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Now displaying: June, 2018
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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