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Jan 29, 2018

This week’s guest is Crossfit competitor Margaux Alvarez. Margaux is one of the most composed Crossfit athletes I’ve ever watched, and it was a pleasure talking about some of the experiences that she’s had that have shaped who she is. We’re talking today about her mindset, how she developed it, the vineyard she has opened with her husband Alex, and some of the productivity and time management skills that she has had to develop as both an elite athlete and an entrepreneur. 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:

[:48] Who are the funniest and most admirable Crossfit Games athletes?

[5:58] Margaux’s decision to continue competing after opening a vineyard.

[9:28] Shift your ‘but’ to ‘and’ and you’re going to find success.

[11:43] How sales at The Vine Yard Crossfit are affected by fitness followers.

[14:57] Time management skills allow Margaux to rock the vineyard and the gym.

[19:28] The evolution from high school golf team to powerhouse athlete.

[22:14] How the passing of Margaux’s sister has affected her life for the better.

[31:40] Where does calmness during competition come from?

[34:18] If she could start training all over again…

[37:01] Trainer turned husband and business partner — how Margaux and Alex make their multiple relationships work.

[42:43] Best books, core beliefs, and taking action.

[51:45] Connecting with Margaux.

 

Links:

@321gaux on Instagram

Margaux Alvarez on Facebook

The Vine Yard Crossfit

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger

 

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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Jan 22, 2018

This week’s guest is Matt Fitzgerald, the author of many, many books including How Bad Do You Want It and The Endurance Diet. He is also a runner and a coach. In our conversation today, we dive into some of the topics presented in How Bad Do You Want It and discuss how mindset and mental fitness can push us to new peaks. Matt offers practical advice on how to use framing to put you in the right mindset no matter what kind of pressure you’re under as well as what daily practices you can do to get started today.

 

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:

[1:25] Introducing Matt Fitzgerald — author of How Bad Do You Want It.

[2:15] How does Matt approach his goals and achieve them?

[5:45] Matt offers suggestions on how to find and cultivate passion.

[11:20] In the book, How Bad Do You Want It, Matt talks about the differences between mental toughness vs. mental fitness. How does the attitude you have in life affect this?

[15:30] You need to have intent. That’s step one to anything you do in life.

[18:35] What is ‘perceived exertion’?

[23:50] How to train for the ability to overcome our inhibitions.

[27:15] Matt explains how body language can affect perceived exertion.

[30:25] Best practices on ways to develop a positive relationship with failure.

[34:10] Matt offers tips to help people calm down and re-focus when they’re feeling a lot of pressure.

[37:35] When we’re in our own head, that’s when our mind messes with our mechanics.

[41:35] What are some of the best daily practices people can adopt to improve their mindset?

[53:10] Connecting with Matt.

 

Links:

Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald on Facebook

@mattfitwriter 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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Jan 15, 2018

This show is a special episode that I do each month with my wife Adee Cazayoux, owner of Working Against Gravity. Adee and her company have worked with over 15,000 people — helping them transform their lives by dialing in on their nutrition. These special episodes are always favorites and some of the most popular I’ve done. Today we’re talking about being consistent with your diet, accuracy, goal setting, nutrient timing and more. 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:

[:40] Goal setting and why you’re probably getting it wrong.

[7:08] Capitalize on your new year momentum — the right way to do goal setting starts with micro goals.

[11:19] Want a six pack in six months? Start with your ‘why,’ then break it down.

[16:37] Identify and overcome your obstacles before you hit them.

[20:10] What to do when the motivation just isn’t there.

[23:56] 2017 lessons learned — making friends, control, taking accountability, and focusing on what you can do for other people.

[36:01] Q&A — best food options post workout.

[40:10] The science behind eating higher carbs and losing weight.

[44:13] Finding time to eat a healthy, fulfilling breakfast — and my favorite fast recipe.

[47:30] The importance of vegetables in your diet.

[49:07] What Adee wants you to know, and how to connect with her.

 

Links:

@adeecazayoux on Instagram

Working Against Gravity

Working Against Gravity on Facebook

@WorkingAgainstGravity 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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Jan 8, 2018

Before we get started, I wanted to make sure you know about the Secret Strength Weapon. This document has short exercises and workouts that you can add to help you get stronger, injury-proof yourself and create structural balance. You’ll find info about tempo work, unilateral exercises and other accessory movements that you’re probably not seeing happen at your gym. If you’re looking for ways to add fun and complexity to your workouts, or ways to break through strength plateaus, you need to check it out. 

Today’s guest is Marcus Filly, three-time individual Crossfit Games competitor and three-time teams Crossfit Games competitor. Our conversation today is all about functional fitness and bodybuilding. We talk about whether or not it’s possible to look like a Greek god while actually performing and feeling exceptionally well, ways you can improve your fitness, and how to live a happier and fuller life in general. I learned a ton from Marcus 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:

[1:58] Introducing Marcus Filly — creator of Functional Bodybuilding.

[6:32] The importance of coaching for Marcus and what he teaches his athletes.

[11:00] How you can actually look and feel good while training.

[18:52] If you’re not racing against the clock, how can you measure your success?

[26:30] Benefits that come from committing to Functional Bodybuilding.

[33:50] How Functional Bodybuilding will expand your workout repertoire.

[40:21] All about isolation movements and correcting your body deficiencies.

[47:22] Investigating your digestive health and resources for your gut.

[54:24] Breakthroughs in 2017 and how Ashram has changed Marcus’s life.

[1:04:53] Connecting with Marcus.

 

Links:

Secret Strength Weapon

Functional Bodybuilding

Revival Strength

@marcusfilly on Instagram

@functional.bodybuilding 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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