Are you an athlete or sports enthusiast that wants to challenge yourself with new adventures? Look no further as adventure races are among the most challenging sports to try. In this guide, we will discuss a few methods on how you can improve your skills and train better.
Here are 4 ways to become a better adventure racer.
Fix Your Diet
Instead of counting calories all day, count the nutrients that go into your body. Focus on whole foods like whole grains for breakfast complex carbs and protein for lunch, and low carbs throughout the day. The main objective is to keep your metabolism running smoothly. You can have a protein shake after a workout and consume low protein before you sleep to prevent the catabolic fasting stage.
Training for an adventure race is different than other races. The main aspect to proper training is to control and measure your heart rate. No matter where you train, your progress will depend on the type of workouts you choose. Learning how to create an unbalanced lift will help you prepare for the uneven terrain and unique challenges you will face in the adventure race.
Practice Your Run
Going through a wide range of cardio will help the body prepare for the run. Using short-intervals you can control your cardio with a 1:1 ratio before weight training. Many trainers often train in short internals five times a week and a long run once a week with added weight.
Training your body requires new challenges and unique changes. You can perform various exercises twice a day and work on different parts of the body. Make sure to train your body’s endurance by new exercises such as walking through water running in the sand etc.
Are you preparing for your next adventure race? Got any tips that you would like to share with our readers? Comment below and share your tips with us!