I'm with you on the grip strength.
I like watching the shows on television, but I don't have the urge to participate in a whole course of them. However, I like the challenges that some of the obstacles bring to the OCR. They definitely challenge me to do more strength workouts.
I have to admit there's a part of me that really wants to give that thing a try. But maybe not on TV...
There is a race series that sort of emulates this model called the Alpha Warrior
(short race, just going from obstacle to obstacle so cardio endurance isn't quite the issue so much as muscular endurance). I know it had some financial trouble for a while, not sure what its status is right now. According to its website they don't have any events planned right now. Anyone know anything about this race?
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