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E. 141 Obstacle Order is Back! ATT Park Recap


Welcome to Episode 141 of the Obstacle Order,

Philip and Elijah return from a short hiatus of recording and releasing episodes to do a recap of the ATT Park Stadium race. In this episode, you will hear about what Philip and Elijah have been up to as well as a detailed recap of the Stadium race at ATT park.

ATT Park

They also address concerns with 2018 race format and qualifying for World Championships. For example how that will impact the off-season and how to structure training.

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E. 131 Two Time Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Champion Ian Deyerle


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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E. 100 Philip and Elijah Recap Two Years of OCR Podcasting


Welcome to Episode 100 of the Obstacle Order Podcast!

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In this episode Philip and Elijah sit down to reminisce about the genesis and growth of the Obstacle Order Podcast. 100 tends to be a great milestone to achieve and for this podcast that represents two years of fun and dedication to covering the sport of OCR.

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You have heard from experts on fitness, biomechanics, Pro Spartan athletes, and to inspirational open class racers. Philip and Elijah have enjoyed meeting listeners, hearing from listeners and of course having small arguments on air for all of you to hear.

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It’s been a fun ride and we are only just getting started. This episode serves as a sincere thanks to everyone that started with us during our rocky beginning and who are still with us today as well as our brand new audience. It’s been a fun ride and we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all of you. Please share the content with your friends and enroll them in the possibilities you have discovered through listening to the shows weekly. And of course we’ll see you on the mountain.

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E. 76 Ben Greenfield: Altitude Hacks, Minimalistic Training, Advanced Recovery Tactics and More


Welcome to Episode 76 of the Obstacle Order podcast

Ben Greenfield

In this Episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with Ben Greenfield to discuss altitude hacks, the minimalist approach to training, advanced recovery tactics and more.

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield is the host of the Ben Greenfield podcast which covers a wide variety of topic related to health and performance. Also, he host another podcast dedicated to obstacle racers called Obstacle Dominator.

Ben Greenfield

With a masters in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics Ben is no stranger to the finer details of sports performance. That coupled with a more “ancestral” approach to fitness makes Ben the go to source of information for people looking to perform at a high level without sacrificing their health along the way.

Topic covered:

Maximizing training time

Peppering in Exercise to develop aerobic base

Sauna therapy, hot cold contrast showers and compression boots for recovery

You can find Ben over at his website www.bengreenfieldfitness.com for much more details on all the topics covered in todays podcast.

Also, Obstacle Dominator for more OCR specific content

And check out his book here 

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E. 73 Running Expert Richard Diaz On The Importance of Metabolic Testing


Welcome to Episode 73 of the Obstacle Order

Richard Diaz

In this Episode Philip and Elijah interview running coach Richard Diaz. Richard has been in the game of running and performance longer than our hosts have been alive. He was nice enough to come on the show to discuss the importance of running mechanics and well as how to better target training using metabolic testing. Both of which can be addressed at his OCR clinics.

Richard will be coming to the bay area July 23 and 24th 2016 to conduct one of his running clinics!

This episode not only describes what one can expect at the running clinics, but also why any runner can benefit from attending. We often take much care to learn proper techniques for many things in life. Why not running form? Also, by getting your thresholds measured you can take out the guess work in training. Specific training will get specific optimal results. You can sign up for the running clinic HERE. This podcast goes into some great detail about common pitfalls in running form and how to address them. Also, common mistakes people make in their training that limit them from great results.


Make sure to mention the Obstacle Order when you sign up!

Richard can be found on Facebook

Check out his podcast HERE