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 – 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 – The Next Generation of Obstacle Course Racers

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Racing Magazine

The Next Generation of Obstacle Course Racers

Interview with Ross Cohen and Caine Johnson

Issue 3 May 2014

As this issue has the theme of the next generation of obstacle racers so we thought it only fitting that we go in search of the elites of tomorrow. So here we have two of them, Ross Cohen and Caine Johnson who are both members of TEAM Wild Forest Gym. They’ve been really pushing the pace at races this year so far so we caught up with them to ask them a little more about their racing and training.

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Obstacle Race Magazine – Cold Weather & Cold Water Acclimatisation Training

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Racing Magazine

Cold Weather & Cold Water Acclimatisation Training

by Michael Cohen

Issue 1
February 2014

Cold weather training for an event can be very daunting if you haven’t done one before. We are in the UK, so we have to be prepared. At Tough Guy on January 29 2013 it was -10 degrees in the water and the ice was 1cm thick.  In March it was no better at The Nuts Challenge, it was frigid. Hundreds of contenders at last winter obstacle race (OCR) events around the country experienced hypothermia. Many were miserable and just cold. Where’s the fun in that! Continue reading

Training guide for the next generation OCR racers

Obstacle Race Magazine Interview with Michael Cohen
Obstacle Race Magazine

Training guide for the next generation OCR racers

by Michael Cohen

Issue 3
May 2014

As OCR racing is establishing itself, we are starting to see the next generation of racers stepping up to take on the elite at their game. We ask our Training Expert Coach Michael what advice does he has for the 12 –17 yr old who wants to get into obstacle racing. Continue reading

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

Win a FREE ORM Training Plan Review

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ORM have partnered with TEAM Wild Forest Gym, managed by Coach Michael, coach to some of the finest OCR athletes in the UK including Thomas Blanc.

Here is your opportunity to have Coach Michael analyse your OCR race training plan.

To enter the draw to win a free OCR race training plan complete the form below. The draw will take place on 30th September 2014. 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