How do I practice an obstacle course?

How do I practice an obstacle course?

Here is how I recommend training for such a test:

  1. Continue with upper body strength / endurance workouts.
  2. Repeat 5-10 times Run 100m fast Pushups 10-20 reps Pullups or flexed arm hang 15-20 seconds worth Dips or bench dips – 10-20 reps.
  3. Grip.
  4. Balance.
  5. Weights or Calisthenics.

What is obstacle course training?

An obstacle course is a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual, team or animal must navigate, usually while being timed. Obstacle courses can include running, climbing, jumping, crawling, swimming, and balancing elements with the aim of testing speed, endurance and agility.

What is OCR workout?

Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a rapidly growing sport in which participants compete and cooperate to get through a series of obstacles, mental challenges, rugged terrain, and, of course, mud. Each race series has its own feel that includes one of three primary focuses: muddy fun, compete, and endure.

Which obstacle race is best for beginners?

The 5k Foam Fest is the easiest, all the way down to Spartan Race Sprint as the hardest “beginner-friendly” races. If you’re looking for a good reason to get muddy and experience a challenging obstacle course race (the cool kids say “OCR”), our best suggestion is to start with Warrior Dash or Rugged Maniac.

What is the hardest physical challenge?

Marathon de Sables

How do I train for my first Spartan Race?

Keep it simple when working on lower body strength. Squats, lunges and deadlifts will prepare your muscles for the challenges of a Spartan Race. Other helpful exercises include box jumps, tuck jumps, jumping lunges and other plyometric movements.

What is the distance of a 50K?

roughly 31 miles

How much does an obstacle course cost?

According to Obstacle Racer Magazine, a typical obstacle course race costs between $130,000 and $420,000 – that’s serious cash. Some entrepreneurs are realizing their work isn’t generating the rewards they predicted, and are being forced to close their doors.

How much do professional obstacle course runners make?

Even Brit Jonathon Albon — who made more than $82,000 as an obstacle-course racing (OCR) professional in 2016, including a $50,000 one-day payout on the top World’s Toughest Mudder team — is getting a part-time job “to give my week some structure and help my Norwegian learning,” he told GrindTV.

How do you become a professional athlete OCR?

How to Become An Elite OCR Athlete

  1. Know the Race Company. Each race company is a little different.
  2. Know the Terrain.
  3. Decide What TYPE of Athlete You Want To Be.
  4. Your Training Needs to Match Your Racing.
  5. Your Nutrition Needs to Be On Point.
  6. Take Phenomenal Care of Your Body.
  7. Get a Coach or Mentor.
  8. Work.

What does Spartan age group mean?

Age Group: Similar to the Elite Heat except in this category, you only compete against racers in the same age bracket (and gender based on heat capacity). Some age brackets will have there own start time. The top three finishers in each age bracket will receive awards.

How do you qualify for Spartan Elite?

Elite Category Qualification Criteria One or more top 5 Age Group finishes at Spartan OCR events in the Age Group category in the same or previous calendar year for which you are applying. A top 5 AG/top 10 elite finish in 2021 would qualify you for a 2021 and/or 2022 EQC.

How long should you train for a Spartan Race?

Start with five rounds of at least two of the exercises below, three times a week, for at least a month leading up to the race (two months is even better). Rest one minute between each exercise. You can do this as a complete workout, part of a bigger strength training program, or as a finisher after a run.


Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.