Mud Run Guide catches up with Ultimate Obstacles to talk about the temporary closure of their facility and get the scoop on their tentative plans for the rest of the year.
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.
Full body stability training is a great way to target every muscle group while focusing core strength and balance work. Below is a 45 minute workout that you can incorporate to your workout regimen.
The ankle is the most frequently injured joint of the human body. Unfortunately, ankle injuries are all too common in the world of obstacle course racing. The amount of ankle stability needed to maneuver the various terrain encountered during an obstacle course race is remarkable.
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!
It's happening. You are going to do a Spartan Beast. When you clicked the "complete registration" button, did a wave of panic set over you? Are you wondering what your next step should be? Check out these top ten tips for completing and conquering the Beast!
Athlete burnout is very common in the world of obstacle course racing. With events taking place year round, there is often not enough time to step away from the sport to decompress and refocus. As we begin the new year and a new race season, let's take a moment to look at the risk factors for burnout and develop a plan of action in the event you experience any of these symptoms.
A few friends and I (Melba Garcia, Mario San Roman, and Jeremey Katopol, seasoned OCR athletes of varying levels who workout regularly together) offered up our services to check out some of these programs and facilities, meet and chat with the owners and give you our impressions of them. This is the first in what I hope will be a series of reviews of such training programs.
This is the second part in our series of reviews of training options for obstacle course racing in Southern California; last time, my friends and I hit up MROC in Oceanside; this time, we move inland to Fallbrook, and went to play with Nicole Kifer at Platinum OCR. The contrast between the two couldn't be greater. The first is in a formal and compact gym space behind a mini-mall; Platinum OCR is an outdoor obstacle course and training center built by Nicole and her family on her brother's 7-acre plot of land.
Recovery is a key component of any training program. There are a large variety of recovery techniques that prove to restore the human body both psychologically and physiologically. These techniques are crucial in decreasing tissue trauma and inflammation and correcting the muscular imbalance.