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Jul 31, 2017

Nick Fowler, Director of Strength & Conditioning, covers the fundamental basics of building strength (@thenickfowler). With the 2017 Games only a few days away, we’ll be focusing on all the things you need to know to help you plan for next year. Whether you’re a Games athlete just trying to make it to Regionals, or if The Open is your entire season, we go over the fundamentals of building strength.  This episode is all about making sure you are doing the right things to build out your program, what your body actually needs, and how Nick has structured Jacob Heppner’s last 8 weeks. Enjoy the show!

Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503
Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.

Topics of discussion:

[0:44] Preparing for the 2017 CrossFit Games

[3:20] First conversation with Jacob Heppner

[5:21] Writing a strength program 101

[12:39] Looking at energy systems

[14:55] Neuromuscular Efficiency (NME) testing

[20:54] Creating different types of strength

[25:04] Resources for strength training

[29:34] What needs to be present in all programming

[34:50] Cannibalizing programs

[38:01] Training the characteristics

[41:48] What to keep in mind when training

[48:41] How Jacob Heppner has PR’ed all month

[54:29] The benefit of a longer off-season

[58:05] Working your weaknesses year round

[1:02:21] Looking back at last year’s CrossFit Games

[1:03:42] How you can keep strength building simple

Links:

The Poliquin Principles

Supertraining – Mel Siff

Practical Programming for Strength Training

T-Nation

The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday

Reviews:

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Jul 28, 2017

Adrian Conway, my former teammate and team captain to the Wasatch Brutes is on the show. (@adrianconway)  We'll discuss how the team came to be, difficulties they experienced, what the driving force behind their success is and their mission to #stopthemayhem. We also dive into topics about coaching—his own experience as a coach over the years and what he has learned about athletes both in person and virtually. Adrian is a wealth of knowledge and an amazing leader, there is a lot of pearls of knowledge in this one. Enjoy the show!

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Topics of discussion:

[1:51] Getting the team together

[8:43] Lessons learned at Wodapalooza

[14:59] Creating accountability within the team

[15:55] Nick Fowler as head coach

[19:40] Becoming and communicating like a team

[22:49] Benefit of having a coach  

[24:34] Regionals and pushing the threshold

[26:40] Mutual respect for teammates and developing chemistry

[28:48] Winning the CrossFit Games

[31:16] Adrian as a leader

[35:10] Being a coach and what has changed over the years

[39:29] The curious and passionate athlete

[43:40] Why consistent athletes are better athletes

[46:37] Knowing your athletes and honest assessments

 

Reviews:

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Jul 24, 2017

Chad Vaughn, one of the most successful American weightlifters, is on the show this week. (@olychad) Altogether, 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 in 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:

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 17, 2017

Camille Leblanc Bazinet (@camillelbaz) is interviewed on the show this week. 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!

Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503
Want a chance to get featured in a future episode? Call in and leave us a voicemail with some questions regarding training, nutrition, mindset, etc.

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:

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 10, 2017

Patrick Estes and Aaron Davis, specialists from Train, Adapt, Evolve, (@trainadaptevolve) are on the show this week. 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 week's 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!

Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503
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Topics of discussion:

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

[6:41] How structure affects function

[10:02] CrossFit's lack of movement sphere

[16:30] What you should be implementing in your training show notes)

[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:

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 6, 2017

Noah Kagan is interviewed on the show this week (@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 app sumo. 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:

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 3, 2017

Chris Hinshaw (@hinshaw363), endurance coach for Brute, CrossFit Speciality Course Expert, and the coach to about a dozen CrossFit Games Athletes is 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 takeaways 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:

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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