Team MudGear Blog

Training with the Beater Bar (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for 7/31/2020...

Race Weekend / Arctic Assault / Beater Bar / Spartan Kids' Camp / Bob Gaskill's WHY

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August 03 2020

10 Takeaways from Spartan's Joe De Sena on the Joe Rogan Experience

America’s most popular podcaster, Joe Rogan, spoke with Spartan’s CEO (and fellow podcaster) Joe De Sena. These were our Top 10 Takeaways from the Joe Rogan Experience | Episode #1514 with Joe De Sena. 

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July 31 2020

Finally Ready to Race (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for 7/27/2020...

Ready to Race / Get'er Done Technology / OCR'S Fastest Hill Runner / Pro Obstacle Equipment / Tell Us Your "Why"

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July 27 2020

Lava and Hurricanes (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for 7/11/2020...

Big Cancellations / Still Happenning / The Floor is Lava / Seat Shield with USA Flag / Hurricane Heat

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July 11 2020

Best Men's Shorts for Obstacle Course Racing

View the Top 3 Men's Shorts for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR) consisting of a men's compression short, a loose fit short, and a hybrid of the two.

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July 09 2020

Best Women's Shorts for Obstacle Course Racing

View the Top 3 Women's Shorts for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR) consisting of a women's compression short, a loose fit short, and a hybrid of the two.

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July 09 2020

Best Shorts for Obstacle Course Racing

View the 6 Best Shorts for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR) consisting of compression and loose fit shorts for men and women. 

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July 09 2020

10 Best Socks for Spartan / Tough Mudder

View The 10 Best Socks for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR) consisting of 5 long compression socks and 5 shorter socks (non-compression) that will save your feet during your next muddy, obstacle adventure.

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July 09 2020

Best Compression Socks for Spartan / Tough Mudder

View The 5 Best Compression Socks for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR). These socks will protect your legs and preserve your feet during your next muddy, obstacle adventure.

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July 09 2020

Best Short Socks (Non-Compression) for Spartan / Tough Mudder

View the Best Short Socks (non-compression) for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR). These socks were strategically designed to wick water and avoid blisters so that you can race hard without hurting during your next muddy, obstacle adventure.

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July 09 2020

What's Next for Obstacle Course Racing Post Jacksonville?

In this MudGear Insider Alerts for week of 6/18/2020

Post Jacksonville / Father's Day / GRIT Happens / Qualifications Waved / Viral Vids 

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June 18 2020

Ways to Keep the Kids Active (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for week of 5/25/2020...

Keep the Kids Active / Strava GPS Drawings / Classic OCR Channel / Mental Health Apps / Flip'n Awesome

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May 25 2020

New Spartan Health Guidelines (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for week of 5/18/2020...

Unbreakable CEO / Ultra-Virus II / First Race Back / Another Chase Show

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    May 19 2020

    The Best Socks for Trail Running in 2020!

    If you're logging serious miles, you need serious socks. Check out our list of the best trail running socks to support and protect your feet during your next trail run.

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    May 19 2020

    TRAILBLAZERS: 25 Trail Influencers You Should Be Following

    New to trail or ultra-running? Learn who's who on the trail with MudGear's list of athletes, podcasters, websites, and social media influencers you should be following.

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    April 18 2020

    What are the Best Socks for Rucking?

    Good rucking socks are essential for injury prevention, performance, and enjoyment.

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    March 04 2020

    How to Train for a Spartan Race

    The key to training for a Spartan Race is to understand the event, assess your goals and conditioning, and prepare your mind and body. Research the Course, Rules, and Obstacles...

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    March 01 2020

    14-Year-Old Races with the Best!

    14-year-old Cameron "Cam" Tucker isn't just crushing kids' races. She's running with elite adults and holding her own. 

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    February 27 2020

    Reflecting on 2019 Spartan Champs

    Alexandra Walker arrived at Tahoe ready to claim her place among the best OCR women in the world. Read her thoughts and strategy as Alex battled through the freezing championship race.

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    October 10 2019

    Recovery 101

    The only thing more heartbreaking to an athlete than injury is injury that could have been avoided through proper recovery. It's time to stop shrugging off these time-tested and proven recovery methods.

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    October 10 2019

    Continuum - CTG on Steroids

    Some obstacle races have eased up after being accused of being too difficult. Conquer the Gauntlet has doubled-down! Breanna "Red Beast" Calvert warns about Continuum: CTG's new multi-lap event.

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    July 29 2019

    Where I've Been / Where I'm Going

    World Champion athlete and Guinness World Record holder, Morgan McKay shares what drives her, what scares her, and which accomplishments she still hopes to check off her list.

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    July 29 2019

    No Mountains to Train On?

    Like so many obstacle racers, Kirk DeWindt is trying to train for mountaintop moments in his fairly flat surroundings. Kirk shares 5 simple changes you can make to your training to help get you ready for the mountains.

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    June 24 2019

    Thinking Out Loud: Quit or Be Happy?

    Jordon Buscemi confronts that voice in all of our heads asking whether we should just give up. Is the risk of failure stronger than the happiness that comes from pursuing our dreams?

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    June 05 2019

    Prepare, Race, Repeat

    Team MudGear's Lefty Kapanadze shares how he prepares for a race, gives some tips on how to conquer cold swim obstacles, and post-race recovery.

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    June 04 2019

    MudGear "On-Location"

    MudGear has committed to visiting more races in 2019 via "MudGear On-Location." We're visiting races of all sizes with prizes and cameras in-hand to deliver race day social media and...

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    May 29 2019

    The Battle Within

    In a sport that thrives on athletes being strong and having your sh-- together, Brenna "Red Beast" Calvert shares a rare glimpse of her more vulnerable side including frequent bouts of depression and anxiety.

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    April 23 2019

    Fergy Goes Freestyle

    Mike "Fergy" Ferguson tells it like it is about MudGear's Men's Freestyle Race Shorts including what he likes, what he suggests for future modifications, and how MudGear responded to early feedback.

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    April 23 2019

    Run for the Hills

    While a lot of obstacle racers focus on sheer running endurance and obstacle proficiency, Rea Kolbl shares how to master those dreaded, uphill grinds which separate the good athletes from the great.

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    April 22 2019

    MG Compression: Not Just for Mud

    Team MudGear's Heather Gollnick reminds us that MudGear tall compression socks aren't just for mud. They're also get the job done on snow and in AIRPORTS! Who knew?

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    April 22 2019

    Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Racing OCR successfully requires being uncomfortable...plain and simple! And not the kind of uncomfortable where you merely feel the urge to dial back your effort. OCR requires the kind of...

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    April 08 2019

    Coaches, Wearables, and REST

    Rebecca Hammond is running more but with less injury, and she credits it to the rest... with permission from coaches and guidance from wearable monitors.

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    April 08 2019

    I Train AND SLEEP in Calf Sleeves

    Let me tell you why I would take MudGear Compression Calf Sleeves over the $90 pair (other brand) I used to train in.  Not only are MudGear a fraction of the price, but the quality is just as good if not better. Let me explain.

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    March 31 2019

    Trail Day / Every Day

    I was on the market for a pair of well put together crew socks for the on/off season trail runs/hikes. The moment I put on MudGear’s 1/4 Crew Trail Socks, I knew right then and there that the right purchase was made!

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    March 24 2019

    Let Those Biceps Breathe

    MudGear has a legit, short-sleeve jersey, but sometimes you want to “bring out the guns.” And when you do, their sleeveless race jersey is second to none. The first detail to notice about MudGear Men’s Sleeveless Fitted Race...

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    March 24 2019

    Build a Gorilla Grip

      by Morris “Mo” Brossette | You need two things in order to successfully complete an obstacle course race. 1-you need to be able to run/walk, obviously to get you...

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    March 07 2019

    Smooth is Fast

    Speed is a tricky thing. Like anything else in life, it comes at a cost. In this case, the cost is energy. However, we can’t just spend more and more energy in order to receive more...

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    February 28 2019

    How to Start Running

    It is, after all, a large majority of an obstacle course race. However, it can be one of the hardest skills to master, unless you do it properly. I am talking about running of course.

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    February 28 2019

    How to Climb a Rope

    It is one of the main obstacles that strikes fear in many OCR athletes, and is one of the primary obstacles athletes ask to work on when they come to one of my clinics or classes.

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    February 28 2019

    Conquer Your First Obstacle Race

    2016 is here, and before we know it the obstacle racing season will be blooming with the Spring flowers (and mud). So if you’ve made it past the first step of...

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    February 28 2019

    Mistakes Happen: Learn from Them

    A journal entry from Ashley Samples (Photo credit: Jocelyn Giancarlo) One of the things I’ve learned in life is that we learn from our experience and the mistakes we have...

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    February 28 2019

    A Long Way from Georgia

    A journal entry from Lefty Kapanadze I was born and raised in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. In a family with an athletic background, I was the only one to battle...

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    February 28 2019

    Explore the World on Two Feet

    I just returned from my vacation in Europe, and after over two weeks of a break -my fitness is at the same level as when I left.

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    February 28 2019

    Tiffany Palmer

    Since earning a podium finish at her first ever Spartan Race, Tiffany Palmer has become a respected racer and trainer who has led the pack at dozens of Spartan, Savage and OCRWC races including traveling to London in 2018 to represent Team MudGear.

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    February 27 2019

    Tia Reagan

    Tia began running competitively in high school and immediately developed a passion for the sport. Her success led her to train with an Olympic Development team sponsored by Adidas in Austin, Texas. Tia focused on the 5000 meters and 10,000 meters. She has a 5k PR of 15:47 and a 10k PR of 33:15. Tia is excited about her transition from the roads and track to obstacle course racing.

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    February 27 2019

    Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent has won over 30 elite Spartan Races and has proven to be one of the most versatile athletes in the sport. Whether competing in a 13 mile Spartan Beast or a 3 mile Stadium Sprint, Ryan enjoys all of it and quite often finds himself on the podium.

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    February 26 2019

    Rebecca Hammond

    Rebecca Hammond entered the OCR world in March 2018 and shocked the everyone with second place finishes at Spartan North American Championships, Spartan World Championships and OCR 3k World Champs. Now in her sophomore season, Hammond has quickly evolved from "dark horse" to crowd favorite.

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    February 26 2019

    Rea Kolbl

    Rea Kolbl discovered OCR in 2016 as a perfect blend of her childhood obsession with sports and adult passion for trail-running. She quickly established herself as an elite competitor and acquired many of the sport's highest honors and most coveted victories.

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    February 26 2019