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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 25, 2017

Helping you dominate you next Spartan Race with tips from some of the best SGX Coaches.  

In this episode learn how low glycogen stores (carbs) before a workout can actually improve your endurance.  Just make sure you are doing it right.  Learn the research behind this type of nutrient timing.  

Also, learn about intermittent fasting and a great app to help you track your fasts and export all your data. Best of all it is free.  

In our SGX interview we are with one of the Spartan Race Krypteia, Steffan Cook, AKA Cookie.  Cookie, along with being a Spartan Race Krypteia and organizing the Hurricane Heats, is part of Team SISU, Spartan Endurance, and have a podcast of his own.  

Cookie shares what goes into putting together a HH, what you need to do to be prepared to complete a HH, and how being the best athlete isn't what is important when doing one.  With over 70 OCR's under his belt Cookie has a vast wealth of knowledge when it comes to endurance training and racing.  He shares some of his most important tips to make sure you are ready for anything that is thrown at you.  

 

View the full show notes: www.spartanunderground.com/episode-25

Feb 17, 2017

In this episode we talk all about muscle cramping.  The idea of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance might not be the best cause of this common problem.  If you are one who experiences chronic muscle cramps you definitely want to check this one out.  Learn why muscle cramps happen and what you can do about it based on some newer research.

In our resource of the week I provide you will some good tips on what you can do in race or during your workout to help prevent or eliminate any cramping.  With these simple tips you might avoid some painful races and not have a cramp completely ruin your race day.  

In our SGX Coaches's interview I have on Coach Robin Legat from Power Jam Fitness.  Here's a quick word from Coach Robin:

Robin is the owner of Power Jam Fitness, providing group fitness, online training and coaching for people seek to live a life where age, size or background is no limit to what they are able to accomplish. 

She earned a Certificate in Fitness Instruction from UCLA Extension in 2012 and currently holds the titles of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is also a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach.

Learn some of Coach Robin's best tips and insights into Spartan Race Training.  She talks about how to step up your game and go from the open heats to your first elite heat, and shares some valuable lessons she learned during her first elite race.  She also gives some strategies for any Master's athletes on how to stay young, stay fresh, and stay competitive.  And finally she talks about different ways to train in case you don't have a course set up in your backyard, but still prepare from obstacles.  

Complete Show Notes: www.spartanunderground.com/episode-24

Feb 9, 2017

In this episode learn all about concurrent training and what the research is showing.  Concurrent training means doing your cardio work and strength work at the same time.  Much of the research shows these two types of training interfere with each other.  Learn how to do both but still not see a decrease in performance.  

SGX Coach Robin Legat, from Power Jam Fitness, give us a recap of the first Spartan races of the year in SoCal for the Super and Sprint.  Learn what the course is like and what you have in store for 2017.  

And finally we have on SGX Coach Nicole Kifer from Platinum Personal Training in our SGX Coaches's interview.  Nicole’s number one passion is helping others; and more specifically, improving one’s state of mind through fitness. “If you’re not happy, you’re not healthy!” Watching the child obesity epidemic first-hand growing up, she knew this was a way that she could help make a positive impact in many lives. Nicole deals with exercise induced headaches and scoliosis, but she didn’t let that stop her from staying healthy. At 16, her chiropractor recommended weight training to strengthen her back. She immediately hired a personal trainer and got hooked! Since becoming a personal trainer in 2007 she has worked with a wide range of clientele including weight loss clients, weight gain, pre-post pregnancy, athletes, mature adults, disabled, post-injury, post-surgery, and people with eating disorders. Nicole specializes in functional and corrective exercise, as well as obstacle and race preparation and nutrition. “Once you have a strong core and a solid foundation, possibilities are infinite!”

Coach Nicole shares her experience in running a 12 Hour Hurricane Heat.  She gives you an inside look on what you can expect, plus some great training tips and nutrition tips to keep you lasting the whole time.  

Also, she explains her favorite grip training exercise routine plus nutrition strategies to help maximize your performance.  

 

For the complete show notes visit:  www.spartanunderground.com/episode-23

 

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