The very first UB of 2017 is slated to occur this weekend in NJ, and it'll be a hot one! As always, you can expect to hear any UB-related news from us that is gleamed out of this event regarding medals, venues, shirts, etc that could help you guys out in any way.
One of the best ways you can train your grip strength to tackle the obstacles at an UltraBeast involves pull-up training. Time and time again people are forced to do 30 agonizing burpees on an obstacle that should otherwise be a piece of cake (and done in 10-15 seconds) if they only had the grip strength. Doorway pull-up bars are an inexpensive and easy way to train, especially when you wrap two towels around the bar and grip the towels as you exercise. Fortunately, the cost of owning one of these bad boys has gone down by 38%. Amazon is having a special on one of the high-quality ones!
With the NJ Ultra Beast looming over the horizon in the coming weeks, it appears that Spartan has been working hard to put more UB events into this year's lineup as well. For the first time, Breckenridge and Dallas will be venues for the UltraBeast in the US, with MANY more across the world! With all of these new venues around, you'll definitely see some major changes to our all-encompassing UB prep guide to account for some of the easier, flatter venues such as Dallas and whatever European/Australian courses have to offer. Here is the current list of venues for this year:
- 4-29 - NJ Tri State
- 6-23 - Australia (townsville)
- 7-01 - France
- 7-15 - Slovakia
- 7-22 - Scotland
- 8-05 - Hawaii
- 8-26 - Quebec
- 8-26 - Brekenridge
- 9-16 - Vermont
- 9-23 - Sun Peaks
- 9-30 - Tahoe
- 10-06 - Australia (bright)
- 10-28 - Dallas
- 12-02 - Mexico
No word on the medal design this year, but my guess is that you will likely see the generic belt buckle design with the location stamped on it as well. Nevertheless, you'll definitely see it posted here!
Our UltraBeast guide has been an outstanding success that has helped countless people finish the UB in Killington, Jersey and Tahoe. Since our team hates to see people DNF, expect to see a guide for the GDR sometime within a week!
You've no doubt seen our banner flown at many events, and some of you have been given our website but you still had that look on your face that said you've got a lot of follow-up questions about the team. If you need to get in touch with our team's head honchos, feel free to contact us!
The Florida Savage Race is upon us! Be sure to look for our tent in the festival area to socialize, run with some of our heavy stuff or score yourself some sweet Regiment swag! Look for the tent with our giant flag on it and come say hi!
GORUCK is doing something awesome called Ruck Across America. In this long relay event, 'deuce' (the name of the 30lb ruck) will be rucked across every state in the US. Team Regiment Elites Sarah, Heidi and Leslie were fortunate enough to contribute to the long trek during the east coast Florida leg of the route. Not only that, they represented the red R along the way! Excellent work everyone!
In what was expected to last 15 hours, the Mt. Dora class CRUSHED it in only 13 hours! Most time hacks and performance standards were blown out of the water, and some long lasting memories were forged! For a timeline of the activities that happened that night, be sure to check them out in the T3 Live Updates page.
Ladies and gentlemen, the T3 is upon us. Starting at 7:02am tomorrow, our Live Updates page will be delivering out photos and text updates of the adventures of the Mt. Dora Mayhem class! Hope to see you there!