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Kevin Gregory and Josh Gonzales join us on their way back from a Deka event at Pure Impact Athletics in Ontario, Canada. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Kevin on IG. Josh on IG. Pure Impact Athletics on IG. Intro and Outro Music by:…
 
I first became aware of this episode's podcast guest, Hamilton Souther, when I heard him interviewed by Aubrey Marcus in a fascinating discussion about "sorcery vs. medicine." As the guide and founder at Blue Morpho, Hamilton is no ordinary "shaman." He is a master Ayahuasca Shaman who moved from the United States to Peru in his early 20s to find o…
 
Superhero Scramble and Atlas Race were two races that launched in the booming early days of OCR. Could someone besides Spartan have big payouts and a nationwide series? Brakken Kraker comes on to discuss the rise and fall of both companies. Support Us On Patreon for LOTS MORE behind the scenes. Get to the $5 level! Today's show is sponsored by Myth…
 
We took a deep dive into Gary Brecka's protocols and modalities. Prepare for a wild ride into the mind of Gary Brecka on this show! Gary Brecka is the Co-Founder and Chief Biologist of 10X Health. He has over 20 years of experience in biohacking and functional medicine, and his passion lies in customizing peak performance protocols for individuals …
 
JayFit from The Hybrid Approach comes on to talk about Hyrox Euro Champs. Tough Mudder's Chris Maltbie and new plans for obstacle innovation. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland The podcast can be h…
 
In today's show, we dive into why you should consider training in martial arts (especially jiu-jitsu), optimizing your endocannabinoid system to improve longevity and recovery for hard training, little-known ways to increase fertility, overcoming addictions to painkillers, and other drugs. After suffering a spine and leg injury while entering colle…
 
Learn all about the beginnings of The Hurricane Heat, The UltraBeast, The Trifecta, and that famous first catchphrase -"You'll know at the finish line". Carrie Adams joins us for a deep dive inside Spartan HQ circa 2011-2013. Carrie's early Spartan Race video Support Us On Patreon for LOTS MORE behind the scenes. Get to the $5 level! All other Obst…
 
Your body doesn't know what it doesn't know. What I mean by that is that if you introduce a foreign substance, your body's immune system will mount a response – and often, that response can have negative health consequences. From steroids to even everyday legal compounds, these unrecognizable elements may lead to severe autoimmune disease, gut prob…
 
We spoke with Terra Jackson, Dr. Alandra Greenlee, Meg Jacoby, and Lauren Weeks before they head over to The Netherlands for the big 2023 Hyrox European Championships. Support Us On Patreon monthly or Buy A Cup Of Coffee once. All other Obstacle Racing Media Links. Intro Music – Paul B. Outro Music – Brian Revels Today’s show is sponsored by Rugged…
 
Hybricon/Battle Bunker with Hunter McIntyre and Austen Alexander. Nicole Mericle talks about Dream Team, Spartan 3K, and World Obstacle. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland You can listen to the pod…
 
From the energy of the earth to the sustaining breath of air, from the heat of fire to the nourishing force of water... ...the four elements are regarded as cornerstones that form the basis of different understandings, from religious traditions to philosophical theories. The concept of those four fundamental forces dates back centuries to when the …
 
You may have heard me talking lately about the "giant robot" in my gym - an advanced piece of exercise equipment built with a powerful two horsepower engine. It is the primary means by which I have been becoming "strong as a bull" of late with only three 20 minute strength training sessions per week. I've known about this crazy machine for years, b…
 
Amelia Boone joins us for Chapter 2 to discuss the dawn of Spartan Race as a professional sport. We cover what it was like for an "elite" athlete from 2012-2014. Support Us On Patreon monthly or Buy A Cup Of Coffee once. All other Obstacle Racing Media Links. Intro Music – Paul B. Outro Music – Brian Revels Today’s show is sponsored by Rugged Mania…
 
Fixing Hyrox. Plus World Obstacle Chat, Obstacle Sports Canada updates, and more. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland You can listen to the podcast here. All other ORM Links.…
 
Today I'm being interviewed by the great Marc Champagne, he's graciously allowed us to share this episode with you too! By now you know how much I love the idea of creating a legacy to pass on to the family, I got to talk a lot about that in this episode. I hope it inspires you to go on a legacy quest. On his podcast, Marc Champagne unpacks the men…
 
2nd part of The Weekly Show with Ian Kay. Matt just finished a 5K, so let's talk about that race. Plus World Obstacle's new championship, restaurant ratings, and more A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Le…
 
News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Great breakdown of that whole recent “NR Causes Cancer” scare: Does Nicotinamide Riboside Fuel Cancer Growth? THC exposure alters brain maximal oxidative capacity. It mainly impairs complexes I, II, and III of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and mitochondrial coupling. THC also increases brain ROS …
 
Ian Kay joins to talk about the 2023 World's Toughest Mudder video. The Weekly Show will have 2 parts this week. We'll have part 2 up tomorrow to discuss World Obstacle announcement and more. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro an…
 
I've been podcasting twice a week now for many years. The result is several hundred episodes of content that, taken together, are a virtual library of in-depth information on topics ranging from those as specific as the best mattresses to as vast as spirituality. As we are now only hours away from 2023, I'm looking back on the past year of podcasti…
 
Chapter 1 is an interview with Alex Patterson, one of the first employees of Tough Mudder. Alex was instrumental in helping TM and OCR become the juggernaut they became circa 2011-2015. Support Us On Patreon for LOTS MORE behind the scenes. Get to the $5 level! All other Obstacle Racing Media Links. Intro Music – Paul B. Outro Music – Brian Revels…
 
Cameron George knows more about kava - including the confusing myths and truths surrounding this somewhat controversial plant - more than anyone I know. On this podcast, I had a chance to go on a walk with Cameron and talk all things kava, plant medicine and beyond. Cameron has been a previous guest on the show "The Natural Drug And Alcohol Alterna…
 
Spartan Race North American Elite Series, OCR Triple Crown, Spartan Series vs Savage Series with Miranda Kielpinski and Nick Ryker. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland Listen to the podcast here. Al…
 
Danny and Maura Vega are two of the superstar parents featured in my upcoming Boundless Parenting book. They are the founders of Fat Fueled Family LLC, a blog, podcast, and YouTube channel dedicated to leading a movement that empowers families to eat better, move more, and grow closer. I interviewed Danny, the author of the children’s book series U…
 
Jarrett has been around the northeast community for years. By making the podium at GORUCK Games and Battle Bunker, he's now known by almost everyone in OCR. Megan Jacoby just started competing and has already become a dominant force in the Hybrid space. She set the female Hyrox record and won the Deka Mile World Championship in a matter of a few we…
 
Whenever I have a question or want to learn more about the latest advances in water technology, I turn to my friend, international water expert Robert Slovak. I've had Robert on the podcast three times in the past, on the following episodes: Is “Drinkable” Seawater The Future Of Health Tonics?, How “Quinton” Works, Isotonic vs. Hypertonic & Much Mo…
 
The latest "Feel Free" craze is just a bit controversial. In a previous podcast I described why you've seen me throwing back a small blue bottle of absolutely euphoric, energizing goodness that is one of my favorite discoveries of late for energy, workouts, sex, a better mood, and more. Inside the bottle is a tonic of plants from the South Pacific …
 
I describe how I have sprinkled into my daily movement snacks a very effective way to “turn on” my butt, decompress my spine, activate deep diaphragmatic breathing and much more. It all starts with gravity. Gravity has the ability to adversely affect processes in some or all of the following physiological systems: Your respiratory system, because a…
 
Faye Morgan on the new (ish) Spartan Race obstacles. Joe Pattrick from The Hybrid Approach on the LA and Frankfurt Hyrox events. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland Listen to the podcast here. All o…
 
James Burton from British Obstacle Sports and Graham Wells from Scotland give us their takes on the latest UK OCR news. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland All ORM Links…
 
Right now, it seems everyone is talking about breathwork. And at this point, you probably know you ​should​ be doing it. You’ve heard about the seemingly endless amounts of the neuroscience behind it, you’ve read the articles about the countless benefits, and maybe you’ve even dabbled in a few courses or guided sessions. But even though it's clear …
 
DeeJay Fox – 1st Place Male – 105 Miles Anthony Kunkle – Sprint Lap Winner- 65 Miles Cali Schweikhart – 8th Place Female – 80 Miles Chris Maltbie – Race Director Kris Rugloski – 1st place woman – 100 Miles All WTM Results are listed here. Today’s show is sponsored by Rugged Maniac – Our Black Friday deal is here! Use code BF22 and get 20% off any 2…
 
News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Can you build muscle and lose fat at the same time? Yes, BUT it requires a crapola of protein intake (1.2-1.6g/lb) and lots of good sleep: Body Recomposition: Can Trained Individuals Build Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time?...10:53 Why athletes should eat more carbs at night (to help sleep), along w…
 
Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster just raced in Abu Dhabi. How was it? Plus what the heck are they gonna do in 2023? A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland All ORM Links…
 
In a past episode, I revealed my discovery of what I consider to be the next frontier of electrical muscle stimulation. …but with all other forms of EMS I've used in the past, although getting great results for injury rehab, muscle growth, targeted muscle “re-training,” and more, I've also had to deal with all sorts of wires, time-consuming electro…
 
Last year, my sons and I watched the first season TV series called "The Chosen." It's basically the story of Jesus and his "chosen" disciples told in a very, very compelling manner. While speaking with a friend about "The Chosen," he commented to me that he knew the creator of the project, and the guy actually happened to be into fitness, recovery,…
 
We ask Ian Adamson several questions about World Obstacle and its relationship to the sports of OCR, Ninja, and Modern Pentathlon. Support Us On Patreon All other Obstacle Racing Media Links. Intro Music – Paul B. Outro Music – Brian Revels Today’s show is sponsored by: Rugged Maniac Rugged Maniac returns for 2023 with our muddiest year yet! We’re …
 
Hannah Carta wants to know what the OCRWC/Spartan news means in the context of OCR History. Plus, “Is This Stupid?” – starring the Gatorade fitness app. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland All ORM L…
 
Patrick and Laurie Gentempo are dear friends of mine, superstar parents, world-changers, philosophers, entrepreneurs and a featured couple in my upcoming Boundless Parenting book. Their parenting habits were incredibly unique, including a "Wakeup Lounge", during which their kids would get up in the morning, come into the family room, sit in a comfy…
 
News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Recreational use of cannabis can cause lower levels of testosterone and poorer levels of sperm morphology: Effects of recreational cannabis on testicular function in primary infertile men. …9:11 Recreational cannabis users tend to be more likely to use alcohol, smoke cigarettes, and have poor eating ha…
 
The interviews begin in bed on Monday morning with Jeff Marier, then we move on to The Brunch for : Scott The Fayne Knowles (and LeeAnn) – I Am A Spartan Podcast – 50 miles. Heather Olsen – 5th place female. 1st place AG. 1st place Athena – 75 miles. Melissa Dugan – Sharkbait – Pit Crew Jenny Overstreet – 3rd place female – 90 85 miles. Mark Gaudet…
 
Rich Ryan comes flying in fresh off being crowned the DekaFit World Champion! A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland Dope photo by The Schizz. All ORM Links Listen below or on your favorite player.…
 
Plant medicine, psychedelics, Christianity, spirituality. For the past year, I've been engrossed in how those topics fit together, if and how I want to incorporate those practices and concepts into my life, and what I want to share with you if you're also looking to sort through things yourself. What has been particularly helpful in this process of…
 
A look back at 2014 WTM Episode 1 before talking to Brad Heilwagen, Kait Bykowicz, Ian Kay, Will Chung, Sean Merryweather, Heather Olson, Josh Fiore, Miko, Kelly Glynn, Evan Perperis, and Chris Hill. Support Us On Patreon for LOTS MORE behind the scenes. Get to the $5 level! All other Obstacle Racing Media Links. Intro Music – Paul B. Outro Music –…
 
You probably already know that I've become increasingly disillusioned with the use of plant medicines. A key book I read that significantly informed my decisions on this topic was titled Pharmakia: The Biblical View of Drug Use, by Robert Orem. This is a book that I often mention these days when I'm discussing plant medicines (and in my opinion, if…
 
Ian Floyd just did World's Toughest Mudder. We talked about that plus Pentathlon updates and the 2023 Savage Series. Also, Matt had a food slip. A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and special guests discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland All ORM Links Lis…
 
I recently got into the sport of pickleball. Coming from a competitive tennis background, I wasn't quite sure I was going to love it, especially since my only experience with pickleball until about four months ago was that it is (take no offense) a gentler "old person's" version of tennis. Holy cow, was I wrong. In the past several weeks, I've pick…
 
I've had plenty of crazy biohacking experiences… …and what I did recently with my friend Dr. Jeremy Stich is at the top of the crazy list. A former ER physician, Dr. Stich began his healthcare journey in emergency medicine before several personal and familial health-related circumstances led him to seek alternative ways to pursue health. An outside…
 
Super stacked show with Matt Kemp and Joe Pattrick. We were then joined from Greece by Kris Rugloski and Rylan Schadegg. They finished 3rd and 2nd overall this weekend at Spartan Trifecta World Champs. As a bonus, I spoke with Alisa Petrova who came in 2nd overall in Trifecta World Champs, and Sergei Perelygin who came 7th overall after coming 2nd …
 
I feel fortunate to be invited to many, many events in the health and wellness industry... ...but honestly, lately, I haven't felt all that motivated to go to most of them. There is one event, though, that is well, well worth the travel. It's called RUNGA and it's the most uplifting, rejuvenating, and empowering event I've ever attended. RUNGA is h…
 
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