Obstacle Dominator (podcast)

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...

 Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)

 

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

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.

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

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.
Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...
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Direct download: ObstacleDominator-Ep34.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50am PST

 

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 PST

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 PST

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 PST

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

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

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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  

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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

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

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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

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

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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
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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

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50am PST

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

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:17pm PST

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
 
Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm PST

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
 

 

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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

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

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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:

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am PST

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

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

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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

Resources/products mentioned during this episode: https://caterpylaces.com

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:32pm PST

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm PST

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?

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:19pm PST

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

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:44pm PST

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!

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:32pm PST

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:09pm PST

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!

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:55am PST

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!

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:57pm PST

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!

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

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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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:54am PST

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:21pm PST

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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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

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05pm PST

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

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 PST

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!

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

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

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

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

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

-The biggest mistakes people make during WTM...

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

-Post-WTM recovery tips...

-And much more!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-And much more!

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

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

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

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

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

-The new AlphaWarrior.com website...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:05am PST

Episode #38: How To Recover Faster Between Races (And Catching Up With Hunter, Ben & Rose)

In this episode, Ben Greenfield, Hunter McIntyre and Rose Wetzel catch up, and you'll discover (in addition who the buff guy is in the featured image for this post):

-The top workouts of the week from Ben, Hunter and Rose... -

How Rose trains for American Ninja Warrior...

-How to recovery as fast as possible between races...

-Ben's recommendation for the Battlestar foam roller...

-And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:32am PST

Episode #37: How To Dominate The Spartan Combine & How To Become a Spartan Certified Coach

In this episode, Ben Greenfield interviews Joe DiStefano, the evil mastermind behind the upcoming Spartan SGX East Coast Combine (register with 10% discount code BEN10).

Registration is now open for the East Coast Combine at the Blue Mountain Ski Area in Pennsylvania on July 14 and 15, the week between the Spartan Pennsylvania Spartan Races.

This is your chance to show the Spartan Nation what you are made of. There will be prizes for men and women: -$500 for first place -$300 for second place -$200 for third place The Combine’s goals are to assess athletes’ performance and to draw parallels across other sports. If you are a seasoned competitor in any sport, join Spartan at the East Coast Combine to see how you compare. The action starts Tuesday, July 14 at 5 pm and concludes Wednesday, July 15 at 1 pm. During this show, Ben and Joe discuss: -Their workouts of the week... -What happened at the West Combine (results above)... -What's new at the East Combine... -How to crank out burpees as fast as possible... -How to climb a rope quickly...(check out S-hook vs. J-hook here) -How to throw a huge amount of spears in a short period of time as accurately as possible... -How to carry a bucket fast... -How to crawl under barbwire fast... -What it takes to be a Spartan SGX Coach... -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: 2:44pm PST

Episode #36: Evan Dollard - TV Host, Ninja, Action Lifestyle Expert

In this episode, Hunter Mcintyre sits down with Rose Wetzel to chat with Evan Dollard. After taking on the nation’s biggest and baddest to win the epic reboot of American Gladiators, Evan became the Gladiator known as "Rocket". He leveraged his unrivaled heroics to compete on American Ninja Warrior, and is now a three-season veteran and fan-favourite of NBC’s summer hit.

He is currently host of Esquire Network’s Well-Trained Warrior series designed to prepare future ninjas to excel on the world's toughest obstacle course.

Podcast Topics Include: -How to know when you've "made it" (it involves nudity), -How Obstacle Racing relates (or doesn't) to the Ninja Warrior movement, -Why you don't need to be able to run as a ninja... and is it even a "real sport" -How and why Evan hates working out, -Who can grow the best facial hair, -What exactly is a "ninja quickie" -Hunter has a secret, -Why what Evan does is so important to the sport, -What's next for Evan (hint: it involves comedy), -And more!

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In this episode, Hunter Mcintyre sits down with ten-time Xterra USA national champion, USA Winter Triathlon national champion and USAT Long Course national champion, Josiah Middaugh. Josiah raced Spartan's first championship in Texas against Hobie and grabbed himself second place.

Other career Highlights: -10-Time XTERRA USA National Champion -XTERRA USA Pro Point Series Champion 2013, 2014 -6-Time USSSA National Snowshoe Champion -8-Time Go Pro Mountian Games, Ultimate Mountain Challenge -8-Time Mt Taylor Winter Quadrathlon Champion -8-Time North American Snowshoe Champion -USAT Long Course National Champion 2005 -USAT Winter Triathlon National Champion 2006, 2011 -Detailed Race History

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:09am PST

In this episode, Ben Greenfield, Hunter Mcintyre and Rose Wetzel interview top female obstacle racing athlete Cassidy Watton, and you'll discover... -Where Cassidy Watton gets her six pack... -How Cassidy and Hunter hooked up... -When to use creatine for endurance... -How to get faster splits during high mileage runs... -What to wear during a cold race.... -And much more!

Resources we discuss: -Superhuman race in the UK -Cassidy Watton's six pack muffin top -Ben Greenfield's blue steel look Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:48am PST

Episode #33: Powdered Milk, Canned Clams And Feeding Your Soul With Obstacle Racing.

In this episode, Ben Greenfield interviews top female obstacle racing athlete Rose-Wetzel Sinnett, and you'll discover... -Where Rose gets all her colorful compression tights... -Why Rose thinks she got lucky with natural speed... -How Rose uses grocery store trips to squeeze in her obstacle course training... -Rose's secret tips for increasing grip strength... -Rose's philosophy on training and nutrition... -Why Rose has found powdered milk and canned clams to hold a special place in her life... -Rose's American Ninja Warrior experience... -And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:23am PST

In this episode, Hunter and Ben interview professional obstacle racing athlete McCauley Kraker about McCauley's controversial articles, including:

-CONFRONTING FEAR AND MAKING CHANGES. ALSO, IS IT POSSIBLE TO RACE WELL WITHOUT INCORPORATING RUNNING INTO YOUR PROGRAM?

and

-RANT OF THE WEEK- 5 THINGS THAT ARE HURTING OCR’S LEGITIMACY

We also discuss the Apex camp!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:56am PST

In this episode, Ben and Hunter interview elite obstacle racing coach Yancy Culp. 

You’ll hear: -What Yancy thinks is the secret sauce for getting fast in obstacle races... -The difference between grip strength and grip endurance... -How many times per year you should race to be really good for your key race... -Yancy's personal nutrition philosophy... -And much more

Yancy's sites: -www.sCULPturetexas.com -www.YancyCamp.com -www.DemonSled.com

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:56am PST

Episode #30: Banana Chips, Wasp Butts, And More With High-Fat Dieter & Ultramarathoner Zach Bitter

In this episode, Ben and Hunter interview ultramarathoner and high-fat dieter Zach Bitter.

You’ll hear: -How Zach adjust his diet in the days leading up to the race... -Banana chips with coconut oil as a racing fuel for long distance races... -Why Zach uses Vespa amino wasp extract... -V-Fuel energy gels... -Topical magnesium lotion... -How to run down technical terrain... -How to run/power hike/bear crawl up very steep trails -The best shoes for technical trail runs...

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Episode #29: SpartanUP podcaster and Spartan CEO Joe DeSena

In this episode, Ben and Hunter In this episode, Ben and Hunter interview SpartanUP podcaster and Spartan CEO Joe DeSena. You’ll hear:

  • Joe’s crazy story about a Lebanese millionaire immigrant...
  • How Joe strikes a balance between being with his family and running Spartan...
  • The future of Spartan racing...
  • Joe’s thoughts about The Spartan Cruise...
  • And much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:19am PST

In this episode, Ben and Hunter bring on the legendary obstacle racing champion Hobie Call to talk training, nutrition and more.

We also field questions from listeners, including: Solo asks: How to train for the Fuego Y Agua Survival Run (80k+ Obstacle/Adventure/Ultramarathon Race), including climbing, swimming/diving, jungle rivers & lakes, carrying all sorts of things, digging, running brutal terrain, throwing, memorizing, and surviving in this epic event. Jayna asks: How can you recover as fast as possible after a Beast... Anonymous asks: What's the most inconvenient truth that is going to make you an amazing athlete but that not everybody wants to hear (e.g. if you want to get faster/better with hard work vs. simple solutions, what kind of hard work is going to give you the most bang for your buck)

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In this episode, Ben Greenfield hosts Tough Mudder spokesperson Alex Patterson. Topics include: -The recent controversy about Tear Gas at the Tough Mudder... -The new King of the Swingers obstacle (and how to train for it)... -The Ring Of Fire obstacle... -The Beached Whale obstacle... -The Birth Canal obstacle... -The Liberator obstacle... -The Balls Out obstacle... -The Dead Ringer obstacle... -How you should train for any of these Tough Mudder obstacles... -What the World’s Toughest Mudder course is shaping up to look like... -And that’s about it!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:47am PST

IMG_0409In this episode, Hunter is joined by Ryan Kent and Isaiah Vidal for a super special episode on how to prepare for a new year of racing. Topics include:

  • "Off season" training,
  • Various nutrition used by pros,
  • Goals of 2015,
  • Ryan Kent 2015's newest pro team member!

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Episode #25: Why Obstacle Racers Need Bigger And Better Butts!

In this episode, special guest Adam Ster from MasterBodyWorker joins us to talk about the #1 reason that obstacle racing athletes get injured, and what you can do about it. We also talk about giving blood before a race, and will apologize in advance for the slightly subpar audio as we were all "on the road" traveling for this episode!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:55am PST

In this episode, Hunter and Ben are joined by Alexander Nicholas (pictured above), who has created an intense workout at his EPIC gym in New York City that burns 1200 calories, and that ABC World News picked as the toughest workout in the nation. Joe DiStefano also pops in to let us know about the upcoming elite athlete combine in Temecula. We also field questions from listeners, including: Ryan asks: How do you protect your knees during the barbed wire crawl? V asks: How do you transition to racing as an elite obstacle racer? Beni asks: Can you work fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fibers on same day? Steven asks: How do you transition from bodybuilding into endurance sports? Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator23.mp3"] Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:24am PST

In this episode, Hunter and Ben reveal the details of the brand new Obstacle Dominator Training Package (for beginner to advanced obstacle racing athletes) which includes:

  • Obstacle Dominator Training Manual
  • Pro Athlete Insider Interview Series
  • Obstacle Dominator Video Instructions
  • How to Create Your Own Obstacle Course
  • Top Secret Controversial Interview With Spartan CEO
  • Complete Nutrition Plan for Obstacle Training & Racing
  • Spartan race discount
  • Unconventional Obstacle Course Training Guide
  • Complete Obstacle Dominator Transcripts
  • 100% Confidence and Dominance In Your Training and Racing
  • A special introductory price of 77 bucks
  • Click here to get it now

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:41am PST

Episode #22: How To Dominate Obstacle Racing At Altitude (Like Lake Tahoe, Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink).

In this episode, Hunter and Ben, US Mountain Runner of the Year Joe Gray about altitude training and racing at elevation. -Alex asks a question about the best way to taper before a race...

-Mike asks once again about training with monkey bars, and also asks about 3Fuel nutrition... -Andrew asks about how many miles per week he should be running to train for Tough Mudder, and how to keep from cramping during race...

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm PST

Episode #21: Up Close and Personal with Isah Vidal

In this episode, Hunter McIntyre conducts an up close and personal interview with Isah Vidal. In this episode:

  • The 2014 ultra beast champion,
  • Learn about his bike 2013 bike ride from text to Vermont to compete at the spartan world championship.
  • Learn about how his early years of football and ultra distance events forged the mentally unbreakable athlete he is today,

And much more...

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:43pm PST

Episode #20: Lessons from the Navy SEALS, How To Sleep Better, Weighted Vests 101 And More!

In this episode, Ben Greenfield, Hunter McIntyre, and special guest Isaiah Vidal record from a road trip to Malibu on a drive back from Navy SEAL's commander Mark Divine'sUnbeatable Mind summit in San Diego.

In this episode, they cover: How to use workout playing cards to get a better workout... A hidden use for beet juice... Underground tips on how to sleep better and manage jet lag... Weighted vests in Spartan races... And much more...

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... ...and here's just a taste of what's to come from Hunter and Ben: Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:32am PST