I typically stay away from non-major brands of supplements. However, one of my teammates, Christina “Honey Badger” Armstrong (Death Race Finisher and 2xBFX winner) had been telling me I needed to try Bodyhacker pre-workout for several months. I finally relented….
For BattleFrog Xtreme and other multi-lap events, nutrition can make or break your performance. Unlike a short 5k or 5-mile race where nutritional mistakes can easily be overcome, the effects of nutrition on race day are crucial. Furthermore, a mistake early on can have a compounding effect as your body depletes muscle glycogen and desperately tries to refill your fuel tank faster than you are emptying it.
For the past 15 years, I have been married to a Sports Performance Dietitian who’s now the Director of Sports Performance Nutrition for the University Of Texas Athletic Department. It’s an understatement when I simply say, “I really scored big in the relationship department”. It would take hours for me to explain all the amazing benefits I feel I’ve received living with an amazing woman who’s passionate about helping others fuel their body for performance and good health.
The obstacle course racing and mud run season have started to pick up speed in North America as the snow continues to melt across the country. It is springtime which means it's time to clear the dust off the gym equipment, get out to the kids playground, and pull out the hay bales to practice those spear throws in the backyard. For most of the community, obstacle racing and mud runs are a chance to get out in nature and get dirty on the weekend. Below are five simple changes you can start making today which will help you at your next mud run or obstacle course race.
World's Toughest Mudder is only three weeks away. With the majority of training complete, it is time to talk about race nutrition. Most have already tuned up their nutrition plans for this year's race but if you are a bit behind or taking on WTM for the first time we are here to help you. Here goes my Who, What, When, Where, and How’s to for WTM race nutrition:
Although it is cheaper and better to prepare your own food, you may often experience times when it is both impractical and inconvenient. As an OCR athlete who travels frequently, this is often the case. Why should you care about eating healthy? It is simple, the less unhealthy weight/fat you are carrying while racing, the faster you will be able to run.