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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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Training Tuesday: Muddy Rope Climbs

By |December 5th, 2017|

Joe Di of Spartan Race brings us through how to get through a muddy rope climb at a Spartan Race or other obstacle race. Rope climb is one of the most common obstacles and with these tips climbing even a muddy rope can get a little easier.

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.

Training Tuesday: OCR etiquette – How to Show Good Manners On and Off the Course

By |November 14th, 2017|

Have you ever wondered how you should behave at an obstacle course race to not embarrass yourself? Or do you just forget about etiquette and act like a caveman? If so, here are my personal 10 unofficial rules of OCR etiquette to show good manners on and off the course.

OCR 101: 5 Daily Habits to Make You Better at Obstacle Course Racing

By |November 13th, 2017|

If you are into Obstacle Course Racing you probably think a lot about the big aspects: training, nutrition, technique, gear etc. But there are also smaller easy to implement daily habits that you can easily incorporate into your day to day life and that will make you better at OCR in no time.

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!

The 2017 OCR World Championships Race Experience

By |October 23rd, 2017|

You could feel the nervous tension in the air at the OCR World Championships at dusk on Thursday night. In 12 short hours, the first racers of the weekend would be taking their mark.  Athletes from 67 different nations were congregating around the obstacles as the finishing touches were being made.  Strategies were developing and although we did not speak the same languages, you could tell we were all thinking the same thing; this course is going to be brutal.

Training Tuesday: Spartan Race Spear Throw

By |September 26th, 2017|

With it being the Spartan Race World Championships week we had to share for this Training Tuesday the spear throw. The spear throw is one of the few obstacles in the Spartan Race lineup that really requires a lot of skill and sometimes a little patience.

Training for Overnight Events: I Wear my Sunglasses at Night

By |September 21st, 2017|

As we approach the end of the year, we start getting more high profile ultramarathon obstacle course races. Other than the excessive amount of running and obstacles involved, a non-trivial challenge for a lot of these events is competing overnight in low light and while sleep deprived. Here are a couple tips for how to prepare for that aspect of the event without changing your life into being a nocturnal hermit.

Dr. Redtights Tip: Overtraining is About More than Training

By |August 3rd, 2017|

We can be obsessive compulsives about our training regimen, but there’s something that’s hard to control: life. Dr. Redtights talks about overtraining in his latest article.

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