Reebok Sprint vs Reebok Super Comparison

I finally managed to get my hands on a pair of each Reebok All Terrain shoe, Reebok All Terrain Sprint and Reebok All Terrain Super, to take apart and check out the differences between them. There was the initial try on which many readers will know led to some fitment issues with the shoes being on the narrow side.  But what […]

Vega Sport Endurance Gel Review

With great pleasure, here is a review brought to you by one of our favorite professional OCR athletes Alec Blenis: When it comes to during-activity fueling, there are so many options out there, but most of them are all slight variations of the same thing. Maltodextrin based fueling options are the norm in the endurance […]

Hawaiian Squats

Hawaiian Squats are a new addition for 2014 to the Spartan Race stadium series of obstacles.  However they aren’t actually a hawaiian squat, but more on that later.  What Spartan Race is using as the Hawaiian Squat obstacle is you approach a row of stadium seats, and proceed to sit and stand up on every […]

Citi Field Spartan Race 2014

The Citi Field Sprint is the first of the Stadium Series of Spartan Races for 2014.  It also serves as the seasons first obstacle race for many of us more northern racers.  Being the second year at Citi Field they have definitely smoothed things out with backups and efficiency which can always be a problem […]

RecoveryPump Review

The fine folks over at RecoveryPump sent me one of their units for a two week demo/review period to put it through its paces.  In case you were wondering what a RecoveryPump is, it’s a compression device that helps circulate blood in your legs (or other body parts with sleeves). The system is relatively simple, and […]

Sandbag Carry

Sandbag carry is a catch all term for all the sandbags, pancakes, sandbells and most other similar things that you will be carrying. Standard pancake style (sandBells) are what most Spartan Races will have and is 20 lbs. for the women and 40 lbs for the men.  When it isn’t one of these on this site, […]

David Magida – Interview

David Magida is in position to make a run at the first place spot at every Spartan Race he runs this year. Having already taken first place in back to back days in Georgia(2014) he has all the signs of a great year in the making.  But not only is he one of the best Spartan […]

2nd Surge Energy Gel Review

I came across 2nd Surge Energy Gel by Pacific Health Labs which is from the same makers as Accel Gel while prepping for my comprehensive gel comparison article.  After sampling the chocolate flavored gel I realized it deserved a review all on its own. Flavor The taste of 2nd Surge chocolate is a deeper flavor that many gels.  It […]

10 foot wall Climb

A new obstacle at the Spartan race for this year was featured at the 2014 Arizona sprint for the first time. It is a 10 foot wall with ropes hanging down.  This obstacle uses strategies similar to the slippery wall.  You will want to treat it like the slippery wall by having your hands pulling on […]

Isaiah Vidal – Interview

Isaiah Vidal is a young adventure racer with big plans for the coming season. At 20 years old, last year alone, he had 6 podium(top 3) performances at Spartan Races.  This year he plans to blow that away and finish every race on the podium.  Isaiah Vidal is someone to look out for at your future […]