Train Like a Spartan – Week 1

Train Like a Spartan – Week 1

I competed in my first Spartan race back in October of 2021. It was a 5k with 20 obstacles, and I was totally unprepared for it. Although I had a blast and competed pretty well, I was utterly sore after the race and even now, several months later, I still have a few spots on my body (left forearm and leg) that fatigue easier than they should while training due to minor injuries that occurred during that race.

By Michael Dean


As an athlete, I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to challenge my body. After competing in that first race, I was immediately compelled to sign up for another. This time, though, a more challenging one. I’m gearing up to compete in the Spartan Super on March 19th in Atlanta, GA.  The Spartan Super is a 10k with 25 obstacles and let me tell ya.. I am STOKED (and nervous…but mostly stoked).

This time around I’ll be preparing in advance for the race. I learned my lesson the hard way there. Over the next 8 weeks, I’ll be pushing my body to its limits in terms of strength and endurance in order to prepare myself not only to complete, but to complete with ease. Each week I’ll be training six days per week. On two of those six days, I’m going to undergo heavy resistance training on my legs. I’ll spend another two days running long distances and performing various recovery work (think ice baths and foam rolling.) On the remaining two training days I’ll be doing hypertrophy workouts geared towards strengthening my upper body.

This training regimen will definitely push my body to the limit but will also prepare me to race with confidence and without any injuries – fingers crossed! Certain MuscleTech ® supplements will be key to my recovery over the next 8 weeks. Supplements such as Whey + MuscleBuilder Protein, Creatine, Glutamine, and their potent nighttime recovery formula Muscle Builder PM.

Each week I’ll be posting a workout on my YouTube channel (@MichaelDean2.0) and will also be sharing some of my favorite muscle recovery techniques.  Follow along with me there and wish me luck!

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