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E. 145 Caller Questions and Goal Setting for the New Year

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In this episode of the Obstacle Order Philip is in Sunriver, Oregon and answers some questions from OOP tribe callers. The second half of the show is devoted to techniques he finds useful for setting personal goals.

This episode is perfect for this time of year when we renew and refresh ourselves to become better people in the new year. Once you’ve listened please take our call to act on and let us know how you’ll get better while gearing up to create “the next phase of you.”

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E. 144 Brian “The X Factor” Gowiski

Welcome to Episode 144 of the Obstacle Order!

In this Episode, Brian Gowiski joins the Obstacle Order to discuss how he beats people that are faster runners than him in OCR events. There are many components to being successful in the sport of OCR.  Speed, endurance, strength and agility to name a few. But in order to have success, you can’t rely on just one. The ability to tie together and galvanize those skills is often what separates pretenders from contenders. Brian has that ability in spades.

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If you have spent any time browsing the leaderboards of Spartan Races or any other OCR race for that matter you will find Brian at or near the top. With 7 outright wins and 12 podium finishes in Spartan Race, Brian is no stranger to success in OCR. He was a member of the Worlds Toughest Mudder champion team. Also, as the competition increases he keeps getting better.

Brian Gowiski

Brian is definitely someone to watch out for in 2018! Listen to this podcast to learn about the training block that helped him achieve his breakthrough races at Ashville (3rd NBC race) and West Virginia (6th NBC race).

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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:

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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. 140 Nicole Mericle: Good Grip + Great Running = Winning OCR

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Welcome to Episode 140 of the Obstacle Order!

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In this Episode, Elijah sits down with Nicole Mericle.  In this episode, you will learn Nicole’s background and why she has the perfect combination of skills to be a great OCR athlete. Unlike most pure runners of her stature, (division 1 level track and cross country athlete) Nicole also has strong grip from rock climbing.  So it wasn’t hard to quickly get the hang of OCR races and excel at them.

Nicole Mericle

This show goes deep into her story of what led her to OCR and the tactics she uses to improve her weakness. Listen for cool tips to improve grip strength and grip endurance. This episode is packed with great information and is one you won’t want to miss.

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

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Welcome to Episode 136 of the Obstacle Order!
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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.

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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.

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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. 131 Two Time Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Champion Ian Deyerle

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Welcome to Episode 131 of the Obstacle Order,

In this Episode, Elijah and Philip sit down with Ian Deyerle. Ian is a long time obstacle racer and former member of the Spartan Pro Team. Ian has also been part of the two teams that have won the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge show.

In this episode, they take a look at what happens behind the scenes of TV and what it was like to compete on the show.  Also, some tips and tricks to get on the show.

Ian talks about his minimalist high-intensity approach to training and more.

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