April
25
2016

Episode 26: The Obstacle-Racing Overlap

By Chris 0

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Rich Borgatti is owner of Mountain Strength CrossFit and founder of Epic Race Gear. He has over 15 years of martial arts experience in addition to CrossFit and obstacle races.

2:32- Rich says the word “Ninja” (he is one)

4:00 – How Rich started training clients for Tough Mudders

5:20 – Rich starts working as a Spartan Coach Race, and describes how he runs Obstacle Course classes in his CrossFit gym

7:00 – The conditioning required to run an obstacle course race

11:15 – Who signs up to do an obstacle race? Why don’t they sign up for CrossFit?

13:40 – Timing an OCR program in your gym

15:55 – Conversion of obstacle racers into CrossFit

20:30 – Signing up singles vs. groups

21:00 – “Obstacle Immunity”

22:40 – Using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in training

24:00 – What do you need to run an OCR program at your gym?

25:00 – The role of grip strength

26:10 – Why “race fitness” is better¬†than practicing specific obstacles

27:30 – Tests to assess fitness in OC racers

30:00 – Training the mental component

31:20 – How I run OCR programs at Catalyst with no OCR experience

33:00 – The Epic Race Gear Program (click the link below)

36:15 – The value of a deadline

37:00 – Some mistakes, and the best time to start

In “Critical Questions”, I talk about how to do the hard stuff required as an entrepreneur. I also talk about the value of entrepreneurship, whether your risks pay off or not. I refer to this article: How To Do The Hard Stuff.

Recorded on April 12, 2016.

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Rich’s site is EpicRaceGear.com. One of his most popular blog posts is OCR Training for CrossFit Athletes.

You can buy his 6-Week Obstacle Course Program, including:

  • Full Six-Week OCR Program
  • Marketing Strategy and Timeline
  • Pricing Recommendations
  • Class SOPs and Talking Points

here.

Rich’s email address is rich@mountainstrength.com.

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