Michele Letendre: World Class Athlete and Coach

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In a recent Instagram post, Michele Letendre admits to falling into the sport of CrossFit a bit randomly nearly 10 years ago. It’s safe to say she found her calling. The CrossFit athlete turned founder of Deka Comp joins this week’s Brute Podcast to talk about the shift from athlete to coach as she trains some of the top athletes in the sport, including Patrick Vellner. Listen as she shares her insight on what it means to be a leader …

The Wild Card Spot ft. Hunter McIntyre

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This week’s Brute Podcast is wild—and it has everything to do with guest Hunter McIntyre. Hunter is back on the Brute Podcast in advance of this year’s 2019 CrossFit Games to express his excitement—and gratitude—for making it into this year’s Games with the wild card draw. (Rumor has it that if he doesn’t place in the top 15, he’ll be rocking a new belly button piercing by the end of the year.) Listen to hear more about how he went …

Robb Wolf Cracks The Code On Your Nutrition

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A two-time best-selling author, purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and former California State Powerlifting Champion all walk into a room. The plot twist? They’re all the same person, and that person is Robb Wolf. Robb Wolf has spent his career sharing his knowledge in nutrition and strength and conditioning with NASA, the Naval Special Warfare Command and now the Brute Podcast. In this week’s episode, he’s sharing the experience behind why he recommends low-carb diets, how to optimize nutrition for …

The Rise of CrossFit Invictus ft. CJ Martin

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First, CJ Martin passed the bar to become a lawyer. Then he went on to raise the bar in what it means to be an elite CrossFit coach. The former attorney now owns the infamous CrossFit Invictus, home gym to a number of elite CrossFit athletes, and this week he’s joining the Brute Strength podcast to discuss mentorship, leadership and entrepreneurship. In this episode, CJ takes it back to the beginning, discussing how he traded in the security of a …

Eating for Sport vs Body Composition vs Longevity

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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 …

Brent Fikowski’s Secret Advantage

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This week on The Brute Strength Podcast, we welcome back Brent Fikowski for the second time. Brent is one of the most consistent and successful CrossFit athletes to date, finishing 4th, 2nd and 4th in his previous Games appearances. In this week’s episode, we’ll be diving into the more technical side of training. Brent will share some of the tactics he uses when preparing for competition, how he approaches training, and some killer habits that give him an edge over …

The Transformation of Cole Sager

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In the past, six-time CrossFit Games athlete Cole Sager wasn’t someone widely known for his performance during the CrossFit Open, but this year he’s making waves, finishing 6th worldwide at the 2019 CrossFit Open. Cole joins the Brute Strength Podcast this week to discuss what changed in his approach to this year’s Games. Spoiler alert: It all comes down to mindset. He brings us back to his mentality during this year’s Open, discusses the topics of eating disorders and body …

Eating for Muscle and Strength ft. Eric Helms

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When there’s a ghost, you’re going to call the Ghostbusters—makes sense. But when you need to build muscle in a 100% drug-free way, but still turn your body into a bodybuilding and powerlifting machine, you’re going to want Eric Helms on speed dial. The author of The Muscle and Strength Pyramid books and co-founder of the 3D Muscle Journey is back on the Brute Podcast this week to share his knowledge in nutrition, exercise science and all things muscles. He …

Jiu-Jitsu Secrets and Principles ft. Ryron Gracie

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Ryron Gracie is kind of a big deal. One could even say this week’s Brute Podcast guest has Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his blood, as this legend in the sport also shares ancestry with its original creator, Hélio Gracie (yup, he’s grandfathered in—literally). Listening to Ryron talk, you can tell he is a calm, collected and self-aware individual—all of which he attributes to his experiences training in the sport of jiu-jitsu. For him, it’s more than a sport. It’s a lifestyle. …

Mat Fraser: The Man Behind the Medals

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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 …