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Master the Squat and Find Your True Strength with Dr. Aaron Horschig

2/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:16:33

Mastering Your Craft and Qualifying for the Olympics ft. Chris Mazdzer

2/5/2018
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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...

Duration:01:04:52

The Attitude of an Athlete and Entrepreneur with Margaux Alvarez - Ep. 134

1/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:52:49

The Mindset of a Champion with Matt Fitzgerald - Ep. 133

1/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:55:39

The Right Way To Set Goals So You Can Crush Them in 2018 with Adee Cazayoux - Ep. 132

1/15/2018
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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 Want a...

Duration:00:51:09

Expand Your Workout Repertoire With Functional Bodybuilding with Marcus Philly - Ep. 131

1/8/2018
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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...

Duration:01:07:30

How To Maximize Your Training Outcome By Focusing On The Process with Dave Durante - Ep. 130

12/26/2017
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My guest today is Dave Durante, former elite level gymnast and multiple time World Team member, U.S. Olympic alternate, and assistant coach in 2009 for the Stanford team that won the NCAA Championship. Dave is currently the owner of Power Monkey Fitness, which specializes in teaching gymnastics around the world. We’re talking about the principles and experiences that have brought him success as an athlete and a coach and fundamentals of gymnastics. Dave is a wealth of knowledge — I learned...

Duration:01:05:31

Believe It’s Possible And Make It Happen — Getting To The Games With George Sanchez Ep. 129

12/18/2017
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I’m joined this week by Brute athlete George Sanchez. He’s one of the most inspiring people I know because he didn’t find immediate or easy success as an athlete. He had a vision of making it to the games and he made it happen. He went from 81st place his first year in the open to 21st place just two years later. We’re talking mindset, experiences he’s had along the way, and his idea that the way you do anything is the way you do everything. George is a very thoughtful athlete and I know...

Duration:01:06:03

Crushing Your Goals, Maintaining Your Integrity and Overcoming Your Breakdowns with Bruce Pitcher - Ep. 128

12/11/2017
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This week is round two with my friend Bruce Pitcher. Bruce was a participant in ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss about five years ago and he lost over 200 pounds in one year. Bruce shared his weight loss story with me in episode 6. Today he’s highlighting the differences that separate him from the participants that haven’t been able to keep the weight off. We talk goal setting, hitting rock bottom, and why your excuses are completely worthless. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801)...

Duration:00:47:35

Conquering Nerves and Taking Action For A Badass Life with Christmas Abbott - Ep. 127

12/4/2017
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I’m back this week with Christmas Abbott. She’s been a guest here on the Brute Strength Podcast before, and today we’re talking about getting off your butt and getting things done. From creating your passion and finding your purpose to tips on taking action even when you’re feeling extremely uncomfortable, we're talking about keys to success and finding happiness in life. Christmas has some inspiring ideas and awesome mantras that you won’t want to miss. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline:...

Duration:00:48:47

Goal Setting, Gut Health and The Importance of Nutritional Consistency with Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm - Ep. 126

11/27/2017
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This week’s guest is Emily Schromm — former MTV Real World participant, ABC’s Next Fitness Star, nutritional therapist and online coach. On today’s show, we’re talking about her process for goal setting, gut health, being consistent with your diet, how to get over a breakdown in your process when you’re working toward a goal, as well as everything she contributes to her success, from shifts in her mindset to changes to her behavior. Emily shares insights into getting creative juices...

Duration:00:58:28

Avoiding the “Tools” That Are Actually Limiting Your Performance Potential with Dr. Andy Galpin

11/20/2017
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I’m joined today by Dr. Andy Galpin, author and professor at the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. He’s here to discuss his new book Unplugged: Evolve From Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance & Consciousness. We explore how to overcome reliance on technology, including wearables and apps on your phone. We talk about what flow state is, and how to get into it, as well as the physiological response of getting into nature. Whether you’re someone who wants to perform...

Duration:01:03:59

Strength Training During Childbearing Years — Failures, Triumphs, and Lessons Learned with Michaela North - Ep. 124

11/13/2017
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Today’s guest is Michaela North — head women’s coach at Brute Body for Women, a mother of three (with another one on the way), and a member of the 2017 Affiliate Cup Championship team the Wasatch Brutes. On this show, we talk about how Michaela is able to do everything she does while raising her family. She tells the story of narrowly missing the Crossfit Games in 2016 by one spot, and shares all about her experiences training and competing with the Wasatch Brutes. My respect for Michaela...

Duration:01:12:43

Achieving A Healthy Body Image and Demanding Greater Self-Discipline With Emily Duncan - Ep. 123

11/6/2017
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This week’s guest is Emily Duncan. Emily is an IFBB certified bodybuilder, certified sports nutritionist, a kinesiology student, a bodybuilding.com athlete, and also just a “normal human being.” In our conversation, we go into depth about body image issues and what that means for her in a sport that judges solely on subjective measures. We also talk about the balance of living a happy and fulfilled life while trying to achieve great things. Emily is super insightful and one of the most...

Duration:00:57:03

How Overcoming Your Fears Will Fine-Tune Your Training and Perfect Your Game with Tony Blauer - Ep. 122

10/30/2017
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This week I’m joined by Tony Blauer, founder and owner of Blauer Tactical and The Spear System. You may also know him from CrossFit Defense. He’s got nearly 40 years of experience teaching people self-defense and how to overcome fear. We’re talking specifically today about fear — what it is, how to get over it, and even how you can use fear to propel you forward in life. Tony shares several stories about the times and ways that he has overcome fear in his own life, and he’s got proven...

Duration:01:12:01

Maintaining Motivation When Training For The Olympics with Record Breaker Jessica Lucero - Ep. 121

10/23/2017
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This week’s guest Jessica Lucero — the best 58-kilo lifter in American history and the new head coach of Brute Oly. Jessica was my guest here on Episode 37, where we talked about rituals, imagery, and self-discovery. Today she’s back to discuss her experience at the Olympic trials last year, where she had the single best performance of her life and barely missed qualifying for the Olympics. We also talk about how she’s gearing up for the next four years before she gets another shot at the...

Duration:00:54:22

Performance Improvement Starts Greater Self-Awareness and a Mindset Shift with Justin Su’a - Ep.120

10/16/2017
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I’m back this week with my man Justin Su’a. Justin was a guest here on episode 42, where we talked about the body’s ability to achieve what the brain believes. I’m thrilled to be back with him today to talk about some of the mental aspects of training and performance that we’re both super passionate about. We dive into the why behind self-awareness, vulnerability, and mindfulness, and some questions you can ask yourself in order to improve your performance. We talk about why coaches need...

Duration:01:02:22

Staying Focused in the Off-Season and Meditating to Improve Mindset Control with Jason Leydon - Ep. 119

10/9/2017
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This week’s guest is Jason Leydon, owner of Crossfit in Milford, CT. Jason is one of the most successful Crossfit coaches of all time — coaching over two dozen games athletes, including teams, individuals, and masters. We dive into specific ways to improve your mindset, how you should approach the off-season, and how you can get the most out of off-season competitions. He offers specific tips for improving self-talk and staying focused all year round and I think you’ll come away from our...

Duration:00:52:59

Take Risks, Overcome Challenges and Follow Your Passion with Mitch and Garrett Holeve - Ep. 118

10/6/2017
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My guests today are Mitch and Garrett Holeve. Garrett is a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter who was born with Down Syndrome. In this show, we tell his story of overcoming challenges and following his passion. Throughout the show you’ll hear him use the “D” word — he doesn’t use the term Down Syndrome because he doesn’t let it define him. He has transformed his life into much more, and I hope you find this conversation as inspiring as I did. Enjoy the show! Brute Hotline: (801)...

Duration:00:37:37

10 of the Biggest Things That People Can Do to Be More Consistent With Their Diet - Ep. 117

10/2/2017
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With my wife Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux) of Working Against Gravity. The show’s that I have done with Adee have been some of my most popular show’s and nutrition has been one of the most popular topics, so I will be doing monthly shows with Adee. She has helped so many people transform their lives by dialing in their nutrition. Adee says that the good program you follow is better than the perfect program you don’t. Consistency is really the key. Today we will be talking about 10 of the...

Duration:00:26:40

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