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Feb 19, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing a four-time CrossFit Games veteran, and total bad ass, Emily Abbott. Emily trains out of MOST Physical Preparation in Calgary, Alberta and has been a dominant force in Canada West since 2014. In this episode we’ll get a more in-depth look into the life of Abbott and getting into things like finding your divine flow, goals vs. intentions, and training less to gain more. Enjoy the show.

 

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Topics of discussion:

 

01:40 - The story behind Emily’s tattoos 

04:50 - Testing your ethics 

08:50 - Intentions vs. goal setting

14:12 - Emily’s style of leadership

17:25 - Awakening to your life’s purpose

22:54 - Increasing self-awareness 

29:00 - Defining “Embodiment” 

33:35 - Training less, gaining more 

39:00 - Getting an edge on the competition 

46:54 - Breaking the phone addiction

53:10 - Advice for athletes preparing for the Open 

56:04 - Developing a competitive mindset 

 

Links:

 

Awakening to Your Life's Purpose - Tolle

Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals  - Halvorson

Pussy: A Reclamation - Thomashauer

@abbott.the.red - Instagram 

 

Reviews:

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Feb 12, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m excited to introduce you to the Squat King himself, Dr. Aaron Horschig. Aaron graduated from Truman State University in 2009 and went on to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri in 2012. Since then he’s worked with professional football players in the NFL, Olympic Weightlifters, NCAA Division I & II athletes, as well as CrossFit athletes. In this episode we’ll be diving into a lot of the concepts and principles highlighted in his book, The Squat Bible, as well as how we can ultimately improve the performance of our athletes through the quality of movement. Be sure to check below for links to his book and his website. Enjoy the show.

 

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Topics of discussion:

2:45 - The looking glass of movement 

13:00 - Empowering the patient 

19:14 - Conscious eating - What’s your relationship with food?

21:50 - Falling in love with the process

26:18 - Why the Squat is so important for a healthy lifestyle

33:30 - The Squat Bible

49:30 - The fastest way to increase your mobility 

56:50 - Finding the right PT for you

 

Links:

The Squat Bible - Horschig

Squat University

 

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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Feb 5, 2018

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast we have guest speaker, Chris Mazdzer. Chris is an American Luger who has been active since 2001 and in 2015, he won the Luge World Cup Men’s singles even in Lake Placid. Whether you're training for Regionals, The Games, or the Olympics, there is a lot to learn from Chris and his experiences as an Olympic athlete. We’ll be getting into his early Luge career, qualifying for the Olympics, and his mental preparation as an elite athlete. Enjoy the show.

 

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Topics of discussion:

2:30 - Describing a Luge run

9:00 - Early Luge career 

15:50 - Growing up at age 13 

20:30 - Making it to the Pros 

26:50 - Facing your fears as an athlete 

36:30 - Qualifying for the Olympics 

43:30 - Working under pressure 

48:50 - Beating Felix Loch 

51:35 - Facing mental challenges 

 

Reviews:

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Jan 29, 2018

This week’s guest is Crossfit competitor Margaux Alvarez. Margaux is one of the most composed Crossfit athletes I’ve ever watched, and it was a pleasure talking about some of the experiences that she’s had that have shaped who she is. We’re talking today about her mindset, how she developed it, the vineyard she has opened with her husband Alex, and some of the productivity and time management skills that she has had to develop as both an elite athlete and an entrepreneur. Enjoy the show!

 

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Topics of discussion:

[:48] Who are the funniest and most admirable Crossfit Games athletes?

[5:58] Margaux’s decision to continue competing after opening a vineyard.

[9:28] Shift your ‘but’ to ‘and’ and you’re going to find success.

[11:43] How sales at The Vine Yard Crossfit are affected by fitness followers.

[14:57] Time management skills allow Margaux to rock the vineyard and the gym.

[19:28] The evolution from high school golf team to powerhouse athlete.

[22:14] How the passing of Margaux’s sister has affected her life for the better.

[31:40] Where does calmness during competition come from?

[34:18] If she could start training all over again…

[37:01] Trainer turned husband and business partner — how Margaux and Alex make their multiple relationships work.

[42:43] Best books, core beliefs, and taking action.

[51:45] Connecting with Margaux.

 

Links:

@321gaux on Instagram

Margaux Alvarez on Facebook

The Vine Yard Crossfit

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger

 

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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Jan 22, 2018

This week’s guest is Matt Fitzgerald, the author of many, many books including How Bad Do You Want It and The Endurance Diet. He is also a runner and a coach. In our conversation today, we dive into some of the topics presented in How Bad Do You Want It and discuss how mindset and mental fitness can push us to new peaks. Matt offers practical advice on how to use framing to put you in the right mindset no matter what kind of pressure you’re under as well as what daily practices you can do to get started today.

 

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Topics of discussion:

[1:25] Introducing Matt Fitzgerald — author of How Bad Do You Want It.

[2:15] How does Matt approach his goals and achieve them?

[5:45] Matt offers suggestions on how to find and cultivate passion.

[11:20] In the book, How Bad Do You Want It, Matt talks about the differences between mental toughness vs. mental fitness. How does the attitude you have in life affect this?

[15:30] You need to have intent. That’s step one to anything you do in life.

[18:35] What is ‘perceived exertion’?

[23:50] How to train for the ability to overcome our inhibitions.

[27:15] Matt explains how body language can affect perceived exertion.

[30:25] Best practices on ways to develop a positive relationship with failure.

[34:10] Matt offers tips to help people calm down and re-focus when they’re feeling a lot of pressure.

[37:35] When we’re in our own head, that’s when our mind messes with our mechanics.

[41:35] What are some of the best daily practices people can adopt to improve their mindset?

[53:10] Connecting with Matt.

 

Links:

Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald on Facebook

@mattfitwriter on Twitter

 

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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Jan 15, 2018

This show is a special episode that I do each month with my wife Adee Cazayoux, owner of Working Against Gravity. Adee and her company have worked with over 15,000 people — helping them transform their lives by dialing in on their nutrition. These special episodes are always favorites and some of the most popular I’ve done. Today we’re talking about being consistent with your diet, accuracy, goal setting, nutrient timing and more. Enjoy the show!

 

Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503

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Topics of discussion:

[:40] Goal setting and why you’re probably getting it wrong.

[7:08] Capitalize on your new year momentum — the right way to do goal setting starts with micro goals.

[11:19] Want a six pack in six months? Start with your ‘why,’ then break it down.

[16:37] Identify and overcome your obstacles before you hit them.

[20:10] What to do when the motivation just isn’t there.

[23:56] 2017 lessons learned — making friends, control, taking accountability, and focusing on what you can do for other people.

[36:01] Q&A — best food options post workout.

[40:10] The science behind eating higher carbs and losing weight.

[44:13] Finding time to eat a healthy, fulfilling breakfast — and my favorite fast recipe.

[47:30] The importance of vegetables in your diet.

[49:07] What Adee wants you to know, and how to connect with her.

 

Links:

@adeecazayoux on Instagram

Working Against Gravity

Working Against Gravity on Facebook

@WorkingAgainstGravity on Instagram

 

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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Jan 8, 2018

Before we get started, I wanted to make sure you know about the Secret Strength Weapon. This document has short exercises and workouts that you can add to help you get stronger, injury-proof yourself and create structural balance. You’ll find info about tempo work, unilateral exercises and other accessory movements that you’re probably not seeing happen at your gym. If you’re looking for ways to add fun and complexity to your workouts, or ways to break through strength plateaus, you need to check it out. 

Today’s guest is Marcus Filly, three-time individual Crossfit Games competitor and three-time teams Crossfit Games competitor. Our conversation today is all about functional fitness and bodybuilding. We talk about whether or not it’s possible to look like a Greek god while actually performing and feeling exceptionally well, ways you can improve your fitness, and how to live a happier and fuller life in general. I learned a ton from Marcus and I know you will too. Enjoy the show! 

Brute Hotline: (801) 449-0503

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Topics of discussion:

[1:58] Introducing Marcus Filly — creator of Functional Bodybuilding.

[6:32] The importance of coaching for Marcus and what he teaches his athletes.

[11:00] How you can actually look and feel good while training.

[18:52] If you’re not racing against the clock, how can you measure your success?

[26:30] Benefits that come from committing to Functional Bodybuilding.

[33:50] How Functional Bodybuilding will expand your workout repertoire.

[40:21] All about isolation movements and correcting your body deficiencies.

[47:22] Investigating your digestive health and resources for your gut.

[54:24] Breakthroughs in 2017 and how Ashram has changed Marcus’s life.

[1:04:53] Connecting with Marcus.

 

Links:

Secret Strength Weapon

Functional Bodybuilding

Revival Strength

@marcusfilly on Instagram

@functional.bodybuilding on Instagram

 

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.

Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.

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