Training Tuesday: Spartan Monkey Bars Training

By |February 20th, 2018|

This week on Training Tuesday, Spartan Race trainers bring you through a killer workout to help successfully complete the Spartan Monkey Bars. The focus on this workout is mobility both in the wrists and shoulders. Monkey Bars are a staple obstacle in the obstacle racing industry. With a little bit of mobility and strength, you can successfully complete this obstacle. 

  • Tough Mudder 8-Minute Agility Workout

Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder 8-Minute Agility Workout

By |February 13th, 2018|

Looking to increase your speed and endurance in your obstacle racing? EROCK from Tough Mudder puts together this week a quick 8-minute agility workout. Being agile is a key component to flowing through obstacles quickly and efficiently.

The Captain Kaufmann Fit Challenge: Keep Pushing Yourself in 2018.

By |February 6th, 2018|

How’s that resolution holding up? Are you as dedicated as ever, or are your workouts becoming stale? You finished last month’s challenge, but have you neglected the teachings of the one before? It’s imperative to keep yourself motivated, and with that comes the issue of developing a plan that hits all of your key muscles, without sending your fitness routine into autopilot.

Training Tuesday: Spartan Race Barbed Wire Crawl Training

By |February 6th, 2018|

For this Training Tuesday we look to the team at Spartan Race. The team guides us through a workout to help prepare for the barbed wire crawl. Barbed wire or low crawls are a favorite obstacle not just for Spartan Race but for the entire obstacle racing industry. We break down the workout and give alternatives if you do not have a gym membership. 

  • Tough Mudder HIIT Cardio Workout

Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder HIIT Cardio Workout

By |January 30th, 2018|

Training Tuesday brings you an at home HIIT Cardio workout from Tough Mudder. All you need to complete this workout is yourself and the drive to push a little harder, also maybe a towel to wipe the sweat off your face!

Training Tuesday: Prepping for a Spartan Stadium Race

By |January 23rd, 2018|

This week on Training Tuesday, Mud Run Guide turns to Spartan Race for tips and tricks on how to train specifically for a Spartan Stadium Race. Unlike the rest of the Spartan Race offerings, Stadium Races lack the mud but make up for that with a unique set of obstacles and challenges unique just to stadium race.

Book Review: Cruise the Course Volume 1

By |January 16th, 2018|

Sarah Pozdol is the author of the new obstacle course race training book Cruise the Course, Volume 1. The experienced trainer, obstacle course racing athlete, and all around fitness expert has years of experience in the obstacle racing space in a variety of capacities. Including she worked with Spartan Race for a while under the SGX program traveling around the country seeing the athletes on course.

Core Strength and OCR

By |January 11th, 2018|

Core Strength and obstacle course racing go hand in hand.  A strong core is necessary to complete many of the obstacles we encounter during a race and it even plays a role in our running form.  By improving our core strength we can improve our race day performance and decrease our risk of injury.

Avoiding Burnout During the OCR Season

By |January 8th, 2018|

Athlete burnout is very common in the world of obstacle course racing. With events taking place year round, there is often not enough time to step away from the sport to decompress and refocus. As we begin the new year and a new race season, let's take a moment to look at the risk factors for burnout and develop a plan of action in the event you experience any of these symptoms.

How to Enjoy Training in the Cold

By |January 2nd, 2018|

You don't get a nickname like The Great White North when you live in a tropical paradise. But we Canadians aren't the only ones who have to live with frigid winter temperatures. Much of the USA can be subject to the same brutal cold which makes training during these winter months unpleasant and inconveniencing.

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