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Now displaying: August, 2018
Aug 10, 2018

We are back with another amazing episode to help you train smarter for your next OCR.  Just getting back from the Spartan Race in Utah I have plenty of insight for your next race.

In this episode I share some of my thoughts on what it takes to make change.  We all want to get better.  Run faster, be stronger, improve body composition, etc.  But how do you actually do that?  I cover where to start when you have these big goals to hit.

In our research review I break down a study looking at breathing restriction masks and strength training.  Breathing masks have become more popular for training, especially for OCR Training.  I share what they found in this study and some things to consider if you plan on purchasing or using a mask.

Finally I talk with SGX Coach and ATC Megan Beck, the OCR Trainer.   Megan is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a Masters of Science in Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement from California University of Pennsylvania. Megan is a 6x Spartan Trifecta Tribe member and when she’s not covered in mud on any given Spartan Race course, you can find her at the front of a rock concert or venturing around Boston with her German Shepherd, Titan.

In our talk Megan shares her OCR story.  She shares her unique background on how see designs programs with an athletic training background and strength coach background.  She creates the workouts you see put out by Spartan Race with this experience in mind.

We talk some of the most common injuries she sees and how to reduce your risk of injury.  She stresses the importance of screening before a workout to understand what people need in their plan.  She shares one of her favorite play style workouts for our runs.

We also get into some differences to consider for men and women.  For you ladies out there, you have some special considerations while training.

All this plus much more.

 

Complete show notes:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-52

 

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