Obstacle Dominator

In this episode, Rose Wetzal and Hunter McIntyre interview Phoebe Wright, elite 800m Track & Field athlete.

In this episode, you learn...

-How to deal with not making the Olympics...

-The importance of having interests outside of competing...

-How to embrace proper eating and maintain a healthy weight...

-The complexities of eating disorders...

-Why the 800m is a challenging race...

-The best way to train for the 800m... -Is Phoebe planning to race OCR...

-How negativity impacts outcome...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:16pm PST

Episode #69: Hunter Chats With Richard Diaz, One Of The World's Most Sought After Running Coaches.

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre interviews Richard Diaz, one of the leading specialists in Running, Gait Analysis and VO2 Max, who trains elite athletes from around the globe.

In this episode, Hunter and Richard discuss...

-Who is Rich Diaz and how did he get his start in athletics...

-How Richard became a world famous running and conditioning coach...

-What Richard has learned in 30 years of testing athletes...

-Richard's favorite workout for developing an OCR athlete...

-Why feet and ground connectivity is so important to performance...  

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:Diaz Human Performance - Natural Running Network Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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In this episode, Ben Greenfield interviews Trever Niestrath, the national champion for the crazy bowhunting obstacle course racing competition known as "TrainToHunt".

-How Trever makes and eats healthy peanut butter...

-The way that Trever prepares himself for 3-5 hours of shooting in the mountains...

-Trever's training protocol for hauling 100 pounds of weight straight up the side of a mountain...

-The best backpack to use for TrainToHunt competitions...

-How Trever hauls hay around as part of his training...

-The "MMA-style" functional training workouts that Trever does...

-Trever's technique for getting his heart rate down before he shoots...

-What kind of special diet Trever eats...

-Trever's best hunting story from this year...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -Maranatha peanut butter -The new Obstacle Dominator 2.0 program -TrainToHunt.com obstacle course racing for hunters Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator68.mp3"]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre have a crazy wine-fueled discussion, and dive into...

-Hunter and Ben's workout of the week...

-How Hunter has been training for the World's Toughest Mudder...

-Hunter's full clothing kit for World's Toughest Mudder... -Ben's experimentation with fascia stretching for off-season health...

-Justin's question about whether you should combine strength and aerobic in the off-season, or just focus purely on strength...

-Jono's question about the best way to train for elevation when you can't get to race early...  

-Hunter and Ben's best tips for approaching an obstacle when you have "options"...

-And much more! Resources from this episode: -The new Obstacle Dominator 2.0 program -ELDOA training method -The pulse oximeter blood oxygen monitor -Biotropic labs blend of chlorophyll, echinacea, beet, liver and cordyceps (use 20% coupon code "ben"). -Obstacle course video for military pentathlon in the Brazilian Army Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator67.mp3"]

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In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre are joined by a super-secret special guest, and delve into...

-Hunter and Ben's top workouts of the week, and why Hunter swears by "machete hikes"...

-Why Hunter kicked the apehanger bell at Spartan World Championships...

-Ben's 1-2-3 combo of Frogskins, chia seeds and a training keg for beating the Ultrabeast...

-How Hunter changed his training this year, and his new secret weapon he drags around... -What exactly happens at Richard Diaz's secret "running lab"...

-The new Spartan doping and drug testing policies, and the top 6 supplements that won't get you in trouble for doping...

-The new Obstacle Dominator 2.0 revealed...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -The new Obstacle Dominator 2.0 program -E3Grips -BPC-157 article by Ben Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator66.mp3"]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:30am PST

Episode #65: Official (WARNING: Controversial!) 2016 Spartan World Championships Race Recap With Joe DiStefano

In this episode, Ben Greenfield interviews Joe DiStefano, director of sport at Spartan Race, about drug-testing, the nefarious Spartan World Championships blizzard, canceling obstacles and much more.

During this episode, Joe and Ben discuss:

-What a bottle of whiskey and a spear have to do with this episode...

-Why Hobie Call won Spartan World Championships...

-Why nobody got drug tested after the race, and whether they're going to drug test age groups...

-How drunk Hunter got...

-The things that happened on race day that drastically affected results... 

-Why the woman's champ two-peated (and her banana + water training secret)...  

-Which new obstacles are you most excited about?

-If Spartan was too "soft" on the Ultra Beasters on Saturday by canceling some obstacles....

-The inside story of the blizzard that blew in during Ultra Beast...

-Whether they'll move the Spartan World Championships course around to different locations...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: Dec 2017: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code “BEN” gets you a free gift with your SNOW registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:09pm PST

Episode #64: Gettin' Burly With Michael Caron

In this episode, Ben Greenfield interviews Michael Caron, a Spartan and SEALFit coach from GetBurly.com. After circumnavigating the globe via a "Semester at Sea Program", Michael completed Teach For America in Houston, Texas where he also attained a Masters Degree in Education. Strongly identifying with the struggles and hardships he witnessed through the international relations and global education of semester at sea, combined with his work to bridge the achievement gap with the Teach For America Program, Michael was reinforced with a desire to pursue a career bringing about positive change. Upon returning home to Boston, Michael took to teaching and coaching immediately, and has been coaching three sports at the high school level for 10 years. Michael's certifications include:

  • Seal Fit Basic Training Certification
  • Certified First Aid/CPR- American Red Cross
  • Certified Spartan SGX Coach
  • Child Light Yoga for Teens
  • Certified High School Coach- Cambridge Rindge and Latin & Reading Memorial High School
  • Certified Physical Education Teacher- Massachusetts
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Reading Memorial High School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
  • Completion of Pikes Peak Study USARIEM with US Military
  • Masters Degree in Education- University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX.
  • Completion of Teach For America Program
  • Bachelors Degree- Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
  • University of Pittsburg Completion of International Studies: Semester at Sea Program-Japan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, Cuba

During this episode, Michael and Ben discuss: -What it means to be "burly"... -Why Michael uses a "push-pull" format for Olympic weightlifting to develop speed and strength... -Laird Hamilton's book Force Of Nature... -How and why Michael does so much beach running... -Michaels' top grip strengthening exercises, including rock climber pullup equipment... -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/ObstacleDominator64.mp3"]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:48am PST

Episode #63: Rose and Hunter Discuss OCR with Spartan's Ultimate Team Challenge Champion, Beni Gifford

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre and Rose Wetzel interview, OCR Champion, Beni Gifford.

During this episode, they discuss:

-How Beni rose to the top in Obstacle Course Racing and what his plans are for the future...

-Broken Skull Ranch and the future of short course Obstacle Racing ...

-Their favourite workouts of the week...

-The results of Asheville Spartan...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:01am PST

Episode #63: Rose and Hunter Discuss OCR with Spartan's Ultimate Team Challenge Champion, Beni Gifford

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre and Rose Wetzel interview, OCR Champion, Beni Gifford.

During this episode, they discuss:

-How Beni rose to the top in Obstacle Course Racing and what his plans are for the future...

-Broken Skull Ranch and the future of short course Obstacle Racing ...

-Their favourite workouts of the week...

-The results of Ashville Spartan...

-And much more!

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Episode #62: The Genetics Of A Beast Freak Of Nature - Hunter McIntyre's DNAFit Results.

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre review Hunter's genetic testing and DNAFit results.

During this episode, you'll discover: -Why Hunter should quit powerlifting... -Whether you can be genetically predisposed to a high VO2 max... -How to know how quickly you recover and how predisposed you are to injuries... -How to get genetically tested to customize your fitness and diet... -What it means to have "medium-low" carbohydrate sensitivity (he can eat carbs but they need to be low GI)... -How to test for your sensitivity to saturated fats, and how to decide between monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats... -Why Hunter needs to avoid barbecued meats... -How to know if you need to take supplements like antioxidants and fish oil, Vitamin B and Vitamin D... -How to decide if you should avoid milk and wheat... -And much more!

Resources from this episode: -Article: Training in Line W/ Your Genetic Potential Can Boost Your Performance Gains More Than 600%, DNAFit™ Studies Say -Podcast: Ben's Q&A on genetic testing -Podcast: Ben's interview with DNAFit and Ben's genetic testing results -Get your own testing with DNAFit -Food allergy testing with Cyrex/TrueHealthLabs -Hunter's DNA Fitness Results -Hunter's DNA Nutrition Results -The F Factor Diet Book [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator62.mp3"]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

Episode #61: Interview with One of the Top Obstacle Racers and Family Man, Brakken Kraker.

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre and Rose Wetzel chat with Pro Obstacle Athlete, Brakken Kraker.

During this episode, you'll discover:

-Brakken's optimal diet for training...

-How to balance family life with...

-Brakken's background in competitive team sports...

-The progression of the sport of obstacle racing...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:31pm PST

Episode #60: One Of The Most Unique Obstacle Course Races On The Face Of The Planet.

In this episode, Ben and Hunter interview Kenton Clairmont (pictured above) of TrainToHunt. Get ready to discover one of the most unique obstacle races on the face of the planet: a mash-up of hunting, lifting and carrying really heavy stuff and obstacle racing!

Kenton's Workouts:
 
"Willi"
1 mile run with #40 Pack then...
WITHOUT A PACK 10 Rounds of...
10 Burpees
1 Shot from standing position (See above)
Retrieve arrow.
For every 10 ring (8" circle) you hit you take off 30 seconds from your total time.
For every arrow outside the 10 ring (8" circle) you add 30 seconds to your total time.
Anything under 10 minutes after adjusted time is BEASTLY!!!

"Running the Ladder"
Run For 5 minutes (2:30 away from your shooting position...2:30 back to your shooting position)
10 Push-ups
Shoot 1 Arrow
Run 4 minutes
20 Scissor Jump Burpees
Shoot 1 Arrow
Run 3 Minutes
30 Sit-ups
Shoot 1 Arrow
Run 2 minutes
20 Scissor Jump Burpees
Shoot 1 Arrow
Run 1 minute
10 Push-ups
Shoot 1 Arrow

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In this episode, Hunter interviews First Place Ranking Reebok Spartan Pro athlete, Fay Stenning.

During this episode, you'll discover:

-Fay's training techniques...

-The importance of maintaining movement and flexibility...

-How to balance work with working out...

-What are Dennis' key workouts for his athletes...

-Fay's diet for training...

-Racing in Europe...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:49am PST

Episode #58: Five Rapid Fire Questions With Professional Coach and Runner, Dennis Welch.

In this episode, Hunter interviews professional runner and Spartan coach, Dennis Welch

In this episode, you'll discover:

-How fatherhood has impacted Dennis' training regime...

-How has Spartan changed since he first got involved...

-What are the best events to look out for in OCR...

-What are Dennis' key workouts for his athletes...

-Who are the athletes to look out for this year...

-What kinds of athletes do we need to look out for...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:28am PST

Episode #57: How To Survive SEALFit Kokoro With Hunter McIntyre & Dylan Davis

In this episode, Hunter interviews two-time Agoge finisher, Dylan Davis to discuss their recent experience at Kokoro Camp.

In this episode, you'll learn all about:

-How to survive Kokoro...

-What is the most painful element of Kokoro...

-What's the biggest lesson to learn from Kokoro...

-What's the biggest lesson Hunter learned at Kokoro...

-Would Dylan or Hunter ever go back to Kokoro...

-SealFit Kokoro vs. Spartan Agoge...

-And much more!

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In this episode, Hunter and Ben drink alcohol, Hunter craps his pants, and you get massive doses of epic goodness, including:

-The brand new SEALFit 20x/Obstacle Dominator course taking place this July 10 with Hunter and Ben in Spokane, WA at Ben Greenfield's house!

-The results of Hunter's recent appearance on Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge...

-Hunter's new TV show Boundless... -The upcoming Spartan NBC Team Challenge show...

-Whether or not the "Training Mask" really works...(and yes, we have a 20% discount code "GREEN1" if you wanna try for yourself)...

-Bone broth for obstacle racers... -How to train for obstacle racing if you have a desk job (and Kelly Starrett's new book "Deskbound")...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -Hunter's Facebook page/workout of the week video -Splendid Savage book about a US Scout against the Apaches... -Deskbound book by Kelly Starrett -Ben's YouTube demonstration of the TrainingMask mobility routine... -Ben's Pre-podcast Snapchat -Black Ant Powder -Crickets and Cricket Flour -DNAFit Analysis -The brand new SEALFit 20x/Obstacle Dominator course

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:36pm PST

Episode 55: Eating Disorders In Obstacle Racers, Hunter McIntyre's Broken Skull Challenge & More!

In this episode, Rose Wetzel and Ben Greenfield interview author and physical therapist Theresa Larson Theresa has been a semiprofessional softball player, an award-winning fitness competition contestant, and a lieutenant in the Marines, where she led an entire platoon while deployed in Iraq. She is now a doctor of physical therapy and the founder of Movement Rx, offering support to wounded warriors and individuals with movement issues. Theresa travels all over the world as a speaker for the CrossFit Movement and Mobility course and is a consultant for the world-renowned Mobility|WOD. She is a Lululemon ambassador and works with Team Red White & Blue, LinderKids, the Resilience Project, the National Eating Disorders Association, and other nonprofits.

During this episode, you'll discover:

-The results of Hunter's recent appearance on Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge... -Rose's recent Panasonic commercial...

-Theresa's scary and amazing story of her experience with bulimia...

-Rose's personal experience, feedback and research on eating disorders...

-How Theresa uses mindfulness-based meditation...

-How Ben uses deep nasal breathing and kundalini yoga...

-How long you should hold stretches...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm PST

Episode 54: An Interview With Ryan Woods - Mountain Running & Obstacle Course Racing

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre interviews road racer and mountain running champion, Ryan Woods. Woods resides in North Carolina where he runs his chiropractic clinic, Marathon Chiropractic. He has represented the USA on the mountain running team for multiple years, while also focusing on a competitive road running career. In recent years, Ryan Woods has began competing in Obstacle Course Races. In this episode you will discover:

-What it takes to grow from a runner to an OCR athlete...

-How to overcome your fear for obstacle courses...

-How consistency pays off...

-How to deal with injuries and the importance of warming up...

-What are some of the essential core strengthening exercises that will prepare you for obstacle racing...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:18pm PST

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre interviews Tony "La Tigre" Matesi, and Spartan Dylan to discuss the Spartan Agoge.

In this episode you will discover:

-How to prepare your mind for events like the Spartan Agoge...

-How to prepare your body for endurance, cold and fatigue...

-What to expect during the Agoge...

-How reading about Shackleton will help you get a foot up on the game!...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:11pm PST

Episode 52: SpartanX Special Episode - What Is Your Eulogy?

In this episode, Ben Greenfield introduces you to SpartanX and asks you a very important question: what is your eulogy? Imagine you have lived a long, full life and died of old age in the future. Write your own eulogy that will be shared with friends and family at your funeral. Imagine you are on your deathbed today. Think about how others would remember you if today were your last day on Earth. Imagine your 80th Birthday party. Who is there celebrating with you? What kinds of stories are being told about you? What are you the most proud of at this momentous occasion?

Your turn. Leave your questions, comments or feedback below...

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:40am PST

Episode 51: Q&A With Physical Therapist, Kenpo Black Belt & Spartan SGX Coach Dr. Joey Cadena

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre interviews Dr. Joey Cadena, owner and lead physical therapist at the specialized manual orthopaedic physical therapy center, PhysioSports Therapy.

Not only is Dr. Joey Cadena one of the leading physical therapist in his field, he also holds a Kenpo black belt and is Spartan SGX Coach.

In this episode you will discover:

-How improving your balance will improve your athleticism...

-What are some of the weaknesses that all athletes can strengthen...

-How to get stronger  feet and glutes...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:31pm PST

Episode 50: What Is The Spartan Delta? (Part 2) With Joe DeSena

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre interview Joe DeSena about all the nitty-gritty details of the Spartan Agoge and the Spartan Delta. Did you miss Part 1 of this series? Click here to listen to Part 1 of "What Is The Spartan Delta" with Joe DiStefano.

-Why Joe is hanging out with monks in Japan...

-The difference between the Spartan Agoge and the Death Race...

-Why the World Championship course was so friggin' easy...

-Joe's involvement with the new Spartan reality TV show...

-Click here to view the Finland swimming video Ben mentions...

-Click here to learn more about Spartan's 2016 "Year Of Resilience"

-Click here for the official Spartan Delta information and sign-up page

-Click here for the official Agoge general information page/schedule

-Click here for the official February "Winter Agoge" page

-Click here for the official June "Summer Agoge" page

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:42pm PST

Episode 49: CrossFit Games Winner James Fitzgerald On How To Plan Your Obstacle Course Training

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre interview James Fitzgerald. James is the founder of OPEX (Formerly OPT) and The International Center for Fitness. When not coaching, he’s a full-time husband, father and fitness athlete. James has found a desire and passion to understanding fitness through assessment, testing, research, programming and more. He has had many years experience as an athlete from early childhood into adulthood, from playing top-level soccer, short and long distance running to CrossFit where he was crowned “The Fittest on Earth”, Winner of the 2007 CrossFit Games. James is a top notch coach with a ton of knowledge applicable to obstacle racing athletes, and in this episode you'll discover:

-When a child can and should begin weight training, and when weight training might stunt their growth...

-How to create your own obstacle course training program based on the specific requirements of your race...

-What kind of measurements James recommends you do on your own body to track your fitness...

-James's top recovery methods, including how he uses deep tissue work and cryotherapy...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:16pm PST

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