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Workout Program Review: OCR Beast GRIPWOD

June 18th, 2018|0 Comments

How do you react when you come across grip-focused obstacles? For some, developing grip strength is a difficult challenge, that is sometimes overlooked while training. That’s what Spencer Mahoney of OCR Beast realized when he added the new GRIPWOD to his personal online training line.

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Community Members of the Week: June 8 – 14, 2018

This week on Community Members of the Week we are focusing on the next generation of obstacle course racers. We often talk about children as our future. These kids aren't sitting around but are getting out and getting active. They are cultivating a love for obstacle course racing at a young age.

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Race Recap: MuckFest MS Philly – Saturday

Muckfest MS was held on both Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at The Glen Mills Schools in Glen Mills and Thornbury Township Pennsylvania; we were there on Saturday. For those not familiar with the area, the venue is 30 miles outside Philadelphia and about an hour from my home in New Jersey. I raced with my twin sister Patti, my younger sister Chrissy and our friends Cara and Heather.

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Product Evaluation – dorsaVi

Dr. Andrea Davis of Davis Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab was at the Medford Lakes Colony Memorial Day 5K. She brought her team and some tech that is very new to our industry and our country.  The dorsaVi ViPerform running sensors, analysis, and computer technology were developed in Australia. 

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Product Review: Xero Terraflex Trail/OCR Shoes

After seeing Xero Terraflex shoes pop up in a couple of advertisements and seeing people talk about them in some Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) groups, I picked up a pair to test them out. Here are my thoughts on Xero’s minimalist, zero drop shoes and if they should be pushed to the top of your purchase list.

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Training Tuesday: Conquering Everest 2.0

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Tough Mudder is known for their big obstacles that often require help from a fellow mudder. Everest has been a signature obstacle since Tough Mudder got their start in 2010. Over the years the obstacle has continued to evolve. However, teamwork and a helping hand have always been part of the obstacle. 

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Tough Mudder Opens First Tough Mudder Bootcamp in Burlington, Massachusetts

Over the weekend Tough Mudder opened the doors to the first Tough Mudder Bootcamp training studio in Burlington, Massachusetts. This was the first of thirty studios that are expected to open soon. Tough Mudder Bootcamp’s take Tough Mudder Training outside major urban areas around the country with the next studio opening in Las Vegas later this summer.

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inov-8 Innovates with Nobel Winning Graphene Technology

The British shoe company, inov-8, has is about to revolutionize the sports footwear market. The company has been working with leading scientists to incorporate the Nobel-prize winning graphene into their already award-winning shoes. inov-8 has teamed up with the University of Manchester to become the first-ever company to use graphene in the outdoor shoe market.

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Introducing Spartan H3X – A Global Hurricane Heat Challenge

Spartan is at it again to bring racers a once in a lifetime opportunity. Spartan this morning released a video about the Spartan H3X happening this fall globally. The event will take place simultaneously in five venues on November 2nd and 3rd, 2018.

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Race Review: Vanguard Race at Louisiana Sports Festival

Athletes from all over the country traveled to BREC's Farr Equestrian Park in the heart of Louisiana to compete in the Louisiana Sports Festival Vanguard Race this past weekend, June 9 & 10, 2018. The outdoor sports celebration held in Baton Rouge Louisiana included obstacle course events, trail races, and mountain bike competitions.

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