This month we learn all about what makes Lorenzo Contreras tick, his joy of the sport, and his gratitude for the Beast OCR team and racing community. We will also discuss some workouts to help build your strength for those heavy OCR carries. Last, check out the nutrition section for tips to enjoy the holiday meals without overindulging or feeling deprived.
Happy Thanksgiving from Beastnet! We have a very special episode for you today.
Pretty Mike sits down with the founder and CEO of More Heart than Scars Zack Paben. Zack recently returned from Saudi Arabia where he gave a talk about More Heart Than Scars and the Black Mountain academy.
Today Hammer talks with Brianne Showman about being a physical trainer at Get Your Fix Physical Therapy, being an OCR trainer, and her podcast the Highly Functional podcast. Listen and subscribe here: https://hardwodderone.com/category/highly-functional/
Brianne also has a Facebook group Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Athlete Health And Performance that you should join for tips and trick on better training. Kyle and Brianne talk allot about strengthening and injuries that are OCR specific and her mission to help her clients overcome them. This is a great episode going in depth on things you can do to better prepare for the course.
Today Hammer talks with Doug Arant from the Beasts OCR group. He recently traveled to Greece for the Spartan Trifecta weekend. They talk about the course, the food, and Greece. They go into depth about walking 15k steps everyday without the additional steps the course added to it and the craziness that was traffic in Athens. Doug talks about how Sparta embraced the entire event and how the parade of nations felt.
Today Hammer talks with Lindsay Smith. They talk about many things including her background in teaching, what got her into OCR, her first Spartan and the madness that ensued after she caught the race bug. She is a trainer at a Tough Mudder Bootcamp in Tough Mudder Bootcamp Sawyer Heights. She is returning to racing after a hiatus to have her son. Lindsay recently completed the Bone Frog Trident after this was recorded. This is a fun episode, make sure you listen to the end.
Today Hammer talks with Jonathan Redmond. You may know him as Spartan East Coast Lead Krypteia Jonny Red. They talk about how he got into racing and going from couch coach to Spartan Krypteia. Hammer and Jonny talk about parenthood and the joys of seeing your children go out and perform. They also talk about Hammer’s first Tough Mudder and share some laughs.
Today Mike talks with Tina Johnson about her son’s world record run for veteran suicide awareness. This has the longest post attached for an episode I’ve ever written. But please, scroll through the entire post.
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Today Pretty Mike catches up with Tatianna Pugmire after her completion of the Ultra Beast. They talk about life, the curve balls that life contains, racing, helping her friend through the Ultra Beast and more. Mike talks about his marathon and invites Tatianna to join him on the Tunnel Marathon.
On this special edition of BeastNet Pretty Mike, Hammer, and Brother Boggs all get on the line and discuss the show.
Stories about Spartan, Tough Mudder, Run A Muck with Pennies for Quarters, and more. This is a fun episode that dives into the beginnings of BeastNet through that one time when Mike almost hung up the microphone. A Special thanks to Adam, Tatianna, and Ashley for our intros over the years and to everyone who has been with us through the first two years. Here’s to many more!
This time Pretty Mike talks with Rob Barger of RedPath Performance Group. They talk about Redpath’s beginnings, what got Rob into racing, working at Spartan, completing Death Race while being Joe De Sena’s assistant and more. Mike and Rob also get into discussion about Go Ruck and competitive shooting. This episode touches on so many things, you’ll have to tune in to hear about it all!