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Now displaying: July, 2018
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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