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Day 16: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 16: As mentioned previously on Day 6 and Day 11, obstacle course racing is an endurance sport. Unlike Ninja Warrior or similar short-form obstacle courses, OCR courses typically take an hour or more to complete. And you’re typically wet and dirty while doing it. For today’s

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Day 15: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 15: It’s a scary moment when you round a corner on a course and came face-to-face dangling wires blowing in the breeze. Obstacle racing is notorious for having electrified obstacles in some races! Today’s challenge is to prepare yourself for the shock of overcoming

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Day 14: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 14: Don’t be afraid to get dirty and build some functional strength. Pull out a spade and work your arms, back, grip and more with some good old fashioned exercise. Dig a hole 1m deep as fast as possible. The bonus of this challenge

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Day 13: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 13: Today we bring you a workout previously featured in our Workout of the Month series. This workout takes you through varied styles of running crammed back-to-back, exactly the type of demands you’d encounter in an obstacle race. It’s split in to 5 minute

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Day 12: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 12: Emergency… the ground is lava! We’re taking a day off running today to work instead on obstacle skills – find a suitably obstacle dense area, such as your living room or children’s playground, and work on navigating from point A to point B

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Day 11: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 11: As mentioned previously on Day 6, obstacle course racing is an endurance sport. Unlike Ninja Warrior or similar short-form obstacle courses, OCR courses typically take an hour or more to complete. And you’re typically wet and dirty while doing it. For today’s advent

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Day 10: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 10: Today, work on your balance technique. Obstacle racing isn’t just on flat, paved roads it involves technical injury-prone terrain and sometimes balance-based obstacles. Practicing your balance can improve your joint stability, body awareness, proprioception, and efficiency of movement – to bulletproof your ankles

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Day 9: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 9: While obstacle racing is a running based sport it also throws roadblocks in your path. You’ll be more comfortable while running an obstacle race if you know you’re capable of switching between running, varying movements, and back to running again seamlessly. Today’s challenge

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Day 8: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 8: Recovery challenge: meditate. Try a few minutes, if you’ve never done it before. Meditation can help you to make decisions, manage stress, feel more at peace, less anxious, less tired, and more focused. Check out how Spartan Racers meditate. Obstacle Racers NZ Advent Calendar! Each day

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Day 7: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 7: A quick intense sprinting session is your advent challenge for today! x8 100m sprints. Go full throttle for 100m as if you were running for your life from a saber-tooth tiger, take enough time to rest inbetween sprints to let your heart rate