In this episode we discuss more great training tips to help you prep for your next OCR. I recently got to interview a few people post race after the Big Bear Beast/Sprint Spartan weekend. I got their immediate thoughts on the race as well as my own as we review the brutal course. I also talk about my latest article I wrote for Spartan on Addition by Subtraction, how what you remove from your program can be more important than what you include. You can check out the full article in the link below.
I also had the pleasure of speaking with Ed Leon from Frontline OCR. Ed talked about their mission, why they started the race, how it honors those that serve, and what you can expect from their fun and challenging course. Check below for more info and how to register.
In our research review we dive into the taper. Not only is your training phases critical to your performance but a proper taper can boost you performance by almost 10% when done correctly. I go over some of the common techniques on how to taper and some research on how strong men taper for maximizing their strength before a competition.
Finally, in our coach's interview I have on SGX Coach Madeline Dolente out of DC. Madeline Ann Dolente is a fitness guru, trainer to the trainers, OCR fanatic, Spartan racer, author, fitness model and certified in 83 disciplines. She wasted trained by JohnnyG, the original creator of Spinning and got certified in 1999. She created cycle programs at Gold's Gym, Washington Sports Club, Sports Club LA, and Zengo Cycle. She is the creator of Lava Cycle, Lava Cycle RX, Reebok ambassador, marathoner, and Coach.
In our interview I pick her brain on some of her favorite training techniques, how she speeds up recovery, dealing with injuries, being fit vs. Spartan fit, and much more.
Full show notes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-50