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Jul 24, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength I will be interviewing one of the most successful American weightlifters, Chad Vaughn (@olychad). All together, 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 with 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.

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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:

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Jul 17, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I interview Camille Leblanc Bazinet (@camillelbaz). 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!

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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:

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Jul 10, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I interview the specialist from Train, Adapt, Evolve, Patrick Estes and Aaron Davis (@trainadaptevolve). 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 weeks 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!

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Topics of discussion:

[2:45] Viewing athletes as whole systems to drive performance outputs

[6:41] How structure effects function

[10:02] CrossFits lack of movement sphere

[16:30] What you should be implementing in your training (*shownotes)

[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:

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Jul 6, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I interview Noah Kagan (@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 appSumo. 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!

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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:

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Jul 3, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I interview the head endurance coach for Brute, CrossFit Speciality Course Expert, and the coach to about a dozen CrossFit Games Athletes, Chris Hinshaw (@hinshaw363). 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 take aways for how to improve your overall fitness. Enjoy the show!

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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:

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Jun 26, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, 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 too, 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!

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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:

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Jun 19, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I interview former professional powerlifter, owner of Super Training Gym, and Inventor of the Sling Shot, Mark Bell (@marksmellybell). 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!

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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:

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Jun 15, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I discuss the CrossFit Regional pec tears with our Director of Strength & Conditioning, Nick Fowler (@thenickfowler), and our Head Mobility Coach, Dr. Sean Pastuch (@activelifeRX). 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!

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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:

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Jun 12, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing cofounder, director of research and development, and systems designer for The Nuerohacker Collective, Daniel Schmachtenberger. Daniel has background in systems science, social engineering and human behavior. His most current research involves integrative medicine and neurotech 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.

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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 neurohacking

[25:21] Increasing adaptivity in the body

[27:54] Prerequisites to neurohacking

[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:

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Jun 5, 2017

 

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing author, marketer, and entrepreneur, Ryan Holiday. 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.

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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:

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May 29, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m excited to share with you, Ryan Michler. Ryan is the host/ owner of the successful podcast and blog: The Order of Man. 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 home. In this episode we’ll be going back to the roots of masculinity and unlocking the true essence of man.

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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:

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May 22, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing Mike Fitch from Animal Flow and Global Bodyweight Training. Mike is an innovative body-weight 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!

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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:

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May 16, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing eight-time CrossFit Games veteran, James Hobart. 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.

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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:

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May 10, 2017

In this episode of the Brute Strength Podcast I get a chance to interview 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.

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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:

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May 8, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing Cameron Herold. 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!

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Topics of discussion:

[8:20] Vivid vision concept

[11:18] Daily accountability partner

 

[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:

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May 1, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing Aimee Everett from Catalyst Athletics. 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.

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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:

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Apr 24, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m excited to share with you, 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.

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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

  1. You’re not going crazy
  2. Self-Hypnosis, Yoga, Meditation
  3. Live in the moment
  4. Regular exercise
  5. Improve sleep
  6. Improve diet
  7. Supplements/ vitamins
  8. 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.

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Apr 17, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing the voice of RomWOD, Daniel Head. 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.

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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 over-stretched

[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:

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Apr 10, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing Brute Athlete, Jacob Heppner. 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!

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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:

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Apr 3, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing CJ Martin, the mastermind behind CrossFit Invictus. 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!

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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?

 

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Mar 28, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing Craig Ballantyne. 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.

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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:
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Turbulence Training

freeperfectdaybook.com

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Mar 20, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast 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. 

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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:
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Mar 13, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing one of the best Speed Coaches in the country, Kurt Hester. 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.

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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:

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Mar 6, 2017

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, 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.

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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 
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Reviews:

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Mar 4, 2017

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!

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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:

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