Homemade Obstacle Course Training

There is no denying the increased popularity of obstacle course races in the last five years. It seems like there is a new course or event popping up in my area every month. Consequently, people from all walks of life have taken interest and begun to participate. As a result, it is not uncommon for my inbox to be flooded with questions about these events.

For instance, I am regularly asked how one can go about training for some of the specific tasks that will be required during the obstacle run. Others have asked if it is possible to construct a mini-course for general training.

Fortunately, it appears that obstacle course training can be easily replicated without breaking the bank. The video below offers a prime example.

You will be hard pressed to find a more low-tech course, yet you can be certain that this small space provides countless challenges. My mind is already racing with new ideas after seeing this brief clip. I am eager to add some obstacles around the outdoor hill sprint path that I created last year (see here).

Once again, it is amazing what can be accomplished when you combine creativity with ambition. Anyone who believes that a formal gym setting is required for general fitness has been brainwashed by the industry. The average person needs nothing more than to get up, get outside, and get moving.


“It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.” – Napoleon Hill

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