How I beat drug addiction and won the CrossFit Games ft. Michael Cazayoux

Episode 46brutestrength

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This week on the Brute Strength Podcast we decided to switch things up a bit. I will be the one in the hot seat being interviewed by the wonderful Adee Zukier (@adeezukier). In this episode I’ll be sharing a little bit more about myself, such as my life and family in New Roads, LA, how I overcame drug addiction, winning the CrossFit games, my morning routine, and life after CrossFit.

My goal is to inspire as many people as possible and this episode is my chance to demonstrate how anyone can beat the struggles we’re all faced with in life. For me it was drug addiction, a back injury, and an overwhelming fear of failure. For those of you looking to make a drastic change in your life to better yourself, just know that ANYTHING is possible once you put your mind to it. In this episode I’ll be sharing a few things that have helped me along the way in hopes that it may also help you on your journey. Thanks for listening.

Topics of discussion:

[1:40] Growing up in New Roads, LA

[3:30] Drug addiction

[5:33] My rock bottom moment

[9:27] Staying clean

[11:25] How I found CrossFit

[16:53] Winning the CrossFit Games

[18:15] Dealing with Spondylolisthesis

[23:25] Life after CrossFit

[25:25] Going from Competing to Coaching

[27:30] Taking a leap of faith

[35:19] How I deal with the fear of failure

[36:50] My morning routine

[37:40] Meditation

[38:38] How to start good habits

[40:05] Book recommendation: