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OCR Obstacle Specific Training: Skitch

A man hanging from a skitch obstacle in an ocr obstacle race.

Skitch was first introduced at North American OCR Championships (NORAM) 3k in 2018. The obstacle consists of two horizontal poles that athletes are required to traverse. The tricky part is it is not that is just a traverse obstacle but that it requires using two vertical nunchaku (nunchuck) grips with hooks on them as your…

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OCR Obstacle Training: La Gaffe

la gaffe

In 2017, most of the Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) world was introduced to an obstacle from the mind of OCR Pro, former Olympic Biathlete and Northman, Marco Bedard.  This obstacle, called La Gaffe proved to be challenging for much of the field. As La Gaffe took lots of bands, athletes struggled to figure out how…

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OCR Obstacle Training: Hanging Traverses (Skull Valley and Pipe Dreams)

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While Skull Valley and Pipe Dreams initially appear vastly different, they actually hold many training and technical aspects in common. That is why I have chosen to combine them for this final article in the series.  Skull Valley is named for the skull shaped rock climbing holds, which must be traversed using grip strength in…

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