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Reeboks Spartan Sprint is a 3ish mile obstacle course race that will be a great way to test your fitness as well as your mental toughness. This race is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of obstacle course racing.

Over the past several years I have run dozens of OCR’s earned a few Trifecta medals and even a World Championship medal. I have seem people do unbelievable things on the courses. I have seen people vomiting 200 yards in, crying at obstacles “I didn’t know it was going to be this hard”. It’s a Spartan Race, it supposed to be tough.

At Team Superhuman we have trained many people of all ages to conquer their first Sprint and with that training we have developed some great tips for first time racers to help them have an amazing experience when the compete.

DON’T PANIC

The week leading up to the sprint you will be shitting bricks, don’t let your mind beat you. If you trained properly or, have been training for some time, trust in your training. Butterflies will be natural, especially when you are at the starting line, festivities are in full effect and your adrenaline is pumping. Use that nervous energy.

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

Many of the rookies we trained fear the won’t have the stamina to endure 3+ miles of horrid terrain and obstacles. Here’s a dirty secret. You don’t have to run the entire race. You shouldn’t expect to either. Depending on your fitness level, much of the race will be spent walking the course. Certainly there are times that you will do some running, but don’t expect to spend the entire Sprint in full on run mode.

DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE

You will hear and see all kinds of crazy Spartan stories on the Internet. Some will depict the race as a horrible, grueling endeavor that will crush the weak, that you have to be super prepared to tackle such an adventure. Honestly, it’s not that bad. Some of the obstacles suck when you do them, but, we have people over fifty killing these races. If you are scared to sign up because of the hype, don’t be.

BRING A FRIEND

Don’t race alone, invite someone from your gym, a friend coworker, your mom. Join a team! Nothing sucks more than being on the course alone, tired and wet. Having someone there to motivate you to push on is the most important thing to finishing a race. When your body and mind are spent, having a teammate is crucial.

RUNNING

We train the team in long and short distance running. We also do burden runs and hill climbs. The point is, train with running. Ideally if you haven’t trained before, you want to give yourself 90 days to train for a Sprint. There are many great apps out there to get you running. You want to be able to manage a 5k without being to winded. If you can travel 3 miles on foot in under 45 minutes, that’s a great start.

TRAINING

The options for training are endless, at home DVDs, Crossfit, chain gym. You have to decide what’s best for you. If you are a beginner, focus on squats, pull ups, and deadlifts. You will be lifting and pulling throughout the Sprint. This is another element that works best worth a partner. Have someone to keep you accountable. You can check out our article on training HERE. If you want online training you can contact us at superhumanbbclub@gmail.com to learn more.

There you go. Six tips to help you crush your first Spartan Sprint. You can check out our other Spartan post, Tips To Survive Your First Spartan Race HERE.

GOOD LUCK!!

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Recently the some of ladies of Team Superhuman took time out to show off their bad-assness in a photo shoot. The ladies have spent the last year achieving tremendous physical results, but look damn amazing as well.

 

They are all proof that weightlifting has tremendous benefits, strong truly is the new skinny

Chriss shows of her abs.

War Machine in the over head squat

 

The Champ has killer legs

Black Widow with sweet back and shoulders

 

Back and shoulder art

Keeping it risqué

 

Vandana with some intensity

 

At 55 years young, Vera is an inspiration to us all.

 

Huge thanks to the ladies who make Team Superhuman so extraordinary. Donna K is our Team Photographer, and without her talent, these great shots wouldn’t be possible! Thank you!

 

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Five days until we tackle Spartan Beast in Carolina. Keeping the team limber and strong with a chipper WOD today.

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Hell week continues as we tackle our benchmark Rich.

 

 

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We end Hell Week with our benchmark Camille.

 

 

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Starting October 8th we will be offering beginners classes at 9am.

 

Crossfits killer benchmark Murph pushes the team tonight.

 

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Starting October 8th we will be offering beginners classes at 9am.

 

Hell week starts today with our benchmark Laura.

 

Learn more about the Superhuman Barbell Club HERE.

 

Starting October 8th we will be offering beginners classes at 9am.

 

Sprinting and upper body madness. We'll finish with a huge core workout.

 

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One mile run followed by some chipper fun.

 

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Turkish Get Ups. EMOM 12 rounds with weight increases every 3 rounds.

 

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