Training for Obstacle Course Racing

Training for Obstacle Course Racing

A Practical Guide for the Busy Athlete

Will Peveler


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Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) pushes athletes to their limits as they race over, under, and across a variety of challenges. But as popular as these races have become, there are few resources available to help OCR competitors improve their performance. Training for Obstacle Course Racing: A Practical Guide for the Busy Athlete provides elite-level instruction for the non-professional athlete, from beginning to experienced racers. Topics covered in this book include:

  • Selecting and maintaining equipment
  • Techniques for conquering specific obstacles
  • Developing a training plan
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Developing a sound and safe nutrition plan
  • Common injuries and injury prevention
  • Preparing for competitions

Most OCR athletes must be able to effectively balance strength and conditioning workouts, obstacle training, family, work, and recovery. This book is designed for just that purpose, helping athletes develop programs for their specific needs, whether training for health and wellness or winning the race.


Will Peveler:

Will Peveler is professor of exercise science at Liberty University, where he also conducts physiological testing out of their Human Performance Laboratory for local endurance athletes and fighters. Peveler races mountain bikes and road bikes, runs triathlons, holds a black belt in Ketsugo-Ryu, and competes in obstacle course racing. He has coached cycling, triathlon, and martial arts. Peveler is the author of many books, including Training for Mountain Biking: A Practical Guide for the Busy Athlete and Strength and Conditioning for Mixed Martial Arts: A Practical Guide for the Busy Athlete. He is the editor for Rowman & Littlefield’s Train Like a Pro series.