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

2015-03-15
Length: 32s

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

2015-03-09
Length: 23s

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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Episode #28: Hobie Call's Secret Sauce Workouts, Training For The Survival Course, Fast Recovery Tips & More!

2015-02-22
Length: 53s

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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Episode #27: Tough Mudder 101, The Tear Gas Controversy, Offensive Tough Mudder Obstacle Titles And More!

2015-02-10
Length: 33s

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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Episode #26: Special On Prepping For A New Year In Racing

2015-02-03
Length: 36s

In 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!

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

 

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

2015-01-26
Length: 33s

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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Episode #24: The Spartan Combine... And... Is This The Hardest Workout In The World?

2015-01-09
Length: 1s

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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Episode #23: The Brand New Obstacle Dominator Training Package

2014-12-29
Length: 43s

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

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

2014-12-22
Length: 1s

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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Episode #21: Up Close and Personal with Isah Vidal

2014-12-14
Length: 52s

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...

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

2014-12-06
Length: 29s

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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Episode #19: Hurricane Heats, Gut Issues During Racing, How To Get Sponsored, Heat Training And More!

2014-11-23
Length: 35s

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre record straight from Ben Greenfield's house in Washington State, where they're shooting instructional videos for the new Obstacle Dominator program.

They answer the following questions: Charles asks: What is the best gear for a Hurricane Heat? Dan asks: How can you limit GI distress during races? Jeanette asks: How to get a sponsorship? Hunter asks: How to get ready for a hot weather race when you’re training in the cold?

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:

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Episode #18: Worlds Toughest Mudder, Part 2 - Miguel Medina

2014-11-20
Length: 35s

In this episode, Miguel Medina joins Hunter for some toughest mudder chitchat.

Hear directly from Miguel and Hunter... ... recap of 2014 worlds toughest, ... winners are Amelia Boone, Ryan Atkins and the Wolfe pack spartan team, ... learn about the hardest 24 hour in the us and maybe the world, ... new obstacle, new challenges and new friends.

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Part 1 Ryan Atkins interview and pre worlds toughest prep.

2014-11-12
Length: 41s

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Episode #16: Practical Tips And Tricks For Spartan Races

2014-10-26
Length: 23s

In this episode, straight from the Sacramento Super Spartan, Hunter and Ben give you plenty of tips and tricks for traverse walls, rope climbs, moats, bucket carries, sandbag carries, running on uneven terrain, obstacle racing nutrition, Spartan race hydration and more!

Want the video version of this episode? Click here to watch it now for free!

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Episode #15: Is Obstacle Racing Too Dangerous?, Hydration Packs For Racing,

2014-10-20
Length: 34s

In this episode, Ben and Hunter give you a report from Warrior Dash, Ironman Hawaii and a preview of Sacramento Spartan, then answer listener questions...including:

Doug asks about the dangers of running downhills in obstacle races...

Christian asks about the type of hydration pack we use, and you'll find out at Hunter's huge vest he wears...

Zak asks about what diet to follow for the combination of strength and endurance...

Angel asks about how you control your heart rate when you're racing hard...

Questions, comments or feedback?

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Episode #14: Spartan World Champion Jon Albon

2014-10-03
Length: 28s

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!

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Episode #13: 2014 Spartan World Championships Race Recap

2014-09-25
Length: 25s

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre give a Spartan World Championships Race Recap, with their biggest takeaways and tips.

In this episode...

-Ben mentions his Spartan World Championships Top 10 Tips article.

-Hunter mentions the MarcPro Electrical Muscle Stimulation device

- and you get a $32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code "Ben".

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

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#11: How To Train For The Bucket Carry, Doing Long Races Like World's Toughest Mudder, Getting Strong Ankles and More!

2014-09-09
Length: 35s

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!

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#10: Training On Hills, Compression Socks, Etiquette on Passing People During Your Race & More!

2014-09-01
Length: 34s

In this episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre talk about Ben's experience at SEALFit Kokoro camp, and Hunter's training with surfer Laird Hamilton, and Hunter's race at Virginia Super Spartan, then answer the following questions:

-Eli asks: what is the etiquette on passing during an obstacle race?

-Colette asks: how do you find balance between strength and cardio, and build a base for longer races?

-Thomas asks: how to train on hills if you live in a flat area? -Paul asks: should you eat fat during a Super Spartan?

-Blair asks: should you wear compression socks during a race?

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

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#9: Rise Of The Sufferfests Movie, Beginner Obstacle Racing Mistakes, "Prison Workouts" For Obstacle Racing & Much More!

2014-08-12
Length: 35s

In this episode, Hunter and Ben talk about Hunter's recent ultra-marathon and Ben's AT&T Stadium race fiasco, then delve into...

-The Rise of the Sufferfest Movie with special guest Scott Keneally...

-"Prison Workouts" for obstacle racing...

-Beginner obstacle racing mistakes...

-And more!

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#8: Chafing During Obstacle Runs, Australian Obstacle Racing, Weekly Workout Splits And More!

2014-08-07
Length: 36s

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!

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#7: Pre-Race Nutrition For Obstacle Racing, "The Bear" Matt Novakovich Podcast, And More!

2014-07-29
Length: 42s

In this episode, Hunter and Ben are joined by elite Spartan athlete "The Bear" Matt Novakovich to talk about the toughest workouts, how to run uphill, swimming for recovery, pre and post workout and pre and post racing nutrition for obstacle racing and much more! One resource we discuss in this episode is the SwimSmooth Book.

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#6: Female Training For Obstacle Races, Training For The Spear Throw, Racing A Trifecta & More!

2014-07-21
Length: 35s

In this episode, Hunter and Ben talk about sandbag yoga, then welcome special guest Rose Wetzel!

-Female training for obstacle races...

-How to do a Spartan Trifecta in a weekend...

-How the hell do you train for a spear throw...

Resources we mention during this podcast:

-Runner Joseph Gray

-How to make a Spartan Spear

-$32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code "Ben"

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#5: Stadium Obstacle Races, How Fast Do You Need To Run, Using SEALFit for Obstacle Races & More!

2014-07-14
Length: 33s

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

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#4: Toughest Obstacle Racing Workouts, Training For Your First Spartan, Body Weight Exercises & More!

2014-07-07
Length: 36s

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

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#3: Best Shoes for Obstacle Racing, How To Run Downhill Faster, How Many Calories To Eat During Training And More!

2014-06-25
Length: 34s

In this episode, we go inside Hunter's Men's Journal magazine cover shoot and the best way to fuel for long workouts, talk about trail runner Max King, then answer listener questions, including:

-What's the best way to run up steep hills?

-What's the best way to run downhill?

-How many calories per day should you eat when you're training for obstacle races?

-What are the best shoes for obstacle racing?

-Gloves or no gloves?

Resources mentioned in this podcast include:

-VivoBarefoot Breatho's

-HumanX Performance Gloves

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#2: Training For Spartan World Championships, Avoiding Crossfit WOD's for Obstacle Racing & Much More!

2014-06-19
Length: 30s

In this episode, Hunter and Ben answer obstacle racing questions, including:

-Preparing for Spartan World Championships in Killington, Vermont

-Training for obstacle racing without using Crossfit WOD's (due to shoulder injury)

Resources we discuss in this episode:

-Source Naturals hydration pack

-Ben's fat-based gels article

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and go to http://www.ObstacleDominator.com to ask your questions now!

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#1: Who Are Ben Greenfield & Hunter McIntyre, Spartan Beast Tips, The Best Obstacle Racing Gear & More!

2014-06-19
Length: 47s

In this maiden voyage episode of the brand new Obstacle Dominator podcast, we cover a ton of topics, including:

-Who is Hunter McIntyre?

-Who is Ben Greenfield?

-Tips and tricks for the Spartan Beast

-What are the best gloves to use for obstacle racing?

-Are there good business opportunities for obstacle racing?

Resources we discuss in this episode:

-Sami Inkinen's run protocol for Wildflower

-Obstacle Racing Media

-HumanX Gloves

-Reebok Compression Top

-Reebok All Terrain shoe

-Ben's Superhuman Coach Network


-Hunter's Magazine Cover Photos (below)

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Whether you want to dominate your next obstacle race or just get started in obstacle racing, Hunter Mcintyre and Ben Greenfield - from ObstacleDominator.com - will answer your questions and give you every training, nutrition and racing tip you need for Spartan Races, Tough Mudder, Tough Guy, Atlas Race, Warrior Dash, Superhero Scramble, Rugged Race, Mud Run and any other obstacle and adventure race.

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