Category Archives: Nutrition

E. 133 Eli’s Magical Elixir…and Double Race Recap


Welcome to Episode 133 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah cover a lot of ground. They cover a listener’s question about the magic hydration mixer Elijah likes to use. Philip has a legendary recap of the LA stadium sprint. Elijah recaps his experience of the Washougal sprint. There is a ton of useful information in this episode.

At the very end of the episode  you’ll get two awesome workout of the week recaps.

E. 123 Long Workout Nutrition, The Secret Lab, Boise Recap, Philip and Elijah Catch Up


Welcome to Episode 123 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down over a tiny mic and catch up on what they have been up to over the past month. This episode had some audio quality issues, but the content was great. Listen to learn about optimal hydration strategies for long workouts. Philip has yet another travel/registration snafu getting to a race.

Also, Elijah recently visited Richard Diaz to check out the secret lab and have his gait analyzed, find out the results during this episode.

The Obstacle Order now has a call in line for taking your calls!

The number you can call to leave a question to be covered on the show is:  530-592-1138

So call in and leave us a message. If your message is selected you can hear it on the show and have it answered by Elijah and Philip.

E. 97 Dangers of Low Carb + High Intensity Exercise with Chris Kelly


Welcome to Episode 97 of the Obstacle Order

Chris Kelly

In this Episode Elijah sits down with Chris Kelly from the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast.  Chris is a return guest who is a wealth of knowledge on the topic of metabolic testing and biomarkers for health. Listen to episode 62 of the Obstacle Order for his first interview.

Chris Kelly

The focus of this episode is how to know if you have gone too low carb for too long. What to look out for when training for a high intensity sport and following a low carb diet to see if it isn’t working. This can be done via lab testing or qualitative measures.

Even if you don’t follow a low carb diet you are going to want to listen to this episode.

E. 95 OCR’s Renaissance Man Evan Perperis


Welcome to Episode 95 of the Obstacle Order!

Evan Perperis

In this Episode Elijah sits down with Evan Perperis of Team Strength Speed. Evan is all over the OCR world and is a wealth of knowledge. He spent some time on the Obstacle Order after completing The Worlds Toughest Mudder. Evan is a pro team member of Conquer the Gauntlet and sponsored by Hammer Nutrition.

Evan Perperis

This episode covers Evan background and how he got involved in Obstacle Racing. He goes into his fueling strategies, cyclic training strategies. Also, how to simultaneously bulk with traditional lifts and build grip strength and endurance with adding extra grips.

Another cool topic is Evan’s epic adventure to run 7 OCR courses in 7 days.

Evan Perperis

Evan can be found at:

He contributes to Obstacle Racing Media


Rig grips Evan uses for gym training:

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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

Or on social media



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