Scott Keneally, Writer and Director of “Rise of the Sufferfests”

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Welcome to episode 84 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode Philip sits down with Scott Keneally.  Scott is the writer and director of the OCR documentary “Rise of the Sufferfests” a groundbreaking film that explores the fastest growing sport in the world and just why people seem to be so addicted to it. Scott talks about spending time with “Mr. Mouse” on the grounds of arguably the birthplace of the movement of obstacle course racing. Scott touches on how life is different after completing the “Tough Guy” Race Series and becoming a father while making this film.

Scott Keneally

A few points of interest in this episode are:

Where OCR is going,

Touring with Marilyn Manson,

What it’s like working with Hunter McIntyre

Why people should read more books.

Tune in to this episode and get smarter!

To reach Scott you can find him here:

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Instagram

YouTube

To watch the movie or find out more, watch the trailer below:

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Double Sandbag, Tahoe, and Conquering Hills

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Welcome to Episode 83 of the obstacle Order!

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss how they are prepping for the Spartan World Championships at Squaw Valley Ski resort. Elijah discusses some of his recent workouts including integrating the double sandbag carry. The hosts discuss implications of carry techniques in terms of course sequencing.

Double Sandbag

Also, Philip discusses the 3,3,3 workout and why that will be helpful to apply directly to a race situation.

Double Sandbag

Have you waited until the last minute to prepare for Tahoe? Then you’ll want to listen to this episode.

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Philip Recaps Nashville Sprint, Elijah Runs Over Kids on Trail

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Welcome to  episode 82 of the Obstacle Order

In this episode Philip explains why he is in a neck brace.

Philip in Neck Brace
Philip in a neck brace…

Elijah talks about getting out to the trails too late and dealing with tourist.

eli on the trail
Elijah on the Trail…

And Philip tells his epic story of the Nashville Sprint.  This is a catch up episode laced with a lot of banter and good time. Enjoy!

Nashville Sprint

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2015 Spartan World Champ Robert Killian Joins LeaderboardFit Team

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Welcome to Episode 81 of the Obstacle Order

In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with the guys from LeaderboardFit.com and the newest addition to their team, Spartan World Champion Robert Killian. He will be joining as coach of the Peak Team.

Robert Killian

Here are the features of Robert’s coaching program

Robert Killian

  • Built specifically to optimize performance at Spartan Race World Championships and OCRWC
  • Weekly themes:  technique, taper, nutrition, diet, gear, warm up/cool down, travel
  • Daily workouts from Killian’s personal training program
  • unlimited access to our private team/coach messaging software w/ constant feedback from Killian
  • Weekly live, interactive video reviews w/ Killian
  • leaderboardfit.com/register – program starts Sunday evening, Sep 4th with a Live video kickoff, training starts Monday, the 5th

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In OCR, Variability Is Specificity -Michol Dalcourt ViPR inventor

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Welcome to episode 80 of the Obstacle Order!

Michol Dalcourt

In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down with inventor, innovator, and leading thinking in the fitness industry Michol Dalcourt. Michol invented the revolutionary fitness tool the ViPR. He also founded the Institute of Motion which is a education platform online and in person with mentorships. Michol focuses on the concept of whole body integration to encourage performance gains and improved longevity of the tissues and the body structure.

Dalcourt is a wealth of knowledge and could fill many hours of airtime. This episode focuses on tissue hydration, training for life. Increasing longevity, and training the metabolic systems. In what serves as an introduction to the concepts the institute of motion teaches you will learn a lot about how to better manage your tissues to stay healthy and continue to perform better.

You can find Michol via IOM facebook page

Check out ViPR here

This is the link for Insitute of Motion

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Unlocking Optimal Nutrition with Ryan Meyer

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Welcome to Episode 79 of the Obstacle Order!

Ryan Meyer

In this episode Philip and Elijah interview holistic nutritionist Ryan Meyer. They cover many topics ranging from nutrition as it relates to the inflammatory process to best fueling strategies for endurance athletes.  This is a dense episode with a ton of great information. Here are some of the highlights:

Inflammation: achieving the optimal omega 3 to omega 6 ratio. Food sensitivities and inflammation. Exercise and inflammation.

Whole foods for performance: why a whole food diet can makes things simple

Antioxidants: why is an antioxidant rich diet important for endurance and strength athletes?

Pre and post workout: you might want to forget about the details and just get each meal right.

Practical tips for adopting a whole foods lifestyle.

You can find Ryan on his blog at www.nutritionwithryan.com

Or on social media

Facebook

Instagram

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Elijah and Philip’s Solo Race Recaps and Spartan Pro Drama, and Grip Strength

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Welcome to episode 78 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss the Portland Spartan Sprint and the greater San Jose area BattleFrog. Also, drama on the Spartan Pro tour. Usually Philip and Elijah are travel buddies and racing rivals. This weekend they went separate ways to participate in two different race series’.

Philip completed the Battlefrog in Diablo Grande. listen to see if he was able to keep his band. Elijah completed the Portland Sprint. Listen to see if he met his expectations or made some crucial errors to fall shot of his goals their.

Your hosts also delve into some drama that transpired out in the Ashville Super during the fourth leg of the Spartan US championship race series. There were some mix ups on the rope climb and top contenders were disqualified. And the peanut gallery had a lot to say about it.

This is a short episode that will primarily serve to keep you current with out hosts and hopefully entertain, teach, and inspire along the way.

Thanks for listening. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review

Come join us at the Savage Barn this weekend for our 2nd of 3 OCR Clinics.  We will be focusing on Grip Strength!

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Leaderboard Training, What’s Next and OCR clinics Philip and Elijah Catch Up

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Welcome to Episode 77 of the Obstacle Order!

Leaderboard

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss adapting to a new training program at Leaderboard, exercise testing, the Savage Barn summer series, and more.  This episode will get you all caught up on what has been going on with our hosts as well as what is to come. Elijah discussed his recent exercise testing with Richard Diaz in which he measured his aerobic and anaerobic thresholds. Why is the information important and what will he do with it?

Philip explains the adaptive phase of getting set up with the LeaderboardFit team. Learn how to avoid overtraining during a increased volume period. This is a dense episode that you certainly will not want to miss.

Want to learn how to up your OCR racing game?  Participate in our Savage Barn Summer OCR Series.  To Sign Up, Click on this Link!

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Ben Greenfield: Altitude Hacks, Minimalistic Training, Advanced Recovery Tactics and More

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Welcome to Episode 76 of the Obstacle Order podcast

Ben Greenfield

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with Ben Greenfield to discuss altitude hacks, the minimalist approach to training, advanced recovery tactics and more.

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield is the host of the Ben Greenfield podcast which covers a wide variety of topic related to health and performance. Also, he host another podcast dedicated to obstacle racers called Obstacle Dominator.

Ben Greenfield

With a masters in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics Ben is no stranger to the finer details of sports performance. That coupled with a more “ancestral” approach to fitness makes Ben the go to source of information for people looking to perform at a high level without sacrificing their health along the way.

Topic covered:

Maximizing training time

Peppering in Exercise to develop aerobic base

Sauna therapy, hot cold contrast showers and compression boots for recovery

You can find Ben over at his website www.bengreenfieldfitness.com for much more details on all the topics covered in todays podcast.

Also, Obstacle Dominator for more OCR specific content

And check out his book here 

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Phil and Eli Recap the San Francisco Super

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Welcome to Episode 75 of the Obstacle Order

San Francisco Super

In this episode Philip and Elijah recap the San Francisco Super Spartan Race which took place in Diablo Grande.  A hot day with a lot of hills was the story of the day.  The hosts discuss many topics on this show including some upcoming events you won’t want to miss including:

San Francisco Super

Richard Diaz running clinic. July 23 and 24th at the Savage Barn in Pleasonton

Richard Diaz interview

The Savage Barn OCR clinic series presented by the Obstacle Order

Listen for advanced strategies on picking the proper lines on the course, running downhill, practicing for obstacles and more.

San Francisco Super

Philip used cryotherapy as a way to recover from the race check out his video he made about that here

If you live in the bay area check out the Performist for cryotherapy

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