Finally the Canadian Spartan Pro Bethany McChesney has joined the podcast game. She and co-host Dave Claxton will explore the realms of OCR, Hybrid racing (Hyrox, Dekafit, RX1), Crossfit and evem some good old fashioned running. She is the expert, and he is the weekend warrior. Tune in weekly to the OFX Podcast to get both perspectives.
OFX EPISODE 34: RX1 NATION If you are interested in Hybrid racing, like Hyrox and Dekafit, this episode is for you. RX1 Nation is the original Canadian Hybrid race and Quebec's best kept secret. They have been around since 2012, and with the way they put on events, it shows that they know what they are doing. On August 7th, they will be back with their first live post-Covid event. The company President, Sebastien Corbiel, joined Dave and Beth to talk about it.
OFX EPISODE 33: ARIELLE FITZGERALD TAKES ON SPARTAN UTAH. Arielle is one of Team Canada's stars and now ready to let the rest of the world know it. With world records and ultra championships behind her, this woman is one big breakout away from being a regular on the Spartan podium.
OFX EPISODE 32: NICK RYKER DEKAFIT CHAMP If Nick has proven one thing, it is he knows how to deal with adversity. This guy is legit tough. Nick went from looking ready to break into the top ranks of OCR to battling and overcoming severe health issues, and then making a triumphant return in the DekaFit arena.
OFX EPISODE 31: DEADEND RACE ARMAGEDDON Better late than never. We had to fight scheduling issues, tech issues and mud. Dave hates mud lol, but we have fought through it all to bring you episode #31. We break down Dave's day at Deadend, plus we talk a little RX1, and we make our picks for Spartan Utah. 90% of our picks probably won't even be there, but we nailed it anyway. :)
OFX EPISODE 30: HYROX CHAMPION LAUREN WEEKS. She is the Elite 12 Champ, the Hyrox World Champ and now the Hyrox US Champ along with being the new women's record holder. We couldn't be more excited to welcome Lauren Weeks to OFX.
OFX EPISODE 29: HYROX US CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND PLACE, DYLAN SCOTT. He isn't Canadian, but we had to have him on for a special Canada Day release. This guy is awesome. Last weekend, Dylan announced his presence on the Hybrid Racing scene. He took home 2nd place at the Hyrox US Championship and proved that his tall lean build can pack a ton of power. He breaks down the event along with his very unusual take on training. This guy has a great future ahead of him, and we can't wait to see him in action again.
OFX EPISODE 28: HYROX RECAP WITH RACHEL VONDERACH She's back! She's back! But this time as Rachel Vonderach! We love us some Rachel. She went into the Hyrox US Championships with big goals. Sadly, it wasn't to be. She tells us how it all went down. We also talk about her wedding and the Granite Games.
OFX EPISODE 27: JULIE-ANNE STAEHLI OLYMPIC HOPEFUL. Today we get a change of pace, and we hear from by far the fastest woman to ever appear on the OFX podcast. Sorry Bethany, its just facts lol. Julie-Anne is a Canadian Olympic hopeful in the 5000 meters. This year, she has set 5 consecutive personal bests and broke the 15 minute mark. So to break it down, this woman is damn fast!
OFX EPISODE #26: LEON KOFOED IS BACK !!!!! Dave and Bethany get a chance to learn from the master of rigs himself as he releases his Grip and Pull-up Power Program. Leon is the Dane Fonda of grip strength.
OFX EPISODE 25: RICH RYAN TAKES ON HYROX. Rich Ryan has been training for Hybrid racing for years, he just didn't know it. Now with the explosion of Deka and Hyrox, he finally can let loose his potential. Truly a case of if you build it they will come.
OFX EPISODE 24: CHASING SQUIRRELS. We work hard to make plans for the show, but sometimes we get caught chasing squirrels. Dave and Beth question some recent DQ's at Hyrox Austin and just roll from there. Beth talks a little bit about Canadian track.
OFX EPISODE #22: MAGIDA IS BACK ON THE PODIUM. Hot off his 2nd place finish at Dekafit, David Magida jumps on with Dave and Beth again to recap his race. Of course we go off the rails and talk about what was a jam packed weekend it was in the world of OCR and Hybrid racing. That's right. We have decided that since they are called hybrid athletes, this sport should be called Hybrid racing.
OFX EPISODE #21: CROSSFIT SEMIFINALS WITH CAROLYNE AND ALEXYS Dave and Beth welcome back Carolyne Prevost, but this time they get to meet her partner in crime, another bad ass CrossFitter, Alexys D'Tiole. Listen as they talk about the quarter finals, the upcoming semis, and how competitive they are with each other. Dave calls out Alexys on her secret weapon from the Coast. Carolyne and Alexys discuss ways to improve inclusion and diversity in CrossFit and other sports.
OFX EPISODE #20 THE BOYS FROM FORCE5 Bethany takes a well deserved day off, but that doesn't stop Dave. Matt and Carl from Force5 drop in to roll out Force5's new virtual competition. Find out why Dave thinks Force5 has one of if not the best virtual competitions out there.
OFX EPISODE 19: THE HYROX CHAMP, RACHEL SCHREIBER. Rachel returns to OFX after her amazing victory at the Hyrox Invitational. We talk CrossFit, Hyrox, Bethany's shoe advice, and Dave's Covid-19 wedding tips.
OFX Episode 18: The Lockdown Blues Dave and Beth share some drinks and go over recent happenings: everything from cancelations and complaints to kudos and congrats... even a crazy visit from the cops. We got the blues.
OFX EPISODE 16: JUMPING IN THE DEEP END Dave and Beth get to welcome Rachel Schreiber to the world of Hyrox as she jumps in with both feet against the best there is. Rachel will be doing her first ever Hyrox at tomorrow's invitational.
OFX Episode 15: CrossFit is open! We welcome back our favorite CrossFitter Carolyne Prevost to tell us all about the Open. We review the workouts, Carolyne's amazing performance, and celebrate that Dave and Bethany didn't hurt themselves too much.
OFX EPISODE #13: The flood gates are open, and events are happening. Dave and Beth get to do what they love doing the most: just chatting away about all the latest happenings of the past 2 weeks in the world of fitness. Let's race.
OFX EPISODE #12 Tough Mudder Kyle Kyle McLaughlin fills us in on all the Tough Mudder happenings. Due to some tech issues, we thought this interview was lost, but lady luck has smiled on us, and somehow it all came together at the right time. The week before Tough Mudder Equinox, we bring you the TM top dog, Kyle McLaughlin. Someti11mes things just work out.
OFX Episode #11 Leon Takes Control
Leon Kofoed doesn't just join us on OFX, he takes over. We had some great laughs as Leon discussed his experience in Jacksonville, his dealings with sponsors, and everything else that came to his mind.
OFX Episode #9 The Future Is Now.
We have talked a lot about how OCR needs more women to compete at the higher levels. On the eve before the launch of Spartan's US National series, we meet 15 year old Cameron Tucker. She is going to toe that starting line in Jacksonville with the best women in OCR. Listen to the story of this bright, and incredibly talented young athlete.
OFX Episode #7
Who is Carolyne Prevost? If you don't know, you should. She is the real deal. Professional Hockey Player, TMX competitor, taekwondo champ. Did we forget to mention one of the top female Crossfitters in the world?
OFX Episode #6 Deka 101
Yancy Culp is the driving force behind Spartan Deka. this episode is Deka 101, and class is in session.
Don't worry we didn't forget our intro, but when you hang with Yancy you just have to roll with it.
Ofx Episode #5 No Excuses This week Dave and Beth learn a bit about what it takes to be a true bad ass. The 2019 Fittest Adaptive Standing Woman on Earth, Michelle Burnette, tells us how, with only one arm, she does everything from handstand push-ups to French braiding her daughter's hair.
OFX Episode #4 Morgan Schulz - The Uninvited
Hot off the heels of our talk with the team from Hyrox, Dave and Beth chat with probably the most talked about name left off the invitational list. Morgan is one of the 10 fastest women of all time to run the Hyrox course, and she gets a chance to speak her mind about being uninvited.
Bethany and Dave gain some insight from the big wheels at Hyrox. E-roc, Mintra, and Florian join us to talk about their recent successes, the postponement of the Dallas event, the invitational wave, and the upcoming Virtual Championship of Fitness.
It's time to talk Hyrox. In this episode Dave and Bethany focus on the upcoming Hyrox event taking place on February 20th. Well it was going to be on the 20th until it was postponed to April 10th. We cover the special invitational wave and who has been invited along with who hasn't. Plus we give our podium pics and more.
OFX EPISODE 1: 2020 was it all that bad?
Boo! That was the worst year ever! It was terrible! Horrendous! Well... it wasn't that bad. Yeah there were parts we liked. Yeah we liked it okay. It was good actually. Maybe even great...…. Nah it really was a mess. Dave and Bethany review the year. Was it really the dumpster fire that we all thought it was?