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Jan 14, 2019

Author, ultra-marathon runner, and retired United States Navy SEAL, David Goggins joins the Brute Strength Podcast this week for and 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 two 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.

 

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Jan 7, 2019

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.

 

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Dec 31, 2018

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:

 

mokeefe@loudlive.com

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.

 

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Dec 24, 2018

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 woods
36:10 – Survivor mentality
42:27 – Tying priorities to goals
52:00 – Powerlifting

Links:

kabukistrength.com
@mad_scientist_duffin
Brute Strength: Pick Your Program



Reviews:

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Dec 17, 2018

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
Instagram

Books:

The Power of Persuasion: How We’re Bought and Sold – Robert V. Levine

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!

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Dec 10, 2018

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 time
22:13 – Long-term contentment
36:00 – Ultramarathons
42:00 – Hallucinations
49:13 – Bucket List Blueprint

Links:

Instagram

Lionheart Radio

Brute Top 5



Books:

Burn Your Couch – Rick Alexander

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!

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Dec 3, 2018

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!

 

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Nov 26, 2018

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-out
17:40 – Making a transformation
31:45 – Working with your significant other
38:00 – Respond, don’t react
41:30 – Mindset shift
51:00 – Hustle in silence

Links:

Instagram: @pumpfit_club and @hannaheden_fitness

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!


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Nov 19, 2018

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!

 

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Nov 12, 2018

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!

 

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Nov 9, 2018

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!


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Nov 5, 2018

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!

 

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Oct 29, 2018

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!

 

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Oct 29, 2018

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.

 

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Oct 22, 2018

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!

 

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Oct 15, 2018

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.

 

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Oct 8, 2018

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.

 

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Oct 1, 2018

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!

 

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Sep 24, 2018

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!

 

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Sep 17, 2018

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.

 

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Sep 10, 2018

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!

 

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Sep 3, 2018

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!

 

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Aug 27, 2018

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.

 

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Aug 20, 2018

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.

 

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Aug 13, 2018

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.

 

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