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May 21, 2018

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.

 

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May 18, 2018

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.

 

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May 14, 2018

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.

 

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May 11, 2018

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.

 

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May 7, 2018

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.

 

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Apr 30, 2018

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.

 

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Apr 23, 2018

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.

 

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Apr 16, 2018

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.

 

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Apr 9, 2018

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.

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Apr 2, 2018

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.

 

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Mar 26, 2018

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.

 

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Mar 19, 2018

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.

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Mar 12, 2018

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.

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Mar 5, 2018

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.

 

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Feb 26, 2018

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.

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Feb 19, 2018

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.

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Feb 12, 2018

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

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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.

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Feb 5, 2018

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

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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.

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Jan 29, 2018

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.

 

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Jan 22, 2018

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.

 

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Jan 15, 2018

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.

 

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Jan 8, 2018

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.

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Dec 26, 2017

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.

 

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Dec 18, 2017

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

geoasan2@gmail.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.

 

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Dec 11, 2017

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

bpbestself@gmail.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.

 

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