About Evan Perperis

Evan is a Conquer The Gauntlet Pro, NSCA-CPT, owner of Strength & Speed along with a Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete whose biography "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Pro OCR Athlete" is now available (hard copy, digital or audiobook). His highlights included 2018's 1st place Team Atomik at World's Toughest Mudder, 2nd Pro Team Coed at North American OCR Championships in 2018 and yearly record setting Ultra-OCR events for charity raising more than $26,000. With 60+ overall OCR podium finishes, he captured his training techniques and strategies in his books, "Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing", "Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible", "Conquering The Gauntlet", "CTG Pro Team Workouts To Go" and covered some of his favorite OCR events in "MRG's Ultimate OCR Bucket List" (all available from ).

Gear Review: Hyperwear Sandbag System

By |July 11th, 2022|

We review the Hyperwear sandbag system, and how it can be a part of one's training for obstacle course racing.

Gear Review: Hyperwear Adjustable Flexible Weight Plates

By |April 22nd, 2022|

Review of the Hyperwear Adjustable Flexible Weight Plates for training.


By |November 30th, 2021|

XOSKIN, a brand well known in the ultra-running world, has dove headfirst into the Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) world in 2021.  With products like compression shorts/pants and socks they are great for racing or training.  Another product in their line is the brand new XO Underwear.

Playout The Game 2 Review

By |October 15th, 2021|

Playout The Game is a fun athletic card game that is showing up all over the fitness world.  I’ve already played/exercised with Playout The Game and Playout The OCR game.  So when I picked up Playout 2, I was expecting more of the same.  Here is what I thought of Playout 2 and how it differs: [...]

Race Review: Rugged Maniac Kansas City

By |September 29th, 2021|

Rugged Maniac Kansas City is “the most rugged, Rugged Maniac” event. Here’s how their races are doing after almost a decade of events doing 3-mile Obstacle Course Races (OCRs) with 25+ obstacles and one rocking party!

Gear Review: HYLETE Fuse Pants

By |September 20th, 2021|

Gearing up for cold-weather training? Try the Fuse pant from HYLETE.

Gear Review: Venustas Heated Apparel Vest

By |August 27th, 2021|

What's a good way to stay warm as you start to think about winter training? Venustas Heated Apparel will keep you comfortable for up to 9 hours in the cold.

OOFOS eeZee Review

By |August 23rd, 2021|

OOFOS, the leader in recovery footwear, released their newest model of shoes at the end of 2020.  After reviewing both the sandals and the shoes, I decided to pick up their newest model, the eeZee, to see how it stacks up.  

Gear Review: Amino Co Heal

By |August 5th, 2021|

If you loved Amino Co’s Perform product, you should try Heal, their post-workout option that helps you recover after a tough session or injury.

Gear Review: XOSKIN Socks

By |July 28th, 2021|

When an all-star list of ultra runners like Barkely’s Marathons finisher John Kelly wear XOSKIN socks, you want to give them a try. See how they held up to OCR!

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