Medicine Ball Slam

The medicine ball slam is an obstacle that is straight out of the gym and brought only to Spartan Race Stadium Sprints.  There are two different weights – 25 lb. for men and 15 lb. for women. What you do is pick up the ball to above your head and then slam it to the […]

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 […]

Spartan UP! – review

I was lucky enough to find myself with a copy of the new book by Joe DeSena, Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life, before its release for a review. I didn’t know at all was what the book would consist of. My initial thought was that this […]

Lead up to the Spartan Ultra Beast – part 2

Spartan Race Ultra Beast Countdown Clock:   After some great answers from Part 1 here we are for Part 2 of the Lead up to the Spartan Ultra Beast series. The people over at Spartan Race HQ announced this years race and there was something interesting: no application to get in. The doors are now wide […]

How To – Spear Throw

The Spear Throw is a staple of Spartan Races and one of the obstacles that is unique to them.  It’s a simple obstacle, you walk up to a target and get one chance to throw a crude spear into a hay bale that is representing something like the torso of an enemy. If you miss, […]

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 […]