‘Why did you buy that race ticket? Time to plan your 2017 Race Calendar

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen

By Coach Michael. December 2016

How many of you runners just buy a ticket because it was an earlybird price or because your mates are doing it. This article is aimed at the seasoned and elite runner rather than the fun runner, who should book as many fun runs as possible, but in balance. As always we look to our OCR Training Expert Coach Michael, for some expert guidance as to how to build your 2017 race calendar and make sure it is purposeful and helps you to achieve your goals.

How many of you have a plan let alone a clear goal to your coming years racing? Having a goal means that your seasons races and your training plan are purposeful. What I mean is that it’s all well racing because everyone else is or you get a good price on a ticket. What is key is making sure that your planned races help you to achieve your goal.

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Enter the draw to WIN ‘ a FREE ‘The Twister’ MASTERCLASS

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ORM has once again partnered with Nuclear Race and Wild Forest Gym to offer 5 FREE ‘The Twister’ MASTERCLASSES to develop your core body and mind. Who wants to do press ups and sit ups when you can get a Masterclass with Coach Michael.

To enter the draw to win a free ‘The Twister’ Masterclass complete the form below. The draw will take place on 30th March 2015. Continue reading

ORM Draw To WIN a FREE Wild Forest Gym Training Session

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ORM have partnered with Coach Michael of Wild Forest Gym to give you an opportunity to WIN a FREE 90-minute Wild Forest Gym training session.

Here is your opportunity to work with Coach Michael and share his knowledge and experience of training in the forest.

To enter the draw to win a free Wild Forest Gym training session complete the form below. The draw will take place on 28 February 2015, Continue reading

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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Coach Michael fuels you up for racing

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

Coach Michael fuels you up for racing

By Michael Cohen

Issue 6 Nov/Dec 2014

You are what you eat, as Gillian McKeith would say! And she is 100% right. Every item of food that you eat has a nutritional and fuel value depending on how it is grown/produced; what it is treated with; how it is processed and ultimately how your body digests it.

So lets get down to the nitty gritty of how much nutritional value you get from your food, and whether it is giving you the best quality fuel for your OCR racing.

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Planning your OCR Racing Calendar

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

Planning your OCR Racing Calendar

By Michael Cohen

Issue 5 July 2014

In this edition Coach Michael offers us some candid and great advice about how to manage your OCR race calendar, so as to avoid over-training and over-racing, plus the need to slot in rest and recovery periods.

One of the most difficult jobs of being a coach and manager to TEAM Wild Forest Gym elite OCR racing team is ending up parenting 8 excitable OCR racers on top of the three of my own children. So when it comes to each of them just wanting to race, race, race without much thought for the long term planning to achieving their goal, I as coach and manager have to stay STOP! Let’s look at the bigger picture, before they over commit, over-race and over train and just burn out.

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Obstacle Race Magazine – How to run faster Part 2

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

How to run faster Part 2

By Michael Cohen

Issue 5 July 2014

Coach Michael is back with Part 2 of ‘How to Run Faster’. He shares with us some great insight as to how he has transformed his elite racers into some of the fastest runners on the OCR circuit. Now here is your opportunity to follow his running drills to make your running more comfortable. more efficient and faster.

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Obstacle Race Magazine – Race Week Training Plan

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

Race Week Training Plan

By Michael Cohen

Issue 4 June 2014

The week leading up to your race is an important part of your race plan and race preparation for an ‘A’ Race. Your ‘A’ Race is one of 2 or 3 races that your seasons training plan has been structured around so that you are peaking in your performance. Where as in ‘B’ & ‘C’ races fit into your training plan and replace workouts.

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Obstacle Race Magazine – How to run faster Part 1

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

How to run faster – Part 1

By Michael Cohen

Issue 4 June 2014

There is an assumption that we were born to run. However, there is a distinct difference between just running and optimising your running. For many, running is painful, tiresome and challenging. For others there is the desire to race faster and hit the podium. In this article we ask Coach Michael how he coaches his TEAM Wild Forest Gym into become top runners.

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