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About Matt Willis

I'm a 40 hour a week professional who is also an Obstacle Racing Athlete driven to compete with the best in the sport.

Expansion Costs Money? Say it aint so!

By |December 24th, 2015|

Let’s take a closer look at this new pricing structure for the Spartan Race Annual Pass. There have been some, strong, reactions and I think I can help clarify some of the concerns. (Take note, I have no direct link to any financials to Spartan or any other organization, this is my mind maths).

Gear Informational – OCR Shoe Basics

By |September 16th, 2015|

This week, Matt changes it up a little bit. We are going from what you are going to be doing during a race, to what how you should prepare for one. Anyone new to Obstacle Racing has asked the question, "What shoes should I get?"

Obstacle Tutorial – Traverse Wall

By |September 9th, 2015|

This week, Matt "The Mudder" Willis goes over three techniques to cross the Traverse wall, for the beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes. Please like the video if you enjoyed it, and if you want to see more instructional videos for other obstacles or other content in general, please comment below, so we can make it happen!

Ninja Warrior Training: The Unstable Bridge

By |August 29th, 2015|

Here is the first episode of the OCR Video Blog from Matt "The Mudder" Willis. This week, we are covering a legendary obstacle from the American Ninja Warrior franchise: The Unstable Bridge. Learn the technique needed to fly through this obstacle and hear the crowd shouting "Beat that wall!" (Warped wall tutorial video is coming soon!) 

Training Tip: Spartan Ultra Beast, Part 2

By |April 14th, 2015|

Now, the day is here it's time to conquer the Ultra Beast. You’re a 2-4 weeks out time to do a full gear and nutrition check. You want to have everything purchased weeks before the race.

Training Tip: Preparing for the Ultra Beast, Part 1

By |April 7th, 2015|

Hello fellow purveyor of the endurance arts. If you’re reading this, then you are wanting to challenge yourself with what can be argued as one of the most difficult Obstacle Course Races in the industry the Spartan Race Ultra Beast.

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