EP. 042

A System of Training From Two-Time Games Athlete Mike Cazayoux


Mike Cazayoux has topped the podium, alongside his team, taking home two CrossFit Games Championships. Now, as Co-Founder of Brute Strength, Cazayoux shares the system of training that built his team and helps construct Brute Strength athletes.


Show Notes:

Websites and Social Media Links:

Website – brutestrengthtraining.com

Website – workingagainstgravity.com

Facebook – Brute Strength

Facebook – Working Against Gravity

Twitter – @brutestrength_

Instagram – brute.strength

Instagram – workingagainstgravity

YouTube – Brute Strength

YouTube – Working Against Gravity

Books Mentioned:

Mikes Book Recommendations

Daring Greatly

The Way of the Superior Man

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, 3rd Edition 

Musashi – Audiobook

Books Mentioned by Robbie

One Thing


Articles Mentioned:

Joint by Joint Approach


Podcast Mentioned:

Renegade Radio: Steroids to Psychedelics: A Journey to Self Love with World Record Holder, AJ Roberts – Episode 225

Muscle Expert Podcast: 34 – Christian Thibaudeau Overcoming Depression, Mastering Insulin Sensitivity & Neurotransmitter Balance Through

Brute Strength Podcast: Episode 162 – Sex, Connection and Desire ft. Adee Cazayoux


People and Resources mentioned:

Tommy Hackenbruck

Matt Bruce

Ido Portal

LSU Football

CJ Martin

Tino Marini

Zach Even-Esh

Barbell Shrugged

A J Roberts

Christian Thibaudeau

Mike Boyle

Charles Poliquin


Gray Cook

Stu McMillan

Adee Cazayoux

James Fitzgerald

Seth Godin

Joe Rogan

Scott Harrison

Benjamin Franklin



0:00 – 4:53 – Robbie intro’s the show and asks Mike to share with us his training philosophy?

4:54 – 10:05 – Robbie asks Mike to share with us his training system?

10:06 – 13:31 – Robbie asks Mike how has he found the transition from coach to business owner?

13:32 – 19:11- Robbie and Mike discuss how it is important to embrace change in values and priorities throughout life

19:12 – 25:57 – Robbie asks Mike for his business advice to all the business owners out there

25:58 – 29:54 – Robbie asks Mike how Brute Strength came to be?

29:55 – 33:50 – Robbie asks Mike would he ever consider doing motivational speaking?

33:51 – 42:46 – Robbie asks Mike where is the line between exercise being beneficial vs detrimental to one’s life and well-being?

42:47 – 45:14 – Robbie asks Mike for the biggest lessons he has learned in his life and career?

45:15 – 47:58 – Robbie asks Mike how does his learn?

47:59 – 50:18 – Robbie asks Mike what is one that he does everyday that his essential to his day?

50:19 – 51:18 – Robbie asks Mike for his top life resources

51:49 – 52:27 – Robbie asks Mike what is his currently reading

52:28 – 54:08 – Robbie asks Mike if he only had one left on planet earth, how would he spend that year and why?

54:09 – 56:18 – Robbie asks Mike, if he could in 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

56:19 – 56:41- Robbie wraps up the show!