Welcome to the OCR Underground Show, your ultimate resource to help you better prepare for your next Spartan, Tough Mudder, or any other OCR.
With the Hawaii Trifecta weekend in a few days, many Spartans are going to push their bodies and minds to the limit. Often past their limit which may lead to issues down the road.
In this episode I have on Brandon Marcello to talk about a recent email he sent to me, about some simple tips to help me out for this race. These tips were so amazing that I had to get him on and go into further detail about it.
He discusses what the first thing you MUST do as soon as you finish the race to start the recovery process, how to properly use contrast therapy before and after a race, the best way to stretch after a race, how to stimulate your central nervous system when you have heavy legs, simple nutrition tips to recover and fuel, plus much more. You don't want to miss this one if you plan on hitting multiple races in on weekend.
With over 20-years experience in the performance enhancement industry, Brandon Marcello, PhD brings innovation, education, and proven application to the world of sports performance, health, fitness and wellness.
As a high-performance strategist, he takes forward-thinking organizations and elite athletes to the next level of their game - and careers. Having extensive involvement in both the applied and research worlds, he has implemented successful, high performance training programs for professional, Olympic and collegiate athletes. Continuing his work with the U.S. Department of Defense and Draper Labs, Brandon has recently been tasked with defining the future of soldier performance.
Serving as the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University, Marcello’s role was to oversee all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for the 36 intercollegiate sports. Acting as the chief administrator for the Sports Performance Department, Marcello's responsibilities included, but were not limited to, designing facilities and equipment layout, strategic planning. developing nutritional and recovery strategies, overseeing staff development, directing methodology and driving innovation. During his seven years at Stanford, Marcello initiated cross-department collaboration with many of Stanford’s academic departments, including, but not limited to the Stanford Sleep Center, Center for Longevity, bio-engineering, Residential and dining enterprises, Stanford surgery, Hoover Institute, and the neuroscience department. He was the creator of the highly-acclaimed Performance Based Dining concept that has been successfully implemented since 2011, and has received national media attention (See Sports Illustrated, November 7, 2011 among others) and numerous awards.
Marcello holds a PhD in Sports Nutrition from Baylor University, and an MS and BS in Exercise Science from Marshall University.
A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Marcello is also recognized as an RSCC*D by the same organization. He also holds two certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Additionally he also maintains two certifications through U.S.A. Weightlifting.
Complete Show Notes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-38