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Feb 7, 2017

Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux), Founder/CEO of Working Against Gravity is on the show this week. Gaining weight is not as easy as you think.  If you’ve been trying to put on size while remaining lean then this episode is for you. This week, our focus is on training to get big and eating to get big. We will be getting into things like protein intake for different athletes, supplements in relation to weight gain, and finally, the training & nutritional aspects of gaining weight and increasing muscle. Enjoy the show.

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Topics of discussion:

[9:00] Training for size

[14:26] Eating for size

[22:00] Do supplements help you get big?

[31:05] Tips for gaining weight 

Links:
Working Against Gravity

Reviews:

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Jan 31, 2017

This week's interview is with Lindsey Mathews (@gigemlindsey). Not only is she a coach at DEUCE gym, Lindsey is a doctor of chiropractic that specializes in the biomechanics of the human body. During her career Lindsey has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of athletes ranging from beginners to professionals. She has since found her niche with the creation of BIRTHFIT, a rock star company whose goal it is to empower and educate women about their pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum phases. In this episode we will be getting to how BIRTHFIT can help you prepare and recover from pregnancy, why you should avoid exercising in the sagittal plane and Olympic lifting during your pregnancy. Be sure to check out their Podcast and Blog to a ton of free info! Enjoy the show.

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Topics of discussion:

[5:00] What is BirthFit?

[18:40] Preparing for Birth

[20:50] Why to avoid exercising in the sagittal plane during pregnancy

[23:38] Mindset & Pregnancy

[28:50] Common misconceptions when preparing for birth

[35:21] Olympic lifting & Pregnancy

[43:25] Nutrition & Supplements during pregnancy

[52:11] Postpartum functional progressions

Links:
BirthFit

Books:
Childbirth and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens – Michel Odent

Lying-in: A History of Childbirth in America – Wertz

Exercising Through Your Pregnancy  - James Clapp MD

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Jan 23, 2017

This week Chris Spealler (@cspealler) one of CrossFit’s OGs, is on the show. Not only was he an individual competitor for 7 CrossFit Games, but he is now an Affiliate owner, and a trainer for CrossFit Headquarters. Since 2007, Chris has been helping CrossFit grow as a sport through his efforts as an athlete and now a coach. This guy is a true ambassador for CrossFit. In this episode we will be getting into some of his success as an athlete, as well as transitioning out of competitions and what it really takes to make it to the games. Enjoy the show.

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Topics of discussion:

[2:08] Points of performance for the Squat w/ Chris Spealler

[10:00] Coaching elite athletes

[16:20] Transitioning out of competitions

[23:23] What it takes to make it to The Games

Links:
Icon Athlete – Programming by Chris Spealler

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Jan 16, 2017

Nick Fowler (@thenickfowler), our Director of Strength & Conditioning, is on the show this week. With the 2017 Open only a few weeks away, we’ll be focusing on all the things you need to know to help you prepare. Whether you’re a Games athlete, or trying to make it to Regionals, or if The Open is your entire season, we’ve got some tips to help you improve.  This episode is all about making sure you’re ready to kill it and how to plan these last few week before the start of The Open. Enjoy the show!

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Topics of discussion:

[2:33] Mike Cazayoux & Nick Fowler on training aerobic vs. anaerobic pathways for your sport

[8:29] Wodapalooza 2017

[10:55] Being selective of your competitions

[15:10] Open predictions

[18:08] What to focus on while prepping for The Open

[25:20] How Brute Athletes are preparing for The Open

[48:36] Do’s & Don’ts for Open prep

[1:01:38] Prepping as a Master’s athlete

 

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Jan 9, 2017

I interview Tom Bilyeu (@tombilyeu) on the show this week. Tom has made quite the name for himself in the business world and has had a tremendous impact in the Fitness industry through Quest Nutrition, the original no-junk protein bar. In this episode, Tom shares with us what it was like to have a dream and turn it into a reality, or better yet, a billion dollar business. We get into things such as living life by a code, how to find your passion and achieve mastery, how to influence others, and how we can all reach a higher level of success in our lives. Be sure to checkout his new podcast The Impact Theory for more tips and secrets to success. Enjoy the show.

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Topics of discussion:

[2:10] Nick Fowler on the 3 principals of Training & Nutrition for Master’s athletes

 

[9:24] Establish your life’s code

[16:24] Acting in accordance to your goals

[20:40] How to influence your employees

[23:23] Find your passion & gain mastery

[28:45] Creating your own story

[34:33] Creating discipline

[41:28] Empowering the individual

[51:35] How to treat your employees

 

Books:

So Good They Can’t Ignore You -  Cal Newport

Links:

Impact Theory Podcast

Knowledge Bomb: Episode 1

Reviews:

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Jan 2, 2017

Danny Camargo (@camargo_oly), one of the most successful American weightlifting coaches is interviewed on the show this week. Altogether, Danny has produced 14 international weightlifters including Gold Medalist, Mattie Rogers. Not only is he producing superior athletes but he is also building confidence and character that these athletes will carry on for life. In this episode, we’ll be getting into all aspects of coaching ranging from gym culture, when to address an early arm bend, and teaching mindset and mental strength in your athletes.

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Topics of discussion:

[16:50] Gym culture

[26:24] Coach Bill McDaniel

[30:00] Athletic career

[38:00] Addressing an early arm bend

[44:09] Barbell psychology

[52:33] Mattie Rogers

Links:

OLY Concepts

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Dec 27, 2016

Round 2 with Games Athlete & Brute Athlete, Brooke Ence (@brookeence). Brooke is definitely one of the most entertaining athletes to watch both in and outside the gym. If you haven’t already checked out her YouTube series be sure to click the link below! This weeks’ episode is all about vulnerability and mindset. In this episode, we get a closer look at Brooke’s life as an athlete, what it was like to miss The CrossFit Games by a few points, and how she uses this to motivate herself for the new season. Enjoy the show!

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Topics of discussion:

[6:30] YouTube series 

[12:25] 2016 Regionals

[18:40] Not making it to The CrossFit Games

[40:15] Avoiding “shiny object syndrome”

[46:42] Life after CrossFit

[49:42] Correcting misconceptions 

Links:

YouTube Series

Brookeence.com

Reviews:

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Dec 20, 2016

Anders Varner and Theresa Larson, founders of “The Low Back Fix” are on the show this week. We focus on a few topics including rehabilitation, injury prevention, and how to coach proper movement patterns. You’ll also get to learn more about their new CrossFit Specialty Course “Adaptive Athletes” and why you should be doing more unilateral work! Be sure to check out their website for a free E-book and more info on their seminars that will not only help you move better as an athlete, but also how to spot these patterns and deficiencies as a coach.

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Topics of discussion:

[10:37] Assessment & correction

[19:29] Why you should be doing unilateral work

[37:47] Working with Military personnel

[49:47] “What is the worst piece of advice?”

[1:00:00] CrossFit Specialty: Adaptive Athletes  

Links:

The Low Back Fix

Movement-RX

The Joint by Joint Approach to Training


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Dec 12, 2016

Travis Mash from Mash Elite Performance (@masheliteperformance) is on the show this week. Travis is known as one of the strongest American Weightlifters and Powerlifters in his time with an 805lb Squat, 550lb Bench, and 804lb Deadlift, RAW. He’s a great story teller and a successful business owner. More importantly, he’s also known for producing incredible athletes. In this episode, we talk about his famous weightlifting club: “The Farm”, what it takes to be a great weightlifter, what it means to build strength & speed, training stories and more. Enjoy the show.

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Topics of discussion:

[2:08] “The Farm”

[10:12] Future of American weightlifting and its athletes

[17:14] Mastering the mundane

[23:53] Are there secrets to building power & speed?

[33:15] Powerlifting talk

[38:05] Coaching style

[42:13] Training stories

Links:

Mash Elite Performance


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Dec 5, 2016

I’ll be speaking with Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics (@catalystathletics) on the show this week. Greg is a former national competitive Weightlifter who has also made a significant name for himself off the platform as an elite Weightlifting Coach. Greg has so much quality content in the Weightlifting community – if you haven’t heard of him before then it’s time you put this guy on your radar. Whether you’re a coach, athlete, or just anyone interested in human movement and athletic development, be sure to check out his website for tons of free knowledge. You’ll find endless articles on weightlifting, nutrition, and general exercise, a vast exercise library, programming, and a ton of traveling seminars. In this week’s episode, we’ll be getting into things like living up to your expectations, getting on an online program, drugs in weightlifting, and business. Enjoy the show.

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Topics of discussion:

[2:55] Background & early childhood

[29:55] Getting on an online program

[43:29] Drugs & Weightlifting

[51:30] Talking business

[54:45] Advice for Coaches

[1:06:48] Catalyst Athletics

Links:

Catalyst Athletics


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Nov 28, 2016

This week, Joe Kenn (@bighousepower), NFL’s Head Strength Coach for the Carolina Panthers is on the show. WARNING: This episode may change the way you train. Are you training a sport with a sport? How do you structure your exercise order & movement categories? We’ll be covering that and more in this episode, as well as Joe’s coveted “Tier System”, a systematic program design model, and the power of movement before muscle. This entire episode is one huge knowledge bomb. Make sure to check out Joe’s website to learn more about his methodology and The Tier System.

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Topics of discussion:

[6:24] – Joe’s background in Strength & Conditioning

[11:08] – Prioritized training  

[17:35] – How The Tier System started

[19:13] – Fundamentals of The Tier System

[23:42] – Implementing The Tier System & Block Zero Training

[34:22] – Structured goal setting

[42:49} – In-Season training

[45:50] – The cutting edge in Recovery

[58:15] – Big names in Strength & Conditioning

[1:01:08] – GPS tracking

 

Links:

Big House Power

Reviews:

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Nov 21, 2016

Interview with Elite Coach, Jami Tikkanen (@jamitikkanen). Some of you may recognize Jami for his work with Annie Thorisdottir and Bjorgvin Guomundsson during the CrossFit Games. In this episode, we will get into Jami’s online training platform “The Training Plan”, as well as tips for goal setting, and discussing the differences in training for the Open, Regionals, and the Games.

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Topics of discussion:

7:10 -  Finding success as a Coach/Athlete

10:20 – Goal setting system

14:35 – Role models

16:20 – The Training Plan

23:48 – Open, Regionals, Games prep-training

31:05 – How to reach your goals and live a better life

39:06 – “Shiny Object Syndrome”

44:05 – Remote Coaching

45:35 – Developing as a Coach

 

Recommended literature:

Resilience by Eric Greitens

Self-Coaching 101 by Brooke Castillo

10-Minute Mental Toughness by Jason Selk

ZenPencils – Inspirational cartoons

 

Reviews:

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Nov 14, 2016

This week I will be diving into all things macros, dieting, and nutrition with Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux) of Working Against Gravity. Working Against Gravity is a fast growing online nutritional programming company designed to give you the exact guidance you need to meet your fitness and nutritional goals with the help of your very one 1-on-1 coach. In this episode, we go over what it takes to make a huge transformation, dieting goals, what makes WAG so successful, and a few recommended resources for those interested in learning more about dieting philosophy.

 

Topics of discussion:

 

[3:45] What’s the best thing about WAG?

[5:50] What it takes to make a huge transformation

[10:24] Programs for Games Athletes VS Average Joe/ Jane

[15:30] The nutritional pyramid

 

[18:20] Diet goals: Flexibility vs. Accuracy

[25:36] Nutritional differences in men & women

[29:00] WAG’s success

[33:27] WAG coaching staff

  • Drive” by Daniel Pink

 

[40:30] Creating culture through nutrition philosophy

[44:00] Future of WAG

 

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Nov 7, 2016

Graeme Lauriston, one of the top Physical Therapists in the country,  (@graemelauriston) is on the show this week. Graeme is the Director of PT at EXOS, formerly Athletes Performance Institute. He is no stranger when it comes to working with top caliber athletes. EXOS is the leader in Strength & Conditioning, working with NFL Combine athletes and MLB Spring trainers alike. In this episode, we will be getting into a variety of popular topics in the PT & Rehab world including injury prevention, tips to improve your mobility, dealing with popping hips/ knees, hamstring recovery, getting out of the sagittal plane and being more functional in life and training. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions this week, enjoy the show!

Topics of discussion:

[2:19] EXOS, Formerly “Athletes Performance Institute”

[7:54] Athlete assessments & performance testing

[11:50] The EXOS systems approach

[23:22] Tips for working with top professional athletes

[27:03] The FMS system & group application

[35:05] Getting out of the sagittal plane

[41:18] Hamstring injuries: recovery, rehab, prevention

[49:02] Pillar activation & recommended literature

 

 [55:26] Mobility tips

[59:46] Foaming rolling; What is it good for?

[1:04:20] Why is your Hip/ Knee popping?

[1:07:55] Athlete/ Coach mindset

 

[1:16:34] Learning from mistakes

[1:22:08] Physical therapy credentials & certifications

 

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Oct 31, 2016

This week, I interview my good friend Mike Bledsoe (@mike_bledsoe). Mike is the CEO of Barbell Shrugged and Barbell Business, two very popular podcasts in the CrossFit/ Fitness community. We’ll be diving into a few topics this week such as Mike’s view on nutrition, training, and leadership, as well as tips to improve your focus & attention. We’ll also be getting into some advice for gym owners on how Barbell Business can help improve your box!

Topics of discussion:

 [4:00] Mike on Self-actualization & Life philosophy  

[11:50] Nutrition, Training & Movement

[27:01] Fear & Failure

[33:30] Leadership & Awareness

[41:15] Improved attention & focus

[51:45] Talking business & social media

[59:30] Barbell Business

[1:01:15] Barbell Logic

 

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Oct 29, 2016

Interview with Mike Tarnapoll (@mike_tarnapoll) of InsideTracker. When was the last time you had an intervention? InsideTracker is the leader in sophisticated, science-based blood analytics, tailored just for you in order to help you optimize your life in all aspects of wellness. These guys can hook you up with personalized nutrition, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations that will help you boost your energy and increase your athletic performance. In this episode, we will be getting into common deficiencies amongst CrossFitters, the aging process, and the science behind blood work in relation to health, longevity, performance, and recovery. Train smarter and discover how healthy you are on the inside, with InsideTracker. Enjoy the show.

Topics of discussion

[2:21] InsideTracker & the science behind blood work

[6:29] Blood tracking & why it’s useful

[14:30] Common deficiencies in CrossFitters

[21:35] Different tests for different athletes

[24:29] Blood differences between elite athletes & average Joes

[30:20] The aging process

[33:18] Longevity VS. Nutrition & Supplementation

[41:09] The future of blood tracking

 

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Oct 17, 2016

Dr. Allison Brager (@docjockzzz) is interviewed on the show this week. She's a 2013 CrossFit Games; Teams Athlete, Neuroscientist and Sleep & Recovery researcher. We’re here to talk about the benefits of sleep and recovery for elite athletes, “Wim Hof” breathing, what your DNA/ genotype says about you, and why you should be sleeping naked. We’ve got a ton of information in this one that will help you not only recover better but ultimately train better. Be sure to check out Allison’s book below!

Topics of discussion:

[1:38] Allison’s background

[7:11] Two stages of sleep and their effects on recovery

[10:45] Optimal sleep; quantity vs. quality

[12:33] Sleep deprivation, Genotypes and more on what your DNA can tell you

  • 23andMe – DNA Testing/ genotype
  • DNAFit – DNA Testing for Fitness & Diet

 

[17:47] How to get the best night of sleep & forming good sleep habits

[20:05] The science behind the “Sleep Cycle” App

[23:27] Meditation & “Wim Hof” breathing

[25:35] Thoughts on polyphasic sleep

[27:45] Thoughts/ research on naps

[30:12] Effects of alcohol & marijuana on sleep

[38:24] The future of sleep technology

 

Book(s):

Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain by Allison Brager


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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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