The Bucket List Blueprint: Your Guide to Long-Term Goal Setting & Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

Matthew Cooper

Rick Alexander wants you to burn your couch, and he even wrote a book about it. The author, Lionheart Radio host, and Navy Special Ops Combat Medic joins this week’s Brute Strength Podcast. In this episode, Rick gets into his “Bucket List Blueprint” for long-term goal setting and breaking out of your comfort zone. Topics: 03:00 – “Burn Your Couch” 14:45 – Military time 22:13 – Long-term contentment 36:00 – Ultramarathons 42:00 – Hallucinations 49:13 – Bucket List Blueprint Books: …

Mentorship, Gut Health and The Travel Diet ft. John Berardi

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Crowd favorite John Berardi of Precision Nutrition is returning to the Brute Podcast for round two this week. In the first half of the podcast, Michael and John discuss the wisdom, mentorship and goal-setting rituals that John credits with making him a better husband, father and business leader. In the second half, we’re talking body. John and Michael will dive into gut health, tips for dieting while traveling, nutrition recommendations for kids and how he educates his family on overall …

Hustle in Silence ft. Hannah Eden

Matthew Cooper

Hannah Eden went from a life of drugs and partying to an online fitness inspiration, and this week, she joins Michael on the Brute Strength Podcast. In this episode, Hannah recounts her personal fitness transformation, what it means to take risks and follow your passions, and how she’s come full circle to help others do the same. Topics: 11:30 – Outside-in vs. inside-out 17:40 – Making a transformation 31:45 – Working with your significant other 38:00 – Respond, don’t react …

Relationship Development ft. The Couples Institute

Matthew Cooper

You don’t have to be in a relationship to benefit from this week’s Brute Podcast. Special guests Pete Pearson and Ellyn Bader of The Couples Institute join Michael Cazayoux to discuss the importance of communication, which, as an acquired skill in human interaction, everyone can benefit from. In this episode, relationship professionals Pearson and Bader will provide tips on creating a vision for your relationship, creating a team dynamic, rewiring your approach to arguments, and rituals you can implement for …

Brute Coaches Roundtable

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This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, we have another special bonus episode for you with the entire Brute Staff, Nick Sorrel, Adrian Conway, Michael Cazayoux, Nick Fowler, and Dr. Sean Pastuch. In this episode we’ll be talking about all the recent changes in the CrossFit community, including what this will mean for athletes trying to qualify for the Games, the difference between affiliate programming and Games programming and how to professionalize coaching within the community. Enjoy the show Topics: …

Burning Man: Our Story on Personal Growth and Enlightenment

Matthew Cooper

When Adee and Michael Cazayoux team up for anything, you know the outcome is going to be epic. This week’s Brute Strength Podcast is no exception, as Adee Cazayoux is back to focus on personal development and relationship advice with her husband and our host, Michael Cazayoux. Together, they’ll share stories about their first experience at Burning Man, delve into expectations and reality, personal breakthroughs, and getting naked with 500+ people. Listen now to learn their biggest takeaways and how …

Beyond Macros ft. The Grocery Ninja Matt Walrath

Matthew Cooper

Ever wonder what it takes to be coined with a name like the Grocery Ninja? Matt Walrath, the man behind the nickname, and his company Beyond Macros have helped hundreds of clients transform into stronger, more confident versions of themselves. In this episode, Matt gets real about why most diets fail, how to build a better relationship with food, his advice on nutrition and macros, and why seeing your friends naked can be one of the most freeing experiences in …

SealFit, Leadership and Sacrifice ft. Floyd McLendon Jr.

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Floyd McLendon Jr. has had a huge impact on Michael Cazayoux’s life since they first met at SealFit, and this week he’s joining the Brute Podcast. Floyd has faced failure, disappointment, heartbreak and discrimination growing up, but ultimately he came out on top. Now, as a former Navy Seal, he’s imparting his leadership knowledge to those he comes in contact with. In this episode, the author of Hard Earned Lessons dissects what he calls the “Seven Principles for Preparing for …

The Power of Intention and Visualization ft. Aaron Guyett

Matthew Cooper

On this week’s podcast we welcome the battle rope guru, Aaron Guyett. Aaron is a man who wears many hats including fitness instructor, business owner and Marine Corps Staff Sergeant. In this episode we’ll be getting into leadership, mindset shifts and how to create a vision to get exactly what you want out of life. Tune in to learn more about how Aaron used neuroplasticity training to achieve 90 percent of his greatest accomplishments in life. Topics: 02:00 – Aaron’s …

How to Beat Fraser ft. Patrick Vellner

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CrossFit is evolving, and so is three-time CrossFit Games athlete Patrick Vellner. This week, he joins the Brute Podcast to discuss his mind shift in the sport, why he may be one of the only athletes that can beat Mat Fraser and some of the new changes to the CrossFit community. Topics: 05:10 – Life before CrossFit 16:30 – Accidentally qualifying for the CrossFit Games 24:30 – Mind shift from 2017 to 2018 40:00 – New announcements in CrossFit 56:00 …