In this episode we have a few great training tips to assist you with your next race. First up we have on SGX Coach Sam Slosman with Synners OCR to give the Monterey Spartan Super and Hurricane Heat race recap. He shares some insight into the course and gives some great advice if you plan on trying a HH this year. Check out the Woodworking Spartan here: https://www.instagram.com/woodworking_spartan/
In our research review I discuss a great journal review all about squatting. Even though you have probably performed this exercise thousands of reps, there is always something new you can learn or ways to do it better.
This review breaks down the squat at every joint as well as a number of different variations. I discuss some key points you should pay attention to at the ankle, the knee, and the hips. Plus I give 5 practical take aways that you can apply to your squatting immediately.
In our Coaches Interview segment, I have on Level 2 SGX Coach Brad Sims from Legacy Athletic Club in New Jersey. Coach Brad has a background in obstacle course training, corrective exercise, and works with a physical therapy clinic which gives him great insights into common compensations that runners development and other injury prevention techniques.
Brad gives us insight into his training programs he uses with his clients. Plus we get into the importance of body weight training, key movement patterns, and common compensations that he sees. Don't miss the great resource for runners that he gives below. He also touches on how to train without having access to obstacles and even training that you can do at work.
All that plus much more in this episode.
The complete show notes are available at www.ocrunderground.com/episode-35
In this episode we ask one of the most important questions you might be afraid to ask yourself, "Are your workouts making your worse." A common trend in fitness, is to push ourselves with disregard to what it might be doing to our bodies. There is a balance between intense workout and maximum function and performance.
In our research review I discuss how despite being pain free, your shoulder may be a ticking time bomb. I explain the findings a 3 research studies that show how even if you have no shoulder pain, you might be completely jacked up.
And finally in our coaches's interview, I have on Coach Bonnie Spartan from Fitness Without Limits. Bonnie is known for being an OCR all-star. You will find her at just about every race out there. As we expand our topic of other Obstacle Course Races, I wanted to bring in an expert to discuss all the different options out there. We touch on the most common OCR's you will find on the West Coast and what you can expect if you sign up for one.
Complete Show Notes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-34