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Oct 10, 2016

My good friend Bryce Astill (@bryceastill) is on the show this week. Bryce spent 10 days in ICU in critical condition while in Peru and gave both friends and family the scare of a lifetime. Not only was he able to bounce back with a full recovery, but in less than 6 months he ran a 100-mile ultra-marathon in less than 24 hours. His story is one of perseverance, gratitude, and adapting to whatever life throws at you. In this episode Bryce recounts his near death experience in Peru and leaves us with a few questions we should be asking ourselves; Are you being the best version of yourself? Are you tapping into your full potential? How will you overcome setbacks in life?

Topics of discussion:

[2:27] Near death in Peru

[14:40] A new life perspective

[17:05] Authenticity & sober living

[22:06] Recovering & working with Active Life RX

[30:40] Ultra Marathon: “The Bear 100

[51:06] Tapping into your potential

[55:00] Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

[58:58] A message for the listeners

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Oct 3, 2016

This week we’ll be going into the mind of Strength Coach, Jake Hutton (@jacobhutton1). I first met Jake at Southern Utah University and since then he’s been a good friend and a great mentor in the world of Strength & Conditioning. This guy definitely knows his shit when it comes to gaining strength and building mass. In this episode, Jake shares a wealth of knowledge regarding strength methodologies, speed work, the importance of change-of-direction, preventing injuries with dynamic warm-ups, and how to be 250lb of muscle and super flexible. There’s a ton of information in this one including some recommended resources for you to follow up on. Enjoy the show.

Topics of discussion:

[3:10] Jake’s background

[4:55] The “Tier System” of training

 

[10:21] Training sport athletes

[14:16] Speed work

[19:55] Speed drills

[23:44] Post-activation potentiation

[28:00] Triphasic training & eccentric/ isometric philosophy

[31:50] Putting on mass as a CrossFit athlete

[37:56] Change of direction work

[39:33] Injury prevention & Dynamic warm-ups

[44:55] 250lb & super flexible

  • The Tim Ferris Show ft. Coach Sommer (Part 1)
  • The Tim Ferris Show ft. Coach Sommer (Part 2)

 

[47:45] Resources for Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, Health/ Wellness… etc.

 
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Sep 26, 2016

Aaron Hinde (@aaronhinde), Co-creator of FitAid is interviewed on the show this week. This episode is all about taking risks, following your passion, and starting a successful business. As you’ll hear, Aaron started off as a successful Chiropractor who eventually took a leap of faith and started FitAid and turned it into what it is today. This episode contains tons of tips and advice for gym owners and business owners trying to reach the next level. We will be getting into effective leadership, creating value for others, the power of thinking big, and a few things that Aaron has done to guide himself through tough times and creating lifelong customers.

Links:

LIFEAID Beverage Company

@fitaid

Topics of discussion:

[1:15] Burning Man

[4:57] Life before FitAid

[10:00] Mobility, Staying healthy, Training smart

[14:15] Taking the jump; leaving Chiropractic practice and starting FitAid

[20:04] Power of thinking big

[21:28] Filtering opportunities; how to choose the right opportunity for you

[24:30] Fear of failure and guiding yourself through tough times

[27:28] Effective leadership

[33:59] How to create lifelong customers

[39:45] Creating value, using metrics to grow your gym/ business, Direct Marketing resources

 

[49:58] Last message for listeners



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Sep 19, 2016

Rachel Balkovec (@rachel.balkovec), the first female Strength Coach in the MLB is on the show this week. Rachel is the opposite of an overnight success, and a great example of what happens when you believe in yourself, know your purpose and never give up on your dreams. As you will hear in this episode, getting a team to hire her for a role normally occupied by men was no easy feat, but nonetheless, Rachel is in a league of her own and she continues to break down barriers with the Astros Latin American conditioning program. In this episode, we get into coaching mentality and leading by example, working with new athletes, and why you should constantly be going outside of your comfort zone.

Social Media:

Twitter

Topics of discussion:

[2:19] Working at LSU

[5:08] Leadership & Coaching mentality

[10:05] How Rachel became the 1st female Strength Coach in the MLB

[17:24] Being a female in a masculine industry & stepping outside of your comfort zone

[32:10] Coaching goals, working with new athletes, and mental skills development

[39:29] Leading by example/ lifting heavy as a Strength Coach

[47:55] Differences & common characteristics in “good, better, and best” athletes

[49:45] The dichotomy of quitting

[52:38] Thoughts on CrossFit

[1:00:35] Training females vs. males

[1:03:22] Books/ recommended resources

 

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Sep 12, 2016

In this episode, I interview some of our Coaches from the Brute team; Nick Fowler (@thenickfowler), Adrian Conway (@adrianconway_), and the Vanilla Gorilla: Jacob Hutton (@jacobhutton1). We begin by dialing things back to when Brute Strength just started and how it has evolved into what it is today. Still deciding if Brute Strength is for you? Then tune in as our coaches break down some of the fundamentals that have helped many of our athletes reach the next level, and how you can apply it to your own programming. Whether you are trying to make it to The Games/ Regionals, or just trying to look better naked, Brute Strength has a program for you. We will be tackling some of the most common questions we get from the CrossFit and Weightlifting community regarding nutrition, strength work, fat loss, and programming. Enjoy the show!

Links:

T-Nation

Charles Poliquin  

Topics of discussion:

[1:30] Brute Strength programming & our Coaches

[4:45] Nick Fowler & the Brute program

 [8:09] Adrian Conway on Brute programming

 [15:35] Games prep: Brute Compete

[18:27] How to structure your training when you only have a limited amount of time to dedicate

[24:10] Mistakes people make in their programming  

[33:00] Jacob Hutton on Brute Body & Strength progressions

[40:05] Credible resources for Strength work (Check the LINKS section above)

 [43:11] Weightlifting & Brute OLY

[45:00] FAQs

 [48:28] Goal setting

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Sep 5, 2016

Dr. Leslie Sherlin joins us on the show this week. We pick up right where things off on a previous episode with Michael Gervais. Leslie is a professional brain hacker and CEO/Co-founder of SenseLabs; the leading innovator in brain training. We’ll be getting into how the brain contributes to the way we think, feel, behave, and perform, as well as what happens in “high stakes” moments, Leslie’s new App “Sense Sleep”, and simple exercises that will boost your productivity. There’s so much more I can say about this episode but you’re better off just pressing play. Enjoy the show.

 

**Also side note, my audio cut out at the very end which is why it is a little abrupt.**

Links:

SenseLabs
Versus Headset – Unlock your full potential through improved brain performance
Leslie Sherlin, PHD – Official Website
Sense Sleep – Official App

Topics of Discussion:

[2:45] Who is Leslie Sherlin

[6:45] What is brain-mapping?

[10:35] How can we use brain-mapping?

[20:30] How to implement brain-mapping techniques into your daily routine

[22:12] Why are breathing techniques so important & What does it do for you?

[24:48] Vagal tones

[25:25 More on brain waves & Our decision making process in “high stakes” moments

[27:40] Consciousness, Awareness, & How to train better

[30:05] Neuroplasticity

[40:44] Leslie’s company – SenseLabs

[42:25] The science of sleep/ recovery

[52:25] Simple exercise that can help you become more productive

 

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Aug 29, 2016

Dr. Ben House (@dr_ben_house) is interviewed this week. Strap in because it’s not long before we start geeking out on topics like mindfulness, meditation, dieting, the human body and especially functional medicine. You will quickly learn that Ben is not your ordinary Doctor, but one with a passion for superior athletic performance through holistic functional practice. This guy is all about finding problems before they start and helping you make quality decisions about your health. Join us as we dive into things like; what you should be asking your doctor, high fat diet, nutrient timing,  gluten and much, much more.

 

Links:

 

Dr. House - Functional medicine

Facebook

@casa_colibri

 

Topics of discussion:

 

[5:03] Living wholeheartedly and without distractions

[7:45] Mindfulness practice, thoughts & actions

[11:43] What is functional medicine?

[17:39] What things should you be asking your doctor?

[21:10] Performance diet

[29:14] Metabolic flexibility

[30:24] High fat diet

[38:28] What you should know about gluten

 

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Aug 22, 2016

Best-selling author, and CEO/ co-founder of The Death Race and the Spartan Race; Joe De Sena is on the show this week. Joe is an amazing story teller and an even better mentor. In this episode, we’ll be getting into his new book “Spartan Fit!”, a 30 day challenge that will help you transform your body and mind. Take my word for it and put this one on your reading list, link below. This episode is about pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone and demanding transformation. You’ll get to hear some of Joe’s personal stories and valuable lessons that we can all take away including how he runs his business, motivating others and giving people the tools to better deal with life.

 

Links:

Spartan Race

Death Race

Spartan X

 

Books:

Spartan Fit! – Joe De Sena

Spartan Up! – Joe De Sena

 

Topics of discussion:

[1:45] The Alaska story

[9:00] Marathon Monks

[13:25] Entrepreneurship & making money

[19:55] “On the edge of death” – where transformation happens

[29:50] Spartan X

[40:38] Business & learning

[49:29] Spartan Fit!

 

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Aug 15, 2016

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, we’ll be talking all about the Mind & Performance Psychology. I had the chance to interview Michael Gervais (@michaelgervais), a highly decorated Sports Psychologist for the Seattle Sea Hawks, regarding some of the common mental attributes in today’s top level performers. We’ll be getting into things like mindfulness, brain mapping, gratitude journaling, and a bunch of tips and tricks that you can start applying to your daily routine today. Join us as we begin going down the path to mastery & self-discovery.

Links:

Finding Mastery | Win Forever | Instagram

Topics of discussion:

[1:40] Psychology

  • Understanding how the minds works
  • Working with the Seattle Sea Hawks

 

[7:35] Daily practices that will help keep you in the Present

  • How to train your mind
  • Self-Discovery

 

[10:10] 3-Tips to help figuring out who you are

  • Understanding your thoughts

 

[15:15] Journaling & Why you should be doing it

[27:42] Motivation

[35:30] Vulnerability, Openness, and Growth

[38:19] Brain mapping

  • 4 Brain waves (Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta)

 

[47:00] Team work, Team building

[55:55] Felix Baumgartner & overcoming fear

 

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Aug 8, 2016

 Dana Linn Bailey (@danalinnbailey) and Rob Bailey (@robfuckingbailey), two big names in the Body Building and Physique world are on the show this week. In this episode, we get into the early parts of Dana’s competitive bodybuilding and physique career, launching a successful gym and clothing brand, and of course, lifting heavy shit. These guys are a result of hard work, dedication, and crushing it in the gym - it’s no surprise to see how successful they’ve become. Enjoy the show.

 

Snapchat: HeyitsDLB | KillRobBailey
Twitter: @daydayknucks


Links:

Run Everything Labs – Supplements

Flag Nor Fail – Clothing

danalinnbailey.com

SpeedWarHouse

Hustle Standard – Artist page


Topics of discussion:

[2:25] Dana on being fit before it was cool

[13:26] Going against the norm & being yourself

[23:30] Making a busy relationship work

[27:50] Clothing line: Flag Nor Fail

[31:44] Working out/ training style

[35:55] Misconceptions about building mass

[37:35] Nutrition & How to make a diet work

 

[41:55] Chef Rob Bailey

[43:30] Fears  


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Aug 1, 2016

Endurance Coach, Nate Helming (@natehelming) is on the show this week. He's here to answer a lot of your questions about running and endurance training including; how often you should be running, how to get over the mental aspects of running, breathing tips, popular running shoes, and his project "The Run Experience", which helps CrossFitters add more running into their programming.

Topics of discussion:

[1:15] Intro, Background, San Francisco CrossFit

  • How Nate fixed a hamstring injury
  • Finding CrossFit

 

[12:15] How CrossFit changed Nate's training as an endurance athlete

[17:34] Running & CrossFit

  • Building an engine

 

[23:20] Why do some people HATE running?

[24:07] How much you should be running as an Open athlete

[26:03] How to train endurance

[29:30] Aerobic benefits

  • Breathing
  • The "nose breathing mile" – TRY THIS!!!

 

[35:00] Jeff Galloway

 

[39:05] Minimalist shoes VS. Maximalist shoes

[47:54] Mental aspects of running

 

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Jul 25, 2016

Zach Even-Esh (@zevenesh), founder of the Underground Strength Gym is on the show. If you love coaching athletes then this episode is for you. Zach went from being a school teacher to building a Strength & Conditioning empire. His passion is to help athletes not only crush it in the gym but crush it in life while staying true to yourself and following your dreams. This episode takes off right from the beginning, once he gets going there’s no stopping him. There’s a lot to soak in from this episode so sit back, take it all in, and enjoy.

Links:

Website

Underground Strength

Get Certified – Underground Strength Certification 

Twitter

Topics of discussion:

[0:55] Intro – who is Zach Even-Esh?

  • Working out at a young age
  • Educating yourself
  • Passion for Body Building

 

[4:23] Andre “The Giant”

  • Zach’s time in Israel
  • Getting out of Body Building & training for strength
  • Training wrestlers & football players

 

[16:00] Turning a passion into a business

  • Underground Strength Gyms

 

[19:48] Training athletes

  • Physical & Mental training philosophy
  • Working with younger generations

 

[23:50] Finding a mentor

  • Joe DeFranco
  • Being relentless & seeking out excellence
  • Training for character

 

[37:46] Advice for young Coaches

  • Making a living as a Strength Coach
  • Finding clients/ getting your name out
  • How to grow your gym

 

[49:57] Working with kids

Notable mentions:

EliteFTS

Westside-Barbell

 

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Jul 18, 2016

This week I interview CrossFit celebrity Christmas Abbott (@christmasabbott). We talk about The CrossFit Games, Relationships, Success, and what happened when she bombed the American Open on the clean & jerk. For those of you who don’t know her – she’s tough, tattooed, and she can kick your ass. She can also teach you a thing or two about getting fit and starting a successful business so be sure to check her out. Enjoy.

Links:

Official Website

 “The Badass Body Diet” – Christmas Abbott

 

Topics of discussion:

[1:05] CrossFit Games

[4:50] Dating and Relationships

[9:05] Most defining & rewarding moments

[14:22] Success & Happiness

[21:40] Conquering fear & weaknesses

[30:05] Diet & Exercise on the road

[33:16] Top 4 career moments

[35:10] Bombing the A.O.

[40:30] Advice for anyone trying to change their body

  • Diet tips

 

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Jul 11, 2016

Matt O’Keefe (@okeefmr), the owner of RedLine Gear is on the show. Matt has been an up-and-coming name in the CrossFit community doing a lot of work behind the scenes managing athletes and allowing them to do what they do best; win.

Before it all started, Matt was going through the motions as an Insurance salesman. Everything changed when he finally decided to start TEAM Group, a full service athlete management firm that now represents 14 athletes, including Mat Fraser and Brooke Ence. This episode is about taking risks, following your dreams, and loving what you do. Let Matt’s story motivate you to overcome your fears and pursue your passion.

Links:

TEAM Group

RedLine Gear

Topics of discussion:

[2:05] Introduction – How Matt became an agent

[4:40] RedLine Gear & Mat Fraser

[6:38] The birth of TEAM Group

[8:05] Managing athletes

[17:50] Philosophy, Managing Competitions & Business, Challenges

[25:27] Loving what you do

[42:25] The “Fuck it” moment – starting RedLine

 

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Jul 5, 2016

We're switching things up a bit. I'm the one in the hot seat being interviewed by the wonderful Adee Zukier (@adeezukier). In this episode I’ll be sharing a little bit more about myself, such as my life and family in New Roads, LA, how I overcame drug addiction, winning the CrossFit games, my morning routine, and life after CrossFit.

My goal is to inspire as many people as possible and this episode is my chance to demonstrate how anyone can beat the struggles we’re all faced with in life. For me, it was drug addiction, a back injury, and an overwhelming fear of failure. For those of you looking to make a drastic change in your life to better yourself, just know that ANYTHING is possible once you put your mind to it. In this episode, I’ll be sharing a few things that have helped me along the way in hopes that it may also help you on your journey. Thanks for listening.

Topics of discussion:

[1:40] Growing up in New Roads, LA

[3:30] Drug addiction

[5:33] My rock bottom moment

[9:27] Staying clean

[11:25] How I found CrossFit

[16:53] Winning the CrossFit Games

[18:15] Dealing with Spondylolisthesis

[23:25] Life after CrossFit

[25:25] Going from Competing to Coaching

[27:30] Taking a leap of faith

[35:19] How I deal with the fear of failure

[36:50] My morning routine

[37:40] Meditation

 

[38:38] How to start good habits

[40:05] Book recommendation:

 

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Jun 27, 2016

Katrin Davidsdottir (@katrintanja), the reigning champion of the 2015 CrossFit Games is interviewed on the show this week. This one is about hard work, sacrifice, and how bad you really want it. Everybody should be taking notes on this one because once you get inside the mind of a champion then it’s easy to see why they’re number one. If you like this episode, then you’re going to like Episode 42 with Sports Psychologist; Justin Su’a. Check the notes below for some recommended literature from this episode. Enjoy.

Topics of discussion:

[2:00] Post regionals, Mastery, and falling in love with the process

[8:54] Katrin’s daily habits

 

[12:19] Recommended Sports Psychology books:

 

[25:00] Katrin’s relationship with failure

[36:28] Sports & Academics

[40:15] Body image

[44:43] Katrin’s relationship with Sara Sigmundsdottir & Annie Thorisdottir

[54:33] Katrin’s message for you listeners

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Jun 20, 2016

In the words of Kelly Starrett, “there was a time where we thought that being well-conditioned or being brutally strong solved all the problems. We realize now that it doesn’t.” – I couldn’t agree more.

Kelly Starrett, @mobilitywod, is a man with many hats: Coach, Physical Therapist, Author, and Founder of Mobility WOD. He is a staple in the CrossFit community helping athletes improve human movement and optimizing athletic performance. He’s been producing instructional content for the CrossFit Community since 2008, and today he’s here to talk about his new book, mobility, injury prevention, and simple lifestyle changes you can do today that will improve your health.  Check the notes below for links to his books and more related content.

Topics of discussion:

[10:30] Dysfunction

  • Incomplete mechanics & incident level problems
  • The nuance of proper positioning
  • The new revolution in Strength & Conditioning

 

[15:10] Corrective exercises

  • Skill transfer exercise
  • Position transfer exercise

 

[17:23] Working with Mike Burgener

[22:04] Ego

[25:13] Characteristics of a Master

[28:20] New book: “Deskbound: Standing Up to a Siting World” – Kelly Starrett

[34:39] Quick lifestyle changes that will have a huge impact on your well-being

  • Optional sitting & Non-optional sitting

 

[44:00] Stretching advice/ technique

  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

 

[48:35] Becoming a Master Coach

[1:00:18] What you need to know about ice baths & why you should be doing them

Books:

Becoming a Supple Leopard” – Kelly Starrett

Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World” – Kelly Starrett

Extreme Ownership” – Jocko Willink

Other links:

MobilityWOD – Website

@mobilitywod – Twitter

Mobility & PNF Stretching - Article

Skill-transfer exercises – 6 part video series w/ Kelly Starrett 

Reviews:

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Jun 14, 2016

In this episode, I sit down with Jake (@jacobhutton1) and Sunny Hutton (@sunnyhutton), Head Coaches of Brute Body. I’ll be asking them a lot of your questions about body transformation, including how to build more muscle, how to get stronger legs, and how to get a better ass and bigger chest. Tune in for some nutrition and dieting techniques including carb back-loading, carb cycling, living the paleo lifestyle and finally what makes Brute Body so unique compared to CrossFit or other body transformation programs.

If you’re hitting plateaus and not seeing the results you’re looking for then that’s because you’re not on Brute Body, come check out what all the fuss is about

Click here for your SPECIAL OFFER

Topics of discussion:

[3:38] What does it take to make a full body transformation?

[6:50] Some things that are holding you back that you might not be aware of

[8:59] What you need to know in order to change your body

[12:15] Jake’s advice for those looking to make a body and lifestyle change

[14:53] CrossFit vs. Brute Body

[16:53] What to do when you’re training hard and still hitting plateaus

[19:25] What is carb back-loading?

 

[21:09] Nutrition/ Dieting  

 

[36:30] Building muscle with Hypertrophy work

[40:15] What to expect with Brute Body

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Jun 6, 2016

In this episode, we meet Justin Su’a (@justinsua), Mental Skills Coordinator for the Boston Red Sox. Justin studied Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Utah and has been developing a new breed of athlete ever since. Every day, Justin helps athletes bridge the gap between physical strength and mental strength; teaching them how to overcome adversity, and smile in the face of failure. And now he’s here to do the same for you.

Success always starts with failure – however for some, failure is a speed bump while for others it’s a road block. Do you know the right way to react to failure?

As an athlete, we face a new set of challenges every day. The difference is how we react and adapt to these challenges that will separate us from the pack. If you’ve been struggling to take your game to the next level then maybe the answer isn’t more physical training, but instead mental training. When you reach an elite level, 90% is mental and 10% is physical. You are competing against yourself, not against other athletes. With that being said, it’s time to let the master do his work, enjoy.

Topics of Discussion:

[3:57] What is Sports Psychology?

[13:15] Growth mindset VS. Fixed mindset – which one are you?

[20:15] The power of purpose

[22:13] 3 Questions that will help you find your purpose

[25:38] Common mental barriers & How to overcome any obstacle

[30:07] Building confidence

[33:55] “You give power to what you focus on…”

[36:45] What are the best doing that others aren’t?

[41:20] Claiming ownership

[47:17] 3 ways to change your mindset and take control of your thoughts

[51:05] Mindfulness, Breathing, Meditation

Books Discussed:

“Mindset” – Carol Dweck

“Resilience” – Eric Greitens

“Extreme Ownership” – Jocko Willink

“Succeed” – Heidi Grant Halvorson

“Mind Gym” – Gary Mack

“Parent Pep Talks” – Justin Su’a

 

Other links:

HeadSpace – Treat your head right

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May 30, 2016

This week's episode covers tips from Brute’s strong boys – Jeff Wittmer and Matt Bruce.Olympic Weightlifting is gaining high notoriety in the US as the years go on. Whether you’re new to weightlifting or a seasoned athlete, these guys are here to help you to learn how to assess your body, improve your techniques, and reach new PRs. Be sure to check out the Brute OLY program after the episode!

Topics of discussion:

[2:00] Getting introduced to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting

[12:00] What makes a good Weightlifting program?

[17:20] How to get the most out of an online program like Brute OLY

[19:43] Listen to your body – how to recognize when you’re over training

[21:59] Assessing your performance & avoiding a plateau

[21:59] Tips to help you get through your first competition

[26:42] Biggest mistakes people make the week before competition

[29:00] Triple Extension vs. the Catapult Method

[36:25] Dynamic strength vs. Absolute strength

[42:16] Weightlifting for CrossFit athletes (programming)

[46:16] How to improve your technique if you don’t have a coach

[50:19] Long term consequences of the conjugate method for powerlifting

[54:50] Training alone & staying motivated

[1:05:49] When should you wear a built?

 

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May 23, 2016

Brute Strength’s very own programming guru and Director of Strength & Conditioning, Nick Fowler is interviewed on the show this week. In this epi, ode we’re lifting the hood so you can really get a feel for Brute’s training methodologies, and a look into how we’re getting athletes ready for The Crossfit Games. Whether you’re an aspiring Games athlete or a coach looking to take your athletes to the next level, this episode is for you.  We’ll be getting into athlete assessments, creating a program, training for strength vs. training for endurance, and a couple of things to avoid along the way – so get ready!

More Nick Fowler here:

Instagram: @theNickFowler
Facebook: Nick Fowler
Affiliate Gym: Massif Athletics

Click here to sign up for our Games Prep/ Compete programs for only $10 on your first month.
Promo-code: BruteNick
Offer expires June 6, 2016.

Topics of discussion:

[1:00] How Nick Fowler got started with human physiology and programming

[6:04] Educational sources/ recommended books

 

[11:00] Programming for athletes

[11:55] Assessing an athlete

[15:58] Creating a programming/ Figuring out what you’re training for

[17:15] How building your aerobics base will increase muscle endurance

[18:50] Endurance Pyramid

[19:58] Advice for athletes looking to get stronger

  • Slow strength work
  • Structural strength

 

[24:10] “Can you get stronger with metcons?”

[27:14] The RIGHT way too lift heavy

  • The 4-hour rule

 

[32:40] Concurrent signals – avoid this!

[36:30] How to gain strength without sacrificing endurance

[44:33] Building a strong gymnastics foundation

[51:43] What you need in order to become a Games athlete

  • Mobility
  • Hormonal health
  • Sleep/ recovery
  • Lifestyle/ stress
  • Nutrition

 

[1:07:05] Quick advice for all coaches

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May 16, 2016

In this episode I interview T.V. co-host to ABC’s docu-series; Extreme Weight Loss, Heidi Powell. In her words, “everyone’s dealing with something […] we all have some skeletons in the closet.” Heidi is a great example of how you can overcome your demons and transform your life. We get to hear firsthand how she overcame her eating disorder through the love and support of friends and family, and of course, through fitness.

Addiction is a scary thing. Studies indicate that 30+ million people are suffering from drug abuse, and/or eating disorders nationwide. Change can be equally as frightening, but what if you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction or health disorder and change is no longer just an option, but necessary for survival? The answer is that you are not alone and these problems are 100% fixable. More than 40% of people’s daily activities come from formed habits. Tune in to learn how you can take control of your life by forming good habits that will beat your addiction.

No one is perfect, so if you or someone you know is struggling with any sort of disorder or addiction then it’s never too late to turn your life around – all that is required is compassion, humility, willingness change, and most importantly, finding your “Why?”

For more Heidi Powell – Click below:

Instagram -- Twitter -- Faceboook -- Blog

Topics of discussion:

[4:04] Suffering from an eating disorder

  • What does E.D. mean?
  • What are some forms of E.D.?

 

[13:40] Addiction

[15:00] Replacing a bad addiction with a healthy addiction

[16:40] Advice for anyone currently struggling/ recovering from addiction

[20:33] How to approach a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder

[31:16] How to form new habits

[45:00] Knowing your “why” vs. Knowing your “what”

[48:08] How to find your “why”

Reviews:

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May 9, 2016

This week I interview National Weightlifting Champion, Mattie Rogers. After just 3 years in the sport, she’s already become one of the best in the world in her class and is making moves towards joining the 2016 Rio Olympic Games – did I mention she’s not even 21 yet?! Not only that, but she’s consistently going 6/6 on her competition lifts, or in other words, she’s no joke. In this episode we talk about mental preparation, team mentality, how to approach your first competition lift, and how she went from gymnastics, to cheer leading, to CrossFit, to National Weightlifting Champion and a whole lot more.

Want more Mattie Rogers? – Click below:
Instagram: @mattiecakesssss
Facebook: Mattie Rogers – Athlete Page

Topics of discussion:

[4:55] Going 6/6 on your lifts & calming your nerves

[7:00] Working with Coach Danny Camargo

 

[8:30] Setting the Junior & Senior American records

[10:10] Setting standards for yourself & How to stay ahead of your competition

[11:45] “We decided to move up in weight class… and from that moment on it’s been craaazzyy”

[13:45] Team mentality – “we” VS. “me”

[14:45] Bombing the snatch in the American Open

[16:38] Prepping the week before a competition

[117:45] Do’s & Don’ts for competition day

[18:22] Competition rituals

[19:20] Mental preparation

  • Approaching your 1st lift in competition
  • Missing a lift in competition

 

[23:30] Role models

 

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May 2, 2016

It’s time to meet Jessica Lucero. For those of you who might be less familiar, Jessica is the reigning National ChampionWeightlifter in the 58-kilo category and also the American record-holder in the snatch in her weight group. She has over a decade ofexperience under her belt in the world of weightlifting and hasshown tremendous progress in her career in the last two years alonewhich may very well propel her into claiming a spot in the women’sNational Olympic Team. In this episode we get to hear what it’s like being in the trenches; from working with sports psychologists, to how bacon and pancakes can be your missing ingredient for setting PR’s, and a very interesting tool called Sports ImageryTraining.

Want to get to know Jessica even more? – Follow her on social media:

Instagram: @JessicaLucero9
Twitter: @jessicalucero97
Snapchat: JessicaS979

Topics of discussion:

[3:30] Being yourself will always work better than trying to be like your idols

[6:23] Avoiding negativity

[9:00] How focusing too much on others can actually hurt you

  • Know YOUR body, focus on YOUR weaknesses instead of someone else's strengths
  • Making false idols

[13:15] How Jessica went from missing all her lifts in 2014 to setting the new American snatch record

  • Click here to see Jessica break the American snatch record

[15:49] Finding motivation in weightlifting

  • Stay focused & get in the zone
  • Have fun & enjoy the process
  • Remaining present

[29:02] Sports Imagery Training – Do’s & Don't

  • Click here to learn more – Techniques & Tips

[35:30] Diet/ Nutrition

[45:08] Role models & other weightlifters

 

Reviews:

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Apr 26, 2016

In this episode, I link up with the guys from Active Life RX to go over some of their injury prevention techniques including end-range strength & mobility, how to strengthen your tendons/ joints with tempo work, and structural balancing for your shoulders, ankle, hips, and more.

Injuries can be one of the most devastating experiences that athletes, or anyone for the matter, can go through. Not only can it completely halt all progress, but it can be a huge emotional and mental blow to all of the hard work you’ve already put in – so why wait until an injury to start caring for your body? It’s always better to be proactive than reactive and that’s exactly why you need to learn about “Performance Care” with @activeliferx

Click here to sign-up for Performance Care now.

Topics of discussion:

[3:28] Elite athletes on the Active Life Rx program

[7:15] Program/ philosophy

[10:25] How you can gain strength in end-range movements

 [15:10] Why you should include carrying & holds into your workouts

[18:05] Tips for incorporating holds into your workouts

[21:36] What can Active Life RX do for you?

[29:25] Tempo work – what does it do & how does it work?

[33:50] The ActiveLifeRx quality

 [43:10] Success stories

[49:07] Properly assessing injuries and learning how to prevent them

Links:

Check out our video podcast with Active Life RX from episode 4 here

Click here to sign-up for Performance Care now.

Reviews:

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