Obstacle Dominator (Podcast)

This episode is one of the only two times that Yuri Force (the highest performing of the most underrated athletes in the sport) has been interviewed. With over 30 (probably 40) Savage Race 1st place wins, Brakken and Beni had to chat with the guy who runs at the top WHEREVER he shows up.

They find out: -How Yuri has naturally been hitting the endurance training on the head even though he has no idea what he's doing... -A LOT of in depth information of training... -Beni tells the tail of when a bunch of people made him cry at the Atlanta airport... -A fitness challenge issued to the listeners... ...and much more! Get connected with Yuri: Facebook: Yuri Force Instagram: @foxforce13

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep16.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

It's time to get to know Brakken! The OD hosts have been wanting to open up the range of topics discussed on the podcast and thought a great way to do that would be to interview and get to know Brakken as the person he is 1st and athlete second. We chat about...

-How the parenting landscape has changed from his childhood compared to current day when Brakken had CPS called on him and his wife one evening for the activity they were doing in a parking lot with their kiddos... -The difference growing up in a passion driven home can make on a kids adult life... -Brakken's total denial of Beni's attempt to get him to try shrooms... ...and much more!

Get connected with Brakken:

Facebook: Brakken Kraker Instagram: @brakkenkraker

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep15_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:49pm PDT

HEY. OD had Johnny on the books BEFORE Big Bear, there was just a scheduling conflict...but we got him now! Beni and Brakken chat with Johnny from a suprisingly audio-friendly car situation on top of a mountain. They chat about...

-The deets on Johnny's HUGE break out win against an extremely stacked field at Spartan US Series race the Big Bear Beast last weekend...

-His knowledge on how to prepare specifically for the aggressive stimulus your body recieves during a race...

-Beni accidentally outs a secret of Brakken on the pood...

-Some not so detailed deets about the upcoming Obstacle Dominator training guide 3.0...

...and much more!

Get Connected with Johnny:

Facebook: Johnny Luna Lima

Instagram: @johnnylunalima

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep14_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

One of the biggest names of the old-gaurd in OCR, over 30 podiums at BIG races (Spartan World Championships, Battlefrog Championships) and THE TMX Female World Champion (and runner up the following year,) Corinna Coffin is BACK with a 2nd place win at the 2nd stop of the Spartan Stadion series in DC at Nationals Park and an interview with Brakken and Beni.

They chat about:

-Her accomplishment of competing in the Crossfit Games and completing grad school at The University of Utah for Sports Nutrition...

-Her race in DC and plans to throw down in rest of the stadion series this year...

-What Beni said about her when he didn't know her boyfriend was standing right next to him at that race...

...and much more! Get Connected with Corinna: Instagram: @cscoffin13

Obstacle Dominator Training 3.0 guide coming at you in June!

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep13.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:02am PDT

The Stadium Series athletes know his name, but it's time to introduce the rest of the OCR community to Bo Muzikowski. From inner city Chicago to Ivy Leaguer to Spartan Stadium Series Champion, Bo has as unique of a backstory as you'll find in our sport:

- how being home schooled prepared him for endurance sports...

- his connection to Keanu Reeves...

- overcoming training injuries...

...and much more!

Get connected with Bo:

Facebook: Bo Muzikowski

Instagram: @bomuzikowski

Obstacle Dominator Training 3.0 guide coming at you in June!

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Everyone knows the "old gaurd" (Lyndsey, Amelia, Rose etc,) so lets get to know one of the new girls who are coming in and consistenly nabbing podiums and top 5 places at top races, Leigh Ann Wasteney (pronounced waste-uh-knee):

-Leigh's childhood being raised on a farm... -Her trifecta as a triple sport collegiate athlete...

-News that Hobie Call will come out of retirement and train to win the Spartan World Championships IF Joe Desena decides to reverse his decision to have the WC race on Sunday instead of Saturday...

...and much more!

Get connected with Leigh-Anne: Facebook: Leigh Anne Wasteney Instagram: @leighanne-wasteney

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep11_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Brakken and Beni decide to have a chat talking about some of the aftermath of the end of last episode where Beni brought up alot of instances of Isaiah Vidal cheating, as well as covering a wide range of topics such as:

-How butt sex is alot like alcohol... -An official invite to Isaiah to come on the podcast to chat with B&B about the accusations leveled at him... -Why Beni is now trail running with a weapon on him... ...and much more!

OBSTACLE DOMINATOR TRAINING GUIDE 3.0 IS BEING RELEASED IN MAY! Keep your eyes peeled like a banana.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Welcome to stat city. Watch how Jack Bauer brings statistical backed facts to the realm of shit talking, showing who's hot and who's not in OCR...as well as some super controversial heated arguments between Beni and Brakken at the end of the episode covering:

-How (with cited sources) Isaiah Vidal is by FAR the athlete with the most complaints filed against him for mid race unsportsmanlike conduct (and the juicy deets of those instances)...

-The argument that Hobie Call is NOT the greatest OCR athlete because he's just been riding the title of "godfather" to his victories...

-Defense of the statement that Robert Killian has greater range than Ryan Atkins does...

...and muuuuuuch more!

Get Connected with Jack: Facebook: Jack Bauer Instagram: jack_bauer_ocr

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep9_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Soon to have his huge breakthrough race (fingers crossed for Seattle Spartan tomorrow,) and runner up for the the co-host position behind Brakken, Kirk Dewindt comes on to chat about:

-Beni's massage from an Asian lady that...well, we're still not sure if it was an "Asian massage." -Kirks 4:09 miles and track history...

-The pro's significant others in OCR...

-A little trash talk from an audio clip a listener sent in...

...and much more!

Get connected with Kirk:

Facebook: Kirk Dewindt

Instagram: @kirkdewindtpt

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep8.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:02am PDT

Although Brakken and Beni skipped the train for an April fools joke, they took advantage of the March fever to bring you March Shoe Madness where they break down a bracket get the final answer on best OCR SHOE. Arguing back and forth for they're picks, they cover:

-the 16 most popular OCR shoes available...

-traction, durability, weight, water retention, fit, protection and comfort...

-stories about fails and victories in the different models...

-and a PSA announcment from Beni that you probably want to hear if you're using CBD oil...

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep7.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Brakken and Beni spend this episode chatting with Beni and Brakken about things that Brakken and Beni think about things. 

-A rant from Brakken about people (mostly the pros) beginning and ending each race with a safe padding of social media proclaimed excuses...

-Beni's struggle with caring TOO much about what other people think, yet learning that there can be a healthy level of that...

-A conspiracy theory (and a suprisingly realistic possibility) surrounding the Ryan Woods Truss-Gate event, spurred by reviewing the recent John Penland fire jump debaucle...

-A preview of the sexy (lit, sick, totally rad) NEW OBSTACLE DOMINATOR TRAINING GUIDE to be released very soon...

...and much more!

Get connected with Brakken and Beni:

Facebook: Brakken Kraker/Beni Gifford

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep6.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

Spartan Pro Team athlete, Drop the Hammer, Man-bun extroadinaire Ryan Kent joins Beni and Brakken today in what was supposed to be a usual interview, but then turned into the real talk episode about..well, lots of stuff:

-The not so glamourous reality of being a full time professional Spartan Racer

-How participating on the tv show (and being the first ever to complete) The Selection mentally, emotionally and physically wrecked Ryan for months afterwards

-His undefeated USA 8k record that he set at 8 years old and much more!

Get Connected with Ryan:

Facebook: Ryan Kent

Instagram: @dr0p_the_hammer

 

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep5.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:01pm PDT

Speaking of people who have beat Beni, the 6'2 195 lb beast from South Africa Thomas Van Tonder chats with the OD duo today. They cover:

-How he is one of the only 3 Redbull Sponsored OCR Athletes in the world...

-How, contrary to popular belief, he does not regularly train with lions and giraffes...

-The argument that even the most obstacle dense OCR (OCRWC 3K 2019) was still geared towards the fastest runner...

-His personal record of nonstop 300m+ monkeybar traverse, and why the racing scene in South Africa is so awesome...

...and much more!

Get Connected with Thomas:

Facebook: Thomas Van Tonder

Instagram: @thomas_ocr

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep4.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Last week we interviewed the male winner of the Jacksonville Spartan US Series race, this week we've got the female winner; multiple x OCR World Champion, accomplished rock climber, a Spartan Pro Team member who definitely runs faster than you...Nicole Mericle!

We chat about:

-Nicole's target to take down Lindsey Webster in 2019 (and how she's already taken down Beni in a Spartan this year...) -Her blow by blow of the Jacksonville Super... -Brakkens unsung heroism on the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge tv show on NBC... ...and much more! Get connected with Nicole!

Facebook: Nicole Mericle

Instagram: @nickeldm

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep3.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

After his dominant breakout race in Jacksonville at the 1st event of the Spartan US Series, we had to break Ryan Kempsons OD cherry and have him (and his similarly dominant brother Matt) on to chat about:

-Ryan's big win in Jacksonville against a HUGE stacked field (Atkins, Woods, Killian, DeWindt etc)... -The team feeling between him and his brother instead of the usually sibling rivalry... -His struggle and triumph through long lasting injury... ...and much more!

Get connected with Ryan and Matt:

Facebook: Ryan Kempson/Matt Kempson

Instagram: @coach_kempson/@rockymountainkempson

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:51pm PDT

While Hunter's focus moves solely to Crossfit, Obstacle Dominator refocuses with a NEW host, marking the beginning of season 3 and some BIG, EXCITING changes. But who IS the new co-host to complete the sweet sweet Beni OD-partnership?

-A man who has beaten EVERY name in Spartan Race (Jon Albon, Hobie Call, Ryan Atkins, Hunter Mcyntire, Robert Killian etc) except for Cody Moat and Sergei Perelygin

-A true OG of OCR, proven by the fact that he's been around long enough to be one of the few that is still owed prize money by the long deceased Superhero Scramble


-The most well read and educated competitive athlete in the sport on health and fitness, and all things OCR


-A multiple time Spartan Series champ


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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Season3-Ep1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

So much in this episode! Beni has a convo with 3 of the best athletes in OCR: Veejay Jones (20 yr old on the Spartan Pro Team, undefeated in 2019), Nikolaj Dam (Denmark athlete, 5th at OCRWC 15K...beating Ryan Atkins btw) and Leon Kofoed (7th at OCRWC 3K). We cover:

-Beni breaking his Spartan Race 3 1/2 year fast (losing to Veejay, but beating both the Danes)

-Nikolaj's masters in exercise science and how he and Leon are in the US for several weeks to train at altitude and kick American ass in Spartan -Veejay's juicy runners booty and Leon's hand that is the size of his face cause he droppped the Yokahoma tire on it mid race

-A first person breakdown of the crazy, 10+ lead changing Spartan Super and Sprint weekend from which all 4 people in the room are still unshowered and nasty from...

and much more!

Get Connected with Veejay, Nikolaj and Leon!

Instagram: @veejay_jones / @nikolajdam_ocr / @leonkofoed_ocr Facebook: Veejay Jones / Nikolaj Dam / Leon Kofoed

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep48.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Every couple of a years a new dark horse stud muffin makes their way into our growing sport of OCR. In 2018, that was Rebecca Hammond. Collegiate runner turned obstacle racer, Rebecca shocked the field by literally fumbling her way to a 2nd place in a series Spartan Race, taking down the champ of the females, Lindsay Webster in the process.

We chat about:

-Becca's background and why she's chosen OCR as her home to drop the hammer...

-Hunter's obssesion with Zimbabwe and super charged dislike of hippies and "spiritual people."

-How Beni is apparently turning into an athletic pothead...

...And much more!

Get connected with Rebecca!

Instagram: @becchamm

Facebook: Rebecca Hammond

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep47.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

While Hunter is busy doing silly crossfit things at Wodapalooza, sweet sweet Beni met up with Kellie Kauten, who is one of the leading experts on the newest, hottest supplements that is so good, Spartan Race immediately got in the game when it became legal. We're talking about CBD Oil. Listen in to learn about:

-How Beni uses CBD oil to increase his weekly volume and yet STILL wake up every day recovered overnight...

-Kellie's search for a solution when she was told she'd be in assisted living within 10 years (at age 40) and doctors couldn't help...

-Why, though CBD is now fully legal, there are more issues with regulation than ever before...

-Why smoking pot gives you nowhere NEAR the amount of health benefits of CBD...

...and much, much more! Get Connected with CBD Wellness-Artistic Organics: www.artisticorganics.com

Instagram: @cbdfrisco

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep46.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:56pm PDT

Beni and Hunter (with some baxkground Mack Roesch and Matt Kempson) bring back the most eligible bachelor in OCR: Kirk Dewindt. Front pack elite racer, Kirk got his stab at fame on the TV shows Bachelor, Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise...ok, you get it. He's hot and single. Now he gets to be REALLY famous by being on the podcast. They chat about:
 
-Hunters curly blonde butt-fro and current living state of a perpetual fart hot-box...
 
-How Beni "poops from his butthole" and refuses to wear shirts...
 
-Kirks plan to fail 3 obstacles in the upcoming Spartan Series race to model the genuis training of Ryan Woods...
 
...and much more!
 
Get connected:
Facebook: Kirk Dewindt
Instagram: @kirkdewindtpt
 
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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep45.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

After a holiday hiatus from poodcasting, Hoonter and sweet sweet Beni catch up over an insult-filled reunion conversation while interviewing The King of Obstacles Mack Roesch (pronounced "rush.")

They talk about:

-How Beni's 101 mile weekly mileage has him looking like a hairy, Israeli squirrel-monster...

-Mack's short course goals for the 2019 season...

-Hunter's plan to get into the Crossfit Games through battling some Asian dudes...

...and much more!

Get connected with Mack:

Facebook: Mack Roesch

Instagram: @mackroesch

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep44.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:11am PDT

Hunter and Beni sit down the OG obstacle racer Brakken Kraker. Spartan Stadium series champ, long time obstacle racer and arguably the most well rounded athlete in our sport. We cover: -In DEPTH each person's man grooming habits... -The most ridiculous "workout of the week" story from Beni... -The funniest memories that Brakken and Hunter share from the old wild west days of running through totally unregulated crocodile filled swamps in the name of OCR... ...and much more! Get connected with Brakken: Instagram: @brakkenkraker Facebook: Brakken Kraker Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep43.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

Beni and Hunter nail down the owner of the OCR World Championship organization, Adrian Bijanada, for an interview about the release of the new 100m OCR World Championship event. They chat about...

-The format, purpose and available details of the course...  

-What is going on and what to do when certain race companies aren't paying out what they owe for prize money

-Hunter's predictions for the Iceland Spartan championships...

...and much more!

Get connected with Adrian: Instagram: @adrianbij Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep42.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Beni sits down with Matt Mosman and Hoonter (kind of hoonter) to chat supplements. Matt is the CEO (Chief Endurance Officer...so clever) of EndurElite, the new super hot, super sexy, super transparent supplement that is sweeping the OCR podiums.

-How his product is so good, the unsponsorable (Ryan Woods) is sponsored by it...

-Hoonty needs to get some quality signal...

-All the different tricks that supplement companies try and pull over on the consumers to save money on manufacturing...

-As well as some tips from the supplement on how to get the most out of your supps...

...and much more!

Get connected with Matt:

Facebook: Endurelite

Instagram: @endurelite

https://endurelite.com/

Beyond Macros Nutrition Coaching Hunter has been working with for the last 2 seasons. If your goal is to nail your nutrition to a T to perform your best for upcoming races, go to beyondmacros.com/OCR to learn more and sign up. If you’re interested in 1-on-1 nutrition coaching you can set up an initial call with Matt by emailing coaches@beyondmacros.com

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com for rates and details.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep41.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm PDT

Hunter and Beni find Richard Diaz (the running doctor) at a coffee shop in Squaw Valley after the Spartan World Championships and sit down to chat about:

-How OCR people are more fit than most average athlete from other sports...

-Rich's opinion of the Truform curved treadmills...

-How "you can't win if you run like shit"...

...and much more!

Get connected with Rich: http://www.naturalrunningcoach.net/ Facebook: Richard Diaz

Beyond Macros Nutrition Coaching Hunter has been working with for the last 2 seasons. If your goal is to nail your nutrition to a T to perform your best for upcoming races, go to beyondmacros.com/OCR to learn more and sign up.

If you’re interested in 1-on-1 nutrition coaching you can set up an initial call with Matt by emailing coaches@beyondmacros.com

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com for rates and details. Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep40.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:08am PDT

Ian Hosek chillaxes with Hunter and Beni in Squaw Valley CA to chat about:

-How the owner of Dave's Killer bread is quite the killer...

-How you can't interrupt the recording everytime someone farts (yes that's Rose Wetzel who walks by, smells the room and says "ooooh thats terrible!")...

-Ian worked for Nike during their Breaking 2:00 marathon attempt and he got a deep inside look at the inner workings of how they choice and trained the athletes for the attempt...

...and much more!

Beyond Macros Nutrition Coaching Hunter has been working with for the last 2 seasons. If your goal is to nail your nutrition to a T to perform your best for upcoming races, go to beyondmacros.com/OCR to learn more and sign up. If you’re interested in 1-on-1 nutrition coaching you can set up an initial call with Matt by emailing coaches@beyondmacros.com

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com for rates and details.

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

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep39.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Hunter and Beni wrangle short-short donning gollum Ryan Woods at the BeetElite party house in Lake Tahoe the day before Spartan World Championships, with a guest appearance from Rose Wetzel and Mack Roesch.

They cover:

-Ryan's racing kit (or lack thereof)...

-Lyndsay Websters epic win at the Tougher Mudder Champs where she stuck around to help the other elite women up Everest (quarter pipe obstacle)...

-Rebecca Hammonds hilarious fumble with her first time attempting the tyrolean traverse mid race (yet somehow still getting 2nd and beating Nicole Mericle)...

...and much more!

Get connected with Ryan:

Facebook: Ryan Woods

Instagram: @rjwoodsy

Beyond Macros Nutrition Coaching Hunter has been working with for the last 2 seasons. If your goal is to nail your nutrition to a T to perform your best for upcoming races, go to beyondmacros.com/OCR to learn more and sign up.

If you’re interested in 1-on-1 nutrition coaching you can set up an initial call with Matt by emailing coaches@beyondmacros.com Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com for rates and details.

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

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep38.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Beni, Ben and Hunter...a trio never before recorded together. This is a great when where they range all over diferent topics and get three different points of view on things like...

-how the commitment of marriage is supposed to work when people are constantly changing...

-where the podcast has gone...

-Sheep testicles (of COURSE. Ben IS the guest afterall)...

...and much more!

Yes there's background noise in this one and we apologize! But as Hunter says, "Don't be a pussy."

Get connected with Ben:
Facebook: Ben Greenfield

Beyond Macros Nutrition Coaching Hunter has been working with for the last 2 seasons. If your goal is to nail your nutrition to a T to perform your best for upcoming races, go to beyondmacros.com/OCR to learn more and sign up. If you’re interested in 1-on-1 nutrition coaching you can set up an initial call with Matt by emailing coaches@beyondmacros.com

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com for rates and details. Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep37.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Beni and Hunter speak with Paul Koczera, the Director of Education and Training at Trueform Running, about the crazy challenge Jo Desena put on Isaiah Vidal moments before he was going to race Spartan World Champs:

-How 4 athletes commited to run in cargo containers in complete darkness with no feedback on Trueform treadmills for 24 hours...

-Jo Desena's offer to buy Isaiah a car if he could run the farthest out of the 4...

-Hunters hooliganary with stealing dildos...

...and much more!

Learn more:

Instagram: @trueformrunning

Facebook: TrueForm Running

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com for rates and details.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep36.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Beni and Hunter nailed down an interview with the famous BROCR boys Bill and Jacob while in Tahoe.

Hear about:

-A whole lot of nothing...

-The Whoop strap and how hunter thinks tracking bio signals is dorky...

-Sexy talk about aerobic foundations...

...And much more!

Get connected with BROCR:

Facebook: BROCR

Instagram: @BROCRMedia

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com for rates and details.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep35.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:47am PDT

Beni and Hunter chat with Jack Bauer, the inventor of the new Spartan Ranking system that was released by Yancycamp.com. We get into the nitty gritty:
 
-What makes the system so accurate...
 
-Why Hunter was only 6th in Spartan last year when he was a dominant racer...
 
-Many ways that this system will work to change the sport...
 
...and much more!
 
Get connected with Jack/Check out the ranking system:
 
Facebook: Jack Bauer
Instagram: jack_bauer_ocr
 
Beyond Macros Nutrition Coaching:
Hunter has been working with Matt of Beyond Macros for the last 2 seasons for nailing down his diet. If your goal is to nail your nutrition to a T to perform your best for upcoming races, go to beyondmacros.com/OCR to learn more and sign up. If you’re interested in 1-on-1 nutrition coaching you can set up an initial call with Matt by emailing coaches@beyondmacros.com
 
Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com for rates and details.
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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep34.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

 

We all saw the post that Hunter made aggresively calling Robert killian a cheater on Instagram. The ensuing chaos that followed was so negative that Hunter, the king of trash talk and strong opinions, deleted his post and decided to chat with Robert man to man. 
 
Listen in to discover:
 
-Does Hunter say sorry, or does he double down on his accusations?
 
-Roberts reaction to the whole incident...
 
-The choice words that Roberts wife had for Hunter when she confronted him at the Spartan World championships...
 
...and much more!
 
Beyond Macros Nutrition Coaching Hunter has been working with for the last 2 seasons. If your goal is to nail your nutrition to a T to perform your best for upcoming races, go to beyondmacros.com/OCR to learn more and sign up. If you're interested in 1-on-1 nutrition coaching you can set up an initial call with Matt by emailing coaches@beyondmacros.com
Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com
 
Get connected with Robert:
Facebook: Robert Killian
Instagram: @robert_killian

 

Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep33.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Beni and Hunter sit down with premier OCR coach Yancy Culp to talk about pre-race predictions for Spartan World Championships, plans for the epic case race party, and much more:

-Big news from the Alpha Warrior race series as well as the release of a NEW ranking system for Spartan...

-How surviving cancer changed Yancy's perspective on nutrition and life...

-Nutrition advice from his wife Amy Culp (the head nutritionist of the Texas Longhorns)...

...and much more!

Get connected with Yancy:

Facebook: Yancy Culp

Instagram: @yancyculp @yancyculpofficial

Beyond Macros Nutrition Coaching is the company that we have chosen to help us prepare for big races. Hunter has been working with founder Matt Walrath for the last 2 seasons and you can hear more from him on episode 30. They offer OCR specific 1-on-1 coaching, as well as an online coaching program. If your goal is to perform your best for upcoming races, or to maximize your training going into next season go to beyondmacros.com/OCR to learn more and sign up. If you're interested in 1-on-1 coaching you can set up an initial call with Matt by emailing coaches@beyondmacros.com.

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com.

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

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep32.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:47am PDT

While Hunter is off busy in New York picking gum off the street with his mouth, Beni called up newcomer and UP and comer Kris Rugloski to chat about her dominance in the sport so far. Hear about:

-Kris's goal to be unbeatable in the great country of Texas in 2019 (that's right, that means you Alex Walker)...

-How she plans to win both the 3k AND the 15k OCRWC in 2020 (something only ever done by Jon Albon)...

-A catch up on Beni's tour of the US's eastern National parks...

...and much more! Get connected with Kris:

Facebook: Kris Rugloski

Instagram: @krisrugloski

Check out Grit Fitness Facebook:@gritfitnesstx

Instagram: @gritfitnessocr

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOSTraining@gmail.com.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep31.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:38am PDT

Matt Walrath is such a wealth of easily applicable knowledge on nutrition that we just had to have him back on the show for a long episode. We dive into the nitty gritty deets of nutrition for different types of athletes, as well as lots more:

-Mixing carbs with protein preworkout makes carbs more bioavailable... -Hunter rethinks leaving OCR with the release of the Crossfit "news" (really rumours at this point) about the elimination of regionals... -Fantastic advice from Matt to Beni about his "poopy pants" race and workout issues... ...and much more!

Get connected with Matt: Beyond Macros website: https://bit.ly/2wveVt5

Instagram: @groceryninja Facebook: Matt Walrath Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter?

Email HAOStraining@gmail.com

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep30.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:16am PDT

Hailing from high in the clouds in Lake Tahoe, big hoont and Coach Kyle (aka coachtmud, mudder tarresa, theodore-mud-money, coach honeysuckle etc) ring up sweet sweet Beni to recap "Coach's Camp" where Hunter and Kyle spent the past week dirtbiking up mountain slopes, paddle boarding in the icy blue lake, slalom skiing and several other awesome activities.

-What it's like to live in the same house for 40 years in one of the outdoor adventure playgrounds of America; Lake Tahoe...

-How Coach Kyle was able to complete the "pipe challenge" when Hunter couldn't...

-What put Kyle in the role he is today as the awesome Coach Mudd of Tough Mudder...

...and much more!

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOStraining@gmail.com

Get connected with Coach Kyle:

Instagram: @coachtmud

Facebook: Kyle Railton (Coach)

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep29.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Jesse Bruce and his multiple podium finishes at the NORAM Championships last weekend come on the show to quite literally shout about his Canadian awesomenss over the background sound of his kickass gym in Toronto.

Listen to hear about:

-What it's like to be the 2nd fittest Canadian (#longliveatkins)...

-Whyyyyy Canadians are so damn fit and how Jesse's troubled, jail-ridden past propelled him to the heights he's at now...

-How Hunter likes to get rid of his boogers and OCRWC 3k predictions...

...and much more!

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOStraining@gmail.com for details.

Get connected with Jesse:

Facebook: Jesse Bruce

Instagram: @oa_jbruce

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

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep28.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Beni and Hunter call up Cole Shwartz and Matt Kempson to talk about:

-How it doesn't matter if you have "boobies or balls" if you line up next to Kempson at a race, he's gonna beat you...

-Who Hunter (and each of one the guys) thinks of when they think "what would ____ do?"

-Epic tails from the mud run boys training camp out in the woods in Cape Cod... ...and muuuuuch more!

Want to be trained personally (online) by Hunter? Email HAOStraining@gmail.com for details.

Get connected with Cole and Matt:

Facebook: Cole Schwartz/Matt Kempson

Instagram: @cole.ocr/@rockymountainkempson

Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep27.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:39am PDT

Twenty-six podcasts into Season 2, we figured it was a good idea to have a "getting to know your hosts" episode. So here ya go! Hunter and Beni have a conversation with Beni and Hunter about Hunter and Beni's lives...featuring, Beni and Hunter.

-Hunter's big news (and adieu) to the OCR world...

-His training camp in Cape Cod with Cole and Matt...

-Beni's increased speed without losing strength...

-Answering many listener questions... ...and much more!

Get connected with Beni and Hunter:

Facebook: Beni Gifford/Hunter Mcyntire

Instagram: @benigifford/@huntthesheriff

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

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep26.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:33am PDT

Beni and Hunter wrangle Spartan Ultra World Champ, Guiness World Record Holder and self proclaimed Battle Unicorn Morgan Mckay for a quick convo on OCR.

-Why she calls herself a battle unicorn and how she harnesses that image during hard points in races...

-The details on her successful world record weighted 10k attempt...

-Why she thinks it is that Canadians are dominating the majority of World Championship races in OCR...

...And much more!

Want to be trained online by the one and only Hunter Mcyntire? Email HAOStraining@gmail.com for details!

Get connected with Morgan: Facebook: Morgan Mckay Instagram: @Worlds_toughest_morgan

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

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Beni and Hunter bring on the only professional teenage OCR athlete, Veejay Jones. Veejay has been on the Spartan Pro Team and has more Spartan ELITE podiums that anyone near his age.

-Veejay talks about how he actually is taking his training very lax and how that is giving him his best performances...

-The kind of mentality that ensues when you realize you have 15+ years before you hit your prime...but already are racing the best in the Spartan scene...

-His goal of beating Hunter (the reigning champ) at NORAM this coming August... ...and much more!

Get connected with Veejay:

Instagram: @vj.elite.ocr

Facebook: Veejay Jones

If you want to be trained by Hunter Mcintyre personally, whatever your health and fitness goals, email HAOStraining@gmail.com for rates.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep24.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Matt "The Bear" Novakovich takes a break from swimming in glacier water and chasing polar bears with spears to talk about his career as a Spartan Pro team athlete and his current goal of taking on world champions in sky running:

-Matt's first spartan race where he chatted with Hobie Call mid race...then beat him by 6 minutes...

-Goes on the record saying a certain someone is the BEST mountain runner in the world (even better than Killian Jornet)...

-Why, if you are trying to reach your peak of athleticism, you're shooting youself in the foot if you drink alcohol and do drugs (sorry Hoonter)...

...and much more!

Get connected with Matt: Instagram: @mattnovakovich Facebook: @MattTheBearNovakovich

If you want to be trained by Hunter Mcintyre personally, whatever your health and fitness goals, email HAOStraining@gmail.com for rates.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep23.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Beni and Hunter throw up a wild card by interviewing Yale graduate and "social cognitive and affective neural science" author Ryan Keller on the concept of free will as it pertains to performance. No idea what you just read? Ya, us either. Listen in to figure out:

-Where the extra push comes from (or why it doesn't come) when in a battle during a race or training...

-How drugs can effect your brain and how that then can effect your performance (on the course and off)...

-Hunter's opinion of how ridiculous the 12 step program was that he was forced to go through during rehab was...

-Beni and Hunters twin pants-pooping experience on a brutal TMX simulation workout...

-And much more!

Keep your eyes out for the release of the UPDATED Obstacle Dominator Package!

If you want to be trained by Hunter Mcintyre personally, whatever your health and fitness goals, email HAOStraining@gmail.com for rates.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep22.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Beni and Hunter are celebrating post Tough Mudder X Championships through a power hour (1 shot of alcohol every minute for an hour) with Matt Kempson.

Heads up: if you don't feel like laughing and having a good time, don't listen to this episode.

-Why Matt thought Hunter was going to fight someone at the starting line of the finals...

-Matt's personal experience with placing top 10 against some of the fittest athletes on the planet...

-A little insight into the post TMX party at Hunter and Beni's Lakehouse (Beni's bathing in the kitchen sync and cupcake shenanigans, Hunters flip-cup loss, Ryan Atkin's arm wrestling dominance)...

and much more!

Get connected with Matt:

Facebook: Matt Kempson

Instagram: @rockymountainkempson

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Hunter and Beni sit down with Matt Walrath to talk about TMX championships and nutrition. Matt was designing Hunter's nutrition for a time and is currently helping Beni not yet diarrhea mid-race.

-You think you know about carb-loading, but Matt will paint it in terms that are so clear you'll feel like a mentally challenged monkey

-Beni is lactose intolerant and Matt and Hunter take turns bashing him for his chocolate milk obsession

And much more!

Get connected with Matt:

Facebook: Matthew Walrath

Instagram: @groceryninja

Website: www.beyondmacros.com

Photo Credits: S Squared Photography.

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep20.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Hunter and Beni bring in a female (THAT'S right, a female) who is dominating the Spartan competitive field.

Faye Stenning fills us in on:

-How she got completely burnt out on racing and what she's doing now to make sure that doesn't happen again...

-Hunters ironic love/hate relationship with Canada...

-What Fayes plans and predictions are for the rest of her season...

and much more!

Get connected with Faye:

Facebook: Faye Stenning

Instagram: @fayestenning_OCR

Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep19.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Hunter and Beni see Matthew at the gym they train at in Park City every week, so they decided it was time to get the gold medalist in front of the mic for a chat.

You'll hear them talk about:

-What its like to beat names like Mo Farah and Chris O'Hare on the track...

-Contrary to the popular stigma of olympic aspirations from birth, Matthew shares how he used track to just "stay fit for soccer" in highschool before he realized his real running potential...

-Hunter argues with Centrowitz about whether 100m sprinters actually BENEFIT from RACING at elevation

And much more!

Get connected with Matt:

Instagram: @mgcentro

Facebook: Matthew Centrowitz

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Tommy Hackenbrook sits down with Hunter and Beni to talk about his extremely successful career as an athlete, and where he's at now:

-Tommy gives the nitty gritty facts about what the difference is between an athlete who's working hard, and an athlete who's a champion...

-His reign as the winningest champion (excluding Hunter) on Steve Austins Broken Skull Challenge...

-His business endeavors with the Crossfit gyms he owns and runs... And much more!

Get connected with Tommy:

Facebook: Tommy Hackenbruck

Instagram: @tommyhacksaw

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep17.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Jacob Bosecker and Bill Brumbach of BrOCR Media come on the show to talk about...well, brocr.

We cover:

-The boxing match that was supposed to go down between the bros and Matt B. Davis...

-A ridiculous story by Hunter about the time he fought four Irishmen in Rome in defense of Merca (and WHY he bit one of them in the tit)...

-Just what BrOCR media is and what they do... and much more! Get connected with BrOCR

Media:

Facebook: @BROCRMedia
Instagram: @brocrmedia

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep16.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

Dipped in honey and Mr. Mac&Cheese talk to the girl who's got the best chance of knocking the undefeated Corinna Coffin off her TMX podium, Orla Walsh.

-Orla drops some major threats to her competition at the TMX champs June 8th -She talks about how being placed on the Spartan Pro team helped to bring her out of the alcoholic spiral she'd began since her mothers untimely death, and gave her a second chance at life with a purpose. -A special message to Robert Killian from Hunter. and much more!

Get connected with Orla:

Instagram: @orlawalsh16

Facebook: Orla Vermontster Walsh

Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep15.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Adrian Bijanada is the founder of OCR's independent Championship races OCRWC, NORAM and the European Champs. Aside from some HILARIOUS jabs at Adrian for Hunter's continual screwing up at worlds (and a confession from Beni about racing when he maaaaybe shouldn't have,) this episode is FILLED with what actually goes into this crazy sport we're all in love with.

Find out...

-Why no, its NOT so simple to set up a successful race series... -How, when you only have 1-3 events a year, you are able to test everything and make it all go smooth on race day (and several entertaining examples of when it didn't go smooth)... -And much more...

Learn more about the OCRWC: http://ocrworldchampionships.com Facebook: @OCRworldchampionships

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Hunter and Beni call up Ryan Kentilicious Fergilicious to figure out what he changed to FINALLY start having dominant race wins and performances.

-Ryan admits that, even though his running game is stronger than ever, he's doing low mileage...

-How to have high volume at the same time as low mileage...

-Kent's worst/most memorable race experience...

Get Connected with Ryan: Instagram: @dr0p_the_hammer Facebook: Ryan Kent

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep13.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58am PDT

From the dregs of the rocky mountains comes today's flamboyantly fabulous guest, Matt Kempson. So much trash talk. So many call outs. Listen up!

We cover...

-Matt's bold call out of his brother Ryan for THIS WEEKEND'S Spartan Stadium sprint in Citi Field...

-Top tips from 2 of the top competitors in TMX (Hunter and Matt) on what to focus on for short course domination...

-How Matt uses OCR as a conduit to become one of the best athletes on the planet and gain respect from other top athletes...

-A truck load of trash talk including Kirk DeWindt, Ryan Woods and Ryan Kent...

-And much more!

Get Connected with Matt:

Instagram: @rockymountainkempson

Facebook: Matt Kempson  

Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

When you put Hunter McIntyre, Ryan Woods and Beni Gifford on a call together...its gonna get explicit. So...that's your warning!
 
We cover:

-What it's like to be the coolest kid on the Spartan block right now... -How heavy carries are more about having the legs to get through it than the upperbody strength to hold the bucket... -A bit about what it was like to recieve the call about his drug related disqualification from the OCR World Championships... -Ryan's prestigious offer to join the "Spartan Select" team...

Get connected with Ryan: Instagram: @rjwoodsy Facebook: Ryan Woods

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

While Hunter was swimming in TMX prize money, Beni hunted down his female OCR counterpart, Corinna Coffin, for an interview:

We discuss...

-Corinna's battle between her love for being an endurance athlete and smashing crossfit/TMX style competitions...

-Her view on nutrition, being a soon to graduate sports dietitian...

-How Corinna has one of "those faces" that doesn't show her internal pain cave struggle during races, and how she may have to hit a new level to take the win at the TMX champs...

Get connected with Corinna: Facebook: Corinna Coffin Instagram: @cscoffin13

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

As a former emoloyee of Battlefrog (the famous race series gone bankrupt) Beni was able to secure a call with the new CEO Brian Parker to talk about the return of the froggy race before the press releases begin next week.

Listen in to discover:

-The EXCITING 3 new tv shows Battlefrog lined up for release...

-The locations and number of race they will have for all those weekend warriors in 2019...

-The NEW short course format to be featured at all their races...

And more!

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

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep9.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Hunter and Beni interview OCR industry expert, mega-media presence and fellow OCR podcast host, Matt B. Davis.

We talk about: -Matt's past work as a production assistant working with Gary Busey and Quentin Tarantino... -How Matt believes OCR is still the wild west of un-predictability as far as industry and sport stability goes... -Hunter shares BREAKING NEWS that, the most loved OCR TV show, Steve Austins Broken Skull Challenge is... Listen in to hear the breaking news and much more!

Get Connected with Matt:

Facebook: Matt B. Davis

Instagram: @mattbdavis

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep8-a.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PDT

Ben Greenfield, Hunter McIntyre & Jacob Heppner get down to the nitty gritty in Sacremento!

In this episode, you'll discover:

- Similarities between cross-fit and OCR...

- Tips to succeeding in cleans...

- The hardest part of the Sacremento course...

- What's up next for Ben, racing-wise...

- How to train to do the splits...

- Their best workouts of the week...

- And much more!

Connect with Jacob: @jheppner66

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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep7.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:17pm PDT

Oh Caaanada! We've brought multiple time world champion Lindsay Webster on the show to pick her brain. Whatcha think aboot that, eh?
 
Discover:
 
- the key behind Lindsay's explosive yet consistent rise to the top of the field in OCR...
 
- how she came back to win an NBC series Spartan Race even after having her hair stuck in the barbed wire for over 3 minutes...
 
- what it's like to be married to an equally dominant counterpart in the same sport, and a dark secret about the couples' famous dog Suunto you didn't know...
 
Get connected with Lindsay:
Facebook: Lindsay Webster
 
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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep6.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm PDT

Today we wrangled the Godfather of OCR into a call: THE Call, Hobie. See what we did there?
 
You'll hear about:
 
-Hobie's top nutrition tips and his unique training style...
 
-Whether he feels he made the right decision to retire or not, and how he's dealing with retired life...
 
-The never before heard hilarious story of Hobie and Hunter's battle for the early Spartan World champs...
 
-And much more!
 
Resources/get connected with Hobie:
Facebook: Hobie Call
Instagram: @callhobie
 

 

Direct download: ObstacleDominatorSeason2Ep5.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:50am PDT

Hunter and Beni snagged Spartan Pro Team member and probably the most improved athlete of 2017, Alyssa Hawley!

They discuss:
-The gym her and her Dad are running together...
 
-Alyssa's experience on Steve Austins Broken Skull Challenge...
 
-The races she plans to dominate for 2018, and WHY so few Spartan Pro team athletes don't seem to ever branch out from Spartan...
 
-And much more! Resources/get connected with Alyssa:
 
Facebook: Alyssa Hawley

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Direct download: ObstacleDominatorSeason2Ep4.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:50am PDT

Welcome to Season Two of Obstacle Dominator, featuring Beni Gifford as co-host!

Hunter and Beni snagged the eligible Kirk Dewindt to chat about his experience on the Bachelorette TV show (and a couple other Bachelor spin-off shows) and how he went from wooing Carli on TV, to placing 5th at the US OCR Champs in 2017.

Also discover:
 
-How watching Robert Killian win the Spartan Race World Champs on NBC inspired Kirk to lace up and sign up...
 
-The type of training Kirk is doing to get ready to throw down in the US Spartan Series in 2018...
 
-What it takes to get selected for dating shows like The Batchelorette, Batchelor Pad and Batchelor in Paradise...
 
-And much more!
 
Resources/get connected with Kirk:

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Direct download: ObstacleDominatorSeason2Ep3.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Welcome to Season Two of Obstacle Dominator, featuring Beni Gifford as co-host!

On today's episode, Hunter and Beni interview Yancy Culp, about his connection to the new sponsor of Spartan Race and what it means for the sport, how cancer made him start "racing happy," and more.

-Hunters secret morning mind prep practice that involves hanging upside down while bleeding from his nose...

-The mindset Yancy teaches his kids every day...  
 
-The live scoreboard for the 50lb powersystems slam ball challenge that you can post your score on to see how you stack up...
 
Connect with or follow Yancy:
Facebook: @Yancycamp
 
Instagram: @YancyCulp

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Direct download: ObstacleDominatorSeason2Ep2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:47am PDT

Welcome to Season Two of Obstacle Dominator, featuring Beni Gifford as co-host! On today's episode, Hunter and Beni interview Mack Roesch, who made nearly 100k from obstacle racing last year, and is aptly nicknamed "the Mack Truck." Mack Roesch is 215 lbs of 4% body fat shredded colby beef, and they get to talking about:

-How all 3 of the people on this episode have competed on the Skullbuster of Steve Austins Broken Skull Challenge, Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge AND were top 10 finalists in Tough Mudder X...

-How getting smashed to the point of crying over and over in pee-wee football turned him into the psycho competitor he is today...

-Mack's favorite way to workout to stay jacked like a sweating onion yet insanely fast on the course...

Connect with or follow Mack Roesch:

Facebook: Mack Roesch Instagram: @MackRoesch

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Rose interviews OCR athletes Rea Kolbl and Alyssa Hawley. Tune in to get up close and personal, and learn some new training tips!

In this episode, you'll discover!

-Tips for training pre-Spartan World Championship...

-Alyssa's views on faith, sexuality and love...

-Rea's tools for staying motivated and organized as an athelete and PhD student at Stanford...

-All the nitty-gritty details of the Rea-Alyssa bet that involved the Hawaiian Trifecta and spicy food that hurts...

-Rose offers her own challenge to the two of them. (It may or may not involve the loser drinking breast milk!)

-And much more!

Links from this episode: Spartan World Championship Weekend 2017 Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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Hunter interviews OCR athletes Beni Gifford and Matt B. Davis. Tune in for an animated discussion on Tough Mudder X!

In this episode, you'll discover!

-What TMX presents for the sport of OCR...

-Has this addition of TMX made Tough Mudder the company to watch in 2018...

-Should there be any concerns with judging...

-Are there any predictions to who may win TMX...

-What is the future for OCR?

-And much more!

Links from this episode: What is TMX?

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Author and content-creator, Margaret Schlachter talks about her take on how to have a successful career in the OCR industry. 

In this episode, you'll discover!

-How Margaret balances writing, coaching, adventure and racing...

-Margaret's current focuses in OCR...

-How Margaret's ideas about competing have changed as OCR has evolved over time...

-Rose and Margaret get into the details of Survival Run Nicaragua...

-And much more!

Links from this episode:

Mud Run Guide

Dirt In Your Skirt

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Hunter McIntyre chats with cross fit coach Alex Margolin about the best ways to train, and how exercise has evolved over the last 30 years.

In this episode you'll discover!

-How both genetics and coaching play a role in athleticism...

-How over time there has been a decrease in drug use in sports ...

-What traits does Alex look for in an athlete...

-What Hunter did to get the most out of his training camp...

-What are Alex's favorite tools for training...

-And much more!

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Ben Greenfield and Rose Wetzel chat with Spartan Pro Athlete Yancy Culp about his journey through chemotherapy, cancer, maintaining his fitness, health and sanity, and beyond! You'll discover:

-How Yancy battled cancer, and his top tactics to maintain fitness through chemotherapy...

-What Yancy ate to keep himself going through all the treatments...

-How to truly appreciate life without waiting for something like cancer to make us realize how lucky we are...

-How to safely determine one's ideal "race weight"...

-USAOCR and how OCR just got one step closer to getting into the Olympics...

-And much more!

Resource mentioned during this episode: The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...

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Hunter McIntyre and Rose Wetzel chat with Spartan Pro Athlete Ryan Kent, and answer questions from Obstacle Dominator Podcast listeners.

In this episode, you'll learn...

-Tips for training and recovery...

-Quality vs. Quantity when it comes to OCR training and racing...

-What to expect at Broken Skull Ranch 2017...

-Ryan's Three Biggest Tips for training and diet...

-And much more!

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In this episode, Hunter interviews Tough Mudder Coach, Kyle Railton, A.K.A. Coach T. Mud.

In this episode, you learn...

-How Coach T. Mud first got involved with Tough Mudder...

-How Kyle came to launch a side business called Mudslingers Drywall...

-Coach T. Mud's perspective on the best ways to prepare for a Tough Mudder...

-What Coach T. Mud finds unique about the OCR Community...

-How Coach T. Mud encourages people to try a Tough Mudder...

-What is Coach T. Mud's favorite workout and favorite exercise... -

And much more!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 PDT

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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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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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator50.mp3"]

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

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!

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator49.mp3"]

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

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!

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator46.mp3"]

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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!

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator45.mp3"]

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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