Couples Fitness Spartan Training

My boyfriend, Stephen (Steve to guys;-), and I love doing Spartan Races together which means we also love training for them together!

I get questions all the time about HOW TO TRAIN for a Spartan Race so I thought I would make some blog posts showing some of our unconventional training we come up with in the gym.

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Getting Over the Walls

We give our triceps extra work since they are what propel us over all those walls!

Below, you will see how we performed a super set of tipcep pressdowns with the straight bar and then moved into pressdowns using the rope. Our sets/reps looked like this:

Tripcep Pressdown with Straight Bar: 3 x 10 narrow, 10 wide, 10 narrow

Tricep Pressdown with Rope: 3 x 20 (light weight to failure)

Rest: 45 seconds

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Lower Body Strength

This sport really challenges your lower body and back so we tend to do a lot of work with barbells and kettle bells. Luckily both of us have very strong lower bodies! Ladies who have strong lower bodies, this is a huge advantage for you.

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Pulling and Pushing

As you saw in the video above, we do a lot of work with pulling and pushing. Many of the obstacles require this pushing/pulling motion so we have found creative ways to train!

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Post Workout Nutrition

This could possibly your most important meal of the entire day!

What is in a great post workout meal? Simple carbs within the first 30 minutes and protein within the first hour. Our post workout go-to looks like this:

2 scoops IsaLean Shake

1/4 c. frozen blue berries

1/2 banana

2 large frozen strawberries

water

Mix and enjoy!