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Episode 132: How Retired Vietnam Marine Used Snake Venom and Holistic Remedies to Overcome Debilitating Injuries from War

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In this episode I sit down with Vietnam war hero Lou Paradise.  We talk about how Lou overcame debilitating pain and injuries from two tours in Vietnam that left him in severe and constant pain.

Lou used a combination of holistic herbs that he learned from his grandmother, along with micro-dosed venoms to formulate a topical lotion that increased microcirculation and greatly reduces joint & muscle pain. We talk though his product, the uses, and how you, the hard charging endurance athlete, can use it to speed recovery and keep you training hard!

We also discuss how his training on obstacle courses was a key component to his readiness for battle and more!

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Episode 131: Interview with OCR Rising Star Tiffany Palmer

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In this episode Miles and I sit down with one of OCR’s rising stars that has been dominating the Spartan series Tiffany Palmer.

We get to know Tiffany and how her short career as a speed skater at a very young age instilled discipline and a focused mindset.

Tiffany also talks with about:
– Aligning your passion with your purpose

– How she overcame excessive alcohol use to focus on being the best OCR athlete she could be

– OCRWC, Spartan age group, and more!

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Episode 130: Dallas Ultra-Beast, Beast, & Sprint Review, Preparing for Cold Races, How to take a Recovery Week, Supplements for Recovery

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In this episode Miles and I give our review from the Dallas Spartan Ultra-Beast, Beast, and Sprint races

We discuss our race highs, lows, and what we learned/took away from each event

We talk about ways to keep your hands warm during a cold race to minimize obstacle failure

We discuss the importance of time off and how to take a rest week

We discuss how to incorporate massage, cryotherapy, and chiropractic care into your rest week along with my top 3 “recovery supplements”

 

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Episode 129: Yancy Culp Talks on the Importance of Off-Season, Coaching During Off-Season, Building an Aerobic Base, and Much More

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In this week’s episode, Yancy Culp chats with Miles and I and gives us his thoughts on OCRWC, and where he sees the sport of OCR heading. We also talk about:

– The importance of a 3-4 month off-season

– The importance of keeping your coach during off-season

– Why you should invest in a run clinic

– How his perspective and approach to life and has changed since cancer

– His favorite shoes for trail and mud

– and more!!

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Episode 128: The Closest Athlete to Beating Hunter on BSR, Victor Quezada, talks Broken Skull Challenge, Staying Race Ready, Tough MudderX and More!

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In this episode OCR Pro athlete Victor Quezada stops by and chats with Miles and I about:

– His experience on Broken Skull Challenge, the heartbreak of “Heartbreak Hill” on the Skull Buster

– What he thinks it will take to beat Hunter!

– Why he stays “race ready” all year long

– Gives insight on what it takes to set up/build an OCR

– Why he is focusing more on Tough Mudder in 2018

– And more!

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Episode 127: Faye Stenning Talks Spartan WC, Finding Training & Life Balance, and More

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In this episode Spartan Pro Faye Stenning chats with Miles and I about:

– Spartan WC and what happened on the Herc Hoist

– How blowing up in a recent race helped her to focus on mindset, recovery, and gave her a better perspective on training and racing

– Her thoughts on balancing sport and life

– Why people need to chill out sometimes and just watch The Bachelor 🙂

– What off-season looks like

– and more!

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Episode 126: Team AMA Pro OCR Athlete Ian Hosek Reviews Spartan World Championships

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In this episode Miles and I chat with Team AMA Pro and Spartan Elite Ian Hosek. Ian gives us a great review of the recent Spartan World Championships where he placed 16th overall.  He also talks about how to handle the cold water, fueling strategies, recovery tactics, and much more!!

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You can check out Ian’s coaching page at www.hosekpe.com

Episode 125: Interview with Spartan Pro and Broken Skull Challenge Champ Cassidy Watton

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In this episode Miles and I chat with Broken Skull Challenge Reigning Champ and Spartan Pro team member Cassidy Watton!

Cassidy talks with us about:

– Coaching at Epic Hybrid Training in NYC

– HIIT training for speed, power, and hilly races

– Her experience with Tough MudderX and Broken Skull Challenge

– and a whole lot more!!

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Episode 124: Interview with Spartan Elite Mark Batres

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In this episode Miles and I sit down with one of Spartan Race’s rising stars and hard working father of 2 Mark Batres.

Mark chats with us about:

– how he started his journey in sport at a very young age

– the importance of family support for training/racing

– do you really need to focus on run form ?

– his greatest fear

– his favorite obstacle a USOCRC

– Tough Mudder 8hr race

– and more!

 

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Episode 123: USOCRC Review, How to Improve Overhead Grip Strength, and Tips to Prepare for Racing at Altitude

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In this episode Miles and I review the inaugural US OCR Championships and talk about our favorite obstacles on course.

Then we get into something that SO MANY OCR athletes have trouble with… Overhead grip strength. We give you tips and a sample workout to help develop the grip you need for conquering the rigs!

Finally, for all you fine folks preparing for Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe that don’t have the ability to train at altitude, we discuss how using the supplement Chloroxygen and using hot sauna’s can help minimize the negative effects of altitude, so you can perform to your best ability!

 

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Check out this article on the benefits of hot sauna training for elevation HERE