Training

So your buddy convinced you to sign up for an obstacle race and you have no idea how to train for this event. Tell me, does your plan look anything like this, run a couple days a week while doing the same old strength routine, topped off with some P90X for good measure?  Sure, this [...]

World’s Toughest Mudder: Gear List

Last December, I completed one full lap of the inaugural World’s Toughest Mudder event held at Raceway Park, NJ. While I was disappointed that I didn’t make my 24-hour goal, I was still pleased to have been a part of this epic mud-fest. I met some amazing people and had a lot of fun, despite [...]

Building Up to the Challenge At Hybrid Athlete we prepare obstacle athletes to dominate their race by training race day stamina. These sessions are longer than most, lasting up to 2 hours.  The workout is intense, but completed at a conversational pace with focus on continuous movement over an extended period of time. Training in [...]

Drop-Klick Challenge

Full recap of last month’s “100 Ruckin Mile Challenge” coming soon, but in the interim, I have to say that you guys crushed the hell out of that one! We had over a 100 participants and 55 of you recorded each ruckin’ mile on the Tracker Spreadsheet. Awesome! Really ruckin’ awesome. Patches are coming soon! [...]

Cadre: Lou I’m not a certified trainer by any means, so do the best that you can do and have fun with this sh*t. If you like this basic one and want more I’ll post one a step above next time Can Crusher Warm-up as needed, then: 1/4 mile sprint outdoors (or on a treadmill [...]

This week, Rich Vos, founder and head coach of CrossFit Hustle, is back to bring you another Maniac Monday WOD named after one of my favorite Fugazi songs: Repeater Complete 5 Rounds for time: 5 Squat Cleans @ 155 10 Pull-ups 20 Double-Unders Before you begin this WOD… Do you know how to do a [...]

This workout will build leg strength, train the grip and prepare you to transport an awkward or unbalanced load, a challenge typical of obstacle races. Completing an obstacle race requires a unique skill set. Your goal is not that of an endurance athlete; maintaining a consistent heart rate over an extended distance. However, training strength [...]

100 Ruckin’ Miles Challenge

Holy moly mackeroly! In March, we killed our upper bodies by repeating the infamous “burpee” 5,000 freakin’ times. This month, prepare to test your lower-half. The Challenge: Run 100 Ruckin’ Miles. Are you serious? Yes, well, I don’t know. It’s worth a try. I think a lot of you probably run close to or more [...]

Moving mud. The people of mud running and obstacle racing are a tight-knit community. We are the crazy S.O.B.’s that chat on Facebook about our latest filthy feats and post pics of ourselves hauling sandbags or sliding face-first through mud. We are in networks-galore with other mud lovin’ folks we hardly know and we are [...]

Boot camp is dead. Long live mud run training! If you’ve been a subscriber for a while than you are familiar with my Maniac Monday Workouts, where each week I provide you with one of my personal workouts to help improve areas of your mud run training. To create workouts, I’ll often piece together a [...]

GRC WOW: “Diet by Beaux” Cadre: Beaux This week, GRC-WOW stands for GORUCK Challenge WISDOM of the Week. And who better than our favorite war fighter Beaux to enlighten with his unique GRC Beauxetry?  In the following guideline to DIET, Beaux takes aim and fires at some modern nutrition conventions and explains how to go [...]

GRC WOW: Bodyweight Philosophy: Part 2 Cadre: Patrick This week, Cadre Patrick brings us the second installment of his awesome Bodyweight Philosophy, which is focused on getting the most out of your body by using your body. In case you missed Part 1, check it out here. Enjoy good livin’ brought to you by Cadre [...]

I didn’t get a chance to participate in a mud run or challenge last month, so I really want to start-off March on a positive note. I’m set to run the ABF 10K Mud Run March 31 and from working with the incredibly dedicated founder, Chad Mason, I know it’s going to be an epic event. [...]

GRC WOW: Bodyweight Philosophy: Part 1 Cadre: Patrick This week, I’d like to introduce you to GORUCK Cadre Patrick. While I have yet to meet Patrick, I can totally attest for his workout style, which focuses on getting the most out of your body by using your body. Using your own bodyweight is an awesome [...]

No time to waste. Time to haste. Throughout the week, I’ll typically workout during my hour lunch break. Some days, however, I’m sure to have more or less time than others. If you’re short on time, but want to hit most of your major muscle groups and get a killer cardio workout, then check this [...]

GRC-WOW: Cardieaux

GRC WOW: “Cardieaux” Cadre: Beaux Cardieaux is a complementary cardio workout to the Beaux-Body Plan to help you develop a body as hard as wood-pecker lips. You can check out the full Beaux-Body Plan here: The Beaux-Body Plan Intro and Part 1 The Beaux-Body Plan Part 2: Chesticles The Beaux-Body Plan Part 3: Spartan-Shoulders The [...]

GRC WOW: The Beaux-Body Plan Part 5: “AAAArms!” Cadre: Beaux In life there is reputation and honor. A reputation is what others know you as. Honor is what you know yourself as. This is the fifth and final installment of the Beaux-Body Plan. Follow Beaux’s workout below to get the AAAArms of a war-fighter.  And if [...]

Maniac Monday Workout: Ruck Runner

Ruckin’ and Rollin’ I’m really getting used to working-out with a weighted pack (ruck). Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always use a 25-lb gripper plate, sometimes I’ll just toss in a 10 or a few 5’s or just workout with all the sh*t I have in my bag that day. But ever since I [...]

GRC WOW: The Beaux-Body Plan Part 4: “Grunt Legz” Cadre: Beaux The foundation to everything is found at the bottom. This week, get ready to crush your legz with the fourth installment of the Beaux-Body Plan: Grunt Legz.  And if you missed any of Beaux’s previous workouts, check out the series here: The Beaux-Body Plan Intro [...]

Hey Mudder, you’re an animal…so act like one! Mud run events and mud run training are some of the most primal activities we will ever put ourselves through. Think about it…we bond with the earth and the elements, we rely on instinct and survival skills, and we hunt with fellow mudders toward our prey – [...]

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