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0 minutes | 3 years ago
Broken Skull Challenge… It’s Not Over Until It’s Over
Of all the TV appearances we (yes, Stephen and I have been on ALL of the same shows over the past couple years) have been on, this one was by far the most physically demanding. While the episode only shows about 2 minutes of wrestling, we really went on for a good 6-7 minutes. In […]
30 minutes | 4 years ago
OCR Radio 07: OCR Training in San Diego with Nicole Kifer
Nicole Kifer has been a certified personal trainer since 2007 (NASM). In her 10 years in the fitness industry, she has also extended her knowledge by getting certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Consultant, Spartan SGX Coach, Heart Rate Performance, and Reactive Training Specialist. Quote of the show… “Once I did my first Spartan […]
27 minutes | 4 years ago
OCR Radio 06: Kettlebells for OCR Training with Charleston Kettlebell Club’s Mike & Brett
Mike and Brett are the go-to guys for kettlebell training in Charleston. I had the pleasure of attending their training facility when I lived there, and thought they would be perfect guests to talk about the benefits of kettlebell training for obstacle course racing athletes. Quote of the show… “Quality movement trumps everything.” Take a […]
27 minutes | 4 years ago
OCR Radio 05: How to Optimize Your Body’s Potential
Julie’s athletic experience extended all the way to playing professional volleyball in Spain prior to a career-ending injury and doctor’s orders of stop everything you are doing if you don’t want to be in constant pain. That’s a tough pill to swallow for any athlete and as a 23 year old professional athlete, Julie wasn’t willing […]
39 minutes | 4 years ago
OCR Radio 04: Navigating Injuries, Off-Season & Post-Race Blues
As an athlete, you have most likely sustained an injury. As an obstacle course racing athlete, you have probably sustained more than the average athlete. We are pretty familiar with the recommendations our doctors give us when we sustain an injury, but what about the psychological aspects of an injury? Another topic seldom covered, but oh […]
41 minutes | 4 years ago
OCR Radio 03: Running Form for Obstacle Course Racers
Learn this technique ONE TIME and move better for the rest of your life. David Weck is the inventor of the BOSU Ball. You know… that blue half-dome you see EVERYWHERE and probably even own yourself. David has gone on to invent other game-changing pieces of equipment and has been studying running technique in a […]
31 minutes | 4 years ago
OCR Radio 02: The Secret to Mastering the Monkey Bars and All Other Hanging Obstacles
Sarah Duvall: Physical Therapist: Personal Trainer An adventure sports athlete at heart, Sarah takes functional training to a whole new level. With over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness field, as well as a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Sarah knows what it takes to overcome injuries. In her unique approach to treating […]
23 minutes | 4 years ago
OCR Radio 01: NBC Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Behind the Scenes
You may have seen the show, but did you hear the behind the scenes stories during filming? We raced as the Charleston Warriors in Season 1 and we lived to tell about it, so Elea came onto OCR Radio to share more about her race experience on that freezing cold day in December. This was […]
16 minutes | 4 years ago
How to Fuel Your OCR – Getting Started in OCR Series Part 7 of 12
It’s not rocket science… While there is a lot that goes into nutrition, you really don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know how to fuel your body. As athletes, we are always pushing for an edge… more… better… faster, but when we get down to it, if we aren’t covering the basics, the […]
5 minutes | 4 years ago
How to Find Other OCR Athletes – Getting Started in OCR Series Part 6 of 12
First realize that people will most likely look at you like you are completely nuts at first. It’s ok. We thought this sport was crazy at first too, and then we did our first race. We were hooked! Even if you train on your own, it is really great to find like-minded people who share […]
8 minutes | 4 years ago
How to Hydrate and When to Hydrate for a Race – Getting Started in OCR Series Part 5 of 12
Successful hydration starts long before race day… Many people think they can just start increasing their water intake the day before a race and call it good, but proper hydration starts well before that. How long before? Well, experts haven’t exactly nailed that down yet, but they do know we should be paying very close […] The post How to Hydrate and When to Hydrate for a Race – Getting Started in OCR Series Part 5 of 12 first appeared on TheAthElite.
11 minutes | 4 years ago
How to Train for an Obstacle Course Race – Getting Started in OCR Series Part 4 of 12
How you train depends on where you are starting… The how to train for a Spartan Race, how to train for a Tough Mudder, how to train for a Warrior Dash, etc. questions all fall under the umbrella of how to train for an obstacle course race. While the question is simple, the answer isn’t […] The post How to Train for an Obstacle Course Race – Getting Started in OCR Series Part 4 of 12 first appeared on TheAthElite.
11 minutes | 4 years ago
The Gear You Need to Get Started in Obstacle Course Racing – Getting Started in OCR Series Part 3 of 12
We often hear the question, “what should I wear to my first obstacle course race?“ One of the most attractive points of obstacle course racing is the minimal gear required to participate. You can realistically race with just a pair of shoes, socks, shorts/pants, and a shirt (debatable). Unlike many other sports, you don’t need […] The post The Gear You Need to Get Started in Obstacle Course Racing – Getting Started in OCR Series Part 3 of 12 first appeared on TheAthElite.
15 minutes | 4 years ago
What to expect at an obstacle course race? Getting Started in OCR Series Part 2 of 12
Are you trying to figure out what to expect at an obstacle course race? Listen here to Part 2 of our 12-Part Getting Started in Obstacle Course Racing Series to see: ⚡️ when to arrive to the race ⚡️ is buying VIP parking worth it ⚡️ what to do for a warm-up ⚡️ where to take your best race […] The post What to expect at an obstacle course race? Getting Started in OCR Series Part 2 of 12 first appeared on TheAthElite.
8 minutes | 4 years ago
What does it take to complete an obstacle course race? Getting Started in OCR Series Part 1 of 12
Do you have what it takes to complete an obstacle course race? Listen here to Part 1 of our 12-Part Getting Started in Obstacle Course Racing Series to see if there is really anything to fear. Obstacle course racing started slowly for both of us. Stephanie did her first race in the fall of 2013 […] The post What does it take to complete an obstacle course race? Getting Started in OCR Series Part 1 of 12 first appeared on TheAthElite.
12 minutes | 4 years ago
Meet Your OCR Radio Hosts
Steve and Steph are all too familiar with trying to juggle sport and life. Steve, an active duty Chief in the U.S. Coast Guard, spends over 200 days each year traveling all across the country; and prior to jumping on the treadmill of entrepreneurship, Stephanie spent over a decade deploying and working shift work before finding […] The post Meet Your OCR Radio Hosts first appeared on TheAthElite.
1 minutes | 4 years ago
12-Part Series on How to Get Started in Obstacle Course Racing
Welcome to OCR Radio. Our mission is to provide a relevant resource for you, the modern-day warrior – busy professional, stressed out parent, and someone looking for something to make you feel ALIVE again. Getting started in Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) with TheAthElite’s Steve and Steph, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, […] The post 12-Part Series on How to Get Started in Obstacle Course Racing first appeared on TheAthElite.
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