About OCRMudmaster

Age Group 50+ top-ranked OCR athlete and blogger easily recognized by my bright neon green accessories (that color would be chartreuse to my fellow bass fishermen).

Inside OCR Gyms: Marine Corps Camp Lejeune Wallace Creek Fitness Center and USAA Grand Prix Series

By |April 5th, 2018|

The Marine Corps Half-Marathon has been around for about 30 years.  To keep up with the latest sports trends, Marine Corps Community Services Lejeune-New River started organizing local obstacle course races.  Now they offer an east coast season-opening trifecta of races in what they call the USAA Grand Prix Series. 

Inside OCR Gyms: David Magida’s Elevate Interval Fitness

By |March 22nd, 2018|

David Magida has this thing about coming out of retirement to win Spartan Races.  Then he goes back into retirement.  Sort of.  When he is not the face and voice of Spartan Race on TV or live-feed, he is back home in Washington, D. C., where he owns and operates Elevate Interval Fitness.  Now that he podiumed his first race of the 2018 season, he may go back into hiding as he preps to open his third shop.

Barstarzz: Beast on the Bars – Product Review #2

By |March 1st, 2018|

When OCR was relatively new, we really didn’t seem to know what to do with it. We just slapped together a lot of extreme workouts. We one-upped each other to push the envelope of crazy. Thankfully, the purists and coaches emerged from the chaos, treated the injured, and got most of us into training rather than just working out.

Race Recap – Ultimate Jedi Challenge

By |February 23rd, 2018|

Jedi Markowski got on my radar about two years ago while he was at Pinnacle Parkour in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Since then, that gym successfully spawned three additional locations. That helped launch him onto the national scene as a contestant on American Ninja Warrior. In his “free” time, he volunteers at the Goliathon, where I picked him up again last October. This past weekend, he started his own gig, the Obstacle Training Academy: a Mobile Ninja/OCR Experience.

Facility Review – The Endurance Factory

By |January 22nd, 2018|

The look and feel of the place took me back many years to when I started OCR at ABF Mud Run.  The gym is tucked into an industrial park.  It also reminded me of iMETTLE.  They are OCR training heavens.  All the basic stuff is there.  But the Endurance Factory has more. 

How to Win the Broken Skull Challenge

By |January 5th, 2018|

Good morning friends. This is your inside guy, the Obstacle Whisperer. I’m here to help you win the Broken Skull Challenge. All season long I brought you episode recaps. Here and there I spiced it up with some tips and tricks. Today you’ll get all that with analysis of each round of competition, each obstacle, and a few more bits you’ll need before you ever get to the set.

Product Review – Barstarzz Beast on the Bars: Part I

By |January 4th, 2018|

As my OCR friend James Grbac said, the muscle up is the holy grail of moves. I’ve been going for it since last year. There are lots of YouTubes on how to do it. I’ve tried everything. My definition of success looks like this: starting from a dead hang, complete a full muscle up in one fluid motion without a kip. I want the hardest one. Then I will know I can do the easier ones. In fact, I can already do a six-foot wall or bar muscle up just by jumping a bit.

Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Grand Finale

By |December 20th, 2017|

You know Victor and Orla and Christian and Anna. Ian and Cassidy and Mack and Jackie. On Beni! On Heather! On Jonathan and Margarita! Tommy and Candice now dash away dash away all! But do you recall, the most famous OCR couple of all?

Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Second Chance Female Finale

By |December 14th, 2017|

Orla Walsh said she is one of the best OCR athletes in the world. Tonight she got a second chance to prove it. Brittany lost a 15+ minute Pit with a split-second mistake. Tonight she gets a second chance to turn back the clock. Brenna came back a different athlete intent on dominating the competition. Sara plowed through her competition last time but made a mental mistake in the Pit. She’s back for redemption.

Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Men’s Rematch

By |December 7th, 2017|

Second chances are sometimes second nature. Redemption is a dream open and desired by all. Tonight, the men got that opportunity to meet again for a shot at the Skullbuster and $25,000. What they didn’t get was a second chance at beating Hunter McIntyre. To some that may feel more like purgatory than the ultimate victory throne.

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