Carb Cycling 101

By |March 2nd, 2018|

If are you at all interested in nutrition and exercise, you have come across the term "carb cycling".  Essentially, carb cycling incorporates low carb days with carb loading days throughout the week.  With the popularity of low to no carb diets,  carb cycling is a healthy alternative that still supplies your muscles with the glycogen they need to perform and helps you to stay away from the side effects of no or low carb diets.

Facility Review: Legendary Fitness / Milwaukee, WI

By |February 26th, 2018|

Stumbling upon Legendary Fitness just outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a weekend visit with old college friends was quite the happy accident. This facility and staff set the bar exceedingly high for the next time gym I visit closer to my home in the South. Allow me to rewind and review my 90-minute play session at Legendary Fitness.

OCR Kids Training and Racing in Arizona

By |February 16th, 2018|

As a mother of two, a personal trainer and a competitive racer, I am fiercely passionate about encouraging the next generation of obstacle course racers.  So when an opportunity came up at Phoenix Evolution (an OCR gym located in Chandler, Arizona) to coach 25 kids, ages 5-13, I could not have been more excited.

Race Recap: Arizona Spartan Super

By |February 13th, 2018|

75 degrees, rolling, sandy, mountainous, desert terrain and a whole lot of Spartans made for one epic weekend at Fort McDowell.  This venue did not disappoint. 

2018 Expectations: OCR Do’s and Don’ts

By |February 7th, 2018|

Rejoice, OCR enthusiasts, the season is here! We’ve had a long winter, but the first mud has been cleaned off of our collective sneakers after Spartan Race’s SoCal Super and Sprint weekend!

Nutrition 101: Macronutrients

By |February 5th, 2018|

Macronutrients consist of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.  These three nutrients are essential and play vital roles in our body's ability to perform.  You may have heard of the "macro diet" or "flexible eating".  Both of these plans are based on the foundation of tracking your nutrition and hitting your individualized macronutrient goals each day.

Three take aways the SoCal Spartan

By |February 3rd, 2018|

This past weekend, I raced the SoCal Spartan in Chino, California. Prado Regional Park was a beautiful venue, the weather was great, and everyone was so excited to kick off the U.S. 2018 racing season for the Spartan Series.

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.

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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.

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