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SPARTAN RACE TRAINING

WHERE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE

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FINISH WHAT YOU START

 
 
 

JOIN OUR TEAM

If you think you can’t do it, you are wrong. Get to the starting line and show yourself what you are capable of when the pressure is on… GET STARTED TODAY!

RACE OPTIONS

– The Sprint is a 3-5 mile race and it packs more than 20-23 Signature Spartan Obstacles.

– The Super is 8-10 miles with 24-29 Obstacles.

– The Beast is over 12 miles and 30+ obstacles.

To join our team in a Spartan Sprint Race, click “JOIN US” below to send us your message.

Please note, you must qualify to join a Spartan Super or Spartan Beast Race with our team.

 
 

 

SPARTAN SMALL GROUP TRAINING

We train two hours every Saturday morning. All workouts are designed to re-create race day experience. Some days we run outside before we do obstacles and other days we work on obstacle skill sets.

We have most of the really challenging obstacles presented at every Spartan Race. See below for some examples.

 
 
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ROPE CLIMB

You’ve climbed a rope before. In 4th grade gym class. Try it now 16 feet up, on a rope caked with mud, sweat, water, and Spartan blood (okay maybe not blood). We recommend hooking your foot in some variation to stabilize yourself as you race to the top. Have a fear of heights? Suck it up and don’t look down.

Racer Instructions:

  • Climb the rope.

  • Ring the bell with your hands.

Failure Modes:

  • Failure to ascend the rope.

  • Failure to ring the bell.

  • Use of mechanical assistance.

Failure Penalty:

  • 30 Burpees


SPEAR THROW

5-MINUTE BURPEE TEST

A goal for all Racers to strive for is 50 Burpees in 5 minutes. The Spear Throw is missed by a large percentage of even the most seasoned Spartan Racers, so have some fun, and just make sure 30 Burpees do not ruin your weekend!

OBSTACLE BREAKDOWN

  1. THE STANCE: Stand in a tall, staggered stance with your front foot facing the target. Grab the spear slightly forward of its midpoint with a full, yet not fully clinched grip.

  2. THE THROW: Bend your throwing elbow at 90 degrees so that the spear travels past your ear as the arm extends during the throw. Ensure that the follow-through sends the throwing hand in the direction of the target, and not across the body.

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THE MULTI-RIG

The Clif multi-rig is a Spartan obstacle designed to channel your inner gymnast—or chimpanzee. Forget monkey bars. To complete the multi-rig, racers must jump to grasp a hanging horizontal metal pole and swing their way through a series of hanging rings and ropes.

Skills needed to best the Clif multi-rig

The multi-rig puts your body through a simple set of movements:

  • Hanging

  • Gripping

  • Briefly hanging by one arm

  • Swinging from one hold to the next—whether it’s a pole, a rope, or a ring

To complete the multi-rig, the three most obvious things you need are arm strength, grip strength, and shoulder strength. Two less obvious but equally useful skills are core strength and strategy. We’ll talk about all five.

Build strength with active hangs.

To build a foundation of strength for the multi-rig, you need to train your arms, grip and shoulders with movements that mimic those you would make during the obstacle. Most of these movements can be duplicated with a simple active hang.
Active hangs are similar to dead hangs (as the name suggests), but in an active hang, the arms are fully flexed. To do an active hang, do a jumping pull-up to get your chin over the bar. Then, while maintaining a rigid torso, active scapulae, tight grip, and tucked shoulders, hold the position.

Try for 30 seconds.

If you can’t hang for very long, accumulations are a great way to build up muscular endurance. Other exercises that build multi-rig strength are dead hangs and slow, non-kipping pull-ups. For extra grip strength, try a farmer’s carry.

Protect your shoulders.

You might have noticed the term “active scapulae.” To protect your shoulders from injury, tuck your shoulders down and away from your ears. Keeping your shoulders tucked while hanging puts stress on your muscles, not on your ligaments.

Swing.

As you accumulate time in your active hangs, practice taking one hand off the bar (or branch) at a time as if you are reaching to grab the “next” hold. Alternate between extended legs and flexed hips, and swing your lower body left and right as you would during the multi-rig. As you swing, keep your shoulder blades tucked. Swing at your own pace.

 

CUT FITNESS SPARTAN WORKOUT SCHEDULE

CURRENT AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2018

SATURDAYS - 2 HR SESSION 7:30AM - 9:30AM


CUT FITNESS TEAM - RACE SCHEDULE

TEAM “CUTFIT SPARTAN”

2018

DECEMBER 8 - LOS ANGELES SPRINT WEEKEND

2019

JANUARY 26 - SOCAL SUPER & SPRINT WEEKEND

MARCH 9 - LAS VEGAS SPRINT & SUPER

MAY 18 - SOCAL BEAST & SPRINT WEEKEND

JUNE 1 - MONTEREY SUPER & SPRINT WEEKEND

SEPTEMBER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - TBD

All races above are subject to change. We will add races as they become available. Please contact us with any questions. spartan@cutfitoc.com

 
 
 
 

ONE WORKOUT | DROP-IN PASS

This pass will get you one session, towel service and personal time on any obstacle at the end of the workout.

This pass is available to anyone looking to try our workouts or jump in anytime they desire. There are no long term commitments and you do not have to be a member of CUT Fitness.

For any questions, please contact your spartan coach at 949-284-0172 or email eddie@cutfitoc.com

10 Spartan Sessions

This package includes 10 spartan training sessions.

Sessions never expire and and you save $5.00 per session.

This pass is available to anyone looking to try our workouts or jump in anytime they desire. There are no long term commitments and you do not have to be a member of CUT Fitness.

For any questions, please contact your spartan coach at 949-284-0172 or email eddie@cutfitoc.com

20 Spartan Sessions

This package includes 20 spartan training sessions.

This pass is available to anyone looking to try our workouts or jump in anytime they desire. There are no long term commitments and you do not have to be a member of CUT Fitness.

For any questions, please contact your spartan coach at 949-284-0172 or email eddie@cutfitoc.com