EbookScaling walls, crawling through mud, climbing ropes, and sprinting across rugged terrain. Obstacle course racing is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and it’s gaining popularity around the world. The sport is grueling, demanding, and intensely satisfying if you prepare, train, and know what to expect.
Only The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training can ensure you will be ready. Authored by David Magida, founder of Elevate Interval Fitness and member of the Spartan Race pro team, and Melissa Rodriguez, former contributing editor for Mud & Obstacle magazine, this in-depth guide breaks down the events, obstacles, common difficulties, and strategies for negotiating all challenges. Most important, it presents the tools and the plan to prepare—physically and mentally—for the unforgettable adventure that awaits.
Inside you’ll find more than 100 of the most effective exercises for grip strength, mobility, balance, power, strength, and endurance as well as 28 workouts you can immediately start to use. You’ll also find advice on conquering course challenges, preventing injuries, and selecting events and mental strategies for focusing, concentrating, and overcoming fear.
Through experience and expertise, Magida and Rodriguez have created the most complete, accessible, and effective guide to the sport. Whether you’re competing for your first or your hundredth event, preparation and confidence are key. With The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training, you’ll conquer every challenge.
Table of ContentsExercise Finder
Part I: Basics of Obstacle Racing
Chapter 1: Benefits of Obstacle Racing
Chapter 2: Training Your Body
Chapter 3: Gear Recommendations
Chapter 4: Fueling for Training and Racing
Part II: Training Exercises for Obstacle Racing
Chapter 5: Knowing the Obstacles and Challenges
Chapter 6: Endurance
Chapter 7: Mobility and Balance
Chapter 8: Power and Strength
Chapter 9: Grip Strength
Part III: Workouts and Training Plans
Chapter 10: Workouts
Chapter 11: Training Plans
Part IV: Preparing for Your Race
Chapter 12: Choosing the Right Race
Chapter 13: Injury Prevention and Management
Chapter 14: Mental Training
Chapter 15: Countdown to Race Day
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