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).

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.

Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 10

By |November 29th, 2017|

Two weeks ago Cassidy’s reign came to an end at the hands and feet of Corinna. Ms. Coffin has a history in OCR by showing up kind of unannounced and blowing everyone else out of the water. Before there was Rea Kolbl at WTM, there was Corinna Coffin. I don’t see either one of these ladies letting go of their crowns anytime soon. Tonight will be no exception.

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Warrior Gym Grand Opening Review

By |November 27th, 2017|

Last weekend, I spent about six hours over two days interviewing, photographing, and attending the grand opening of the Warrior Gym in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.  It took that long because this place is huge.  As co-owners Brian Kane and Vito Lasprugato emphasized, Warrior Gym is a great big playground.

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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 9

By |November 27th, 2017|

This posse of men as big as or bigger than Steve went at it for a chance at the Skullbuster.  Hunter ran it weighing in at around 200 pounds.  So is it possible for a guy bigger than that to beat the 6:01 mark?

Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 8

By |November 15th, 2017|

It’s ladies day again and not everyone appreciates a trash-talking chick. My advice is to simply overlook it and everything else the producers throw at you. Instead, enjoy the athleticism and humanity that the athletes show. That is something we all have in common.

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