EP. 040

Quality v Quantity: Combating the Group Class Trend with Nick Fowler

Show Notes:

Websites and Social Media Links:

Website – brutestrengthtraining.com .

Website – massifathletics.com

Facebook – Brute Strength

Facebook – Massif Athletics

Twitter – @brutestrength_

Twitter – @MassifAthletics

Instagram – brute.strength

Instagram – massifathletics

YouTube – Brute Strength

Books Mentioned:

Nick’s Book Recommendations

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

Books Mentioned by Robbie

How Much Should I Train: An Introduction into Training Volume Landmarks

Podcasts Mentioned:

Brute Strength Podcast – Episode 160 – Coaching Coaches: The Unofficial Guide To Mastery ft. James Fitzgerald

Hardcore History

Documentaries Mentioned:

Man on Wire

People and Resources mentioned:

Mark Twight

Charles Poliquin

Dan John

James Fitzgerald

OPEX CCP Level 1

Max El Hag

Dan Pfaff


Charles Poliquin

Chad Wesley Smith

Louie Simmons

Mike Tuchscherer

Mike Israetel


Stuart McMillan

El Capitan

Elon Musk

Dan Carlin

Ido Portal

Boris Sheiko

Lopez Lomong



0:00 – 0:39 – Show Intro

0:40 – 8:38 – Robbie intro’s the show and asks Nick to give us his background?

8:39 – 13:49 – Robbie asks Nick who have the biggest influences on him professionally and personally

13:50 – 16:34 – Robbie asks Nick how has he tried to instil a healthy and active lifestyle to his daughters

16:35 – 25:53 – Robbie asks Nick what are the good and not so good things that he currently sees within the fitness coaching profession, and for the not so good things that he sees, what solutions would be offer?

25:54 – 27:22 – Robbie asks Nick – what is his training philosophy?

27:23 – 39:33 – Robbie asks Nick to outline his training system

39:34 – 47:39 – Robbie asks Nick about testing with his athletes

47:40 – 1:02:11 – Robbie asks Nick for his thoughts about training an individual’s strengths and weaknesses

1:02:12 – 1:21:36 – Robbie asks Nick – how does his monitor his athletes training?

1:21:37 – 1:23:04 – Robbie asks Nick – what have been the biggest lessons he has learned so far in his life and career?

1:23:05 – 1:24:26 – Robbie asks Nick – how does he learn?

1:24:27 – 1:25:54 – Robbie asks Nick for his top resources

1:25:55 – 1:28:13 – Robbie asks Nick if his has any daily rituals that are essential to accomplish everyday

1:28:14 –  1:29:45 – Robbie asks Nick about his own current training routine

1:29:46 – 1:31:05 – Robbie asks Nick for his top and current book recommendations

1:31:06 – 1:32:10 – Robbie asks Nick, if he only had one left on planet earth, how would he spend that year and why?

1:32:11 – 1:35:10 – Robbie asks Nick, if he could in 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

1:35:11 – 1:35:40 – Robbie wraps up the show!