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Oct 31, 2016

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I interview my good friend Mike Bledsoe (@mike_bledsoe). Mike is the CEO of Barbell Shrugged and Barbell Business, two very popular podcasts in the CrossFit/ Fitness community. We’ll be diving into a few topics this week such as Mike’s view on nutrition, training, and leadership, as well as tips to improve your focus & attention. We’ll also be getting into some advice for gym owners on how Barbell Business can help improve your box!

Topics of discussion:

 [4:00] Mike on Self-actualization & Life philosophy  

[11:50] Nutrition, Training & Movement

[27:01] Fear & Failure

[33:30] Leadership & Awareness

[41:15] Improved attention & focus

[51:45] Talking business & social media

[59:30] Barbell Business

[1:01:15] Barbell Logic

 

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Oct 29, 2016

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I interview Mike Tarnapoll (@mike_tarnapoll) of InsideTracker. When was the last time you had an intervention? InsideTracker is the leader in sophisticated, science-based blood analytics, tailored just for you in order to help you optimize your life in all aspects of wellness. These guys can hook you up with personalized nutrition, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations that will help you boost your energy and increase your athletic performance. In this episode we will be getting into common deficiencies amongst CrossFitters, the aging process, and the science behind blood work in relation to health, longevity, performance, and recovery. Train smarter and discover how healthy you are on the inside, with InsideTracker. Enjoy the show.

Topics of discussion

[2:21] InsideTracker & the science behind blood work

[6:29] Blood tracking & why it’s useful

[14:30] Common deficiencies in CrossFitters

[21:35] Different tests for different athletes

[24:29] Blood differences between elite athletes & average Joes

[30:20] The aging process

[33:18] Longevity VS. Nutrition & Supplementation

[41:09] The future of blood tracking

 

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Oct 17, 2016

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I interview 2013 CrossFit Games; Teams Athlete, Neuroscientist and Sleep & Recovery researcher, Dr. Allison Brager (@docjockzzz). We’re here to talk about the benefits of sleep and recovery for elite athletes, “Wim Hof” breathing, what your DNA/ genotype says about you, and why you should be sleeping naked. We’ve got a ton of information in this one that will help you not only recover better, but ultimately train better. Be sure to check out Allison’s book below!

Topics of discussion:

[1:38] Allison’s background

[7:11] Two stages of sleep and their effects on recovery

[10:45] Optimal sleep; quantity vs. quality

[12:33] Sleep deprivation, Genotypes and more on what your DNA can tell you

  • 23andMe – DNA Testing/ genotype
  • DNAFit – DNA Testing for Fitness & Diet

 

[17:47] How to get the best night of sleep & forming good sleep habits

[20:05] The science behind the “Sleep Cycle” App

[23:27] Meditation & “Wim Hof” breathing

[25:35] Thoughts on polyphasic sleep

[27:45] Thoughts/ research on naps

[30:12] Effects of alcohol & marijuana on sleep

[38:24] The future of sleep technology

 

Book(s):

Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain by Allison Brager


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Oct 10, 2016

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I interview my good friend Bryce Astill (@bryceastill). Bryce spent 10 days in ICU in critical condition while in Peru that gave both friends and family the scare of a lifetime. Not only was he able to bounce back with a full recovery, but in less than 6 months he ran a 100-mile ultra-marathon in less than 24 hours. His story is one of perseverance, gratitude, and adapting to whatever life throws at you. In this episode Bryce recounts his near death experience in Peru and leaves us with a few questions we should be asking ourselves; Are you being the best version of yourself? Are you tapping into your full potential? How will you overcome setbacks in life?

Topics of discussion:

[2:27] Near death in Peru

[14:40] A new life perspective

[17:05] Authenticity & sober living

[22:06] Recovering & working with Active Life RX

[30:40] Ultra Marathon: “The Bear 100

[51:06] Tapping into your potential

[55:00] Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

[58:58] A message for the listeners

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Oct 3, 2016

This week on The Brute Strength Podcast, we’ll be going into the mind of Strength Coach; Jake Hutton (@jacobhutton1). I first met Jake at Southern Utah University and since then he’s been a good friend and a great mentor in the world of Strength & Conditioning. This guy definitely knows his shit when it comes to gaining strength and building mass. In this episode Jake shares a wealth of knowledge regarding strength methodologies, speed work, the importance of change-of-direction, preventing injuries with dynamic warm-ups, and how to be 250lb of muscle and super flexible. There’s a ton of information in this one including some recommended resources for you to follow up on. Enjoy the show.

Topics of discussion:

[3:10] Jake’s background

[4:55] The “Tier System” of training

 

[10:21] Training sport athletes

[14:16] Speed work

[19:55] Speed drills

[23:44] Post-activation potentiation

[28:00] Triphasic training & eccentric/ isometric philosophy

[31:50] Putting on mass as a CrossFit athlete

[37:56] Change of direction work

[39:33] Injury prevention & Dynamic warm-ups

[44:55] 250lb & super flexible

  • The Tim Ferris Show ft. Coach Sommer (Part 1)
  • The Tim Ferris Show ft. Coach Sommer (Part 2)

 

[47:45] Resources for Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, Health/ Wellness… etc.

 
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