Strength & Speed OCR: Obstacle Course Racing Lessons From Other Sports
Ice baths, Newbsanity & The Future with OCR World Champion Ryan Brizzolara

Ice baths, Newbsanity & The Future with OCR World Champion Ryan Brizzolara

January 27, 2022

Newbsanity's Ryan Brizzolara has been making big waves in 2021 with 2x Savage Race win and a Pro Coed OCR World Championships Relay win.  Evan and Ryan talk mindset, lessons learned from his college running days and his former side job as a semi-pro triathlete.  If you are curious to learn about the best OCR training group in the USA, this will give you some insight as their members do things like ice baths in January, frozen four mile runs in their bathing suits and a 1,000,000 meter ski erg. 

 

Latest article on The OCR Report: Behind the Scenes of Tough Mudder: https://theocrreport.com/behind-the-scenes-of-tough-mudder/

On Endurance NEW BOOK: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/on-endurance

 

Newbsanity: Extreme Ravine (as seen on OCR America 2): https://www.facebook.com/stokeshedproductions/videos/122000855687464

Newbsanity: Mud Gauntlet (as seen on OCR America 2): https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=182407409829032

 

Episode brought to you by OOFOS, power your improvement with recovery footwear.

Music by Dino Sinos

Barefoot OCR & Paintball with MudGear-BOTL Pro Thomas Plush

Barefoot OCR & Paintball with MudGear-BOTL Pro Thomas Plush

January 14, 2022

If you've ever stood on the starting line and wondered who is the barefoot guy and then been upset as he ran away from you once the race started, you were standing next to Thomas Plush.  Thomas is a former competitive paintball athlete who has transitioned to the sport of OCR and is the newest addition to the MudGear-Battle of the Lions Pro Team.  Thomas and Evan talk barefoot OCR, becoming the first person to run OCRWC barefoot, paintball, similarities to OCR and upcoming races like Wichita Gladiator Dash, KC Timber Challenge and Battle of the Lions.

 

This episode is brought to you by HYLETE, top performance apparel for pre/post race and for a night on the town. 

Music provided by Dino Sinos

125 miles of WTM followed by 135 Miles of Snow Running with Jake Rambsy

125 miles of WTM followed by 135 Miles of Snow Running with Jake Rambsy

December 30, 2021

Jake Ramsby recently won World's Toughest Mudder Two Man Relay (with Elliot Rueb) category that is built upon several years of success including winning Toughest Mudder West (individual) in 2019 and setting the record for most miles at a Toughest Mudder by a team.  Evan and Jake talk his diverse high school sports background, his team record setting performance at WTM (more miles than any team ever, 2 or four man with 125 miles), Dirt Runner's Ultra-OCRs and his upcoming Arrowhead 135 race...a largely self supported ultra endurance winter trek starting end of January 2022.

 

Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible Link: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-bible

 

This episode brought to you by OCR Buddy, head over download their app to plan your 2021! (after putting down all the Battle of the Lions of course).

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Ultra-World Champion Mark Gaudet & Spartan in Abu Dhabi

Ultra-World Champion Mark Gaudet & Spartan in Abu Dhabi

December 14, 2021

Ultra-World Champion Mark Guadet jumps back on the podcast a couple days after returning from Abu Dhabi for the Spartan World Championships.  After winning the Ultra World Championship from Spartan in Telluride, Colorado, Mark tried to recover and race well again at Spartan World Championships.  He talks to Evan about the experience and then the two share some Middle East stories from deployments.

 

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Order a copy of Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting OCR Athlete in digital, hard copy or audiobook: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man

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Music Provided by Dino Sinos

Infinite Hero Honor Challenge with Space Force‘s Hannah Powers

Infinite Hero Honor Challenge with Space Force‘s Hannah Powers

December 7, 2021

An active duty member of the US Space Force (yes, it is a real thing), Hannah Powers joins MudGear-Battle of the Lions Pro Evan Perperis to talk Infinite Hero Honor Challenge.  After doing only one Tough Mudder 5k, Hannah, her husband and some acquaintances jumped into the 10 hour team building event that raises money for the charity Infinite Hero Honor Foundation (providing mental and physical support to veterans).  They share some stories from the event and highlight things to look forward to in 2022. 

Sign up for Infinite Hero Challenge here: https://toughmudder.com/events/?event_type=infinite-hero-honor-challenge

 

Ultra-OCR Man book available here in hard copy, digital and audio: http://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man

Apply for the S&S Development Team here: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/apps/blog/show/50194766-s-s-7th-development-team-application-window-now-open-

Strength & Speed website: www.teamstrengthspeed.com

 

Episode brought to you by HYLETE, makers of the softest workout and casual clothes you can find.  $20 off link.

Music provided by Dino Sinos

World‘s Toughest Mudder with 100 mile finisher Ean Caskey

World‘s Toughest Mudder with 100 mile finisher Ean Caskey

November 22, 2021

Ean Caskey has been a lifelong athlete who spent much of his life specializing in shorter distance races like the 400, 800 and 1 mile (all state in high school for all of those).  Last weekend he run 100 miles at World's Toughest Mudder finishing in 6th overall after winning his first Toughest Mudder in Chicago earlier this year with 60 miles.  This track runner turned ultra athlete, now over 40, is doing big things in OCR.  He shares some of his advice that led him to a 16:14 PR in the 100 mile Tunnel Hill and then him and Evan share their opinion on 2021's World's Toughest Mudder.

 

Books available in both hard copy and digital:

Ultra-OCR Bible Link: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-bible
Ultra-OCR Man Link: https://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man  (Ultra-OCR Man also available in audio)

Episode brought to you by MudGear-Battle of the Lions recovery related sponsors including Compex, OOFOS and Yolked

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Grip Strength with Master of the Rig Jay Flores

Grip Strength with Master of the Rig Jay Flores

October 25, 2021

2017's Master of the Rig World Champion and TV contestant from Exatlon Jay Flores joins Evan to talk grip strength in the latest episode.  Jay talks about how he set up his home rig, the grip challenges at Battle of the Lions OCR, his desire to get back to OCR World Championships and some suggested changes for a new OCRWC event (drop Force5 some hints on their Facebook page here:

 

Updated BOTL Pro Team Website: www.botlproteam.com

Jay Flores Inspires "How were Legos Invented?": https://www.jayfloresinspires.com/blog/lego 

"Why don't people fall out of roller coasters?": https://www.jayfloresinspires.com/blog/coaster 

The New Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite OCR (with interview of Jay Flores): https://amzn.to/3pGpbYy

Jay on BOTL's Canyon: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8frsjdV/ 

Jay on BOTL's Force5 Low Rig: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8frHWRx/ 

Jay on BOTL's Skull Valley: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CU0hVp1FROf/?utm_medium=copy_link 

 

Episode brought to you by Force5 Equipment, the grips you'll see at Battle of the Lions, OCRWC and other major races across the US.

Music provided by Dino Sinos

Knife Fighting, Mindset & Mastery with Tiga Tactics‘ Patrick Vuong

Knife Fighting, Mindset & Mastery with Tiga Tactics‘ Patrick Vuong

October 8, 2021

Patrick Vuong has the equivalent of 4x black belts in various martial arts styles (including Pekit-Tirsia Kali, Lai Chung Chuan Fan and Kenpo Karate)  and the co-owner of the company Tiga Tactics.  He is an instructor who has worked with military Special Operations, the movie industry and is a well known writer for publications like Recoil Magazine (former senior editor) and Recoil Offgrid Magazine (former head editor).  He continues to learn training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Pentjak Silat Serak and Muay Thai.  Evan joins him to talk about learning new skills, trying to achieve mastery and the importance of mindset in high threat situations along with how that relates to Obstacle Course Racing. 

 

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Patrick Vuong on IMDB

 

Ultra-OCR Man book available here in hard copy, digital and audio: http://www.teamstrengthspeed.com/ultra-ocr-man

 

Episode brought to you by InsideTracker, find out what's going on inside with blood tests designed for athletes. 

Music provided by Dino Sinos

World Champion & Owner of Newbsanity Jarrett Newby

World Champion & Owner of Newbsanity Jarrett Newby

October 2, 2021

Fresh off his Pro Coed OCR World Championship Team Relay win, we talk to Jarrett Newby, owner of the awesome permanent Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) facility Newbsanity in Binghamton, NY.  Jarrett along with upcoming top tier athletes Ryan Brizzolara and Jerine (both recent winner's of Savage Race) won the team Pro Coed Division at OCRWC.  MudGear-Battle of the Lions Pro Evan and Jarrett critique OCRWC, nitpicking at the ridiculously high bar they have set for themselves (still the best OCR weekend in the world...2022 registration is now open).  Then they make some predictions about the future of the sport. 

 

Evan on the Annunciation podcast available here: https://annunciation.podbean.com/e/orthodox-interviews-faith-in-fitness-fighting-with-special-forces-ultra-athlete-evan-perperis/

Evan's 1st Infantry Division video available here: https://fb.watch/8oOb7P0Oud/

 

This episode is brought to you by Mythic Race, don't miss all the OCR action in Missouri on April 23, 2022.  Register here and if you can't make it, like their Facebook page here.

Music provided by Dino Sinos.

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

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