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


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. 19 From Crossfit Affiliate to Obstacle Training Friendly Strength and Conditioning Gym Matt Brown


Welcome to Episode 19 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode, Philip and Elijah are joined by Matt Brown of NorCal Strength and Conditioning (formerly NorCal Crossfit, 4th crossfit affiliate.) Matt is the facilities coordinator at NorCal Strength and Conditioning.  Matt earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Chico State. He has an athletic background in competing and coaching the middle distances in track and field. Potentially a programming master for OCR.

This show delves into the history and future of NorCal Strength and Conditioning.  Also, some further discussion of max lift efforts while fatigued.  How does a strength and conditioning facility differ from a CrossFit box?  Find out here.

Mid-way through the show the tables are turned as Matt asks the hosts about how to best outfit a facility for an obstacle focused workout program.  This is a fun dense episode with great discussion and great pointers for anyone looking to add a new element to a strength training gym and get on the wave of OCR.

You can find Matt on his Facebook page here.

NorCal strength and conditioning here

Episode 19 here