GASPARI NUTRITION PRESENTS a SPARTAN WOD SERIES: WOD #3 presented by Gaspari Nutrition

~By James Villepigue CSCS & Hobie Call

www.ConquerAnyCourse.com

Swim In The Gym!

This week’s WOD is a somewhat unique training technique and is recommended for more advanced athletes. If you are a beginner or intermediate athlete with an above level of physical conditioning, please use ultimate caution!

Today’s training WOD involves either the use of an inexpensive swim/scuba snorkel and/or a straw with an above average circumference, which will allow for a bit more air capacity…I get mine from a national burger chain and I’m lovin it! ;-)

If you’re the type of person who cares too much about what others think about you, you may not want to perform this technique in public. If you’re in it to win it, do what you gotta do and don’t worry about those who don’t matter anyway.

You can use this training technique to help with three aspects of race training, which will ultimately improve your race performance.

1) It will help you adjust and improve lung capacity during any endurance based activity – Is an amazing enhancer for high altitude training & race performance.

2) This will help to loosen up your rib cage by making it more flexible and will strengthen your diaphragm.  (This is an aspect of training that is often neglected by most athletes.)

3) This is one sure-fire way to spruce up one of your regular workouts in a rather unique way.

Here’s how to do it:

-If your workout lasts under 1 hour, set your watch to beep at the 1 minute mark and put it on repeat mode.

-For workouts lasting between 1-2 hours, set your watch to beep at the 2-minute mark and put it on repeat mode.

-For workouts lasting 2 or more hours, set your watch to beep at the 4-minute mark and put it on repeat mode.

Once you’re warmed up, start your watch and each time it beeps, place the snorkel in your mouth and breathe. Do your best to relax, as the more rigid you are, the more you will tense up and the more you increase your chances of hyperventilating. You’re not holding your breath here, but you will definitely be taxing your lungs by making your ability to take in oxygen much more challenging.

If you find that the snorkel breathing time frames laid out above are either too difficult or too easy, modify at your discretion and risk.

This is essentially direct exercise for your lungs and it will help to build up your lung capacity.

If at any time you become dizzy, stop immediately, breathe deeply and slowly and take a break.

You want the challenge to be present, but once the snorkel begins overly interfering/affecting the rhythm and pace of your workout, take a break.

Again, do your best to relax your body during a protocol like this. Once you master the snorkel on your training days, try spending a few minutes practicing your breathing through a straw on your non-training days. This is not easy, but can help to further build up your lung capacity.

As you find yourself becoming more comfortable using this technique, try increasing your straw breathing time by one minute on each consecutive non-training day.

*Be careful not to overdo the training day snorkel protocol or the non-training day straw breathing.  You don’t want to make yourself pass out and get hurt.

As always, please warm-up by going through one or two cycles of the Dynamic Warm-Up Routine. Just because this week’s WOD is more of a training technique using breathing protocols, you should still warm up to ensure safety.

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They are one of the few companies to sponsor independent 3rd party research on their products to prove their efficacy. Gaspari Nutrition is sold in over 85 countries and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Kroger, Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as over 100 online stores, including Bodyybuilding.com, Amazon and DrugStore.com. www.gasparinutrition.com

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GASPARI NUTRITION PRESENTS a SPARTAN WOD SERIES: WOD #2 presented by Gaspari Nutrition

~By Hobie Call & James Villepigue CSCS

www.ConquerAnyCourse.com

The following workout was designed to help improve your race run time and will greatly help maintain a high output pace.

As always, please warm-up by following the warm-up recommendations in the beginning of this week’s WOD and for a more thorough warm-up routine, perform one cycle of the Dynamic Warm-Up Routine that we discussed during last week’s WOD.

*This week’s WOD is intended to be performed on a track

WOD Warm-up: 

· Jog 100 meters followed by some light dynamic stretching…

· Without rest, now jog slightly faster than the last jog for another 100 meters followed by some light stretching.

· Continue until your 100 meter run is comfortably at your 5-k race pace.

WOD:

-Okay, so, if you’re training for a 3-mile race, follow this plan: (perform all running at your 5-k race pace)

· Run 200 meters, walk 50, jog 50.

· Run 250 meters, jog 50, walk 50, jog 50.

· (Continue this pattern, adding 50 meters each time you run, until you can no longer hold your steady 5-k pace).

· Your goal is to reach 800 meters.

-If you’re training for a 6-8 mile race, follow this plan:

(Perform all running at your 10-k race pace)

· Run 400 meters, walk 50, jog 50.

· Run 500 meters, walk 50, jog 50.

· (Continue this pattern, adding 100 meters each time you run, until you can no longer hold your steady 10-k pace).

· Your goal is to reach 1600 meters.

-If you’re training for 10-12 mile race, follow this plan:

(Perform all running at your half-marathon race pace)

· Run 1000 meters, walk 50, jog 50.

· Run 1100 meters, walk 50, jog 50.

· (Continue this pattern, adding 100 meters each time you run, until you can no longer maintain your steady half-marathon race pace).

· Your goal is to reach 2000 meters.

*Important Tip:If you expect your run will demand more physical strength than endurance & speed, wear a weight vest with a weight that you can handle using a safe and fluid heel-to-ball of foot pattern, allowing yourself to go 10 to 15 seconds slower per mile, for every 10 lbs. you carry in the vest.

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Gaspari Nutrition is an award winning global fitness leader with a mission to educate and deliver innovative, quality, and effective sports nutrition products to inspire customers in achieving their lifestyle goals. Gaspari Nutrition has become synonymous with confidence; the confidence to know that when you take a Gaspari product, you are doing the very best you can for your physique, your athletic performance, and your ultimate goal.

They are one of the few companies to sponsor independent 3rd party research on their products to prove their efficacy. Gaspari Nutrition is sold in over 85 countries and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Kroger, Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as over 100 online stores, including Bodyybuilding.com, Amazon and DrugStore.com. www.gasparinutrition.com

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by Carrie Adams

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In 2012, Spartan Race is giving you yet another reason to get dirty. We’re excited to announce our rad new sponsor; Dial® for Men. Over the course of the 2012 season, Dial will make it their mission to aid you in your quest for filthy glory. Not to mention, aid in cleaning you up afterwards.

Not sure how to get started? We’ll make it easy for you. In honor of our of our new friends at Dial® For Men and their never-ending mission to keep you clean, we give you the five steps to becoming a master of mud.

1. Find a Spartan Race. There are 36. Here’s the website: www.spartanrace.com. Get your friends, gather around a computer or your smart phone and get signed up. Teams save some green when they sign up together DSC_7035so the bigger the better. (Plus, scaling an 8 foot wall by standing on your boyfriend’s/boss’s/brother’s/wife’s back is way more fun.) Size matters, and the largest teams are winning big in 2012.

2. Sign up. If you don’t sign up, it will cost you. More cash for one thing, the earlier you register the cheaper the cost. It will also cost you your bad ass card. Spartan up, and SRTX_MB_2592register. You won’t regret it. Training starts now. Get our WOD’s to help you get ready. Free to your inbox every night.

3. Show up. You did the hard part by signing up and training hard. Now it’s time to have fun. Have you seen the obstacles? Fire jumping, spear throwing, wall climbing, barbed wire, mud pits, bucket carries… toe the line and run like hell.

BND_42194. Never Give Up. When you’re halfway through the course and your lungs are burning and your legs are cramping, just think about the bragging rights! Think of the story you’ll regale your co-workers with Monday morning around the water cooler, medal hanging from your neck. And you’ll have photographic evidence. ALL DIGITAL PRINTS ARE FREE IN 2012. That’s right. All your muddy, mucky Spartan glory will be immortalized forever on film in high resolution. So find that finish line.

5. Clean Up. With Dial® For Men supplying the soapy goodness, men and women alike will be squeaky clean in no time post-race and showing off your battle scars. Nothing hotter than a chick with a barbed wire scratch or a guy with a bruise the size of a dinner plate on his back.

2012 is the year to get dirty.

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Dial® for Men brand is thrilled to sponsor Spartan Race in 2012 as a part of our continued support of muck masters around the country in their quest for muddy glory. With products engineered to deliver the cleanest clean this side of anywhere, we have no doubt that we can combat the toughest grime the obstacles of Spartan Race have to offer. So carry on Spartan warriors: Get Your Dirt On. We’ll Get It Off.®

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by Carrie Adams

We’ve continued to receive inspired stories from our female athletes.  Here is the story of another… Beth Chapin Doblado.  Her story is one that will resonate with many who are venturing out, starting over, and finding hope in and community in Spartan Races.

IMG_4230I am running my first Spartan Race in So Cal 11 days from today. I will be celebrating my 46th birthday and Super Spartan will be a benchmark in my life. In 2010 I left my home and separated from my husband after two decades together. I walked away from the life I had built and at age 44 found myself starting all over again. I felt very alone, my world turned upside down and my heart wrung inside out.

With the support of my girlfriends, I made it through. To build my confidence I challenged myself with new experiences and took risks, stepping outside my comfort zone. I had to prove to myself I was strong. I began to run, hit the gym, and sweat. The fitness part of my life became my daily therapy, a way of life. I found strength inside me I never knew I had. I dug deep daily, muscles burning, limbs shaking, and I felt alive.

Once I felt fit, I put myself to the test. I ran my first 5k and finished in the top 20. I am notIMG_4276 a runner, or at least I didn’t think I was a runner. But there I was running, and feeling strong. And now I have signed up for Spartan So Cal. And that is a story in itself.

I announced on my Facebook wall that I wanted to run Super Spartan So Cal (my mother thought I was insane) and I invited all my friends to join my team. Before I knew it I had two friends from High School traveling to So Cal to join me. Then we grew to four, and today we are a team of eight women sharing our training and preparing to race together. I am so excited I could scream, but I will save that for race day.

Two years ago I was wrecked and scared. Today I am standing tall, fit, strong, and ready to be Spartan Chicked.

Bring it on.

by Carrie Adams

IMG_8981With the 2012 Season fast approaching we have an exciting announcement.  At several of the scheduled Spartan Races we’ll have Spartan’s own Agora Grill’s food  in the festival grounds kicking off with the Spartan Temecula race January 28th and 29th. 

The Angora grill will feature a healthy menu inspired by the delicious and nutritious Paleo diet. 

The Paleo Diet is a way to get back to our roots – to eat the natural foods that our ancestors have hunted, fished, and gathered since the dawn of time, not since the dawn of processed foods. 

Some elements of the Paleo diet include: agora1

· Eat full portions of lean meats

· Enjoy fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and sweets like honey

· Remove the modern grains and dairy that can be difficult to digest

1· And get rid of processed foods, alcohols, and sugars!

· Get energy from natural, unprocessed foods – not dangerous diet pills or methods!

You’ll have a full stomach AND be full of energy!

The following is what the Agora Grill will be serving:

Fresh Roasted Delicious Rotisserie BBQ chicken that will fall off the bone! 

Complete with a Paleo Diet friendly, sugar free rub.

Accompanied by a Farm Fresh Colorful mix of crisp veggies paired with home made2 hummus, either roasted garlic  roasted pepper.

As for veggie options we will be serving marinated veggie kabobs or a full portion of Farm Fresh Colorful mix of crisp veggies paired with home made roasted garlic and roasted pepper hummus.

So come try our amazing new and HEALTHY flavor!

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by Carrie Adams

At Spartan Race HQ we are lucky enough to receive inspiring stories from all over the world of athletes who have faced adversity only to come back stronger and more determined than ever.  I recently received this story about eighteen-year-old Ella Anne Kociuba and I knew her story would inspire.  After a horrific injury she has battled back and her story of triumph and success is one you won’t soon forget.  Here is her story in her own words. 

ella2My names Ella Anne Kociuba, I am eighteen years old and currently attending a community college in Austin, Texas. I have big plans for the future (I hope to one day be the image of Spartan Racing and become a professional athlete/writer).  I would like to explain my story to you so that those who are struggling can see the light in even the darkest of times.

Throughout my young life I have been faced with chronic pain that caused me to have a new outlook on everything.  It quickly challenged me with the worst, but slowly developed me into my best. For years doctors could not tell me what was wrong with me or why my body was failing me. I can not stress to you in a few words the pain I felt, the nights I did not rest, and the moments I missed out on due to an injury that nearly ended my athletic pursuits.

I’ve been a competitive horse-back rider since a little one, and when I was thirteenella1 years old I was seriously involved with endurance riding (25-50 Mile cross country horse races).  I trained hard but one day I suffered a horrible accident.  My horse spooked and threw me off its back and Ianded hard on the sharp rocks below knocking me unconscious.   I was broken and crippled.  Doctor’s informed me that I had broken the L4 and L5 vertebrae.  I was monumentally depressed at the bleak outlook.

It became an endless cycle of doctors, treatments, back braces, and medications.  Everything seemed hopeless. Nothing was helping and I knew I was progressively getting worse.  The pain was unbearable.  I couldn’t function.  But, finally, after six doctor’s a specialist informed me that it was possible I’d never walk again.  Performing an experimental surgery and nine hours later, six rods and four screws aligned in my spine I awoke a new person.

The journey from that wasn’t an easy one.  It took me a year to recover the precious strength I’d lost and be ready to think about competing in sports again; something I was told I’d never do.  This was a mere five years ago. 

Since that day, I’ve pushed hard always keeping my head forward, eyes up, and overcoming any challenge in front of me. Because I truly believe that you can do anything if you give it your everything.

ellaI recently did my first Super Spartan race in Glenn Rose, Texas.  I performed well and managed to come out as first female in my heat.  It was one of the happiest moments ever for me.  Not only had I completed the Super Spartan obstacle race, and won my heat, but I had fallen in love with the sport and proved myself worthy. I welcome all challenges and I will perform to the best of my ability to each and everyone of them.

The Spartan Race series has brought such happiness to my life, it’s such a demanding sport that I have become so passionate about spreading the joy it gives you at the finish line. I hope to one day have a sponsorship and compete state to state in obstacle racing and help inspire others to never give up. If I had given up, I wouldn’t be walking. If I had given up, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. If I had given up, I wouldn’t of found what I truly love to do. And that is, Spartan Races! AROO!

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GASPARI NUTRITION PRESENTS SPARTAN WOD SERIES: WOD #1 presented by Gaspari Nutrition

~By James Villepigue CSCS & Hobie Call

www.ConquerAnyCourse.com

Are You Ready To Workout…I Mean Really Ready?

Let’s talk a little bit about training cold. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, “training cold”, it simply means, training without a warm-up and just jumping right into an intense style workout when your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments are not yet ready.

When you do this, not only is your physical body not yet ready to train, but neither is your neurological system and this can greatly negatively effect the signals between your brain and your body.

If you’re a young person doing this, your body may be more resilient and forgiving, but trust me when I say, that the damage is being done and it can be accumulative.

Now, let’s talk about a body that’s properly warmed up and really ready to go – You’ve got a light sweat coming on, your heart is working and your skeletal muscles, joints and connective tissue are feeling limber and are prepared to work.

This is a recipe for training success and by sticking with the prep, you can look forward to a lifetime of training success and less injuries. This brief preparation that you’ve taken the time for will have a dramatically positive effect on each and every one of your workouts.

The Dynamic Warm-Up

  • 15 Bodyweight Good-Mornings – Stand with feet shoulder width apart and a slight bend in knees, torso fully extended with head up, chin forward and arms at your sides. Bend at waist until body is parallel with floor by pushing buttocks back and return to your starting position and immediately repeat.
  • 10/20 Torso Twists (A twist to each side is 1 rep) – Spread your feet just shy of shoulder width, keep a slight bend in the knees, bring arms out to sides and keep them fully extended. Twist (don’t thrust your body, simply twist to warm-up the spine) your upper body, keeping your head straight.
  • 8/16 Walking Lunges (Each leg lunge out is 1 rep) A twist to each side is 1 rep) – Feet are side by side, only a few inches from one another. Knees are slightly bent, chest out, shoulders back and down, abs tight and keep your head and eyes (looking) straight. Begin by stepping the right leg out far enough, so that you roll heel to toe and avoid the knee from going over the toes. Lunge forward with one leg and without rest, lunge forward with the opposite leg. Let the leg stepping out do all the work – the back leg is only for balancing.
  • 8/16 Alternating Hamstring Bends (Each bend down one leg is 1 rep) – Spread your legs approximately 3 feet apart, keeping the knees just short of lock out. Begin by facing forward and bend down in the direction of your right leg. Exhale as you draw your hands down that leg and touch your toes. Come back up to the middle and immediately move to the left leg and repeat.
  • 10 Jumping Jacks – Come on now! ;-)
  • 10 Deep Squats – Take a slightly wider than hip width stance and slightly bend the knees. Stick your chest out, bring your shoulders back and down and keep your head up. Squat down and mimic the motion of sitting back as you would sit in a chair. Stop when thighs are parallel. Immediately stand back up and repeat.
  • 10 Arm Rolls Backwards – Simply giant arms circles.
  • 10 Arm Rolls Foreword – Simply giant arms circles.
  • 10/20 Arm Over Unders (One swing over and one swing under is 1 rep) – You’re standing with hip width apart, knees slightly bent, chest out, shoulders back and down and body relaxed. Bring your arms up and extended out in front of you and swing them back and fourth – During the first swing forward, the left arm should swing under the right – during the next swing back and forward your right arm will swing under the left arm. Repeat.

*If you have the time and for best results, repeat the entire sequence twice.

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Gaspari Nutrition is an award winning global fitness leader with a mission to educate and deliver innovative, quality, and effective sports nutrition products to inspire customers in achieving their lifestyle goals. Gaspari Nutrition has become synonymous with confidence; the confidence to know that when you take a Gaspari product, you are doing the very best you can for your physique, your athletic performance, and your ultimate goal.

They are one of the few companies to sponsor independent 3rd party research on their products to prove their efficacy. Gaspari Nutrition is sold in over 85 countries and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Kroger, Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as over 100 online stores, including Bodyybuilding.com, Amazon and DrugStore.com. www.gasparinutrition.com

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by James Horgan

maslow-pyramidWhy do we Spartan?  In 1943 Abraham Maslow wrote a paper A Theory of human Motivation. In this he postulated the theory that became Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  At the bottom you have Physiological and Safety.  In a nutshell.  After the basic human functions are met.  After we are clothed, sheltered and fed.  After we are protected from the intrinsic dangers of weather, nature, and other people, we are free to explore other avenues of interest.  Which are the top two levels of Maslow’s hierarchal pyramid.  Self Actualization and Self Esteem.  This leaves one level in between, Love and Belonging

So why do we Spartan? 

For many it is a chance to belong, to subscribe, to participate in a group where simple participation is a badge of acceptance.  Finishing is a validation of accomplishment.  And for everyone, it is a chance to push one’s limits beyond the length of a given course or the weight of cold iron in a gym.

Cultures through the ages have had rites of passage.  An event that marks the transition from one state of development into another.  This is usually the point where a person develops that level of love and belonging.  That point where you are no longer provided for by the tribe but in fact contribute to provide for the tribe to become a tribe member.  In America, as a nation, we really don’t have a point where we recognize this transition.  Cultures and religions in our society do, but as a Nation we typically don’t.  We have markers which are recognized such as attaining a drivers license, the right to vote, or to drink.  But these are arbitrary, and set up by law.  With no real accomplishment by the individual except to attain a certain age.  

So why do we Spartan?

It fills a principle need in our lives to accomplish a goal, to have validation of that accomplishment by our peers.

A Spartan race fills one of our basic human need’s love and belonging.  To this end it frees us to explore and attain the next level of need.  Self Esteem.  For many, starting a Spartan race is a huge accomplishment.  For others finishing it is.  Still others improving over a previous time is their goal.  The sense of accomplishment is no different for any runner regardless of their personal goal.  We Spartan because there is a group of obstacles in front of us which we can see, we can manage, and we can over come.  To our left, to our right, in front of us and behind us there are other people who must accomplish the same task’s.  Regardless of gender, ignorant to age or ability, unimpressed by level of fitness; the obstacles are there.  The obstacles stand stoic and unfeeling.  They do not judge you.  They will not mock you and they will not compliment you. Wether you breeze through the obstacle or fail in your attempt the obstacle is there, you chose to meet it.  Some will succeed others will not.  Everyone will try.  In the end it is the sense of accomplishment in our attempt that fills our self esteem.  It is a well we can draw from in our daily life.  It is something that cannot be taken away, it cannot be diminished.  It cannot be cheapened or diluted by others.  At the finish line we all are deserved of the title Spartan.

The pinnacle of Maslow’s pyramid is Self Actualization.  Becoming, who you are.  Philosophically and Theologically this can be debated as to how this is attained or even what it means.  It is the by product of challenge and the accumulation of self esteem, where we are confident to seek out new challenges to make us a better person.  We see this all the time  at Spartan race’s.  “I have never, ever done anything like this in my life! ” “It was awesome.”  ”It changed the way I look at myself”  ”I can’t wait to do another”  This list goes on. People get fit to do a race, and it becomes a habit.  They identify things in their life that are bad for them, that are destructive.  They start to notice people or activities that don’t support the positive changes they want  to make for themselves.  They gain the strength, the energy and the confidence to move forward and stay moving.  By running a Spartan race and getting involved in the tribe of Spartans people change.  Not everyone.  But most.  Not everyone is ready to make change.  Others are.  Not everyone is ready to except the challenge but everyone need’s the invitation to try. You don’t need to be the best runner, the best jumper, the best climber or the best anything.  You do need to try to be the best at being you, because being the best you is the only best you need to be.

And that is why we Spartan.

Originally posted in the Massachusetts Spartan’s Street Team Blog.

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JamesSpartan is excited to be working with our partner Gaspari Nutrition in 2012!  The fine folks at Gaspari Nutrition will be providing samples post-race for all Spartan athletes! 

In addition, we’ll be providing a more in depth WOD brought to you by Team Gaspari Athlete and best selling author James Villepigue every Monday in 2012.  Check out his Facebook page.  http://www.facebook.com/jamesvillepigue and his newest page on how YOU can Conquer Any Course.  www.ConquerAnyCourse.com

 

Here’s what you need to know about Gaspari.

Gaspari Nutrition is an award winning global fitness leader with a mission to educate and deliver innovative, quality, and effective sports nutrition products to inspire customers in achieving their lifestyle goals. Gaspari Nutrition has become synonymous with confidence; the confidence to know that when you take a Gaspari product, you are doing the very best you can for your physique, your athletic performance, and your ultimate goal. 

They are one of the few companies to sponsor independent 3rd party research on their products to prove their efficacy. Gaspari Nutrition is sold in over 85 countries and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Kroger, Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as over 100 online stores, including Bodyybuilding.com, Amazon and DrugStore.com. www.gasparinutrition.com

Here’s what you need to know about James.

James Villepigue is an International best selling author of over 25 books. His flagship book series, entitled, “The Body Sculpting Bibles”, have sold over 1 Million copies over the last twelve years. James brings over 20 years of quality certified experience in the health and fitness industry. He’s a Nationally Certified personal trainer under “National Strength & Conditioning Association” (NSCA-CSCS), “The American Council On Exercise” (ACE), “The International Sports Science Association” (ISSA) & “The National Board of Fitness Examiners” (NBFE).

James is a graduate of Hofstra University, with a BS in marketing. He’s a Massage Therapist and received a degree from the New York College of Health Professions. James is also a graduate of the highly acclaimed coach training school, the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching (IPEC).

The success of his systems and his extensive training and coaching experience have propelled James to appearances on national television programs and achieved him publication in nationally recognized health and fitness magazines.

James’ latest project is a book being published by Penguin, publisher to the prestigious “Idiots Guide” book series.

It will be the very first official obstacle race course-training guide in the marketplace. The title of the new book is, “The Obstacle Race Training Bible”

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by Carrie Adams

thebeast-2Unless you’ve been living under a muddy rock, you’ve heard about all the amazing Spartan chicks that come out and race and kick some major ass!  In 2012, we are taking it up a notch with some help from our amazing partner ZICO Coconut Water.  ZICO will be onsite at several events in 2012 handing out products and  hosting the Official Spartan Chicked Pit Stop!  It will be a meet-up location for all the Spartan chicks to mix and mingle and stay hydrated!  If you want to help “woman” the booth at an upcoming event listed below, email carrie@spartanrace.com!  We need some rad ladies to help spread the word! 

Why stay hydrated with ZICO?  ZICO contains the five essential electrolytes that gives your body everything it needs to stay hydrated and perform at your best. One ZICO has more potassium than a banana – 15 times more than most sports drinks – to prevent cramping. Drink ZICO before or during a workout for the natural energy you need for optimal performance. After a workout, ZICO replenishes and re-hydrates you to speed recovery. 

We look forward to seeing all the ladies come out and let the guys find out how it feels to be Spartan Chicked! 

Dates/Locations of the official Spartan Chicked Tent provided by ZICOthebeast-18 Coconut Water:

January 28 – 29th SoCal

February 25th – Miami

May 19th and 20th – Burnet, TX

June 2nd – 3rd Tuxedo, NY

August 11 – 12th Boston

September 8th – 9th Tristate

December 1st – December 2nd Malibu

December 8th – 9th Glen Rose, TX

To learn more about ZICO Coconut water, check out their website and “Like” their FB page.

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