Training for Obstacle Races
Training for Obstacle races, assault courses and anything a little bit different.
If you haven’t got much time to train today but want to get the heart rate going then give this workout a go!
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Having a strong core will not only make you look better and develop that desired 6 pack but it will improve your running. There are numerous benefits of having a strong core for running, which include better stability and more power.
So you have signed up for an obstacle course race and now you are wondering what exactly you have gotten yourself into. Wall climbs, mud, water hazards or maybe fire; what were you thinking? Well there is no turning back now, so you’d better start to assemble your obstacle race training program to get yourself in tip top shape. But before you do, I suggest you do one thing. Become very, very familiar with one exercise…
If you are not using kettlebells as part of your obstacle race training program you are missing out! Strength training for an obstacle course race should not be confined to power lifting or circuit training alone. Joe from Race Day Domination takes us through a workout.
Even if you are not a “runner” you will still need to include run workouts into your obstacle race training program. However, depending on the length of your race, you might not need to log 10 mile runs or pound out 90 minutes on the trail to improve your stamina, endurance, or calorie burn.
When designing your obstacle race training program, it is not enough to just run or just lift. To fully prepare yourself for race day, try training multiple energy systems and muscles in one workout. Race Day Domination provide us with a quick workout.
This is the first part of our beginners obstacle race training plan. It provides you with a basic training plan that requires no gym membership and can be completed anywhere!
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Outdoor fitness trails are great ways to train for obstacle races and perfect to spice up a run. We know there must be lots out there but these are the trails we could find, please let us know if there is one near you so we can add to the list.
We all need a little help from time to time and some small changes to our training can really make a big difference.
Completing obstacle courses requires not only some running experience but also some muscle conditioning to help you get through. Here are some excercises to help you get started.
Army Sergeant of 9 years Steven Nodwell and obstacle run organiser, has given us an excellent workout to get you in shape and ready for racing!
Training for assault and obstacle courses requires some slight variations to 5k and 10k training. In essence, you need to mimic the race as much as possible. I would recommend encorporating circuit like training into your running sessions.