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Oct 14, 2019

The walking encyclopedia for all things keto is back, and this time he’s got his own book!

 

Please welcome Dr. Anthony Gustin for the third time on the Brute Podcast. In this episode, Anthony goes over what he calls the “Four Pillars of Health.” Both Michael and Anthony will be diving into sleep, movement, stress management and, you guessed it, the ketogenic diet. Each episode with Anthony gets better and better. If you enjoy this episode, definitely check out Anthony’s previous appearances on episodes 156 and 193—links below!

 

Topics:

 

01:45 – Relationships and commitment 

13:15 – “Keto Answers”

18:00 – Four Pillars of Health

22:10 – Sleep

32:00 – Movement

44:00 – Stress management

50:15 – Keto diet

65:30 – Grass-fed vs. conventional meat

71:54 – Blue zones

 

Links:

 

Keto Answers Podcast

Episode 156

Episode 193

dranthonygustin.com 

 

Books:

 

Keto Answers – Anthony Gustin

 

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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Sep 30, 2019

At 27 years old, Greg Nuckols made waves as a strength and conditioning coach. Now, the founder of Stronger by Science is using his online platform to help lifters and coaches train smarter. 

 

This week on the Brute Podcast, Greg joins Michael to discuss the difference between practicing and learning, how to think scientifically in training, and in life, as well as what to do when you start to lose motivation. 

 

Topics:

 

06:40 – Tricking athletes into PRs

13:14 – Getting into strength training

25:50 – Research vs. results

36:40 – Soft skills & coaching

52:40 – Verbiage & imagery

61:20 – Getting into training for the wrong reason

 

Links:

 

Stronger by Science

 

Books:

 

What Is This Thing Called Science – A.F. Chalmers

 

Reviews:

 

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Sep 16, 2019

When it comes to relieving pain, preventing injury, and improving physical performance, Kelly Starrett is your guy.

 

Kelly joins the Brute podcast for the second time to share his ideas on family values, and movement principles. In this episode Kelly share’s his ideology behind intentional parenting, raising a family, and being the absolute best for your tribe. The conversation later switches to the topic of pain. What does it mean to be injured vs experiencing pain, how to get the most out of your recovery as well as some emerging new health trends.

 

For more on personal development and movement efficiency be sure to give this episode a listen.

 

Topics:

 

01:00 - Ideas on movement

09:10 - Starting a family

29:00 - Creating habits with your kids

33:15 - When to start a family

40:30 - Movement & pain

49:35 - Improving your environment for better health

58:23 - Detrimental habits

1:09:00 - The Ready State

 

Links:

 

LapTop 30 (VariDesk)

The Ready State

 

Books:

 

Muscles and Meridians  - Phillip Beach

Sport Gene - David Epstein

 

Reviews:

 

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Sep 2, 2019

Stretching is bullshit. 

 

At least, according to renowned strength and conditioning coach Dean Somerset, it is. You might recognize his name from his many contributions to popular fitness platforms including Men’s Health and Bodybuilding.com, but today, he’s adding to the list with a guest appearance on this week’s Brute Podcast. 

 

In this episode, Dean admits that from the start, becoming a strength and conditioning coach was rough. Listen as he dives into his early career, shares advice for building habits, the implications of artificial intelligence in the fitness industry and ultimately, why he thinks stretching is utter bullshit.  

 

Topics:

 

09:46 – Starting in strength & conditioning

25:52 – Empathy as a skill

35:30 – Building clientele as a trainer

42:00 – Having broad interests

45:20 – Resilience & habits

54:30 – Stretching is not beneficial

58:30 – AI & the fitness industry

 

Links:

 

ruthlessmobility.com

waitbutwhy.com

deansomerset.com

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

 

Reviews:

 

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Aug 26, 2019

A leader is someone who sets examples, provides a vision, inspires others and establishes an effective communication protocol. Whether you’re applying that leadership to coaching professional athletes, running a business or even parenting, Justin Su’a is who you want to look to for the best advice.

 

Justin is the performance psychologist for the Tampa Bay Rays and he’s coming back to the Brute Podcast this week to dive into the psychology of parenthood and the benefits of watering down your child’s ambition. He also covers a few tips on how to better lead yourself so that you can lead others at work, at home and in life. 

  

Topics:

 

03:10 – Watering children’s ambition

18:52 – Teaching humility

25:53 – Nothing is impossible

41:30 – Find something to focus on

50:26 – Process-oriented goals vs. result-oriented goals

 

Links:

 

Twitter

Instagram

 

Books:

 

Insight – Tasha Eurich

Parent Pep Talks – Justin Su’a

Essentialism – Greg McKeown

The One Thing – Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

 

Reviews:

 

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Aug 19, 2019

Adee Cazayoux is back on this week’s Brute Podcast to join Michael in discussing six new tips on how you can improve your relationship.

 

Listen as they share a unique dialogue technique that can be used for conflict resolution and see why they say you should be training your partner like a dog.

 

If you haven’t caught your favorite power couple on their new podcast, the WAG Podcast, be sure to give it a listen for weekly updates from the Cazayouxs as they cover topics of health, nutrition and relationships.

 

 

Topics:

 

03:20 – Tip #1: Regulate yourself

16:26 – Tip #2: Phones away!

20:40 – Tip #3: Have novel experiences together

26:15 – Tip #4: Use IMAGO Dialogue Technique

35:00 – Tip #5: Have better sex, more often

41:10 – Tip #6: Praise your partner

 

Notable Mentions:

 

IMAGO Dialogue Technique

 

Books:

 

Getting the Love You Want Harville Hendrix

 

Reviews:

 

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Aug 12, 2019

Title: The Warrior, the Athlete & the Leader

 

Mark Divine is a retired Navy SEAL commander and New York Times best-selling author. He is also the founder of SEALFIT, an integrated functional fitness and mental toughness training program, and Unbeatable Mind, an intensive online training program for gaining mental clarity, increased focus, physical fitness, and increased awareness.

 

He will be joining the Brute Podcast for a second time to talk about self-evolution, including the principles of yin & yang in our daily lives.

 

In this episode, Mark hones in on the five domains of SEAL training, understanding negative patterns and the benefits of box breathing.

 

Topics:

 

04:50 – Self-evolution

16:00 – Yin vs. yang

20:20 – 5 Domains of SEAL training

27:02 – Heading into the unknown

35:57 – Implementing yin & yang into your life

38:50 – Box breathing

46:02 – Negative patterns 

67:20 – Starting a morning routine

 

Links:

 

markdivine.com     

unbeatablemind.com

sealfit.com

 

Books:

 

A Book of Five Rings – Miyamoto Musashi

Integral Meditation – Ken Wilber

 

Reviews:

 

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Aug 5, 2019

Julien Pineau’s brainchild, StrongFit, originally started as a gym with a focus on strongman training. Little did he know it would evolve into a full-on education program dedicated to teaching the fundamental patterns of human movement. 

 

So he’s returning to the #BrutePodcast this week to share some of the core principles of movement and performance that make StrongFit what it is.

 

Listen along to understand his ideas of “staying in flow,” intensity vs. volume training, and the difference between reward and value in sport.  

 

 

 

Topics:

 

06:20 - Staying in flow

20:11 - Reinforcement learning

41:40 - Vulnerability and athletics

46:07 - Reward vs value

59:03 - Intensity and volume in sports

 

Links:

 

Instagram

Strongfit.com

YouTube

 

Reviews:

 

 

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Jul 29, 2019

Mansal Denton, founder of Nootropedia, is on a mission to mend the disconnected and broken food system through hunting and transparency.

 

The badass and ethical hunter joins this week’s Brute Podcast to explain exactly how he’ll do so. 

 

During the podcast, Mansal revisits everything from his first hunt to the ayahuasca experience that changed his outlook on the world’s current food supply. He also dives into the world of nootropics and shares his tips to boost productivity. 

 

Topics:

 

07:50 – The first hunt

10:40 – Ayahuasca

21:50 – Guided hunts

26:55 – The nature of death

31:25 – Below the Drop documentary

37:30 – Nootropics for productivity

47:45 – Building a second brain

 

Links:

 

choosecandor.com/apex

 

Books:

 

Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport

Getting Things Done – David Allen

 

Reviews:

 

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Jul 22, 2019

 

It’s round five as our favorite duo reconnects this week on the Brute Podcast platform. 

 

Adee Cazayoux, CEO of the online one-on-one nutrition coaching program Working Against Gravity, joins Brute Podcast host and her husband, Michael Cazayoux, to discuss the new WAG Certification Course.

 

Finally, you can become a certified expert in nutrition science by learning the same macro-focused methodology WAG has used to transform the lives of thousands of clients.

 

If you’re at all interested in helping others reach their full potential physically, mentally and emotionally, you’re going to want to sit tight and turn the volume up because that’s exactly what the WAG Coach Certification Program aims to help you do. 

 

If you want to learn more about the basics of nutrition coaching, be sure to check out 

Episode 7 of the WAG Podcast with Adee and Michael Cazayoux!

 

Topics:

 

06:54 – Basics of coaching, going through transformation 

16:51 – Building confidence 

23:32 – Getting started in nutrition coaching

32:48 – “Doing it yourself…”

53:03 – Keeping it interesting

56:40 – Coaching certification

 

Links:

 

WAG Coach Certification

WAG Instagram

 

Reviews:

 

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Jul 15, 2019

If there’s a four-letter word Annie Lalla gets, it’s L-O-V-E.

 

When it comes to relationship coaching, there’s no one more perfect for the job of developing emotional bodybuilders than Annie Lalla.

 

Annie helps individuals attract, create and foster connections and on this episode of the Brute Podcast, she’s here to help do the same for you. 

 

Listen as she shares her insight on how to find your true love, tips for getting through conflict resolution and why your exes may have actually been blessings in disguise.

 

Topics:

 

08:10 – Mapping

17:36 – The value of past relationships

20:45 – Finding true love

35:30 – Coaching vs. therapy

46:30 – Polarity

63:00 – Conflict resolution

 

Links:

 

Savage Lovecast

Annielalla.com

 

Reviews:

 

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Jul 8, 2019

If there’s anyone who isn’t afraid to share his opinion, it’s Dr. Sean Pastuch. 

 

Sean is the owner of the world-renowned gym ActiveLifeRX, known for smart programming and getting people to continue to live the life they want pain free.

 

In this week’s episode, Sean joins Michael to discuss the recent changes to the CrossFit community. First, the changes came to Regionals. Then, CrossFit’s social media accounts went silent, leaving the question of what’s to come for the future of the sport and where the fitness industry is heading.  

 

With so much up in the air, Sean and Michael share a message for gym owners to improve their gym, become more self-aware and why they need to start a mastermind group. 

 

Topics:

 

03:50 – CrossFit leaves social media

12:50 – Future of CrossFit

22:50 – Message to gym owners

29:24 – Self-awareness and intent

48:50 – The value of feedback

56:50 – Creating a mastermind group

 

 

Links:

 

Invisible Gorilla Experiment

Active Life

 

Books:

 

Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

 

Reviews:

 

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Jul 1, 2019

How you move through a room is how you move through life. Every moment is an opportunity to cultivate your mind, body, and movement. 

 

Joining the podcast this week we have movement specialist and host of the Align Podcast, Aaron Alexander. 

 

In this week’s episode, Aaron shares some simple practices that can help you control your thoughts, emotions, and change your perception of the world you live in, including the profound effects of gratitude and what it means to create spaciousness.  

 

Topics:

 

13:40 - Deep relationships/ community 

18:10 - Practicing gratitude

52:40 - Creating spaciousness 

56:55 - Testing your limits

 

Links:

 

Brainwashing wasp (video)

Align Podcast

 

Books:

 

Shut Your Mouth Save Your Life - George Catlin

 

Reviews:

 

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Jun 24, 2019

In a recent Instagram post, Michele Letendre admits to falling into the sport of CrossFit a bit randomly nearly 10 years ago. It’s safe to say she found her calling.

 

The CrossFit athlete turned founder of Deka Comp joins this week’s Brute Podcast to talk about the shift from athlete to coach as she trains some of the top athletes in the sport, including Patrick Vellner.

 

Listen as she shares her insight on what it means to be a leader versus a mentor and how success is ultimately born from failure.

 

 

Topics:

 

05:10 – Intro to competitive sports

12:45 – Leader vs. mentor

30:44 – Fear in competition

37:50 – Athlete to coach

53:15 – Success through failure

 

Links:

 

Instagram

dekacomp.com

 

Books:

 

Atomic Habits – James Clear

 

Reviews:

 

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Jun 17, 2019

This week’s Brute Podcast is wild—and it has everything to do with guest Hunter McIntyre.

 

Hunter is back on the Brute Podcast in advance of this year’s 2019 CrossFit Games to express his excitement—and gratitude—for making it into this year’s Games with the wild card draw.

 

(Rumor has it that if he doesn’t place in the top 15, he’ll be rocking a new belly button piercing by the end of the year.)

 

Listen to hear more about how he went from rehab to OCR Champ, other crazy stories and to learn how Hunter is preparing for one of the most grueling challenges in sport.

 

Topics:

 

09:28 – Going to the CrossFit Games

27:40 – Looking for a new challenge

23:50 – Open vs. Regionals vs. Games

38:50 – Competing for the podium

47:51 – Yearly ritual

 

Links:

 

Instagram

 

Reviews:

 

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Jun 10, 2019

A two-time best-selling author, purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and former California State Powerlifting Champion all walk into a room. The plot twist? They’re all the same person, and that person is Robb Wolf.

 

Robb Wolf has spent his career sharing his knowledge in nutrition and strength and conditioning with NASA, the Naval Special Warfare Command and now the Brute Podcast.

 

In this week’s episode, he’s sharing the experience behind why he recommends low-carb diets, how to optimize nutrition for performance and how to effectively lean out.

 

Topics:

 

06:55 – PaleoFX

15:30 – Low-carb dieting

22:10 – Optimizing nutrition for performance

37:15 – Quality vs. quantity for getting lean

49:40 – Advice for dieters

59:15 – Principles of Jiu-Jitsu

1:14:00 – Health and sustainability

 

Links:

 

robbwolf.com

Instagram

Podcast

 

Books:

 

Wired To Eat – Robb Wolf

The Paleo Solution - Robb Wolf

Homo Deus – Yuval Harari

The Obstacle Is the Way –  Ryan Holiday

 

Reviews:

 

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Jun 3, 2019

First, CJ Martin passed the bar to become a lawyer. Then he went on to raise the bar in what it means to be an elite CrossFit coach.

 

The former attorney now owns the infamous CrossFit Invictus, home gym to a number of elite CrossFit athletes, and this week he’s joining the Brute Strength podcast to discuss mentorship, leadership and entrepreneurship.

 

In this episode, CJ takes it back to the beginning, discussing how he traded in the security of a career in law to jump into the unknown, open a gym and nearly lose it before becoming a coaching legacy in the sport.

 

Enjoy the show!

 

 

Topics:

 

06:51 - Asia CrossFit Championships

09:40 - Coaching teams and preparing for The Games

14:05 - Changes in The Games season

29:55 - Life before coaching

41:10 - Highs and lows

57:25 - Coach/athlete relationships

 

Links:

 

Crossfitinvictus.com

 

Reviews:

 

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May 27, 2019

Dr. Andy Galpin has nutrition down to a science. Literally.

 

With a master’s in Human Movement Sciences and a Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics, it’s safe to say that taking advice from Dr. Galpin on the best ways to optimize nutrition for your health and performance or sticking to a meal plan is the opposite of a bad idea.

 

If that isn’t enough to convince you, the professor of strength and conditioning in the Center for Sports Performance at California State University joins the Brute Podcast for the second time ever this week to share his tips for mastering the basics of nutrition and the benefits of “batching” in order to stay on track with your goals.  

 

Check out Andy’s first appearance on the Brute Strength Podcast on episode 125.

 

Topics:

 

09:15 – Optimizing nutrition for health and performance

24:39 – Compliance & nutrition

35:40 – Mastering the basics of nutrition

43:29 – “Batching”

 

Books:

 

Unplugged - Andy Galpin, Brian MacKenzie, Phil White

 

Links:

 

Scientific American

Marie Spano

andygalpin.com

Body of Knowledge Podcast

Instagram

YouTube

 

Reviews:

 

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May 20, 2019

This week on The Brute Strength Podcast, we welcome back Brent Fikowski for the second time.

 

Brent is one of the most consistent and successful CrossFit athletes to date, finishing 4th, 2nd and 4th in his previous Games appearances.

 

In this week's episode, we’ll be diving into the more technical side of training. Brent will share some of the tactics he uses when preparing for competition, how he approaches training, and some killer habits that give him an edge over competitors. Whether you’re trying to compete at the highest level or become the best version of yourself, this episode has something for you.

 

If you haven’t checked out his first episode, be sure to give it a listen, we talk about his origin story and how he became the athlete he is today.

 

Topics:

 

06:30 - Qualifying for The Games in Asia

17:25 - Granite Games

35:20 - Mindset

43:30 - Simplicity and essentialism

52:20 - Killer habits

1:05:40 - Urgent/ important matrix

 

Links:

 

Website

Instagram

 

Books:

 

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo

Essentialism - Greg McKeown

 

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 13, 2019

In the past, six-time CrossFit Games athlete Cole Sager wasn’t someone widely known for his performance during the CrossFit Open, but this year he’s making waves, finishing 6th worldwide at the 2019 CrossFit Open.

 

Cole joins the Brute Strength Podcast this week to discuss what changed in his approach to this year’s Games.

 

Spoiler alert: It all comes down to mindset.

 

He brings us back to his mentality during this year’s Open, discusses the topics of eating disorders and body image issues and shares his insight to maintaining a successful marriage.



Topics:

 

03:50 – 2019 Open

15:20 – Mindset transformation

19:40 – Ego

26:55 – Defining preparation

41:00 – Eating disorder

54:50 – Married life

 

Links:

 

Instagram

colesager.com

 

Reviews:

 

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May 6, 2019

When there’s a ghost, you’re going to call the Ghostbusters—makes sense.

 

But when you need to build muscle in a 100% drug-free way, but still turn your body into a bodybuilding and powerlifting machine, you’re going to want Eric Helms on speed dial.

 

The author of The Muscle and Strength Pyramid books and co-founder of the 3D Muscle Journey is back on the Brute Podcast this week to share his knowledge in nutrition, exercise science and all things muscles. He expounds on nutrition to discuss philosophies such as the 80/20 rule, the effects of caffeine, his thoughts on the plant-based diet and supplements for weight loss. He also dives deeper into mental health and stresses the importance of how you can prevent a burnout.

 

Topics:

 

06:50 – Mental health and self-awareness

20:45 – Compartmentalizing

33:50 – Choosing abstinence

46:05 – Why we eat

55:50 – Plant-based diet

1:07:10 – Supplements for weight/fat loss

 

Links:

 

Instagram

3Dmusclejourney.com

Iron Culture Podcast

Suicide Prevention Campaign

 

Books:

 

Deep Work – Cal Newport

Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!

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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:

 

If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave us a review. It energizes us to keep doing these as well as pushes us higher in the rankings. Thank you all for the support!

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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

 

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Revival Strength

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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

 

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