E. 21 Run less. Dominate Obstacles. Win Races with Joey Patrolia


Welcome to Episode 21 of the Obstacle Order

In this episode, Philip sits down with an impressive obstacle racer named Joey Patrolia.  In this episode you will learn how to excel in Spartan racing without logging a ton of miles.  Joey discusses the importance of being signed up for an event how that brings accountability in life.

Joey discusses what his first race win meant to him.  Phil and Joey discuss in depth a few of the new obstacles that Spartan has debuted this year.  Learn about the “rig” and the new traverse wall.

Running two races back to back?  Listen to see what Spartan winner Joey Patrolia does to recover and get ready for two spartan races in a row.

Joey explains how to implement Beetelite and Oral IV both pre race and per-race and much more!

Joey is an “Oral IV” athlete.  Check out his profile here.

Connect with Joey on Facebook here

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E. 20 Throw Out Your Shoes, Master The multi-rig: Colorado Sprint Race Recap


Welcome to Episode 20 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode Elijah interviews Philip about his experience at his season opener race: the Colorado Sprint.

Philip recounts his failing an Obstacle, Struggling with footwear and battling the effects of altitude.

Philip discusses the areas in which he needs to improve and the areas he feels strong.

E. 19 From Crossfit Affiliate to Obstacle Training Friendly Strength and Conditioning Gym Matt Brown


Welcome to Episode 19 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode, Philip and Elijah are joined by Matt Brown of NorCal Strength and Conditioning (formerly NorCal Crossfit, 4th crossfit affiliate.) Matt is the facilities coordinator at NorCal Strength and Conditioning.  Matt earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Chico State. He has an athletic background in competing and coaching the middle distances in track and field. Potentially a programming master for OCR.

This show delves into the history and future of NorCal Strength and Conditioning.  Also, some further discussion of max lift efforts while fatigued.  How does a strength and conditioning facility differ from a CrossFit box?  Find out here.

Mid-way through the show the tables are turned as Matt asks the hosts about how to best outfit a facility for an obstacle focused workout program.  This is a fun dense episode with great discussion and great pointers for anyone looking to add a new element to a strength training gym and get on the wave of OCR.

You can find Matt on his Facebook page here.

NorCal strength and conditioning here

Episode 19 here

E. 18 How to Go From a Gamer to a Spartan Beast with Miguel Medina


Welcome to Episode 18 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode Elijah sits down with Miguel Medina.  This is part one of a two part series with Spartan Pro Miguel Medina.  You will learn Miguel’s back story and how he went from barely being able to walk to winning Spartan Races.  Miguel shares his motivational story of how he got off of the couch and learned how to “level up” in life.  As a former avid gamer Miguel used to spend the majority of his time in front of a screen rather that out in the world improving his fitness.

The future of the sport of OCR is also discussed here.  Should the organizers of Spartan officially split up the world championships into it’s respective distances; sprint, super and beast?  What would the implications of that be?

We all have our excuses and reasons to sit on our ass.  What you can take away from this episode is that one man with congenital sever spinal stenosis overcame that obstacle.  Even after surgery and an unfortunate staph infection Miguel found the motivation to become a beast.  Now he take time to inspire other and lives an extraordinary life.

Please listen and share this podcast! It’s a great story and I think many could be inspired by what Miguel has accomplished despite difficult circumstances.

Check out his coach Yancy at Yancy Camp 

Connect with Miguel on Facebook

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E. 17 Conrad Case Study Part 3: Pre Austin


Welcome to the Obstacle Order,

Welcome to Episode 17 of the Obstacle Order.  In this episode Conrad Sherby is back to discuss how his prep for his first Spartan race is going.  To  get caught up on the case study make sure to check out case study part one and two.  In the past year, Conrad has focused mostly on improving max strength.

To better prepare for a spartan race Elijah and Conrad agreed upon a program that would better accommodate endurance endeavors.  This episode serves as a catch up to see how the training was going.  Also, to sure up any last minute concerns Conrad may have. Tapering in and out of the event is discussed.  As well as some gear tips.

Here is a link to compression gear.

For tracking your runs and workouts here is a link to Garmin.

Thanks for listening!

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