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Tough Mudder’s “Funky Monkey 2.0”

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Tough Mudder’s “Funky Monkey 2.0”   To ensure success on Tough Mudder’s “Funky Monkey 2.0” they recommend you take three steps to make it across: Bar Hangs, Side to Side Pull-Ups, and Bicycle Pull-Ups. If you don’t make it across and are either forced to let go or you lose your grip, you will meet a small lake of water down below to break your fall. If you remember what it was like to cross the monkey bars in elementary, you will have no problem with these bars. In addition to these recommended exercises, training at MP USA can give…

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Ironman: The 112-Mile Bike Ride

Ironman The 112-Mile Bike Ride

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Ironman The 112-Mile Bike Ride The Ironman 112-mile bike ride is the longest race you will have in the Ironman competition. There are certain elements of being on a bike that long you will need to address before you are ready to compete. Biking can be very hard on your back and your neck. Once you ride consistently during your training, you will have an idea of what muscles will need to be worked out in order to be comfortable while competing. Entering bike races around where you live is another way to train for this long bike ride. Start…

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Ironman: Nutrition Recommendations

Ironman: Nutrition Recommendations

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Ironman: Nutrition Recommendations The need for proper nutrition is essential when you are training. You cannot expect your body to function at its peak performance if you are not giving it the fuel it needs. Before you begin training, it might be a good idea to consult a nutritionist to see what would be best for you. Carbohydrates are essential when it comes to a long workout and can spare your body’s own energy source. This is the quickest way to feed your muscles what was lost during your workout. Eating carbohydrates right after a workout is a guarantee that…

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Training for Your First Ironman Race

Training for Your First Ironman Race

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Training for Your First Ironman Race Training for your first Ironman Race require months of preparation to mentally and physically prepare for what lies ahead. Ironman suggests hiring a swim coach to pick up any weakness in your swimming technique. Also, they suggest having a professional bike fitting to make sure you are as efficient as possible with your biking technique. A six-month training program is necessary to make sure you are in great physical shape. Ironman lists on their website what you need to do to ensure you can compete in one of their races. Swimming, bicycling, and running…

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Spartan Race: Typical Obstacles to Expect Part 1

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Spartan Race: Typical Obstacles to Expect Part 1 This is the first list of the most common obstacles you will face in any given Spartan Race. They also include other obstacles, which they like to surprise their participants with. Atlas Carry The “Atlas Carry” is a 100-pound block of cement that you carry 15 yards in between two flags and once you get to the first flag you sit the cement down, do 5 burpees, pick the cement back up and carry it back to the first flag. If you can’t complete this obstacle you will be penalized. Barbed Wire…

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Which Spartan Race is right for you?

Which Spartan Race is right for you?

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Which Spartan Race is right for you? The Spartan Race has three different options when it comes to their races. Each one is equally tough; it just depends on your fitness level. Spartan races are not for someone that is looking just have a good time, they are physically challenging as well as mentally. A good training program is important to ensure you don’t get injured and you are able to finish the race. The “Spartan Sprint” is over three miles and includes “20 Signature Spartan Obstacles” to contend with. The website for Spartan doesn’t say which obstacles are included…

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The Warrior Dash: Goliath

The Warrior Dash: Goliath

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The Warrior Dash: Goliath “Goliath” is a two-story climb up a cargo net that will take you on to wooden planks that you must walk across, balancing as you go. Then you come to a giant 30-foot slide that you go down until you hit the bottom into a shallow pool of water. Warrior Dash recommends three skills for mastering this obstacle: Seated Rows, Squats, and Descending down the slide without touching the sides. They want you to put your hands up at the end as you fall into the pool. Seated Rows In at seated position on a low…

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The Warrior Dash: Chaotic Cargo

The Warrior Dash: Chaotic Cargo

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The Warrior Dash: Chaotic Cargo The “Chaotic Cargo” is 60 feet of cargo net that you’ll climb up and then you’ll cross another 10 feet of shifting cargo net. This requires three skills to complete this obstacle: Vertical Rope Climbing, Chin-Ups, and Addressing Your Fear of Heights. Vertical Rope Climbing Climbing a rope requires upper body strength, so in order to ensure you can get to the top, upper body strength training will be required. Keeping a firm grip on the rope, you propel yourself up the rope with your arms and also your feet. Increasing your grip strength will…

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The Warrior Dash: Great Warrior Wall

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The Warrior Dash: Great Warrior Wall The “Great Warrior Wall” is a 14-foot wall caked with slick mud from other competitors. You must climb a rope that takes you to the top of the wall, climb over the top of the wall, and then climb back down the other side. Warrior Dash recommends three exercises for completing this obstacle: Squat Jumps, Burpees, and Mental Toughness. Squat Jumps From a standing position, put your arms out in front and then squat so your hips go past your knees, then when you come back up, jump, and then go back down into…

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The Warrior Dash

The Warrior Dash

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The Warrior Dash The Warrior Dash is a mud soaked obstacle course race that everyone can start and finish. This 5k race is filled with 12 obstacles and it is for the beginning racer all the way up the elite athlete. At the end of the race you win a finisher’s medal which doubles as a bottle opener and magnet, a t-shirt, a Warrior helmet, and a beer. They want you to have fun and even throw an after party for all the participants. The Warrior Dash is a race that is better with a group and they offer a discount…

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