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Title: Spartan Races
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 03:35:16 AM
I did Spartan race this weekend  :D

To my defence I was dragged into it by a fit bird and she needed a strong burly man to lift her up by the up over obstacles  :D

Pro's: Plenty of hot girls knocking about, cross fitting type
         If you like outdoors like me, its an excuse to get out there and explore area and dot things you wouldn't normally do.
        
Con's: It's dirty, some waters were smelly
          They didn't have a hot dog stall or anything for a sweet toothed man like me, no icecream vans...etc.

It was funny seeing people gas out after two minute runs up hill.
Most men couldn't get over a high wall....some manlets running to the wall and then slam against it with their hands nowhere near the top.

The rope pull where you climb to the top was harder than I thought, the rope was muddy and wet and had no grip, I slipped half way first attempt and then nailed second. Most people couldn't do the monkey bars. Bars were wet and metal was smooth, so even a seasoned guy who does lots of pull ups with ease had to use extra effort to not slip

Atlas stones at top of a steep hill was cool as well, you get there winded then have to grab a 60kg atlas stone with wet hands and walk a round this circle.

I feel a bit beta having done this, but hey....it was an outdoorsy activity I enjoyed I must admit.
          



Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: BigCyp on September 01, 2014, 03:40:25 AM
I went dogging last night, pretty much did the same as you when I found out it was a tranny and had to run away through the essex countryside

Well done though mate, sounds like a good laugh and i'm sure it's good for the heart  ;D ;D


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: booty on September 01, 2014, 04:24:26 AM
BigCyp you are hilarious!  ;D I still don't know what dogging means though. Skorp I am glad you did exercise for the both of us since I was out of action this weekend.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Donny on September 01, 2014, 04:29:43 AM
BigCyp you are hilarious!  ;D I still don't know what dogging means though. Skorp I am glad you did exercise for the both of us since I was out of action this weekend.
karen you donīt want to know what it means... ;D


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: BigCyp on September 01, 2014, 04:34:00 AM
Dogging is nothing sinister really, just some nice people meeting up in secluded countryside in the dark etc etc


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: booty on September 01, 2014, 04:39:19 AM
karen you donīt want to know what it means... ;D
I do Donny. I said I would take walks with Skorp in the country and then dogging was mentioned. So I want to know what to expect on these walks.  :D


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Donny on September 01, 2014, 04:40:16 AM
I do Donny. I said I would take walks with Skorp in the country and then dogging was mentioned. So I want to know what to expect on these walks.  :D
8) ok Baby Doll...


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Donny on September 01, 2014, 04:42:45 AM
 ;D are you sure Karen?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2303622/Dogging-Tales-Why-police-think-OK-people-sex-public.html


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: booty on September 01, 2014, 04:53:01 AM
;D are you sure Karen?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogging_(sexual_slang)
I want it noted that no dogging will occur, during my country walks. I don't do group stuff or sharing.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 04:59:16 AM
I want it noted that no dogging will occur, during my country walks. I don't do group stuff or sharing.

Two people walking in a park and having sex is called "outdoor sex"...it only becomes dogging if strangers turn up and get involved...the latter I am yet to experience  ;D


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: booty on September 01, 2014, 05:06:27 AM
Two people walking in a park and having sex is called "outdoor sex"...it only becomes dogging if strangers turn up and get involved...the latter I am yet to experience  ;D
I am all for out door sex!  ;D


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: _aj_ on September 01, 2014, 05:07:44 AM
All is forgiven if you banged said "fit bird"


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: SuperTed on September 01, 2014, 05:16:55 AM
I might do tough mudder some time in 2015. Have no idea if I'll be able to complete it though.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 05:20:23 AM
I might do tough mudder some time in 2015. Have no idea if I'll be able to complete it though.

Tough mudder looks a lot harder. 5k took one hour to get through. Great cardio TBH, running uphills in mushy terrain then lifting heavy sand bags and going down and up a long hill again, climbing up ropes...etc.

Tough mudder put a lot more work into their obstacles, hence bigger and harder to get through.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: booty on September 01, 2014, 05:23:40 AM
Tough mudder looks a lot harder. 5k took one hour to get through. Great cardio TBH, running uphills in mushy terrain then lifting heavy sand bags and going down and up a long hill again, climbing up ropes...etc.

Tough mudder put a lot more work into their obstacles, hence bigger and harder to get through.
Over here they have electric shocks hitting you. There is no way I would do it because I don't want to get electrified. Plus I don't like mud and dirt. If it was at the beach...that's another story. I love the beach, sand, ocean water etc


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: _aj_ on September 01, 2014, 05:28:33 AM
I am semi targeting a TM next summer if I can regain enough confidence in my achilles  >:(


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 05:40:59 AM
Over here they have electric shocks hitting you. There is no way I would do it because I don't want to get electrified. Plus I don't like mud and dirt. If it was at the beach...that's another story. I love the beach, sand, ocean water etc

Last year I did 4 triathlons, that's a pure endurance challenge and found it harder than this Spartan as its full on cardio non-stop. The swim was in open water I did one in Blenheim Palace and swam in the upper part of the lake below, I stopped for a second to take the scenery in...it was amazing.

(http://www.aeropic.co.uk/photo_database/england/aeropic_20050529_blenheim_palace_4_w800.jpg)

Then did one where I swam in water off the Thames....it smelled and tasted like shit that one.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: booty on September 01, 2014, 05:45:39 AM
Last year I did 4 triathlons, that's a pure endurance challenge and found it harder than this Spartan as its full on cardio non-stop. The swim was in open water I did one in Blenheim Palace and swam in the upper part of the lake below, I stopped for a second to take the scenery in...it was amazing.

(http://www.aeropic.co.uk/photo_database/england/aeropic_20050529_blenheim_palace_4_w800.jpg)

Then did one where I swam in water off the Thames....it smelled and tasted like shit that one.
I remember you telling me about it in pm. I can swallow salty water but not shit tasting water!


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 05:50:09 AM
I remember you telling me about it in pm. I can swallow salty water but not shit tasting water!

To give you an idea how men read text  ;D


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Donny on September 01, 2014, 05:58:52 AM
To give you an idea how men read text  ;D
  ;D


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: booty on September 01, 2014, 06:32:40 AM
Hopefully you both read the whole post.  :P


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Ken Fresno on September 01, 2014, 06:49:56 AM
Dogging is nothing sinister really, just some nice people meeting up in secluded countryside in the dark etc etc

I was getting a blowjob once off my then gf in a homebase carpark (classy, i know) on a thurseday night. The carpark was empty apart from an old transit van, which after about 5 mins started flashing it's headlights. A clapped out ford focus has never hit 60mph so quickly.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 06:52:21 AM
I was getting a blowjob once off my then gf in a homebase carpark (classy, i know) on a thurseday night. The carpark was empty apart from an old transit van, which after about 5 mins started flashing it's headlights. A clapped out ford focus has never hit 60mph so quickly.

PMSL  :D


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Grape Ape on September 01, 2014, 07:23:58 AM
Tough mudder looks a lot harder. 5k took one hour to get through. Great cardio TBH, running uphills in mushy terrain then lifting heavy sand bags and going down and up a long hill again, climbing up ropes...etc.

Tough mudder put a lot more work into their obstacles, hence bigger and harder to get through.

Nothing beta about these races.  They stress teamwork, camaraderie, fun.  On the last one we did, there was a group that had a friend in a wheel chair, and they got him through the whole course.  It was cool to see them carrying the chair up hills of mud, etc.

Did the Great American Northeast TM last week.  10 miles....did it no problem, all obstacles included.  Took a little more than two hours with a buddy of mine.

BUT, the one I did last year was on a mountain, was 13 miles, and had 6 ascents/descents up/down black diamond ski slopes and I needed help on two of the obstacles. That one was brutal and took over 4 hours.

Of course the know nothing general getbig masses will say people are playing pretend army, etc....but it's nothing like that at all.



Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: _aj_ on September 01, 2014, 07:27:41 AM

BUT, the one I did last year was on a mountain, was 13 miles, and had 6 ascents/descents up/down black diamond ski slopes and I needed help on two of the obstacles. That one was brutal and took over 4 hours.


The one on Mt. Snow? That's the one I am thinking of doing in June.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 07:33:04 AM
Nothing beta about these races.  They stress teamwork, camaraderie, fun.  On the last one we did, there was a group that had a friend in a wheel chair, and they got him through the whole course.  It was cool to see them carrying the chair up hills of mud, etc.

Did the Great American Northeast TM last week.  10 miles....did it no problem, all obstacles included.  Took a little more than two hours with a buddy of mine.

BUT, the one I did last year was on a mountain, was 13 miles, and had 6 ascents/descents up/down black diamond ski slopes and I needed help on two of the obstacles. That one was brutal and took over 4 hours.

Of course the know nothing general getbig masses will say people are playing pretend army, etc....but it's nothing like that at all.



That's HARD.

I was shattered in all honesty after doing this one and it was a sprint, I finished comfortably but I have a good fitness base and lifted my whole life and I am about the right weight and height hence body to weight strength ratio is good, my weekly training always involves dips, pulls up...etc.

13 mile is a tough one....I would definitely need to do some focused training for this one mainly on the cardio and conditioning front.

I will do some more, there's one in November over here, but I don't fancy doing this is freezing cold weather.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Grape Ape on September 01, 2014, 07:40:12 AM
That's HARD.

I was shattered in all honesty after doing this one and it was a sprint, I finished comfortably but I have a good fitness base and lifted my whole life and I am about the right weight and height hence body to weight strength ratio is good, my weekly training always involves dips, pulls up...etc.

13 mile is a tough one....I would definitely need to do some focused training for this one mainly on the cardio and conditioning front.

I will do some more, there's one in November over here, but I don't fancy doing this is freezing cold weather.

There's an obstacle where you have to jump into 30-35 degree ice water, go under water to get under an obstacle, then walk the remaining 20 feet out neck deep.  I can't imagine doing that one in the cold.

People get pulled out of it all the time, because the communication between the mind and the body slows a bit, and people stop moving.

I followed Soul Crusher's work outs to prepare, plus just did tons of running/sprinting......worked very well.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 08:08:10 AM
Cold water throw off all your instincts all over the place.

I will attempt a harder one next year and see how I survive.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Grape Ape on September 01, 2014, 08:43:27 AM
Cold water throw off all your instincts all over the place.

I will attempt a harder one next year and see how I survive.

Something tells me you'll be fine......

But, if you're interested - this kind of workout helps - this is from SC....got up to a minute with the 25lb DB....going to do this again today and start over.  I used the "seconds" time app on my iPhone, and just printed this out and followed it.

Get a huge ass timer clock in front of you that counts seconds, minutes, hour, etc.  

Grab 25, 35 lbs dumbbells and go near a pull up bar

Do any of the following for one minute, followed by 15 seconds rest.  Have to keep eye on the clock for precision.

Ill do something like this knowing what I can get in one minute time wo killing myself -

1.  w 35 lbs db's  -  10 Manmakers

2.  w 35lbs dbs 8 squats - 12 bent over row - 20 toe raise - 6 curl and press

3.  w one 35 lbs dumbbell - each arm - 8 squat / upright row   -  7 swinging db raise

4.  1 minute plank hold

5.  35 sit ups

6.  120-130 flutter kicks

7.  1 minute cycle - if near me or walking lunges

8.  12   8 count bodybuilders

9.   10 burpee / Pull ups

10.  12 walkout push ups

11.  1 minute plank hold

12.  40 leg raises  

13  1 minute cycle

14.  w 35 lbs db's  -  10 Manmakers

15.  w 35lbs dbs 8 squats - 12 bent over row - 20 toe raise - 6 curl and press

16.  w one 35 lbs dumbbell - each arm - 8 squat / upright row   -  7 swinging db raise
  
17.  35 sit ups  

18.  120 flutter kicks

19,  35-40 flat press w 35lbs dumbbells

20.  50-60 yards bear crawl / crab walk

21.  12 Burpee plus standing long jump

22.  1 minute cycle

23.  30-40 standing squat

24.  12 walk out pushups

25.  1 minute plank

26.  w 35 lbs - 10-12 clean & press

27.  12-15  - row and push ups w 35lbs

28.  8 squat / 10 bent over row / 20 toe raise / 5-6 curl and press w 35lbs

29.  1 minute cycle

30.  1 minute plank

31.  35 sit ups

32.  120 flutter kicks

33.  10 burpee / pull ups

34.  30-40 walking lunges

35.  50-60 yards bear crawl / crab walk

36.  12 8 count Bodybuilders

37.  1 minute cycle

38.  8 squat / 10 bent over row / 20 toe raise / 6 curl and press w 35lbs dumbbells

39.  each arm -  8 squat / upright row    7 dumbbell swings  

40.  12-15 manmakers w 35lbs dumbbells

41.  1 minute plank

42.  35 sit ups

43.  1 minute cycle

44.  20 pop ups

45.  12 walk out push ups


15 seconds rest between each set - usually works out to an hour almost exactly.  Then I wait 15-30 minutes and go for ruck
  


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 08:53:31 AM
Thanks bud will try it out.

I'm gona throw in plenty of cardio into my routine....I slacked big time this year.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Grape Ape on September 01, 2014, 08:57:42 AM
Thanks bud will try it out.

I'm gona throw in plenty of cardio into my routine....I slacked big time this year.

I do the races because they force me to workout out of fear of failure on the race.

It makes me do cardio at 9 or 9:30 once the day settles instead of sitting in front of the PC.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: booty on September 01, 2014, 02:43:26 PM
Thanks bud will try it out.

I'm gona throw in plenty of cardio into my routine....I slacked big time this year.
If there wasn't an ocean of water separating us, I would be your workout buddy.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on September 01, 2014, 11:49:42 PM
Nothing beta about these races.  They stress teamwork, camaraderie, fun.  On the last one we did, there was a group that had a friend in a wheel chair, and they got him through the whole course.  It was cool to see them carrying the chair up hills of mud, etc.

Yup, I did note.

Even the group of people I was with girls and guys said the same, they also did some triathlons/spectated last year. Tri's have a bit of a snobby feel about them, everyone is kitted out with expensive wet suits, bikes that cost more than cars...etc and pulling pouty faces through their oakleys, if someone is fast its like "move out of my way peasant" sort of air they give.




Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Donny on September 02, 2014, 12:47:35 AM
Good stuff Gentlemen...like grape Ape wrote itīs a lot of team work. Satisfying too. iīve not done a proper assault course since my Army Days but i remember you soon learn Technique too. the best way to get over obstacles. A good thread Lads... ;)


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Grape Ape on May 22, 2015, 05:34:27 PM
Bump.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: ritch on May 22, 2015, 05:45:15 PM
when I move this year, I'M gonna advertise it as some crossfit competition to get these idiots to move my shit for free. Will even charge them. hahaha!!!!


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on May 23, 2015, 08:49:47 AM
Bump.

I have a race in Denmark booked for August...tough murder type. Any training tips?


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Grape Ape on June 01, 2015, 04:22:12 PM
I have a race in Denmark booked for August...tough murder type. Any training tips?

Run, run, run some more.  Wouldn't worry about footcare, since you're not carrying weight.

Mix in running/sprinting with pushups/pullpus, and other weight exercises:

This is what I did the other day.  Have a 10 mile obstacle course in 3 weeks:

Quote
One mile run in 6:37

1/8 mile walk with 1/4 sprint:  1.18 / 1.25

Speed ruck 1 mile:  11:20 (fasted yet) 38lb pack

Kept ruck on for:

30 sets of 45 sec with 30 sec rest:  Various exercises - planks, sandbag carries, bleacher steps, flutter kicks, sandbag chain pulls, box squats.....

You could do something like that without the rucksack.  Or look back a few post to the workout I posted previously.

If you get to a point where you're running 5-6 miles easily, you'll be fine.


Title: Re: I'm Ashamed to Admit......AROOOOOOO
Post by: Skorp1o on June 04, 2015, 07:51:23 AM
Cool

Weather's nicer now and on weekends when in dk I have lots of running space even off road. Pull ups and what not I'm not worried about...I'm strong upper body wise and grip is solid, but will make sure I throw in some exercises for it to keep it up.


Title: Re: Spartan Races
Post by: denarii on June 04, 2015, 03:31:06 PM
how about swimming from one beach to the next along the coast against the tide?


Title: Re: Spartan Races
Post by: Skorp1o on June 05, 2015, 02:04:31 AM
how about swimming from one beach to the next along the coast against the tide?

Used to do a lot of open water swimming when I prepped for triathlons....mostly lakes though. Swimming is the toughest cardio out there.


Title: Re: Spartan Races
Post by: denarii on June 05, 2015, 11:29:06 AM
Used to do a lot of open water swimming when I prepped for triathlons....mostly lakes though. Swimming is the toughest cardio out there.

but you dont freak out as there is no tide pulling you about


Title: Re: Spartan Races
Post by: Skorp1o on June 05, 2015, 03:29:34 PM
but you dont freak out as there is no tide pulling you about

No...it's like a pool virtually when in a lake, but the dark green waters beneath you can be daunting if you're not used to open water swimming. Then again I always swam in a wet suit which gives a fair bit of buoyancy...you literally float when you lie on your back.

I've not done any Tris in sea but will do one day.


Title: Re: Spartan Races
Post by: denarii on June 06, 2015, 12:37:02 AM
No...it's like a pool virtually when in a lake, but the dark green waters beneath you can be daunting if you're not used to open water swimming. Then again I always swam in a wet suit which gives a fair bit of buoyancy...you literally float when you lie on your back.

I've not done any Tris in sea but will do one day.

I don't like murky water either. But in the UK if u come across a porbeagle you just punch them on the nose.


Title: Spartan Races
Post by: BerthaTup on November 02, 2016, 12:12:09 AM
Hello all,

Im looking at scratchbulding a Land raider spartan, but I have been unable to find dimensions of the forge world model. Would anyone happen to know what they are?


Title: Re: Spartan Races
Post by: Deadpool on November 04, 2016, 02:26:21 PM
Hello all,

Im looking at scratchbulding a Land raider spartan, but I have been unable to find dimensions of the forge world model. Would anyone happen to know what they are?

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