I'm super excited to announce we have a new sponsor to the show. If you have had issues with the grip based obstacles in races you will definitely want to check this out. Handmaster Plus is an incredible tool for not just improving your grip, but for developing more balance in the muscles of the hand. There are 9 muscles that close the hand and 9 muscles that open the hand. The Handmaster Plus trains all 18 of them. Check them out at www.handmasterplus.com.
Are you training your rotator cuff muscles on a regular basis? If not you should be. An instable RC is often at the genesis of most shoulder related issues. But to spend 10-15 minutes of your workout on RC training might not get you excited. Check out this video on how you can sneak in more RC training with exercises you are already doing:
We also have Cameron Schmidt on to discuss his experience with the Spartan Iceland Agoge, Ultra, and Sprint last year. This sounds like a crazy race and if you are thinking about adding it to your race schedule you definitely want to check this out.
In our research review, I look at a study that researched the biomechanical changes that occur in the aging running. If you are getting older and notice your pace slowing down, there is a reason for it. Learn why you run slower and what you can do to prevent the aging process from hurting your performance.
And finally I have SGX Coach Allison Frumker with Phoenix Evolution OCR Training in Chandler, AZ. I recently bumped into Allison at the SoCal Sparta Race in Chino Hills and got a chance to catch up with her. Not only is Coach Allison a great racer, but she has a great insight on improving diversity in the sport. She brings up some interesting statistics on men vs. women in racing and elite racing. This is a really interesting topic that needs attention in OCR.
Complete show notes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-48