Ultimate Obstacle Race TrainingGet Tough Enough to Crush the World's Most Bad-Ass Courses
First-ever guide to America's hot new fitness challenge - hardcore, extreme obstacle courses
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Crawl face down in mud. Slog knee-deep in frigid water. Leap through walls of fire. Hurl teammates up and over tall barricades. Extreme obstacle courses offer thrill-seekers a new kind of fast-paced fitness adventure that goes far beyond older events like marathons and triathlons. With step-by-step instructions and extensive course summaries, the training program in this book gives readers the ability to develop the full-body physical strength and fearless mental endurance needed to conquer every obstacle on any course. Modeled on Special Forces training blueprints, obstacle course events have attracted millions of participants over the past ten years. Their popularity continues to surge: in 2012, hundreds of events are scheduled across the United States, Canada, and Britain, ranging from kid-friendly short sprints to the extreme 48-hour Spartan Death Race.
In this one-of-a-kind book, the authors, veteran obstacle course racers, show readers how to gain the fitness, dexterity, and confidence needed for course challenges such as mud slopes, climbing ropes, and log hauls. Covering all the major obstacles and providing tips about race-specific events like evading zombies during Run For Your Lives, enduring Tough Mudder’s "Electroshock Therapy" and surviving Spartan Race's Gladiator Arena, this book is a must for anyone looking for instruction and inspiration to release their inner champion.
Satisfy your hunger for adventure, quench your thirst for competition and prepare for the most fun you've ever had in the mud. Ultimate Obstacle Race Training introduces you to these exhilarating events with detailed descriptions of races for every level. Packed with easy-to-follow workouts and step-by-step instructions, this book will help you develop the speed and strength you'll need to crush any obstacle. By race day you'll be ready to dominate every mud pit and celebrate as you cross the finish line.