[Podcast] Ep19: Becoming Weekend Warriors

In this episode I chat with Monica Daniel and Natalie Baker, two members of my initial Fitness In Post test group, and more importantly, two members of my Fitness In Post Spartan Race team. We discuss our reasons for participating in obstacle course racing, how anyone can train for these types of events, the mental and physical benefits of training, and other tips and tricks to becoming weekend warriors.

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Topics of Conversation:

Why we sign up and participate in Spartan Races

Resources to learn more about training for an obstacle course race

How “weekend warriors” like editors can train for a Spartan Race

The idea of “obstacle immunity”

The different types of obstacles to expect at a Spartan Race

How non-athletes can train for races

Nutritional recommendations before, during, and after races

Practical outdoor training techniques

Top 10 tips to Race a Spartan Beast, courtesy of Ben Greenfield

Tips on what to wear

Why working with Zack is like a Spartan Race

Useful Links: 

Spartan Up! by Joe De Sena (founder of the Spartan Race)

Obstacle Dominator

Ben Greenfield Fitness



Weighted Gloves

Grip Strengtheners

What is a burpee?


Bulletproof Coffee

Vital Fuel

Why Gatorade is bad for you

Tough Mudder Facebook Album

Spartan Race Facebook Album

Hurricane Heat video

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martinand the show was executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

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Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program. He helps ambitious creative professionals and entrepreneurs DO better and BE better. “Doing” better means learning how to more effectively manage your time, your energy, and your creativity so you can produce higher quality work in less time (and ultimately become a productivity ninja). “Being” better means doing all of the above while still prioritizing the most important people, things, and passions in your life…all without sacrificing your health (or sanity) in the process. Click to download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”