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Dec 26, 2017

My guest today is Dave Durante, former elite level gymnast and multiple time World Team member, U.S. Olympic alternate, and assistant coach in 2009 for the Stanford team that won the NCAA Championship. Dave is currently the owner of Power Monkey Fitness, which specializes in teaching gymnastics around the world. We’re talking about the principles and experiences that have brought him success as an athlete and a coach and fundamentals of gymnastics. Dave is a wealth of knowledge — I learned a ton from our conversation and I know you will 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:

[1:07] Introducing Dave Durante — persistent world champion with a desire to be the best.

[6:53] Finding balance may not be possible, but giving your all is.

[15:44] Your results are a byproduct of the processes you determine for yourself.

[22:00] Transitioning from elite athlete to successful coach.

[30:52] Benefits of shifting away from the outcome-focused mindset.

[39:44] Differences between what Dave did as an athlete and what he teaches as a coach.

[43:46] Details of the four-phase process on the gymnastics pyramid.

[48:25] How to gain significant mobility gains during intense training.

[50:21] Raising kids in gymnastics — good idea or terrible mistake?

[58:09] All about the Power Monkey apps and upcoming camps and clinics.

[1:04:45] Connecting with Dave.

 

Links:

Power Monkey Fitness

Monkey Method App

Power Monkey Camp

@powermonkeyfitness on Instagram

@davedurante 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.

 

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Dec 18, 2017

I’m joined this week by Brute athlete George Sanchez. He’s one of the most inspiring people I know because he didn’t find immediate or easy success as an athlete. He had a vision of making it to the games and he made it happen. He went from 81st place his first year in the open to 21st place just two years later. We’re talking mindset, experiences he’s had along the way, and his idea that the way you do anything is the way you do everything. George is a very thoughtful athlete and I know you’ll gain a lot from our conversation. 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:

[:14] Introducing George Sanchez, average Joe turned Brute Strength powerhouse.

[4:34] Know your strengths to predict your success in competition.

[10:12] Details of the weekend leading up to the final workout.

[16:24] Overcoming negative self-talk and refusing to underperform.

[24:58] How and why George joined the Brute Strength team.

[29:30] The level of attention and intention that makes George a stand-out athlete.

[35:45] The moment George started to believe he could make it to the games.

[38:58] The standards and rituals of a high-performing professional athlete.

[45:13] Trusting yourself — the mindset shift that makes all the difference.

[51:34] All about the Assault Banger Workout.

[58:26] Lessons learned from the games.

[1:03:21] Creating opportunities for success for yourself.

[1:05:07] Connecting with George.

 

Links:

@georgeasan on Instagram

George Sanchez on Facebook

geoasan2@gmail.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.

 

Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.

Dec 11, 2017

This week is round two with my friend Bruce Pitcher.  Bruce was a participant in ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss about five years ago and he lost over 200 pounds in one year.  Bruce shared his weight loss story with me in episode 6. Today he’s highlighting the differences that separate him from the participants that haven’t been able to keep the weight off. We talk goal setting, hitting rock bottom, and why your excuses are completely worthless. 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:

[:45] Why 90% of extreme weight loss participants gain the weight back.

[6:03] The importance of keeping promises to yourself.

[8:29] The key difference between motivation and drive.

[10:47] Overcoming challenging moments after Extreme Weight Loss.

[17:17] The effect of trauma on obesity and how it changed Bruce.

[23:25] Goal setting, integrity and all about The Champ Within.

[33:25] Building integrity with yourself and handling breakdowns.

[38:46] What Bruce has learned as a coach — after hitting rock bottom.

[43:13] Larger Than Life — The Bruce Pitcher Story.

[44:31] Bruce’s tips for taking the first step forward.

[46:47] Connecting with Bruce Pitcher.

 

Links:

Brute Strength Podcast Episode 6 - Bruce Pitcher on Shedding Pounds and Demons

@brucepitcher on Instagram

BrucePitcherEWL on Facebook

bpbestself@gmail.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.

 

Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.

Dec 4, 2017

I’m back this week with Christmas Abbott. She’s been a guest here on the Brute Strength Podcast before, and today we’re talking about getting off your butt and getting things done. From creating your passion and finding your purpose to tips on taking action even when you’re feeling extremely uncomfortable, we're talking about keys to success and finding happiness in life. Christmas has some inspiring ideas and awesome mantras that you won’t want to miss. 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:

[:28] The importance of service and recognizing that you’re not the center of the universe.

[6:55] Taking action moves you forward — no confidence required.

[11:50] Find purpose in your life through exploration.

[14:33] Crafting and delivering a powerful message.

[22:00] Begin with the end in mind.

[23:42] How to overcome nerves before speaking or performing.

[25:28] Pressure is a privilege?

[28:39] Christmas’s biggest mental breakthrough this year.

[31:18] Life isn’t just about work — or training.

[37:17] Dealing with negativity on social media.

[41:41] Encouragement for her younger self and Christmas’s current role models.

[44:58] All about Christmas’s Badass new book.

 

Links:

Christmas Abbott

Brute Strength Podcast “#48 — Business, Fitness and Relationships Ft.
Christmas Abbott

The Badass Life: 30 Amazing Days to a Lifetime of Great Habits Body, Mind, and Spirit, by Christmas Abbott

@christmasabbott on Twitter

@christmasabbott 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.

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