The OCR Underground Show is a weekly podcast that educates you on the latest research and training methods of some of the top coaches in the world. These tips will help you take your OCR training to the next level.
In this episode we talk with SGX Coach Bryan The Ginger on the Epic Series. Bryan just got back from filming for the Spartan Race Ultimate Team Challenge, but had the time to stop by and give us a recap of the LA Epic Series event that just happened, plus gives some tips for prepping for your first Epic Race.
In our research review, I discuss static stretching. While static stretching is often forgotten or shunned due to it effect on power, it is still an integral part of a training plan. This research shows that static stretching actually can increase power development before exercise, when you do it the right way. Plus I give some take away tips and practical applications to incorporating stretching to maximize function and performance.
And in our Coaches's Corner we have on SGX Coach and elite racer Mike Confer from MROC training in Oceanside, CA. MROC is a unique training facility that have many obstacles you would find in a typical OCR race plus some things you would see on American Ninja Warrior. While they specialize in OCR training they work with any individuals looking to improve their health and move better.
Coach Mike’s fitness journey began in Okinawa, Japan as a Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor. His passion for coaching and healthy living continued through college as a Personal Trainer, reaching a peak in 2011 when he discovered Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). This new sport demanded a training regimen that challenged his body with explosive movements while creating dynamic speed and lasting endurance, requiring him to develop a uniquely stimulating program for hybrid athletes like himself.
Mike shares his insights on how to create a complete program. He discusses the importance of polarized training, how to incorporate both high intensity workouts with low intensity training, proper activation and mobility drills to start a workout, training for a stadium series, and much more.
Complete Show Notes at www.ocrunderground.com/episode-31