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E. 121 Speedster Ryan Woods on Turning Weaknesses into Strengths

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Welcome to Episode 121 of the Obstacle Order!

Ryan Woods

In this episode, Elijah sits down with the very speedy Ryan Woods. Ryan is an interesting guy who you can never count out when considering who will be on the podium at any race. The focus of this show is how Ryan has worked on his weaknesses to become more than just a great runner. Now he is truly a force to be reckoned with in the sport of OCR.

Ryan Woods

He’s not only swift of foot, but he is quite witty as well, so expect an entertaining as well as an informative show. Uphill running technique, downhill running technique, carries, and more are covered on this show.

Ryan Woods

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E. 106 Toughest Mudder, Meth, Listener Q&A, Philip and Elijah Catch Up

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Welcome to Episode 106 of the Obstacle Order!

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In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to catch up.  It’s been a while since these two got together so there was a lot to talk about. This episode covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Recent “wins” for Philip and Elijah
  • Workout of the Week is back
  • Philip’s preparation for the Toughest Mudder in March
  • Some listener Q&A and More!

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If you like banter and long stories to share small points, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

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E. 96 Trevor Cichosz Worlds Toughest Mudder Champion

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Welcome to Episode 96 of the Obstacle Order!

Trevor Cichosz

In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down with  WTM 2016 Champion Trevor Cichosz. This is the second time Trevor has been on the podcast.

Trevor Cichosz

In his first appearance, Trevor spoke with the Obstacle Order about his background and how he got involved with Obstacle racing as well as his experience in the 2015 WTM in which he placed 2nd. You can listen to that episode here to learn more about Trevor.

Trevor Cichosz

This episode focuses primarily on Trevor’s Breakthrough performance at the 2016 WTM in which he won the solo competition.

Listen to learn the mindset and strategies Trevor employed to win the grueling 24 hour event.

Check out the Worlds Toughest Mudder TV show here

You can find Trevor at:

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E. 95 OCR’s Renaissance Man Evan Perperis

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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:

www.teamstrengthspeed.com

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E. 61 Performance Diagnostics for Hard Charging OCR Athletes

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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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E. 46 Motivation Monday’s: AJ Grzybowski Overcoming Drug Addiction and Starting the Spartan Journey

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Welcome to Episode 46 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode Elijah sits down with AJ Grzybowski for another installment of Motivation Monday’s. In this series the Obstacle Order looks for standout examples of people that have faced their fears and changed their habits to become better versions of themselves and how Obstacle racing fits into that process.

Eight years ago AJ found himself in a jail cell addicted to meth. Learn how AJ beat drug addiction. Now he has a successful business as a tattoo artist and channels his energy towards a life of fitness and sobriety. In this episode, you will hear AJ’s story and discover his secret to beating drug addiction and sticking off it for so long.

If you want some Tattoo work or would like someone to chat with about strategies to beat addiction, contact AJ via Facebook Here.

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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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