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Author: Pete Saenz

Understanding Your Pain Threshold

In my experience as an endurance athlete, pushing through is as much mental as it is physical. Your physical strength will only take you so far, at a certain point you will need your mental strength to kick in.  It is your brain that gets you to the finish line.  I recently read some interesting research in the perfectly named journal Pain, that gets into whether extreme endurance athletes came to their sport because of innate pain tolerance capacity or pain tolerance was a result of their training. According to the research, the way you think about PAIN completely changes the way...

How To Stop Failing Obstacles and Get 100% Obstacle Completion.

The goal for every Obstacle Course Racer should be to cross the finish line with 100% obstacle completion.  For many Racers this is easier said then done. Let's get into why this is happening and how to fix it! 1 - The most common reason is this: a lot of racers simply do not have enough upper body/grip strength to hold up their own body weight, especially while swinging through the air, on things like monkey bars, rings, ropes, etc. So how do we fix this? Well, that depends on whether your workouts mostly consist of strength training or focus more on cardio. If you...

Common Training Mistakes For Obstacle Course Racing

Are you actually doing the best types of workouts for your races, or are you just doing the workouts you KNOW already, hoping they translate to the course? The purpose of this post is to make athletes aware of a few common training mistakes so they can better prepare for their races. I want everyone who steps on the course to feel the accomplishment of pushing your body to the limit and killing that course every race! With that in mind, I’d like to take a few moments to go over some common mistakes that athletes are making in their preparation...