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Sep 17, 2018

When it comes to competing, there’s a lot to be said about choosing the right coach. Dr. Sean Pastuch, the founder of ActiveLifeRX, joins Michael this week to help identify the four steps needed for finding a coach, choosing a program and reaching your full potential.

 

If fitness is your passion or your job, then this episode will help you go the extra mile as Dr. Pastuch dives deep into program goals, different styles of programming and the dynamic between staying healthy and competing at a high level.



Topics:

 

06:00 – Goals of your program

15:13 – Does the “best” program exist?

22:43 – Periodization in programming

32:13 – Different styles of training programs

56:00 – Staying healthy & competing at a high level

58:13 – 4 steps to reach your potential

 

Links:

 

ActiveLifeRX

Instagram

Pick Your Program

 

Reviews:

 

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Sep 10, 2018

Eric Helms, author of The Muscle and Strength Pyramid, joins Michael Cazayoux on the Brute podcast to discuss exercise and nutrition science. Whether you’re eating for competition, physique or longevity, Helms’ Ph.D.-certified advice can help you reach your goals. Helms also covers popular nutrition topics such as flexible dieting, keto and high-carb diets. Grab your favorite snack and enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

24:10 – The Muscle and Strength Pyramid

42:50 – What your clients want vs. what they need

47:30 – Nutrition Pyramid

58:20 – Manage stress

1:03:40 – Keto diet

1:13:00 – High-carb dieting

1:19:30 – Resources on nutrition coaching

 

Links:

 

Headspace App

The SBS Academy

FitGenie App

3D Muscle Journey

Instagram

 

Books:

 

Deep Work – Newport

Muscle And Strength Nutrition Pyramid – Helms

 

Reviews:

 

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Sep 3, 2018

CEO of the Shrugged Collective Podcast, Mike Bledsoe, is on the Brute Podcast this week to talk about his evolution in the fitness industry. He plunges into the difference between a coach and a trainer, what it takes to create better leaders and coaches, and how to start seeing better results with your clients.

 

Be sure to check out his Strong Coach Podcast series for more tips on how to build trust and become a better coach!

 

Topics:

 

03:20 – Trainer vs. Coach

17:20 – Mike’s evolution in the fitness world

37:00 – Goals & obstacles

48:12 – Breathwork & mental toughness

1:06:40 – Coaching coaches

 

Links:

 

Thestrongcoach.com

The Strong Coach Podcast

Instagram

 

Reviews:

 

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Aug 27, 2018

Trevor Moawad, a top sports psychologist, joins the Brute Podcast this week to talk about his work with Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson. The thought leader and mental conditioning coach was also known as the "brain trainer" for the University of Alabama football team and discusses how to eliminate negativity and create a more neutral thought process.



Topics:

 

06:50 - College football

13:00 - Neutral thinking

40:00 - Challenge vs. Threat

1:02:40 - Embracing uncertainty

 

Links:

 

I Am Not Your Guru - Netflix

Trace Me App

 

Books:

 

You’re Nature’s Greatest Miracle - Moawad

 

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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Aug 20, 2018

NASA engineer Cody Burkhart joins the Brute Podcast this week. A competitor at the 2012 CrossFit Games Regionals, Cody has continued influencing the fitness world by developing exercise systems for astronauts preparing to travel to space.

 

In this episode, Cody addresses recovery, mindset, breath work and the path to mastery, so be sure to listen for the best takeaway tips and book recommendations.

 

Topics:

 

3:25 - Working at NASA

14:20 - Oxygen and breath work

32:00 - Martial Arts

46:20 - Mentorship & Mastery

 

Links:

 

Instagram

 

Books:

 

The Oxygen Advantage - McKeown

The Alchemist  - Coelho

The Disappearing Spoon - Kean

Deep Work - Newport                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

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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Aug 13, 2018

This week, founder of Working Against Gravity (and Michael’s wife), Adee Cazayoux, is back again to discuss relationship psychology. After such a positive response to Episode 148: 9 Ways To Improve Your Relationship, Adee and Michael are continuing their conversation and sharing their tips for building a better relationship with loved ones.

 

In this episode, Adee and Michael discuss four myths about sex, how to spice up your dates and improve your sex life, and how time apart can bring you closer to your partner.



Topics:

 

05:05 - Connection vs. desire

08:20 - 4 myths about sex

23:40 - Creating desire for your partner

29:40 - How to have better dates

35:30 - Individuality in relationships

38:22 - How to have better sex

 

Links:

 

Intimacy Inventory

 

Books:

 

The Way Of The Superior Man - Deida

 

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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Aug 6, 2018

Cal Dietz, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Minnesota, is a world-renowned strength coach who’s made immeasurable contributions to the fitness industry for athletes and coaches alike. He joined the Brute Podcast to discuss his training manual, Triphasic Training: A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance.

 

Get ready for a series of knowledge bombs to improve your training game, because, in this episode, Dietz inspires us with information about acceleration and deceleration training and the importance of quality breathing.

 

Topics:

 

21:46 - What is Triphasic training?

36:15 - Triphasic training for weightlifters

40:25 - Why CrossFitters need to get outside of linear movement

44:40 - Rotational force production and overhead athletes

51:10 - What is deceleration training & why is it important

55:36 - The importance of breath

1:06:35 - Guiding principles for resistance training kids

 

Links:

 

Top 5 Brute Podcast Episodes

Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR)

xlathlete.com

 

Books:

The Oxygen Advantage -  Patrick McKeown

Triphasic Training - Dietz & Peterson

 

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 30, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing of the CrossFit OG’s, James Fitzgerald. James was the 2007 CrossFit Games champion as an individual, since then he’s made a big splash in the fitness world as the founder of OPEX Fitness. Aside for an incredible athlete, James has entered the realm of Master Coach. In this episode we get to learn about some of James’ inspirations and mentors as a coach, as well as mastery, the art of program design, bodybuilding, and of course, CrossFit. If you want to hear from a guy making waves in the fitness world, then James is your man. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

02:23 - Teach, learn, move, create

11:15 - Mastery

17:35 - Charles Poloquin

20:18 - Hierarchy of needs for coaches

24:09 - CrossFit & Bodybuilding

29:45 - Common mistakes in programing

40:02 - Thoughts on Matt Fraser and his career so far

44:25 - The importance of rituals

47:40 - Practice what you preach!

52:00 - Characteristics of a good coach

 

Honorable mentions:

 

Mel Siff

Charles Poloquin

Ian King

Louie Simmons

 

Links:

 

OPEXfit.com

Instagram

 

Books:

 

How To Eat, Move, and Be Healthy - Chek

 

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 23, 2018

Ryan Flaherty works on Nike’s training team with some of the biggest names in sports, including Serena Williams, Russell Wilson and Kobe Bryant. It’s no shock that he is one of the most sought after combine coaches in the world.

 

In this episode, Flaherty discusses his role working with the HeadSpace app to teach NFL athletes about focus and achieving a better mindset on and off the field. He also gets into why he uses concentric training when developing speed, how to improve programming for your athletes and how to prevent injuries that are common with age.



Topics:

 

04:30 - Working with Nike & HeadSpace

17:34 - Speed development & force production

41:45 - Track workouts

46:15 - How to prevent injuries as you get older

49:05 - CrossFit talk

 

Links:

 

@ryanjflaherty

 

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 16, 2018

Max El-Hag, the mad scientist of the CrossFit world and owner of the Training Think Tank, is most known for the work he’s done helping athletes Noah Ohlsen and Travis Mayer prepare for the CrossFit Games. Max dives into exercise science and kinesiology, proper movement and what it really means to train like a pro. He shares his methods for setting goals, managing expectations and training through adversity. As he puts it, “Everybody loses before they become a champion, so just accept it and keep going.”



Topics:

 

12:18 - Competition & athletics

10:40 - Back injury

18:00 - What makes a good coach

22:10 - Training like a pro

25:30 - Remote coaching vs. in-person

31:00 - Goal setting for your sport

37:10 - Training Games athletes

50:05 - Training adversity

58:15 - What is a think tank?

 

Links:

 

Instagram

YouTube

Website

 

Books:

 

The Alchemist - Coelho

Aleph - Coelho

The Way of the Superior Man - Deida



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 9, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing Mentality WOD owner, Dawn Fletcher. Dawn obtained her Masters in Sports Psychology and since then has been helping her athletes conquer their minds while improving both performance and life. In this episode we’ll be getting into her experience combating anxiety and panic attacks, as well as the fundamentals of mindset training, and finally how to improve awareness and setting appropriate expectations for yourself. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

02:37 - Mentality WOD

06:35 - Mental performance

08:07 - Dealing with anxiety

19:34 - Targeted outcomes in training

30:40 - Solitude & Silence

37:10 - Essentialism

 

 

Links:

 

Instagram

mentalitywod.com

 

Books:

 

The 4-Hour Work Week - Ferriss

Love Does - Goff

 

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 2, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing Dr. Anthony Gustin. In 2014 and 2015 Anthony was voted Best Chiropractor in the Bay Area. Since then, he has shifted careers as an entrepreneur, getting into the world of nutrition and functional medicine. In this episode we’ll be diving into the Ketogenic diet. We’ll be talking about mistakes people make in their nutrition, eating organic meats, and finally figuring out what exactly is the Ketogenic diet, including ketosis for fat loss, longevity, and reducing your risk of cancer. This episode is packed with ton’s of take aways that can help you optimize your nutrition and increase your performance. Be sure to check out the links below for more on the topics discussed in this epsiode. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

05:50 - Early experimenting with diets

15:50 - Making a switch in careers

20:15 - Tips for retaining new information

25:00 - Quantifying your achievements

31:00 - Nutrition & misconceptions

42:30 - What is the Ketogenic diet?

52:30 - Keto & longevity

1:01:00 - Who is Keto good for?

 

Links:

 

Instagram

perfectketo.com

 

Books:

 

Meditations - Aurelius

Tripping Over The Truth - Christofferson

Deep Work - Newport

Principles - Dalio

 

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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Jun 25, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with the Ice Man himself, Wim Hof. Wim’s method has become a growing sensation in the scientific community, demonstrating the incredible power of both mind and body in regards to improving health and physical performance. In this episode I get the opportunity to ask Wim about how his method works, the secret behind cold water training, and how you can tap into your own chemistry in order to fight illness, improve your health, and unlock your true potential as an athlete and human being. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

04:40 - Exploring mind & body through cold water

23:20 - Describing Wim’s breathing technique

29:50 - Meditation through breathing

35:20 - Long term effects of the Wim How method

37:40 - Wim’s first experience with cold water

 

Links:

 

Top 5 Podcasts

wimhofmethod.com

YouTube

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Wim Hof Mobile App

 

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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Jun 18, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with two multiple time Olympians in the sport of Weightlifting, Chad Vaughn and Cheryl Haworth. In this episode we’ll be diving into their early careers as weightlifters, what it was like qualifying for the Olympics, and finally looking at some of the really unique visualization techniques that Chad uses with his athletes. I’m also excited to announce that these guys are going to be the hosts for the new USA Weightlifting Podcast, so be sure to check them out! Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

05:18 - Cheryl: Art School & Lifting

17:28 - Qualifying for the Olympics

21:20 - Clean & Jerking live on Regis and Kathie Lee

25:15 - Looking at the future of USAW

40:58 - Doping in the Weightlifting

1:02:29 - Bombing out at the ’03 Championships

1:05:50 - Visualizing your lifts

1:21:30 - Advice for lifters

1:27:30 - USAW Podcast

 

Links:

 

Top 5 Podcasts

@haworthweightlifting

@olychad

 

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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Jun 15, 2018

On this episode of the What is Brute Series, I’m speaking with Brute’s secret weapon, Dr. Sean Pastuch. In this episode we’ll be getting into one of the most over looked aspects of training, movement quality. One of the biggest set backs for a lot of athletes in any sport are injuries. It goes without saying, knowing how to assess your weaknesses and apply appropriate programming, will send you light years ahead of your competition. In today’s show we’ll be diving into injury prevention vs. injury reduction, program auditing, and improving structural balance and movement quality. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

04:20 - Self-awareness as an athlete

08:10 - Injury prevention vs. injury reduction

09:20 - Coaching philosophy

15:15 - Programming auditting

16:33 - Never stop learning

17:30 - Vulnerability

 

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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Jun 11, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m speaking with a pioneer in the Strength & Conditioning world, Eric Cressey. Eric is a highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike. He’s made a name for himself as the go-to strength coach when it comes to physical preparation for Baseball athletes in the US. In this episode we’ll be getting into Eric’s early coaching career as a Grad Assistant at UCONN, as well as his early struggle with an eating disorder and exercise addiction. We’ll also be diving into some of the specifics including olympic lifting and overhead training for Baseball athletes and some of his techniques for developing explosive strength with his athletes. Be sure to check out the links below for more of Eric’s contributions to Strength & Conditioning. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

01:30 - Family matters

09:50 - Eating disorder & exercise addiction

17:20 - UCONN & Brijesh Patel

27:00 - Working with “the Pros & the Joes”

40:30 - Communicating & connecting with athletes

41:15 - Olympics lifts & Baseball

49:00 - Overhead lifting for pitchers

58:40 - Offseason

 

Links:

 

Top 5 Podcasts

ericcressey.com

Cressey Sports Performance

T-Nation Articles

Twitter

Instagram

 

Books:

 

Sapiens - Harari

Legacy - Kerr

Decisive: How To Make Better Choices in Life and Work - Heath

 

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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Jun 8, 2018

On this episode of the What is Brute series, I’m speaking with the legend that is Chris Hinshaw. There is a reason why CrossFit HQ selected Chris as their Subject Matter Expert in Aerobic Capacity. When it comes to endurance training, Chris is your guy. He has coached several of CrossFit’s most elite athletes including Mat Fraser, Rich Froning, Brooke Wells, and Katrin Davidsdottir. In this episode we’ll be getting into Chris’ philosophy for endurance training, strategies for increasing your work capacity, and finally some of his most memorable moments as a Brute Coach. It’s time you embrace the suck, and own your training, without further ado, I present to you, Chris Hinshaw. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

02:20 - Developing confidence in athletes

03:45 - Know your why

05:17 - Endurance training philosophy

11:09 - Collaborative coaching

14:05 - Confidence as a coach

15:20 - Memorable moments

 

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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Jun 4, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing the coach behind 6 CrossFit Games championships, Ben Bergeron. Ben trains some of the world’s fittest athletes including Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir. As he puts it, the secret to building a better athlete, is to start by building better people. In this episode we get into how to build character, the difference between happiness and achievement, and how to implement his 5 “L” philosophy - Live, Love, Learn, Lead & Leave a Legacy. We’ll also be discussing a few chapters of his new book, “Chasing Excellence” and pulling out some of the main ingredients for mental toughness. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

02:20 - “Chasing Excellence”

06:26 - Happiness & achievement

17:36 - Building character

23:20 - Mental toughness

27:00 - Developing core values

35:05 - Committing to the path of excellence

 

Links:

 

TrainingIQ

Instagram

benbergeron.com

 

Books:

 

Chasing Excellence - Bergeron

Man Search For Meaning - Frankl

Tribe - Junger

Mindset - Dweck

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey

 

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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Jun 1, 2018

On this episode of the What is Brute series, I’ll be speaking Brute’s gymnastics doctor, Nick Sorrel. In this episode we’ll be getting into Nick’s personal philosophy on the fundamentals of gymnastics and how his programming is taking our athletes to new heights. Some of the specifics we touch upon include transferable skills in human movement, characteristics of proper progression technique, and developing acute insight for your sport. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

04:10 - Developing insight in athletics

09:10 - Gymnastics philosophy

14:25 - “Collecting accomplishments”

17:20 - The constant pursuit of improvement

 

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 28, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with the CrossFit HQ Director of Training & Certification herself, Nicole Carroll. This was a very unique experience to hear about the remarkable affects CrossFit can have on someone’s life. In this episode we’re going back into the early days of CrossFit as Nicole describes some of her very first classes with Coach Glassman and what it was like giving up her dream of art to eventually becoming a major part of the CrossFit staff. We’ll be getting into the importance of quality and portion control in nutrition, as well as some of the cool ways CrossFit is fighting chronic disease. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

02:30 - Forgoing the CrossFit Games 

06:30 - Balancing your career & training 

09:20 - “My first CrossFit class with Coach Glassman…”

18:55 - Going from Art school to CrossFit 

24:55 - Combining the physical, emotional, and psychological

30:17 - Trends in CrossFit programming 

36:20 - Nutrition & portion control 

39:30 - CrossFit & fighting disease 

50:20 - Leadership

 

Links:

 

@nicolecarroll

 

Books:

 

Man Search For Meaning - Frankl

 

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. 

 

May 25, 2018

On this episode of the What Is Brute series, I’ll be speaking with my partner in crime, Matt Bruce. Matt is a 7x World Team Athlete for USA Olympic Weightlifting. In this episode we begin  by talk about how Brute Strength came about and what it was like working with our very first Brute athletes before getting into some of the more technical aspects of weightlifting such as developing rituals during training, sets, reps, and percentage work for different athletes, and finally the some of the most memorable moments of Brute Strength so far. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

02:40 - The importance of developing rituals

04:35 - Sets, Reps, & Percentage work for Olympic lifters & Powerlifters

07:25 - Programming for CrossFit athletes

10:10 - Matt’s contribution to the annual Brute program

12:10 - Memorable moments

 

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 21, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be speaking with arguably the best obstacle course runner on the planet, Hunter Mcintyre. Hunter is one of those guys who’s just living life to the fullest, always challenging himself, always pushing the bar higher, and constantly striving for greatness. In other words, he’s a total badass. In this episode we talk about why he collects failures instead of trophies, and how he went from rehab, to male model, to being a world champion. Hunter has learned many lessons along the way and he’s here to share some of his secrets for sharpening your mind such as meditating in cold water and the power of language and affirmations. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

06:56 - Collecting failures

09:20 - Creating a positive mindset

16:20 - Dealing with A.D.D.

27:23 - From modeling to Professional OCR

32:30 - “Turning Pro”

41:10 - Taking advantage of your life

44:20 - Kettlebell meditation

53:30 - Overcoming challenges

59:18 - Tough Mudder X

 

Links:

 

Procabulary: The Language of Getting Things Done

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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May 18, 2018

This week on episode two of our What Is Brute series, I’ll be interviewing our Director of Strength & Conditioning, Nick Fowler. In this episode we’ll be covering some of the basics of his programming philosophy, tips for off-season training, and a closer look at what really goes into our athlete programs. I’d also like to announce the release of our long awaited 1-on-1 coaching option for athletes looking to take their game to the next level. More on that in this episode, be sure to check it out!

 

Topics:

 

02:20 - Mindset development

06:50 - Putting together the Brute Program

15:50 - Identifying priorities in Programming

26:45 - Off-season training

38:28 - 1-on-1 programming

 

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 14, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing one of the all-time greats in strength and conditioning, Mike Boyle. Mike is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for sports performance training. He has made his mark in the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes from the U.S. Women’s Olympic teams in soccer and ice hockey, the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox. Mike has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to improving athletic performance. In this episode we get into a lot of his training philosophies for athletes, chasing mastery and the importance of keeping it simple. There’s so much to take away from this episode, so be sure to follow the links below for more info. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

04:30 - Keeping an open mind as a strength coach

15:50 - Chasing mastery 

20:50 - 25 years & 25 mistakes 

25:33 - Keeping it simple (minimum effective dose)

34:05 - The joint-by-joint approach 

43:55 - “If it’s important, do it everyday”

 

Links:

 

strengthcoach.com

Facebook

Joint by Joint Approach - Boyle (article)

Record, Rank & Publish - Holler (article)

 

 

Books:

 

Outliers - Gladwell

Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders - Chaitow

How to Win Friends & Influence People - Carnegie 

 

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 11, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, we’re going back to the very beginning. In this episode I’ll be diving into the very start of it all - getting into the origin story of Brute Strength, how I met Matt Bruce, and eventually working with Chris Hinshaw. This is the first episode of our ‘What Is Brute’ series. For the next five weeks I’ll be speaking with each of our head coaches and getting a chance to pick their brains in an effort to fully understand, what is Brute. Enjoy the show. 

 

Topics:

 

01:05 - “Bruce Barbell”

03:45 - Meeting Chris Hinshaw

06:15 - UTE-to-BRUTE

07:50 - What is Brute?

 

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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