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E. 126 Brakken Kraker On Broadcasting and Leaderboard Phase 2

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Welcome to Episode 126 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Brakken Kraker to discuss his experience commentating for the live stream, broadcast of the Palmerton US Championship series race. Brakken breaks down the men’s field and provides insights and expectations for the rest of the season.

LeaderBoard

If you are new to the show you will not know that Brakken has been a guest in the past on several occasions.  Here are the links to those episodes: Episode 30, Episode 52, Episode 56, Episode 63, Episode 72. You may want to get caught up to have some context for the discussion of LeaderboardFit.

LeaderBoard

The Obstacle Order was a big part of the launch of Leaderboardfit and we are proud to help the launch of Phase two of Leaderboard, a more custom approach to coaching. Listen for all of the details.

 

E. 87 Tahoe Hangover, Donald Trump, and Soiled Pants: Philip and Elijah Catch Up

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Welcome to Episode 87 of the Obstacle Order,

Tahoe Hangover

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?

Matt Brown will be hosting a Spartan SoS workshop presented by Spartan SGX Nov. 5th  at NorCal Strength and Conditioning November 5th. Spartan pro Brakken Krakker will be there to teach the course.

Please enjoy this episode of the Obstacle Order

Tahoe Hangover

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E. 77 Leaderboard Training, What’s Next and OCR clinics Philip and Elijah Catch Up

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Welcome to Episode 77 of the Obstacle Order!

Leaderboard

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to discuss adapting to a new training program at Leaderboard, exercise testing, the Savage Barn summer series, and more.  This episode will get you all caught up on what has been going on with our hosts as well as what is to come. Elijah discussed his recent exercise testing with Richard Diaz in which he measured his aerobic and anaerobic thresholds. Why is the information important and what will he do with it?

Philip explains the adaptive phase of getting set up with the LeaderboardFit team. Learn how to avoid overtraining during a increased volume period. This is a dense episode that you certainly will not want to miss.

Want to learn how to up your OCR racing game?  Participate in our Savage Barn Summer OCR Series.  To Sign Up, Click on this Link!

E. 72 Leaderboardfit Update with Brakken Kraker

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Welcome to Episode 72 of the Obstacle Order.

LeaderBoardfit

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down with Zack, Taylor and Brakken Kraker from the LeaderBoardfit team. In this episode Brakken discusses his season so far and how it has been limited by a broken toe. We get into some specific strategies he is using to stay fit while being limited in the capacity to run. Also, what his plans are for the rest of the season and how he can get back on top!

LeaderBoardfit

Also the crew delves into some of the great results that people are getting from being a part of Project Apex.

LeaderBoardfit

If you haven’t done so already, you’re going to want to listen to Episode 64 in which the Obstacle Order introduced leaderboard to the public. This episode gives the uninitiated an overview of what leaderboard is and why one can benefit from joining.

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E. 63 Leaderboard and Montana Race Preview

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Welcome to Episode 64 of the Obstacle Order.

In this Episode Brakken Kraker is back again to discuss a new online coaching product called Leaderboard.

Brakken is a Spartan Pro and a coach to Obstacle Racers. He has appeared on the Obstacle Order Podcast three times.  To get caught up on who Brakken is and what he has to offer as a coach, you’ll definitely want to check out the following episodes:

Episode 56, Brakken discusses the future of OCR

Episode 53, which is a live coaching call between Elijah and Brakken

Episode 30, this is an introduction to Brakken and his story

As far as this call Elijah and Brakken are joined by Zach and Taylor from www.leaderboardfit.com. Taylor is responsible for building the product and Zach is head of marketing and community relations. The episode goes into great detail about what LeaderBoard is and who might be a good candidate for their initial launch trial. LeaderBoard is a communication platform on which clients and coaches can share workouts and feedback. Initially, the product will feature Brakken Kraker and the coach and will start off with a small group of ten to be coached by Brakken. The coaching includes running volume, pre race warm up, post race cool down, OCR specific workouts and some nutrition.

The second section of this Episode highlights the start of the Spartan US championship series which is the Montana Sprint. Brakken picks his favorites to win.

All applicants can register for leaderboard via this registration link

Only 10 will be chosen for the initial offering! So act fast!

Go to LeaderBoardfit.com to get more details

Brakken Kraker on the Future of OCR

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Brakken Kraker is back on the Obstacle Order to share his thoughts on the future of OCR

In Episode 56 of the Obstacle Order Brakken Kraker spends some time with Elijah to discuss where he thinks the sport will go in the future. Some controversial topics are covered. You won’t want to miss this episode if you are a fan of the sport of OCR itself.

How could the race structure be changed in order to allow the race to go more smoothly? Should the waves be divided in to a pro field, competitive wave and open wave? What should the qualifications standards be to get into said pro wave. Is doping a big problem in the sport and would the purchase of a pro card help to alleviate that? All these questions and more are answered by Brakken Kraker during this call.

Also, the future of the sport. Will OCR follow in the footsteps of MMA or CrossFit or will it go down in flames as another fitness trend. Will the success of the sport depend on race series merging or will Spartan attempt to suffocate the competition and be the last one standing.

When considering changing OCR events who should be considered the most: the open class racer or the competitive field?

Finally, will the genetic talent pool absorb the current high level OCR athletes.

This is a fun episode with a ton of interesting topics covered. Please comment on the facebook page and open a conversation about what was covered on this episode with Brakken Kraker.

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Brakken Kraker Returns for a Live Coaching Call to Discuss Periodization and Race Prep

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Welcome to Episode 53 of the Obstacle Order Podcast.

This is a special episode. Elijah sits down with his personal coach, Spartan Pro Brakken Kraker for a coaching call. Elijah and Brakken have been working together for about 4 months. They thought it would be a fun idea to do a live coaching call so those listening can see what Brakken’s coaching is about.

In this episode you will learn how one can work with Brakken and what it is like to work with a personal coach.  After the explanation of the coaching Brakken has to offer they jump into a coaching call similar to what any athlete working with Brakken would do on a weekly basis. During the call we discuss the following points:

Double days

lengthening intervals

Incorporating Strength training with running

OCR specific workouts

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