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Slide Like A Boss – by Dog Musgrave
Slide Like A Boss – by Dog Musgrave

Let’s be honest, a slide is not an ‘obstacle’ per se.  An obstacle is a man-made structure in your way that you have to get over, under, across, or through using a combination of strength, speed, agility and skill.  A slide is just a ride where gravity and a lack of friction does all the ...

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Obstacle Course Racing Rope Climb 101 – by Troy Lum
Obstacle Course Racing Rope Climb 101 – by Troy Lum

Conquering the rope climb can be very daunting for a newcomer to OCR and even for some experienced racers. It is often explained by many in an overly complicated manner confusing said racer even further. In the race environment whether you are new or experienced, efficiency and energy conservation are paramount. There is no doubt ...

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Sports Massage For Optimal Performance – by Dannielle Archer
Sports Massage For Optimal Performance – by Dannielle Archer

You’ve signed up for an obstacle race, and spent months training for the big day.  Maybe it’s your first race or maybe you’re a seasoned obstacle racer.  You’re at the start line and the adrenaline is beginning to pump through your veins.  A few last-minute stretches, and you start to realised how heavy your legs ...

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Can Boxing Fitness help Obstacle Racers improve their performance?
Can Boxing Fitness help Obstacle Racers improve their performance?

Boxing is one of the toughest sports around and boxers are renowned as being among the fittest athletes, requiring a combination of agility, speed, power, strength and, of course, mental toughness………very similar to us Obstacle Racers! In obstacle racing, we need: agility to be able to manouvere under & around obstacles such as barbed wire, ...

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Burpee Breakdown – by Chris Channells, Varsity Fitness
Burpee Breakdown – by Chris Channells, Varsity Fitness

Burpees epitomise the phrase ‘great in theory’. I’m sure everyone in obstacle racing and the fitness world has at least heard of them. They have been around since the 1930′s and have been used since the 1940′s as a tool for measuring fitness in the armed forces which is perhaps why we have the association ...

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How Can Parkour Help You With Obstacle Racing?
How Can Parkour Help You With Obstacle Racing?

Parkour.  Wikipedia tells us it’s ‘a holistic training discipline using movement that developed out of military obstacle course training.‘ ‘Wassat?’ we hear you thinking, ‘Obstacle course?  I do obstacle courses all the time!  How can this parkour thing help me?‘ We caught up with Kyle Gervis who has been into parkour for the past eight ...

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Leg Recovery – by Trent Shaw
Leg Recovery – by Trent Shaw

Ankle injuries on the rise due to rough tracks? There is no such thing as over-training the only issue is under-recovery. If you are looking to increase your training to take on the best of the best I would suggest you plan you recovery as well. After competing at World’s Toughest Mudder in November and ...

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