Over the past several years, you might’ve heard people talking about training for and participating in obstacle course races. And you might be curious to learn more about this sport and if it’s something you’d be interested in trying in the future. Here are a few answers to some of the questions you might have [...]
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The work you put into every workout is obviously important to your obstacle course racing. But, the work you put into the time between workouts is just as important. Here are a few tips on how to recover after your next OCR workout: Follow a consistent training schedule. The first step in proper recovery is [...]
It might sound crazy, but stress is a good thing. When you experience stress, it alerts your body that something in your environment needs your attention. But the tricky thing about stress and your environment is that the cause may not be easy to manage, take care of, or even eliminate. Stress then becomes a [...]
Goal-setting can help you get the most out of your obstacle course training. Whether you’re thinking about signing up for your first obstacle course race (OCR) or an experienced racer, it’s worth it to take some time to set goals around your training. The SMART goal-setting framework will enable you to set specific, measurable, attainable, [...]
When you participate or compete in an obstacle course race, you will find a variety of obstacles that test different fitness elements. To prepare for almost anything, OCR targets multiple fitness aspects, including endurance, strength, agility, balance, coordination, and flexibility. Here is how your OCR training improves these fitness elements and helps you become a [...]
Obstacle course racing (OCR) blends multiple aspects of fitness, including endurance, strength, balance, coordination, and agility. The course's total distance will vary (typically 5K or longer) and includes obstacles interspersed along the course. Obstacles include things like climbing ropes, scaling walls, traversing bars, and crawling through tunnels. These races challenge you to try new things [...]
If it's been a while since you had a regular workout routine, here are some suggestions on how to successfully get back on track: 1. Ramp up gradually. The first few weeks back in the gym, you might have to hold yourself back. Rather than doing too much too soon, focus on ramping up gradually. [...]
Staying hydrated before, during, and after your workouts will keep you moving well during your workout and recovering well afterward. Our bodies are about 60% water, so even mild dehydration can hurt your athletic performance. Here are a few daily hydration tips to keep in mind: Before Making sure that you’re well-hydrated for a [...]
Have you thought about what you want to get out of your time at the gym? Here are a few tips to consider when setting personal fitness goals: 1. Make sure your goals are specific. Goals like "train harder" or "get better" or "get fit" are commonly thrown around. But, how do you know what [...]
When looking at the differences between working out with a group or one-on-one with a personal trainer, each option has its benefits. Personal trainers focus one hundred percent of their attention on you. And with that attention and help, you increase your chances of accomplishing your training and fitness goals. Here are five ways that [...]