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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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Apr 27, 2020

Adam Feit has been teaching people how to win from an early age. As an adult, that mentality carried over into his career as he became a coach and worked with athletes at all levels, including the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and college football teams like the University of Louisville.

 

Even though he was living what many, including Adam, considered the dream, something clicked that it was time for change. That’s when he decided to open a sports performance center for kids.

 

This week, the coach, athlete and entrepreneur joins our host Michael Cazayoux on the Brute Strength Podcast to teach you the power of starting small and how small habits can lead to big results.

 

Topics:

 

01:15 – Childhood

12:00 – Joe Kenn and The Tier System

16:13 – Working in the NFL

21:05 – Finding Precision Nutrition

24:50 – The autonomy of supportive coaching

40:00 – Starting small

 

Links:

 

Webpage

Instagram

 

Books:

 

Atomic Habits – James Clear

Deep Work – Cal Newport

 

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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Apr 20, 2020

James Krieger is a man of many hats. As a Scientist, Researcher, Coach, and Entrepreneur, one might consider him a jack of all trades.

 

James owns Weightology, an online platform designed to help educate you on best

scientific practices for build lean muscle mass and burning excess body-fat. In today’s episode James shares his story on how he transitioned from Computer Science to Exercise Science. We also discuss, diet wars, achieving full body metamorphosis, and the idea of “thinking about what you’re thinking”. 

 

This episode is full of tips that will help you find adherence to your diet, taking control of your environment, and how to transform the way you think about things.

 

Topics:

 

07:10 - Intro

16:50 - Computer Science to Exercise Science

21:48 - Weightology

23:00 - Adherence & Success

32:40 - Control your environment for diet adherence

36:00 - Diet wars

53:00 - Thinking about your thinking

62:20 - Habits & exercises for thinking clearly

 

Links:

 

weightology.net

Instagram

Twitter

 

Books:

 

How We Know What Isn’t So - Thomas Gilovich

The Hungry Brain - Stephan Guyenet

Science As A Candle In The Dark- Carl Sagan

Case Closed - Gerald Posner

 

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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Apr 13, 2020

Ryan Flaherty works on Nike’s training team with some of the biggest names in sports, including Serena Williams, Russell Wilson and Kobe Bryant. It’s no shock that he is one of the most sought after combine coaches in the world.

 

In this episode, Flaherty discusses his role working with the HeadSpace app to teach NFL athletes about focus and achieving a better mindset on and off the field. He also gets into why he uses concentric training when developing speed, how to improve programming for your athletes and how to prevent injuries that are common with age.



Topics:

 

04:30 - Working with Nike & HeadSpace

17:34 - Speed development & force production

41:45 - Track workouts

46:15 - How to prevent injuries as you get older

49:05 - CrossFit talk

 

Links:

 

@ryanjflaherty

 

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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Apr 6, 2020

Krista Scott Dixon is a coach, nutrition expert, and three time author. She also just so happens to be the Director of Curriculum for Precision Nutrition’s coaching programs.

 

Krista joins the podcast this week not only to share her knowledge on nutrition science, and the art of coaching, but she also dives much deeper into topics such as building self-esteem, coping with tough experiences, and finding meaning in suffering.

 

In this episode we will be touching upon some new trends she’s seeing in the health & fitness industry, how you can enable personal growth in your clients, and how the most sustainable health goals all boil down to consistency.

 

Topics:

 

09:03 - Living in the wake of COVID-19

17:05 - Deep health

20:00 - Post-traumatic growth

29:30 - Sustainable health goals

42:15 - Ask vs. Tell

63:45 - Paradoxical goals

 

Links:

 

Rock in Jar Analogy (YouTube)

Twitter

 

Books:

 

Why Me Want Eat - Krista Scott Dixon

 

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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Mar 30, 2020

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with the Ice Man himself, Wim Hof. Wim’s method has become a growing sensation in the scientific community, demonstrating the incredible power of both mind and body in regards to improving health and physical performance. In this episode I get the opportunity to ask Wim about how his method works, the secret behind cold water training, and how you can tap into your own chemistry in order to fight illness, improve your health, and unlock your true potential as an athlete and human being. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics:

 

04:40 - Exploring mind & body through cold water

23:20 - Describing Wim’s breathing technique

29:50 - Meditation through breathing

35:20 - Long term effects of the Wim How method

37:40 - Wim’s first experience with cold water

 

Links:

 

Top 5 Podcasts

wimhofmethod.com

YouTube

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Wim Hof Mobile App

 

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.

 

 

Mar 23, 2020

Joining the Brute Podcast this week is coach, speaker, entrepreneur, gym owner and all-around badass in the fitness community, Molly Galbraith

 

Molly and her team at Girls Gone Strong have created world-class resources to help empower women across the globe through discovering their unique abilities and strengths in order to see what their bodies and truly capable of and helping them reach their goals without spending their lives to the gym.

 

Today’s episode is dedicated to the body positive movement and transforming your

relationship with your body. For more information be sure to check the links below!

 

Topics:

 

15:27 - Body positive movement

19:40 - Girls Gone Strong

15:10 - Know your worth

35:40 - Mindset and your environment

41:10 - Entrepreneurship

57:40 - The balance myth

69:40 - Girls Gone Strong Academy

 

Links:

 

Tim Ferris - Fear Setting Exercise

GirlsGoneStrong.com

Strong Women Lift Each Other Up (Facebook Group)

GGS Coaching & Training Women (Facebook Group)

Instagram

 

Books:

 

The Work - Byron Katie

Braving The Wilderness - Brene Brown

Drive - Daniel Pink

 

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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Mar 16, 2020

Trevor Moawad, a top sports psychologist, joins the Brute Podcast this week to talk about his work with Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson. The thought leader and mental conditioning coach was also known as the "brain trainer" for the University of Alabama football team and discusses how to eliminate negativity and create a more neutral thought process.



Topics:

 

06:50 - College football

13:00 - Neutral thinking

40:00 - Challenge vs. Threat

1:02:40 - Embracing uncertainty

 

Links:

 

I Am Not Your Guru - Netflix

Trace Me App

 

Books:

 

You’re Nature’s Greatest Miracle - Moawad

 

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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Mar 9, 2020

Michael Gervais is the cofounder of Compete To Create, and the Performance Psychologist for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. This week he’s joining the Brute Podcast for the third time to talk about mental skills training, mindset training, and reimagining what it means to be human in modern times.

 

As Michael puts it, it is one thing to know yourself, but its another thing to remain “yourself” in high-pressure situations.

 

In this episode Michael shares his insight on what’s really going on between the ears of the elite one-percenters and uncovers their habits and behaviors all that lead to mastery.

 

Topics:

 

13:35 - Kobe Bryant & dealing with loss

29:10 - Thoughts are behaviors

32:40 - Feedback loops

41:35 - Root cause & pattern recognition

57:35 - Is more really better?

63:10 - Working with Pete Carl

 

 

Links:

 

Finding Mastery Podcast

Compete To Create

 

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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Mar 2, 2020

Adee Cazayoux, founder of Working Against Gravity, makes her third appearance on the Brute Podcast this week to talk about personal development. In this episode, Adee talks about building courage, maintaining accountability and what it means to develop yourself from within. Listen along and get an honest look at self-improvement with her six questions to make you think, break out of the ordinary cycle and reach the next level in life.

 

If you enjoyed this episode, catch up with all things Adee and be sure to check out episodes 148 and 162 of the Brute Podcast.



Topics:

 

01:10 – What is personal development?

09:25 – Myths of personal development

21:50 – How to build courage & accountability

28:40 – Integrity made simple  

38:25 – Tips for developing yourself

47:00 – Building self-awareness

51:15 – Six questions to find your next breakthrough

 

Links:

 

Working Against Gravity

Adee Cazayoux

Michael Cazayoux

 

Books:

 

Daring Greatly – Brene Brown

 

Reviews:

 

If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review, keep Michael energized and push us higher in the rankings! Thank you for all the support.

 

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Feb 24, 2020

CEO and Founder of Gym Breakthrough, Markus Gerszi is making his third guest appearance on the Brute Strength Podcast.

 

This week Markus is sharing his tested Morning Charge Up routine that will re-pattern your brain for success and reduce your mental and emotional roadblocks. Markus gives some valuable insight on how to properly practice visualization and level up your business. 

 

In this episode, Markus highlights the benefits of a proper routine, how to clarify your vision, and the art of priority management.

 

Topics:

 

08:30 - Morning Charge Up Routine/ Journaling 

12:35 - Guided breath cycle & visualization 

23:10 - Benefits of a proper morning routine

24:30 - Gym Breakthrough

30:00 - Importance of vision & purpose 

31:30 - How to clarify your vision

33:10 - Mental & emotional roadblocks for gym owners 

47:30 - Priority management 

59:30 - Avoid counter-productivity 

61:50 - 12-week program for gym owners

 

Links:

 

gymbreakthrough.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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Feb 17, 2020

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I will be speaking with my good friend Michael Gervais. In this episode we get into mindfulness, improving your focus, and how to re-program your brain for success. Michael is one of the best in the world at what he does and having him appear on our show for the second time is a true honor. If you really like the topics on this episode be sure to check out our first talk on Episode 52. Enjoy the show.

 

Topics of discussion:

 

03:30 - Working with Olympic athletes 

07:27 - Managing the levels of pressure 

10:30 - Programming your mental “software”

21:25 - Improving internal motivation

25:50 - Pillars of mindfulness

32:01 - Change your relationship with failure 

36:40 - Is confidence overrated?

41:00 - Choosing good thoughts

49:25 - 3 practices to add to your morning routine

 

Links:

 

Instagram

Twitter

LinkedIn

Finding Mastery Podcast

Compete To Create

 

Books:

 

Deep Work - Newport

The Way of the Champion - Lynch & Huang

Man’s Search For Meaning - Frankl

 

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.

Feb 10, 2020

Joining the Brute Strength Podcast this week is Aubrey Marcus. Aubrey is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization.

 

In this episode, Aubrey will be going against the grain on topics covering sex and relationships. This discussion includes some of his key takeaways from being in a polyamorous relationship, his views on BDSM and how to have better sex. He evens dives into his own personal

7-day Sex Challenge, and provides some insight on his recent vow of celibacy.

 

Stay tuned because things are about to get WEIRD!

 

 

Topics:

 

07:57 - Sex & celibacy

11:50 - Evolution of sex

13:45 - More sex, better sex

17:30 - Creating novelty in your sexuality

24:57 - Gourmet sex

31:30 - 7-day sex challenge

38:00 - Restrain & pain

47:50 - Love yourself

59:53 - Breaking up and maintaining a relationship

 

Links:

 

Instagram

AubreyMarcus.com

Podcast

 

Books:

 

Untrue - Wednesday Martin

Own The Day Own Your Life - Aubrey Marcus

 

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 3, 2020

Cal Dietz, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Minnesota, is a world-renowned strength coach who’s made immeasurable contributions to the fitness industry for athletes and coaches alike. He joined the Brute Podcast to discuss his training manual, Triphasic Training: A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance.

 

Get ready for a series of knowledge bombs to improve your training game, because, in this episode, Dietz inspires us with information about acceleration and deceleration training and the importance of quality breathing.

 

Topics:

 

21:46 - What is Triphasic training?

36:15 - Triphasic training for weightlifters

40:25 - Why CrossFitters need to get outside of linear movement

44:40 - Rotational force production and overhead athletes

51:10 - What is deceleration training & why is it important

55:36 - The importance of breath

1:06:35 - Guiding principles for resistance training kids

 

Links:

 

Top 5 Brute Podcast Episodes

Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR)

xlathlete.com

 

Books:

The Oxygen Advantage -  Patrick McKeown

Triphasic Training - Dietz & Peterson

 

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 27, 2020

Jonathan Goodman (not to be confused with the co-star of Roseanne), is the owner of The Personal Trainer Development Center, an online platform that has served as the premier source of free information for fitness professionals. 

 

In this episode of the Brute Strength Podcast, Jonathan shares some of his most powerful principles that have shaped his work and life for the better. Today’s show includes finding opportunities for success in the fitness industry, taking chances, the right way to network, and the power of talking to five people per day. 

 

Topics:

 

05:35 - Moving to Hawaii

10:25 - Defining vision

15:45 - Making money as a coach

25:06 - Creating content

37:05 - Creating a quality life

45:10 - Building rapport

52:10 - Mistakes to avoid as an online trainer

 

Links:

 

Website

 

Books:

 

Range - David Epstein

The Wealthy Fit Pro’s Guide To Online Training - Jonathan Goodman

 

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 13, 2020

David Epstein is an investigative reporter at ProPublica, and the author of two New York Times Bet-Sellers, “The Sports Gene” and “Range”. He is also joining the podcast this week to dispel some of the most common myths about genetics and athletic ability as well as why being a generalist might actually give you an advantage in today’s specialized world.

 

In this episode David covers such topics including the advantage to switching your vocation, why short term success can lead to long term failure, and how to learn more effectively.

 

If you’ve enjoyed this episode please leave us a review and share with a friend!

 

 

Topics:

 

04:55 - Cardiac death in athletes

10:55 - Athletic background

22:25 - Grit

32:25 - Self-regulatory learning

41:25 - Kind vs. Wicked learning environments

45:55 - Doing vs. Learning

 

Links:

 

Twitter

 

Books:

 

The Sports Gene: Inside The Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World

 

 

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.

Jan 6, 2020

Dr. Andy Galpin has nutrition down to a science. Literally. 

 

With a master’s in Human Movement Sciences and a Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics, it’s safe to say that taking advice from Dr. Galpin on the best ways to optimize nutrition for your health and performance or sticking to a meal plan is the opposite of a bad idea. 

 

If that isn’t enough to convince you, the professor of strength and conditioning in the Center for Sports Performance at California State University joins the Brute Podcast for the second time ever this week to share his tips for mastering the basics of nutrition and the benefits of “batching” in order to stay on track with your goals.  

 

Check out Andy’s first appearance on the Brute Strength Podcast on episode 125.

 

Topics:

 

09:15 – Optimizing nutrition for health and performance

24:39 – Compliance & nutrition

35:40 – Mastering the basics of nutrition

43:29 – “Batching”

 

Books:

 

Unplugged - Andy Galpin, Brian MacKenzie, Phil White

 

Links:

 

Scientific American

Marie Spano

andygalpin.com

Body of Knowledge Podcast

Instagram

YouTube

 

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!

Follow us on Instagram: @brute.strength

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