Body image, social media, and confidence [48:38] Nutrition and working with Adee and Working against gravity [55:19] Giving depth to who you are and others [58:17] The way of the peaceful warrior and how it has helped her mindset   Links: Lessons in Manliness from the Legend of Hacksaw Triphasic Training by Cal Dietz The way of the peaceful warrior Dave Lipson Instagram   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
7/17/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Train, Adapt, Evolve ft. Patrick Estes and Aaron Davis - Ep. 102

Patrick Estes and Aaron Davis, specialists from Train, Adapt, Evolve, (@trainadaptevolve) are on the show this week. These guys are two of the best strength and conditioning coaches I’ve ever met. We take a couple different approaches to strength and conditioning on this week's show and dive into topics like basic principles and fundamentals to strength and conditioning, developing as a coach, the technology they are using, and how to view an athlete as a system. If you guys are coaches or are looking to get into the coaching world, there are a lot of nuggets of information in this one. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:45] Viewing athletes as whole systems to drive performance outputs [6:41] How structure affects function [10:02] CrossFit's lack of movement sphere [16:30] What you should be implementing in your training show notes) [20:13] Adaptation through frequency and force [23:28] OmegaWave Monitoring [29:09] Variance in the athlete’s OmegaWaves [31:21] Raising your neural drive [34:56] Moxy monitors and power outputs [38:24] Continued education, cultivated curiosity and learning from others [44:20] Tips for the young strength and conditioning coach [47:36] Sticking to the fundamentals and not following fads Links: 90/90 Hip Lift PRI – Postural restoration Institute All four belly lifts Applied Functional Science – Gary Gray Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
7/10/201752 minutes, 9 seconds
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Building your habits, business, and lifestyle with Noah Kagan - Ep.101

Noah Kagan is interviewed on the show this week (@noahkagan). Known for his marketing skills, Noah is a recognized entrepreneur with an enthusiasm for fitness. He was the 30th employee of Facebook and has started companies such as mint.com, sumo.com, and app sumo. We dive into topics such as how to be less busy in order to get things done, the importance of coaches, what he learned from his time at Facebook, how to develop habits and increase your follow through. All of these topics Noah contributes to his overall success in business and leading a healthy and fulfilling life. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:37]   Michael answer’s a listeners question about injury rehabilitation [5:20]   Being less busy to get better things done [12:05] The Facebook experience [20:21] The difference between your 20s and 30s [25:01] Internalizing material with book reports [27:25] Being a fit entrepreneur [33:54] The muscle of habit and increasing your follow through [39:31] The role of coaches and accountability groups in success [44:56] Why you should embrace not knowing and difficulty [48:54] Using flexible dieting to meet your ideal body composition [51:42] Building your nervous muscle [56:50] Why you need to review anything you want to improve [1:00:00] Fulfillment over success or happiness [1:07:56] Rapid Fire Questions Links: AppSUMO OkDork by Noah Kagan Noah Kagan YouTube Noah Kagan Presents SUMO.com Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
7/6/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to build aerobic capacity and improve your rate of recovery with Chris Hinshaw - Ep.100

Chris Hinshaw (@hinshaw363), endurance coach for Brute, CrossFit Speciality Course Expert, and the coach to about a dozen CrossFit Games Athletes is back for the second time on our podcast. We further our discussions on topics ranging from aerobic capacity, what it actually is, how to improve it, coaching champions, and what great coaches are doing. Chris is hands down one of the most passionate and best coaches in the fitness community. He offers many pearls of wisdom on this show, whether you are just a CrossFit enthusiast or a competitor, there are many takeaways for how to improve your overall fitness. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:41]   What working with thousands of athletes has taught Chris [5:38]   Building a foundation of knowledge and confidence [9:10]   Ownership as a coach [13:05] Creating a space for the non-specialist [18:08] Redefining what is difficult to increase adaptation [20:14] Why aerobic capacity is not just about running [26:00] Programming and what it says about coaches [27:10] What you didn’t realize about the 2016 shuttle sprint [33:28] Maximizing adaptation the most efficient way possible [37:05] Why volume is not the solution [39:24] Thoughts on the 2017 Regionals and the Games [46:33] Developing in the off-season [49:27] Improving your rate of recovery [52:32] Rapid Fire Questions Links: Aerobic Capacity Chris Hinshaw at Brute CrossFit Specialty Course: Aerobic Capacity Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
7/3/201756 minutes, 15 seconds
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Living a healthy and quality filled life with Doughnuts and Deadlifts, Krissy Mae Cagney - Ep.99

I’m back for round 2 with Krissy Mae Cagney (@krissymaecagney). We dive into her recent decision to become vegan, what she attributes her decision to, and the challenges and benefits she’s run into. As the owner of Doughnuts and Deadlifts, Black Iron Gym, Ello Supply Co and the author of Flexible Dieting 1.0 and 2.0, Krissy has seen an outstanding amount of success and offers a lot of insight on the ins and outs of her business and what is driving their success. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:19] Going Vegan [3:58] Health benefits of a vegan lifestyle [8:01] Nutritional, physical and emotional challenges [12:46] Being tempted and how to deal with unsupportive people [14:04] Flexible dieting and nutritional beliefs [18:45] Eating for health and longevity [20:55] How to get the most out of your macros [23:25] The importance of first impressions and quality [27:50] Eliminating your weaknesses v. playing to your strengths [30:49] Krissy’s biggest mistake in the past year [32:30] Why traveling is important [34:03] Ello Supply Co. [36:49] What's in Hungry? [38:22] Transparency with others Links: Ello Supply Co. Krissy Mae Cagney Black Iron Gym Black Iron Gym YouTube Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
6/26/201741 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Build Strength and a Thriving Business ft. Mark Bell - Ep. 98

This week's Interview with Mark Bell (@marksmellybell) former professional powerlifter, owner of Super Training Gym, and Inventor of the Sling Shot. As a successful competitor, inventor, and business owner Mark offers a lot of knowledge when it comes to staying motivated and personal development. This episode is all about making sure you’re staying patient, honest and contributing to those around you, no matter your field of interest. We talk about the importance of exercise, the process of getting strong, the different types of strength, and what he has seen top performers do that contribute to their overall success. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:33] Mark Bell’s background in success and lessons learned [8:35] Defining success [13:46] Why money doesn’t change who you should be [17:10] The development of Slingshot [21:48] How to know if you have a good idea [26:45] Business patience and personal development [34:22] Staying motivated and setting realistic goals [40:33] Asking yourself –– How does this help? How does this hurt? [42:29] What makes the best in the world [48:50] Being great, what it means and how it effects others [53:27] Not enjoying the process [54:48] Common mistakes in building strength [1:01:26] Embracing a professional lifestyle [1:03:27] The role of frequency in training Links: Super Training Jim Rohn Mark Bell YouTube Channel Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
6/19/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pec Tears and Injury Prevention ft. Nick Fowler and Sean Pastuch - Ep.97

NIck Fowler, (@thenickfowler) our Director of Strength & Conditioning, and Dr. Sean Pastuch (@activelifeRX) our Head Mobility Coach, are on the show to discuss the CrossFit Regional pec tears. We dissect the possibilities for the 30 or so pec injuries this year and what can be done now in order to reduce injuries within your training.  Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:01] All possible reasons for the pec tears [6:50] Psychological effect of competition [9:50] Inherent risk in the sport [11:12] Full range of motion and spending time at your end ranges [17:04] History of this particular test [20:05] Finding a common thread among the athletes [28:47] Injury prevention in your training [34:16] George Sanchez: The poster child for building a foundation   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
6/15/201736 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nootropics, Nuerohacking and Nutrition ft. Daniel Schmachtenberger - Ep.96

I’ll be interviewing Daniel Schmachtenberger, cofounder, director of research and development, and systems designer for The Nuerohacker Collective. Daniel has a background in systems science, social engineering, and human behavior. His most current research involves integrative medicine and neuro tech tools to optimize the mind/brain interface. We dive into nootropics, their use, and lifestyle perquisites. We also talk about the importance of sleep cycles, nutrition effects, neuro chemistry and structure, and neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [3:02] What is caffeine? [6:50] The dangers to your health [8:42] Signs you are taking too much [11:30] Cycling your caffeine [15:21] Caffeine dependence [17:49] Neurohacking [19:56] Stimulant use for neuro hacking [25:21] Increasing adaptivity in the body [27:54] Prerequisites to neuro hacking [31:46] Sleep Deprivation and Sleep debt [40:11] Dietary & Wellness importance [50:09] Doctors and Professionals [52:11] Nutritional Resources [59:10] Finding tools to help with the foundations   Links: Caffeine Informer Neurohacker Collective   Books: Head Strong – Dave Asprey  Dr. Mercola     Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
6/12/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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How high performers train their mind using Stoicism ft. Ryan Holiday - Ep. 95

  Ryan Holiday, author, marketer, and entrepreneur is interviewed on the show this week. After working as, the Director of Marketing for American Apparel, Ryan went on to publish several books including “The Obstacle Is The Way”, which was reportedly read by the New England Patriots during their 2014 Super Bowl Victory over the Seattle Seahawks. In this episode, we will be going into depth about some of the stoic practices highlighted in his books and how they can help you harness present moment awareness, improve your focus, and ultimately improve your athletic performance by teaching you how to reframe obstacles and turn them into opportunities. Ryan is incredibly smart and gifted in the way he presents age-old stoic philosophy. His teachings combined are a way of acting, thinking, and living that helps you overcome life’s adversities. If you haven’t done so already, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of his book. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion:  [2:00] What is stoic philosophy? [4:09] The Obstacle Is The Way [12:00] Perception, Action, and Will [16:30] Harnessing present moment awareness [20:40] Ego Is The Enemy [24:30] The canvas strategy; apprenticeship [27:22] How Ryan handles his own ego & praise [30:30] Stoicism & Sports [39:37] Intense focus [44:25] The study of history   Links: Books To Base Your Life On (Reading list) Official Website Twitter Instagram Books: The Obstacle Is The Way Ego Is The Enemy The Daily Stoic   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
6/5/201751 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Order of Man ft. Ryan Michler - Ep.94

Ryan Michler, host/ owner of the successful podcast and blog: The Order of Man is on the show this week. For most of his childhood, Ryan grew up without a permanent father figure, never learning how to work on his own car or even how to properly throw a baseball until high school. Ryan has since dedicated himself to teaching guys the meaning of fatherhood, as well as how to become strong and honorable men outside of the home. In this episode, we’ll be going back to the roots of masculinity and unlocking the true essence of man. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:40] Being tough vs. vulnerable [4:30] The Order of Man [6:35] First step in changing your life [14:25] Masculinity vs. Femininity [18:18] Challenging yourself [20:02] Controlling your energy; masculine vs. feminine [25:40] Ryan’s daily rituals [32:20] What is failure? [48:30] Fatherhood   Books: Wild At Heart – Eldredge Links: Order of Man Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/29/201757 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Mind-body connection and primal roots ft Mike Fitch - Ep.93

Mike Fitch from Animal Flow and Global Bodyweight Training is interviewed on the show this week. Mike is an innovative trainer who focuses on bodyweight training, skills-based practices and multi-planar, fluid movement. This episode is all about connecting the mind and body through ground-based movements in an effort to reconnect with our internal system. We will be getting into the benefits of hand and feet coordination, meditation and breathing, injury prevention in CrossFit and getting out of the sagittal plane. Be sure to check out his website for tons of free content on mastering handstands, muscle ups, and any other bodyweight skill. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:46] What is Animal Flow? [4:05] Reconnecting with the system [7:00] Meditation and breathe work [14:20] Explaining the Animal Flow program [21:10] Why do we get complacent? [24:25] Injury reduction in CrossFit [35:26] Global Bodyweight Training Links: Animal Flow Global Bodyweight Training Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/22/201749 minutes, 22 seconds
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Balancing competition, career and life w/ James Hobart - Ep.92

James Hobart, eight-time CrossFit Games veteran is on the show this week. It was announced that this year James has made the decision to decline his Regionals invitation despite finishing 33rd in the CrossFit Open overall. In this episode we are going to talk what it’s like not training for the Games, being an athlete vs. coaching, as well as the motivation behind his decision to not compete and finally, what he plans to do next. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [4:45] Declining the CrossFit Regionals invitation [9:07] Athlete’s depression [18:20] What’s next? [25:18] Time-bound goals [29:53] Coaching in CrossFit [41:17} 3 skills to be a good coach   Books: Black Box Thinking: Why Some People Never Learn from Their Mistakes  – Syed Peace Is In Every Step - Hanh Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/16/20171 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Cheating in the Crossfit Open ft. Trevor Bachmeyer - Ep. 91

interview with Master’s Athlete, Trevor Bachmeyer. For those of you who haven't heard of him, Trevor was recently disqualified from the CrossFit Games for cheating during the Open. In this episode, we get a first-hand account into what lead him to fake his video submission, how he did it, and the aftermath of his choices. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [3:50]  Cheating the system: Trevor’s account on how it went down [9:18] The phone call [16:19] Making the video [24:00] Lessons learned [29:00] Clearing up some inconsistencies   [33:10] Moving forward   Review: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/10/201735 minutes, 6 seconds
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Top 5 Skills For Entrepreneurs ft. Cameron Herold - Ep. 90

Cameron Herold is on the Podcast this week. Cameron is one of the best speakers for entrepreneurs, and small & medium sized business owners. He has his own TED talk about raising kids to be entrepreneurs and has been coaching entrepreneurs for 20 years and helping them build their companies. In this episode we will be getting into his vivid vision exercise, 5 skills you need to be an entrepreneur, and the power of focused learning. Be sure to check out some of his books which can help you double your income in three years, links below! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [8:20] Vivid vision concept [11:18] Daily accountability partner Commit-to-3 App   [13:30] Focused learning [17:37] Developing entrepreneurial traits [19:58] 5 Skills you need to be an entrepreneur [29:50] The Leader’s job   Links: Cameron’s TED talk www.cameronherold.com   Books: Double-Double Meetings Suck Miracle Morning   Review: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/8/201739 minutes, 19 seconds
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Women in Weightlifting ft. Aimee Everett - Ep. 89

Aimee Everett from Catalyst Athletics is on the podcast this week. Aimee's story is one of the most admirable examples of true dedication and persistence. Coming from two heroin addict parents, it's hard to imagine the inspiration and influence she would later have in countless lives in the world of weightlifting. In this episode we’ll be talking about women in weightlifting, motivation, loving your body, as well as her far from normal childhood and finding her path to Coach Mike Burgener. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:20] Being yourself [3:20] Coloring your feelings; adult coloring book [5:50] “Raised by wolves” [16:20] Young athlete career [24:30] Coaching from the soul [33:40] Finding balance as a Coach [42:10] W.A.G. nutrition Review: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/1/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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Optimize Your Mind and Boost Your Confidence ft. Justin Stenstrom - Ep.88

I’m excited to share this interview with Justin Stenstrom. Justin is a Life Coach, Author, and Founder of the Elite Man Magazine and the Elite Man Podcast, one of the leading resources for men’s self-improvement in today’s world. Justin’s goal is to provide men with the best tools to become complete gentlemen. In this episode, we’ll be talking about tackling your fears head on with his 8-step technique, self-hypnosis, and starting a morning routine. We’ve got a ton of tips for you in this one! Also be sure to check out his podcast, enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:30] Replacing one addiction with another [8:10] Who is Justin Stenstrom? [10:08] Ambition [14:15] Anxiety & Depression [17:55] Mindset shifts & tactical tips [19:04] 8 steps to overcome fear, anxiety, depression You’re not going crazy Self-Hypnosis, Yoga, Meditation Live in the moment Regular exercise Improve sleep Improve diet Supplements/ vitamins E-book: Panic-Away Method   [41:33] Panic-Away Method [49:15] Confidence [51:09] Taking risks [53:40] Starting a morning routine       Books: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open – Blair Ask. - Levesque Panic-Away Method Links: Elite Man Magazine Elite Man Podcast Panic-Away Method Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
4/24/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Science of Yin Yoga ft. RomWOD's Daniel Head - Ep.87

This week I’ll be interviewing Daniel Head, the voice of RomWOD. This time around we’ll be diving into the scientific and technical elements of recovery. Recovery is a critical part of our training that is often times overlooked. In this episode we will be going in depth about the benefits of long isometric stretching, optimizing your range of motion, strengthening connective tissue, and how to accelerate recovery so you can keep getting stronger! Be sure to check out our first episode with the guys from RomWOD in episode 25. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:00] Yin Yoga [6:55] Isometric holds & recovery [10:15] Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching [16:03] How to tell if you've overstretched [18:15] What's the difference between rolling out, stretching, and “smashing”? [21:00] Increasing flexibility & mobility   [32:16] Connective tissue adaptation [36:35] Mindfulness & breathing   Review: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
4/17/201749 minutes, 55 seconds
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Bouncing Back From An Injury ft. Jacob Heppner - Ep. 86

I’ll be interviewing Brute Athlete, Jacob Heppner this week. Jake is a three-time individual Games veteran with two top-10 finishes and a career best finish of seventh in 2016. Unfortunately, Jake has withdrawn from the 2017 CrossFit season due to a knee injury. Injuries can be like a mental bomb going off in your head. In this episode we discus some of Jakes strategies that can help you work through injuries, get better, and stay sane  as well as a few interesting topics like knowing the difference between high volume & high intensity and how to choose the right training partners. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:20] Mindset & CrossFit [6:45] Knee injury – bursitis [10:15] Handling disappointment [14:30] High volume training [25:10] Finding the right training partners [35:44] Dealing with mistakes & failure [37:00] Setting expectations   Review: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
4/10/201743 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Invictus Mindset ft. CJ Martin - Ep. 85

CJ Martin, the mastermind behind CrossFit Invictus is on the show this week. As a coach CJ believes that the psychology of sport and fitness play a vital role in any program. This year we’ll see 3 teams and 6+ individuals at Regionals all coming out of CrossFit Invictus. In this episode we’ll be getting into a few of the things that have lead CJ and his brand to new heights as well as a few takeaways for athletes and gym owners including developing a competitor mindset, visualization, coping with failure, and building a winning culture. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:30] Recovery coach vs. Strength coach [11:55] Get the most out of training – the best vs. the rest [13:18] Developing the Invictus mindset [20:25] Post event visualization [23:00] Coping with failure [25:48] Working with young athletes [31:05] The female athlete vs. male athlete [36:40] Discipline [41:30] Invictus culture [44:20] What drives you as a coach?   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
4/3/20171 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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The Perfect Day Formula with Craig Ballantyne - Ep.84

Craig Ballantyne is on the show this week. Craig is an Entrepreneur, Business Coach, and Author of “The Perfect Day Formula” – a book that changed my life and helped me reach my peak potential by getting more done every day while still having time for my “non-negotiables” like working out, family, friends, work, etc. This episode is full of a ton of tips that will help you wake up earlier, master your mornings, figure out your purpose and take control of your life by getting rid of all the clutter. If you haven’t done so already, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Craig’s life’s work, “The Perfect Day Formula”, trust me on this one. Enjoy the show. Be sure to click the link below to register for the next enrollment of our Brute Body program. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:04] Turbulence Training [6:00] The Perfect Day Formula [8:20] The perfect day [10:45] Master the morning [15:55] Tips for waking up early [18:05] The non-negotiables [26:50] Movie script of your life   [42:18] Stoicism/ the art of living [49:15] Craig's advice   Books: The Perfect Day Formula – Ballantyne The Art of Living – Epictetus The Daily Stoic - Holiday Links: Brute Body Registration earlytorise.com Turbulence Training freeperfectdaybook.com Review: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
3/28/201756 minutes, 31 seconds
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Discipline, mindset, and preparation ft Cole Sager - Ep.83

This week I 'll be interviewing CrossFit’s very own, Cole Sager. Cole began his athletic career playing four years at the University of Washington as a running back from ’09-’12. In 2013 he began his CrossFit career, and the rest is history. Since then, Cole has finished 17th, 7th, and 5th overall at the CrossFit Games from 2014-2016, and if that pattern holds, he may very well find himself on the podium at the ’17 Games. In this episode we will be revisiting his 2016 Regionals performance and diving into the mindset and preparation that got him to the level that we see him today. Join us as we discuss discipline, nutrition, and the ongoing search for the world’s best cinnamon roll! Enjoy the show.  Be sure to click the link below to register for the next enrollment of our Brute Body program. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:40] The search for the world’s best cinnamon roll [7:00] 2016 Regionals: Event 7 [15:35] The difference between now & later [28:20] The conversation with Ben Bergeron [32:00] What is discipline as an athlete? [41:00] Applying discipline to your nutrition [45:30] Reliving 17.3 [53:00] Building a platform   Books: The Obstacle Is The Way – Holiday Links: Brute Body Registration Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
3/20/201759 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to lead and build a culture of excellence ft. Kurt Hester - Ep.82

Kurt Hester, one of the best Speed Coaches in the country. Throughout his career, Kurt has produced hundreds of champions ranging from the high school level to professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and MLS. In this episode, we will be going over his work as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Louisiana Tech, Speed Development, and what it means to be a great coach. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [3:20] Coaching History [11:56] Speed Development  [15:12] Recommended Resources [17:49] “Thugs of Steele” [19:50] Coaching characteristics [41:50] Working with LA Tech athletes [45:40] Thoughts on the Combine [62:20] Advice for young Strength Coaches      Books: Applied Sprinting Training  - Smith Extreme Ownership – Willink Legacy - Kerr Links: Brute Body Registration Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
3/13/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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How You Can Lead & Influence Others ft. Casey Stanton - Ep.81

I’d like to introduce you to Casey Stanton, Brute’s Chief Technology & Marketing Officer. In this episode, we will be going deep into leadership, business, and living the life of your dreams. Casey has helped tons of clients get a leg up in the business world as well as in their personal lives. We’ve got a ton of book recommendations for you in this one, as well as tips that are going to help boost productivity, how to set up a “dream team” in the work place, and even an app that will help you accomplish your goals and track your wins. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:15] Brute Body Registration [3:00] Productivity & efficiency tips [13:00] Leadership & influence [19:01] “Love Languages”                   Rocketfuelnow.com [32:50] When to say yes/no [43:50] Measuring success & happiness                   Winstreak App    [57:40] A “Not-to-do” List     Books: “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” – Rosenberg “The 5 Love Languages” – Chapman “Rocket Fuel” – Wickman “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” – Kondo Links: engagedofficers.com caseystanton.com Winstreak App  Brute Body Registration Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
3/6/20171 hour, 23 minutes, 24 seconds
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For the fans - Brute Strength Podcast Extra

In lieu of our recent one year anniversary, I’d like to thank you all, our listeners and fans who’ve been following The Brute Strength Podcast.  We have a few exciting announcements to make as well as a ton of give-a-ways including a cruise for two, free gear, barbells, programming and a bunch of tips on goal setting, training and mindset. Thanks to everyone that’s been calling in with awesome questions, in this episode I’ll be answering a lot of your voice messages. Keep them coming! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [0:30] Brute Body Registration [2:20] Fixing/ Offsetting habits: “Slim By Design” [9:16] Life after competition [16:45] Working Against Gravity: 21 Day Challenge. [17:45] At Home CrossFit Workouts [19:08] Lose the weight & keep the muscle: Resistance training with a cardiovascular component [20:02] Accessory Programming: Secret Strength Weapon [22:35] Intermittent fasting [27:38] Click here for a chance to win some gear, barbells, and programming   Books: Slim By Design – Brian Wansink   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
3/4/201728 minutes, 2 seconds
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How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything ft. LSU Strength & Conditioning - Ep.80

I’m going back to my roots with Coach Tommy Moffit and Coach Eric Donoval, two of my former colleagues from the LSU Strength & Conditioning Staff.  In this episode, we’ll be diving into a lot of what makes LSU Strength & Conditioning so successful as well things like segmented training, “slow cooking” athletes, the new LSU program structure, and how they’ve been able to develop explosive strength in their athletes through triphasic training. Whether you’re new to strength & conditioning or an athlete looking for proven methodologies, this one is for you. If you like this episode, be sure to check out episode 3 with Coach Tommy Moffitt. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [8:00] Baptism by fire [12:00] Slow cooking athletes [14:15] “Freaky Fridays” [23:09] The new program structure [26:20] Triphasic training [35:30] Working with female athletes [39:15] Good Coach, Great Coach [45:40] Coaching mistakes [57:35] vibeplate.com [59:00] Continuing your education   Books: Applied Sprint Training – James Smith Science and Practice of Strength Training – Vladimir Zatsiorsky  Start With Why – Simon Sinek Triphasic Training  - Cal Dietz Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
2/27/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 51 seconds
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Building Better Affiliates ft. Pat Barber - Ep.79

Pat Barber is back on the show this week to talk about affiliate ownership and how to be a better human being. In this episode we’ll be focusing on how to incorporate outside services into your gym, building a community, as well as diving into Pat’s family life and learning why he speaks to his kids like adults. Tune in for more great stuff, enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [1:36] How to incorporate outside services into your gym [9:16] The Anti-Bet [13:40] What are the best gyms doing? [17:30] Changing how your learn [22:10] Kolbe A. Test [23:40] Mistakes made by gym owners [25:08] Building a community in your gym [32:17] “A little bit of planning goes a long way” [35:40] Staying present in a busy world [45:01] Being a husband [50:30] Masculinity [58:25] Parenting Links: "In The Moment" App Order of Man Podcast Books: The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg The Way of The Superior Man – David Deida Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
2/20/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Perfecting Your Diet ft. Dr. John Berardi of Precision Nutrition - Ep. 78

Listen to this interview with John Berardi, one of the Co-Founders of Precision Nutrition. In 2003 John helped create a research-driven, web-based nutrition coaching community which today stands as one of the largest and most respected private nutrition coaching companies in the world. In this episode, we’ll be talking about business and the creation of Precision Nutrition, as well as tips for creating the perfect diet and why you should try eating slower, enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:45] Building a team [12:15] Nutrition philosophy [18:36] 4 things that will improve your diet/ nutrition [30:20] “Creating the perfect diet” [34:25] High carb diet vs. High fat diet vs. Ketogenic diet [58:00] The “Dunning-Kruger effect” Links: Precision Nutrition – Main page Dr, John Berardi – Facebook Surviving The Dr. Oz Diet – Article Zero to 35 million with Dr. Berardi – Jason Ferruggia Podcast Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
2/13/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to stay lean and add muscle ft. Adee Cazayoux - Ep.77

Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux), Founder/CEO of Working Against Gravity is on the show this week. Gaining weight is not as easy as you think.  If you’ve been trying to put on size while remaining lean then this episode is for you. This week, our focus is on training to get big and eating to get big. We will be getting into things like protein intake for different athletes, supplements in relation to weight gain, and finally, the training & nutritional aspects of gaining weight and increasing muscle. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [9:00] Training for size [14:26] Eating for size [22:00] Do supplements help you get big? [31:05] Tips for gaining weight  Links: Working Against Gravity Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
2/7/201739 minutes, 44 seconds
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Are You BIRTHFIT? ft. Lindsey Mathews - Ep.76

This week's interview is with Lindsey Mathews (@gigemlindsey). Not only is she a coach at DEUCE gym, Lindsey is a doctor of chiropractic that specializes in the biomechanics of the human body. During her career Lindsey has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of athletes ranging from beginners to professionals. She has since found her niche with the creation of BIRTHFIT, a rock star company whose goal it is to empower and educate women about their pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum phases. In this episode we will be getting to how BIRTHFIT can help you prepare and recover from pregnancy, why you should avoid exercising in the sagittal plane and Olympic lifting during your pregnancy. Be sure to check out their Podcast and Blog to a ton of free info! Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [5:00] What is BirthFit? [18:40] Preparing for Birth [20:50] Why to avoid exercising in the sagittal plane during pregnancy [23:38] Mindset & Pregnancy [28:50] Common misconceptions when preparing for birth [35:21] Olympic lifting & Pregnancy [43:25] Nutrition & Supplements during pregnancy [52:11] Postpartum functional progressions Links: BirthFit Books: Childbirth and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens – Michel Odent Lying-in: A History of Childbirth in America – Wertz Exercising Through Your Pregnancy  - James Clapp MD Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
1/31/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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What does being a great competitor have in common with being a great coach? ft. Chris Spealler - Ep.75

This week Chris Spealler (@cspealler) one of CrossFit’s OGs, is on the show. Not only was he an individual competitor for 7 CrossFit Games, but he is now an Affiliate owner, and a trainer for CrossFit Headquarters. Since 2007, Chris has been helping CrossFit grow as a sport through his efforts as an athlete and now a coach. This guy is a true ambassador for CrossFit. In this episode we will be getting into some of his success as an athlete, as well as transitioning out of competitions and what it really takes to make it to the games. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:08] Points of performance for the Squat w/ Chris Spealler [10:00] Coaching elite athletes [16:20] Transitioning out of competitions [23:23] What it takes to make it to The Games Links: Icon Athlete – Programming by Chris Spealler Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
1/23/201754 minutes, 9 seconds
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Prepping For The Open ft. Nick Fowler - Ep.74

Nick Fowler (@thenickfowler), our Director of Strength & Conditioning, is on the show this week. With the 2017 Open only a few weeks away, we’ll be focusing on all the things you need to know to help you prepare. Whether you’re a Games athlete, or trying to make it to Regionals, or if The Open is your entire season, we’ve got some tips to help you improve.  This episode is all about making sure you’re ready to kill it and how to plan these last few week before the start of The Open. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:33] Mike Cazayoux & Nick Fowler on training aerobic vs. anaerobic pathways for your sport [8:29] Wodapalooza 2017 [10:55] Being selective of your competitions [15:10] Open predictions [18:08] What to focus on while prepping for The Open [25:20] How Brute Athletes are preparing for The Open [48:36] Do’s & Don’ts for Open prep [1:01:38] Prepping as a Master’s athlete   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
1/16/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Mindset for Success and Achieving Mastery - Ep.73

I interview Tom Bilyeu (@tombilyeu) on the show this week. Tom has made quite the name for himself in the business world and has had a tremendous impact in the Fitness industry through Quest Nutrition, the original no-junk protein bar. In this episode, Tom shares with us what it was like to have a dream and turn it into a reality, or better yet, a billion dollar business. We get into things such as living life by a code, how to find your passion and achieve mastery, how to influence others, and how we can all reach a higher level of success in our lives. Be sure to checkout his new podcast The Impact Theory for more tips and secrets to success. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:10] Nick Fowler on the 3 principals of Training & Nutrition for Master’s athletes Knowledge Bomb: Episode 1   [9:24] Establish your life’s code [16:24] Acting in accordance to your goals [20:40] How to influence your employees [23:23] Find your passion & gain mastery [28:45] Creating your own story [34:33] Creating discipline [41:28] Empowering the individual [51:35] How to treat your employees   Books: So Good They Can’t Ignore You -  Cal Newport Links: Impact Theory Podcast Knowledge Bomb: Episode 1 Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
1/9/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to develop confidence and build elite level strength ft. Danny Camargo - Ep. 72

Danny Camargo (@camargo_oly), one of the most successful American weightlifting coaches is interviewed on the show this week. Altogether, Danny has produced 14 international weightlifters including Gold Medalist, Mattie Rogers. Not only is he producing superior athletes but he is also building confidence and character that these athletes will carry on for life. In this episode, we’ll be getting into all aspects of coaching ranging from gym culture, when to address an early arm bend, and teaching mindset and mental strength in your athletes. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [16:50] Gym culture [26:24] Coach Bill McDaniel [30:00] Athletic career [38:00] Addressing an early arm bend [44:09] Barbell psychology [52:33] Mattie Rogers Links: OLY Concepts Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
1/2/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds
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Vulnerability and a Driven Purpose ft. Brooke Ence - Ep.71

Round 2 with Games Athlete & Brute Athlete, Brooke Ence (@brookeence). Brooke is definitely one of the most entertaining athletes to watch both in and outside the gym. If you haven’t already checked out her YouTube series be sure to click the link below! This weeks’ episode is all about vulnerability and mindset. In this episode, we get a closer look at Brooke’s life as an athlete, what it was like to miss The CrossFit Games by a few points, and how she uses this to motivate herself for the new season. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [6:30] YouTube series  [12:25] 2016 Regionals [18:40] Not making it to The CrossFit Games [40:15] Avoiding “shiny object syndrome” [46:42] Life after CrossFit [49:42] Correcting misconceptions  Links: YouTube Series Brookeence.com Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
12/27/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 59 seconds
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Smash PRs With Unilateral Exercises ft. Anders Varner & Theresa Larson - Ep. 70

Anders Varner and Theresa Larson, founders of “The Low Back Fix” are on the show this week. We focus on a few topics including rehabilitation, injury prevention, and how to coach proper movement patterns. You’ll also get to learn more about their new CrossFit Specialty Course “Adaptive Athletes” and why you should be doing more unilateral work! Be sure to check out their website for a free E-book and more info on their seminars that will not only help you move better as an athlete, but also how to spot these patterns and deficiencies as a coach. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [10:37] Assessment & correction [19:29] Why you should be doing unilateral work [37:47] Working with Military personnel [49:47] “What is the worst piece of advice?” [1:00:00] CrossFit Specialty: Adaptive Athletes   Links: The Low Back Fix Movement-RX The Joint by Joint Approach to Training Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
12/20/20161 hour, 13 minutes, 21 seconds
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Barbells, Business & Coaching ft. Travis Mash - Ep.69

Travis Mash from Mash Elite Performance (@masheliteperformance) is on the show this week. Travis is known as one of the strongest American Weightlifters and Powerlifters in his time with an 805lb Squat, 550lb Bench, and 804lb Deadlift, RAW. He’s a great story teller and a successful business owner. More importantly, he’s also known for producing incredible athletes. In this episode, we talk about his famous weightlifting club: “The Farm”, what it takes to be a great weightlifter, what it means to build strength & speed, training stories and more. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:08] “The Farm” [10:12] Future of American weightlifting and its athletes [17:14] Mastering the mundane [23:53] Are there secrets to building power & speed? [33:15] Powerlifting talk [38:05] Coaching style [42:13] Training stories Links: Mash Elite Performance Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
12/12/201659 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Worlds Largest Weightlifting Education Source - Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics - Ep.68

I’ll be speaking with Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics (@catalystathletics) on the show this week. Greg is a former national competitive Weightlifter who has also made a significant name for himself off the platform as an elite Weightlifting Coach. Greg has so much quality content in the Weightlifting community – if you haven’t heard of him before then it’s time you put this guy on your radar. Whether you’re a coach, athlete, or just anyone interested in human movement and athletic development, be sure to check out his website for tons of free knowledge. You’ll find endless articles on weightlifting, nutrition, and general exercise, a vast exercise library, programming, and a ton of traveling seminars. In this week’s episode, we’ll be getting into things like living up to your expectations, getting on an online program, drugs in weightlifting, and business. Enjoy the show. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc. Topics of discussion: [2:55] Background & early childhood [29:55] Getting on an online program [43:29] Drugs & Weightlifting [51:30] Talking business [54:45] Advice for Coaches [1:06:48] Catalyst Athletics Links: Catalyst Athletics Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
12/5/20161 hour, 12 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Tier System ft. NFL's Joe Kenn - Ep. 67

This week, Joe Kenn (@bighousepower), NFL’s Head Strength Coach for the Carolina Panthers is on the show. WARNING: This episode may change the way you train. Are you training a sport with a sport? How do you structure your exercise order & movement categories? We’ll be covering that and more in this episode, as well as Joe’s coveted “Tier System”, a systematic program design model, and the power of movement before muscle. This entire episode is one huge knowledge bomb. Make sure to check out Joe’s website to learn more about his methodology and The Tier System. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: [6:24] – Joe’s background in Strength & Conditioning [11:08] – Prioritized training   [17:35] – How The Tier System started [19:13] – Fundamentals of The Tier System [23:42] – Implementing The Tier System & Block Zero Training [34:22] – Structured goal setting [42:49} – In-Season training [45:50] – The cutting edge in Recovery [58:15] – Big names in Strength & Conditioning [1:01:08] – GPS tracking   Links: Big House Power Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
11/28/20161 hour, 18 minutes, 28 seconds
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Coaching Games athletes ft. Jami Tikkanen - Ep.66

Interview with Elite Coach, Jami Tikkanen (@jamitikkanen). Some of you may recognize Jami for his work with Annie Thorisdottir and Bjorgvin Guomundsson during the CrossFit Games. In this episode, we will get into Jami’s online training platform “The Training Plan”, as well as tips for goal setting, and discussing the differences in training for the Open, Regionals, and the Games. Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503 Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.   Topics of discussion: 7:10 -  Finding success as a Coach/Athlete 10:20 – Goal setting system 14:35 – Role models 16:20 – The Training Plan 23:48 – Open, Regionals, Games prep-training 31:05 – How to reach your goals and live a better life 39:06 – “Shiny Object Syndrome” 44:05 – Remote Coaching 45:35 – Developing as a Coach   Recommended literature: Resilience by Eric Greitens Self-Coaching 101 by Brooke Castillo 10-Minute Mental Toughness by Jason Selk ZenPencils – Inspirational cartoons   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
11/21/201650 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to eat for performance, transformation, or lifestyle w/ Adee Cazayoux - Ep.65

This week I will be diving into all things macros, dieting, and nutrition with Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux) of Working Against Gravity. Working Against Gravity is a fast growing online nutritional programming company designed to give you the exact guidance you need to meet your fitness and nutritional goals with the help of your very one 1-on-1 coach. In this episode, we go over what it takes to make a huge transformation, dieting goals, what makes WAG so successful, and a few recommended resources for those interested in learning more about dieting philosophy.   Topics of discussion:   [3:45] What’s the best thing about WAG? [5:50] What it takes to make a huge transformation [10:24] Programs for Games Athletes VS Average Joe/ Jane [15:30] The nutritional pyramid “The Muscle and Strength Pyramids” by Eric Helms   [18:20] Diet goals: Flexibility vs. Accuracy [25:36] Nutritional differences in men & women [29:00] WAG’s success [33:27] WAG coaching staff “Drive” by Daniel Pink   [40:30] Creating culture through nutrition philosophy [44:00] Future of WAG   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   We’re now on STITCHER – show us some love!   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
11/14/201647 minutes, 40 seconds
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Injury Prevention with NFL Physical Therapist - Graeme Lauriston - Ep. 64

Graeme Lauriston, one of the top Physical Therapists in the country,  (@graemelauriston) is on the show this week. Graeme is the Director of PT at EXOS, formerly Athletes Performance Institute. He is no stranger when it comes to working with top caliber athletes. EXOS is the leader in Strength & Conditioning, working with NFL Combine athletes and MLB Spring trainers alike. In this episode, we will be getting into a variety of popular topics in the PT & Rehab world including injury prevention, tips to improve your mobility, dealing with popping hips/ knees, hamstring recovery, getting out of the sagittal plane and being more functional in life and training. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions this week, enjoy the show! Topics of discussion: [2:19] EXOS, Formerly “Athletes Performance Institute” [7:54] Athlete assessments & performance testing [11:50] The EXOS systems approach [23:22] Tips for working with top professional athletes [27:03] The FMS system & group application [35:05] Getting out of the sagittal plane [41:18] Hamstring injuries: recovery, rehab, prevention [49:02] Pillar activation & recommended literature “Every day is game day” by Mark Verstegen    [55:26] Mobility tips [59:46] Foaming rolling; What is it good for? [1:04:20] Why is your Hip/ Knee popping? [1:07:55] Athlete/ Coach mindset Focus Band – Motion based brain training   [1:16:34] Learning from mistakes [1:22:08] Physical therapy credentials & certifications   If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
11/7/20161 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to live a life of intent with Mike Bledsoe - Ep. 63

This week, I interview my good friend Mike Bledsoe (@mike_bledsoe). Mike is the CEO of Barbell Shrugged and Barbell Business, two very popular podcasts in the CrossFit/ Fitness community. We’ll be diving into a few topics this week such as Mike’s view on nutrition, training, and leadership, as well as tips to improve your focus & attention. We’ll also be getting into some advice for gym owners on how Barbell Business can help improve your box! Topics of discussion:  [4:00] Mike on Self-actualization & Life philosophy   [11:50] Nutrition, Training & Movement [27:01] Fear & Failure [33:30] Leadership & Awareness [41:15] Improved attention & focus [51:45] Talking business & social media [59:30] Barbell Business [1:01:15] Barbell Logic   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
10/31/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to optimize your performance with blood tracking ft. Mike Tarnapoll - Ep.62

Interview with Mike Tarnapoll (@mike_tarnapoll) of InsideTracker. When was the last time you had an intervention? InsideTracker is the leader in sophisticated, science-based blood analytics, tailored just for you in order to help you optimize your life in all aspects of wellness. These guys can hook you up with personalized nutrition, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations that will help you boost your energy and increase your athletic performance. In this episode, we will be getting into common deficiencies amongst CrossFitters, the aging process, and the science behind blood work in relation to health, longevity, performance, and recovery. Train smarter and discover how healthy you are on the inside, with InsideTracker. Enjoy the show. Topics of discussion [2:21] InsideTracker & the science behind blood work [6:29] Blood tracking & why it’s useful [14:30] Common deficiencies in CrossFitters [21:35] Different tests for different athletes [24:29] Blood differences between elite athletes & average Joes [30:20] The aging process [33:18] Longevity VS. Nutrition & Supplementation [41:09] The future of blood tracking   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
10/29/201650 minutes, 30 seconds
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10x your recovery with the science of perfect sleep w/ Dr. Allison Brager - Ep.61

Dr. Allison Brager (@docjockzzz) is interviewed on the show this week. She's a 2013 CrossFit Games; Teams Athlete, Neuroscientist and Sleep & Recovery researcher. We’re here to talk about the benefits of sleep and recovery for elite athletes, “Wim Hof” breathing, what your DNA/ genotype says about you, and why you should be sleeping naked. We’ve got a ton of information in this one that will help you not only recover better but ultimately train better. Be sure to check out Allison’s book below! Topics of discussion: [1:38] Allison’s background [7:11] Two stages of sleep and their effects on recovery [10:45] Optimal sleep; quantity vs. quality [12:33] Sleep deprivation, Genotypes and more on what your DNA can tell you 23andMe – DNA Testing/ genotype DNAFit – DNA Testing for Fitness & Diet   [17:47] How to get the best night of sleep & forming good sleep habits [20:05] The science behind the “Sleep Cycle” App [23:27] Meditation & “Wim Hof” breathing [25:35] Thoughts on polyphasic sleep [27:45] Thoughts/ research on naps [30:12] Effects of alcohol & marijuana on sleep [38:24] The future of sleep technology   Book(s): Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain by Allison Brager If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength Thank you all for the support!
10/17/201644 minutes, 57 seconds
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Death Bed to 100 Mile Race in 6 months with Bryce Astill - Ep. 60

My good friend Bryce Astill (@bryceastill) is on the show this week. Bryce spent 10 days in ICU in critical condition while in Peru and gave both friends and family the scare of a lifetime. Not only was he able to bounce back with a full recovery, but in less than 6 months he ran a 100-mile ultra-marathon in less than 24 hours. His story is one of perseverance, gratitude, and adapting to whatever life throws at you. In this episode Bryce recounts his near death experience in Peru and leaves us with a few questions we should be asking ourselves; Are you being the best version of yourself? Are you tapping into your full potential? How will you overcome setbacks in life? Topics of discussion: [2:27] Near death in Peru [14:40] A new life perspective [17:05] Authenticity & sober living [22:06] Recovering & working with Active Life RX [30:40] Ultra Marathon: “The Bear 100” [51:06] Tapping into your potential [55:00] Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable [58:58] A message for the listeners If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength Thank you all for the support!
10/10/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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What you should know about building strength ft. Jake Hutton - Ep.59

This week we’ll be going into the mind of Strength Coach, Jake Hutton (@jacobhutton1). I first met Jake at Southern Utah University and since then he’s been a good friend and a great mentor in the world of Strength & Conditioning. This guy definitely knows his shit when it comes to gaining strength and building mass. In this episode, Jake shares a wealth of knowledge regarding strength methodologies, speed work, the importance of change-of-direction, preventing injuries with dynamic warm-ups, and how to be 250lb of muscle and super flexible. There’s a ton of information in this one including some recommended resources for you to follow up on. Enjoy the show. Topics of discussion: [3:10] Jake’s background [4:55] The “Tier System” of training Coach's Strength Training Playbook by Joe Kenn The Foundation of the Tier System of Training (VIDEO)   [10:21] Training sport athletes [14:16] Speed work [19:55] Speed drills [23:44] Post-activation potentiation [28:00] Triphasic training & eccentric/ isometric philosophy [31:50] Putting on mass as a CrossFit athlete [37:56] Change of direction work [39:33] Injury prevention & Dynamic warm-ups [44:55] 250lb & super flexible The Tim Ferris Show ft. Coach Sommer (Part 1) The Tim Ferris Show ft. Coach Sommer (Part 2)   [47:45] Resources for Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, Health/ Wellness… etc. Bullet Proof Executive Podcast Strength Sensei Blog – Charles Poliquin Joint-by-Joint Approach to Training by Mike Boyle   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
10/3/201652 minutes, 52 seconds
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Creating value in your life and business ft. Aaron Hinde of FitAid - Ep58

Aaron Hinde (@aaronhinde), Co-creator of FitAid is interviewed on the show this week. This episode is all about taking risks, following your passion, and starting a successful business. As you’ll hear, Aaron started off as a successful Chiropractor who eventually took a leap of faith and started FitAid and turned it into what it is today. This episode contains tons of tips and advice for gym owners and business owners trying to reach the next level. We will be getting into effective leadership, creating value for others, the power of thinking big, and a few things that Aaron has done to guide himself through tough times and creating lifelong customers. Links: LIFEAID Beverage Company @fitaid Topics of discussion: [1:15] Burning Man [4:57] Life before FitAid [10:00] Mobility, Staying healthy, Training smart [14:15] Taking the jump; leaving Chiropractic practice and starting FitAid [20:04] Power of thinking big [21:28] Filtering opportunities; how to choose the right opportunity for you [24:30] Fear of failure and guiding yourself through tough times [27:28] Effective leadership [33:59] How to create lifelong customers [39:45] Creating value, using metrics to grow your gym/ business, Direct Marketing resources I Love Marketing – Podcast Barbell Business – Podcast   [49:58] Last message for listeners If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength Thank you all for the support!
9/26/201652 minutes, 58 seconds
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"How I Became The First Female Strength Coach in MLB" ft. Rachel Balkovec - Ep. 57

Rachel Balkovec (@rachel.balkovec), the first female Strength Coach in the MLB is on the show this week. Rachel is the opposite of an overnight success, and a great example of what happens when you believe in yourself, know your purpose and never give up on your dreams. As you will hear in this episode, getting a team to hire her for a role normally occupied by men was no easy feat, but nonetheless, Rachel is in a league of her own and she continues to break down barriers with the Astros Latin American conditioning program. In this episode, we get into coaching mentality and leading by example, working with new athletes, and why you should constantly be going outside of your comfort zone. Social Media: Twitter Topics of discussion: [2:19] Working at LSU [5:08] Leadership & Coaching mentality [10:05] How Rachel became the 1st female Strength Coach in the MLB [17:24] Being a female in a masculine industry & stepping outside of your comfort zone [32:10] Coaching goals, working with new athletes, and mental skills development [39:29] Leading by example/ lifting heavy as a Strength Coach [47:55] Differences & common characteristics in “good, better, and best” athletes [49:45] The dichotomy of quitting [52:38] Thoughts on CrossFit [1:00:35] Training females vs. males [1:03:22] Books/ recommended resources Relentless by Tim Grover Mindset by Carol Dweck The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh   If you LOVE this podcast, please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength. Thank you all for the support.
9/19/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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Brute Programming 101 - Ep. 56

In this episode, I interview some of our Coaches from the Brute team; Nick Fowler (@thenickfowler), Adrian Conway (@adrianconway_), and the Vanilla Gorilla: Jacob Hutton (@jacobhutton1). We begin by dialing things back to when Brute Strength just started and how it has evolved into what it is today. Still deciding if Brute Strength is for you? Then tune in as our coaches break down some of the fundamentals that have helped many of our athletes reach the next level, and how you can apply it to your own programming. Whether you are trying to make it to The Games/ Regionals, or just trying to look better naked, Brute Strength has a program for you. We will be tackling some of the most common questions we get from the CrossFit and Weightlifting community regarding nutrition, strength work, fat loss, and programming. Enjoy the show! Links: T-Nation Charles Poliquin   Topics of discussion: [1:30] Brute Strength programming & our Coaches [4:45] Nick Fowler & the Brute program  [8:09] Adrian Conway on Brute programming  [15:35] Games prep: Brute Compete [18:27] How to structure your training when you only have a limited amount of time to dedicate [24:10] Mistakes people make in their programming   [33:00] Jacob Hutton on Brute Body & Strength progressions [40:05] Credible resources for Strength work (Check the LINKS section above)  [43:11] Weightlifting & Brute OLY [45:00] FAQs  [48:28] Goal setting If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes Brute higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength    
9/12/201656 minutes, 23 seconds
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Brain Hacking, Consciousness, and the Science of Sleep - Ep. 55

Dr. Leslie Sherlin joins us on the show this week. We pick up right where things off on a previous episode with Michael Gervais. Leslie is a professional brain hacker and CEO/Co-founder of SenseLabs; the leading innovator in brain training. We’ll be getting into how the brain contributes to the way we think, feel, behave, and perform, as well as what happens in “high stakes” moments, Leslie’s new App “Sense Sleep”, and simple exercises that will boost your productivity. There’s so much more I can say about this episode but you’re better off just pressing play. Enjoy the show.   **Also side note, my audio cut out at the very end which is why it is a little abrupt.** Links: SenseLabs Versus Headset – Unlock your full potential through improved brain performance Leslie Sherlin, PHD – Official Website Sense Sleep – Official App Topics of Discussion: [2:45] Who is Leslie Sherlin [6:45] What is brain-mapping? [10:35] How can we use brain-mapping? [20:30] How to implement brain-mapping techniques into your daily routine [22:12] Why are breathing techniques so important & What does it do for you? [24:48] Vagal tones [25:25 More on brain waves & Our decision making process in “high stakes” moments [27:40] Consciousness, Awareness, & How to train better [30:05] Neuroplasticity [40:44] Leslie’s company – SenseLabs [42:25] The science of sleep/ recovery [52:25] Simple exercise that can help you become more productive   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes Brute higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength  
9/5/201659 minutes, 2 seconds
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Functional medicine and dieting for performance w/ Dr. House - Ep. 54

Dr. Ben House (@dr_ben_house) is interviewed this week. Strap in because it’s not long before we start geeking out on topics like mindfulness, meditation, dieting, the human body and especially functional medicine. You will quickly learn that Ben is not your ordinary Doctor, but one with a passion for superior athletic performance through holistic functional practice. This guy is all about finding problems before they start and helping you make quality decisions about your health. Join us as we dive into things like; what you should be asking your doctor, high fat diet, nutrient timing,  gluten and much, much more.   Links:   Dr. House - Functional medicine Facebook @casa_colibri   Topics of discussion:   [5:03] Living wholeheartedly and without distractions [7:45] Mindfulness practice, thoughts & actions [11:43] What is functional medicine? [17:39] What things should you be asking your doctor? [21:10] Performance diet [29:14] Metabolic flexibility [30:24] High fat diet [38:28] What you should know about gluten   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
8/29/20161 hour, 45 seconds
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Cold, Tired, Hungry & "Hallucinating" w/ Joe De Sena - Ep. 53

Best-selling author, and CEO/ co-founder of The Death Race and the Spartan Race; Joe De Sena is on the show this week. Joe is an amazing story teller and an even better mentor. In this episode, we’ll be getting into his new book “Spartan Fit!”, a 30 day challenge that will help you transform your body and mind. Take my word for it and put this one on your reading list, link below. This episode is about pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone and demanding transformation. You’ll get to hear some of Joe’s personal stories and valuable lessons that we can all take away including how he runs his business, motivating others and giving people the tools to better deal with life.   Links: Spartan Race Death Race Spartan X   Books: Spartan Fit! – Joe De Sena Spartan Up! – Joe De Sena   Topics of discussion: [1:45] The Alaska story [9:00] Marathon Monks [13:25] Entrepreneurship & making money [19:55] “On the edge of death” – where transformation happens [29:50] Spartan X [40:38] Business & learning [49:29] Spartan Fit!   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.   Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
8/22/201654 minutes, 30 seconds
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Performance Psychology, Mindfulness, Self-Mastery ft. Michael Gervais - Ep. 52

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, we’ll be talking all about the Mind & Performance Psychology. I had the chance to interview Michael Gervais (@michaelgervais), a highly decorated Sports Psychologist for the Seattle Sea Hawks, regarding some of the common mental attributes in today’s top level performers. We’ll be getting into things like mindfulness, brain mapping, gratitude journaling, and a bunch of tips and tricks that you can start applying to your daily routine today. Join us as we begin going down the path to mastery & self-discovery. Links: Finding Mastery | Win Forever | Instagram Topics of discussion: [1:40] Psychology Understanding how the minds works Working with the Seattle Sea Hawks   [7:35] Daily practices that will help keep you in the Present How to train your mind Self-Discovery   [10:10] 3-Tips to help figuring out who you are Understanding your thoughts   [15:15] Journaling & Why you should be doing it [27:42] Motivation [35:30] Vulnerability, Openness, and Growth [38:19] Brain mapping 4 Brain waves (Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta)   [47:00] Team work, Team building [55:55] Felix Baumgartner & overcoming fear Red Bull Stratos Project   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes Brute higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
8/15/20161 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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Dana Linn and Rob Bailey on building your body, brand and relationship - Ep. 51

 Dana Linn Bailey (@danalinnbailey) and Rob Bailey (@robfuckingbailey), two big names in the Body Building and Physique world are on the show this week. In this episode, we get into the early parts of Dana’s competitive bodybuilding and physique career, launching a successful gym and clothing brand, and of course, lifting heavy shit. These guys are a result of hard work, dedication, and crushing it in the gym - it’s no surprise to see how successful they’ve become. Enjoy the show.   Snapchat: HeyitsDLB | KillRobBailey Twitter: @daydayknucks Links: Run Everything Labs – Supplements Flag Nor Fail – Clothing danalinnbailey.com SpeedWarHouse Hustle Standard – Artist page Topics of discussion: [2:25] Dana on being fit before it was cool [13:26] Going against the norm & being yourself [23:30] Making a busy relationship work [27:50] Clothing line: Flag Nor Fail [31:44] Working out/ training style [35:55] Misconceptions about building mass [37:35] Nutrition & How to make a diet work Intermittent fasting – Article   [41:55] Chef Rob Bailey [43:30] Fears   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes Brute higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
8/8/201655 minutes, 58 seconds
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Running, Endurance training, and Building an engine - Ep. 50

Endurance Coach, Nate Helming (@natehelming) is on the show this week. He's here to answer a lot of your questions about running and endurance training including; how often you should be running, how to get over the mental aspects of running, breathing tips, popular running shoes, and his project "The Run Experience", which helps CrossFitters add more running into their programming. Topics of discussion: [1:15] Intro, Background, San Francisco CrossFit How Nate fixed a hamstring injury Finding CrossFit   [12:15] How CrossFit changed Nate's training as an endurance athlete [17:34] Running & CrossFit Building an engine   [23:20] Why do some people HATE running? [24:07] How much you should be running as an Open athlete [26:03] How to train endurance [29:30] Aerobic benefits Breathing The "nose breathing mile" – TRY THIS!!!   [35:00] Jeff Galloway The "Run-Walk" method   [39:05] Minimalist shoes VS. Maximalist shoes [47:54] Mental aspects of running   Reviews If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
8/1/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lessons from the underground strength gym and the relentless pursuit of excellence - Ep. 49

Zach Even-Esh (@zevenesh), founder of the Underground Strength Gym is on the show. If you love coaching athletes then this episode is for you. Zach went from being a school teacher to building a Strength & Conditioning empire. His passion is to help athletes not only crush it in the gym but crush it in life while staying true to yourself and following your dreams. This episode takes off right from the beginning, once he gets going there’s no stopping him. There’s a lot to soak in from this episode so sit back, take it all in, and enjoy. Links: Website Underground Strength Get Certified – Underground Strength Certification  Twitter Topics of discussion: [0:55] Intro – who is Zach Even-Esh? Working out at a young age Educating yourself Passion for Body Building   [4:23] Andre “The Giant” Zach’s time in Israel Getting out of Body Building & training for strength Training wrestlers & football players   [16:00] Turning a passion into a business Underground Strength Gyms   [19:48] Training athletes Physical & Mental training philosophy Working with younger generations   [23:50] Finding a mentor Joe DeFranco Being relentless & seeking out excellence Training for character   [37:46] Advice for young Coaches Making a living as a Strength Coach Finding clients/ getting your name out How to grow your gym   [49:57] Working with kids Notable mentions: EliteFTS Westside-Barbell   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes Brute higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
7/25/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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Business, Fitness and Relationships ft. Christmas Abbott - Ep. 48

This week I interview CrossFit celebrity Christmas Abbott (@christmasabbott). We talk about The CrossFit Games, Relationships, Success, and what happened when she bombed the American Open on the clean & jerk. For those of you who don’t know her – she’s tough, tattooed, and she can kick your ass. She can also teach you a thing or two about getting fit and starting a successful business so be sure to check her out. Enjoy. Links: Official Website  “The Badass Body Diet” – Christmas Abbott   Topics of discussion: [1:05] CrossFit Games [4:50] Dating and Relationships [9:05] Most defining & rewarding moments [14:22] Success & Happiness [21:40] Conquering fear & weaknesses [30:05] Diet & Exercise on the road [33:16] Top 4 career moments [35:10] Bombing the A.O. [40:30] Advice for anyone trying to change their body Diet tips   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes BrUTE higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
7/18/201650 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to manage top caliber athletes on and off the floor - Ep. 47

Matt O’Keefe (@okeefmr), the owner of RedLine Gear is on the show. Matt has been an up-and-coming name in the CrossFit community doing a lot of work behind the scenes managing athletes and allowing them to do what they do best; win. Before it all started, Matt was going through the motions as an Insurance salesman. Everything changed when he finally decided to start TEAM Group, a full service athlete management firm that now represents 14 athletes, including Mat Fraser and Brooke Ence. This episode is about taking risks, following your dreams, and loving what you do. Let Matt’s story motivate you to overcome your fears and pursue your passion. Links: TEAM Group RedLine Gear Topics of discussion: [2:05] Introduction – How Matt became an agent [4:40] RedLine Gear & Mat Fraser [6:38] The birth of TEAM Group [8:05] Managing athletes [17:50] Philosophy, Managing Competitions & Business, Challenges [25:27] Loving what you do [42:25] The “Fuck it” moment – starting RedLine   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes BrUTE higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength    
7/11/201646 minutes, 6 seconds
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How I beat drug addiction and won the CrossFit Games ft. Michael Cazayoux - Ep. 46

We're switching things up a bit. I'm the one in the hot seat being interviewed by the wonderful Adee Zukier (@adeezukier). In this episode I’ll be sharing a little bit more about myself, such as my life and family in New Roads, LA, how I overcame drug addiction, winning the CrossFit games, my morning routine, and life after CrossFit. My goal is to inspire as many people as possible and this episode is my chance to demonstrate how anyone can beat the struggles we’re all faced with in life. For me, it was drug addiction, a back injury, and an overwhelming fear of failure. For those of you looking to make a drastic change in your life to better yourself, just know that ANYTHING is possible once you put your mind to it. In this episode, I’ll be sharing a few things that have helped me along the way in hopes that it may also help you on your journey. Thanks for listening. Topics of discussion: [1:40] Growing up in New Roads, LA [3:30] Drug addiction [5:33] My rock bottom moment [9:27] Staying clean [11:25] How I found CrossFit [16:53] Winning the CrossFit Games [18:15] Dealing with Spondylolisthesis [23:25] Life after CrossFit [25:25] Going from Competing to Coaching [27:30] Taking a leap of faith [35:19] How I deal with the fear of failure [36:50] My morning routine [37:40] Meditation How to meditate – Sam Harris (YouTube) The HeadSpace App   [38:38] How to start good habits [40:05] Book recommendation: “The Perfect Day Formula” – Craig Ballantyne   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes Brute higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength
7/5/201641 minutes, 29 seconds
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How the fittest woman on earth thinks, trains, and thrives - Ep. 45

Katrin Davidsdottir (@katrintanja), the reigning champion of the 2015 CrossFit Games is interviewed on the show this week. This one is about hard work, sacrifice, and how bad you really want it. Everybody should be taking notes on this one because once you get inside the mind of a champion then it’s easy to see why they’re number one. If you like this episode, then you’re going to like Episode 42 with Sports Psychologist; Justin Su’a. Check the notes below for some recommended literature from this episode. Enjoy. Topics of discussion: [2:00] Post regionals, Mastery, and falling in love with the process [8:54] Katrin’s daily habits Diaphragmatic breathing   [12:19] Recommended Sports Psychology books: “Gold Rush: What makes an Olympic Champion” – Michael Johnson “The Champion’s Mind: How great athletes think, train, and thrive” – Jim Afremov   [25:00] Katrin’s relationship with failure [36:28] Sports & Academics [40:15] Body image [44:43] Katrin’s relationship with Sara Sigmundsdottir & Annie Thorisdottir [54:33] Katrin’s message for you listeners Leave a review and let me know what you think: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes BrUTE higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Get at us Instagram @brute.strength
6/27/201656 minutes, 48 seconds
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MobilityWOD, Injury Prevention, Optimal Athletic Performance - Ep. 44

In the words of Kelly Starrett, “there was a time where we thought that being well-conditioned or being brutally strong solved all the problems. We realize now that it doesn’t.” – I couldn’t agree more. Kelly Starrett, @mobilitywod, is a man with many hats: Coach, Physical Therapist, Author, and Founder of Mobility WOD. He is a staple in the CrossFit community helping athletes improve human movement and optimizing athletic performance. He’s been producing instructional content for the CrossFit Community since 2008, and today he’s here to talk about his new book, mobility, injury prevention, and simple lifestyle changes you can do today that will improve your health.  Check the notes below for links to his books and more related content. Topics of discussion: [10:30] Dysfunction Incomplete mechanics & incident level problems The nuance of proper positioning The new revolution in Strength & Conditioning   [15:10] Corrective exercises Skill transfer exercise Position transfer exercise   [17:23] Working with Mike Burgener [22:04] Ego [25:13] Characteristics of a Master [28:20] New book: “Deskbound: Standing Up to a Siting World” – Kelly Starrett [34:39] Quick lifestyle changes that will have a huge impact on your well-being Optional sitting & Non-optional sitting   [44:00] Stretching advice/ technique Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)   [48:35] Becoming a Master Coach [1:00:18] What you need to know about ice baths & why you should be doing them Books: “Becoming a Supple Leopard” – Kelly Starrett “Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World” – Kelly Starrett “Extreme Ownership” – Jocko Willink Other links: MobilityWOD – Website @mobilitywod – Twitter Mobility & PNF Stretching - Article Skill-transfer exercises – 6 part video series w/ Kelly Starrett  Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
6/20/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Dos and Don'ts to Fat Loss, Strength Building and More - Ep. 43

In this episode, I sit down with Jake (@jacobhutton1) and Sunny Hutton (@sunnyhutton), Head Coaches of Brute Body. I’ll be asking them a lot of your questions about body transformation, including how to build more muscle, how to get stronger legs, and how to get a better ass and bigger chest. Tune in for some nutrition and dieting techniques including carb back-loading, carb cycling, living the paleo lifestyle and finally what makes Brute Body so unique compared to CrossFit or other body transformation programs. If you’re hitting plateaus and not seeing the results you’re looking for then that’s because you’re not on Brute Body, come check out what all the fuss is about Click here for your SPECIAL OFFER Topics of discussion: [3:38] What does it take to make a full body transformation? [6:50] Some things that are holding you back that you might not be aware of [8:59] What you need to know in order to change your body [12:15] Jake’s advice for those looking to make a body and lifestyle change [14:53] CrossFit vs. Brute Body [16:53] What to do when you’re training hard and still hitting plateaus [19:25] What is carb back-loading? “Eating carbs to get lean” – John Kiefer   [21:09] Nutrition/ Dieting   Carb cycling Paleo   [36:30] Building muscle with Hypertrophy work [40:15] What to expect with Brute Body Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
6/14/201642 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Body Achieves What The Mind Believes - Ep. 42

In this episode, we meet Justin Su’a (@justinsua), Mental Skills Coordinator for the Boston Red Sox. Justin studied Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Utah and has been developing a new breed of athlete ever since. Every day, Justin helps athletes bridge the gap between physical strength and mental strength; teaching them how to overcome adversity, and smile in the face of failure. And now he’s here to do the same for you. Success always starts with failure – however for some, failure is a speed bump while for others it’s a road block. Do you know the right way to react to failure? As an athlete, we face a new set of challenges every day. The difference is how we react and adapt to these challenges that will separate us from the pack. If you’ve been struggling to take your game to the next level then maybe the answer isn’t more physical training, but instead mental training. When you reach an elite level, 90% is mental and 10% is physical. You are competing against yourself, not against other athletes. With that being said, it’s time to let the master do his work, enjoy. Topics of Discussion: [3:57] What is Sports Psychology? [13:15] Growth mindset VS. Fixed mindset – which one are you? [20:15] The power of purpose [22:13] 3 Questions that will help you find your purpose [25:38] Common mental barriers & How to overcome any obstacle [30:07] Building confidence [33:55] “You give power to what you focus on…” [36:45] What are the best doing that others aren’t? [41:20] Claiming ownership [47:17] 3 ways to change your mindset and take control of your thoughts [51:05] Mindfulness, Breathing, Meditation Books Discussed: “Mindset” – Carol Dweck “Resilience” – Eric Greitens “Extreme Ownership” – Jocko Willink “Succeed” – Heidi Grant Halvorson “Mind Gym” – Gary Mack “Parent Pep Talks” – Justin Su’a   Other links: HeadSpace – Treat your head right Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength      
6/6/201659 minutes, 54 seconds
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We all squat, pull, snatch, but what do the best do differently - Ep. 41

This week's episode covers tips from Brute’s strong boys – Jeff Wittmer and Matt Bruce.Olympic Weightlifting is gaining high notoriety in the US as the years go on. Whether you’re new to weightlifting or a seasoned athlete, these guys are here to help you to learn how to assess your body, improve your techniques, and reach new PRs. Be sure to check out the Brute OLY program after the episode! Topics of discussion: [2:00] Getting introduced to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting [12:00] What makes a good Weightlifting program? [17:20] How to get the most out of an online program like Brute OLY [19:43] Listen to your body – how to recognize when you’re over training [21:59] Assessing your performance & avoiding a plateau [21:59] Tips to help you get through your first competition [26:42] Biggest mistakes people make the week before competition [29:00] Triple Extension vs. the Catapult Method [36:25] Dynamic strength vs. Absolute strength [42:16] Weightlifting for CrossFit athletes (programming) [46:16] How to improve your technique if you don’t have a coach [50:19] Long term consequences of the conjugate method for powerlifting [54:50] Training alone & staying motivated [1:05:49] When should you wear a built?   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/30/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Program for Competitive athletes w/ Nick Fowler - Ep. 40

Brute Strength’s very own programming guru and Director of Strength & Conditioning, Nick Fowler is interviewed on the show this week. In this epi, ode we’re lifting the hood so you can really get a feel for Brute’s training methodologies, and a look into how we’re getting athletes ready for The Crossfit Games. Whether you’re an aspiring Games athlete or a coach looking to take your athletes to the next level, this episode is for you.  We’ll be getting into athlete assessments, creating a program, training for strength vs. training for endurance, and a couple of things to avoid along the way – so get ready! More Nick Fowler here: Instagram: @theNickFowler Facebook: Nick Fowler Affiliate Gym: Massif Athletics Click here to sign up for our Games Prep/ Compete programs for only $10 on your first month. Promo-code: BruteNick Offer expires June 6, 2016. Topics of discussion: [1:00] How Nick Fowler got started with human physiology and programming [6:04] Educational sources/ recommended books “Supertraining” – Dr. MInstel Siff (book) “Tip of the Day” – Charles Poliquin (blog) “Gym Jones” – Mark Twight (blog) Max El-Hag (mentor) Lyle McDonald (mentor)   [11:00] Programming for athletes [11:55] Assessing an athlete [15:58] Creating a programming/ Figuring out what you’re training for [17:15] How building your aerobics base will increase muscle endurance [18:50] Endurance Pyramid [19:58] Advice for athletes looking to get stronger Slow strength work Structural strength   [24:10] “Can you get stronger with metcons?” [27:14] The RIGHT way too lift heavy The 4-hour rule   [32:40] Concurrent signals – avoid this! [36:30] How to gain strength without sacrificing endurance [44:33] Building a strong gymnastics foundation [51:43] What you need in order to become a Games athlete Mobility Hormonal health Sleep/ recovery Lifestyle/ stress Nutrition   [1:07:05] Quick advice for all coaches Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/23/20161 hour, 15 minutes, 19 seconds
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Eating disorders, Weight loss, and Body Transformation with Heidi Powell - Ep. 39

In this episode I interview T.V. co-host to ABC’s docu-series; Extreme Weight Loss, Heidi Powell. In her words, “everyone’s dealing with something […] we all have some skeletons in the closet.” Heidi is a great example of how you can overcome your demons and transform your life. We get to hear firsthand how she overcame her eating disorder through the love and support of friends and family, and of course, through fitness. Addiction is a scary thing. Studies indicate that 30+ million people are suffering from drug abuse, and/or eating disorders nationwide. Change can be equally as frightening, but what if you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction or health disorder and change is no longer just an option, but necessary for survival? The answer is that you are not alone and these problems are 100% fixable. More than 40% of people’s daily activities come from formed habits. Tune in to learn how you can take control of your life by forming good habits that will beat your addiction. No one is perfect, so if you or someone you know is struggling with any sort of disorder or addiction then it’s never too late to turn your life around – all that is required is compassion, humility, willingness change, and most importantly, finding your “Why?” For more Heidi Powell – Click below: Instagram -- Twitter -- Faceboook -- Blog Topics of discussion: [4:04] Suffering from an eating disorder What does E.D. mean? What are some forms of E.D.?   [13:40] Addiction [15:00] Replacing a bad addiction with a healthy addiction [16:40] Advice for anyone currently struggling/ recovering from addiction [20:33] How to approach a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder [31:16] How to form new habits [45:00] Knowing your “why” vs. Knowing your “what” [48:08] How to find your “why” Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/16/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to develop 10 years of weightlifting experience in 24 months - Ep. 38

This week I interview National Weightlifting Champion, Mattie Rogers. After just 3 years in the sport, she’s already become one of the best in the world in her class and is making moves towards joining the 2016 Rio Olympic Games – did I mention she’s not even 21 yet?! Not only that, but she’s consistently going 6/6 on her competition lifts, or in other words, she’s no joke. In this episode we talk about mental preparation, team mentality, how to approach your first competition lift, and how she went from gymnastics, to cheer leading, to CrossFit, to National Weightlifting Champion and a whole lot more. Want more Mattie Rogers? – Click below: Instagram: @mattiecakesssss Facebook: Mattie Rogers – Athlete Page Topics of discussion: [4:55] Going 6/6 on your lifts & calming your nerves [7:00] Working with Coach Danny Camargo Camargo’s OLY Concepts Zygmunt Smalcerz, Olympic Training Center   [8:30] Setting the Junior & Senior American records [10:10] Setting standards for yourself & How to stay ahead of your competition [11:45] “We decided to move up in weight class… and from that moment on it’s been craaazzyy” [13:45] Team mentality – “we” VS. “me” [14:45] Bombing the snatch in the American Open [16:38] Prepping the week before a competition [117:45] Do’s & Don’ts for competition day [18:22] Competition rituals [19:20] Mental preparation Approaching your 1st lift in competition Missing a lift in competition   [23:30] Role models Jenny Arthur   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/9/201628 minutes, 39 seconds
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Rituals, Imagery, Self-Discovery and more with Jessica Lucero - Ep. 37

It’s time to meet Jessica Lucero. For those of you who might be less familiar, Jessica is the reigning National ChampionWeightlifter in the 58-kilo category and also the American record-holder in the snatch in her weight group. She has over a decade ofexperience under her belt in the world of weightlifting and hasshown tremendous progress in her career in the last two years alonewhich may very well propel her into claiming a spot in the women’sNational Olympic Team. In this episode we get to hear what it’s like being in the trenches; from working with sports psychologists, to how bacon and pancakes can be your missing ingredient for setting PR’s, and a very interesting tool called Sports ImageryTraining. Want to get to know Jessica even more? – Follow her on social media: Instagram: @JessicaLucero9 Twitter: @jessicalucero97 Snapchat: JessicaS979 Topics of discussion: [3:30] Being yourself will always work better than trying to be like your idols [6:23] Avoiding negativity [9:00] How focusing too much on others can actually hurt you Know YOUR body, focus on YOUR weaknesses instead of someone else's strengths Making false idols [13:15] How Jessica went from missing all her lifts in 2014 to setting the new American snatch record Click here to see Jessica break the American snatch record [15:49] Finding motivation in weightlifting Stay focused & get in the zone Have fun & enjoy the process Remaining present [29:02] Sports Imagery Training – Do’s & Don't Click here to learn more – Techniques & Tips [35:30] Diet/ Nutrition Working AgainstGravity [45:08] Role models & other weightlifters Aimee Everett Natalie (Woolfolk)Burgener Carissa Gump Cara Heads   Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me tokeep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thankyou all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength
5/2/201646 minutes, 10 seconds
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The biggest imbalances and deficiencies in Crossfitters - Ep. 36

In this episode, I link up with the guys from Active Life RX to go over some of their injury prevention techniques including end-range strength & mobility, how to strengthen your tendons/ joints with tempo work, and structural balancing for your shoulders, ankle, hips, and more. Injuries can be one of the most devastating experiences that athletes, or anyone for the matter, can go through. Not only can it completely halt all progress, but it can be a huge emotional and mental blow to all of the hard work you’ve already put in – so why wait until an injury to start caring for your body? It’s always better to be proactive than reactive and that’s exactly why you need to learn about “Performance Care” with @activeliferx Click here to sign-up for Performance Care now. Topics of discussion: [3:28] Elite athletes on the Active Life Rx program [7:15] Program/ philosophy [10:25] How you can gain strength in end-range movements  [15:10] Why you should include carrying & holds into your workouts [18:05] Tips for incorporating holds into your workouts [21:36] What can Active Life RX do for you? [29:25] Tempo work – what does it do & how does it work? [33:50] The ActiveLifeRx quality  [43:10] Success stories [49:07] Properly assessing injuries and learning how to prevent them Links: Check out our video podcast with Active Life RX from episode 4 here Click here to sign-up for Performance Care now. Reviews: If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength  
4/26/201656 minutes, 25 seconds
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Youngest American to C&J 400lbs...ever. Ep - 35

California native, Ian Wilson began weightlifting at the age of 12. Fast forward 4 years later and he became the youngest American to clean & jerk 400lbs. As the sport of weightlifting increases in popularity in the U.S., so are Ian’s PR’s. How many 22 year olds do you know that are Front Squatting 540lbs? Go find the video on Instagram @iwilson1894, watching this dude lift is inspiring. Big shout out to everyone who sent in some questions for this podcasts. In this episode we were able to get into Ian’s programming and how it’s evolved since he first started, his advice for beginners in the sport of weightlifting, role models like Butch Curry, Martin Pashov, Ivan Abadjiev and more. You’ll get to learn about his competition prep & training, why tapering can be so difficult, coming back from a shoulder injury, and even some tips for tall weightlifters. Enjoy the show. Topics of discussion: [5:30] Ian’s programming [6:48] Advice for beginners in weightlifting [7:50] Common lifting mistakes [8:40] Biggest role models: Butch Curry, Martin Pashov, Ivan Abadjiev Pyrros Dimas vs. Marc Huster 1998 Weightlifting Battle [11:00] How surrounding yourself with people who are better than you can get you to PR faster [15:19] Learn how Ian preps for competitions & his opinions on tapering [17:55] Morning rituals for competition & why you need to stop over thinking!  [21:20] What are some of the best things to do for rotator cuff injuries & rehab? [23:45] Trick lifts from Hysen Pulaku and Drew Canavero – you have to check these out: Hysen Pulaku 150kg Squat Jerk Drew Canavero 220lb Frankenstein Split Jerk [29:05] Some tips for tall weightlifters [30:50] Leg strength + Back whip = Bigger lifts [32:09] Why doesn’t Ian Wilson do Low Back Squats? If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength and check us out at brutestrengthtrainging.com
4/18/201640 minutes, 46 seconds
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Champions are built in the mind first with Ben Bergeron - Ep. 34

What do Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir have in common? That’s right, Ben Bergeron. Whether you are an athlete trying to get to The Games or an affiliate owner trying to change lives and improve your community, Ben is the guy you want to be learning from. Join me as we learn about Ben’s coaching philosophy, programming, and his constant pursuit of excellence both in and outside of the gym. After this episode you’re going to want to head over to CompTrain and Business of Excellence. Trust me, you’ll be upset you didn’t find these gems sooner. Topics of discussion: [2:40] “Putting first things first” [4:08] Urgency VS. Importance / How to structure your day, tasks, responsibilities…etc. [10:45] Mat Fraser after the 2015 Crossfit Games [13:55] What do you expect from Games athletes? [14:45] “Work:Recovery” Ratio [15:58] Recovery methods: The “oil change” for the body, Normatec, Flossing… and more. [17:25] HRV “Heart Rate Variability”, Monitoring workouts, Calculating rest days, Assessments, etc. [22:20] Katrin Davidsdottir before & after Ben Bergeron [24:03] Recommendations/ Resources for athletes [26:50] Mistakes in your training that could be holding you back [27:22] Training for The Open VS. training for Regionals [33:48] Ben’s motto for Fitness & Health If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.
4/12/201644 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bulletproof Your Body and PR All Your lifts with Julien Pineau of Strongfit - Ep. 33

Julien Pineau, the owner of StrongFit and coach to all Crossfit Invictus athletes, has been involved in sports his entire life. At the age of 10 he was already playing soccer on a National level, and by 18 he found MMA and started his coaching career. He’s a movement specialist trained to visualize and correct proper human movement patterns, no matter what sport you come from. Every sport has its deficiencies, even Crossfit.  So, in other words, Julien is the guy who can teach you how to fix these asymmetries and imbalances and avoid some of the most common injuries suffered by Crossfiters. What’s his secret? HINT: Balance -- I could try to explain this to you myself but it sounds a hell of a lot better with a French accent, enjoy! Topics of interest: [9:45] Principles VS. Methods [13:00] Balance [14:00] Increasing performance through “stress” & how to reach Balance/ Homeostasis [15:00] Deficiencies in Crossfit training & Training all planes of motion – Sagittal, Frontal, Transverse [16:00] Common deficiencies/imbalances in Crossfitters and Olympic lifters [17:30] Why are more and more Crossfitters experiencing shoulder problems? [19:10] Exercises and movements that can help reduce asymmetries – The “squat” of the upper body [21:26] Functional Range Conditioning [24:45] What is Hinging and why is it so important to sports and fitness? [27:27] How to establish proper Hinge movement [32:45] FIX THE HINGE! [37:18] How you should be training your anaerobic system – Low skills, low eccentric [44:00] Be smart about how you build intensity [47:30] Controlling intensity – It’s not what you do, but HOW you do it   If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.
4/4/201658 minutes, 14 seconds
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Noah Ohlsen and How He Plans to Win the CF Games - Ep. 32

Noah Ohlsen Podcast – Show notes Noah Ohlsen has come a long way since starting Crossfit in 2010. Known for his perfect hair and boyish smile, He has won two Crossfit Games regional competitions, and finished 8th at the 2014 & 2015 Games. Tune in to check out his old school method to gaining 30+ pounds of lean muscle, working out with big leagues; Guido Trinidad & Chase Daniels, and his journey to his first Games appearance. It’s time you get familiar with the 8th fittest man in the world because he’s definitely going to be around for a while. If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support. In this episode you’ll learn: [3:12] Dealing with critics and common misconceptions | Staying humble and mentally tough [5:12] How Noah took his game to the next level | Surrounding yourself with people who are better than you | Finding outside motivation [6:00] The infamous wheel barrel incident at the 2015 Crossfit Games | Overcoming set backs [8:55] Noah’s thoughts of Guido as a mentor both in and outside of the gym | Finding good role models [9:43] Who was Noah Ohlsen before Crossfit? [13:30] Noah’s journey to qualifying for his first Crossfit Games [16:02] Competitions outside of Crossfit | ECC, WODapalooza, DXB Fitness [18:58] Going from 155lbs to 190lbs in 24 months | Weight gaining tips [21:12] Noah’s supplement routine [22:52] Tapering & recovering techniques for competitions | Percentage work [25:13] Noah’s thoughts on the 2016 Open | Preparation, Strategy, and Mentality [28:50] Post 2015 Crossfit Games season [31:25] Finding motivation on the off season [32:45] What’s next after Crossfit? | Noah’s plans for the future
3/28/201636 minutes, 59 seconds
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Gymnastics Dr. Nick Sorrel - PRing Your Muscle Ups is easier than performing surgery - Ep. 31

Nick Sorrel has to be one of the best Gymnastic coaches in the Crossfit community. If you’re not already following him on Instagram (@nicksorrel) or working with him in our Brute Strength programs then you should be. This guy has a wealth of knowledge, and this podcast is just the tip of the iceberg. Take some notes or just soak it all in because things are about to get real gym-nasty. In this episode you’ll learn: [2:57] Life is a balancing act. Nick gives us a look into how he is able to manage his time between being a Surgeon, Brute Strength Head Coach, Husband and a Father. [8:17] Collecting accomplishments VS. Collecting moments and living life with a purpose [12:20] How to avoid getting burned out from all the responsibilities that life can throw at you [13:58] Nick’s meaning of Faith, as described in “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis [16:18] Joining the Bruce Barbell/ Brute Strength team [18:30] Pursuing the love of fitness through Coaching [20:07] Implementing gymnastic progressions – “Bruce Barbell Manifesto” [22:04] Common issues for Crossfitters in gymnastics & how Brute Strength makes improvements [23:30] Building gymnastics foundation and establishing basic skills [25:38] Breaking down all Crossfit gymnastics into lesser attributes – Core strength, Pushing strength, Pulling strength, Mobility, Dynamic movement, Positions [27:50] How to build a successful Gymnastics progression [31:08] How Brute Strength – Gymnastics incorporates skill work & skill days into your Crossfit training [34:14] What Brute Strength – Gymnastics can do for you as an athlete/ Crossfit competitor [38:32] The importance of body awareness and good form on the bar [40:13] Flexibility VS. Strength in Crossfit gymnastics [42:02] Biggest mistakes people make while inverted – Scapulohumeral rhythm, spinal accessory nerve [44:00] Tips/ Techniques for better presses and hand stands [46:43] Time under tension and what that means for your HSPUs   Resource Mentioned: Brute Gymnastics Level 1 – a paradigm shift in the way you think about gymnastics. COMING SOON!!!!
3/21/201650 minutes, 14 seconds
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Know Your Why: From Heroin Addict to Crossfit Games Champion - EP. 30

  In this episode, I read my article "Know Your Why" and expand on some of the ideas in it with a recent experience in mind.     I've spent the last two weeks in Lima, Peru as my best friend has been in the ICU over here due to swine flu and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  I've had ample time to contemplate what his death would mean to me, and before I even knew the outcome the experience was profoundly inspiring to me.     My friend Bryce is an extraordinary human being that inspires nearly every person he meets to be a better person, be more vulnerable with others, have more fun, etc.  He's one of the healthiest guys I know.  He's an ultra marathoner (runs 100 miles at a time), he eats a diet full of green veggies and healthy fats, and practices yoga, meditation, and Wim Hoff breathing daily.  The fact that this happened to him tells me that it can happen to anyone, at any time, regardless of how fit and healthy you are.     So I was reminded, as I often am, to do the things I want to do NOW and not later.  Life is too short to wait.  One of the things I'm most passionate is spreading the message of being vulnerable and living a life full of purpose.  Last year I wrote an article on our blog entitled "Know Your Why" which was about my personal journey from drug addiction to winning the Crossfit Games and everything in between.     If you LOVE this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review.  It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings.  Thank you all for the support.     ------   If you liked this episode you might also like the one I did with Chris Powell where we talk about building integrity with yourself to cause massive transformation in you life    or the one with Steve Cook on dealing with fear and self doubt   or the one I did with Adee Zukier on the science of a 6 pack, developing a sense of worthiness and a cultivating better relationship with food.
3/14/201625 minutes, 52 seconds
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From Fit to Fat to Fit with Drew Manning - Ep. 29

Sometime last year my good friend Bruce Pitcher told me about this Fit2Fat2Fit guy that gained a bunch of weight and then lost it.  It wasn't until this interview that I understood the full story behind why Drew Manning did this.  Talk about dedication to your craft!  This guy gained 75 lbs and lost it so that he could relate to his overweight clients better.  Wow.   He and I both agree that the diet and training aren't nearly the biggest factors to successful transformation.  We spend the majority of the time talking about the emotional side. We talked about the highs and lows of his experiment and how he uses that to relate to his clients today.   In this episode you'll learn:   -Drew's original inspiration for the whole experiment   -His diet he used to gain 75lbs of fat   -His diet and training he used to lose it all    -The emotional challenges that come with losing weight   -What he learned about people losing weight, and how trainers can use it to help their clients   Check out the Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit website.     Also check out the Dollar Workout Club, where you pay $1/week for tons of free workouts and content that you can do at your house.  There is literally no excuse to not train when there are resources like this out there.