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Get 100,000 Free Credits in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

Play Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration in the first week and get free credits<p>The wait is almost over, PS4 owners. Rise of the Tomb Raider: …

Gaming Industry

Profiles in Badassary - Norm Koch

<i>MudGear Profiles in Badassary is an article and interview series dedicated to documenting the incredible characters and stories that we come across</i> …

Why Spartan Are Not Competitive Races – And How That Can Be Resolved

Over the last few years I have had several rants about Spartan’s use of burpees as a forfeit for failed obstacles. I know that some people are fed up …

Obstacle Races Explained

Obstacle Course Racing better known as OCR consists of a few different types of events; obstacle races, mud runs, hybrid races, themed runs, …

UP THE MUDDY ROPE - A quick guide to climbing that rope.

<b>The Mud Run Blueprint for Fitness</b><p><b>UP THE MUDDY ROPE</b><p><i>by Roger Smith, PhD</i><p>You are feeling great. You have conquered a dozen obstacles in the run. Then you …

Is Obstacle Racing Going Mainstream?

Notable athletes like Max King are collecting prize purses in Warrior Dashes they couldn’t earn elsewhere.<p>Max King has always been a little extreme, known for going from competitive steeplechaser to Olympic trials marathoner to world championship mountain runner—sometimes in the span of weeks. Now …

Running

How Fitness Apps and Wearables Impacts Work Performance

<i>Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the SumAll blog.</i><p>In a pair of recent studies, the CDC called attention to two alarming trends. Americans are not getting nearly enough exercise and a majority fall many hours short of the …

Rant of the Week: 5 Things That are Hurting OCR’s Legitimacy

And…we’re back, after a substantial break that I’ll attribute to a terribly crippling bout of lethargy. I thought we’d start this week’s posts off …

Social Media

Suspended Training Equipment

<b>(Suspended Training Equipment)</b><br>At Three Ball we're serious about grip strength.<p><b>Beast Balls:</b><p><b>CannonBall Alley Replicator</b><p>4.5", 6", and 9" Beast</b> …

10 Things I Tell Anyone Who Wants To Do A Spartan Race

My muddy hands started slipping off the rope as I dangled 19 feet above an icy cold pit of water. My lungs were burning, my body was spent, my skin …

Top 10 Tips To Race A Spartan Beast

<b>As I mentioned I’d be doing a couple weeks ago when I gave you the Top 10 Workouts of 2014, I just finished the brutal Vermont Spartan Beast in the</b> …

Master Any Obstacle Race Challenge

Build your strength in the gym and during runs to crush your next OCR.<p>In an obstacle course race, grip and shoulder strength, pull, and endurance will get you to the finish line. Yancy Culp, 42, a certified Spartan SGX coach based in Austin, Texas, suggests rotating through these rugged moves at …

Workouts

Why You Should Sign Up for an Obstacle Course Race

Whether it’s a 5K or a mud run, running an obstacle course race for the first time can feel rewarding and fun. Let us convince you<p>An obstacle race is …

Fitness

Spartan Race Is the King of Obstacle Course Races on Social

It’s rugged, muddy, exhausting — and worth it. Millions of people all over the world compete in obstacle course races — then share their experiences …

Advertising Industry

This 9-Year-Old Girl Crushed A Navy SEAL–Designed Obstacle Course Race

Girl power!<p>Bizzotto told the <i>Miami Herald</i> that he thought the race would be a little too much for Milla, but she went on to prove him wrong.<p>BuzzFeed has reached out to Christian Bizzotto for comment.

Exercise

Obstacle Racing Finds Itself Stuck in the Mud

Once fast-growing, the sport suffered what one industry tracker calls a 30% decline in finishers in 2015.<p>Since the advent in the last decade of obstacle-course racing, millions of athletes have slogged through mud, climbed barbed wire and jumped across flames to reach the finish line. Known as OCR, …

Tracking Devices

Fitbit Adds Cycling and Multi-Device Support to the Surge

Fitbit’s Surge is the company’s most advanced fitness tracker, but has notably lacked proper support for cyclists. It turns out a lot of people ride bikes, so that’s changing next month.<p>The Surge will now measure distance, duration, average speed, heart rate and calorie stats tuned for biking and …

Nine hard-won lessons about money and investing

Any time you talk about money, you risk sounding like a jerk. I’m going to take that risk in this post. I’ll start out by talking about a couple ways …

3 Huge Social Security Mistakes You Should Avoid

Source: Flickr user hobvias sudoneighm<p>Social Security plays an important role in Americans' retirement plans. For the most part, Social Security offers a fairly straightforward proposition: Money is taken out of your paycheck while you work, then when you retire, you file and collect …

Why many shouldn’t buy long-term care insurance

According to researchers at Georgetown University and Pennsylvania State University, about 70% of individuals 65 and older will need some kind of …

Retirement

5 Bright Ideas That'll Make You a Better Investor

From lower-cost financial advice to a fresh way to find a bargain stock, the best new investing breakthroughs of the year.<p>Every year, there are …

Investing

Do You Qualify for a Health Insurance Exemption?

If you didn't have health insurance in 2014, you could be on the hook for a penalty when you file your taxes. And if you fail to sign up for …

Health Care

A Few Days With The Microsoft Band

Wearables are a hot topic at the moment. I haven’t really be enamored with any one particular wearable device as of yet—I’ve found most of what’s currently available to be clunky and of minimal use–but decided to take the plunge a few months back anyway. I made a decision to lose some weight and …

Apple hiring fashion experts ahead of Apple Watch launch - appPicker

Apple wants to hire retail employees with “a fashion or luxury background” to help sell the upcoming Apple Watch. According to internal documents, it …

Fitness Wearables Will Bounce Back From Smartwatch Threat, Says Gartner

What’s the short term trajectory for fitness wearables? Down. Analyst Gartner is projecting a dip in overall shipments next year, owing to overlapping functionality between different types of fitness wearables and because smartwatches are eating into their functionality (while also offering more in …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Heart Rates

Vessyl Is A Cup That Knows What You’re Drinking

It’s like Nike+ Fuelband for ingestion.<p>We have piles of fitness and health trackers in our lives. Fitbits. Nike+ Fuelbands. Jawbone Ups. They’re all pretty good at measuring the calories we’ve burned and the hours we’ve slept, but they miss a huge chunk of the health equation: what we’ve …

Weight Loss

This Could Be The Most Detailed Look Yet At iOS 8, Apple's Next Major iPhone Update

Previous reports have provided some insight as to the types of changes we may see in iOS 8, but Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has just shared a slew of new details.<p>Apple is referring to iOS 8 by the internal codename Okemo, according to Gurman. The change will largely focus on updates to existing apps …

Apple