My fitness journey begins

and away we go….

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Killington: The Return

Every Spartan racer knows that Killington Vermont is the birthplace of the Spartan Beast. It’s considered the toughest Spartan Beast in the United States. The race itself is located on the local skiing resort, and is surrounded by lots of

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2 Fast 2 Spartan

This weekend was the Spartan Sprint in Mechanicsville Maryland. This course was laid out next to the Speedway and speed was definitely the theme of the weekend. Very flat course, only a couple hundred feet of elevation. Nice flat central

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Go West, young man!

This weekend was a race I had been looking forward to all season. The Military Sprint in West Point New York. This is the first Military Sprint I have ever done, so I wasn’t sure what the differences were from

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Self-reflection

Normally I write posts about different races I’ve run. But this week I thought I’d try something different. This week was my birthday, and any time that comes around, I think about the last year and where I am with

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When it rains, it pours

If you’ve been following my activities, you know that originally my plan for this year was a 3X Trifecta. However, when one of my friends invited me to come do a double Spartan Super weekend in Massachusetts, I couldn’t turn

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Make Washington great again

After a series of really tough Blue Mountain races, I was looking forward to getting a small “break” by doing the stadium race at Washington Nationals park. My last stadium race had been a wet and slippery mess since it

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My brothers keeper

So after the beating at the Blue Mountain Super, I was signed up to also do the Sprint the next day. The was my 12th race of the year. However, this race was going to be much different than the

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Ran my first #TerrainRace today. Runner’s course on a horse race track. Some very different and challenging obstacles that required a lot of grip strength. Got a chance to talk to the head MC Shay, awesome high energy guy. Lots of fun for different skill levels and even kids. πŸ€‘πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½
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 #OCR #ObstacleCourseRacing #FitFour #BROCR #FitFourGloves #IRunFor #Workout #Run #FitFam #Finisher #Motivation  #WeAreSpartan #Exercise #DaMENACE #Medal #MedalAddict #EarnYourGlory #Boots2Asses #Fitspo #TeamBuffBoxx #TeamBelieve923 #TeamMeAgainstMe #XTerrainAthlete #LehighValleySpartans #TeamClinchGear My face when I realize there’s only 3 races left in my 2017 OCR season 😒 .
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#SpartanRace #Spartan #SpartanInTraining #Reebok #OCR #ObstacleCourseRacing #FitFour #BROCR #FitFourGloves #IRunFor #Workout #Run #FitFam #Finisher #Motivation  #WeAreSpartan #Exercise #DaMENACE #Medal #MedalAddict #EarnYourGlory #Boots2Asses #Fitspo #TeamBuffBoxx #TeamBelieve923 #TeamMeAgainstMe #XTerrainAthlete #LehighValleySpartans #TeamClinchGear Juan and I looking like a couple of superheroes in our #FireJumpFriday pic. Our bodies were beat after doing the Beast twice, but seeing that fire was like heaven! Because we knew the free bananas were waiting for us! πŸ€‘πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½
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#SpartanRace #Spartan #SpartanInTraining #Reebok #OCR #ObstacleCourseRacing #FitFour #BROCR #FitFourGloves #IRunFor #Workout #Run #FitFam #Finisher #Motivation  #WeAreSpartan #DaMENACE #Medal #MedalAddict #EarnYourGlory #Boots2Asses #Fitspo #TeamBuffBoxx #TeamBelieve923 #TeamMeAgainstMe #XTerrainAthlete #LehighValleySpartans #TeamClinchGear First run since Killington. Slower than normal. Legs felt good but heavy (moms spaghetti) πŸ€‘πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½
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#SpartanRace #Spartan #SpartanInTraining #Reebok #OCR #ObstacleCourseRacing #FitFour #BROCR #FitFourGloves #IRunFor #Workout #Run #FitFam #Finisher #Motivation  #WeAreSpartan #Exercise #DaMENACE #Medal #MedalAddict #EarnYourGlory #Boots2Asses #Fitspo #TeamBuffBoxx #TeamBelieve923 #TeamMeAgainstMe #XTerrainAthlete #LehighValleySpartans #TeamClinchGear Despite running the Killington Beast twice last weekend, I had no issues with the grip obstacles. My arms were tired, but I was able to keep a firm grip on the different obstacles, thanks in part to my FitFour gloves. Even though the rings were slick I managed to get through the Multi-Rig twice. Plus I had no cuts or ripped calluses. .
When you decide to order your pair, use my code DAMENACE37 to save 10% off of your order! πŸ€‘πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½
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#SpartanRace #Spartan #SpartanInTraining #Reebok #OCR #ObstacleCourseRacing #FitFour #BROCR #FitFourGloves #IRunFor #Workout #Run #FitFam #Finisher #Motivation  #WeAreSpartan #Exercise #DaMENACE #Medal #MedalAddict #EarnYourGlory #Boots2Asses #Fitspo #TeamBuffBoxx #TeamBelieve923 #TeamMeAgainstMe #XTerrainAthlete #LehighValleySpartans #TwisterThursday So Twister is one of my favorite obstacles. But it’s one a lot of people struggle with. So I wanted to share my method for completing it. First, if your shorter like me, use the outside lanes so u can use the side poles to reach up and pull the first bar down to you. If you’re jumping up to start the obstacle, you’re expending extra energy and it’s going to be tough to finish. I face twister head on so my arms are reaching the same length on either side. I take my time, I don’t rush to grab the bar at the higher points because that can throw off your body. When I get to the transitions, I only grab the skinny inner bars, not the fat outside bars. The skinny bars require less grip strength because you can wrap your whole hand around them. .
Hope these tips help next time you face twister!! Thanks to @cheyfit_stayfit  for the recording it and @zlos13 for his cameo at the end. AROO!! πŸ€‘πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½
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