Yancy Camp Review

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Straight to the point… if you want to get better at Obstacle Racing then Yancy Camp is gonna help you with that! Simple as that!

I just wanted to get that out of the way. I am sure you have searched online for training and workouts specific to obstacle races and sure there is a lot of good stuff out there, but it can be hard to understand some of it and you might get bored of it.

That is why I want to break down why Yancy Camp is so awesome!

Also Yancy just launched the Superheroes program as well. Click here to learn more about the Yancy Superheroes….  Now there are two programs available.

The original where you can pick an OCR athlete like,  Matt Novakovich, Rose Wetzel, Ryan Kent, Glenn Racz just to name a few…. and the new Superheroes!

Basically the originally I would say is for more experienced or elite athletes, but to be honest anyone can do them. You would just need to scale down some of the exercises. Heck I still scale down a lot.

The Yancy Campy Superheroes is a more scaled down version and like they say on the site….. “if you can walk and breathe, you can do this program!”

So… What Is Yancy Camp?

Basically it is programmed workouts by Yancy Culp himself that these OCR athletes are doing. This is not just some templated workout that you follow over and over again.

These are strategically created workouts that if you follow are sure to get  you results on and off the race course!

The other thing that I love is the support. You can actually get in touch with Yancy if there is something you need to know! That is pretty awesome and he is a super cool dude and loves to help!

What Do You Get?

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DRIPPING!!!! Yes BURPEES Were Involved!

Before I go into more below let me say this… Yancy is accessible! I had asked him for quick upper body grip workout to help me with the RIG and he whipped together something for me on the fly! Now, this is not something I plan to do, but the fact is I was in a rush and needed somethign short and sweet and he delivered via Facebook messenger! The results of that workout are in this picture here! As Yancy would say… “somebody turned on the Sweat Faucet!” LOL!

OK so here is what you get with Yancy Camp!

  • Getting 3 updated workouts a week design by Yancy Culp himself. AS of now there are 335 workouts in the system.
  • Access to private Facebook group. Talk about motivation!!
  • Challenge testing program! How do you know if you are getting better if you don’t test!
  • An awesome video library showing you how to do certain exercises and obstacle help.
  • Access to Yancy to get any answers you might need
  • Yancy always tosses in a few bonus workouts as well…. if you have anything left in the tank to do them 😉

How I Do The Workouts

I have to be honest… I am signed up under Glenn Racz and the workouts are great, but they are tough and they can be longer. It all depends on the day.

Depending on the workouts I usually have to break them up just for the fact I don’t have the time.

I also try to get at least 1 workout in a week, but I tell ya any Yancy workout I get in really pushes me to the next level. The fact that I know others in the group are pushing to finish the same workout really motivates me.

I mentioned above that these workouts are strategically created and they are. These are not just about putting a whooping on you, they are about creating a well rounded athlete that can attack any obstacle race.

When I am consistent with the workouts I can see huge improvements especially on the uphill climbs! You will learn a lot about lactic threshold training and how to push yourself past that pain point to get stronger and faster!

If you want a PLAN

If you want to be part of a TEAM

If you want SUPPORT & MOTIVATION then Yancy Camp is for you!

CLICK HERE To Check Out Yancy Camp & Get Ready For That Next RACE!!

2 Simple Ways To Get Better At Burpees

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Burpees Don’t Always Have To Suck!?

Agh… the dreaded burpee! Yeah most people hate to do them, especially if they fail an obstacle at a Spartan Race and have to bang out 30!

Sucking aside burpees are a great exercise. You essentially work everything, but like anything else they are not fun to do and can be tough if you never really do them.

So you wanna get better at them? DO MORE!! Seriously though do more, I mean everyone is always looking for tips on how  get better at pull ups, squats, burpees etc…. and the best way is to really just do them!

Now as simple as that sounds it is not that simple right? In the back of my mind when I am training I am always saying….. ok I need to do more burpees, but I never do them! LOL!

So…

2 Ways To Get Better At Burpees

  1. Incorporate them into your workout and/or warmup. What I mean by this is just start off adding 10 burpees into your daily warmup. I add them at the end because I don’t like to go into burpees cold. You can also break them up during your warm up… 5 here, then few other moves, then 5 more etc….. During your workout you can let’s say…. do 5 in between sets or however else you want to fit them in. This way you are not tasked with doing 50 burpees in a row and you still get them in….. “although there is a place for doing 50 burpees in a row and if you feel up for it then do it!”
  2. Set a DAILY GOAL! So say 50 burpees…. Now throughout the day you bust sets of 5 or more burpees until you reach that goal. Now I know doing burpees at work in work clothes is not fun, but get it done. You can also just stop and bang out 5 around the house. Again the idea being you are breaking these up and getting them in!

Double Your Pull Ups In A Week

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pull-up-barIf you are into Obstacle Racing then pull ups should be a regular exercise in your routine, if not daily! I know it can be frustrating when you can barely do one pull up, so I wrote this to help you get there and beyond!

Really is it possible? Sure it is I did it! Now before you get all excited I doubled my pull ups from 2 to 4 in less then a week, so if you can do 10 pull ups then getting to 20 in a week might be a bit harder, but I think it is attainable.

Pull Up Vs Chin Ups – What is the Difference?

  • First what is the difference between a Pull up & a Chin up? I am not going into some dissertation here etc.. it is pretty simple lol. A pull up is when your palms face away from you and a chin up is when your palms face you. Chin ups are typically easier since you are using more biceps muscle and pull ups you use more back muscle, but they are both great for getting stronger.

This is my doorway pull up bar I grabbed out walmart and it has sat in that door jam for 5 years now! You can grab one here on Amazon….>>> Go Here!

Also I am not talking about wide pull ups, narrow pull ups etc.. I am talking about grab that bar whatever way feels good and get up there. When you start getting stronger in the pull then you can start really tweaking grips, widths etc…

Here is what I have been doing. For the last week I basically try to do a few pull ups every time I walk by it. The first few days I was just getting 2 and would start for a 3rd and fade out. I started putting a line on my calendar so I know how many I did. Most days I have been getting at least 10 in total. Not a lot, but way more then I have ever done in the past. Again that is 10 throughout the whole day! After a few days I was able to bust out that 3rd pull up here and there, then finally last night after a long day… I had already run 2 1/2 miles and was out all day I figured let me hop up and see what happens and bamm… I busted out 4 pull ups. I was pumped! I told my wife and she said “were they full pull ups!” Ha of course they were give me some credit.

Simple Pull Up Plan:

It is easy to walk by that pull up bar and not do a pull up either so when you wan to just take time and focus here is an awesome plan to follow:

This can all scale on how many pull ups you can do.

20 Pull Ups & 20 Chin Ups

  • The goal here is to get 20 pulls up & 20 chin ups over time.
  • So start with pull ups… lets say you can do 3…. take a 30-60 second rest then do chin ups. Maybe you get 3 or 4 chin ups. take a 30-60 second rest.
  • Keep this up until you hit your # of 20 each. You might need to take a longer break, but get the full amount in.
  • Try this 2 -3 times a week and I guarantee you results!

Experiment: Don’t forget you can experiment a little. Try to hold at the bottom or pause at the top and/or middle. All of this will help get you past the sticking point of busting out 1 more pull up!

So is it really possible to double your pull up effort in a week?

  • So will you be able to turn the 10 pull ups you can do already into 20 within a week? I think it comes down to how hard you work, but I will bet if you were to start doing 10 pull ups 3 to 4 times a day you are going to increase for sure. All you can do is try it. Lets see if I can get 8 pulls ups a week from today

My Future Pull Up Plan

  • Going further here is what I am planning to do as well. I want to switch it up each day. So today is Pull Ups and tomorrow will be Chin Ups. I figured that is a nice way to mix it up and work the muscles differently and get stronger overall.

So… what do you think? Would love to hear some responses.