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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 30, 2017

We're Baaaack!  With a brief pause in the show I am excited to get this latest episode up and out to help you trainer smarter for your next OCR.  If you like saving money on OCR's, Spartan is running a pretty sweet promo right now.  Use the code below to get 25% of your next race.

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Now for this weeks episode.  After recently getting back from Hawaii and running the Spartan Trifecta weekend, I talk about some the challenges and obstacles faced with these races, although the full race recap will be in our next episode.

Coach CJ Wagner from www.misfitstrength.com provides a full race recap for the new Spartan Time Trial held in Austin, TX a little while back.  This is a really cool new race that Spartan is putting out and CJ gives some great insight here.

In our research review I talk about 2 different studies looking at swollen knees, and why you may think twice before working out with even a little bit of swelling in your knees.

And finally in our Coaches's Corner I have on SGX Coach Joseph Bautista.  We switch gears a bit in this interview and talk about youth fitness and sports.  With issues in youth sports and childhood obesity on the rise, I thought it was crucial that we get an expert on to discuss different ways to get kids involved in moving more.

Joseph talks about his passion for working with kids and helping them develop.  He discusses some short comings with school PE programs and talks about different ways to help standards kids development and progression.

He shares his thoughts on teaching self discipline, dealing with failure, participation trophies, letting kids learn on their own, and much much more.  If you have kids or work with kids you will definitely want to check out this interview.

 

The full show notes available here:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-39

 

Aug 3, 2017

Welcome to the OCR Underground Show, your ultimate resource to help you better prepare for your next Spartan, Tough Mudder, or any other OCR.

With the Hawaii Trifecta weekend in a few days, many Spartans are going to push their bodies and minds to the limit.  Often past their limit which may lead to issues down the road.

In this episode I have on Brandon Marcello to talk about a recent email he sent to me, about some simple tips to help me out for this race.  These tips were so amazing that I had to get him on and go into further detail about it.

He discusses what the first thing you MUST do as soon as you finish the race to start the recovery process, how to properly use contrast therapy before and after a race, the best way to stretch after a race, how to stimulate your central nervous system when you have heavy legs, simple nutrition tips to recover and fuel, plus much more.  You don't want to miss this one if you plan on hitting multiple races in on weekend.

About Brandon:

With over 20-years experience in the performance enhancement industry, Brandon Marcello, PhD brings innovation, education, and proven application to the world of sports performance, health, fitness and wellness.

As a high-performance strategist, he takes forward-thinking organizations and elite athletes to the next level of their game - and careers.  Having extensive involvement in both the applied and research worlds, he has implemented successful, high performance training programs for professional, Olympic and collegiate athletes.  Continuing his work with the U.S. Department of Defense and Draper Labs, Brandon has recently been tasked with defining the future of soldier performance.

Serving as the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University, Marcello’s role was to oversee all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for the 36 intercollegiate sports. Acting as the chief administrator for the Sports Performance Department, Marcello's responsibilities included, but were not limited to, designing facilities and equipment layout, strategic planning. developing nutritional and recovery strategies, overseeing staff development, directing methodology and driving innovation. During his seven years at Stanford, Marcello initiated cross-department collaboration with many of Stanford’s academic departments, including, but not limited to the Stanford Sleep Center, Center for Longevity, bio-engineering, Residential and dining enterprises, Stanford surgery, Hoover Institute, and the neuroscience department.  He was the creator of the highly-acclaimed Performance Based Dining concept that has been successfully implemented since 2011, and has received national media attention (See Sports Illustrated, November 7, 2011 among others) and numerous awards.

Marcello holds a PhD in Sports Nutrition from Baylor University, and an MS and BS in Exercise Science from Marshall University.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Marcello is also recognized as an RSCC*D by the same organization.  He also holds two certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).  Additionally he also maintains two certifications through U.S.A. Weightlifting.

 

Complete Show Notes:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-38

 

 

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