The ankle is the most frequently injured joint of the human body. Unfortunately, ankle injuries are all too common in the world of obstacle course racing. The amount of ankle stability needed to maneuver the various terrain encountered during an obstacle course race is remarkable.
This Training Tuesday we are mixing it up. We bring you a new series of tutorials from racers just like you. Our crew has stepped up to present weekly tutorials for some of your favorite obstacles and also training tips. This week I tackle the Spear Throw.
This week on Training Tuesday we look to the folks over at Tough Mudder for some inspiration. This at-home workout video with Meagan Martin features a 10 min six pack abs workout that will help you get in shape and train for in Tough Mudder 2019.
In the past year, or so, I've been upping my OCR game: more events, longer events, and more miles. For the most part, things have gone smoothly. I like to think that I'm pretty in tune with my body and that I'm a good listener when it comes to hearing what my body needs. Like most of us, I have a full-time job, kids, and other responsibilities that limit my training opportunities, but I do the best I can with what I have.
Here is a 45 minute Total Body Workout for your Training Tuesday that you can do at your local park. All you need to do is make sure the park has a bench and a set of monkey bars. Let's get going!
I recently was able to attend RockTape Functional Movement Techniques Basic: Kinesiology Taping Certification. If that confused you, it’s an eight hour block of instruction about using RockTape (a brand of kinesiology tape) to help manage pain, assist in fluid drainage and improve posture. The course is designed for medical professionals such as occupational therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors and doctors of veterinary medicine.
This Training Tuesday workout is brought to you by Tough Mudder. Meagan Martin from American Ninja Warrior and Tough Mudder brings us through this at home workout. In 7-minutes you will feel this total body workout with a kettlebell that will help you get in shape and train for Tough Mudder in 2018 and beyond.
Mandatory obstacle completion (MOC) courses like North American Obstacle Course Racing Championship (NORAM) are designed to challenge you. If you are not highly proficient at obstacles or have never had to do a MOC course, you may have found yourself stuck at an obstacle. Add in some bad weather like rain and the exhaustion of climbing a mountain and your race may not have gone according to plan. So what now?
Last week I covered what I am physically doing to prepare for Endure The Gauntlet, but that is only half the equation or less as you. I touched on mental strength a little last week with “motivation”, but if you haven’t faced similar challenges, you are going to need a lot more motivation to overcome some of these problems.