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E. 25 Training the Spartan Pros With Yancy Culp

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Welcome to Episode 25 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with Yancy Culp.  Yancy is a Spartan Racer, coach to Spartan Pros, personal trainer and football coach. In this episode you will learn about Yancy’s background and what led him into the world of OCR.

This show covers some of the differences between the different OCR companies.  Yancy explains how Warrior dash can be a great introduction to obstacle course racing.  He compares Spartan with Battlefrog.

As Yancy got more involved in Obstacle Racing, he starting coaching athletes.  He got so busy he had to expand his coaching business to an online offering.  This is called Yancy Camp.  Here you will be able to do the actual workouts, scaled down as needed, as the top Spartan Pros.   In Yancy Camp you are paired up with Spartan athletes including Matt “The Bear” Novokovich, Glenn Racz, Rose Wetzell, Isiah Vidal, Miguel Medina, April Dee and several more.  Many of which have been interviewed on this podcast!  There will be time slots during the week to interact with the athlete you choose and ask them questions you have about preparing for OCR.   Listen to find out all of the details.

We delve into some great training details, what’s going on in the world of obstacle racing and much more.  Learn how to manage training in the Aerobic and anaerobic zone and how to apply this to your next race.

Yancy is also involved with BeetElite one of the favorite products of the Obstacle Order.  Yancy also recommends this cool training tool called the Demon Sled.   You can contact Yancy directly through PM on Facebook.  Also, check out the Yancy Camp Facebook page


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E.7: Matt “The Bear” Novakovich

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Welcome to Episode 7 of the Obstacle Order

This episode Matt “The Bear” Novakovich joins the show.  For people familiar with Spartan Racing “the Bear” needs no introduction.  In 2014 he won 8 races.  He is a member of the Spartan pro team and has been featured on NBC sport’s coverage of the Sport.  Check out this great feature video on the Bear to learn more about this amazing athlete.

Elijah takes this interview and digs in on some unorthodox training methods Matt uses to increase his fitness without breaking down his body too much.  We touch on nutrition, the state of the sport and much more.  Matt speaks about the importance of being a well rounded athlete in Spartan Racing. He explains why ultra runners will do better at the longer distances.  This interview is packed with great information.

Here is a link to Matt’s Facebook page.  Please visit the page and give him a “like”.

Please listen to this episode you will not be disappointed.

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