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E. 143 Cole Schwartz Geeks Out On The Off Season

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Welcome to Episode #143 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode, Phil sits down with OCR young gun, Cole Schwartz. With the season officially closed Cole and Phil discuss what their plans are for off-season training and staying fit while not training specifically for OCR.

These two geek out on muscle contractions, hand release pushups and the importance of observing the cycles of fitness that the human body needs to regenerate and produce gains. Tune in to hear a recap of the recent fiasco at the AT&T park Sprint and how it affected some well and others not so well.

Episode #143 is coming at you right here and right now from the Obstacle Order Podcast!

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E. 142 Rising OCR Star Mike Ferguson

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Welcome to Episode 142 of the Obstacle Order

In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down with up and coming rock star athlete in the OCR world Mike Ferguson.  They discuss many topics about OCR but here are the main questions they discuss:

Mike Ferguson

What are the steps necessary to go from a non-competetive runner to a podium contender?

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How does someone make the jump from Upper to mid elite into true elite status in OCR?

Listen to this episode to find out

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E. 139 Listener Q and A: Taper, Travel and First Race advice.

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Welcome to Episode 139 of the Obstacle Order!

Spartan Race World Championship

In this Episode Philip and Elijah sit down to answer your questions! This episode is dedicated entirely to responding to listener questions. Philip and Elijah did not get completely caught up on the back log of questions so if you have asked one and it has not been covered, please be patient.

The first question is how to handle international travel bracketed by two races. The second ask for advice on how to taper for a beast. The third is for beginning racers. What to expect and how to go about preparing for the first race day.

Thanks for the support and please don’t forget to call our hotline to ask questions and leave us a review on iTunes.

E. 136 Alexandra Walker on Gear, Grip and the Daily Grind

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Welcome to Episode 136 of the Obstacle Order!
Alexandra Walker MudGear
In the latest Episode of the Obstacle Order Podcast Philip sits down with Alexandra Walker of Yancy Camp and the MudGear Pro Team. The show also features the MudGear CEO, Alex Thrasher, or Malko.
Tune in as we discuss training strategies, dissect gear and talk about time management while training for longer effort and cold weather races.”
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E. 134 David Magida on the 2017 Spartan Championship Series

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Welcome to Episode 134 of the Obstacle Order!

In this episode The Obstacle Order has David Magida, the commentator for the Spartan US Championship series and former Spartan Pro Team member.  David discusses with the Obstacle Order the US Championship series results from 2017 and the prospects for the 2017 Spartan Race World Championships in Tahoe.

Listen to find out who David thinks will win the men’s and women’s races in the Spartan Race World Championships in Tahoe. We also dig in on:

  1. How the season has shaped up so far.
  2. Who David thinks wants to win the most?
  3. What is the dynamics between each of the athletes?
  4. Will Ryan Atkins finally stand on top of the Spartan Race World Championships podium?

These questions with David and much more are explored here on the Obstacle Order Podcast!

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He also has co-authored a book titled “Essentials of Obstacle Race Training” with Melissa Rodriguez which you can find on Amazon and many other bookstores.

Tune into the podcast below or download it on iTunes!  Please leave us a review and share with your OCR friends to help us reach an even larger OCR audience that would benefit from tuning in.  

E. 133 Eli’s Magical Elixir…and Double Race Recap

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Welcome to Episode 133 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah cover a lot of ground. They cover a listener’s question about the magic hydration mixer Elijah likes to use. Philip has a legendary recap of the LA stadium sprint. Elijah recaps his experience of the Washougal sprint. There is a ton of useful information in this episode.

At the very end of the episode  you’ll get two awesome workout of the week recaps.

E. 132 World Champion Hobie Call On Never Giving Up

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Welcome to Episode 132 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with one of the all time greats in OCR Hobie Call. This show focuses on the story that leads to the man we all know as The Godfather of OCR. What drove him into the sport of OCR and how did he rise to prominence. Listen to hear some behind the scenes stories from the beginning of OCR.

Hobie Call

They discuss the state of the sport and what Hobie considers to be the biggest mistake that is keeping OCR from truly becoming a legitimate sport and how he is going to fix it.

Hobie Call

What would an episode with Hobie be if we didn’t discuss his infamous weight vest training protocol and his claim that he could break two hours in the marathon given proper recourses to train?

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E. 128 Becoming Hunter “The Sheriff” McIntyre

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Welcome to Episode 128 of the Obstacle Order Podcast!

Hunter McIntyre

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with the one and only Hunter “the Sheriff” McIntyre.  It’s been a long time coming getting him on the podcast and he did not disappoint. This episode focused on the life events and personal influences that shaped the OCR champion the world is exposed to today.

Hunter McIntyre

Learn how Hunter generates the winning mindset and what separates contenders from participants. Listen to see how Hunter incorporates training with the elite in the respective disciplines of OCR, why calling your friend fat isn’t a bad thing, how most OCR athletes are lying to themselves, and more!

It’s fun, it’s informative, it’s Hunter McIntyre! Check it out and share with your friends.

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E. 127 Listener Q & A and Workout of the Week

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Welcome to Episode 127 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah tackle two listener questions in great detail. They also share some of the standout workouts that they have been doing recently.

Thank you for sending in all of your questions. They have all been received and considered and will be addressed in subsequent episodes. In this episode, Philip and Elijah tackle two questions related to Ultra-Endurance events.

The first is regarding how to manage a stacked month with an OCR worlds double, Dallas Ultra-Beast and WTM. A tall task indeed to complete and a tall task to offer advice on.

The second is specific to fueling and pacing for an ultra beast.

Listen to hear the answers to these great questions! Keep them coming by calling our number:  530-592-1138

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.

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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.

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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.