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May 30, 2016

This week's episode covers tips from Brute’s strong boys – Jeff Wittmer and Matt Bruce.Olympic Weightlifting is gaining high notoriety in the US as the years go on. Whether you’re new to weightlifting or a seasoned athlete, these guys are here to help you to learn how to assess your body, improve your techniques, and reach new PRs. Be sure to check out the Brute OLY program after the episode!

Topics of discussion:

[2:00] Getting introduced to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting

[12:00] What makes a good Weightlifting program?

[17:20] How to get the most out of an online program like Brute OLY

[19:43] Listen to your body – how to recognize when you’re over training

[21:59] Assessing your performance & avoiding a plateau

[21:59] Tips to help you get through your first competition

[26:42] Biggest mistakes people make the week before competition

[29:00] Triple Extension vs. the Catapult Method

[36:25] Dynamic strength vs. Absolute strength

[42:16] Weightlifting for CrossFit athletes (programming)

[46:16] How to improve your technique if you don’t have a coach

[50:19] Long term consequences of the conjugate method for powerlifting

[54:50] Training alone & staying motivated

[1:05:49] When should you wear a built?

 

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May 23, 2016

Brute Strength’s very own programming guru and Director of Strength & Conditioning, Nick Fowler is interviewed on the show this week. In this epi, ode we’re lifting the hood so you can really get a feel for Brute’s training methodologies, and a look into how we’re getting athletes ready for The Crossfit Games. Whether you’re an aspiring Games athlete or a coach looking to take your athletes to the next level, this episode is for you.  We’ll be getting into athlete assessments, creating a program, training for strength vs. training for endurance, and a couple of things to avoid along the way – so get ready!

More Nick Fowler here:

Instagram: @theNickFowler
Facebook: Nick Fowler
Affiliate Gym: Massif Athletics

Click here to sign up for our Games Prep/ Compete programs for only $10 on your first month.
Promo-code: BruteNick
Offer expires June 6, 2016.

Topics of discussion:

[1:00] How Nick Fowler got started with human physiology and programming

[6:04] Educational sources/ recommended books

 

[11:00] Programming for athletes

[11:55] Assessing an athlete

[15:58] Creating a programming/ Figuring out what you’re training for

[17:15] How building your aerobics base will increase muscle endurance

[18:50] Endurance Pyramid

[19:58] Advice for athletes looking to get stronger

  • Slow strength work
  • Structural strength

 

[24:10] “Can you get stronger with metcons?”

[27:14] The RIGHT way too lift heavy

  • The 4-hour rule

 

[32:40] Concurrent signals – avoid this!

[36:30] How to gain strength without sacrificing endurance

[44:33] Building a strong gymnastics foundation

[51:43] What you need in order to become a Games athlete

  • Mobility
  • Hormonal health
  • Sleep/ recovery
  • Lifestyle/ stress
  • Nutrition

 

[1:07:05] Quick advice for all coaches

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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 16, 2016

In this episode I interview T.V. co-host to ABC’s docu-series; Extreme Weight Loss, Heidi Powell. In her words, “everyone’s dealing with something […] we all have some skeletons in the closet.” Heidi is a great example of how you can overcome your demons and transform your life. We get to hear firsthand how she overcame her eating disorder through the love and support of friends and family, and of course, through fitness.

Addiction is a scary thing. Studies indicate that 30+ million people are suffering from drug abuse, and/or eating disorders nationwide. Change can be equally as frightening, but what if you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction or health disorder and change is no longer just an option, but necessary for survival? The answer is that you are not alone and these problems are 100% fixable. More than 40% of people’s daily activities come from formed habits. Tune in to learn how you can take control of your life by forming good habits that will beat your addiction.

No one is perfect, so if you or someone you know is struggling with any sort of disorder or addiction then it’s never too late to turn your life around – all that is required is compassion, humility, willingness change, and most importantly, finding your “Why?”

For more Heidi Powell – Click below:

Instagram -- Twitter -- Faceboook -- Blog

Topics of discussion:

[4:04] Suffering from an eating disorder

  • What does E.D. mean?
  • What are some forms of E.D.?

 

[13:40] Addiction

[15:00] Replacing a bad addiction with a healthy addiction

[16:40] Advice for anyone currently struggling/ recovering from addiction

[20:33] How to approach a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder

[31:16] How to form new habits

[45:00] Knowing your “why” vs. Knowing your “what”

[48:08] How to find your “why”

Reviews:

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

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May 9, 2016

This week I interview National Weightlifting Champion, Mattie Rogers. After just 3 years in the sport, she’s already become one of the best in the world in her class and is making moves towards joining the 2016 Rio Olympic Games – did I mention she’s not even 21 yet?! Not only that, but she’s consistently going 6/6 on her competition lifts, or in other words, she’s no joke. In this episode we talk about mental preparation, team mentality, how to approach your first competition lift, and how she went from gymnastics, to cheer leading, to CrossFit, to National Weightlifting Champion and a whole lot more.

Want more Mattie Rogers? – Click below:
Instagram: @mattiecakesssss
Facebook: Mattie Rogers – Athlete Page

Topics of discussion:

[4:55] Going 6/6 on your lifts & calming your nerves

[7:00] Working with Coach Danny Camargo

 

[8:30] Setting the Junior & Senior American records

[10:10] Setting standards for yourself & How to stay ahead of your competition

[11:45] “We decided to move up in weight class… and from that moment on it’s been craaazzyy”

[13:45] Team mentality – “we” VS. “me”

[14:45] Bombing the snatch in the American Open

[16:38] Prepping the week before a competition

[117:45] Do’s & Don’ts for competition day

[18:22] Competition rituals

[19:20] Mental preparation

  • Approaching your 1st lift in competition
  • Missing a lift in competition

 

[23:30] Role models

 

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 2, 2016

It’s time to meet Jessica Lucero. For those of you who might be less familiar, Jessica is the reigning National ChampionWeightlifter in the 58-kilo category and also the American record-holder in the snatch in her weight group. She has over a decade ofexperience under her belt in the world of weightlifting and hasshown tremendous progress in her career in the last two years alonewhich may very well propel her into claiming a spot in the women’sNational Olympic Team. In this episode we get to hear what it’s like being in the trenches; from working with sports psychologists, to how bacon and pancakes can be your missing ingredient for setting PR’s, and a very interesting tool called Sports ImageryTraining.

Want to get to know Jessica even more? – Follow her on social media:

Instagram: @JessicaLucero9
Twitter: @jessicalucero97
Snapchat: JessicaS979

Topics of discussion:

[3:30] Being yourself will always work better than trying to be like your idols

[6:23] Avoiding negativity

[9:00] How focusing too much on others can actually hurt you

  • Know YOUR body, focus on YOUR weaknesses instead of someone else's strengths
  • Making false idols

[13:15] How Jessica went from missing all her lifts in 2014 to setting the new American snatch record

  • Click here to see Jessica break the American snatch record

[15:49] Finding motivation in weightlifting

  • Stay focused & get in the zone
  • Have fun & enjoy the process
  • Remaining present

[29:02] Sports Imagery Training – Do’s & Don't

  • Click here to learn more – Techniques & Tips

[35:30] Diet/ Nutrition

[45:08] Role models & other weightlifters

 

Reviews:

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

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