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Race Review: Xtreme Timber Challenge

September 16th, 2019|0 Comments

KC Timber Challenge is the only permanent Obstacle Course Racing facility in the Kansas City area. See what's changed to improve the course over the years.

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Spartan Announces 2020 Elite Qualification Rules

As part of their efforts to standardize certain aspects of OCR, as of January 1st, 2020, athletes will no longer be able to register for Spartan Elite heats without meeting qualifying standards.

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Community Members of the Week: September 7 – 13, 2019

The weekend is almost here! That means it is time to check in with what the OCR community has been doing this week.

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Seattle Beast

The Pacific Northwest in late summer provides some of the most beautiful weather imaginable for racing. Let's talk the Seattle Spartan Race Beast!

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Gym Spotlight: Arizona's 1st Tough Mudder Bootcamp

Jason and Kristina Todd are in the final stages of opening Arizona's first Tough Mudder Bootcamp. Mud Run Guide Crew Member Ashley sits down with Jason to discuss their family's exciting new adventure!

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Training Tuesday: Grip Strength & Shoulder Stability

August 27th, 2019|2 Comments

How do we develop two of the most important elements in training for an OCR? Watch this video from an industry professional and Founder of OCRTraining.com Sarah Pozdol and see how you can safely and progressively develop a grip that’s going to get you through the course!

Athletes of the World: Joe's Looking for You!

Spartan Founder, Joe De Sena is looking high and low for the best athletes on the planet looking to take home part of $1.3 million dollars in Spartan prize money... do you have what it takes?

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OCR Training – Building Stability

Sarah Pozdol, founder of OCRTraining.com provides some simple things that you can add to your training regimen for building stability as the foundation to proper movement and injury prevention.

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The Physiologist Files: Altitude (Part 3 of 3)

In the third part of the series, exercise physiologist Hillary Greene discusses the physiological effects of racing at altitude and how best to adapt.

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Russia Dominates at Ninja OCR World Championships

Monday early morning in Moscow, Russia, athletes from the Americas, Asia, the Pacific, and Europe celebrated their performances after the Ninja OCR World Championships. 2,000 competitors raced head to head over a spectacular and challenging 160 m course, flanked by thousands of spectators following the athletes.

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Average rating: 5 / 5 from 13 reviews.

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