Archive for February, 2012

Obstacle course training

February 12th, 2012 | Range of Motion | 0 Comments

Running obstacle course races requires a unique type of fitness. Strictly Type I muscle fiber athletes(marathon runners) have a difficult time with the climbing, moving heavy objects through space and monkey bars. Strictly Type II muscle fiber athletes(power lifters, football linemen, bodybuilders) have a difficult time with the 3 -10 mile running portion. Muscular endurance training embodies both and in my opinion creates the best most well rounded athletes. An example of an effective muscular endurance workout would be pick your three favorite abdominal movements. Start with a two minute light jog or jump rope as a warm up. Pull ups to failure then abdominal movement #1. Push ups to failure then abdominal movement #2. Body Squats to failure then abdominal movement #3. Repeat for muscular endurance strength. Source: Spartan WOD

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