12 Books You Need To Read This Summer If You Are An OCR Athlete

12 Books You Need To Read This Summer If You Are An OCR Athlete

June 11, 2019

In search of a beach read for that next family vaca but coming up empty-handed? Check out our 2019 OCR Reading List! A mix of entertainment, inspiration/motivation, and helpful training tips to keep your head in the game all summer long.

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Ultra Mantras: What OCR Athletes Are REALLY Saying To Themselves While Racing

Ultra Mantras: What OCR Athletes Are REALLY Saying To Themselves While Racing

May 29, 2019 2 Comments

What motivates YOU to keep going during a race when you're all alone, and the fatigue starts to sink in, and your muscles are screaming and you can feel your body start to break down? In the moment when everything inside you is telling you to stop, what internal script causes your body to continue to move? 

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What Are The 4 BEST EXERCISES FOR OCR?

May 16, 2019

Training for an obstacle course race can be overwhelming. You've gotta work on speed. Endurance. Agility. Grip strength. Brute force. In this article, OCR fitness coach Joel Hayes gives us his tips for the most efficient exercises to improve your Race Day performance. These 4 exercises will give you the most bang for your buck and get you well on your way to OCR greatness. Check it out!

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The Night Before Your Spartan Ultra: Last Minute Tips And Tricks To Get You Through The Race

The Night Before Your Spartan Ultra: Last Minute Tips And Tricks To Get You Through The Race

April 26, 2019

It's the night before race day. If you're still asking what shoes to wear, you're already screwed.

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Think You're TOO SHORT To Run An Obstacle Course Race? Guess Again.

Think You're TOO SHORT To Run An Obstacle Course Race? Guess Again.

April 17, 2019

You don't have to be 6' with a huge wingspan to be able to crush an OCR. Check out this insight from the 5'2 Ninja himself along with specific exercises to get you over that 8' wall.

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Kick Your OCR Training Up A Notch With This WOD From Spartan Pro Team Athlete Rebecca Hammond

Kick Your OCR Training Up A Notch With This WOD From Spartan Pro Team Athlete Rebecca Hammond

March 26, 2019

They don't call her the "Harvard Hammer" for nothing. Give this WOD a try and show up for your next OCR ready to BRING IT.

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Spartan Race Ultra Drop Bin Guide

Spartan Race Ultra Drop Bin Guide

March 14, 2019 2 Comments

The Drop Bin: it can be the key to your ultimate success or failure in a Spartan Race Ultra, and can make the difference between earning that glorious belt buckle and the disappointment of a DNF. The Drop Bin is your tool kit; your right-hand man; the little bag of tricks you can fill with whatever you think is gonna get you over the finish line. In this article we dive into how to decide what to put in the bin, the things you definitely shouldn't leave out, and how to set yourself up for success. Ultra Success.

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Brand Spotlight: Tailwind Nutrition

Brand Spotlight: Tailwind Nutrition

March 07, 2019

In this Brand Spotlight, read up on one of the obstacle course race world's favorite brands: Tailwind. We'll dive into how it works, what makes it stand out from other OCR nutrition options, and how one of the most loved endurance fuel brands all started with one man's head in a trash can.

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OCR Office Fitness

OCR Office Fitness

February 27, 2019

The office can be a place where fitness goals go to die. But it doesn't have to be! Check out these simple tips to keep your obstacle course race training on point during the workday, and maybe even convert some of your coworkers into future OCR addicts.

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The Good Old Days Are Over…Or Are They??

The Good Old Days Are Over…Or Are They??

February 19, 2019

Ever been running an OCR and feel like you were in an actual boot camp? US Navy veteran Erin Cobb knows exactly what that feels like! Read on to learn about her journey in the military, some of the most important lessons she learned about shared responsibility and teamwork, what drew her into the world of obstacle course racing, and why she's never looking back.

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NOT SURE WHAT YOU NEED? START HERE

NOT SURE WHAT YOU NEED? START HERE

February 06, 2019

We know that picking out what you need for fuel during an obstacle course race can be overwhelming. How many carbs do I need? How much protein? When do I need electrolytes? Are mustard packets really the best way to combat cramping?? (Spoiler: no, they are not.)...So we put together this nifty outline to help you navigate how to use the products we carry on Fierce Gear OCR. Give it a read, and feel free to reach out with any questions! We'd be happy to help you out.

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A Medal's Worth

A Medal's Worth

January 24, 2019 2 Comments

"On average I make about $60 a medal, and I would rather have the money to be able to run more races in a sport I love than have an extra paperweight."

What is your OCR finisher medal worth to YOU? Read one racer's POV on the polarizing topic of selling finisher medals (and yes, people really do this!)

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