December 30, 2014
Oh yeah, baby.
Obstacle racing gives you the ultimate primal feeling of getting down, getting dirty and living life at a slightly dangerous level.
Getting a few scrapes, bruises, cuts, and lots of dirt.
And enjoying the hell out of every last minute of it.
Today, I'm giving you a very short video and a very cool special announcement. Let's first lighten things up with that video – which includes a handy tire-flipping tip…
…and now, on to the press release, which happens to mention yours truly.
Ben Greenfield, a coach, speaker, and New York Times Bestselling author, has teamed up with top Spartan athlete Hunter McIntyre to launch the “Obstacle Dominator” training program – a downloadable training plan for obstacle racing that includes workout programs for all distances and abilities, diets and recipes, how-to guides for creating and completing obstacles, and insider interviews with the top athletes in the sport of obstacle racing.
From Spartan races to Tough Mudder, Dirty Dash, Tough Guy, Mud Run, Warrior Dash, obstacle racing is a rapidly growing sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges that are in the form of obstacles. Obstacles include climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water, crawling under barbed wire, and jumping through fire. Races vary in both distance and challenge level, combining trail running, road running, and cross country running.
“Obstacle racing an amazing experience that is taking the world by storm,” says Greenfield, “but it’s also a brutal sport that can cause injuries, burnout, or just a very unpleasant day unless you prepare with the right kind of training, workouts, recovery, pacing, gear, and nutrition. Whether people are wanting to dominate their next obstacle race, or just learn the sport of obstacle racing, Hunter and I teach you everything you need to know in an easy and fun format.”
In the Obstacle Dominator package, Hunter and Ben reveal all their tips for optimizing the obstacle training and racing experience, covering everything from increasing endurance, strength, speed and dexterity, dealing with common injuries, eating before, during and after workouts and races, the best workouts for obstacle racing, making your own obstacles and much more.
The Obstacle Dominator package includes:
-A training manual with six different workout plans for all levels and race distances, including Spartan Sprints, Spartan Supers, Spartan Beasts, and a “minimalist” plan.
-Step-by-step videos that walk the user through proper technique for each obstacle.
-12 audio interviews with top pro athletes about their exercise and diets, along with an insider interview with Spartan CEO Joe DeSena.
-A “How To Create Your Own Obstacle Course” guide, complete with easy-to-follow instructions for making everything from spears to walls.
-Full audio transcripts of Ben and Hunter’s popular “Obstacle Dominator” podcast.
-A 12 week nutrition plan for obstacle training and racing, with detailed recipes.
-An unconventional guide to obstacle training that includes the optional use of kettlebells, sandbags, medicine balls, maces and battle ropes.
-Exclusive discounts to the most popular races.
“This is bar none the most comprehensive obstacle training and racing guide you’re going to find anywhere,” Hunter says, “We didn’t pull any punches. It’s been an exhausting year putting all this information together for the obstacle racing world, but now we’ve got pretty much the last solution you’ll ever need to go do an obstacle race, and to get really good at them too.”
If you've ever wondered how to train for an obstacle race, what obstacle racing feels like, or you're bored with clean, pristine, ho-hum or ineffective workouts, this done-for-you, zero-guesswork bundle is for you.
It's 77 bucks for the first week of 2015 (after that the price goes up to 97). Even if you never plan on doing an obstacle race, this thing will get you ripped, make you tough as nails, and ensure that you're never bored with your workouts again.
Leave any questions below, (and stay tuned to the YouTube Obstacle Dominator channel for even more hilarious videos).