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.
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
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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!
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”
Joint by Joint Approach - Boyle (article)
Record, Rank & Publish - Holler (article)
Outliers - Gladwell
How to Win Friends & Influence People - Carnegie
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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.
11:30 - Community & colonial society
13:56 - Surviving the group
19:30 - Ingredients for community
22:44 - Contempt
31:10 - Coming together during COVID
Tribe - Sebastian Junger
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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.
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
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