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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 to be a games athlete -His daily routine of massively overdosing (literally) on CBD -The increase in happiness in Hunter's life because he recently unblocked Kevin Gillotti -An example of Hunters idea of "dirty talk," and intervention with Beni (Yancy culp and Tim sinnett as well,) and some really good training talk and muuuuch more! Get Connected with Hunter: Instagram: @huntthesheriff Facebook: Hunter McIntyre Head on over to Artist Organics and use the CODE: "OBDOM" for 15% off your order 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, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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 detailed predictions for everyones performances, such as Atkins, Johnny Luna Lima, Albon and Woods - His push for Spartan to go BACK to their previous level of harder obstacles in former years, as well as to add a full on North American Stadium Series next year and much more! Get Connected with Robert: Facebook: Robert Killian Instagram: @robert_killian Head on over to Artist Organics and use the CODE: "OBDOM" for 15% off your order 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, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
The Stadium Series athletes know his name, but it's time to introduce the rest of the OCR community to Bo Muzikowski. From inner city Chicago to Ivy Leaguer to Spartan Stadium Series Champion, Bo has as unique of a backstory as you'll find in our sport: - how being home schooled prepared him for endurance sports... - his connection to Keanu Reeves... - overcoming training injuries... ...and much more! Get connected with Bo: Facebook: Bo Muzikowski Instagram: @bomuzikowski Obstacle Dominator Training 3.0 guide coming at you in June! Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Sticher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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 much more! Submit and get your questions answered: Instagram: @obstacledominator www.obstacledominator.com Obstacle Dominator Training Guide coming soon! Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
It's time to get to know Brakken! The OD hosts have been wanting to open up the range of topics discussed on the podcast and thought a great way to do that would be to interview and get to know Brakken as the person he is 1st and athlete second. We chat about... -How the parenting landscape has changed from his childhood compared to current day when Brakken had CPS called on him and his wife one evening for the activity they were doing in a parking lot with their kiddos... -The difference growing up in a passion driven home can make on a kids adult life... -Brakken's total denial of Beni's attempt to get him to try shrooms... ...and much more! Get connected with Brakken: Facebook: Brakken Kraker Instagram: @brakkenkraker Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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 in 2020 (FINALLY, AFTER YEARS OF ANTICIPATION!) - Controversial topics such as "Truss-gate" in Jacksonville with Ryan Woods and how the company has had to evolve to keep up with it's own goals as well as the competitors - David's international foray into West Africa executing secret projects for Spartan Race involving Kenyan runners who casually run 2:09 marathons and MUCH more! Get connected with Spartan Race: Instagram: @Spartanrace & @Spartan Facebook: Spartan Race 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, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now. Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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 forward at the final race of the US Spartan Series in Utah... -Common HUGE gaps in understanding of absolutely BASIC training principles... -Beni's new sub 5 mile PR and Brakkens new post-collegiate mile PR... ...and much more! THE OBSTACLE DOMINATOR GUIDE IS INDEED COMING SOON Give us a rating on iTunes (or wherever the hell you listen to us) As well as follow us on IG (and Facebook but, bleh. FB is dead.) @obstacledominator Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
One of the biggest names of the old-gaurd in OCR, over 30 podiums at BIG races (Spartan World Championships, Battlefrog Championships) and THE TMX Female World Champion (and runner up the following year,) Corinna Coffin is BACK with a 2nd place win at the 2nd stop of the Spartan Stadion series in DC at Nationals Park and an interview with Brakken and Beni. They chat about: -Her accomplishment of competing in the Crossfit Games and completing grad school at The University of Utah for Sports Nutrition... -Her race in DC and plans to throw down in rest of the stadion series this year... -What Beni said about her when he didn't know her boyfriend was standing right next to him at that race... ...and much more! Get Connected with Corinna: Instagram: @cscoffin13 Obstacle Dominator Training 3.0 guide coming at you in June! Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Sticher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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 most competition, with freezing weather AND at altitude (aka the opposite of training conditions inTexas) - Her love of Charlie the Unicorn (see below for video) - Hyrox predictions for the race this weekend between Hunter Mcyntire, Brakken, Isaiah, Ryan Kent, Matt Kempson, Jack Bauer (and several more.) and much more! Charlie Candy Mountain video: https://youtu.be/CsGYh8AacgY Get connected with Alexandra: Instagram: @alexandra_celeste_walker Facebook: Alexandra Walker Head on over to Artist Organics and use the CODE: "OBDOM" for 15% off your order 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, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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 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, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
HEY. OD had Johnny on the books BEFORE Big Bear, there was just a scheduling conflict...but we got him now! Beni and Brakken chat with Johnny from a suprisingly audio-friendly car situation on top of a mountain. They chat about... -The deets on Johnny's HUGE break out win against an extremely stacked field at Spartan US Series race the Big Bear Beast last weekend... -His knowledge on how to prepare specifically for the aggressive stimulus your body recieves during a race... -Beni accidentally outs a secret of Brakken on the pood... -Some not so detailed deets about the upcoming Obstacle Dominator training guide 3.0... ...and much more! Get Connected with Johnny: Facebook: Johnny Luna Lima Instagram: @johnnylunalima Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes, Sticher, or wherever you tune in! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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"]  Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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...  Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)  
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...  Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)  
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"]  Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre are joined once again by Spartan pro athlete Miguel Medina with a preview of the last big week of training before Spartan World Championships... then answer questions including: -Sian asks: How do you keep your ankles from twisting when racing on uneven ground? -Bob (from Mud & Obstacle Race Magazine) asks: How do you train for the bucket carry? -Shawn asks: Tips for doing a Trifecta in one day? Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now! Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
In this episode, Jon Albon joins Hunter and Ben for a Vermont World Championships race recap! Hear exactly how Jon trains... ...the shocking story of which sport actually got him into obstacle training... ...why Jon decided to live in Norway... ...how Jon approached the dreaded double sandbag at Spartan World Championships and much more! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now! Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
In this episode, Hunter McIntyre and Ben Greenfield are joined by obstacle racing coach Dennis Wayne Welch (pictured right, above), and in addition to race predictions for Spartan World Championships, field the following questions: -Is Australian Matt Murphy a Spartan threat? -How should a weekly workout split look for obstacle racing? -What to do about chafing during obstacle running and trail runs... Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now! Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator51.mp3"]  Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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! Questions, comments or feedback?  Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now... [audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/obstacledominator/ObstacleDominator53.mp3"]  Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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"]  Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
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...   Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)
In this episode, Hunter and Ben bring on special guest Miguel Medina (pictured above), tell you about their toughest obstacle course racing workouts of the week, then answer listener questions, including: -How to train for and race an Atlas race... -Is it possible to get big, strong and fast using body weight exercises only... -The best fuel to use for a multi-day event... Resources we mention during this podcast: -Pemmican from US Wellness Meats -Amino Acids -Supergreens -Hunter's Instragram account Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now!
In this episode, find out Hunter and Ben's toughest workouts...and then hear the answers to listener questions, including: -Stadium races vs. regular obstacle races... -Using SEALFit for obstacle racing... -Best benchmarks for being in top ten at Spartan... Resources we mention during this podcast: -8 Weeks to SealFit -HempMeds -Tart Cherry Juice Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now!
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Podcast Details
Started
Jun 19th, 2014
Latest Episode
Jan 29th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
158
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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