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Nov 25, 2019

Today’s guest is Marcus Philly, 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!

 

Topics of discussion:

06:32 - The importance of coaching for Marcus and what he teaches his athletes.

11:00 - Looking good & feeling good while training 

18:52 - Measuring success

26:30 Benefits of Functional Bodybuilding.

40:21 Isolation movements 

47:22 Gut health

54:24 Ashram

 

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.

 

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Nov 18, 2019

Hey guys, here's another Throw Back episode to one of our most popular shows to date, this week, founder of Working Against Gravity (and Michael’s wife), Adee Cazayoux, is back again to discuss relationship psychology. After such a positive response to Episode 148: 9 Ways To Improve Your Relationship, Adee and Michael are continuing their conversation and sharing their tips for building a better relationship with loved ones.

 

In this episode, Adee and Michael discuss four myths about sex, how to spice up your dates and improve your sex life, and how time apart can bring you closer to your partner.



Topics:

 

05:05 - Connection vs. desire

08:20 - 4 myths about sex

23:40 - Creating desire for your partner

29:40 - How to have better dates

35:30 - Individuality in relationships

38:22 - How to have better sex

 

Links:

 

Intimacy Inventory

 

Books:

 

The Way Of The Superior Man - Deida

 

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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Nov 11, 2019

The man, the myth, the legend, Tommy Marquez, aka T-Mommy is back on the Brute Podcast for the second time this week.

 

As a former member of the CrossFit Media staff, Tommy joins us to share his side of the story behind all of the sudden layoffs that took place late 2018 that shook the sport into a new

direction.

 

In this episode Tommy shares some personal stories including almost losing his engagement ring on the side of a mountain, CrossFit Games recap, where he believes the sport is heading, and of course, what really happened behind the scenes during all of the layoffs at CrossFit HQ, you don’t want to miss this one!

 

 

Topics:

 

12:30 - Tying the knot

25:35 - Mistakes & lessons in a relationship

33:00 - First changes in CrossFit HQ

55:40 - Working on new projects

70:35 - Recap of 2019 Games

 

Links:

 

Talking Elite Fitness Podcast

Instagram

Website

Morning Chalk Up

 

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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Nov 4, 2019

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing the coach behind 6 CrossFit Games championships, Ben Bergeron.

Ben trains some of the world’s fittest athletes including Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir. As he puts it, the secret to building a better athlete, is to start by building better people.

In this episode we get into how to build character, the difference between happiness and achievement, and how to implement his 5 “L” philosophy - Live, Love, Learn, Lead & Leave a Legacy. We’ll also be discussing a few chapters of his new book, “Chasing Excellence” and pulling out some of the main ingredients for mental toughness.

 

Topics:

 

02:20 - “Chasing Excellence”

06:26 - Happiness & achievement

17:36 - Building character

23:20 - Mental toughness

27:00 - Developing core values

35:05 - Committing to the path of excellence

 

Links:

 

TrainingIQ

Instagram

benbergeron.com

 

Books:

 

Chasing Excellence - Bergeron

Man Search For Meaning - Frankl

Tribe - Junger

Mindset - Dweck

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey

 

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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Oct 28, 2019

Things are about to get wild in this week’s podcast. Joining the show we have the host of the ReWild Yourself Podcast, Daniel Vitalis.

 

Daniel is a modern day hunter gatherer, writer, and lifestyle pioneer who’s interested in helping people reconnect with wildness both inside and outside of themselves.

 

This week’s episode is all about exploring strategies that our ancient human bodies and minds need to thrive in a modern world by awakening our instincts and freeing ourselves from the

degenerative effects human domestication.

 

Topics:

 

03:25 - Important lessons growing up

21:10 - Accepting mortality

24:57 - Benefit of hardship

35:30 - ReWild yourself

53:39 - Plant walk

 

Links:

 

www.wild-fed.com

www.surthrival.com

ReWild Yourself Podcast

Instagram

 

Books:

 

Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 

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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Oct 21, 2019

Finally, the episode with the legend himself, Mat Fraser.

 

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, Mat joins in on the fun to discuss his upbringing and his eventual rise to the top of the CrossFit podium. Unlike other interviews, Mat spends more time sharing stories from behind the scenes than he does about winning his medals. Truth be told, Mat is a fantastic storyteller, and lucky for you he’s got plenty of them. Tune in to hear more about the man behind the medals, as we get a closer look at his early battles with drugs and alcohol, growing up with Olympian parents and the infamous Home Depot story from the 2014 Games.

 

Topics:

 

01:30 – Mat’s parents

13:20 – Weightlifting in junior high and high school

15:50 – Drugs and alcohol

34:00 – Working on an oil rig

43:05 – ECC 2014

53:30 – The Home Depot story

57:00 – Habits and rituals

1:24:00 – Defining “why”

 

Links:

 

No Hands Death Spiral Clip

Instagram

 

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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Oct 14, 2019

The walking encyclopedia for all things keto is back, and this time he’s got his own book!

 

Please welcome Dr. Anthony Gustin for the third time on the Brute Podcast. In this episode, Anthony goes over what he calls the “Four Pillars of Health.” Both Michael and Anthony will be diving into sleep, movement, stress management and, you guessed it, the ketogenic diet. Each episode with Anthony gets better and better. If you enjoy this episode, definitely check out Anthony’s previous appearances on episodes 156 and 193—links below!

 

Topics:

 

01:45 – Relationships and commitment 

13:15 – “Keto Answers”

18:00 – Four Pillars of Health

22:10 – Sleep

32:00 – Movement

44:00 – Stress management

50:15 – Keto diet

65:30 – Grass-fed vs. conventional meat

71:54 – Blue zones

 

Links:

 

Keto Answers Podcast

Episode 156

Episode 193

dranthonygustin.com 

 

Books:

 

Keto Answers – Anthony Gustin

 

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 30, 2019

At 27 years old, Greg Nuckols made waves as a strength and conditioning coach. Now, the founder of Stronger by Science is using his online platform to help lifters and coaches train smarter. 

 

This week on the Brute Podcast, Greg joins Michael to discuss the difference between practicing and learning, how to think scientifically in training, and in life, as well as what to do when you start to lose motivation. 

 

Topics:

 

06:40 – Tricking athletes into PRs

13:14 – Getting into strength training

25:50 – Research vs. results

36:40 – Soft skills & coaching

52:40 – Verbiage & imagery

61:20 – Getting into training for the wrong reason

 

Links:

 

Stronger by Science

 

Books:

 

What Is This Thing Called Science – A.F. Chalmers

 

Reviews:

 

If you like 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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Sep 16, 2019

When it comes to relieving pain, preventing injury, and improving physical performance, Kelly Starrett is your guy.

 

Kelly joins the Brute podcast for the second time to share his ideas on family values, and movement principles. In this episode Kelly share’s his ideology behind intentional parenting, raising a family, and being the absolute best for your tribe. The conversation later switches to the topic of pain. What does it mean to be injured vs experiencing pain, how to get the most out of your recovery as well as some emerging new health trends.

 

For more on personal development and movement efficiency be sure to give this episode a listen.

 

Topics:

 

01:00 - Ideas on movement

09:10 - Starting a family

29:00 - Creating habits with your kids

33:15 - When to start a family

40:30 - Movement & pain

49:35 - Improving your environment for better health

58:23 - Detrimental habits

1:09:00 - The Ready State

 

Links:

 

LapTop 30 (VariDesk)

The Ready State

 

Books:

 

Muscles and Meridians  - Phillip Beach

Sport Gene - David Epstein

 

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 2, 2019

Stretching is bullshit. 

 

At least, according to renowned strength and conditioning coach Dean Somerset, it is. You might recognize his name from his many contributions to popular fitness platforms including Men’s Health and Bodybuilding.com, but today, he’s adding to the list with a guest appearance on this week’s Brute Podcast. 

 

In this episode, Dean admits that from the start, becoming a strength and conditioning coach was rough. Listen as he dives into his early career, shares advice for building habits, the implications of artificial intelligence in the fitness industry and ultimately, why he thinks stretching is utter bullshit.  

 

Topics:

 

09:46 – Starting in strength & conditioning

25:52 – Empathy as a skill

35:30 – Building clientele as a trainer

42:00 – Having broad interests

45:20 – Resilience & habits

54:30 – Stretching is not beneficial

58:30 – AI & the fitness industry

 

Links:

 

ruthlessmobility.com

waitbutwhy.com

deansomerset.com

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

 

Reviews:

 

If you like 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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Aug 26, 2019

A leader is someone who sets examples, provides a vision, inspires others and establishes an effective communication protocol. Whether you’re applying that leadership to coaching professional athletes, running a business or even parenting, Justin Su’a is who you want to look to for the best advice.

 

Justin is the performance psychologist for the Tampa Bay Rays and he’s coming back to the Brute Podcast this week to dive into the psychology of parenthood and the benefits of watering down your child’s ambition. He also covers a few tips on how to better lead yourself so that you can lead others at work, at home and in life. 

  

Topics:

 

03:10 – Watering children’s ambition

18:52 – Teaching humility

25:53 – Nothing is impossible

41:30 – Find something to focus on

50:26 – Process-oriented goals vs. result-oriented goals

 

Links:

 

Twitter

Instagram

 

Books:

 

Insight – Tasha Eurich

Parent Pep Talks – Justin Su’a

Essentialism – Greg McKeown

The One Thing – Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

 

Reviews:

 

If you like 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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Aug 19, 2019

Adee Cazayoux is back on this week’s Brute Podcast to join Michael in discussing six new tips on how you can improve your relationship.

 

Listen as they share a unique dialogue technique that can be used for conflict resolution and see why they say you should be training your partner like a dog.

 

If you haven’t caught your favorite power couple on their new podcast, the WAG Podcast, be sure to give it a listen for weekly updates from the Cazayouxs as they cover topics of health, nutrition and relationships.

 

 

Topics:

 

03:20 – Tip #1: Regulate yourself

16:26 – Tip #2: Phones away!

20:40 – Tip #3: Have novel experiences together

26:15 – Tip #4: Use IMAGO Dialogue Technique

35:00 – Tip #5: Have better sex, more often

41:10 – Tip #6: Praise your partner

 

Notable Mentions:

 

IMAGO Dialogue Technique

 

Books:

 

Getting the Love You Want Harville Hendrix

 

Reviews:

 

If you like 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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Aug 12, 2019

Title: The Warrior, the Athlete & the Leader

 

Mark Divine is a retired Navy SEAL commander and New York Times best-selling author. He is also the founder of SEALFIT, an integrated functional fitness and mental toughness training program, and Unbeatable Mind, an intensive online training program for gaining mental clarity, increased focus, physical fitness, and increased awareness.

 

He will be joining the Brute Podcast for a second time to talk about self-evolution, including the principles of yin & yang in our daily lives.

 

In this episode, Mark hones in on the five domains of SEAL training, understanding negative patterns and the benefits of box breathing.

 

Topics:

 

04:50 – Self-evolution

16:00 – Yin vs. yang

20:20 – 5 Domains of SEAL training

27:02 – Heading into the unknown

35:57 – Implementing yin & yang into your life

38:50 – Box breathing

46:02 – Negative patterns 

67:20 – Starting a morning routine

 

Links:

 

markdivine.com     

unbeatablemind.com

sealfit.com

 

Books:

 

A Book of Five Rings – Miyamoto Musashi

Integral Meditation – Ken Wilber

 

Reviews:

 

If you like 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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Aug 5, 2019

Julien Pineau’s brainchild, StrongFit, originally started as a gym with a focus on strongman training. Little did he know it would evolve into a full-on education program dedicated to teaching the fundamental patterns of human movement. 

 

So he’s returning to the #BrutePodcast this week to share some of the core principles of movement and performance that make StrongFit what it is.

 

Listen along to understand his ideas of “staying in flow,” intensity vs. volume training, and the difference between reward and value in sport.  

 

 

 

Topics:

 

06:20 - Staying in flow

20:11 - Reinforcement learning

41:40 - Vulnerability and athletics

46:07 - Reward vs value

59:03 - Intensity and volume in sports

 

Links:

 

Instagram

Strongfit.com

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!

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Jul 29, 2019

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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Jul 22, 2019

 

It’s round five as our favorite duo reconnects this week on the Brute Podcast platform. 

 

Adee Cazayoux, CEO of the online one-on-one nutrition coaching program Working Against Gravity, joins Brute Podcast host and her husband, Michael Cazayoux, to discuss the new WAG Certification Course.

 

Finally, you can become a certified expert in nutrition science by learning the same macro-focused methodology WAG has used to transform the lives of thousands of clients.

 

If you’re at all interested in helping others reach their full potential physically, mentally and emotionally, you’re going to want to sit tight and turn the volume up because that’s exactly what the WAG Coach Certification Program aims to help you do. 

 

If you want to learn more about the basics of nutrition coaching, be sure to check out 

Episode 7 of the WAG Podcast with Adee and Michael Cazayoux!

 

Topics:

 

06:54 – Basics of coaching, going through transformation 

16:51 – Building confidence 

23:32 – Getting started in nutrition coaching

32:48 – “Doing it yourself…”

53:03 – Keeping it interesting

56:40 – Coaching certification

 

Links:

 

WAG Coach Certification

WAG 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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Jul 15, 2019

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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Jul 8, 2019

If there’s anyone who isn’t afraid to share his opinion, it’s Dr. Sean Pastuch. 

 

Sean is the owner of the world-renowned gym ActiveLifeRX, known for smart programming and getting people to continue to live the life they want pain free.

 

In this week’s episode, Sean joins Michael to discuss the recent changes to the CrossFit community. First, the changes came to Regionals. Then, CrossFit’s social media accounts went silent, leaving the question of what’s to come for the future of the sport and where the fitness industry is heading.  

 

With so much up in the air, Sean and Michael share a message for gym owners to improve their gym, become more self-aware and why they need to start a mastermind group. 

 

Topics:

 

03:50 – CrossFit leaves social media

12:50 – Future of CrossFit

22:50 – Message to gym owners

29:24 – Self-awareness and intent

48:50 – The value of feedback

56:50 – Creating a mastermind group

 

 

Links:

 

Invisible Gorilla Experiment

Active Life

 

Books:

 

Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

 

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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Jul 1, 2019

How you move through a room is how you move through life. Every moment is an opportunity to cultivate your mind, body, and movement. 

 

Joining the podcast this week we have movement specialist and host of the Align Podcast, Aaron Alexander. 

 

In this week’s episode, Aaron shares some simple practices that can help you control your thoughts, emotions, and change your perception of the world you live in, including the profound effects of gratitude and what it means to create spaciousness.  

 

Topics:

 

13:40 - Deep relationships/ community 

18:10 - Practicing gratitude

52:40 - Creating spaciousness 

56:55 - Testing your limits

 

Links:

 

Brainwashing wasp (video)

Align Podcast

 

Books:

 

Shut Your Mouth Save Your Life - George Catlin

 

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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