Jump like Superman

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

Jump Like Superman

By Michael Cohen

Issue 6 Nov/Dec 2014

In this article Coach Michael of TEAM Wild Forest Gym and now Head Coach to our national OCR Team UK, enlightens us on the importance of jump techniques in your racing and how to preserve your quads from getting so blasted when racing hard!

Welcome to Jump School.

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Obstacle Race Magazine – Race SAFE Skills

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

Race SAFE Skills

by Michael Cohen

Issue 2
April 2014

Coach Michaels’ core coaching requirements is to make sure all OCR contenders & athletes are Race SAFE…RACE FIT…RACE READY. However he rates RACE SAFE as the most important aspect to training. In this article we ask Coach Michael exactly why you need to consider Race SAFE skills more than your fitness! Continue reading

Obstacle Race Magazine – Jump & Running Training

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

Jump & Running Training

by Michael Cohen

Issue 2
April 2014

As OCR edges towards becoming a sport we look at how to develop and refine the technical skills for such a multi-disciplined event. Coach Michael reveals one his top-secret training sessions that he uses for 2013 Spartan Race UK Champion Thomas Blanc in the lead up to The Nuts Challenge. Continue reading

Obstacle Race Magazine – An autopsy of an obstacle

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

An autopsy of an obstacle

by Michael Cohen

Issue 2
April 2014

It is one thing being able to get over an obstacle and its another thing to do it an optimised way with speed and power. Obstacle Race Magazine asked our in house obstacle race training expert Michael Cohen at Wild Forest Gym how you can optimise an obstacle that is staring you in the face. Continue reading

Obstacle Race Magazine – How to train without obstacles

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Racing Magazine

How to train without obstacles

by Michael Cohen

Issue 2
April 2014

Obstacle Race Magazine asked our in house obstacle race training expert Michael Cohen how he trains his elite OCR athlete’s at TEAM Wild Forest Gym without obstacles.

As a TEAM we can’t always be on an obstacle course to practice the techniques. But that said, we do not actually need to be on one. When we look at the individual elements of an obstacle, it is about understanding the functional natural movements that are involved in the obstacle. These include: climbing, balancing, crawling, running, jumping, pulling, lifting and throwing. Continue reading

Take your general fitness onto new levels

general fitnessWild Forest Gym’s outdoor fitness is suitable for you if you are a beginner looking to develop your fitness levels, and for you if you are a more seasoned trainer looking to move your general fitness onto new levels.

The great thing about our outdoor fitness training program is that it is progressive training i.e. each session will move you forward. Unlike other training gyms no two sessions are the same. So each session will push, test you and reward you! Continue reading

Is Wild Forest Gym just physical or does it train the mind in dynamic ways?

When it comes to natural movement and functional movement techniques you start to appreciate that everything has a purpose, everything is connected. The more we train you physically with every lift, throw, catch, carry, crawl, jump, climb, run and balance the more it will train your mind.

It trains you mentally, psychologically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually. You see your ability to cope with day to day issues can be determined by how robust you are, and how adaptable your mind is. What we are talking about is increasing your core attributes and skills in all aspect of your life: flexibility, balance, co-ordination, agility, confidence, self esteem, adaptability, positivity and coping mechanisms. Continue reading