Category Archives: Fitness Experts

E. 114 Yancy Culp On Winning Mindset, Cancer As a Motivator, and Being a Rookie

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Welcome to Episode 114 of the Obstacle Order,

Yancy Culp

In this Episode, Elijah sits down for an in-depth interview with OCR Coach and Athlete, Yancy Culp.  This episode has a wide range of topics including how the find the motivation needed to succeed in the sport of OCR. Yancy recently survived a bout with colon cancer and was able to use that as leverage to squeeze even more out of life.

Yancy Culp

This focus of this episode is the attitude and approach that is necessary to become a champion. What separates the “elite elites” from the “elites”. How can you cultivate the winning mindset?

Yancy Culp

Also, we delve into the state of the sport and where OCR is going from the standpoint of TV coverage, the Olympics and more. It’s an exciting time for OCR!

Yancy Culp

Please stick around to the end. Yancy talks about his new opportunity for two lucky individuals to be Yancy Camp athletes for the average joe. If you have a transformation story shoot it over to Yancy via his Facebook messenger.

Yancy Culp

E. 111 Engineering Peak Performance with Ian Hosek

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Welcome to Episode 111 of the Obstacle Order,

Ian Hosek

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with standout OCR talent and running coach Ian Hosek. In this episode, you will learn Ian’s background and how he went from never doing organized athletics to winning big Spartan Races.

This episode delves into all of the important topics that relate to obstacle racing performance including the important types of running to include in your running program. How to balance the week of running in terms of base runs, threshold runs, and above threshold runs. Also, what is the best way to incorporate strength training in an Obstacle Racing training program? And of course, the always important grip work is covered.

This is a dense detail oriented podcast that you can no afford to miss

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E. 110 America’s Toughest Mudder with Philip Levi

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Welcome to Episode 110 of the Obstacle Order,
Philip Levi

In this episode, the show is dedicated to Philip Levi and his experience in the 8 hour America’s Toughest Mudder event. So for this call Elijah actually interviews Philip.

Philip Levi

On the show they discuss Philip’s various struggles around actually getting to the event. Also, the basics of the event. What is it and why would it be a good idea to do it? Philip describes many of the Obstacles as well as the two course race format.

Philip Levi

The toughest mudder is an 8 hour lap format race in which you complete as many laps as possible in the allowed time. This race took place in Southern California and was the first of it’s kind.

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E. 109 Forced Adaptation With Josh Courage

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Welcome to Episode 109 of the Obstacle Order,

Josh Courage

In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with Josh Courage of Courage Performance for the second time. In case you missed it, you can check out Josh’s first appearance here. The first episode focused on Josh and his background. He is a great storyteller and has an interesting story. You will definitely want to give that one a listen if you have yet to do so.

Josh Courage

This episode delves into more strategies on how to best incorporate strength training into you OCR training regimen. When is the best time to incorporate heavy lifting into the protocol? What are some ways to incorporate strength and power development without becoming too sore. There is a ton of great info on this episode!

You can find Josh here:

Personal Facebook and Business Facebook

Personal Instagram and Business Instagram

http://www.courageperformance.com/

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E. 108 A Deeper Understanding Of Life Through Spartan Race with Marcelo Gleiser

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Welcome to episode 108 of the Obstacle Order!

Marcelo Gleiser

In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with Theoretical Physicist and obstacle race enthusiast Marcelo Gleiser. Marcelo was introduced to the sport of OCR via the Spartan Race Killington Beast in 2013. Since then he has been hooked. Spartan has shaped the way he views the world and life. This episode touches on the philosophical nature of Spartan Racing.

You can find Marcelo on his website here:

http://marcelogleiser.com/

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E. 107 Pt 2 with Carla Robbins: How To Expand Your Thresholds

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Welcome to Episode 107 of the Obstacle Order,

This is part 2 of a two part episode with Exercise Physiologist Carla Robbins. If you have not done so yet, please go back and listen to part 1 of this episode.part 1 of this episode.

Carla Robbins

The focus of this episode is continuing the conversation around periodization. Many questions are answered in the podcast including: how to allocate time blocks to training, how that should fluctuate during the season,  and how to periodize strength training?

What is the interference effect and how do you avoid it?

Carla Robbins

Also, advanced hydration strategies and considerations. What is the proper amount of carbohydrate to use in your hydration pack? How much water should you really drink? Listen to find out!

The training/life stress bucket.

You can also find Carla Robbins:

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E. 107 Pt 1 With Carla Robbins: How To Expand Your Thresholds

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Welcome to Episode 107 of the Obstacle Order,

In the episode Elijah sits down with Carla Robbins. This is part 1 of a two part episode which is jam packed with tons of actionable information.

Carla Robbins

Carla Robbins is a Canadian from the West Coast of British Columbia, who has migrated a little more East over the years into Calgary, Alberta, a place she now calls home. Her passion lies in improving people’s movement, strength and fitness for enhanced performance.

She believes that everyone can benefit from planned periodized, and scientifically grounded exercise programs… and she has the experience and education to prove it! This is why we have her on the *longest recorded podcast to date* on our channel talking about exercise, physiology, hydration, and many things in between!

Carla Robbins

Carla has welcomed any questions, that can be directed through her website and coaching business of Vital Strength and Physiology, accessible through www.carlarobbins.com. Carla understands training at a high level, and gets to test her knowledge on her athletes, from elite and national level athletes to development level, daily.

Carla Robbins

You can also find Carla Robbins:

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E. 105 Enduring Endurance with Tawnee Gibson

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Welcome to Episode 106 of the Obstacle Order Podcast

Tawnee Prazak

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Tawnee Prazak Gibson (formerly Prazak)  of the Endurance Planet Podcast. Tawnee is a journalist, coach, former high level triathlete, and podcast host. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to balancing performance and health.

Tawnee Prazak

This episode focuses on some of the struggles Tawnee faced from overtraining and living a lifestyle that was a bit too stressful and how she overcame them. She talks about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut (colon/digestive tract) when it comes to performance and health.

Tawnee Prazak

What are some things that can damage your gut? What are some things you can do to fix it? And why does that matter from the standpoint of performance? Those questions are covered on this show.

Make sure to check out Tawnee at: www.lifepostcollective.com and on the Endurance Planet Podcast. Coaching at coachtawnee.com

Also on Social Media:

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Twitter

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E. 104 Evan Perperis, Training for the Long Haul

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Welcome to Episode 104 of the Obstacle Order!
 Evan Perperis
In this episode Philip gets inside the meticulous mind of Evan Perperis. We last interviewed Evan in E. 95 and highly recommend listening to that episode to get more on his background.
Evan Perperis
Evan sheds light on training for the long haul. Preparing for endeavors longer than the usual distance such as Ultra Running, The World’s Toughest Mudder and The Spartan Ultra Beast!
Inside you’ll find coverage of when and how to fuel, what gear to bring and why your pit crew is so important. Also discussed… passing out under water! What? Yep.
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Evan Perperis

Evan can be found at:

www.teamstrengthspeed.com

He contributes to Obstacle Racing Media and Mud Run Guide

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E. 102 Faye Stenning and Jessica O’Connell on Grit Coaching

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Welcome to Episode 102 of the Obstacle Order,

You will be hard pressed to find a more qualified duo when it comes to the combination of academic proficiency and athletic prowess. Jessica O’Connell represented Canada in the 2016 olympic games in the 5000 meters and Faye Stenning is the Second best Spartan Racer in the world. Both also have at least a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Jessica earned her master’s in Exercise physiology for good measure.

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The combination of book smarts and the ability to apply that knowledge in order to perform at the highest level is rare indeed. That is why the combined minds of Jessica and Faye will no doubt become one of the best resources in the world of OCR coaching.

Grit Coaching

In episode 101 we introduced Faye and Grit coaching. In this episode, we take a deeper dive in the periodization, the importance and practice of building an aerobic base, transitioning to the aerobic power phase, and finally sport specific training. We also take a deeper look at how gritcoaching.net actually works and how you can get signed up.

Grit Coaching

Jessica is an olympic runner, so she has a unique insight into long term programming. She will handle the running component of the OCR programming. Faye will take on the OCR specific strength work as well as integrate sport specific high intensity workouts later in the season.

This is a dense information packed episode so put your thinking caps on!