About Evan Perperis

Evan is a Conquer The Gauntlet Pro, NSCA-CPT, owner of Strength & Speed along with a Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete. In 2018, as part of Team Atomik he finished 1st in the team division of World's Toughest Mudder, finished the record setting 48 hour Endure The Gauntlet and finished 2nd on the Pro Coed Team at North American OCR Championships. With 39 overall OCR podium finishes, he captured his training techniques and strategies in his books, "Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing", "Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible" and "Conquering The Gauntlet"(all available from ) Plus, don't miss his latest two books "Mud Run Guide's Ultimate OCR Bucket List" and "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Obstacle Course Racer".

Gear Review: Wreck Ribs

By |November 8th, 2018|

When I think of sandbags and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), there is only one brand that comes to mind, Wreck Bag. We look at a product to make the Wreck Bag even better, Wreck Ribs.

Race Review: Green Beret Challenge- Commando Kansas City

By |November 7th, 2018|

Mark Ballas brought his Green Beret Challenge (GBC) Commando course to the Kansas City area for 8+ miles of building better humans.  The GBC Commando course requires athletes to team up in a group of four (all male, all female or 2/2 coed are the three categories) and traverse the entire course together while completing challenges/obstacles. 

Race Review: The Hammer Race

By |October 24th, 2018|

If you started Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) because you were looking for a challenge outside your normal comfort zone, then it is time to head to the Midwest.  The Hammer Race held its first event in 2013 just outside of Minneapolis, MN and has been running ever since. 

Gear Review: Montem Sneaky Snuggler Puffy Blanket

By |October 18th, 2018|

I recently picked up the Montem Sneaky Snuggler Puffy Blanket. While the name sounds like it should be some sort of children’s toy, the usefulness of it reaches all ages.  You may be thinking why am I reviewing a blanket on an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) website, I think you'll see the reason by the end of this article. 

Product Review: “Just the Tip” Atomik Climbing Hangboards

By |October 11th, 2018|

If you feel that you have already done maxed out your closed hand crushing grip strength, maybe it is time to take things up a level. By working on fingertip strength you can add another level to your obstacle proficiency that may be the difference between success and failure. 

Race Review: Rugged Maniac Kansas City

By |October 9th, 2018|

Rugged Maniac is known for their fun obstacles and great festival area. After failing to fit one into my schedule the last two years, I finally got a chance to see what was new in 2018 at Rugged Maniac Kansas City.

Gear Review: OOFOS OOmg Shoes

By |October 4th, 2018|

I usually like to build up some anticipation regarding the product I’m reviewing, but I’ll cut to the bottom line up front for this one. OOFOS new shoes, the OOmg Shoes, are super comfortable, if you are a serious athlete and don’t own a pair you need to stop living in the past.

Product Review: Harbinger Weight Vest

By |September 27th, 2018|

If you spend time at a normal gym or grew up reading issues of Muscle & Fitness, the name Harbinger should jump out at you. I have trouble going into a gym without seeing someone using one of their products like gloves, wrist wraps, lifting straps or weight belts.

Extreme Timber Challenge’s (4 mile/40 obstacle) Race Review

By |September 21st, 2018|

It had been two years since I went to the Kansas City’s Extreme Timber Challenge venue for a race. Having raced the permanent course (located in the southwestern portion of Kansas City or Bonner Springs to be exact) before and left thinking it was only a course for beginners, I figured it was time to give them a second chance. After all, race courses and companies can change….right?

Product Review: Elite Ops Energy Strips

By |September 20th, 2018|

Have you ever wanted a caffeine boost but are stuck in a meeting or working outside and can’t just grab a cup of coffee? Elite Ops Energy Strips has solved your caffeinated needs with a product that can fit in your wallet and be carried at all times.

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