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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 19, 2017

This week we have another great episode to help you train smarter for your next OCR.  In this episode, I give you my tip of the week on how my wife figured out a simple trick to make your next barbed wire crawl alittle more pleasant.

SGX Coach Brad Sims is on to give a race recap to the Goliathon Race held last month.  This is an incredibly descriptive summary of all 12 of the obstacles that were in the race.  This sounds like a fun race if you are on the East coast.  There will be another one coming up this fall you can sign up for.

In our research review, I discuss inspiratory muscle training.  This unique resisted breathing training has been shown to lead to a variety of performance enhancements.  In this study we see how IMT may improve running performance when performed daily and as part of your warm up routine.

This week coach's interview, we have on Michael Mullin from Integrated Fitness Training.  I had the please of hosting a workshop earlier this year, where Michael provided incredibly useful and eye opening information and training/rehab strategies.  The focus of this training was on breathing, but we also got into many applicable training principles.

In this interview he explains why breathing should not be overlooked and how it is the foundation of everything we do.  He discusses the different physiological, biochemical, and postural effects of proper and improper breathing and simple ways you can incorporate breathing into your training.  While many focus on exhaling during exertion, we talk about all of the other breathing strategies that you need to consider.

We get into why Michael doesn't like the term posture and how positioning is the key.  We discuss positioning and breathing during many common exercises like squatting and pull ups.  Even how many posture cues you have heard, may be making your posture even worse.  We also talk about technique for running and even monkey bars, to maximize performance and to keep you moving more efficiently.

All this and much more in this weeks episode.

 

Complete Show Notes:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-37

 

 

Jul 3, 2017

As always, we have another great episode to help you crush your next Spartan Race or other OCR with smarter more effective training and nutrition programs.  

In this episode, get my tip of the week to help you avoid unnecessary burpees on your next race.  We have a complete Spartan Race Boise Sprint recap from this past weekend.  

In our research review I discuss two common periodization programs.  If you are still going from workout to workout with no plan, it is time to wake up and get with the program.  This research looks at block periodization and weekly undulating periodization.  Find out which one won the head to head battling in this study and showed better strength, muscle growth, and fat loss.  

And finally in our coaches corner, I have on SGX Coach and RD Anne L'Heureux with Spartan SGX BFD.  Coach Anne has been killing her races this year and shares some of her new training and nutrition strategies.  

She discusses the importance of building a strong aerobic base and build your endurance from.  We get into the importance of hiring a coach to look at your strengths and weaknesses and truly see your progress and how to pick the best distance to be competitive in.  We also talk about new nutrition strategies that are allowing her to use her carbohydrate intake as super fuel for her workouts and racing.  Anne has a unique perspective to maximize metabolic efficiency to burn fat and carbohydrates to their fullest potential.  

She discusses her opinions on the best diet plan for the obstacle course racer and simple steps to help you get started with.  Need help with your nutrition program?  Reach out to Anne through her link below for more info.  

Anne's results speak for themselves and this is a must listen to interview for any serious OCR athlete.  

 

Complete show notes:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-36

 

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