Welcome to Episode 65 of the Obstacle Order!
In this episode Elijah sits down with American Ninja Warrior Star Kevin Bull. Kevin is a member of the team Grit on the upcoming show Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge. Kevin started out as a Collegiate Decathlete in which he won the conference title at CSU Stanislaus. Training for decathlon helped him to learn how to best allocate time to training when the demands of a sport are multifaceted. He also started doing Crossfit once his collegiate career was over. He saw American Ninja Warrior on TV and then decided to try out for the TV show and made it!
You will want to listen to this episode because Kevin shares some tips on how an OCR athlete can maximize their time when it comes to grip strength and endurance. Listen to this episode to see how you can be the most efficient for everything from the multi-rig to the herc hoist and everything in between.
Also, you can learn why specificity is not always best when getting prepared for obstacle racing. And who Kevin thinks would have a better shot transitioning between sports, and ANW or a Spartan.
Kevin’s Athletic Background
Optimal programming for Grip strength and Endurance
What is “contact strength” and why that is important for events that challenge your grip
Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge
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