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Product Review: Flywheel FLY Anywhere At-Home Bike

By |December 14th, 2017|

Training for an obstacle course race can involve a variety of fitness disciplines from running to weightlifting to outdoor or indoor cycling. For OCR athletes that want to improve their power production, aerobic fitness, and overall health, indoor cycling AKA spinning is a useful option.

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Gear Review – OCR Beast Grip Builder 101

By |December 7th, 2017|

As many OCR athletes enter the dreaded off-season, we reflect on the skills that need developing in the coming months. In my informal research, I see a very common thread among us—we must build that iron grip. “Nevermore will a rig claim our burpees/souls!” we exclaim in our goals for 2018. That’s a solid goal, but where the heck does one start? Enter Grip Builder 101 developed by the team at OCR Beast.

Gear Review: DolfinPack

By |November 30th, 2017|

“Do I need to use a hydration pack?” This is the question thrown around OCR message boards for every race, no matter the length or weather conditions. Before I dig into this gear review, my answer to that beloved question is, “sometimes.”

Product Review – Ninja: The Card Game of Sneak Attacks and Captures

By |November 23rd, 2017|

If you're looking for a simple-to-learn card game with the quick add-'em-up action of UNO and some fun strategy, "Ninja : The card game of sneak attacks and captures" from the Dollard Brothers provides some great family fun and makes a perfect holiday gift.

Gear Review: Obstacle Guard Padded Arm Sleeves

By |November 2nd, 2017|

I purchased the obstacle guard padded arm sleeves for the obstacle course racing world championships in October 2017.  Prior to that race, I had never worn arm protection and I will never make that mistake again! 

Review: Drywear Men’s Performance Series Short Sleeve Tee

By |October 31st, 2017|

If you only read one line of this review, let it be this: "Drywear Apparel's Men's Performance Series short-sleeve tee is the best training and racing shirt on the planet as far as I am concerned. Period." If you would like to know why - read on!

Review: Sundried Olperer Men’s Tee

By |October 28th, 2017|

How on earth could a garment made from ground up spent coffee beans and used plastic bottles be even remotely comfortable much less possess advanced sweat-wicking and drying technology, and be pliable for all day athletic wear? Youd be mighty surprised - I was!

Joshua Tree Climbing Salve

By |October 26th, 2017|

Like many obstacle course racers, I have developed some impressive calluses on my hands and feet from working grip strength and running on a regular basis.  There is nothing more frustrating than when you tear your callous or pop a blister and experience that raw, stinging discomfort that will ultimately sideline you for a few days while your body works to heal itself.

Book Review: Strength and Speed’s Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing

By |October 5th, 2017|

In a world where information is “literally” (with a British accent) at our fingertips through the infinite knowledge that is the internet one can find almost anything he/she chooses. Heck, I can simply speak the words “Ok Google” into my phone and my Google Assistant is at my beckon call. However, this plethora of information [...]

Post-Race Cleanup With No Hotel

By |October 4th, 2017|

If you have ever run a race, you are familiar with this problem. “If I run in the 8 am wave and it takes me two hours to finish, that gives me 30 minutes to get changed, 30 minutes for socializing and 45 minutes to get back to my hotel. Then I have 10 minutes to shower and 5 minutes to check out.”

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