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About Evan Perperis

Evan is a Conquer The Gauntlet Pro, NSCA-CPT, owner of Strength & Speed along with a Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete. In 2017 he finished 2nd in the 2+ Team Category at World's Toughest Mudder as part of Team Merrell, as well as finishing 1st or 2nd at every 24 hour OCR in the USA and was ranked 6th in the Toughest Mudder series. With 30 overall OCR podium finishes, he captured his training techniques and strategies in his books, "Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing" and "Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible" (both available from www.teamstrengthspeed.com )

Gear Review: Harbinger Big Grip Bar Grips

By |December 13th, 2018|

I enjoy training with weights and Harbinger Big Grip Bar Grips allow me to really focus my strength training by making it progressive and specific. Before we get too deep into training theory, let’s talk about the product and why you may want to incorporate them into your training.

Why You Should Join an OCR Team

By |December 3rd, 2018|

Show up to any race in the US and you’ll see them. Teams of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athletes representing things like race brands, compression socks, regions of the US or even corporate companies. Depending on the type of team there may be benefits from pay to just having a good group of friends to race with.

InsideTracker Ultra-OCR Recovery and Performance

By |November 27th, 2018|

Normally, when you do a major ultra-event, it will take you out of the competitive environment for a month, then a month to build back up to racing level. However, thanks to InsideTracker, I was able to bounce back sooner and here is how you can use their knowledge to recover quicker for your own racing.

Military Vets Returned To World’s Toughest Mudder

By |November 23rd, 2018|

Last year just after a weekend that included 2017’s 24-hour long World’s Toughest Mudder and Veteran’s Day I wrote an article about The Success of Military Vets at World’s Toughest Mudder. With the worse race conditions at the event in the last half-decade, not surprisingly vets did well again with one (that I know of) on every overall podium.

World’s Toughest Mudder: Hotlanta vs. Sin City

By |November 22nd, 2018|

I feel like people are now expecting me to do a comparison every year since I started writing this post-race comparison article after 2016’s World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) (here’s the one from last year comparing all four years of WTM Vegas: Leaving Las Vegas).

Gear Review: Wreck Ribs

By |November 8th, 2018|

When I think of sandbags and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), there is only one brand that comes to mind, Wreck Bag. We look at a product to make the Wreck Bag even better, Wreck Ribs.

Race Review: Green Beret Challenge- Commando Kansas City

By |November 7th, 2018|

Mark Ballas brought his Green Beret Challenge (GBC) Commando course to the Kansas City area for 8+ miles of building better humans.  The GBC Commando course requires athletes to team up in a group of four (all male, all female or 2/2 coed are the three categories) and traverse the entire course together while completing challenges/obstacles. 

Race Review: The Hammer Race

By |October 24th, 2018|

If you started Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) because you were looking for a challenge outside your normal comfort zone, then it is time to head to the Midwest.  The Hammer Race held its first event in 2013 just outside of Minneapolis, MN and has been running ever since. 

Gear Review: Montem Sneaky Snuggler Puffy Blanket

By |October 18th, 2018|

I recently picked up the Montem Sneaky Snuggler Puffy Blanket. While the name sounds like it should be some sort of children’s toy, the usefulness of it reaches all ages.  You may be thinking why am I reviewing a blanket on an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) website, I think you'll see the reason by the end of this article. 

Product Review: “Just the Tip” Atomik Climbing Hangboards

By |October 11th, 2018|

If you feel that you have already done maxed out your closed hand crushing grip strength, maybe it is time to take things up a level. By working on fingertip strength you can add another level to your obstacle proficiency that may be the difference between success and failure. 

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