EP131: The Right Mindset Can Help Even a Brute Overcome Addiction


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Drew’s guest, Michael Cazayoux is strong in more ways than one. Since overcoming a drug addiction as a teenager, he has focused on gaining physical, mental and spiritual clarity through health and fitness. He is the CEO of Brute Strength and host of the Brute Strength podcast. His Crossfit training programs along with his Olympic powerlifting experience help athletes from all sports build endurance and strength.

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Key Takeaways:

[4:53] Michael's father was a major influence on fitness and lifting in his early years.

[9:08] At 15, Michael was psychologically and physically dependent on drugs.

[24:54] Building Brute Strength.

[30:20] Respecting the grueling endeavor that is Kokoro camp.

[40:29] Mental, and spiritual clarity are essential for physical progress.

[48:14] Michael's favorite books.


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Mentioned in This Episode:

Brute Strength Podcast

@michaelcazayoux on Instagram

@brute.strength on Instagram

Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown

Mindset, by Carol Dweck

The Way of the Superior Man, by David Deida

Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling

Tribe, by Sebastian Junger


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