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Training: Equipment

If you want to be the best you need to train like the best with the best tools.  Here is a list of some of the equipment we train with and highly recommend purchasing (we even threw in a couple of discount codes).  If you order from one of these companies, let them know the Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team sent you. 

Sandbags: Wreck Bag

Sandbag training is a great option to prepare for obstacles like Conqueror's Carry or just to strengthen your legs.  Wreck Bag provides a very durable training tool that can survive in any weather conditions without ripping and without absorbing additional weight from rain.  Options range from 5 lbs. up to 100+ lbs. per bag.


Use code CTGPROTEAM10 for 10% off your order from Wreck Bag

Weight Vest: Harbinger Weight Vest

One of the challenges we face as Obstacle Course Racers is how to make our training progressive (get harder as you get better).  At some point you run out of steeper hills and you can't keep rebuilding obstacles taller or longer.  The solution is adding a weight vest, which turns even easy exercises into ones that can be increased in difficulty.  

We recommend Harbinger weight vest, which has one pound weights allowing you to easily increase or decrease difficulty.   Don't forget to tell them the CTG Pro Team sent you.

Gym Accessories: Harbinger Fat Bar and Dip Belt

Not everyone has access to a full scale ninja gym like Conquer Fitness in Tulsa, OK, but there are options to work on grip, back and obstacle specific strength in any gym.  Using Harbinger Fat Bar attachments to turn everything into a grip strength exercises is one way.  Another way is making pull-ups or dips more challenging through the use of a dip belt.  


We recommend
Harbinger Fat Bar grips and dip belt, which has one pound weights allowing you to easily increase or decrease difficulty.   Don't forget to tell them the CTG Pro Team sent you.

Rig Grips: Atomik Climbing Holds

Training for the hardest Obstacle Course Racing series in America requires having the right tools to work on grip strength.  Atomik Climbing Holds provides a variety of grips, shapes and sizes that are perfect for training.  Whether you are using them to build a rig in your house, setting them up at a local playground or just attaching them to weight machines providing specific and progressive training, Atomik has your solution.


Order Atomik Climbing Holds here and tell them the CTG Pro Team sent you.

Don't forget to stop by their Deal of the Day section, which usually has free climbing holds you can add to your order.

Pegboard Training: Atomik Peg Receivers

If you are looking for a specific way to train for the pegboard but don't have a lot of room, Atomik has holds for you.  They are modular and can be mounted directly onto the wall or into a board.  Their modular nature allows you to customize spacing and their space allows them to double as pull up or traverse holds.  Plus their oak pegs are great, keeping their shape even after repeated use.


Order Atomik Climbing Holds here and tell them the CTG Pro Team sent you.

Don't forget to stop by their Deal of the Day section, which usually has free climbing holds you can add to your order.

Personal Trainer: JRen Fitness

Personalized training will always give you the best results because someone is objectively looking at your strengths and weaknesses then providing you a training plan with the knowledge to improve.  We recommend getting Jared Renyer for your personal training and fitness needs.  He is available to schedule for people remotely (via online) or in person if you live in the Kansas City area.  


Contact JRen Fitness here.

Training Book: Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing

If you are looking for comprehensive training at a value that is impossible to beat for all distances of OCR including the four mile 25 obstacle Conquer The Gauntlet., then this book has that for you.  It comes with; nutrition advice for daily life and race day; 12 training plans (beginner, intermediate and advanced) for four different distances (from 5k to 24 hour); obstacle specific techniques; how to stay motivated; and interviews with some of the best OCR athletes in the world.


The book is available here in our online store.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Compex 

This is perfect for use when traveling, for injuries or if you are just looking to take your training to the next level.  EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) are electrodes you place on a targeted muscle that forcibly contract your muscles.  It means you get get a workout in without leaving your room.  

For full review on their products read this Mud Run Guide article.

Available for purchase from Compex and be sure to let them know the CTG Pro Team sent you.