MudGear Socks and Shirt Review

MudGear is company that focuses on making the best obstacle racing specific gear around. They even have the slogan, “Because warriors are not made on treadmills.” This speaks to their entire approach to creating tough enduring garments that have all the needed features for a long wet and muddy race. For this review I’m going to […]

Spartan Race Tuxedo NBCSN

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Reebok All Terrain Super – Review

It is also worth reading the comparison between the Reebok All Terrain Super and All Terrain Sprint Version that I wrote, there are more specs on both of them. I took as long as possible to get the most thorough review possible for the Reebok All Terrain Super running shoes. It’s been over 4 months […]

You need to be racing in compression shorts (spandex)

Everyone has what they think is the silver bullet for the racing and training gear needs but we often will shy away from some of them because we aren’t sure we want to be that guy (or gal). Things like nipple tape, tall compression socks, hydration packs, or Spandex are what some people look at and say, […]

The Lost Tribe Expedition 2014 Review

I had the chance to participate in the inaugural race (May 17, 2014) for the The Lost Tribe Expedition race series and it was a real eye opener and great learning experience for me (and likely them).  I went into the event completely blind to what I was about to do except for knowing it was […]

Probar Bolt Energy Chew Review

In my last review, I looked at Vega Sport Endurance Gels as a whole-food based, natural alternative to maltodextrin based gels and chews. While maltodextrin is gaining popularity in the endurance community, a lot of athletes report stomach issues, gut bombs, and other problems with it, and thus prefer other carbohydrate sources. For such a […]

Summer Death Race 2014 – Pre Race

The Summer Death Race is the paramount event for obstacle racing in the United States. It is what started the entire Spartan Race series back in 2007 when a few crazy guys decided they needed to push people to the physical and mental limit. That’s all the history you need because the race is the toughest […]

Obstacle How To – Monkey Net

A new obstacle for 2014 is the Monkey Net over water.  For this obstacle you approach a pit of water and step up on to a bar or log so you can reach the cargo net that hangs over it. You then use the cargo net as if it is a set of monkey bars and […]

Lock Laces Review

I’m officially converted to a Lock Laces user after my recent usages in obstacle course racing. If you’re new to lock laces they are a really simple concept made right, they are a standard shoe lace replacement. How they work is by removing your old laces and then using their bungee type cord to relace […]

Moxy Monitor Review

The Moxy Monitor uses one of the coolest technologies that I’ve seen in a long time. What the Moxy monitor does is measure the levels of oxygen in the blood of whatever muscle it is attached to. They have made this technology work by using light emitting infrared diodes that pass through the skin and reflect to […]