In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down to catch up and recap the Seattle Spartan Race. Elijah completed the Sprint listen in to see how he did there.
Also, Elijah delves deep into the concept of Heart Rate Variability and how you can use HRV to help govern daily workout selection. Also, what happens when you have low HRV from being sick and are forced to complete a Spartan Race.
Of course, Elijah goes into great detail about the race itself, the course and some of the results from the elite field in the NBC super.
Finally some tips on managing training and how to use heart rate monitors and HRV to ensure you are getting adequate intensities on recovery efforts.
In this episode, Philip and Elijah catch up and cover a lot of ground. Philip shares his experience of the Spartan Race in the UK. Philip and Elijah both recount their experience running the San Jose Sprint. Both share their workouts of the week and discuss what is coming in the near future for this OCR season.
In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to reminisce about the genesis and growth of the Obstacle Order Podcast. 100 tends to be a great milestone to achieve and for this podcast that represents two years of fun and dedication to covering the sport of OCR.
You have heard from experts on fitness, biomechanics, Pro Spartan athletes, and to inspirational open class racers. Philip and Elijah have enjoyed meeting listeners, hearing from listeners and of course having small arguments on air for all of you to hear.
It’s been a fun ride and we are only just getting started. This episode serves as a sincere thanks to everyone that started with us during our rocky beginning and who are still with us today as well as our brand new audience. It’s been a fun ride and we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all of you. Please share the content with your friends and enroll them in the possibilities you have discovered through listening to the shows weekly. And of course we’ll see you on the mountain.
Wow 99 episodes! Can you believe it has been that many? Happy New Year and thanks for checking out another episode of the Obstacle Order
In this episode Philip and Elijah catch up and lament the end of bulking season and get their preparations set for the base building phase leading into Racing season.
Topics discussed include: syringes, balls in butts, broken old bodies and more.
For the OCR athlete who has ventured beyond their twenties you may find this episode particularly interesting. As aging weekend warriors Philip and Elijah both used the off season and bulking season to “undue” some of the damage the OCR racing season inflicted.
Learn how yet again, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to keeping your body supple enough to stay in the game. How do Philip and Elijah balance the rigors of training and recovery? Listen to find how:
In this episode Elijah and Philip sit down to discuss bulking season, the off season , Spartan’s new Season pass. When is a good time to take a break and what is the best thing to focus on during the off season. Philip explains some cool exercises he has been doing.
Is full range of motion in the Squat necessary to improve maximum force output?
Should Spartan prorate the season pass for people that bought theirs in the middle of the year?
When is a good time to do curls in the Squat rack?
If you were stranded on a desert island ( with a squat rack and weights) and had to pick one exercise heavy dead lifts or heavy squats, what would you pick?
Those questions and more are answered on this episode of the Obstacle Order
In this Episode Philip and Elijah catch up after a long hiatus. This episode begs the question: “if there is never a central topic can there really be a tangent?”
While this episode primarily serves to get you caught up on the life and times of Elijah and Phil, there are still some gold nuggets of actionable information dispersed throughout the show. Some of the topics covered include:
The effect of fasting on Heart Rate
High Fat training
Finishing the OCR season and prepping for the “off season”
In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss how they have kept busy during the off week following the Spartan World Championships at Tahoe. This episode is certainly on the lighter side, but is not completely devoid of OCR relevant material. That said, if banter is not your favorite, this might not be the episode for you.
One of the topics discussed was the merits of doing back to back races on a weekend. In this sport, the excitement of competing and training can often override better judgement. Is racing on back to back days and example of that? If you are going to race back to back days, what is the best way to survive/optimize that process?
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Welcome to Episode 86 of the Obstacle Order Podcast
In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss their experiences at the Spartan Race World Championships 2016. Spartan Race went to school on what they got wrong last year and knocked this race out of the park.
It was a tale of two races and the altitude and heavy carries got the best of Elijah and Philip flourished in the grind to have his best finish of the year.
The show opens with some light banter and transitions to detailed retelling of the course and each guys individual performance on said course.
Next up some shot outs to people they met on the course.
Finally Philip and Elijah discuss the elite mens results and the state of the sport.
In this episode Philip explains why he is in a neck brace.
Elijah talks about getting out to the trails too late and dealing with tourist.
And Philip tells his epic story of the Nashville Sprint. This is a catch up episode laced with a lot of banter and good time. Enjoy!
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