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|Posted by Strength & Speed on January 15, 2019 at 10:25 AM|
Atomik Climbing Holds is a known leader in the world of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) holds and climbing. However, they recently expanded their line of products to include balance products. As someone who previously had balance issues in OCR (2016s inclusion of Z beam at Conquer The Gauntlet Wichita knocked me back into the middle of the elite field), I was curious to see what they had to offer. Atomik has two different versions with several difficulty levels for each.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Strength & Speed on January 7, 2019 at 6:05 AM|
OCR has maintained the reputation of the party boy/girl lifestyle since the inception of the sport. And let’s face it, after a hard fought race who doesn’t want to celebrate with a few brews and good company in the festival area? Although the occasional post-race splurge is unlikely to dramatically affect performance, drinking in the days leading up to the race may be a concern. Research provided by the US Olympic Committee (USOC) indicates that binge drinking can decrease athleti...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Strength & Speed on December 6, 2018 at 8:05 PM|
Strength & Speed is opening the application window for their 4th S&S Developtment Team. Each year has brought success to our athletes with a list of different benefits that change but also expand slightly every year. 2018 included athletes getting their first sponsors, several becoming ambassadors for brands and many hitting new PRs including first Ultra-OCR win, first win, first cash podium, most po...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Strength & Speed on November 19, 2018 at 5:50 PM|
When I say the word ultra-endurance to people they typically think skinny runner logging a ton of miles that probably can’t do a single pull-up. However, there is a world where you need ultra-endurance running capability combined with ultra-strength in your upper body, it is called Ultra-Obstacle Course Racing (Ultra-OCR). This is the world I train for, enjoy and thrive in.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Strength & Speed on November 12, 2018 at 5:45 PM|
The world of ultra-endurance is growing with people wanted more than a marathon (26.2 miles) or more than a century (100 mile) bike ride. My sport is Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) and is no exception. Since 2011, athletes have been tackling events like the 24 hour long World’s Toughest Mudder and as of 2017 the CBS Televised 8 hour Toughest Mudder Series. The events requ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Strength & Speed on November 5, 2018 at 5:25 PM|
My friends: “You’re going to do Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) for 48 hours?”
My friends: “Have you ever done that before?”
Me: “No, no one has. That’s the part of the reason I’m doing it.”
I’ve done around 20 Ultra-Obstacle Course Races (Ultra-OCRs) with around 10 podium finishes and...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Strength & Speed on October 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM|
I’m an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athlete whose specialty is Ultra-OCR (events that are 5+ hours in length). Ultra-OCR usually involves running a five mile loop with around 20 obstacles for a given amount of time (usually 6, 8, 12 or 24 hour). The obstacles are sometimes easy like crawling under wire and other times really hard like something you might see on ninja warrior. While I’ve had a lot of success in Ultra-OCR including a top ten finish at the 24 hour long World̵...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Strength & Speed on August 15, 2018 at 8:15 PM|
Many of our articles have started publishing through other websites. Here is a recent one off of SOFLETE "Is Quiting Genetic or Can We Control Our Destiny?" Enjoy.
|Posted by Strength & Speed on May 12, 2018 at 11:05 AM|
Chances are if you are reading this you are part of some fitness focused Facebook group that likes to do monthly challenges. Events like see who can run the most miles in a month or do a certain type of daily exercises every day for a month provide a goal for fitness enthusiasts. Although I think a larger periodized training plan will bring you better results (reference previous article 30 Day Challenges Bring 30 Day Results), I also understand that many people are simp...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Strength & Speed on April 20, 2018 at 10:45 PM|
Strength & Speed Develpoment Team Athlete Nathan Thiel takes you through instruction on how to build your own rig holds including a ball and nunchaku.