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Now displaying: May, 2017
May 26, 2017

Need help training for your next OCR?  We have everything you need here.  We review up to date research and training tips from some of the top coaches out there.  

In this episode you get a two for one.  We have the Ohio Beast and Sprint Spartan Race Recap as well as the Citi Field Stadium Recap.  I also review an ancient memory technique that will help you never fail the memory obstacle again.  If you have failed this one in the past, you know how frustrating it is to do unneeded burpees.  This simple drill will give you the tools you need to nail the obstacle and probably never forget your code again.  

We also have SGX Coach Mike Confer from MROC Training in Oceanside, CA.  Mike was on our show just a few weeks ago but we wanted to get him back in to go over the Citi Field race plus talk about some great training tips to help you better prepare for a Spartan Stadium Race.  Mike has done quite a few races and gives some great insight whether you are running at the elite level, or just having fun with your first race.  

Mike talks about the different obstacles you will see in a stadium race that you won't see in a typical Spartan Race.  He reviews how even obstacles you do see in a normal race aren't exactly the same and need to be performed differently, like the Herc Hoist.  He explains how to prepare for running downstairs quickly, and weaving through aisles.  He even breaks down his training plan to show you what your cross training days look like, track workouts, and obstacle specific days.  This is a complete resource for prepping for your next stadium race.  

 

 

Complete Show Notes at www.ocrunderground.com/episode-33

 

 

May 16, 2017

In this episode, get a Spartan Race Recap for the NJ Beast.  SGX Jono Blodgett is on to give a complete summary of the race and how to train for this this one in the future.  

In our research review, I discuss interval training.  Specifically we review a study that looks at different methods for comparing the best way to determine how long you should rest between sprints.  The results were a little surprising to me.  

And finally in our coaches's corner, I have on SGX Coach and Wordworker, Sam Slosman.  Sam has his Bachelors degree from Fresno State, in Kinesiology: Exercise Science. He ran his first race in 2015 and fell in love with the sport instantly. He has dedicated his life to figuring out the most efficient way to conquer any obstacle in your life. Sam also loves to test his mind and body both physical and mentally by completing Endurance events that last from 4hr to 12hrs.  Sam is a Spartan Obstacle Specialist, specializes in functional training, and a skilled woodworker.  

Sam reviews how he sets up in OCR training program.  He discusses in great detail how he organizes his different workouts from endurance training, strength work, and skill development.  He discusses some of his favorite strategies for helping his clients better prep for the unknown element in racing to help them better prepare for anything they might face.  Sam explains how he sets up his obstacles in his programs for a more race stimulated workout.  And finally he gives some tips in case you want to try and build some of your own obstacles.  

All that and more in this episode.  

 

Complete show notes:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-32

 

May 5, 2017

The OCR Underground Show is a weekly podcast that educates you on the latest research and training methods of some of the top coaches in the world.  These tips will help you take your OCR training to the next level.

In this episode we talk with SGX Coach Bryan The Ginger on the Epic Series.  Bryan just got back from filming for the Spartan Race Ultimate Team Challenge, but had the time to stop by and give us a recap of the LA Epic Series event that just happened, plus gives some tips for prepping for your first Epic Race.

In our research review, I discuss static stretching.  While static stretching is often forgotten or shunned due to it effect on power, it is still an integral part of a training plan.  This research shows that static stretching actually can increase power development before exercise, when you do it the right way.  Plus I give some take away tips and practical applications to incorporating stretching to maximize function and performance.

And in our Coaches's Corner we have on SGX Coach and elite racer Mike Confer from MROC training in Oceanside, CA.  MROC is a unique training facility that have many obstacles you would find in a typical OCR race plus some things you would see on American Ninja Warrior.  While they specialize in OCR training they work with any individuals looking to improve their health and move better.  

Coach Mike’s fitness journey began in Okinawa, Japan as a Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor. His passion for coaching and healthy living continued through college as a Personal Trainer, reaching a peak in 2011 when he discovered Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). This new sport demanded a training regimen that challenged his body with explosive movements while creating dynamic speed and lasting endurance, requiring him to develop a uniquely stimulating program for hybrid athletes like himself.

Mike shares his insights on how to create a complete program.  He discusses the importance of polarized training, how to incorporate both high intensity workouts with low intensity training, proper activation and mobility drills to start a workout, training for a stadium series, and much more.  

Complete Show Notes at www.ocrunderground.com/episode-31

 

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