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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 29, 2019

Ryron Gracie is kind of a big deal.

 

One could even say this week’s Brute Podcast guest has Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his blood, as this legend in the sport also shares ancestry with its original creator, Hélio Gracie (yup, he’s grandfathered in—literally).

 

Listening to Ryron talk, you can tell he is a calm, collected and self-aware individual—all of which he attributes to his experiences training in the sport of jiu-jitsu. For him, it’s more than a sport. It’s a lifestyle. Listen to this week’s episode for a more in-depth look at his beginnings, from a childhood spent growing up practicing jiu-jitsu in his garage to how he’s developed a set of principles that can be applied to multiple disciplines, life included.

 

Topics:

 

11:40 – Childhood

23:10 – Grandfather Hélio/How to deal with stress

33:15 – Disneyland Melon, composure and how to control thoughts/actions

46:45 – Mistakes in jiu-jitsu, myths, learning about yourself

54:30 – Letting go, experiencing

1:01:00 – Key principles of efficiency in jiu-jitsu

1:06:40 – Common mistakes in jiu-jitsu

 

Links:

 

Instagram

Twitter

Gracie University

 

Reviews:

 

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Apr 22, 2019

Finally, the episode with the legend himself, Mat Fraser.

 

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, Mat joins in on the fun to discuss his upbringing and his eventual rise to the top of the CrossFit podium. Unlike other interviews, Mat spends more time sharing stories from behind the scenes than he does about winning his medals. Truth be told, Mat is a fantastic storyteller, and lucky for you he’s got plenty of them. Tune in to hear more about the man behind the medals, as we get a closer look at his early battles with drugs and alcohol, growing up with Olympian parents and the infamous Home Depot story from the 2014 Games.

 

Topics:

 

01:30 – Mat’s parents

13:20 – Weightlifting in junior high and high school

15:50 – Drugs and alcohol

34:00 – Working on an oil rig

43:05 – ECC 2014

53:30 – The Home Depot story

57:00 – Habits and rituals

1:24:00 – Defining “why”

 

Links:

 

No Hands Death Spiral Clip

Instagram

 

Reviews:

 

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Apr 15, 2019

Welcome to the awakening of functional bodybuilding.

 

Marcus Filly, the founder of Revival Strength, joins the Brute Podcast for a second time to take us to ground zero of functional bodybuilding. Marcus began his health and wellness journey while attending med school but soon realized, through all the long readings and lectures, that his intended path in the field was meant for something more.

 

So he made the decision to say goodbye to med school and find a more fulfilling way to apply his love for health and fitness. Since then, he has competed at the CrossFit Games six times and founded Revival Strength—the leader in functional bodybuilding.

 

In this episode, Marcus enlightens us on what it means to train for longevity, how to find a sustainable training program year-round and what it truly means to look good and move well. So you can close your books, because this episode is all about the application.

 

Topics:

 

15:00 – Ashram and meditation

20:45 – Stepping away from med school

32:00 – Introduction to CrossFit

36:30 – The awakening of functional bodybuilding

51:00 – Looking good and moving well

 

Links:

 

Revival Strength

Instagram

 

Reviews:

 

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Apr 8, 2019

The dream team is back, and this time, the Cazayouxs went keto. Adee Cazayoux, CEO of Working Against Gravity, joins her husband and Brute Podcast host, Michael Cazayoux, on this week’s episode to give us a breakdown of their experience on the Ketogenic Diet.

 

Together they’re sharing a firsthand look at their keto journey in an effort to help those who are back and forth about starting the low-carb diet to make a decision if the transition is right for them.

 

If you can’t get enough of this duo, be sure to check out these throwback guest appearances with Adee Cazayoux: 6 Steps to Personal Development, Sex, Connection and Desire and How to Stay Lean and Add Muscle.

 

Topics:

 

01:00 – Nutrition recap

08:00 – The keto experiment

19:30 – Transitioning to low carb

32:12 – Finding the right diet for you

 

Links:

 

The WAG Podcast

info@workingagainstgravity.com

 

Reviews:

 

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Apr 1, 2019

Just like the progression of any relationship, your ability to advance in gymnastics relies on fundamentals—as in, to show off your expert form, you first need to build a solid foundation.

 

In true doctor fashion, Head of Brute Gymnastics Dr. Nick Sorrel joins this week’s Brute podcast to dissect the more advanced movements of the sport to help set you up for success. He also jumps into the differences between strength and skill to discuss how each plays a role in improving your performance.

 

If you’re craving more of Sorrel’s wisdom, you can queue up his other appearances on the Brute Strength podcast: What Is Brute: Fundamentals of Gymnastics, PRing Your Muscle Up, Gymnastics Programming 101.

 

Topics:

 

11:10 – The Four Burners Theory

24:00 – 12 Rules of Life

30:10 – Key gymnastics principles

48:40 – Mistakes in training

53:20 – Dissecting the muscle-up

 

Links:

 

The Perfect Day Formula – Craig Ballantyne (Free copy)

 

Books:

 

Deep Work – Cal Newport

Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport

Atomic Habits – James Clear

The Perfect Day Formula – Craig Ballantyne

12 Rules of Life – Jordan Peterson

Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris

 

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