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The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training
 


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Energy Systems
Simply put, energy is the ability to do work, and this includes all human movement and activity. (And you will need a lot of it to get you through not only an obstacle course race but also the challenging training sessions leading up to your event.) Energy systems refer to the specific mechanisms in which energy is produced and used by your body.
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Common Obstacles for Muscular Endurance
Endurance is the greatest physical requirement in being prepared for an obstacle race. Endurance covers both aerobic capacity and muscular ability. Aerobic endurance taxes your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, while muscular endurance challenges the capacity of your muscular and skeletal systems to perform sustained work over time.
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Balance and Core Exercises
The following balance and core exercises will help you develop obstacle-specific balance and core stability for crawling through tunnels or low barriers (barbed wire, netted rope, wood planks) and walking over narrow beams as well as slippery and other unsteady surfaces.
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The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training
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A comprehensive training manual that prepares athletes for the demands of obstacle course racing. From grip strength to balance, exercises and workouts address the unique challenges of this popular sport.

© 2017
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Book   240 pages
ISBN-13: 9781492513773
 

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