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People who complete an obstacle course race tend to have a few things in common. More often than not, they're wet, dirty, exhausted, and smiling ear to ear.

Physical therapist and certified athletic trainer Mike Ryan knows these obstacle course events well. He's the sports medicine expert for Spartan Race, a leading company producing obstacle course events, and he's a competitor himself.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, he describes the allure of these increasingly popular physical challenges and how to successfully prepare for them—whether you typically spend your weekend in the gym or on the couch.

If you want to test your limits and not injure yourself in the process, you'll want to listen to our conversation with Mike Ryan.

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen below:

Mike Ryan, PT, ATC, is a renowned sports medicine and physical rehabilitation expert. After 26 years as one of the most respected head athletic trainers and physical therapists in the National Football League, he is now a sports medicine analyst for NBC Sports and a sports medicine expert for Spartan Race.  While working with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, Ryan and his staff was named the Ed Block Courage Award's NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year in 2003. The 6-time Ironman triathlete also continues to consult with professional athletes and sports medicine specialists across the country. 

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