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Training Tuesday: Preventing Cramping on Race Day

By |April 24th, 2018|

Muscle cramps can be a debilitating ailment for any athlete.  For obstacle racing competitors it can be race-ending because around every corner is another obstacle that requires your full muscular strength to complete.

Recovery Techniques for Athletes

By |April 9th, 2018|

Recovery is a key component of any training program. There are a large variety of recovery techniques that prove to restore the human body both psychologically and physiologically. These techniques are crucial in decreasing tissue trauma and inflammation and correcting the muscular imbalance. 

Shoe Review: Xero Shoes Prio

By |April 5th, 2018|

The test pair of Xero Shoes Prio arrived a few hours before I flew out to compete in the Bermuda Triple Challenge, so I did what any logical person would do; unpacked my other "race" shoes and decided Xero Shoes were the only ones I'd bring on vacation for 10 days, compete in 3 races, and even cliff-jumping. Did these lightweight, flexible, zero-drop minimalist shoes have it in them to hold up to Bermuda Triple Challenge?

Icebug Shoe Blowout Extended & Models Added!

By |April 2nd, 2018|

Icebug USA extends our Mud Run Guide Exclusive 60% OFF outlet blowout & adds the Men's & Women's DTS3 RB9X GTX models!

Rugged Maniac Season Kickoff

By |March 21st, 2018|

Rugged Maniac launched it's 2018 season as it has in years past in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  This year it landed on St. Patrick’s Day, which made the free beer at the end seem even better and colder. The venue was the same at historic Boone Hall Plantation. The course winds through well-used paths that the plantation uses year round for things like tours and haunted hay rides.

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.

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.

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.

OCR 101: Hill Training

By |November 27th, 2017|

Hill training is one of the most important components of a solid OCR routine. Learn the basics of hill training in this OCR 101 article.

8 Years of Warrior Dash – A Chat with Co-Founder Ryan Kunkel

By |July 18th, 2017|

Brett got a chance to catch up with Ryan Kunkel, Co-founder of Warrior Dash on the day before their 8th anniversary. These guys talk about the mayhem of their first event all the way up to 3 million Warrior Dash participants later!

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