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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 27, 2016

In this episode learn how Caffeine can actually help improve workout recovery by speeding up glycogen replenishment.  Also, see one of my favorite workout protocols, Training Complexes.  See why you need to be doing them more often, how to set them up, and a sample complex to get you started.  

In our SGX Coaches interview we talk with Coach Riley Nadoroznick, owner of Conviction Fitness and author of Predator.  Riley gives his insight into training for your next race and why he wrote his book.  He talks about his traditional training for size and strength hurt his OCR performance and what he did to help himself and his clients maximize their obstacle course abilities.  Riley shares some of his key training points from the book on periodization, wave cycling, simple nutrition guidelines to follow, and how to prepare for a race without running. 

Learn all this and more on how you can dominate your next Spartan Race.

Check out the complete show notes at www.spartanunderground.com/episode-10

 

 

Oct 17, 2016

In this episode we discuss what contrast therapy is, how it can help you recover faster to train harder more often, and how to set it up at home.  Learn all about a cool running app to help lower your risk of injury.  

SGX Coach Anne L'Heureux explains how to read food labels regarding fat content, what to look out for and more.  

And SGX Coach Joseph Bautista shares his insight on Spartan Race Program Design giving you an incredibly simple way to plan your endurance training plus common signs of overtraining and how to avoid it.  

 

Check out the show notes at www.spartanunderground.com/episode-9

Oct 10, 2016

In this episode we focus on recovery.  The missing link in most programs is recovery and here we talk about mobility, and how it is the key to your success in Spartan Race Training.  Most injuries are a result of lack of mobility vs. strength, yet we spend most of our time trying to get stronger and little of our time trying to move better.  

Learn about the latest research on what self myofascial release can do for your workouts, our favorite SMR tools, and Coach Bonnie Spartan share her successes and failures with Spartan Races.  Learn the most common issues that come up with Spartan Races and what SMR exercises you must do to prevent them.  She also shares some of her mistakes she made while training for the Ultra Beast and how she is preparing for her next one.  Even get her top must haves while running the Ultra Beast.  

 

http://www.spartanunderground.com/episode-8

Oct 3, 2016

In this episode, we explain the latest research on how to precool yourself to maximize performance in extreme hot weather.  You will learn about a cool app that measures your HRV and reveals how recovered you are for your next workout.  SGX Coach Anne L'Heureux shares her best travel tips for better nutrition and fueling as she travels to the World Championships in Tahoe, CA.  

In our SGX Coach's interview we chat with Level 2 Coach John Hayley from Chicago.  He shares his first ultra beast experience where he got pulled off the course around mile 31 of 32 and what he did to better prepare for his next one.  He shares tips on running downhill, focusing on your foundation before specificity training, and much more.  

Check out the complete show notes at www.spartanunderground.com/episode-7

 

 

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