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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. 

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.

If you want a full upper body workout with limited space in your home we recommend the Atomik Ninja Board.  Read the Mud Run Guide review here and order from Atomik here.

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.

Egg Weights: Train Cardio & Strength Simultaneously

Egg Weights are small handheld weights that stress arms and cardio by adding weight to your hands.  This increase in weight at the distal end (the end of your arms) is more costly (makes your work harder) than weight carried on the hips or back. 

They are a great training tool for OCR or a cross training tool that work for a variety of sports from martial arts to general weight loss. 

Most of the team has the Cardio Mini and the Mercury Running pods for both easy and harder days. 
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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.

Balance Training: Atomik Balance

The best ninja and grip strength training company, Atomik Climbing Holds, now offers balance products.  As you know, balance is crucial for both ninja and for OCR like Conquer The Gauntlet.  Bring these small but highly functional products into your home.  They offer two footed balance trainers and single foot balance trainers.  We recommend going with the Intermediate or Advanced models.

See Atomik's full line of balance products 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.  Pick up a copy of "Conquering The Gauntlet" here in our online store.

If instead you want just a list of workouts that you can plug into your existing schedule, you are going to want a copy of "CTG Pro OCR Workouts To Go", also now available in our online store. 

If you are looking to prepare for Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum, then you are going to want the only book completely focused on endurance OCR: Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible.

Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible is now available in digital too.

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.

Training Apparel: HYLETE Shorts, pants and tops

Whether you are going out for a training run, heading to the gym or going to a race, HYLETE has you covered with a wide range of apparel.  For men they have shorts (both with and without liners) as well as a wide variety of shirts.  For ladies, they tanks, shorts and compression leggings are fan favorites of the team.

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Conquer The Gauntlet Merchandise

Stay motivated and focused on your goal by picking up some CTG merchandise.  Seeing that lion or Pegatron staring back at you in the mirror will serve as a great reminder on why you need to work hard in the gym or on the trail.  CTG merch is now available from the official online store of Conquer The Gauntlet: