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E. 97 Dangers of Low Carb + High Intensity Exercise with Chris Kelly


Welcome to Episode 97 of the Obstacle Order

Chris Kelly

In this Episode Elijah sits down with Chris Kelly from the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast.  Chris is a return guest who is a wealth of knowledge on the topic of metabolic testing and biomarkers for health. Listen to episode 62 of the Obstacle Order for his first interview.

Chris Kelly

The focus of this episode is how to know if you have gone too low carb for too long. What to look out for when training for a high intensity sport and following a low carb diet to see if it isn’t working. This can be done via lab testing or qualitative measures.

Even if you don’t follow a low carb diet you are going to want to listen to this episode.

E. 61 Performance Diagnostics for Hard Charging OCR Athletes


Welcome to Episode 61 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode Elijah sits down with professional mountain bike racer and functional diagnostics professional Chris Kelly. In case you missed it, Elijah appeared on Chris Kelly’s podcast last week to discuss tips for beginner obstacle racers. This week Elijah got the chance to interview Chris and get the details about what he does over at Nourish Balance Thrive.  Check out the website after listening to this episode to see all of the cool stuff he has going on over there.

They get discuss the details of how a functional medical practitioner (FMP)is different that a standard General Practitioner medical Dr. And why a performance athlete may benefit from the closer look a FMP will provide.

They discussed what Chris’s intake looks like and what working with him is like. Why is it important to get proper lab testing before starting a supplement regimen? How can that save you time and money? Elijah asks those questions and more on this episode of the obstacle order.

The demands of training for Obstacle Racing are high and can be a huge stress on the body. By measuring various biomarkers you can pin down exactly which supplements would be the best for you . Listen to this episode to see which supplements best boost aerobic performance. Most standards for how much of each nutrient is recommended are based on normal activities, not the extreme about of abuse obstacle racers put their bodies through on a daily basis. Why not take a look under the hood and see what is going on to maximize performance?

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Training Advice for a New Obstacle Racer


Welcome to Episode 61 of the Obstacle Order,

In this episode the tables are turned and Elijah is being interviewed by Christopher Kelly of the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast. This interview covers Elijah’s background and how he got into obstacle racing. Chris is a mountain biker so Elijah dissects what Chris might need to do in order to prepare his body for the rigors of OCR.

If you are a seasoned OCR athlete, this might not be the episode for you. If you are new to the sport and just want to know what it is all about, give this show a listen it will be very valuable for you.

We cover the importance of being able to do a pull up in life. How being fit for mountain bike racing might prepare one better for OCR than road cyclist.

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