Month End Wrap-up: News from OCR

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I’ll be wrapping up some of the news we’re sharing and reporting from other sites on Twitter and our Facebook page here on a monthly basis.  Enjoy! Around the Industry: Outside Magazine Online reports that races are starting to drop their electrified obstacles.  Is this hallmark…

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Warning: Old Dude Trying Parkour

Wall Dips

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn So I mentioned a while back that I was going to start working on Parkour-type exercises to move my training along for the Obstacle Course Racing season in 2016. Thanks to the new book Parkour Strength Training: Overcome Obstacles for Fun and Fitness by Ryan Ford and Ben…

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What Do I Do to Hack My Sleep?

Fitbit Sleep Chart

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Back on Christmas, I received a Fitbit Charge HR from my parents and love the thing (I talked about that a bit here).  I love being able to track my daily steps, my average heart rate, activity minutes, etc.  But one of the most valuable things…

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Pull Your Own Weight: Bodyweight Exercises

bodyweight exercises

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Everyone has their favorite workout tools, for sure.  There are kettlebells, dumbbells, resistance bands, suspension trainers, barbells, Nautilus machines, ab wheels, and shake weights (okay, maybe not that last one).  There are workout DVDs, personal trainers, Zumba classes, yoga studios, and every type of routine you…

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Running Your First OCR: Timed or Team?

Mud Ninja team

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn It’s the New Year, and people are making decisions about which OCR races to run this season, their goals, and planning for training and the like. And when you’re making those decisions, one of the most important things to think about is the level at which you want…

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It’s Winter – Take Off Your Coat


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn In between listening to David Bowie songs today (he passed away last night, leaving a large hole in my musical life), I actually had time to listen to a couple of podcasts.  One of those was Katy Bowman’s Nutritious Movement episode about movement in winter (here’s the…

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