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In this episode I share the truth about dealing with cramps during a race. Is it really as simple as hydrating and electrolytes? Of course not yet this is the only advice you typically see for dealing with cramping. Instead I share the research on who is at risk and what you should really be focusing on.
In my research review I talk about the phenomenon of the bilateral strength deficit. I explain what this is and what it has to do with single leg versus double leg exercises in your training.
Finally I have on SGX Coach Becky Webb. Coach Webb has over 13 years experience coaching and several specialties including, mindset coaching, gut health, hormone specialist, TRX instructor, Crossfit Level 1, and SGX. She has worked with a variety of clients from general population and youth athletes to professional athletes.
In this interview she shares her biggest tips for improving your mindset to better prepare for your racing, training, and everyday life.
Full show notes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-86
My first podcast since the Spartan North America Championship Race in Lake Tahoe. It was an awesome race with a great venue and beautiful scenery. Unfortunately though this one left me with a pretty significant injury. I talk all about what happened and what the next steps are for me.
In the Inside Mike's Mind, I talk more about adversity. I figured I share some of the mindset shifts I am going through dealing with my injury. Most of us are hit with something at some point in our life. Shit happens and things don't go according to plan. It is time to regroup and decide on the next step. It can be a positive one or a negative one. The choice is completely up to you. Listen in as I share some tips on dealing with these struggles.
My research review looks at the squat. There are hundreds of different types of squats that have different benefits. This study looked specifically at the goblet squat and the landmine squat. I discuss some of the difference found in this study with which muscles are being worked more and how it might be important for women in particular and those with knee injuries.
And finally I have a great chat with SGX Coach Adam Holt. I interrupted Adam's vacation so he can chat more about some really cool things he has been doing. He was getting ready for the Ultra in Utah when we recorded this, so we chatted about him prepping for it. Adam also started a really cool program called Outsiders Anonymous. This is a program designed to help struggling addicts. He offers free fitness programs and Spartan Race training for those recovering.
Full show notes at www.ocrunderground.com/episode-85