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So… how do you train for something like the Beast? Cross-train! If you go to www.spartan.com, they have some basic training recommendations to offer you. In general, you need to have a decent level of overall fitness… strength, aerobic fitness, and agility. Most importantly… you have to build your fitness SLOWLY! It’s so important to go slow because the whole idea is to increase your level of fitness and make yourself stronger. If you go too fast you run the risk of getting hurt… and then you can’t train anymore!
Please don’t forget to stretch a little bit each day. There’s this stuff in the body called fascia… it’s the stuff that conventional medicine traditionally has considered does nothing in the body other than just hold all our parts together! If you don’t stretch regularly, the fascia builds up in the areas of highest stress and makes us very tight and stiff. How come that’s not a good thing? If the fascia gets too tight and stiff, it can put pressure on nerves causing pain or perhaps restricting blood flow to certain parts of the body. Fascia also joins with the dura mater… literal translation is the “tough mother” that covers our brain, spinal cord and the spinal nerves as they leave the spinal cord to connect with various parts of the body. If the fascia is pulling inappropriately on certain parts of the dura, it can inappropriately affect nerve impulses traveling to particular organs in the body or even restrict proper circulation to parts of the spine and brain… perhaps even negatively impacting hormone release by the pituitary gland! So, be sure STRETCH a little each day! It’s so important to keep your body loose and limber!