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Nov 27, 2017

This week’s guest is Emily Schromm — former MTV Real World participant, ABC’s Next Fitness Star, nutritional therapist and online coach. On today’s show, we’re talking about her process for goal setting, gut health, being consistent with your diet, how to get over a breakdown in your process when you’re working toward a goal, as well as everything she contributes to her success, from shifts in her mindset to changes to her behavior.  Emily shares insights into getting creative juices flowing, letting go of the things you can’t control, and the truth behind her “lucky break.” 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:

[:37] Introducing Emily Schromm — athlete, nutritionist, and backpack designer.

[3:26] Setting goals for herself and for her clients.

[8:10] Building integrity and keeping agreements with yourself.

[9:45] Overcoming breakdowns in your schedule means letting go of things that are out of your control.

[12:55] Breaking bad habits starts with learning the whys behind them.

[17:14] Understanding nutritional therapy and a crash course in your gut health.

[27:48] Why do people have such trouble sticking with their diet?

[33:25] All about Next Fitness Star and Emily’s personal recipe for success.

[38:30] How adrenaline can jumpstart creativity.

[41:40] Reclaiming a healthy balance when life gets crazy.

[46:30] ‘And’ and ‘but’— taking responsibility for turning your goals into reality.

[51:25] Fill-in-the-blanks about embarrassing moments and advice for living an extraordinary life.

[56:45] Connecting with Emily.

 

Links:

Emily Schromm

The EM Pack

@EmilySchromm on Instagram

@EmFitMTV on Twitter

 

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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Nov 20, 2017

I’m joined today by Dr. Andy Galpin, author and professor at the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. He’s here to discuss his new book Unplugged: Evolve From Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance & Consciousness. We explore how to overcome reliance on technology, including wearables and apps on your phone.  We talk about what flow state is, and how to get into it, as well as the physiological response of getting into nature. Whether you’re someone who wants to perform at an elite level, just wants to do better in the gym, or you are looking for ways to live a happier, more present life, you’ll find your answers in this podcast. 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:

[:42] How Andy decided to write about unplugging from technology.

[4:06] There is no such thing as optimization — focus on this instead.

[11:06] Technology is most effective when you calibrate it to your body.

[16:00] Flow state and the things that are keeping you from getting in the zone.

[19:32] Controlling the variables that influence the effectiveness of your workout.

[28:10] The ideal approach to injury for non-competing athletes.

[33:01] Do you own a Fitbit? Listen to this.

[41:00] How taking videos of your workouts is getting in the way of reaching your goals.

[50:04] The physiological benefits of getting into nature.

[54:24] Why you still need to play, even at the gym.

 

Links:

Unplugged: Evolve From Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance & Consciousness, by Dr. Andy Galpin

Barbell Shrugged Podcast on Unplugged

Flow Genome Project

The Obstacle is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph,
by Ryan Holiday

Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALS and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work, by Steven Kotler

The Body of Knowledge Podcast

AndyGalpin.com

@drandygalpin on 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.

 

Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.

Nov 13, 2017

Today’s guest is Michaela North — head women’s coach at Brute Body for Women, a mother of three (with another one on the way), and a member of the 2017 Affiliate Cup Championship team the Wasatch Brutes. On this show, we talk about how Michaela is able to do everything she does while raising her family. She tells the story of narrowly missing the Crossfit Games in 2016 by one spot, and shares all about her experiences training and competing with the Wasatch Brutes. My respect for Michaela only increased after hearing her perspective on some of the challenges that she’s overcome in her life, and I know you’ll be inspired by it too. 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:

[:52] Introducing the head coach of Brute Body for Women Michaela North.

[5:36] Balancing training with raising a family starts with having a passion for both.

[12:41] Why work-life separation is more effective than work-life balance.

[14:41] Physical preparation for and recovery from childbirth, especially for your abs.

[24:00] How first-time moms can stay fit and safe during pregnancy and postpartum.

[27:10] Battling for the 5th place spot in the 2016 Crossfit Games.

[38:33] Moving forward after failing — how to plan for success and manage your mindset better.

[43:00] Michaela’s decision to form a team after not qualifying as an individual.

[54:41] Why confidence and intimidation start with a champion’s mentality.

[1:00:21] The source of Michaela’s courage to share her issues, vulnerabilities, and weaknesses with the world.

[1:07:38] Lessons learned from coaching — about others and about herself.

 

Links:

@hungryfitness on Instagram

BirthFit

 

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.

 

Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.

 

Nov 6, 2017

This week’s guest is Emily Duncan. Emily is an NPC certified bodybuilder, certified sports nutritionist, a kinesiology student, a bodybuilding.com athlete, and also just a “normal human being.” In our conversation, we go into depth about body image issues and what that means for her in a sport that judges solely on subjective measures. We also talk about the balance of living a happy and fulfilled life while trying to achieve great things. Emily is super insightful and one of the most thought-provoking guests I’ve had on the show yet. 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:

[:42] Introducing Emily Duncan, her sport, and the dreams that started her career.

[6:18] The “girly” approach to heavy weightlifting and strength training.

[11:04] The fun side of training that makes it easier to reach your goals.

[12:44] Which is most important — diet, consistency, or program?

[16:35] All about Emily’s relationship with her body.

[21:40] Lessons learned from battling body image.

[26:18] Coping with placing your athletic identity in bodybuilding.

[32:17] How being in the spotlight has affected Emily.

[38:28] Emily’s role model, who happens to be her best friend, and what she teaches.

[42:35] The mental state that brings the most value to Emily’s game.

[47:08] Developing greater discipline can start at any age.

[53:02] How Emily has successfully built a personal brand around fitness.

 

Links:

Emily Duncan

@em_dunc on Instagram

@em_dunc on Twitter

Em Dunc on Youtube

EmBody Radio

 

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.

 

Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.

 

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