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Learn the secrets to improving your Spartan Race and other Obstacle Course Race performance from the best SGX coaches across the country. Discover their best training methods to dominate obstacles and avoid burpees.
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Episode - 37 Goliathon Recap, Simple Trick To Boost Running Performance, & How Breathing Can Change Everything
This week we have another great episode to help you train smarter for your next OCR. In this episode, I give you my tip of the week on how my wife figured out a simple trick to make your next barbed wire crawl alittle more pleasant. SGX Coach Brad Sims is on to give a race recap to the Goliathon Race held last month. This is an incredibly descriptive summary of all 12 of the obstacles that were in the race. This sounds like a fun race if you are on the East coast. There will be another one coming up this fall you can sign up for. In our research review, I discuss inspiratory muscle training. This unique resisted breathing training has been shown to lead to a variety of performance enhancements. In this study we see how IMT may improve running performance when performed daily and as part of your warm up routine. This week coach's interview, we have on Michael Mullin from Integrated Fitness Training. I had the please of hosting a workshop earlier this year, where Michael provided incredibly useful and eye opening information and training/rehab strategies. The focus of this training was on breathing, but we also got into many applicable training principles. In this interview he explains why breathing should not be overlooked and how it is the foundation of everything we do. He discusses the different physiological, biochemical, and postural effects of proper and improper breathing and simple ways you can incorporate breathing into your training. While many focus on exhaling during exertion, we talk about all of the other breathing strategies that you need to consider. We get into why Michael doesn't like the term posture and how positioning is the key. We discuss positioning and breathing during many common exercises like squatting and pull ups. Even how many posture cues you have heard, may be making your posture even worse. We also talk about technique for running and even monkey bars, to maximize performance and to keep you moving more efficiently. All this and much more in this weeks episode. Complete Show Notes: www.ocrunderground.com/episode-37