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Oct 19, 2020

Lucas Parker is known as the LumberJack of fitness. In today’s episode he’s talking about his experience with plant medicine, his mission, as well as some career highlights and some of his most challenging moments. We’ll also be getting into the new CrossFit Games format, why Tia and Mat are so dominant, and finding your purpose in life. 

 

What you’ll learn:

 

-How to find your purpose

-Plant medicine, spirit animals, the war on drugs 

-How to gauge your relationship with social media 

-Why winners make their own luck 

-CrossFit during covid 

 

Where to find Lucas:

 

Instagram

 

Oct 12, 2020

Stefanos Sifandos is a relationship alchemist. His goal is to help you reach your truth. In other words the best you, in business, in love, and in fulfillment. In today’s episode we talk about what it means to take responsibility for your choices, why we need polarity in our relationships, and the importance of having a goal. 

 

What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

- How to properly plan your future

- Overcoming infidelity 

- Difference between the masculine and feminine dynamic 

- Equity vs. Equality in relationships

- How we stay attracted to each other

 

Where To Find Stefanos:

Website

Instagram

 

Books mentioned in the show: 

Lion Trackers Guide To Life - Body Varty

The Great Work of Your Life - Stephen Cope

Oct 5, 2020

Kelly and Juliet Starrett are two former kayaking and whitewater rafting world champions, founders of CrossFit San Francisco, and the founders of The Ready State, formally MobilityWOD. To say the least, they are the true definition of a power couple. In today’s episode Kelly and Juliet start off by sharing some of their athletic feats, including how they met, how they started CrossFit San Francisco in a parking lot, as well as sharing some of their personal tips on how to be successful in business and intimacy. 

 

What you’ll learn:

 

- How to find the lesson in failure

- How to maintain a functioning relationship when you work together 

- How “feelings meetings” can improve your relationship 

- Managing the work vs relationship dynamic

- How to keep work out of your personal life

 

Where to find Kelly & Juliet:

 

The Ready State

Instagram

 

Books mentioned:

Supple Leopard

Ready To Run

Desk Bound

Sep 21, 2020

Lex Martinez is a sex and relationship coach. If you want to learn how to have a better orgasm, learn new tricks in the bedroom, how to communicate better with your partner, or if you’re afraid your sex life has become stale, then you’ve come to the right place. In this episode, Lex shares her insight about sex and how to promote sexual exploration in order to get more pleasure, more adventure, more love, more connection, and more intimacy in your relationships.

 

What you’ll learn:

 

  • The importance of sex in relationships
  • How to make sex more enjoyable
  • What is BDSM?
  • Masculine/ feminine dynamics
  • How to start the conversation about your sexual needs
  • How relationship board meetings can lead to a healthier relationship

 

Where to find Lex Martinez:

 

Website

Instagram

That Sex Group - Facebook Group

 

Books mentioned:

 

Come As You Are

The Ethical Slut

Sex At Dawn

More Than Two

Vagina: A New Biography

The Ultimate Guide To Kink

A Billion Wicked Thoughts

Tell Me What You Want

 

Resources from the show: 

 

A Touch Of Flavor Podcast

Sex With Emily

Savage Lovecast

Sep 21, 2020

Former host of The Brute Strength Podcast, Michael Cazayoux explains the recent name change of his podcast and shares some exciting news on what to expect!

Sep 14, 2020

Author, ultra-marathon runner, and retired United States Navy SEAL, David Goggins joins the Brute Strength Podcast this week for an incredible story of suffering and success.

 

David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and the ONLY member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, including three Hell Weeks, the U.S. Army Ranger School, where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training.

 

This episode is all about pushing the limit, craving discomfort, facing death and defying all odds. Strap in for an inspirational story and a close look at what happens when you make suffering a habit.

 

Topics:

 

02:37 - Abusive childhood

10:00 - Craving discomfort

15:00 - Seal training

26:05 - Improving your self-talk

28:32 - “Kindling”

 

Links:

 

Website

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

 

Books:

 

Can’t Hurt Me - Goggins

 

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 7, 2020

Dave Inglis is the Founder of Strategic Solitude where he helps business leaders get clarity on where to direct attention and energy for personal and professional growth. Today he joins the Brute Strength Podcast to go over some of his proven systems that will help you experience more, ask better questions, and become the CEO of your own life.

Topics:

11:10 - Strategic solitude 

17:00 - The triple bottom line

27:20 - What investments do you value?

40:10 - What is no longer serving you?

45:00 - The multiplier effect

Resources:

Threshold Leadership

Reviews: 

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Aug 31, 2020

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast it is my honor to host an OG in the Strength & Conditioning community, Mike Robertson. Mike had a big influence early in my career as a Strength Coach at Southern Utah State University. Whether you're a coach, or an aspiring athlete, this one’s got something for you. In this episode we’ll be getting into program design, athletic development, and the right way to train your core. Enjoy the show. 

 

Topics of discussion:

 

05:05 - Social Media & Fitness

13:10 - Serial Batching

17:18 - Athlete buy-in 

28:40 - Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

35:03 - Anti-Core training 

40:08 - Spinal mobility 

49:30 - Program design

 

Links:

 

Robertson Training Systems

Instagram 

Physical Preparation 101

T-Nation Articles 

Freedom App

Simple Strength Program - Phase 1, Phase 2

 

Books:

 

The Slight Edge - Olson

The Obstacle Is The Way - Holiday

 

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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Aug 24, 2020

Mark England is known as the language guy and the Founder of Procabulary, a company designed to help you focus on what matters, and take control of your life all by changing your language. In this episode Mark shares his proven secrets on supercharging your affirmations through a simple process of becoming aware of your thoughts and words so that you can start making your language work for you.

Topics:

10:40 - Learning language as an infant 

12:30 - Abra Cadabra 

18:05 - Educate yourself on your vocabulary 

21:30 - Supercharge your affirmations 

42:05 - Soft talk

Books:

Stranger In A Strange Land - Heinlein 

Resources:

Enlifted Athlete

Procabulary

Reviews: 

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Facebook

Website

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Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Stephan Guyenet is on the Brute Podcast this week to dive into his book, The Hungry Brain. Hunger is one of the strongest biological influencers for survival in all species, but is it a physical or mental need?

 

Tune in as host Michael Cazayoux and Dr. Guyenet define hunger, how it influences decisions and how to hack the process in order to take control of cravings and improve eating behavior.

 

Topics:

 

06:35 – Eating behavior

14:50 – What is hunger?

20:04 – Fasting & calorie restriction

38:45 – Sleep, stress and hunger

42:00 – Making a change in your eating

55:30 – Food choices for children

 

Links:

 

www.stephanguyenet.com

 

Twitter

 

Books:

 

The Hungry Brain – Guyenet

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review, and thank you for all the support!

 

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Aug 13, 2020

Justin Su’a is the Mental Performance Coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. He has also written several books on developing a winning mindset, and the host of the Increase Your Impact Podcast. In today’s episode we’re going over the recent Michael Jordan documentary and dissecting the mind of a true champion. Justin shares ways on how to manufacture motivation, what it means to be a great follower vs. being a great leader, as well as tips for staying focused on your vision and finding your purpose. 

Topics:

09:40 - Fearing the future

04:10 - Manufacturing motivation

27:00 - 4 burners theory

32:45 - Being a great follower

45:10 - Developing purpose & vision

Books:

Parent Pep-Talk - Su’a

Mentally Tough Teens - Su’a

Resources:

Instagram

Twitter 

Podcast

Reviews: 

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Facebook

Website

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Aug 3, 2020

On our 116th episode, Procabulary’s Mark England made us think about the true power of our words and vocabulary.

 

Mark makes his second appearance on the Brute Podcast this week to peel back the layers of the power of language and the physiology of breath.

Topics:

05:40 - Stories we tell ourselves

13:45 - Physiology of breathe

20:00 - Taking action against goals

25:10 - The power of because



Links:

Procabulary
Instagram

Books:

The Power of Persuasion: How We’re Bought and Sold – Robert V. Levine

Reviews:

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

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Jul 27, 2020

PJ Nestler is the Director of Performance at Extreme Performance Training (XPT), otherwise known as the breath guy. Breathing is the foundation of life. It is also the first step in enhancing health, performance, and longevity.

In this episode we’re talking about how correcting your breathing habits can help you reach new levels in health and performance for any activity or application. PJ shares some of his proven breathing methods that he’s used while training UFC fighters, as well as some of his favorite breathing techniques to help you kick start your day. Take a deep breath, find somewhere comfortable, and enjoy the show.

Topics:

09:40 - XPT

18:36 - Getting into breath work

22:00 - Breathing for performance 

28:10 - Sympathetic vs parasympathetic 

29:55 - Breathing protocol

51:10 - Parasympathetic down regulation protocol 

57:30 - Mindful meditation vs. breathing protocols 

69:20 - Breathe and emotions

73:30 - Mouth tape

Books:

The Oxygen Advantage - McKeown

Resources:

XPT Website 

MyoTape

XPT Life App

PJ’s Instagram

Reviews: 

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Follow us:

Instagram

Facebook

Website

YouTube

Jul 20, 2020

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing one of the all-time greats in strength and conditioning, Mike Boyle. Mike is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for sports performance training. He has made his mark in the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes from the U.S. Women’s Olympic teams in soccer and ice hockey, the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox. Mike has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to improving athletic performance. In this episode we get into a lot of his training philosophies for athletes, chasing mastery and the importance of keeping it simple. There’s so much to take away from this episode, so be sure to follow the links below for more info. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics:

 

04:30 - Keeping an open mind as a strength coach

15:50 - Chasing mastery 

20:50 - 25 years & 25 mistakes 

25:33 - Keeping it simple (minimum effective dose)

34:05 - The joint-by-joint approach 

43:55 - “If it’s important, do it everyday”

 

Links:

 

strengthcoach.com

Facebook

Joint by Joint Approach - Boyle (article)

Record, Rank & Publish - Holler (article)

 

 

Books:

 

Outliers - Gladwell

Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders - Chaitow

How to Win Friends & Influence People - Carnegie 

 

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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Jul 13, 2020

Sebastian Junger is an American journalist, author and filmmaker. He is most noted or his books, The Perfect Storm, Tribe, and his award winning documentary, Restrepo.

 

Today he joins The Brute Strength Podcast to talk about the importance of community, and it’s role on our psychological survival. We’ll be getting into things such as the tragedy of modern societies, your value in society, and how natural disasters can actually help build a community.

 

Topics:

 

11:30 - Community & colonial society

13:56 - Surviving the group

19:30 - Ingredients for community

22:44 - Contempt

31:10 - Coming together during COVID

 

Links:

 

Website

 

Books:

 

Tribe - 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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Jul 6, 2020

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:

 

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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Jun 29, 2020

Marcus Filly is the creator of Functional Bodybuilding and a former CrossFit Games athlete - he also just so happens to look like a Greek God.

Today, we’re talking about some of the recent racial issues going on around the world, and what it means to be all inclusive with your members and community. We talk about parenting, personal development exercises, and of course we talk about working out and his unique training methodology.

 

Topics:

07:37 - Racial inequality

23:38 - The lesser knowns of parenting

32:30 - Personal development habits

39:00 - Working in vs. working out

61:00 - Marcus’ programs

 

Links:

Website

Instagram

 

Books:

The Power of Full Engagement - Loehr & Schwartz

 

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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Jun 22, 2020

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:

 

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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Jun 15, 2020

Krissy Harclerode wears many hats, a few of those being author, business owner and total bad-ass. You may recognize a few of her books, “Flexible Dieting” and “Flexible Dieting 2.0” or you might even recognize her former apparel brand, “Doughnuts & Deadlifts”. What you probably didn’t know is that she ended up giving the company away and completely reinventing

herself.

 

In this episode Krissy shares her transformation story as well as some of her new found

passions, including a new love for nature, mountaineering and trekking, as well as what led her to giving away her company and living a more fulfilled life.

 

Topics:

 

02:30 - Donuts & Deadlifts

13:30 - Personal growth

18:20 - Going back to nature

21:00 - Mountaineering & trekking

25:30 - Body image

34:30 - Grind mentality

46:40 - What’s next?

 

Links:

 

trovatrip.com

 

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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Jun 8, 2020

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing of the CrossFit OG’s, James Fitzgerald. James was the 2007 CrossFit Games champion as an individual, since then he’s made a big splash in the fitness world as the founder of OPEX Fitness. Aside for an incredible athlete, James has entered the realm of Master Coach. In this episode we get to learn about some of James’ inspirations and mentors as a coach, as well as mastery, the art of program design, bodybuilding, and of course, CrossFit. If you want to hear from a guy making waves in the fitness world, then James is your man. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

02:23 - Teach, learn, move, create

11:15 - Mastery

17:35 - Charles Poloquin

20:18 - Hierarchy of needs for coaches

24:09 - CrossFit & Bodybuilding

29:45 - Common mistakes in programing

40:02 - Thoughts on Matt Fraser and his career so far

44:25 - The importance of rituals

47:40 - Practice what you preach!

52:00 - Characteristics of a good coach

 

Honorable mentions:

 

Mel Siff

Charles Poloquin

Ian King

Louie Simmons

 

Links:

 

OPEXfit.com

Instagram

 

Books:

 

How To Eat, Move, and Be Healthy - Chek

 

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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Jun 1, 2020

John Assaraf is a mindset and performance expert. He is also the founder and CEO of

NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence based brain-training methods to help individuals unleash their fullest potential and maximize their results.

 

John has even been featured in movies like “The Secret” and “The Quest For Success”. If you haven’t guessed it out by now, this episode is going to be about how to get everything you’ve ever wanted.

 

We’ll be diving into the neuroscience behind your thinking, brain hacks, and 3-steps that will help you achieve your biggest goals faster and easier than ever before.

 

Topics:

 

09:40 - Interested vs. Committed

19:10 - Habits & Beliefs

28:40 - Subconscious beliefs

21:40 - Accomplishing your goals

43:45 - Building discipline

 

Links:

 

IgniteMyBrain.com

Instagram

FaceBook Group

MyNeuroGym.com

 

Books:

 

Innercise - John Assaraf

 

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 25, 2020

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

 

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

 

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

 

Topics:

 

01:00 – Nutrition recap

08:00 – The keto experiment

19:30 – Transitioning to low carb

32:12 – Finding the right diet for you

 

Links:

 

The WAG Podcast

info@workingagainstgravity.com

 

Reviews:

 

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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May 18, 2020

Welcome back to another episode of the Brute Strength Podcast.

 

This week’s guest is in a league of her own. Baya Voce was on the 2009 cast of Real World Brooklyn and she even has her own TedTalk on ‘the simple cure for loneliness’ which got over four million views.

 

In this episode, Baya shares her secrets on designing experiences, what it means to think in “moments”, and how to make events more memorable. Amidst the COVID pandemic, more than ever before, people are missing social interaction. Whether you’re hosting virtual business meetings, or throwing someone a surprise birthday party, Baya offers her tips on how to turn and ordinary event into an amazing experience, and ultimately creating a more meaningful connection with your spouse, customers, or employees.

 

Topics:

 

14:50 - Creating peak experiences

19:40 - Connecting through rituals

32:30 - What makes events memorable

34:20 - Peak emotional anchors

47:50 - Creating virtual experiences

62:20 - Event audits

64:40 - Creating connection through social distancing

 

Links:

 

bayavoce.com

Instagram

Know Yourself Cards

TedTalk

 

Books:

 

The Art of Gathering - Priya Parker

 

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 11, 2020

Michael is taking a backseat to hosting the Brute Podcast this week as Adee Cazayoux joins the podcast to interview him for the second time since Episode 46.

 

On their first episode, Michael shared his story of overcoming drug addiction, finding CrossFit and the moments in his life that led to the creation of Brute Strength.

 

This week, Adee’s line of questioning has them diving into various topics including what it’s like to make the first move in friendships as you get older, qualifying for the 2017 CrossFit Regionals, personal development advice and tips for creating good habits—ya know, besides leaving the house with pants on every morning.



 

Topics:

 

04:00 – Making friends when you’re older

10:30 – Qualifying for the 2017 CrossFit Regionals

20:45 – Personal development

26:00 – Creating a vision for your future

38:30 – Habits

 

Links:

 

Adee Cazayoux

Michael Cazayoux

 

Books:

 

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing – Daniel H. Pink

Deep Work – Cal Newport

 

Reviews:

 

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

 

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May 4, 2020

This one is for all you gym owners, business owners, and entrepreneurs out there.

 

This week we have Wodify’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Eric Allen and Brendan Rice joining the show.

 

These guys have probably talked to more gym owners than anyone else on the planet. They’ve gone from being laughed out of rooms, to changing the entire CrossFit industry. Whether it comes to operating a successful gym, or even building a kick-ass working culture, these guys have some stories to tell.

 

In this episode we go over the value of buying back your time so that you can focus on whats important for your business, creating a 5-star experience for clients and customers, marketing tips, and when you should vs. when you shouldn’t listen to your customers.

 

 

Topics:

 

03:20 - “How we started…”

15:30 - Marketing tactics

24:00 - Feedback loops

42:00 - Culture is king

53:00 - Importance of core values

62:30 - Working towards the same vision

74:00 - Killing a project

 

Links:

 

Wodify - Premier gym management platform

Calendly - Schedule meetings without back-and-forth emails

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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