Obstacle Dominator
Episode 48: What Is The Spartan Delta (and much more) With Spartan's Joe DiStefano

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre interview Joe DiStefano, co-founder of Spartan Coaching, the world's first international obstacle race training certification program, and after you discover our big three goals for the 2016 New Year, we ask...

-What is Spartan Delta and a Spartan Agoge (click here to learn more)...

-How to become an obstacle course specialist...

-How to get a SpartanX and a SpartanSGX certification (click here and use discount code BEN10)...

-And much more! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator48.mp3"]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT

Episode 47: An Interview With "Solo" - Obstacle Racer & Adrenaline Junkie.

In this episode, Ben Greenfield interviews Ekaterina Solovieva, obstacle racer, adrenaline junkie, and author of the popular obstacle racing blog "Solo".

-Why Solo started blogging and why...

-Why Solo thinks OCR is kind of like UFC...

-Whether Solo thinks OCR will go to the Olympics one day...

-Solo's take on the recent trend of certain OCR events to go "underground"...

-The book every obstacle course race should read...

-The hardest obstacle race Solo has ever done...

-And much more!

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator47.mp3"]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm PDT

Episode 46: The Ultimate Insider's Guide To The World's Toughest Mudder

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre interview Eli Hutchison, the mastermind architect behind the World's Toughest Mudder course and product manager at World's Tough Mudder, and during this episode, you'll discover:

-The biggest thing that is going to shock people at this year's WTM...

-Twists and changes WTM will make to this year's course...

-The biggest mistakes people make during WTM...

-The #1 way for crew to help out their racers...

-Post-WTM recovery tips...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:49pm PDT

Episode 45: Q&A With Mountain Running World Champion & Ultramarathoner Max King

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre interviews ultramarathoner, 100K world champion and mountain running world champion Max King,  and during this episode, you'll discover:

-Max's secrets to staying fast at a huge variety of distances...

-Whether pro runners take obstacle racing sports seriously...

-Max's top training tips to improve your running...

-The biggest thing that is going to shock people this year in the world of obstacle racing and running...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:52pm PDT

Episode 44: Hunter & Ben Eat Vegan And Talk About The 2015 Spartan World Championships.

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre and Ben Greenfield sit down, eat vegan crepes, and give even more recaps, thoughts and synopses of the 2015 Spartan World Championships from Lake Tahoe, including:

-Why a triathlete won the Beast...

-What happened during the Ultra-Beast and why so many people dropped out...

-How Hunter’s unconventional endurance training worked out for him...

-What to do in Squaw Valley if next year’s race is in the same location...

-And much more! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:53am PDT

Episode 43: 2015 Spartan World Championships Recap from Lake Tahoe

In this episode, Rose Wetzel and Ben Greenfield give a recap, thoughts and synopsis of the 2015 Spartan World Championships from Lake Tahoe, including: -The toughest part of the race... -What to expect in a Spartan Beast World Championships course... -How to recover as fast as possible between races... -The ideal pre-race warmup... -Their top post-race meal tips... -And much more! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator43.mp3"]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57pm PDT

Episode 42: The Official 2015 Spartan World Championship Special Episode

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre and Ben Greenfield are joined by coach Dennis Wayne Welch (who you may remember from episode #8) for a 2015 Spartan World Championships special episode, in which you'll discover...

-The unique workouts Hunter and Ben have been doing to prepare for the world championships...

-How to handle back-to-back obstacles that threaten to destroy your grip...

-The best shoe/sock setup for cold, harsh or wet conditions... -How to do long barbwire crawls faster...

-The best fueling setups for Spartan Beasts, and how to reverse cramping fast...

-The two most important things to take into consideration when it comes to racing at altitude...

-Which pro male and female athletes the podcast gang thinks will win the race...

-And much more! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:57am PDT

Episode #41: American Ninja Warrior Special Episode With Kacy Catanzaro & Brent Steffensen.

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre, Rose Wetzel and Ben Greenfield are joined by American Ninja Warriors Kacy Catanzaro and Brent Steffensen, and you'll discover:

-How Kacy and Brent train for each of the American Ninja obstacles...

-The top American Ninja Warrior exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home... -How Kacy and Brent use the handholds from ThreeBallClimbing...

-What happened went Kacy fell on the cargo net crossing... -Whether the top American Ninja Warrior competitors use any special supplements or tricks...

-The new AlphaWarrior.com website...

-And more! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:29am PDT

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre interview Lance Cummings, director of training at SEALFit. 

Lance retired from Active Duty Navy Service with 30 years of combined Active and Reserve service. After graduating BUD/s Class 124 he deployed overseas in support of US Foreign Policy with six different SEAL teams on both the east and west coast. He served at the Naval Special Warfare Center as a Basic Underwater/SEAL (BUD/s) instructor where he earned his Master Training Specialist classification. Lance also worked several State Department Security Team contracts with private employers during his time in the Naval Reserves

An accomplished athlete, he has represented the United States at the international level in Military Pentathlon, Naval Pentathlon, and continues to compete as a member of Team USA in numerous paddling competitions. He has won several Marksmanship awards in inter-service competition in both handgun and carbine categories. His current hobbies include Outrigger Canoe racing, mountain biking, running, and CrossFit training.

A licensed Chiropractor, Lance also is certified in Cold Laser Therapy, Functional Mobility, Thermal Imaging, and is a registered Emergency Medical Technician. His certifications and experiences include:

  • Honor Graduate, US Army Master Fitness Trainer Academy
  • SEAL Team Training Officer
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • NAUI Scuba Instructor
  • US Navy Master Training Specialist
  • Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Doctorate in Chiropractic, Life University, Marietta GA
  • BS Education, Southern Illinois University
  • American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Instructor
  • TRX Suspension Training Level 1, 2 and Sports Rehabilitation Trainer
  • Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Level II Certified
  • Structural Functional Movement Assessment Certified
  • US Military Pentathlon Athlete
  • US Navy Pentathlon Athlete
  • USA Mens Dragon Boat Team 2011, 2013, 2015 – Team physician and competitor
  • Outrigger Canoe USA/World Championship Teams

Lance also once paddled from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal in 15 hours. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The hardest obstacles Lance faced in military pentathlon...

-Lance's top recommendation for minimizing and fixing injuries...

-Lance's favorite part about being that guy at Kokoro who strikes fear in the hearts of participants... -What drives Lance to achieve so much... -Whether Lance plans on doing any Spartans or Tough Mudders or BattleFrog races in the near future... -And much more! Resources we discuss include the book Unbreakable, the Functional Movement Screen, 8 Weeks to SEALFit and more! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:52am PDT

Episode #39: Why Hunter McIntyre Quit Eating Meat, Vegan Obstacle Racing, Alec Blenis & Bacon In Ben's Shorts.

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre interview plant-based, vegan obstacle course racer Alec Blenis.

You'll discover: -If Ben really sleeps with bacon in his shorts... -Why Alec is vegan... -How low-fat veganism can damage your body... -Why Hunter McIntyre quit eating meat... -Ben's explanation of why some people called "overmethylators" do much, much better on a vegan/vegetarian diet than normal methylators or undermethylators.

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator39.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:05am PDT