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Obstacle Race Training Running Workouts

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Obstacle Race Training Running Workouts

4 Key Obstacle Race Training Running Workouts to Improve Your Fitness By Melissa Rodriguez, NASM-CPT, NSCA-CSCS Introduction If you’ve trained for an obstacle race, you’re probably familiar with the components of an obstacle race training program.  If you’re thinking about an obstacle race, most training plans for this sport consist of the following: Running Running […]

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Ideal Body Composition for Obstacle Athletes

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Ideal Body Composition for Obstacle Athletes

Ideal Body Composition for Obstacle Athletes By Melissa Rodriguez, NASM-CPT, NSCA-CSCS Body composition is one of the key components of fitness. Maintaining a healthy body composition is important for overall fitness, but for athletes, it can make the difference between peak and subpar performance. Body composition varies among athletes as the ideal body fat percentage […]

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Active Recovery for Health and Fitness

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Active Recovery for Health and Fitness

What is Active Recovery and How is it Beneficial? As athletes and fitness enthusiasts, our work ethic towards exercise follows a common philosophy: train hard and you’ll see results. Most driven athletes are used to and even look forward to strenuous training. This includes obstacle athletes, who participate in a sport that’s founded on a […]

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How to Choose the Right Obstacle Race

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How to Choose the Right Obstacle Race

Key Tips on How to Choose the Right Obstacle Race By Melissa Rodriguez, NASM-CPT, NSCA-CSCS If you have recently decided to sign up for an obstacle race, you may have noticed the growing number of races nationwide. With more than 50 within the obstacle racing genre, it’s easy to be overwhelmed in deciding which one […]

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Obstacle Course Race Training Program Tips

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Obstacle Course Race Training Program Tips

The Staples of Obstacle Race Training By Melissa Rodriguez, NASM-CPT, NSCA-CSCS If you’ve already signed up, you may have found that there are many ways to train for an obstacle race after an online search. You can choose from Crossfit, Insanity, and even free programs from race organizers. Training for an obstacle race requires a […]

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Obstacle Race Nutrition Tips: Fueling Your Training

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Obstacle Race Nutrition Tips: Fueling Your Training

Obstacle Race Nutrition Tips To Fuel Your Training Regimen Proper training nutrition for a long obstacle race like the Tough Mudder, Spartan Beast, and similar runs requires a distinct plan from weight loss and general fitness goals. Your diet plan for an epic obstacle race will even differ from your diet for a shorter 5k […]

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Can CrossFit Training Prepare You for an Obstacle Course Race?

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Can CrossFit Training Prepare You for an Obstacle Course Race?

CrossFit Training For Obstacle Course Races? CrossFit and obstacle racing have both increased in popularity significantly in recent years. More than 3,000 gyms are affiliated with CrossFit and over 50 companies organize obstacle racing events. Aside from their rapid growth, CrossFit and obstacle racing have a couple more things in common: Both are very intense […]

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5K Race Preparation Tips – How to Run Your First 5k Race Beginners Guide

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5K Race Preparation Tips – How to Run Your First 5k Race Beginners Guide

Six Key Preparation Tips For Running Your First 5k Race If you’ve thought about running, you may have browsed running programs for beginners. You may have every intention of starting soon, but maybe you are looking for additional motivation, a tangible end to your goal when you can feel a sense of accomplishment for your […]

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How To Prepare For An Obstacle Course Race

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How To Prepare For An Obstacle Course Race

Obstacle Course Race Preparation Obstacle races and mud runs continue to rise in popularity. More than three million Facebook fans “like” adventure runs like the Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash, Spartan Race, and others. Just as many can be expected to sign up for an obstacle race in 2012. If you are one of the many […]

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