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 …

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 …

6 Steps to Personal Development ft. Adee Cazayoux

Matthew Cooper

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 …

Lessons on Grit, Performance and Perseverance ft. Rachel Balkovec

Matthew Cooper

Rachel Balkovec, the first female strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball, makes her second appearance on the Brute Podcast this week! Rachel grew up adamant to break out of her comfort zone, and shares her tips for personal and professional development, like falling in love with the process rather than the outcome. Listen this week to understand why this passionate coach thinks you should support the people around you minimally, as well as her personal coaching philosophies you can …

Why We Overeat With The Hungry Brain Author, Dr. Stephan Guyenet

Matthew Cooper

Dr. Stephan Guyenet is on the Brute Podcast this week to dive into his book, The Hungry Brain. Hunger is one of the strongest biological influencers for survival in all species, but is it a physical or mental need? Tune in as host Michael Cazayoux and Dr. Guyenet define hunger, how it influences decisions and how to hack the process in order to take control of cravings and improve eating behavior. Topics: 06:35 – Eating behavior 14:50 – What is …

Lifestyle Design with Carl Paoli

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One of the original CrossFit gymnastics experts, Carl Paoli, makes an appearance on the Brute Podcast this week, but instead of talking shop, Carl gets into some of his more recent accolades in lifestyle coaching. Carl shares his best tips for designing the life of your dreams, controlling your emotions and taking charge of creating your own reality. There’s a lot to be said about taking an active effort in pursuing your biggest passions, and this episode’s purpose is to …

How To Pick Your Training Programs ft. Sean Pastuch

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This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with Sean Pastuch from ActiveLifeRX. In this episode we discuss how to choose a program that best suits your needs. We’ll be getting into program goals, different styles of programs, and the dynamic between staying healthy and competing at a high level. If fitness is your passion, or your job, then this is an episode you need to listen to. When it comes to competition there is a lot to be …

Muscle and Strength Pyramids ft. Dr Eric Helms

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Eric Helms, Ph.D., author of The Muscle and Strength Pyramid, joins Michael Cazayoux on the Brute podcast to discuss exercise and nutrition science. Whether you’re eating for competition, physique or longevity, Helms’ certified advice can help you reach your goals. Helms also covers popular nutrition topics such as flexible dieting, keto and high-carb diets. Enjoy the show! Topics: 24:10 – The Muscle and Strength Pyramid 42:50 – What your clients want vs. what they need 47:30 – Nutrition Pyramid 58:20 …