E. 81 2015 Spartan World Champ Robert Killian Joins LeaderboardFit Team


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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E. 80 In OCR, Variability Is Specificity -Michol Dalcourt ViPR inventor


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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E. 79 Unlocking Optimal Nutrition with Ryan Meyer


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



Enjoy the episode!

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E. 78 Elijah and Philip’s Solo Race Recaps and Spartan Pro Drama, and Grip Strength


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.

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

E. 77 Leaderboard Training, What’s Next and OCR clinics Philip and Elijah Catch Up


Welcome to Episode 77 of the Obstacle Order!


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!