5 Tips To Prepare For Your First Obstacle Race

By Joe De Sena

Preparing for your first obstacle race? Here are five tips to help you get ready for the big day.

5 Tips To Prepare For Your First Obstacle Race

1 RUN

At least three days per week. Include a 60- to 90-minute slow run, a 30- to 50-minute hard run, and an interval day where you do either repeated sprints or a 40- to 60-minute run with several max effort sprints of varying distances peppered throughout.

2 COMMIT TO YOGA

Do yoga as often as possible. This is key to getting the balance and flexibly needed to perform your best and avoid injury.

5 Tips To Prepare For Your First Obstacle Race

3 OVERDOSE ON PULLUPS

Add structured sets of pull-ups into your workouts at least twice a week. Add a pull-up bar in your bedroom doorway and each time you walk by, perform a few reps.

4 WAKE UP AND BURP

Do at least 30 burpees each morning. Burpees are a great total-body exercise that will help build endurance.

5 Tips To Prepare For Your First Obstacle Race

5 CLIMB AND BEAR IT

Practice rope climbs and bear crawls as often as possible. Aim for one to three days per week after your workouts.

5 Tips To Prepare For Your First Obstacle Race 5 Tips To Prepare For Your First Obstacle Race

Joe De Sena is the co-founder of Spartan Race. If you have a question for Joe, email it to editor@fitnessrxmag.com.

Headshot photo courtesy of Barrie Fisher.

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