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Obstacle Course Success: Advice From Champion Jason Rulo
Jason Rulo is off to the 2015 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships. He shared his insights about training for these events.
A Winner's Guide to Obstacle Course Racing
Planning to run an obstacle course race? We've got training plans and advice from people who have been there.
How to Overcome Fear By Scaling Your Parkour Practice
Learning how to scale the physicality behind the practice of parkour will only help you in the long run.
In 2015: Move Better Than You Ever Have Before
Function relates to one thing only - movement. If you can’t move, you’re dysfunctional.
The 3 Keys to Obstacle Course Racing Success
People make three big mistakes when it comes to OCR training. Here's how to make sure you don't fall into the same traps.
"Obstacle Race Training" (Book Review)
Want to try an obstacle race or mud run, but have no idea where to start? Margaret Schlacter's new book is a must-have for you.
Go Run Up a Wall! How to Do a Parkour Wall Run
Parkour athletes routinely scale overhead walls with speed and ease. The technique for getting on top of an overhead wall is known as a wall run, and can be learned through a few basic steps.
Stick it! How to Do Precision Jumps for Distance and Accuracy
In the parkour community, broad jumps in which you land upright with minimal impact are known as “precision jumps.”
Test and Retest: How to Use Race Results to Prepare for Your Next Obstacle Course
Using a Spartan Race as an example, let’s look to see what can be changed from my last race to ensure better performance next time around.
Get Up That Wall! Mastering the Parkour Climb-Up
It is a fundamental skill for getting yourself on top of an overhead structure. And aside from being a challenging and fun skill to master, the climb-up could just save your life someday.
Adventure Racing, Obstacle Course Racing, and Triathlons - Where Does It Stop?
The adventure and obstacle-racing phenomenon is without question one of the shining and rising stars in fitness in recent years. What's behind this popularity?
Eric C. Stevens
Free 4-Week Training Plan to Get You Spartan Race Ready
So you hit the sign-up button for an obstacle course race, but don’t know where to start? Here's how to use the free four-week plan I'm sharing to get you ready for your race.
April Luu: Apex Predator and Elite Spartan Race Competitor
Have you ever watched a nature show and seen the look in a shark’s eyes just before it eats the baby seal? That is the same as April Luu looks when she is on the start line of an obstacle course.
Shimmy Shimmy: How to Do 2 Beginner Parkour Arm Traverses
Aside from getting around and over stuff, parkour is useful for getting across stuff with efficiency. Here are two types of arm traverse you can practice to move laterally across obstacles.
Friday Flicks: American Ninja Warrior - Brent Steffensen's Showreel
As the new season of American Ninja Warrior begins on NBC, here is a highlight video from Brent Steffensen, taking on the 4-stage Sasuke obstacle course as one of the finalists.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Training for the World’s Most Famous Obstacle Course: American Ninja Warrior
Last year I competed in the Northwest Regional for ANW, until I dislocated my shoulder on the course. Here's how I suggest you should prepare if you want to test yourself as a ninja warrior.
Get Over It! How to Do 3 Beginner Parkour Vaults
Whether you just want to be faster in your next obstacle race or are more serious about practicing parkour, there are a few basic vaults that must be in your skill set.
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