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Created for those who have never ran an obstacle course race (OCR) and want to, those who are weekend warriors who are looking to become elite obstacle course racers, and those elite racers who are want to keep up to date with the community. Whether you are into mud run’s, marathons, ultra-marathons or adventure racing we have something for you! We will be talking to professional racers, personal trainers, fitness coaches, nutritionists and race creators to bring you the best practices to ge ...
 
Whether you want to dominate your next obstacle race or just get started in obstacle racing, Beni Gifford - from ObstacleDominator.com - will answer your questions and give you every training, nutrition and racing tip you need for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Savage Race and any other obstacle and adventure race.
 
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Hunter McIntyre is launching his own race! OCR Stars is the Premier OCR Event for 2020 and the only race this year that qualifies you for OCRWC 2021. Listen in for the deets! Sign up for Hunter's Academy Of Strength (HAOS) at https://huntermcintyre.com/training. Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions,…
 
Shawn is usually interviewed for his unparalleled knowledge of the supplement industry, but this conversation steers in a very different direction right off the bat! Get connected with Shawn: Instagram: @ingredientologist www.shawnwells.com Sign up for Hunter's Academy Of Strength (HAOS) at https://huntermcintyre.com/training. Don't forget to leave…
 
"Shawn Wells is quite simply the World's Greatest Formulator. Period. If you want the best...it starts and ends with him." -Dr. Jacob Wilson. "A leading voice in the world of nutrition and fitness." -Fox News "Shawn is a 'rainmaker' in supplements. When it comes to supplements, he's known all over the world as the best of the best, but when it come…
 
Arguably the most influential author in the world of endurance sports, Matt Fitzgerald joins us to talk about the new frontier of athletic development: the psycho-biological connection. Otherwise known as "mental game." Get Connected with Matt: Instagram: @fitzgerald.matt Check out his books here: https://mattfitzgerald.org/ Sign up for Hunter's Ac…
 
Hunter McIntyre has more world titles/records than you. We cover some great training content and answer listener questions. Tune in to hear the mentality and life experiences behind the brawn. Sign up for Hunter's Academy Of Strength (HAOS) using code "Fthevirus", which takes it from $70/month to a ridiculously low $10/month at https://huntermcinty…
 
Ian Hosek is an elite Spartan Racer, a high level running coach that used to work for Nike and is the reigning USA Spartan Mountain Series Champion. Get connected with Ian:com/ocr_hosek" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">instagram.com/ocr_hosek Facebook: facebook.com/ocrhosek NEW TRAINING GUIDE HAS ARRIVED! Go to obstacledominator.com and u…
 
Hey everyone, I'm back! I spoke with elite OCR athlete Javier Escobar this week all about his 100-mile outing at World's Toughest Mudder last fall, his training, and how he stays motivated. We begin by talking about his 2019 WTM experience, and how it felt to reach 100 miles. He tells me about his progression from 35 miles at his first WTM to 100 m…
 
Tune in to hear all about: Surfing Jesus and nutrition. Watch the episode on YouTube - and remember to SUBSCRIBE! Get connected with Matthew: Facebook: MatthewWalrath Instagram: groceryninja NEW TRAINING GUIDE HAS ARRIVED! Go to obstacledominator.com and use code "OBDOMVIP" for 20% off the entire package. Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, S…
 
Most youth in modern, Western society will never experience an intentional Rite of Passage. This gap is affecting boys and young men who often face tremendous pressure to fit into the “Man Box,” an unhealthy and inauthentic image of manhood. Journeymen facilitates vital experiences to guide the men of tomorrow to discover their authentic gifts, cre…
 
Milton Mize (a valued member of the team Beni has assembled to keep him a healthy, progressing athlete) is a Doctor of Chiropractic with almost 2 decades of experience. He talks about: - The unethical medical practices insurance companies demand from their providers that are screwing patients and why he stopped working with them years ago... - A fa…
 
In this week's episode, Beni sits down with the Hoont and Ian Hosek to discuss: - Beni's highway crash where he totals his car yet miraculously walks away without a scratch - Recap of the groups Appalachian backpacking trip (a huge female swirly twirly poop, unforgettable sunsets and hilarious trail shenanigans) - Goodbye to Tough Mudder - Talks ab…
 
Brian Johns is a world renowned wildlife photographer. After serving in the military, Brian became Yellowstone's official photographer. He shares some amazing stories (being surrounded by a pack of grey wolves deep in the wilderness) and insight into what it takes to capture his incredible work. Enjoy! Get connected with Brian: Instagram: @brianjoh…
 
YES. WE KNOW IT'S BEEN AWHILE. SHUT UP. This episode has Brakken Kraker, Hunter McIntyre, Veejay Jones and Matt Kempson. -Brakken moves out as OD co-host, this is his farewell -Interrupted by a random call from patron saint Hoonter and rising #leanbodysorcery star Veejay Jones -With a Matt Kempson intro chatting about 2019's best new obstacle, Unde…
 
Alexandra Walker had already been on our radar for awhile from her consistent podium presence in almost every race she's in, but after she placed top 5 at the Spartan World Championships when no-one even had her as a dark horse, we had to have her on. We chat about: - How a girl from Texas could get top five at the biggest mountain race, with the m…
 
This episode stinks a bit of our TMZ-esque compadres (ORM) as we discuss the drama that took place online (as usual) surrounding Ryan Woods, newly re-crowned Spartan World Champ Robert Killian and bully-battling Aaron Newell...with a valuable call to action by Brakken. Head on over to Artist Organics and use the CODE: "OBDOM" for 15% off your order…
 
Back with a brand new episode all about the Spartan World Championships in Tahoe! I start with giving my own race recap about the 10k Trail race on Saturday, then share my experience racing in Age Group at the World Championships on Sunday. Then I talk with Kris Brown, winner of Saturday's Ultra race and an experienced ultra runner who is also a me…
 
With only 2 days before the Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe, Beni and Brakken thought they'd chat with the guy whos been trying repeat his championship winning performance since 2015, Robert Killian. They talk about... - What Robert has done differently this year to make the difference between another podium finish and a win. - His detail…
 
With the Spartan World Championships a week away, Beni and Brakken thought it was a good time to talk all things Tahoe: - Final tips and tricks for the two types of athletes hitting Tahoe: the folks shooting for top 20, and the folks looking to beat the mountain - Some EXCELLENT, high level training tips for literally getting WEEKS of training on y…
 
The bulk pony returns! Previous co-host of the show, Crossfit Games athlete with 6 OCR world titles, Hunter McIntyre "The Sheriff" comes back on to chat with his buddies Brakken and Beni and as always...it's entertaining! -Hunter chats briefly about his Crossfit Games experience and his current struggling interest with thetype of training required …
 
We welcome back the most handsome man in the game, Kirk Dewindt! Kirk and Brakken dive deep into the most frequent questions they receive about workouts: - Their favorite workout for improving speed - Their go-to workouts for improving obstacle transitions - What to do race week - How to taper/peak for races and MUCH more! Get connected with Sparta…
 
World of fitness...we have a new WORLD RECORD! Set by our own co-host Brakken Kraker. Listen in for the deets. BUT, this episode is really about David Watson and the massive amount of insider info he brings to the table as the VP of Product for the biggest name in OCR; Spartan Race. We talk about: - The new qualifying standards for ALL elite waves …
 
Aaron Newell has been all over OCR news lately, and we would be remiss to not chat about his break out race at the North American Championships (NORAM,)...but we took a turn to see who he was as a young man, and Aaron opened up. We explore: -How his violent relationship with his father drove him to spend hours every day running, competitive rock cl…
 
It's NORAM time! Brakken is busy buffing his shiny head, so Beni shacked up in a cabin with Veejay Jones in the mountains of Stratton, Vermont. - Just hours before go time for the 3k North American Champs, Beni asks Veejay what his plans and predictions are...and he comes out swinging! - Just after finishing, the two rejoin to recap the details of …
 
Tyler Veerman makes his first appearance on the OD podcast right after his big breakout race in Utah at the series finale of the US Spartan National Series, where he took down some of the biggest names in the sport; Ryan Kempson, Ryan Kent, Ryan Roods, Robert Killian, Cody Moat etc. We chat about: -His extremely unusual athletic background... -A li…
 
Time to answer your questions, you fantastic listeners you! -Lots of questions of training, Stadion racing tips and fueling... -Kirk Dewindt fires off some trash talk that leaves Brakken defenseless (but is then rescued by Beni)... -A bold statement about "smoking you so bad you'll retire" to both the show hosts from a listener call-in... ...and mu…
 
After a month break Beni and Brakken are back, and with quite a different look. They cover some GREAT content as well as... -WHY such a long time with no episode (and how thats related to why Beni is now missing several teeth, including one of the front ones...) -A recap of the Dallas Stadium, Brakken's first ultra trail race (50k) and a look forwa…
 
Spartan start line emcee, motivational speaker and coach Mr. J'ean joins me on the podcast to talk all about his experiences at the start line, motivation, and transparency. We begin with Mr. J'ean telling me about his background, and then all about how he got involved with Spartan. We talk about burnout, and how he gets through sending off thousan…
 
This episode is one of the only two times that Yuri Force (the highest performing of the most underrated athletes in the sport) has been interviewed. With over 30 (probably 40) Savage Race 1st place wins, Brakken and Beni had to chat with the guy who runs at the top WHEREVER he shows up. They find out: -How Yuri has naturally been hitting the endur…
 
It's time to get to know Brakken! The OD hosts have been wanting to open up the range of topics discussed on the podcast and thought a great way to do that would be to interview and get to know Brakken as the person he is 1st and athlete second. We chat about... -How the parenting landscape has changed from his childhood compared to current day whe…
 
This week's episode is all about hiking! At the beginning of this month, I hiked the Cactus to Clouds trail up to San Jacinto Peak, where I met three hikers in the midst of hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail. I start by sharing my experience with the grueling Cactus to Clouds hike, then dive into the interviews with Stripes, Mr. Snuggles and Din…
 
This week's episode is full of live interviews from the Spartan USNS Beast and Mountain Series Sprint in Big Bear, California! I spoke with athletes all about the crazy hills, the cold dunk wall on Sunday, and everything in between. On Saturday at the Beast, I spoke with: -Rea Kolbl -Mark Batres -Natalie Miano -Ryan Kent -Alyssa Hawley -Mack Roesch…
 
HEY. OD had Johnny on the books BEFORE Big Bear, there was just a scheduling conflict...but we got him now! Beni and Brakken chat with Johnny from a suprisingly audio-friendly car situation on top of a mountain. They chat about... -The deets on Johnny's HUGE break out win against an extremely stacked field at Spartan US Series race the Big Bear Bea…
 
One of the biggest names of the old-gaurd in OCR, over 30 podiums at BIG races (Spartan World Championships, Battlefrog Championships) and THE TMX Female World Champion (and runner up the following year,) Corinna Coffin is BACK with a 2nd place win at the 2nd stop of the Spartan Stadion series in DC at Nationals Park and an interview with Brakken a…
 
Ultra marathon athlete and former World's Toughest Mudder champion Trevor Cichosz joins me this week to tell me all about his experience at Everest 135, an intense 135-mile ultra marathon where he took third place. We begin with Trevor telling me all about how he heard of this race, all the race prep required and the training (and lack thereof) tha…
 
The Stadium Series athletes know his name, but it's time to introduce the rest of the OCR community to Bo Muzikowski. From inner city Chicago to Ivy Leaguer to Spartan Stadium Series Champion, Bo has as unique of a backstory as you'll find in our sport: - how being home schooled prepared him for endurance sports... - his connection to Keanu Reeves.…
 
Everyone knows the "old gaurd" (Lyndsey, Amelia, Rose etc,) so lets get to know one of the new girls who are coming in and consistenly nabbing podiums and top 5 places at top races, Leigh Ann Wasteney (pronounced waste-uh-knee): -Leigh's childhood being raised on a farm... -Her trifecta as a triple sport collegiate athlete... -News that Hobie Call …
 
Brakken and Beni decide to have a chat talking about some of the aftermath of the end of last episode where Beni brought up alot of instances of Isaiah Vidal cheating, as well as covering a wide range of topics such as: -How butt sex is alot like alcohol... -An official invite to Isaiah to come on the podcast to chat with B&B about the accusations …
 
Live from Snohomish, Washington, I grabbed a ton of interviews with some of the top athletes who ran the Seattle Spartan Championship Super. We spoke about the challenges of the course, the weather, the competition, and more! I spoke with: -Faye Morgan -Aaron Newell -Nicole Mericle -Ryan Atkins -Rea Kolbl -Ryan Kent -Veejay Jones…
 
Welcome to stat city. Watch how Jack Bauer brings statistical backed facts to the realm of shit talking, showing who's hot and who's not in OCR...as well as some super controversial heated arguments between Beni and Brakken at the end of the episode covering: -How (with cited sources) Isaiah Vidal is by FAR the athlete with the most complaints file…
 
Soon to have his huge breakthrough race (fingers crossed for Seattle Spartan tomorrow,) and runner up for the the co-host position behind Brakken, Kirk Dewindt comes on to chat about: -Beni's massage from an Asian lady that...well, we're still not sure if it was an "Asian massage." -Kirks 4:09 miles and track history... -The pro's significant other…
 
This week is full of live interviews and my own review from Tough Mudder's opening weekend in California! I was there Sunday to run the course, and I got interviews from some key members of the TM community, including: -Tough Mudder CEO Kyle McLaughlin -Two of the three founders of Assist 100 Mudders, Joey Ta and Ed Groleau -Tough Mudder emcee and …
 
Although Brakken and Beni skipped the train for an April fools joke, they took advantage of the March fever to bring you March Shoe Madness where they break down a bracket get the final answer on best OCR SHOE. Arguing back and forth for they're picks, they cover: -the 16 most popular OCR shoes available... -traction, durability, weight, water rete…
 
Brakken and Beni spend this episode chatting with Beni and Brakken about things that Brakken and Beni think about things. -A rant from Brakken about people (mostly the pros) beginning and ending each race with a safe padding of social media proclaimed excuses... -Beni's struggle with caring TOO much about what other people think, yet learning that …
 
Jack Bauer, the mind behind the massive Spartan ranking system, joins me on the podcast to talk all about the top women in the elite field. We begin with talking about the "Fab 5" elite women and who it has consisted of, and how it might be changing. We have a long discussion full of stats about most all of the top women currently in the field, and…
 
Elite OCR athlete and Spartan Pro Team member Veejay Jones joins me on the podcast to talk about his win at the Spartan U.S. National Series race, how he trains and what he focuses on in his training, and about the upcoming show he's on, Million Dollar Mile. We start with Veejay telling me about his win in Alabama, and I ask him about his proficien…
 
Spartan Pro Team athlete, Drop the Hammer, Man-bun extroadinaire Ryan Kent joins Beni and Brakken today in what was supposed to be a usual interview, but then turned into the real talk episode about..well, lots of stuff: -The not so glamourous reality of being a full time professional Spartan Racer -How participating on the tv show (and being the f…
 
Kressa Peterson joined me for a bonus episode this week to talk all about her product Shower Toga, appearing on Shark Tank, and how the values of OCR got her to where she is today. We begin with Kressa introducing herself and telling me about when and how the idea for the Shower Toga was born. She then tells me about the process of getting on Shark…
 
We've got more live interviews for you this week from the Spartan San Jose Sprint! I spoke with athletes all about the course, the competition, how it compares to previous years, and what's ahead for them. I start by giving my own recap of the Sprint race, and then speak with: -Kyle Elliot -Josh Fry -Seth Buchwalter -Ian Deyerle -Erin Wachter -Emil…
 
This week's episode is full of live interviews from the Spartan Sprint and Super weekend outside Las Vegas (technically in Arizona), and my own recap from the race. I spoke with Veejay Jones all about his race, racing against Cody Moat and Hobie Call, and a little bit about the upcoming show Million Dollar Mile. I also spoke with Hobie Call about h…
 
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