Having the right equipment makes things a lot easier but without the right nutrition and training plans, you are setting yourself up for failure. Here is what the CTG Pro Team uses and recommends. If you decide to work with one of these companies, let them know the CTG Pro Team sent you.
A common overlooked aspect of preparing and competing in OCR is your nutrition. You can try to get a generic plan but a customized one that fits your lifestyle written by a training professional who also races OCR is what you really need. Our team nutritionist, Luc Labonte, provides our athletes will meal plans, recommendations, recipes and more. Contact him for your own nutritional support whether you are racing for the podium or just trying to lose a couple of pounds.
Email him directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact him through his Facebook Page
His qualifications include:
-M.S. and B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics: Kent State University
-Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, and Group Exercise Instructor
If you want to takeaway all the guess work in nutrition we recommend using InsideTracker. InsideTracker provides a blood test that will give you up to 42 biomarkers to track your fitness and current health levels. The interface is so easy you don't need to be an expert to understand the results or to take actions on the recommendations. If you are really looking to improve your health, InsideTracker is the way to go.
Order your blood test here at InsideTracker
Read the Mud Run Guide reviews: InsideTracker Review
With many of our athletes working out twice a day, a pick-me-up is often needed to really crush our goals. We rely on Elite Ops Energy strips to keep us going. They are sublingual strips that contain 100mg of caffeine (think those little Listerine strips but with energy). The best part is the lack of other ingredients so you aren't getting all the sugar and other garbage they put in energy drinks.
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Order yours here: www.eliteopsenergy.com
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.
If you are looking for a book that focuses solely on Conquer The Gauntlet, which is a great guide for all ability levels from beginner to expert, then pick up Conquering The Gauntlet.
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.