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This is my Spartan Beast story! Aroo! #SpartanRaceMy

Hello there! I just completed my Spartan Race Beast!

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My Spartan Beast medal! Aroo!

They live up to the name “BEAST!!”. The Spartan Beast was held at Iskandar Puteri, Johor on the 9 December 2017. It was 22 km with 35 obstacles race. It was a challenging race for me. At the end of the race, I got all kinds of cramps, bruises, cut and soreness.  It was not my best performance as I completed the race at the time of 4 hours 39 minutes. I had to do 30 burpees for the Spear Throw, Twister and the Multi-rig. My timing from my previous Spartan Race Beast was 4 hours 29 minutes. It was held at Nexus, Putrajaya.  There were hills to overcome, rocky terrains, rivers and the tropical jungle. Overall, I am happy and satisfied once I cross the finish line. Indeed, I need to improvise my training plan to improve my fitness level. 

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On top of that, this was also the first time they organized the Ultra Beast in Malaysia and even in the Asia regions. So what do they need to do? They are required to run two laps of Spartan Beast. That is 42+km with 70 obstacles. I thought Spartan Beast was crazy. But, Ultra Beast was insane! However, I believe finishing the Ultra Beast feels incredible. I plan to join in next year if there organized it again. Aroo!

I would like to share my key learning experience during The Spartan Race Beast! It will be a question and answer format. Here we go!

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Completed my registration and ready to run!

What did I do one day prior the Spartan Beast?

Three main things. One number, eat! Then, foam rolling and finally sleep. Let’s break it down. What I do is carbo-loading. It’s primarily fueling your body with carbohydrate. I ate approximately 4000 calories of food and drinks. Remember to spread your meals at least every 4 hours. 

I just love foam rolling. It helps to release tightness and muscle soreness. It’s for losses the joints. The benefit of foam rolling includes increasing blood flow, improve mobility, and improve the range of motion. So, it helps to reduce the risk of injury.

Lastly, sleep! I sleep about 8 hours before the Spartan Beast. Your body needs it.

What did I eat before running the Spartan Beast?

Before the race, I need to fuel my body with energy. At the same time, I do not want to eat too full. I am sure you do not want to feel bloated while running the race. I ate 3 Yogood chocolate muesli bar, two bananas, and two kit kat bar. I drank a black coffee, Optimum Nutrition, protein shake and the Shadow X, pre-workout.

What did I wear for the Spartan Beast?

I was wearing the Black Modern Vision Impact line. It is one of my favourite workout shirts. The Dry-Tech material was comfortable and dry very quickly. It survives the rough mud when I need to crawl on it. I was using the Spartan OCR Leather Slit glove that was designed by Fit Four. By the way, it was a great glove to avoid ripped calluses, and my palm was still looked good after the race. Highly recommended! For my short, it was a Reebok Compression short. I was wearing the shoe, Reebok Spartan OCR All Terrain shoe. This is very very important. It is a given situation that you need to run through mud, rivers and it may rain as well. You need an all-terrain shoe, and it has to features to remove water from the shoe. The key takeaway here is you need to feel comfortable and efficient. 

 

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 My Spartan Race gear!

How do I stay focus throughout the Spartan Beast?

Positive self-talk helps me to focus throughout the Spartan Race Beast. The word that I keep repeating in my mind was FINISH STRONG. I kept repeating FINISH STRONG during my run, overcoming the obstacles and doing the burpees.

What is the right thing that I do during the Spartan Beast?

I believe the right thing was respecting the obstacles. In my previous Spartan Race Super, I was super confident with Altas Carry. I lift it up easily and throw in on the ground. The dirt flew and went into my eyes which cause me precious time.  I did it differently this time. Every obstacle I met, I will ask myself, “How can I do this efficiently?” It will open your mind to the required technique to beat the obstacles.

What are the lessons learnt to improve for my next upcoming Spartan Beast?

I was reflecting my Spartan Beast journey, there are two things I need to change. First one, I believe I need a hydration pack. Honestly, I was over-confident that I do not need it. There one part of the race whereby the water station was far away, and my body was in need of water.  The second lesson was to bring more power gel. I thought 3 power gel was enough. I still experience cramps throughout my runs.  To make it short, I need to equip myself with the hydration pack and power gel until I am fit enough to run the race without it.

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Completed 2 Trifecta!

I hope this blog post can help and add values to you. Feel free to leave me a question in the comment below. Remember to share it with your family and friends as well. 

Let’s Inspire people to embrace life obstacles!

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How did I become the Fit Four Ambassador? #4EasySteps

I have been trying quite a number of gloves to suit my obstacles specific training. Why? I always get my calluses ripped, and it bleeds. Which cause downtime from workout. I came across Fit Four gloves. They are the official gloves for Spartan Race. I bought the Spartan Race OCR Slit Grip Gloves, and I have been using it quite frequently for my obstacle training. The training includes pull-ups, chin-up, monkey bars and rope climb. I simply love it! Please check their website, FIT FOUR GLOVES if you want to order one for yourself.

Here is the big question!

How did I become the Fit Four Ambassador?

Fit Four Brand Ambassador

I am going to share the steps that I took to be the Official Fit Four Ambassadors.

1. Buy Fit Four product.

The first step that I took is to buy one of their product. The first product that I bought was the Spartan OCR Slit Grip and use it for a period of time. The glove does help me to avoid ripped callus during my obstacles specific training. I have to believe in the product first. This is the most important step, you have to believe of the product first. Then, only you can be the Fit Four Ambassador.

2. Create great content!

Fit Four is the official gloves for Spartan Race. The content that I post is always related to the Fit Four product and Spartan Race. Fit Four is very active on Instagram. I believe it is their main social media medium to reach out the world. What I usually do is post workout pictures and videos while using their product. You can check out my Instagram account at, @marvininspire. Remember to use their hashtag, #FitFour #Fit_Four #FitFourGloves #OfficialGloveofSpartanRace and tag them in your post.  I also wrote an honest review of their products. It has to be genuine and authentic.

On top of that, I wrote about “How did I become the Global Spartan Race Brand Ambassador?” before. Please have a read. I am sure you going to love it too! I believe the steps are relatable to this content as well.

Check out the following post on my honest review of their Fit Four Product;

  1. SPARTAN OCR SLIT GRIP GLOVE REVIEW AND GET YOUR 20% DISCOUNT!
  2. SPARTAN OCR SLIT LEATHER GLOVE HONEST REVIEW!

 

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I was using the Fit Four Spartan OCR Slit Grip Glove for Spartan Race Super

I was using the Fit Four Spartan OCR Leather Grip Glove for obstacles specific training.

3. Sign up for their Fit Four Affiliate Program.

The third step is to sign up for it. There are requirements to sign up as follows;

  • Post twice a month on at least 2 PUBLIC social channels (one being Instagram and the other being Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or other)
  • Wear, promote, and share Fit Four products as often as convenient.
  • Include in your social media profiles that you are a Fit Four BRAND AMBASSADOR
  • Add the Fit Four BRAND AMBASSADOR logo (link shared after acceptance) as it makes sense.
  • Write a product review on Amazon.com for at least one of our products.
  • “Like” Fit Four’s Facebook page and write a review/comment.
  • Follow our Instagram account (FIT_FOUR).
  • Repost our giveaways that we run on our Instagram account (FIT_FOUR).
  • Commenting on Fit Four social media accounts with your promo code is against our policy.
  • Tag us in Fit Four posts and use our social hashtags #FitFour #Fit_Four #FitFourGloves #OfficialGloveofSpartanRace.
  • Help Fit Four with races and events in your area if possible 
  • Contribute content to Fit Four via Email or Private Message

 

Once you signed up, you will receive an e-mail from Fit Four. They are reviewing your profile. You should receive an e-mail as shown below.

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4. Be patient!

Be patient and continue to be active on your Instagram account. I believe they want to make sure your account is authentic. After 10 days, I received an e-mail as shown below. I am an official Fit Four Brand AmbassadorIt should be the same if you sign up for the program. Once you got it, congratulation and welcome! Continue to be actively promoting their brand and their product on your Instagram. Be authentic!  Remember to comply with their requirement!  

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To summarize, the first thing to do is to buy one of their product. Then, you got to create great content, especially on Instagram. Once you established your account, you just need to sign up for the program. They will review your account. Be patient, and they will e-mail you a Welcome e-mail. Finally, you are the Official Fit Four Ambassador! All the best! Aroo!!

What will you get?

If anyone buys Fit Four product through my Affiliate Link, I will receive 10% commision. Also, I receive a special 10% discount code to share with everyone. Please use my Fit Four Ambassador code below to get your 10% discount for every item that you purchase from Fit Four!

SPARTANMARVIN10 

 

Fit Four Brand Ambassador

I hope this blog post add value to you. I believe is it somewhat applicable to be a brand ambassador for other brands as well. Please follow me at @marvininspire! Feel free to share this post with your friends and family.

Let’s Inspire people to embrace life obstacles!

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