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Training foundations for OCR

Although these blogs are aimed at obstacle course runners these principles can and should be applied to any training plan. As Ross Edgley states: “Be general in your foundations so you can be specific in your goals” –The World’s Fittest Book, 2018. This ties in perfectly with the third section[…]

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The Foundations- Push Up

In this weeks blog we are going to take a closer look at the press up and all its variations. Within Obstacle Course Racing we are going to need to push ourselves off the floor to at least get back onto our feet after crawling under something. However, the push[…]

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The Foundations- Pull up

Continuing on from last weeks blog, Training Foundations for OCR, we are going to look at pull ups, chin ups and other pulling variations.   As mention before at some point in an Obstacle Course Race we are going to need some pulling strength. This will be to pull ourselves[…]

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OCR Grip Training

If you are new to obstacle course racing or are looking to improve on some of the obstacles then grip training should be part of your training. Grip training will help you massively with rings, monkey bars, rope climb, log carry or many of the rigs as well as other[…]

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Meet Obstacle Course Racing Kate

In this weeks blog we meet Kate who went to the obstacle course racing world in 2018 and is the person who first introduced me to Obstacle Course Racing. I sent Kate a server of questions to answer and she has come back with some great answers for those of[…]

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Recovery for OCR- Nutrition

As mentioned in a previous blog (OCR Training) recovery is the first pillar of the hierarchy of needs- in my opinion. We looked at how using a foam roller will aid recovery and in this blog we will look at nutrition.   In order to look at nutrition for recovery[…]

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Recovery for OCR- Foam Rolling

In my last blog ‘OCR Training‘ the first section I mentioned that is important was Nutrition and Recovery. This weeks blog is going to look at the Foam Roller and how it can help you with your obstacle course training – or general training. Foam Rollers are perfect for massaging out[…]

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OCR Training

So you want to do your first OCR or want to improve for your next one? Where do you start training? There are many aspects of an obstacle course race that you need to train for and all are of importance if you want to do well on the course.[…]

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Obstacle Course Racing

What is Obstacle Course Racing (OCR)?  There are many different obstacle course racing events through out the year such as Spartan races, Tough Mudder, The Elements OCR and Mud monster to name a few. These are running races that have obstacles such as high walls, spear throws, balance beams, monkey[…]

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AMN Movement Intelligence Certification   As the industry progresses we look for new ways to work with our clients in order to make them function, move and feel good about themselves. Just looking aesthetically pleasing in not going to be what everyone comes to a personal trainer for, especially if[…]

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