Tag Archives: Strength Training

E. 111 Engineering Peak Performance with Ian Hosek


Welcome to Episode 111 of the Obstacle Order,

Ian Hosek

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with standout OCR talent and running coach Ian Hosek. In this episode, you will learn Ian’s background and how he went from never doing organized athletics to winning big Spartan Races.

This episode delves into all of the important topics that relate to obstacle racing performance including the important types of running to include in your running program. How to balance the week of running in terms of base runs, threshold runs, and above threshold runs. Also, what is the best way to incorporate strength training in an Obstacle Racing training program? And of course, the always important grip work is covered.

This is a dense detail oriented podcast that you can no afford to miss

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E. 109 Forced Adaptation With Josh Courage


Welcome to Episode 109 of the Obstacle Order,

Josh Courage

In this episode, Philip and Elijah sit down with Josh Courage of Courage Performance for the second time. In case you missed it, you can check out Josh’s first appearance here. The first episode focused on Josh and his background. He is a great storyteller and has an interesting story. You will definitely want to give that one a listen if you have yet to do so.

Josh Courage

This episode delves into more strategies on how to best incorporate strength training into you OCR training regimen. When is the best time to incorporate heavy lifting into the protocol? What are some ways to incorporate strength and power development without becoming too sore. There is a ton of great info on this episode!

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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.

Carla Robbins

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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