In the past year, or so, I've been upping my OCR game: more events, longer events, and more miles. For the most part, things have gone smoothly. I like to think that I'm pretty in tune with my body and that I'm a good listener when it comes to hearing what my body needs. Like most of us, I have a full-time job, kids, and other responsibilities that limit my training opportunities, but I do the best I can with what I have.
Here is a 45 minute Total Body Workout for your Training Tuesday that you can do at your local park. All you need to do is make sure the park has a bench and a set of monkey bars. Let's get going!
I recently was able to attend RockTape Functional Movement Techniques Basic: Kinesiology Taping Certification. If that confused you, it’s an eight hour block of instruction about using RockTape (a brand of kinesiology tape) to help manage pain, assist in fluid drainage and improve posture. The course is designed for medical professionals such as occupational therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors and doctors of veterinary medicine.
This Training Tuesday workout is brought to you by Tough Mudder. Meagan Martin from American Ninja Warrior and Tough Mudder brings us through this at home workout. In 7-minutes you will feel this total body workout with a kettlebell that will help you get in shape and train for Tough Mudder in 2018 and beyond.
Mandatory obstacle completion (MOC) courses like North American Obstacle Course Racing Championship (NORAM) are designed to challenge you. If you are not highly proficient at obstacles or have never had to do a MOC course, you may have found yourself stuck at an obstacle. Add in some bad weather like rain and the exhaustion of climbing a mountain and your race may not have gone according to plan. So what now?
Last week I covered what I am physically doing to prepare for Endure The Gauntlet, but that is only half the equation or less as you. I touched on mental strength a little last week with “motivation”, but if you haven’t faced similar challenges, you are going to need a lot more motivation to overcome some of these problems.
This week on Training Tuesday we feature Spartan's workout - The Barn Beast. Barn Beast was a name given to Jason Jaksetic (featured in the video) when he lived in Pittsfield, Vermont in Joe De Sena's barn.
I’ve never done any of the typical recovery you hear. I don’t stretch, I don’t roll anything out, I don’t cooldown run, I’ve never gotten a massage, et all. Then my friend Spencer texts me and asks if I want to check out this new recovery clinic he recently started working for in Austin. I figure, why the hell not. Cut to: Stretch Base / Restore Cryotherapy
Have you been to a recent Tough Mudder and encountered Kong Infinity? This fun and challenging obstacle push athletes to use their upper body to accomplish this staple obstacle. This week on Training Tuesday Tough Mudder brings us through the steps needed to successfully conquer this obstacle.