Michol Dalcourt – IOM Founder and 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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Battling Injury and How to Know When to Take a Break

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Welcome to Episode 74 of the Obstacle Order!

Battling Injury

This is Part two of a two part catch up episode in which Philip interviews Elijah. This Episode Philip interviews Elijah about his recent stent being injured. Elijah has been battling a hip injury for almost 2 months now. Philip will try to tease out what has been going on in Elijah’s head as he takes a step back from steady training to rehab his hip. They discuss the mind state that comes along with being injured and how much of a struggle that can be at times. Elijah also gives some tips on how to stay fit while taking a “break”.

Injury is a part of the sport it’s knowing when to step back and when to come back that is the key. If you are currently battling injury or have in the past, this is an episode you will definitely want to listen to.

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Running Expert Richard Diaz On The Importance of Metabolic Testing

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Welcome to Episode 73 of the Obstacle Order

Richard Diaz

In this Episode Philip and Elijah interview running coach Richard Diaz. Richard has been in the game of running and performance longer than our hosts have been alive. He was nice enough to come on the show to discuss the importance of running mechanics and well as how to better target training using metabolic testing. Both of which can be addressed at his OCR clinics.

Richard will be coming to the bay area July 23 and 24th 2016 to conduct one of his running clinics!

This episode not only describes what one can expect at the running clinics, but also why any runner can benefit from attending. We often take much care to learn proper techniques for many things in life. Why not running form? Also, by getting your thresholds measured you can take out the guess work in training. Specific training will get specific optimal results. You can sign up for the running clinic HERE. This podcast goes into some great detail about common pitfalls in running form and how to address them. Also, common mistakes people make in their training that limit them from great results.

www.natruralrunningcoach.net

Make sure to mention the Obstacle Order when you sign up!

Richard can be found on Facebook

Check out his podcast HERE

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Leaderboardfit Update with Brakken Kraker

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Welcome to Episode 72 of the Obstacle Order.

LeaderBoardfit

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down with Zack, Taylor and Brakken Kraker from the LeaderBoardfit team. In this episode Brakken discusses his season so far and how it has been limited by a broken toe. We get into some specific strategies he is using to stay fit while being limited in the capacity to run. Also, what his plans are for the rest of the season and how he can get back on top!

LeaderBoardfit

Also the crew delves into some of the great results that people are getting from being a part of Project Apex.

LeaderBoardfit

If you haven’t done so already, you’re going to want to listen to Episode 64 in which the Obstacle Order introduced leaderboard to the public. This episode gives the uninitiated an overview of what leaderboard is and why one can benefit from joining.

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18 Seconds From The Podium, Philip Recaps Dallas AT&T Spartan Stadium Sprint

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Welcome to Episode 71 of the Obstacle Order

Phil and Spartan Spencer

This is part one of a two part catch up episode in which Elijah interviews Philip about his experience at the ATT Stadium Race in Dallas Texas. Philip has some issues getting online as the episode opens. Eventually the hosts get on task and jump into all things ATT park. Phil narrowly missed the podium, got really hot, and ran a clean race with no burpees. Here Elijah interviews Philip the entire episode. While for the most part they stay on task, there were a few diversions. Here is a the video Elijah brought up:

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This podcast is a story of a race told by Philip and it is quite entertaining. Stay tuned for Part two of this episode with Philip interviews Elijah about dealing with a recent injury.

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