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E.6 Why do a Hard Workout?

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Welcome to Episode 6 of the Obstacle Order Podcast.

Hard Workout Psychology: How Far is Too Far?

This episode highlights the psychology behind doing a hard workout. Beyond simply improving fitness, why would you do a really hard workout?  How can a hard workout get you back on track or derail you?  Philip and Elijah delve into their personal philosophy’s on why, from time to time, they put themselves through a workout that seems to be beyond their capacity.

Philip and Elijah are back to get current with the listeners.  Loyal listeners may have noticed there is a chronological lag in the release of the episodes. Philip and Elijah would like to catch up with this episode. Moving forward it will be easier to stay current with their races and training.

On this episode, Elijah discussed his poop.  Also, why he mailed it to Ubiome. Check out his post featured on the Ubiome blog to read more about it. He tells his story of how he dropped the ball on Valentine’s day (ladies’ your gonna love this). Elijah also talks about a new strategy he has implemented to stave off some of the wear and tear of running.

Philip recounts the epic “400” workout he completed.  He’ll explain how 18:23 seconds can be enough to get a great workout in.  He mentions some auxiliary “bro work” he is doing to avoid staying stagnant, while avoiding running to save his hips.

Together Philip and Elijah discuss the psychology of doing an extremely hard workout, whether you think you are ready for it or not.  They share their motivation to do what an outsider might view as “dumb”.  This is a funny episode you will not want to miss.

In the coming weeks, look out for some great interviews including Joe Pessano, Master ViPR trainer Matt Truscott and Spartan Champion Matt “bear” Navokovich.

For your viewing pleasure, here is a hilarious video mentioned on the show. This video is from BroScienceLife called “What Your Gym Gear Says About You

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