About Mark Barroso

Mark Barroso, NSCA-CPT, Spartan SGX Coach, is a personal trainer and health and fitness Journalist based in New Jersey. Barroso has completed 30 different obstacle course races and enjoys inspiring others to try their first OCR. Visit Barroso at

Race Recap: Under Armour Mountain Running Series in Copper Mountain, CO.

By |July 26th, 2018|

Launched in 2017, the Under Armour Mountain Running Series is a trio of trail races that take place in Copper Mountain, CO, Killington, VT and Mt. Bachelor, OR. The first 2018 race concluded last week in Copper Mountain, CO where the base elevation was 9,800 feet and the peak elevation during the longest race, a 50K, was 12,000 feet. Runners completed either a 5K, 10K, 25K or 50K mountain run full of steep climbs, rocky terrain and beautiful woodsy downhill single track trails.

Product Review: Flywheel FLY Anywhere At-Home Bike

By |December 14th, 2017|

Training for an obstacle course race can involve a variety of fitness disciplines from running to weightlifting to outdoor or indoor cycling. For OCR athletes that want to improve their power production, aerobic fitness, and overall health, indoor cycling AKA spinning is a useful option.

Gear Review: Second Skin Apparel – His Review

By |September 19th, 2017|

Second Skin Gear is a private athletic apparel label created under the umbrella of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Some of our favorite obstacle course racers such as Hunter McIntyre and Corinna Coffin can be spotted wearing Second Skin Gear at any given course, including during the recent Tough Mudder X CBS broadcasts.

How to Use CrossFit to Your Advantage in Obstacle Course Racing

By |August 25th, 2017|

Follow these expert tips to get the best out of your CrossFit training and prepare for any Obstacle Course Race or Mud Run.

Opinion: Dear OCR Celebs: More Analysis Please

By |August 17th, 2017|

Fitness Writer Mark Barroso thinks there’s a higher purpose for those participating in obstacle course racing: creating interesting content.

Tough Mudder Reveals the First-Ever Tough Mudder Bootcamp in Brooklyn, NY

By |July 21st, 2017|

Tough Mudder’s US Headquarters in Brooklyn, NY on the seventh floor of 15 Metro Tech is now home to the first Tough Mudder Bootcamp, where people can come take a 45-minute high intensity interval training workout designed to improve four pillars: strength, power, agility and endurance.

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