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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 24, 2017

In this episode we provide you with awesome insights and strategies to help you crush your next Spartan Race.

I recently got back from the Vegas Super and gave a brief overview of some things I noticed about this course and what seems to be the trend for 2017.

We have on Coach CJ Wagner with www.misfitstrength.com to give us a Spartan Race Recap of the Houston Sprint and Hurricane Heat.  If you like being dragged through the barb wire crawl, this race might be for you.

In our research review I discuss how you can heal your ripped hands quicker with this powerful house hold item.  According to one research article we discussed it may work faster and be more effective than medical gels.

SGX Coach and RD Anne L'Heureux is back on to finish her two part series on the 10 biggest lies and 5 truths that everyone believes about nutrition.  In this episode she discusses one of the big truths and how you can apply it.

And finally we have on SGX Coach Mark Barroso from www.barrosofit.com.  Mark is an athlete turned jounalist/writer, turned Spartan racer and coach.  Mark shares his path to becoming a fitness writer and Spartan Coach.  He shares his experience performing back to back races like the Sprint followed by the Hurricane Heat and some of his common nutrition and supplement strategies to properly fuel and recovery from the races.

He is a body builder that perform races as a hobby.  Unlike many of our other guest he still trains like a body builder, but adds Spartan specific training in so he doesn't have to give up the workouts he loves to perform.

All this plus much more in this episode.

 

Complete Show Notes:  www.spartanunderground.com/episode-28

 

Mar 13, 2017

In this episode SGX Coach Mark Barrosso, with www.Barrosofit.com, gives a Spartan Race Recap of the Greek Peak Winter Race.  He discusses both the Sprint and the Hurricane Heat.

In our research review, learn about how you should be distributing your intensity.  Train hard all the time, moderate, easy..?  We looks at what the research is saying about what training zone you should be spending most of your time.  You might be surprised at the answer.

SGX Coach and RD Anne L'Heureux is on fresh off her 2nd place finish at the Greek Peak Sprint.  She goes over what has helped her pick her training up and discusses a recent article she wrote for Spartan Race, 10 Lies Everyone Believe About Dieting (Plus 5 Truths).  This is part I where she discusses of few of the lies.

And finally in our SGX Coaches's interview, I talk with Coach Chris Judy from RFT Coaching.

Chris comes from an endurance sports and military background. He raced bicycles for 20 years, competing in both the US and Europe. After that career, went to the military,  spent 10 years serving our country and deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Chris trained and deployed next to some of the fittest men on the planet, and it's that experience, knowledge and mindset that he can bring to everyday life with RFT Coaching.

Currently he competes in obstacle course races, snowboard, rock climb, trail run, hike our beautiful mountains, and of course train for it all in the gym.

If you need help organizing your training program for endurance performance you will not want to miss this interview.  He discusses his Endurance Pyramid and walks you step by step through his programming for elite level athletes.  He discusses how strength training should be incorporated, and why many will train for obstacles wrong.

All that, plus much more in this episode.

 

Complete Show Notes:  www.spartanunderground.com/Episode-27

 

Mar 3, 2017

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In this episode, we review the second Spartan race of the year, the Arizona Sprint and Super.  SGX Coach Allison Krumker, for Phoenix Evolution OCR Training, is on to fill you in on all the details from this past weekends race in case you missed it.  

In our research review we talk about tapering and how it has been shown to boost performance when done correctly.  A proper tapering program can lead to physiological adaptations that leave you primed for a personal best.  You will definitely want to try this out before your next race.  

In our SGX Coaches's interview, we have on Coach and Spartan Pro Team member Kevin Donoghue.  Kevin is all over the place in the Spartan world.  He was a NBC Spartan Team Challenge Coach, Trainer for the new Daily Burn Spartan Workouts, and 64 Time Podium finisher (and still growing).  

Coach Donoghue give is insight on to some of his success in Spartan Race Training.  We talk about how he got involved with Spartan Races, how you should plan your week leading up to the race, what to do if you are running back to back races over a weekend, his workouts with Daily Burn and a whole lot more.  

He provides incredible insight into training and nutrition.  You won't want to miss this episode.

 

 

The complete show notes are available here: www.spartanunderground.com/episode-26

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