I’m baaack! After a brief pause in my podcast I am back with an all new name. The show is not the OCR Underground Show, but we are still providing you great Spartan Race Training tips, plus other OCR strategies. My apologize for the delay but we are back and better than ever. Technically this is show 1 of the OCR Underground, but for an easy transition I am just going to keep the episode number going.
In this episode, the always energetic and motivating Coach Josh Graves, with Fitness On Fire, is on to give a Spartan Race Recap of the San Jose Super and Sprint from a few weeks ago. I talk about the importance of grip strength and how it relates to your shoulder function. Obviously, you already know how important grip strength is for your training, but did you know how it effects your rotator cuff strength and how your rotator cuff effects your grip? Some pretty cool research that helps give you some insight on to the best way to improve your grip.
And in our Coaches’s Corner, I have SGX Coach and RD Anne L’Heureux on to take a deep dive into a few hot nutrition topics. Coach L’Heureux and I have a great conversation on our thoughts on topics such as carbs vs. fats for fueling, prioritizing and progressing your nutrition plan, how the body adapts to what foods you put in it, metabolic testing, and how your nutrition plan should vary based on your training and lifestyle you are living. Coach Anne helps clear up some of the confusion with nutrition and gives some awesome tips to evaluate yourself in order to set up your nutrition plan for better results.
All this plus much more in this weeks episode.
Full Show Notes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-30
Sorry for the delay in any new podcast episodes. I am changing the name of the show to the OCR Underground Show. We will be back shortly. Thanks for your support and patience.
Mike Deibler MS, CSCS, SGX
This episode we have more great tips and strategies to help give you an unfair advantage in your next Spartan Race with some awesome training advice.
In this episode we have Brooke Bowen, with RFT Coaching, who gives us a Spartan Race Recap of the Vegas Super Weekend.
In our research review I discuss variable resistance training. This involves using equipment that changes resistance as you perform an exercise. This is an incredible effective tool for building strength and power. Plus it is a perfect way to change up your program if you have never done anything like this. I discuss of few studies that show how effective it is and explain more about how you can apply it to your training.
And finally in our SGX Coach's interview, I have on Andi Hardy with Wired 4 Life. Andi has been an Elite Obstacle Course Racer since 2012 and has multiple top three finishes. Outside of the obstacle course racing world she has several 5K top three finishes, two triathlon top three finishes, and a 10 mile race top three finish.
Not only does she love to race and compete, but loves fitness in general. She gave up a career as an educator to work in the fitness industry. She worked as a coach for the Spartan Race Workout Tour for two years and lead workouts across the country to large groups of people. The participants vary from beginners to advanced athletes. She also coaches and trains individuals and groups outside of Spartan Race through her business called Wired4Life.
In this episode Andi shares her story of climbing out of a very dark place and finding Spartan Racing and fitness to inspire her and others. She had a million excuses to not be successful, but she just ignored them and push through until she reached her goal.
We all have those times where we feel down on ourselves and our situation. Andi shares some of her tips on how you can pick yourself up and reach your goals no matter what.
Full show notes: www.spartanunderground.com/episode-29