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E. 107 Pt 2 with Carla Robbins: How To Expand Your Thresholds


Welcome to Episode 107 of the Obstacle Order,

This is part 2 of a two part episode with Exercise Physiologist Carla Robbins. If you have not done so yet, please go back and listen to part 1 of this episode.part 1 of this episode.

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The focus of this episode is continuing the conversation around periodization. Many questions are answered in the podcast including: how to allocate time blocks to training, how that should fluctuate during the season,  and how to periodize strength training?

What is the interference effect and how do you avoid it?

Carla Robbins

Also, advanced hydration strategies and considerations. What is the proper amount of carbohydrate to use in your hydration pack? How much water should you really drink? Listen to find out!

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E. 102 Faye Stenning and Jessica O’Connell on Grit Coaching


Welcome to Episode 102 of the Obstacle Order,

You will be hard pressed to find a more qualified duo when it comes to the combination of academic proficiency and athletic prowess. Jessica O’Connell represented Canada in the 2016 olympic games in the 5000 meters and Faye Stenning is the Second best Spartan Racer in the world. Both also have at least a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Jessica earned her master’s in Exercise physiology for good measure.

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The combination of book smarts and the ability to apply that knowledge in order to perform at the highest level is rare indeed. That is why the combined minds of Jessica and Faye will no doubt become one of the best resources in the world of OCR coaching.

Grit Coaching

In episode 101 we introduced Faye and Grit coaching. In this episode, we take a deeper dive in the periodization, the importance and practice of building an aerobic base, transitioning to the aerobic power phase, and finally sport specific training. We also take a deeper look at how gritcoaching.net actually works and how you can get signed up.

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Jessica is an olympic runner, so she has a unique insight into long term programming. She will handle the running component of the OCR programming. Faye will take on the OCR specific strength work as well as integrate sport specific high intensity workouts later in the season.

This is a dense information packed episode so put your thinking caps on!