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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 )

Training Tuesday: Get Your Team Certified (RockTape Basic FMT)

By |September 18th, 2018|

I recently was able to attend RockTape Functional Movement Techniques Basic: Kinesiology Taping Certification. If that confused you, it’s an eight hour block of instruction about using RockTape (a brand of kinesiology tape) to help manage pain, assist in fluid drainage and improve posture.  The course is designed for medical professionals such as occupational therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors and doctors of veterinary medicine.

MudGear: More Than Just Socks

By |September 12th, 2018|

I think everyone who knows the acronym OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) knows the name MudGear. MudGear makes the bestselling socks in the OCR world designed for handling the rough conditions of OCR events. While their original socks are awesome, I’m a fan of their race branded socks highlighting three of my four favorite companies in OCR, Conquer The Gauntlet, Green Beret Challenge and Savage Race.

Review: InsideTracker

By |September 6th, 2018|

I used to think things like blood tests were only for athletes like those in large professional organizations or those preparing for the Olympic. Now, thanks to InsideTracker, that same data is available to everyone from the person finishing last that walks the entire length of Warrior Dash all the way up to people like World’s Toughest Mudder Champion and Spartan Pro Rea Kolbl.

48 hours of Endure The Gauntlet Summary

By |September 3rd, 2018|

So much happens during a 48 hour event that it is overwhelming and hard to capture in a short article. I feel like I have enough funny and unique experiences to write a full chapter on the topic, so I’ll briefly cover the purpose/results and then do a quick comparison to World’s Toughest Mudder since that is most people’s only 24 hour Ultra-Obstacle Course Race (OCR) experience.

So You Lost Your Band, Now What?

By |August 22nd, 2018|

Mandatory obstacle completion (MOC) courses like North American Obstacle Course Racing Championship (NORAM) are designed to challenge you. If you are not highly proficient at obstacles or have never had to do a MOC course, you may have found yourself stuck at an obstacle. Add in some bad weather like rain and the exhaustion of climbing a mountain and your race may not have gone according to plan. So what now?

Preparing for 48 Hours of OCR: Mental Strength

By |August 20th, 2018|

Last week I covered what I am physically doing to prepare for Endure The Gauntlet, but that is only half the equation or less as you. I touched on mental strength a little last week with “motivation”, but if you haven’t faced similar challenges, you are going to need a lot more motivation to overcome some of these problems.

Preparing for 48 Hours of OCR: Physical Strength

By |August 15th, 2018|

I make a lot of poor decisions when it comes to endurance events. This year I announced I was going to run Conquer The Gauntlet (CTG) for 48 hours straight, which I call Endure The Gauntlet. The event piggybacks off CTG Tulsa and has 100% of race registrations going to the charity Folds of Honor (which provides scholarship money to children whose parents were killed or wounded in military service).

Race Recap: Warrior Rush (5k/6 hr/24 hr)

By |July 27th, 2018|

Warrior Rush is a 5k Greek-inspired Obstacle Course Race (OCR). The race had several divisions including an elite wave, an open wave, a 6-hour race and a 24-hour race. This meant that regardless of your ability level or interest, there was something for you.

OCR Progress In An Unlikely Place

By |July 25th, 2018|

When I think of the epicenter of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) progress, you imagine someplace in the United States with brands like Spartan, Tough Mudder, or OCR World Championships. What I don’t think of is a small country in the Middle East called Lebanon, but they have made two huge leaps in the sport that is unmatched globally.

Product Review: Atomik Climbing Hold Peg Receivers and Holds

By |July 19th, 2018|

I have been a fan of Atomik Climbing Holds for about as long as I have been doing Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). One of the aspects that make OCR challenging is certain movements are hard to make progressive (it gets harder as you get better). Luckily for me (and you), I found Atomik’s Peg Receivers to allow for a versatile training solution that helps you prepare your forearm and back muscles for even the toughest obstacles.

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