Obstacle Course Race Training
Training for an obstacle race? Looking for a different workout? Want to build strength while having fun in a non-traditional setting? Check out OMT @ Blue's ORC training, where you will gain strength through conquering challenging obstacles and various strength training exercises.
What is OCR?
OCR stands for Obstacle Course Race, which is a sport that combines running with physical obstacles that is both mentally AND physically challenging.
Though each OCR has different obstacles, they will all have you climbing over, crawling under, jumping, sliding, running and getting dirty.
OCR races are not like regular running races in the fact that you are required to do a lot of stopping and starting, combining cardio with strength. Therefore, your training should be different. It should mimic what you will experience in an OCR race.
What to expect in an OCR Training class:
- Techniques for different obstacles that will help complete these obstacles more quickly, more efficiently and safely.
- Exercise with the use of both natural and man-made obstacles that can be found in many OCR races (examples of obstacles and equipment below)
- Guidance and support on trying new obstacles…focusing on general functional movements that can be applied to many other obstacles.
- Exercises that build strength and stamina needed to complete a race
- You will get dirty
- You will sweat
- Training happens rain or shine, hot or cold (except during thunderstorms)
Each class will differ in its focus but will always include:
- A warm-up
- Training on specific obstacles
- Strength training exercises
- Cool down and stretching
Classes will NOT have a lot of running. The warm up may include a quick jog to the course or jogging from one location to another but will not focus on running. Check out OMT’s Blue Burn Trail/Burn Pass/Guided Trail Runs for the running portion of your OCR training!
What to bring to a class:
- Whatever you like to wear to workout. You will get dirty so keep that in mind.
- Prepare for any kind of weather so layers are helpful
- Proper footwear, again they will get dirty
- Bug spray/sunblock
Classes are 90 minutes. We meet and depart from the Adventure Center in the Valley
Classes are held out past the tubing area and ponds by Adventure Camp. Come early so you can leave with the group.
Fridays (after Memorial Day) 9am
Saturday and Sunday Starting May 11th 9am
Private/group classes are available by reservation. Great group training for a sports team, company team building or just a group of friends. (Special rates available for groups of 10 or more)
Obstacles and equipment include:
- Sand bag carries
- Weighted drags
- Bucket carry
- Log drags
- Tire flips
- Spear throw
- Rope climb
- Rock wall
- Traverse wall
- Monkey bars
- Cargo net
- Cable ladder
- Slack line