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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

In this episode, I discuss a recent post I did on using data and technology.  While there is no doubt, technology has made huge advances, it doesn't always help us out in the end.  I share a personal example of how I used a variety of tools to help determine the type of workout I did.

In our race recap, I interviewed SGX Coach Anne L'Heureux.  Anne recently qualified to race in the elite heat at Tahoe for the Spartan World Championships.  She give a great overview of the race and what sets the World Championship apart from other races.  She even gets into a few of the mistakes she made to help you learn from them.  We discussed fueling requirements at altitude, how to properly carb load, how to use the race map to determine fueling, and much  more.

In our coach's corner, I have on Coach Josh Henkins.  Josh is the creator of the Ultimate Sandbag and Dynamic Variable Resistance Training.  I have discussed sandbag training in the past and feel they are a vital tool for OCR training, so I wanted to get insight in from Josh himself on his philosophy and training system.

Josh Henkin is a CSCS and Master RKC with twenty years of experience. His innovative Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT™) has allowed him to present in more than 13 countries and publish in top outlets like Men’s Health and the Wall Street Journal. Josh has coached people of all backgrounds, including the U.S. Army Special Forces Recruiting Battalion and U.S. Marines.

In this interview Josh explains how he got into the whole world of sand bag training and how shares equipment we see in the gym is used as a vehicle to express a training system.  He discusses the pros and cons of training with sandbags and the variety of ways to overload and stress the body other than just adding more weight.  He also explains how certain equipment provide different feedback to the body, that we can learn and progress from and how to use a combination of equipment for better learning.

Josh has an incredible gift for explaining how we can use different tools we find in the gym to help us not improve our workouts, but to improve how we perform in the real world.

 Complete show notes:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-55

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