What’s the best way to train for rope climbing?
That’s easy: Climb a rope.
Of course, for those who don’t have a rope or anything high to hang one on, that’s not so easy to pull off. But, even if you don’t have a rope, you can still train to crush your next rope climb obstacle thanks to a number of exercises geared toward building your grip strength and technique. Continue reading “Rope climbing training tips for when you don’t have a rope”
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Last fall, in just his second Spartan race ever, Robert Killian shocked the OCR world, winning the Spartan Race world … Continue reading Training tips from Spartan champ Robert Killian
In a grueling OCR race, your mental fitness is often more important than your physical fitness. If your mind isn’t … Continue reading How to work mental toughness practice into your routine
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The next time you’re on the course and your mind tells you you’re cooked, remember this rule from the Navy … Continue reading VIDEO: Use the Navy Seals’ “40 percent rule” to overcome mental barriers
Maybe you’re on the fence about whether to sign up for a Tough Mudder. You probably think it looks like fun, but . . . you’re not sure if you can run that far. Or, you don’t think you have the strength to climb over the Berlin Walls. Or, you don’t like being shocked by electricity. Or, you’re too old.
If that sounds like you, you’re like a lot of people . . . a lot of people who weren’t sure they could do a Tough Mudder at all, but survived it and have gone on to do many, many Tough Mudders. We talked to 10 obstacle-hardened veterans of the tough mud about the mental and physical pitfalls of a Tough Mudder and how to avoid them. Sign up for one, and then take their advice. Continue reading “VETERAN LEADERSHIP: 10 Tough Mudder Vets Offer Rookies Advice”