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Tips from Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder wants to prepare you for race day as much as possible with helpful tips from their Instagram.

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January 23 2021

Working with Weight Vests

Training for an obstacle course race using a weight vest can be help you build strength and endurance. Here's are recommendations for adding a weight vest to your training.

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September 20 2020

What We Love and Hate About Flipping Tires

Here's what we love and hate about tire flipping plus other exercises you can do with tires.

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August 30 2020

How to Train for a Spartan Race

Don't know what to expect at your first Spartan Race? MudGear has you covered with a detailed training plan as well as tips for doing proper RECON before your event. Learn how to research the course. Then, prepare your mind and body for running and obstacles.

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March 01 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mudman Reveals How to Conquer Your First Obstacle Race

A Mudman Pro Tip from Kevin "Mudman" LaPlatney     2016 is here, and before we know it the obstacle racing season will be blooming with the Spring flowers (and mud). So...

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January 05 2016

Post Race Recovery

A Mudman Pro Tip from Kevin “Mudman” LaPlatney    No doubt you have all read some of these viral news articles on the extreme and terrible dangers of this scary sport...

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December 04 2015

No Gym? No Problem!

A Mudman Pro Tip from Kevin "Mudman" LaPlatney  Some of the most important training for OCR doesn’t necessarily require any fancy equipment or expensive gym membership.  And most of these routines...

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November 16 2015

How to “Survive" Tough Mudder

A Mudman Pro Tip from Kevin “Mudman” LaPlatney   While we all know Tough Mudder is “not a race, but a challenge,” a big part of their slogan comes from the fact...

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October 30 2015