Spartan SGX Mohegan Sun Sleds

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Here we are at week 5 and I decided to shake things up a bit and bring the sleds out!  Sleds are such a graeat tool to really work on overall strength and muscular endurance.  You can push sleds, pull sleds, hook up TRX’s and do rows and chest press as well as many other […]

Spartan SGX Mohegan Sun Sandbags

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Week 2 of our summer Spartan Group X (SGX) program was a tough one! On Monday Coach Pinto put everyone through another variation of his Hurricane training! Hurricane Pinto II: 30:30 x 4 per exercise 20 lb Slam Ball Throw Mirror Cone Drill Dive Bomber Push Ups Squat and Rows with Resistance Bands 6″ Hurdle […]

Spartan SGX Mohegan Sun Round Two

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

After a great first time around at Mohegan Sun, Mike and I have been asked back for a summer Spartan Group X (SGX) training program! So welcome new comers and welcome back our returning Spartans! Since we had so many returning Spartans, we were able to jump into it a little faster. Day 1 – […]

Spartan SGX Week 9 – Rain Run and a Hurricane

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Torrential Rain and a Hurricane Is No Match For a Spartan! This week was about turning it up again to another level.  While we amped up the training with a hurricane workout (No, we didnt workout in the middle of a real hurricane!) we also worked on prepping the mind by doing our whole workout in the […]

Spartan SGX Week 8 – Metabolic Madness

Friday, June 6th, 2014

This week is all about upping the intensity, getting out of the comfort zone and starting to really increase the work capacity in the training program.  We are going for an overall improvement in our efforts! Metabolic conditioning has several meanings depending on who you talk to.  For us, I want to do full body movements […]

Spartan SGX Week 7 – Wood Carry

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

With only one day this week, we had to make in memorable! So after our warm up, we did some sprint work, our Spartan A, B, C’s and then onto a short jog over to the wood pile! WHY you may ask??? To move the pile of course! After a moving the wood pile, then […]

Spatan SGX Week 6 – VO2 max

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

VO2 Max Boosts Running Fitness We are rougly half way through our training sessions at Mohegan Sun in preparation for the CT Spartan Sprint. We have focused on mobility, stability, movement patterns, general body weight strength and now we are moving into the next level of training!  This weeks’s theme: VO2 max! VO2 max is essentially […]

7 Most Common Mistakes Made Preparing For Your First Obstacle Course Race

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

You have seen the ads, heard the rumors, have friends that have done these races, but you are just a little scared and intimidated right? I bet your thinking “Its too dangerous!  I’m not jumping fire or getting electrocuted!” Well, I am here to tell you that while those a fore mentioned obstacles are present […]