Strength & Speed OCR: Obstacle Course Racing Lessons From Other Sports
Everest Angels: JVT, Francis Lackner & Ryan Creagh

Everest Angels: JVT, Francis Lackner & Ryan Creagh

September 18, 2021

Every Toughest Mudder a group of men spend 12 hours pulling people up the Tough Mudder quarter pipe "Everest".  Evan Perperis brings on three of them including:

131x TM Finisher: Ryan Creagh: Who was at the first Tough Mudder ever

117x TM Finisher: Francis Lackner who runs for his mom, now forever cancer free

163x TM Finisher: Joe Van Tassel (JVT)

The group talks about why they do it, some of the unexpected challenges, what the first Tough Mudder was like and what makes them "Tougher Together".  Give a listen to this all Tough Mudder episode, get inspired and we will see you out on the course.

 

Episode brought to you by Mythic Race, Missouri's newest OCR, details and sign up here: https://m.facebook.com/Mythic-Race-101941148527352/

 

Music provided by Dino Sinos

The Beirut Blast & The Return of Hannibal Race

The Beirut Blast & The Return of Hannibal Race

September 6, 2021

Hannibal Race owner Amine Dib talks about the return of Hannibal Race to Lebanon after not holding races for a year.  A national Tae Kwon Do champion and endurance cyclist, Amine is an accomplished athlete and the King of OCR in the Middle East holding events in Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and soon...Dubai!!!  After talking OCR for the first half of the episode Amine talks about the Beirut Blast, one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, when 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate killing 217, injuring 7000 and damaging buildings up to 20 km away.  Amine's family and friends were personally effected and he responded to help his parents and civilians within 11 minutes of the blast.  He shares some personal details of that painful day for the first time on the podcast.

 

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Music provided by Dino Sinos (subscribe to his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs41UzqhjMs7MJFM6oG8yzg

10 Years of CTG & The Final CTG Ever? with Stephen Mainprize

10 Years of CTG & The Final CTG Ever? with Stephen Mainprize

August 27, 2021

Conquer The Gauntlet co-founder Stephen Mainprize joins Evan to talk about the Midwest's biggest Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) event, the 10 year anniversary event of Conquer The Gauntlet (CTG).  Tickets are still open for a packed weekend of events including Friday dinner at the venue, Saturday Elite/Open/Continuum event and Sunday's Team Event (of note, the team event is sold out).  Stephen shares some stories from the early days of CTG and Evan asks the question that's on everyone's mind...."Is this the last CTG ever?" 

 

Sign up for CTG here: https://www.conquerthegauntlet.com/

Check out "The Gauntlet" on CTG's YouTube page (2:30 into the video):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K02iA7GpWwk

 

Episode brought to you by MudGear, bringing you everything you need for OCR performance (like shorts, socks, race jerseys, gloves) and post race cleanup (like shower togas and seat shields).

Read MudGear, Here for the Long Haul here: https://www.mudrunguide.com/2021/07/mudgear-here-for-the-long-haul/

See Bobby Ross' commercial here: https://www.facebook.com/350235815062531/videos/788729538672422

 

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 168: Grit Fitness Pro Van Tran & Battle of the Lions OCR

Ep 168: Grit Fitness Pro Van Tran & Battle of the Lions OCR

August 20, 2021

Grit Fitness Pro Van Tran joins Evan to talk about his training background, the Grit Fitness Games (a uniquely formatted events) and his podium at every Battle of the Lions podium.  Van is an Air Force veteran and currently working to become a registered nurse while simultaneously competing in the highest levels of Obstacle Course Racing.  Competing since 2014, he's been on Savage Race podiums, competed on American Ninja Warrior and was on the podium of the one (and only) BattleFrog Xtreme 24, the two explores some of Van's training that makes him so versatile.

 

Playout The OCR Game Review: https://www.mudrunguide.com/2020/05/fitness-made-fun-a-review-of-playout-the-game/

Playout Original Review: https://www.mudrunguide.com/2021/07/playout-the-game-review/

 

This episode is brought to you by Playout The Game, the card game designed to improve your fitness and get you ready for OCR.  Order your set of their best selling cards here: https://www.playoutthegame.com/

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ep 167: OCR News & Ultra-OCR Man Teaser

Ep 167: OCR News & Ultra-OCR Man Teaser

August 11, 2021

In this uniquely formatted episode Evan shares some OCR related news, provides shout outs to donors for Folds of Honor (OCRmill 21,000 feet), makes a Rugged Maniac podium correction, talks a little about Tough Mudder Infinite Hero Honor Challenge, shares some Battle of the Lions news and releases the beginning of Ultra-OCR Man audio book for free.

Links for things referenced below:

Mud Run Guide Product Reviews and Rugged Maniac Experience: https://www.mudrunguide.com/

Strength & Speed Article Referenced: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/apps/blog/

Tough Mudder's Infinite Hero Honor Challenge Articles/Details: https://toughmudder.com/weekends/infinite-hero-honor-challenge/ (scroll down to read the three articles)

Battle of the Lions Sign Up: https://www.battleofthelions.com/

Battle of the Lions Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesecretbotl

Ongoing Folds of Honor Fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/2200106567503546/

Order your BleggMits here: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/apps/webstore/

Order the rest of the Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Pro OCR Athlete audiobook via this link: https://amzn.to/2QuqJpV

 

Episode brought to you by Hammer Nutrition.  Use ref# 240887 for 15% off your first order from www.HammerNutrition.com

Ep 166: Grit Fitness Pro/Ultra-athlete Kait Bykowicz Talks Toughest East & Rugged Maniac

Ep 166: Grit Fitness Pro/Ultra-athlete Kait Bykowicz Talks Toughest East & Rugged Maniac

July 28, 2021

Grit Fitness Pro Kait Bykowicz recently finished 2nd at Toughest Mudder East (Poconos) after winning the sprint lap for the ladies.  She joins Evan to talk about her thoughts on the first Toughest Mudder of 2021, the recent Rugged Maniac OKC and her future plans in the ultra and OCR world....including an appearance at the endurance version of Battle of the Lions.

 

Episode brought to you by The Amino Company, use code Strength to get 30% off your orders from the Amino Company at www.aminoco.com/tss

 

Music provided by Dino Sinos, follow his YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs41UzqhjMs7MJFM6oG8yzg

Ep 165: Bronze Medalist at HYROX Nationals Brint Hastert & OCR

Ep 165: Bronze Medalist at HYROX Nationals Brint Hastert & OCR

July 18, 2021

Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Brint Hastert made some big waves in the sport recently when he finished 3rd at the Hyrox US National Championship.  Evan talks to Brint about his training, background in sports, diet and more in this content packed episode. Plus, we learn why Brint tends to stay away from DekaFit and his plans for Battle of the Lions OCR.

 

Episode brought to you by The Amino Company, use code Strength to get 30% off your orders from the Amino Company at www.aminoco.com/tss

 

Music provided by Dino Sinos, follow his YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs41UzqhjMs7MJFM6oG8yzg

Ep 164: Indian Mud Run with Men’s Champion Spartan Pro Logan Broadbent & CTG Pro Jenny Overstreet

Ep 164: Indian Mud Run with Men’s Champion Spartan Pro Logan Broadbent & CTG Pro Jenny Overstreet

July 8, 2021

Spartan Pro and men's champion from Indian Mud Run Logan Broadbent joins Conquer The Gauntlet Pros Jenny Overstreet and Evan Perperis to talk Indian Mud Run.  The two dive into the details of the race, what they thought of the 85 obstacles, how hard was the 3 lap chief's challenge, which obstacles were scary, which ones were hard and more.  It's an all Indian Mud Run episode with world champion boomerang thrower Logan Broadbent (go back and listen to the last episode we had him on for details and check out the Dude Perfect video below).

 

Logan/Dude Perfect's Boomerang Trick Shots Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9KxqRUcnCU

 

Episode brought to you by The Amino Company, use code Strength to get 30% off your orders from the Amino Company at www.aminoco.com/tss

 

Music provided by Dino Sinos, follow his YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs41UzqhjMs7MJFM6oG8yzg

Ep 163: MMA Fighter Colt Billingsly & Reign v. Bang Fight Scene

Ep 163: MMA Fighter Colt Billingsly & Reign v. Bang Fight Scene

June 29, 2021

Amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighter Colt Billingsly joins filmmaker Bobby Ross and Strength & Speed owner Evan Perperis to talk training, mindset and more in this episode.  The first half of the episode talks mostly about training and crossover points between MMA and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR).  The second half is spent talking about the Reign vs. Bang fight scene with Colt & Evan filmed by Bobby as well as some of the discovered nuances with movie fighting. 

 

Watch the Evan/Reign vs. Colt/Bang fight scene here (jump to 5:20 to get right to the fight): https://youtu.be/1ixIOpgungM?t=320 

Follow Colt on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/coltyrolty/

Follow Bobby Ross on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChb4ElYaw5nF6rvl5JREJoQ

 

Episode brought to you by Yolked, use code Strength20 for 20% off from www.yolked.com

Music provided by Dino Sinos, follow his YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs41UzqhjMs7MJFM6oG8yzg

 

Ep 162: Barkely’s Finisher & World Class Ultra-Runner John Kelly

Ep 162: Barkely’s Finisher & World Class Ultra-Runner John Kelly

June 16, 2021

John Kelly (www.randomforestrunner.com) is one of the best ultra-runners of all time with major accomplishments including:

John is joined very briefly by our beer drinking ultra-runner Gary Shaw (race director of Leaky Hourglass Ultra: ) and Ultra-OCR Man Evan Perperis (www.ultraocrman.com) to talk the far reaches of endurance including training, fueling, gear, major goals and a lot more. 

 

Links for the Ultra-OCR Bible and Ultra-OCR Man: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/books

 

This episode was brought to you by XOSKIN, a veteran owned company providing high quality compression apparel that John Kelly uses for multi-day endurance without issues.  Use code Strength20 to save 20% off http://xoskin.us

Music provided by Dino Sinos

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