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Andrew Papadopoulos is seen to be one of Australia's leading trainers with many publications, magazine covers and numerous television appearances. His experience has earned him to be SKINS athlete and ambassador for brands like IsoWhey Sports, Garmin, ANKORR, My Muscle Chef. Andrew is the owner/operator of Battle Fit Australia. A rigorous outdoor training business that emulates his experience as solider in the Australian Army. The groups mantra "fight your limits" also represents Andrews approach to life, as he continually challenges himself. Completing ultra marathons up to 250kms & plans to run further - he continues to inspire.

7 Ways to put a new spin on backyard basketball

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Put a new spin on your backyard basketball game with these fun ideas when one-on-one and practicing slam dunks become boring. Copycat ball Dazzle your opponent with your Harlem Globetrotter like skills and basketball tricks as you shoot and score. Your opponent must then try to replicate your mad talent. If unable to do so, you […]

What to wear for your first obstacle race

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Hey guys, Andrew Pap here. I’m giving you a rundown on the equipment you’ll need to train and compete for any obstacle racing event. Believe me, good quality gear will make all the difference when the going gets tough. Now, let’s focus on footwear. I’m more concerned about performance rather than fashion. You need something […]

How to train for your first obstacle race – 12 week program

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This program has been formulated to give anyone a sound structure and format to follow in preparation for their next obstacle racing event. From beginner to experienced, all will learn, understand and improve as they progress through the program. If you are new to exercise or have any health concerns please discuss this with your […]

An introduction to obstacle training

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Hey guys, I’m Andrew Pap, your Rebel Insider for obstacle training. Training towards competing in an event like Tough Mudder or Spartan Race is not only an awesome personal achievement, but it’s also something you will remember and reflect on for years to come. Personally, I enjoy obstacle racing because it’s a great way to […]

How to climb a rope

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Hey guys, Andrew Pap here, your Rebel Insider for obstacle training. Today, we’re going to focus on how to climb a rope. When climbing a rope, most people have an understanding that it’s all upper body strength, but actually, it’s really about using your lower body, your bigger muscles to drive you up. You want […]

How to climb a wall

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Hey guys, Andrew Pap here, your Rebel Insider for obstacle training. When confronted with a wall obstacle, there’s a few things you need to consider – the height of the obstacle and your individual capability. Are you able to run, bound over it, jump and land safely, or do you need assistance from somebody else? […]

7 Days of obstacle training

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Hey, guys. Andrew Pap here, the Rebel Insider for obstacle training. During the 12 week programme, we plan to incorporate all facets of fitness and work on specific skills required to complete the obstacle racing event. As each week continues, your body will become accustomed to the stresses of training. What we want to do […]

How to master the monkey bars

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Hey guys, Andrew Pap here, your Rebel Insider for obstacle training. Now let’s look at mastering the monkey bars. I’m recommend beginners use the half-bite method. You place your first hand on the bar and hold on tightly. Then instead of swinging to the next bar and following through, you place your second hand on the […]