E. 145 Caller Questions and Goal Setting for the New Year


In this episode of the Obstacle Order Philip is in Sunriver, Oregon and answers some questions from OOP tribe callers. The second half of the show is devoted to techniques he finds useful for setting personal goals.

This episode is perfect for this time of year when we renew and refresh ourselves to become better people in the new year. Once you’ve listened please take our call to act on and let us know how you’ll get better while gearing up to create “the next phase of you.”

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E. 144 Brian “The X Factor” Gowiski

Welcome to Episode 144 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Brian Gowiski joins the Obstacle Order to discuss how he beats people that are faster runners than him in OCR events. There are many components to being successful in the sport of OCR.  Speed, endurance, strength and agility to name a few. But in order to have success, you can’t rely on just one. The ability to tie together and galvanize those skills is often what separates pretenders from contenders. Brian has that ability in spades.

Brian Gowiski

If you have spent any time browsing the leaderboards of Spartan Races or any other OCR race for that matter you will find Brian at or near the top. With 7 outright wins and 12 podium finishes in Spartan Race, Brian is no stranger to success in OCR. He was a member of the Worlds Toughest Mudder champion team. Also, as the competition increases he keeps getting better.

Brian Gowiski

Brian is definitely someone to watch out for in 2018! Listen to this podcast to learn about the training block that helped him achieve his breakthrough races at Ashville (3rd NBC race) and West Virginia (6th NBC race).

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E. 143 Cole Schwartz Geeks Out On The Off Season


Welcome to Episode #143 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode, Phil sits down with OCR young gun, Cole Schwartz. With the season officially closed Cole and Phil discuss what their plans are for off-season training and staying fit while not training specifically for OCR.

These two geek out on muscle contractions, hand release pushups and the importance of observing the cycles of fitness that the human body needs to regenerate and produce gains. Tune in to hear a recap of the recent fiasco at the AT&T park Sprint and how it affected some well and others not so well.

Episode #143 is coming at you right here and right now from the Obstacle Order Podcast!

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