Olympians Chad Vaughn & Cheryl Haworth on the Future of USA Weightlifting

Episode 154Matthew Cooper

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This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with two multiple time Olympians in the sport of Weightlifting, Chad Vaughn and Cheryl Haworth. In this episode we’ll be diving into their early careers as weightlifters, what it was like qualifying for the Olympics, and finally looking at some of the really unique visualization techniques that Chad uses with his athletes. I’m also excited to announce that these guys are going to be the hosts for the new USA Weightlifting ...

What Is Brute: Endurance Training for the CrossFit Athlete

Episode Matthew Cooper

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On this episode of the What is Brute series, I’m speaking with the legend that is Chris Hinshaw. There is a reason why CrossFit HQ selected Chris as their Subject Matter Expert in Aerobic Capacity. When it comes to endurance training, Chris is your guy. He has coached several of CrossFit’s most elite athletes including Mat Fraser, Rich Froning, Brooke Wells and Katrin Davidsdottir. In this episode we’ll be getting into Chris’ philosophy for endurance training, strategies for increasing your ...

High Performance Training w/ Elite Coach Eric Cressey

Episode 153Matthew Cooper

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This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’m speaking with a pioneer in the Strength & Conditioning world, Eric Cressey. Eric is a highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike. He’s made a name for himself as the go-to strength coach when it comes to physical preparation for Baseball athletes in the US. In this episode we’ll be getting into Eric’s early coaching career as a Grad Assistant at UCONN, as well as his early struggle with an ...

What is Brute, Nick Sorrel: Fundamentals of Gymnastics

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On this episode of the “What is Brute” series, I’ll be speaking with Brute’s “gymnastics doctor,” Dr. Nick Sorrel. We’ll be getting into Nick’s philosophy on the fundamentals of gymnastics and how his programming is taking our athletes to new heights. Some of the specifics we touch on include transferable skills in human movement, characteristics of proper progression technique, and developing acute insight for your sport. Enjoy the show. Topics: 04:10 – Developing insight in athletics 09:10 – Gymnastics philosophy ...

Chasing Excellence

Episode 152brutestrength

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This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing the coach behind 6 CrossFit Games championships, Ben Bergeron. Ben trains some of the world’s fittest athletes including Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir. As he puts it, the secret to building a better athlete, is to start by building better people. In this episode we get into how to build character, the difference between happiness and achievement, and how to implement his 5 “L” philosophy – Live, Love, Learn, Lead & ...