PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH SPARTAN RACE AND FITNESS BENEFITS OF THIS KIND OF RECESS

Spartan Race ran its first event in 2010. The adulation of this event can appraise in such a way that its first event miraculously inspired 1,500 people to show up and complete an obstacle course built to challenge even the fittest competitors. In 2012, it was voted “Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race.” It is the first of its kind to have Global Ranking and regarded as the world’s leading obstacle race series to this time. After its first event three years later, Joe De Sena, CEO, and Founder of Spartan Race predicted that a total of 650,000 people will compete in the 60 events hosted in the U.S. He believes that in the past few years, it is actually the sport of obstacle racing that has experienced the greatest growth.

TYPES OF OBSTACLE RACES

Spartan race events consist of different types of obstacle races which occur in different parts of the world. Hundreds of thousands of competitors participate in the Spartan events regularly and overcome, specific obstacles, for instance, crawling through mud pits, climbing over walls, or jumping over fire. What makes this race fascinating and interesting is that these races are for all athletes of all levels and abilities.

This event features several types of obstacle races on the basis of distance and obstacles

  • The very first type is “the Spartan Sprint.” Perfect for any level athlete looking to challenge their body and mind over 3+ miles with 20+ obstacles. It is the shortest of Spartan courses, but still demands a little grit, some determination and a lot of fun.
  • The second one is known as “the Super Spartan.” Consists of 8+ miles and 25 obstacles.
  • The third type is called “the Spartan Beast” in which participants have to race on a thirteen-mile track with thirty plus obstacles.
  • The fourth one is called “the Ultra Beast” which consists of 26+ miles and 60+ obstacles.

Obstacles of the races also vary from race to race. Most of the common obstacles include  a fire jump, climbing under barbed wire, wall climbing, mud crawling, the “over-under-through (a series of obstacles in which runners must first climb over a wall, then under a wall, then through a square hole placed in a wall), spear throw, rope climb, heavy object carries, “Herculean Hoist”, “Tyrolean Traverse”, monkey bars, Traversal Wall (similar to a bouldering wall), Hobie Hop (a thick rubber band is placed around the ankles and participants hop through consecutive tires), Slippery Wall (a wall built at an incline, roughly covered in grease), a zigzag log jump, steep mud climbs (rolling mud), tractor pulls, underwater submerging below walls (dunk walls), Atlas carries, tire flips, stump balances (skipping on stumps across a pond), rope swing, and the now discontinued Gladiator Arena.

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

A Few days ago I 5K participated in first Hong Kong Spartan Race, and it was simply one of the greatest experience of my life. It wosent my first race; I did couple of them when I lived in US, but it was great to see this kind of fitness movement coming for the first time in Asia (my new home) and I simply loved it. My name is Mack Fitt and  I am a Lifestyle Entrepreneur with full dedication; Helping You to achieve Physical, Mental & Business Peak, also fitness transformation specialist base in Hong Kong and currently training for 2016 Mr. Olympia HK AND I’m going to elaborate my personal experience and benefits of obstacle races.

 

Unlike traditional races, where you simply travel the distance of the course powered by your heart, lungs, and legs. Charles Ng, founder of Hybrid Group, the organizer of the Spartan Race HK “We wanted to do something that’s not just another run,” , and He did it, makeing very happy about 5000 runners this day.

Spartan Obstacle races introduce difficult obstacles that require additional training. To be able to effectively climb over a 10-foot wall, you must develop upper body strength. To be able to climb up a 30-foot rope, you must develop full-body strength and coordination. To be able to climb through some obstacles, you must develop greater flexibility. All-in-all, Obstacle Races require greater total-body fitness than your standard race.

I reckon Spartan Obstacle racing is a great place to start for those who want to test the boundaries of their body and mind. It will modify your mental toughness and health.

PROMOTES AND ENCOURAGES TEAMWORK

Most of these Obstacle races are designed for promoting teamwork. There are some obstacles you can’t get through without a little help. For instance, you will definitely need others to help you crawl a 30-ft cargo net, or to help you out of a mud pit. I personally enjoyed a lot helping out, all my teammates.

PEOPLE ARE DRAWN TO SPORT

Because of these obstacle races, people are more drawn to the sport. People actually train their selves for the race, in order to win the race. Winners of the race receive prizes as well.

OPTIONS FOR ENTRY LEVEL

I personally think that these Obstacle races are perfect for acquiring experience for the beginners or elite athletes. For instance, women can sign up for the Pretty Muddy Obstacle Race – an un-timed race that’s perfect for anyone just starting out, or as a fun race for the more competitive athlete. Kids have option for Kids Race. Likewise, those who want to earn a living running Obstacle Races can sign up for the Spartan Race, where it’s not uncommon for top competitors to be supported by sponsors as they race for generous prize purses from the racing company. Spartan has awarded more than $200,000 in purse money.

PUTS YOU IN SHAPE

Obstacle races are great for acquiring perfect shape. You can burn lots of calories, and eventually burn fats and lose weight by constant running and applying intense force to every obstacle.

IT STABILIZE YOU EMOTIONALLY

Obstacle runs will finally help you stabilize emotionally. They will ameliorate any hard situation you might be in by taking your mind off all of your problems. Maybe you can confront them right there at the time of the race. Experts even say that having stress can help prosper a race, redirecting positively all your anger or stress towards your determination and tenacity of completing the race. And at the finish line, you will feel stress-free!

WAY TO ACQUIRE SELF CONFIDENCE

Completing an obstacle race can give you confidence in yourself, with a fact that you overcome anything that gets into your mind. Being self-confident will get you inspired to become a better athlete!

Spartan race events are exciting, fascinating and widely available. I would recommend or suggest all of the athletes and the beginners out there, ‘to participate in these obstacle races before it’s too late. It’s simply worth paying and participating. As an athlete and professional transformation expert, I think it is a great platform for all of you to acquire physical and mental strength.

Aroo!!!

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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT ON A BUDGET AND MAINTAIN A GOOD HEALTH WITH A SUPER BUSY SCHEDULE: HONG KONG BASED

“Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym with a dumbbell; it starts in your head with a decision.” 

Fitness can be defined as a condition that introduces us to the world of confidence and physical ethics. Mankind has always wished for a fitter and healthier body for the reason that it features uncountable physical and intellectual benefits. For instance, it might be surprising to you that being fit and healthy can significantly improve your IQ and mood; your overall mood can change permanently for the better. And there are thousands of more benefits which you can’t even think of.

Recent research shows that Obesity is the cause of many life taking diseases! So, why not to start losing weight by burning all the stubborn ugly body fat around your body?

HONK KONG is a great city, the excellence, and supremacy of this city can be imagined in such a way that over the past 150 years, it has attracted people across the globe to set up businesses and to explore opportunities! While having its own well-defined culture and identity still this city is regarded as Asia’s most cosmopolitan city. Hong Kong boasts all the amenities and supports structures and it takes to feel like a home from home for international residents.

Hong Kong health care system. Actually, Hong Kong has one of the world’s superlative and highest quality public and private health care systems. While visiting the city, you may find a lot of government and private clinics plus hospitals, offering LOW COST (budget) medicines to the citizens.

HONK KONG AND THE PROBLEM OBESITY

The Behavior Risk Factor Survey April 2014 revealed that 39% of the population aged 18-64 was classified as obese or overweight, which I think is quite alarming. And presently some researchers non-officially determine that this percentage has got a remarkable increase in 2016; 49.8% of the total population of this city is overweight or obese.

WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT ON A BUDGET ON THE SUPER BUSY SCHEDULE

To be very honest, we can expect such increase in the obesity rate of individuals in this city because of certain reasons. Most of the people living in this city have a really busy routine and schedule since as mentioned earlier, it is the city of a lot of entrepreneurs.

It is quite common that for losing weight, you should exercise, get enough sleep and eat the right food. But if you’re like most entrepreneurs then probably you keep on telling yourself that you don’t have the time. For your convenience, I’ve incorporated few really easy to follow, economic and science-based ways (there could be more) which you can easily fit into an already packed and busy schedule.

But first let me, introduce yourself. My name is Mack Pijewski  FITpreneur with full dedication Helping You to achieve Physical, Mental & Business Peak.  Certified body transformation specialist and a professional nutritionist, more about me you can read on my webiste “macfitt.com” . Currently, I am training for Mr. Olympia HK, my second IFBB Man’s Phisique Competition.  So, now without a further delay let’s jump to some effortless ways that not only helps you to lose weight but also ensures good health & peak in your business life.

  • Be smart with your meal

Smart cooking and slow cooker both can be the lifesaver. Before heading towards work prepare a crockpot meal. You can place pre-chopped onions at the bottom of the crockpot, layer with pre-sliced mushrooms, add some frozen grass-fed meat, add spices on top of the meat, mix it with some frozen or fresh vegetables, and consider adding a can of organic tomato sauce or broth of some sort. And That’s it. Plan all of your meals ahead of the time. I recommend you to cook and prepare your food on the weekends for your breakfast and lunches etc.

  • Limit your Booze Consumption

A lot of people turn to alcohol to relax during stressful circumstances for the reason that it’s the easiest way to counter stresses and for acquiring comfort besides food. Well, drinking on regular basis adversely affects your health by resulting in constant brain fog, lethargy, and forgetfulness.

  • Be Challenging and Exercise a Bit

If you don’t have time to go to the gym in order to burn the stubborn and ugly fat and for staying healthy than this way which is my personal favorite one can help you a lot! You can simply try to do some simple minor exercise outside. For example taking the stairs instead of a lift or an escalator or walking towards your destination instead of using taxi Cabs. If your workplace is at a fair distance, you can use a bicycle than! These types of little activities and exercises can really help you a lot to stay fit and healthy. And plus you can save some amount of money as well.

  • TALK WITH A MENTOR OR COACH

It is quite amazing and helpful to have a person to help guide you in life. It could be more helpful and mesmerizing especially during stress times. Sharing your current stresses with someone can take a huge weight off your shoulders. In most cases, you’ll also receive feedback from them on blind spots and strategies to improve your circumstances.

Happy to help you with this, send me email at mackfitt@gmail.com

  • EAT CLEAN FOOD AS MUCH AS REQUIRED

If you eat clean food and in a limited manner plus if you can stop eating when you’re full, you will save yourself from a lot of calories which ultimately leads to a better health by protecting you from getting fat.

How many times you have been eating, got two-thirds of the way through the meal or the food and felt full. Did you stop eating?? Well, of course not, you probably kept going because our elders told us to finish everything on your plate.

  • 8 Hours of a sleep

For a healthy lifestyle and a perfect peace and working of mind, 8 hours of sleep is a MUST! For a perfect sleep what you can do is, keep yourself away from all the electronic devices at least an hour before the bed. Reading few pages of a good book and having a hot water bath can help you a lot.

Well, there you have it; these are the few essential ways with the help of which you ensure great physical and mental health, with a busy schedule of course!