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Jul 16, 2018

Max El-Hag, the mad scientist of the CrossFit world and owner of the Training Think Tank, is most known for the work he’s done helping athletes Noah Ohlsen and Travis Mayer prepare for the CrossFit Games. Max dives into exercise science and kinesiology, proper movement and what it really means to train like a pro. He shares his methods for setting goals, managing expectations and training through adversity. As he puts it, “Everybody loses before they become a champion, so just accept it and keep going.”



Topics:

 

12:18 - Competition & athletics

10:40 - Back injury

18:00 - What makes a good coach

22:10 - Training like a pro

25:30 - Remote coaching vs. in-person

31:00 - Goal setting for your sport

37:10 - Training Games athletes

50:05 - Training adversity

58:15 - What is a think tank?

 

Links:

 

Instagram

YouTube

Website

 

Books:

 

The Alchemist - Coelho

Aleph - Coelho

The Way of the Superior Man - Deida



Reviews:

 

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Jul 9, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing Mentality WOD owner, Dawn Fletcher. Dawn obtained her Masters in Sports Psychology and since then has been helping her athletes conquer their minds while improving both performance and life. In this episode we’ll be getting into her experience combating anxiety and panic attacks, as well as the fundamentals of mindset training, and finally how to improve awareness and setting appropriate expectations for yourself. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

02:37 - Mentality WOD

06:35 - Mental performance

08:07 - Dealing with anxiety

19:34 - Targeted outcomes in training

30:40 - Solitude & Silence

37:10 - Essentialism

 

 

Links:

 

Instagram

mentalitywod.com

 

Books:

 

The 4-Hour Work Week - Ferriss

Love Does - Goff

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.

 

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Jul 2, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing Dr. Anthony Gustin. In 2014 and 2015 Anthony was voted Best Chiropractor in the Bay Area. Since then, he has shifted careers as an entrepreneur, getting into the world of nutrition and functional medicine. In this episode we’ll be diving into the Ketogenic diet. We’ll be talking about mistakes people make in their nutrition, eating organic meats, and finally figuring out what exactly is the Ketogenic diet, including ketosis for fat loss, longevity, and reducing your risk of cancer. This episode is packed with ton’s of take aways that can help you optimize your nutrition and increase your performance. Be sure to check out the links below for more on the topics discussed in this epsiode. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

05:50 - Early experimenting with diets

15:50 - Making a switch in careers

20:15 - Tips for retaining new information

25:00 - Quantifying your achievements

31:00 - Nutrition & misconceptions

42:30 - What is the Ketogenic diet?

52:30 - Keto & longevity

1:01:00 - Who is Keto good for?

 

Links:

 

Instagram

perfectketo.com

 

Books:

 

Meditations - Aurelius

Tripping Over The Truth - Christofferson

Deep Work - Newport

Principles - Dalio

 

Reviews:

 

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Jun 25, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with the Ice Man himself, Wim Hof. Wim’s method has become a growing sensation in the scientific community, demonstrating the incredible power of both mind and body in regards to improving health and physical performance. In this episode I get the opportunity to ask Wim about how his method works, the secret behind cold water training, and how you can tap into your own chemistry in order to fight illness, improve your health, and unlock your true potential as an athlete and human being. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

04:40 - Exploring mind & body through cold water

23:20 - Describing Wim’s breathing technique

29:50 - Meditation through breathing

35:20 - Long term effects of the Wim How method

37:40 - Wim’s first experience with cold water

 

Links:

 

Top 5 Podcasts

wimhofmethod.com

YouTube

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Wim Hof Mobile App

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.

 

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Jun 18, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with two multiple time Olympians in the sport of Weightlifting, Chad Vaughn and Cheryl Haworth. In this episode we’ll be diving into their early careers as weightlifters, what it was like qualifying for the Olympics, and finally looking at some of the really unique visualization techniques that Chad uses with his athletes. I’m also excited to announce that these guys are going to be the hosts for the new USA Weightlifting Podcast, so be sure to check them out! Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

05:18 - Cheryl: Art School & Lifting

17:28 - Qualifying for the Olympics

21:20 - Clean & Jerking live on Regis and Kathie Lee

25:15 - Looking at the future of USAW

40:58 - Doping in the Weightlifting

1:02:29 - Bombing out at the ’03 Championships

1:05:50 - Visualizing your lifts

1:21:30 - Advice for lifters

1:27:30 - USAW Podcast

 

Links:

 

Top 5 Podcasts

@haworthweightlifting

@olychad

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.

 

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Jun 15, 2018

On this episode of the What is Brute Series, I’m speaking with Brute’s secret weapon, Dr. Sean Pastuch. In this episode we’ll be getting into one of the most over looked aspects of training, movement quality. One of the biggest set backs for a lot of athletes in any sport are injuries. It goes without saying, knowing how to assess your weaknesses and apply appropriate programming, will send you light years ahead of your competition. In today’s show we’ll be diving into injury prevention vs. injury reduction, program auditing, and improving structural balance and movement quality. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

04:20 - Self-awareness as an athlete

08:10 - Injury prevention vs. injury reduction

09:20 - Coaching philosophy

15:15 - Programming auditting

16:33 - Never stop learning

17:30 - Vulnerability

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.

 

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Jun 11, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m speaking with a pioneer in the Strength & Conditioning world, Eric Cressey. Eric is a highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike. He’s made a name for himself as the go-to strength coach when it comes to physical preparation for Baseball athletes in the US. In this episode we’ll be getting into Eric’s early coaching career as a Grad Assistant at UCONN, as well as his early struggle with an eating disorder and exercise addiction. We’ll also be diving into some of the specifics including olympic lifting and overhead training for Baseball athletes and some of his techniques for developing explosive strength with his athletes. Be sure to check out the links below for more of Eric’s contributions to Strength & Conditioning. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

01:30 - Family matters

09:50 - Eating disorder & exercise addiction

17:20 - UCONN & Brijesh Patel

27:00 - Working with “the Pros & the Joes”

40:30 - Communicating & connecting with athletes

41:15 - Olympics lifts & Baseball

49:00 - Overhead lifting for pitchers

58:40 - Offseason

 

Links:

 

Top 5 Podcasts

ericcressey.com

Cressey Sports Performance

T-Nation Articles

Twitter

Instagram

 

Books:

 

Sapiens - Harari

Legacy - Kerr

Decisive: How To Make Better Choices in Life and Work - Heath

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.

 

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Jun 8, 2018

On this episode of the What is Brute series, I’m speaking with the legend that is Chris Hinshaw. There is a reason why CrossFit HQ selected Chris as their Subject Matter Expert in Aerobic Capacity. When it comes to endurance training, Chris is your guy. He has coached several of CrossFit’s most elite athletes including Mat Fraser, Rich Froning, Brooke Wells, and Katrin Davidsdottir. In this episode we’ll be getting into Chris’ philosophy for endurance training, strategies for increasing your work capacity, and finally some of his most memorable moments as a Brute Coach. It’s time you embrace the suck, and own your training, without further ado, I present to you, Chris Hinshaw. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

02:20 - Developing confidence in athletes

03:45 - Know your why

05:17 - Endurance training philosophy

11:09 - Collaborative coaching

14:05 - Confidence as a coach

15:20 - Memorable moments

 

Reviews:

 

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Jun 4, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing the coach behind 6 CrossFit Games championships, Ben Bergeron. Ben trains some of the world’s fittest athletes including Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir. As he puts it, the secret to building a better athlete, is to start by building better people. In this episode we get into how to build character, the difference between happiness and achievement, and how to implement his 5 “L” philosophy - Live, Love, Learn, Lead & Leave a Legacy. We’ll also be discussing a few chapters of his new book, “Chasing Excellence” and pulling out some of the main ingredients for mental toughness. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

02:20 - “Chasing Excellence”

06:26 - Happiness & achievement

17:36 - Building character

23:20 - Mental toughness

27:00 - Developing core values

35:05 - Committing to the path of excellence

 

Links:

 

TrainingIQ

Instagram

benbergeron.com

 

Books:

 

Chasing Excellence - Bergeron

Man Search For Meaning - Frankl

Tribe - Junger

Mindset - Dweck

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.

 

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Jun 1, 2018

On this episode of the What is Brute series, I’ll be speaking Brute’s gymnastics doctor, Nick Sorrel. In this episode we’ll be getting into Nick’s personal philosophy on the fundamentals of gymnastics and how his programming is taking our athletes to new heights. Some of the specifics we touch upon include transferable skills in human movement, characteristics of proper progression technique, and developing acute insight for your sport. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

04:10 - Developing insight in athletics

09:10 - Gymnastics philosophy

14:25 - “Collecting accomplishments”

17:20 - The constant pursuit of improvement

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.

 

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May 28, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with the CrossFit HQ Director of Training & Certification herself, Nicole Carroll. This was a very unique experience to hear about the remarkable affects CrossFit can have on someone’s life. In this episode we’re going back into the early days of CrossFit as Nicole describes some of her very first classes with Coach Glassman and what it was like giving up her dream of art to eventually becoming a major part of the CrossFit staff. We’ll be getting into the importance of quality and portion control in nutrition, as well as some of the cool ways CrossFit is fighting chronic disease. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

02:30 - Forgoing the CrossFit Games 

06:30 - Balancing your career & training 

09:20 - “My first CrossFit class with Coach Glassman…”

18:55 - Going from Art school to CrossFit 

24:55 - Combining the physical, emotional, and psychological

30:17 - Trends in CrossFit programming 

36:20 - Nutrition & portion control 

39:30 - CrossFit & fighting disease 

50:20 - Leadership

 

Links:

 

@nicolecarroll

 

Books:

 

Man Search For Meaning - Frankl

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.

 

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May 25, 2018

On this episode of the What Is Brute series, I’ll be speaking with my partner in crime, Matt Bruce. Matt is a 7x World Team Athlete for USA Olympic Weightlifting. In this episode we begin  by talk about how Brute Strength came about and what it was like working with our very first Brute athletes before getting into some of the more technical aspects of weightlifting such as developing rituals during training, sets, reps, and percentage work for different athletes, and finally the some of the most memorable moments of Brute Strength so far. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

02:40 - The importance of developing rituals

04:35 - Sets, Reps, & Percentage work for Olympic lifters & Powerlifters

07:25 - Programming for CrossFit athletes

10:10 - Matt’s contribution to the annual Brute program

12:10 - Memorable moments

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast please click HERE to leave me a review. It energizes me to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support.

 

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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.

 

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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

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Deep Work - Newport

The Way of the Champion - Lynch & Huang

Man’s Search For Meaning - Frankl

 

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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. 

 

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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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