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E. 95 OCR’s Renaissance Man Evan Perperis


Welcome to Episode 95 of the Obstacle Order!

Evan Perperis

In this Episode Elijah sits down with Evan Perperis of Team Strength Speed. Evan is all over the OCR world and is a wealth of knowledge. He spent some time on the Obstacle Order after completing The Worlds Toughest Mudder. Evan is a pro team member of Conquer the Gauntlet and sponsored by Hammer Nutrition.

Evan Perperis

This episode covers Evan background and how he got involved in Obstacle Racing. He goes into his fueling strategies, cyclic training strategies. Also, how to simultaneously bulk with traditional lifts and build grip strength and endurance with adding extra grips.

Another cool topic is Evan’s epic adventure to run 7 OCR courses in 7 days.

Evan Perperis

Evan can be found at:


He contributes to Obstacle Racing Media


Rig grips Evan uses for gym training:

www.sinergysports.com https://www.atomikclimbingholds.com/ninjaparkour

Hammer Nutrition 15% off first order link: http://www.hammernutrition.com/affiliates/? I=240887

E. 79 Unlocking Optimal Nutrition with Ryan Meyer


Welcome to Episode 79 of the Obstacle Order!

Ryan Meyer

In this episode Philip and Elijah interview holistic nutritionist Ryan Meyer. They cover many topics ranging from nutrition as it relates to the inflammatory process to best fueling strategies for endurance athletes.  This is a dense episode with a ton of great information. Here are some of the highlights:

Inflammation: achieving the optimal omega 3 to omega 6 ratio. Food sensitivities and inflammation. Exercise and inflammation.

Whole foods for performance: why a whole food diet can makes things simple

Antioxidants: why is an antioxidant rich diet important for endurance and strength athletes?

Pre and post workout: you might want to forget about the details and just get each meal right.

Practical tips for adopting a whole foods lifestyle.

You can find Ryan on his blog at www.nutritionwithryan.com

Or on social media



Enjoy the episode!

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E.7: Matt “The Bear” Novakovich


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.