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E. 70 Allie Toepperwein: American Ninja Warrior


Welcome to Episode 70 of the Obstacle Order!

Allie Toepperwein

In this Episode Philip sits down with Allie Toepperwein. She is the founder of LitWithinblog.com , a social network for personal empowerment. She is also a mud run participant and competitor on American Ninja Warrior. One thing she does that separates her from the pack is compete and win all while having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Allie Toepperwein
A single mother, this self proclaimed bad ass is tearing up the courses and inspiring millions along the way. Her story is truly one of motivation and self empowerment. The Obstacle Order was lucky to  share her uplifting and inspirational story. Listen to see how Allie turned turmoil into triumph and is using her diagnosis of Parkinson’s as fuel to light her fire from within.  Allie takes you through her progression of diagnosis to getting onto American Ninja Warrior and Savage Race.
Allie Toepperwein
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E. 65 American Ninja Warrior’s Kevin Bull: Optimal Grip Programming and Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge


Welcome to Episode 65 of the Obstacle Order!

Kevin Bull

In this episode Elijah sits down with American Ninja Warrior Star Kevin Bull. Kevin is a member of the team Grit on the upcoming show Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge.  Kevin started out as a Collegiate Decathlete in which he won the conference title at CSU Stanislaus. Training for decathlon  helped him to learn how to best allocate time to training when the demands of a sport are multifaceted.  He also started doing Crossfit once his collegiate career was over.  He saw American Ninja Warrior on TV and then decided to try out for the TV show and made it!

You will want to listen to this episode because Kevin shares some tips on how an OCR athlete can maximize their time when it comes to grip strength and endurance. Listen to this episode to see how you can be the most efficient for everything from the multi-rig to the herc hoist and everything in between.

Also, you can learn why specificity is not always best when getting prepared for obstacle racing. And who Kevin thinks would have a better shot transitioning between sports, and ANW or a Spartan.

Topics discussed:

Kevin’s Athletic Background

Optimal programming for Grip strength and Endurance

What is “contact strength” and why that is important for events that challenge your grip

Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge

Kevin Bull
Team Grit, Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge

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