Sandbag Training Tips for Obstacle Course Racing

Crystal SeaverNearly all Obstacle Course Events include a heavy carry component and even those that don’t require hill climbing ability. These training challenges are best approached outdoors and typically best conducted by mimicking the actual challenge.  Where am I going with this you might ask? In this episode I have the pleasure of sharing some of my training tips with Crystal Seaver, Master Trainer for Wreck Bag, a product produced by Lindonfitness.com.

If you participate in Spartan Races, Battlefrog events or even World’s Toughest Mudder, you will benefit greatly by employing the workouts I share in this episode. If you don’t own a Wreck Bag and having been trying to make a shift carry tool, you’re being penny thrift and a pound foolish. If you’ve been thinking about a purchase, listen to this episode and take notes! I’ll tell you how to develop explosive hill climbing/bag carry power.

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2 comments for “Sandbag Training Tips for Obstacle Course Racing

  1. PJ
    August 11, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Richard,
    I love the OCR topics since that is what I mainly participate in.
    I know this episode’s subject was sand bag training (and I think I’ll give the farmer’s daughter workout a try).
    But, I’ve not heard you talk much about heart rate training lately. You used to recommend a lot of time spent on aerobic base training, at least in the beginning.
    Do you still feel the same about that? Maybe you feel you’ve said about all that needs to be said?
    Thanks.

    • diazhp
      August 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      As a matter of fact, yes, I am still heavy into heart rate specific training, even when doing high intensity work. All athletes require a sound aerobic foundation for varying reasons. I’ll talk about this more with time. Thanks for listening.

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