December 1st – #OCRBEASTChallenge is Back!


We are thrilled to be bringing back the OCR Beast Dead Hang Challenge for it’s second year! We had a HUGE response last November, and we are looking to reach more people, increase more grip strength + endurance, and help more athletes keep from failing grip related obstacles in 2018!


What’s New This Year?


Partner giveaways

We’re excited to be partnering with some great OCR brands and products this year, and we have prizes to give away from each of them!

Human OctaneAscent ProteinTailwind NutritionFitAid: Supplement your lifestyle.RollgaClean Ride

Challenge Stamps

Stay motivated, post on social media, and tell the world you’re keeping up with the challenge. Initial challenge logos, and social media posts will be sent via email when you accept the challenge (click the accept the challenge link below!).

Then, you’ll receive weekly emails with updated stamps for the 1:30 mark, 2:00, 2:30, and so on up through 6 minutes!

In order to be eligible for prizes, receive official challenge stamps, and keep up with Dead Hang Challenge news throughout the month, you must officially Accept the Challenge.




What is a Dead Hang?

A dead hang is when you grip a bar, rings, or anything else you can hang from, and hang with your entire body suspended, and with your arms extended. You want to make sure that you are relaxed (arms aren’t bent/flexing), but also make sure you keep your shoulder blades down (shouldn’t feel like arms are being pulled from the sockets).

Once in position, you simply think happy thoughts, and remain there until the amount of time you’re shooting for is completed, or until you can’t hold on any longer.




Why Should I do Dead Hangs?

Dead hangs are a great, and simple tool for building grip strength and endurance. If you’ve done an obstacle course race, you know the amount of grip it takes to cross a rig, monkey bars, pull and grip a hoist, etc. You need to get used to grabbing onto something, and holding your weight.

In addition to the obvious grip benefits, dead hangs are also great because they help decompress your spine (which helps correct your posture and decreases your risk of back injury), and increase your core stability.


What is the OCR Beast Dead Hang Challenge?

On December 1st, we will do one minute of dead hangs. From there, each day we will add 10 seconds to the previous day’s worth of accumulated time. On December 31st, we will have worked up to six minutes of dead hangs on that final day of the challenge!

*Dead hangs do not need to be one hang for the entire daily duration. For instance, day 1 is one minute. You can do 3 x 20 seconds. You can do 45 seconds + 15 seconds. The goal is to accumulate the total amount of time.


How Do I Join?

It’s easy! We will be hosting this challenge from our Instagram account ( You can join by accepting the challenge (button below), and then keep up with the challenge by posting your progress on Instagram, and using the hashtag #OCRBeastChallenge.


What Do I Get for Joining?

Well for starts, you get Popeye-like forearms. And if that isn’t enough, we’ll be reposting pictures on our accounts from people who are conquering this challenge (and using the hashtag), including photos in our weekly email recaps, AND we’ll be giving away prizes from our challenge partners.

*In order to be be entered into the prize drawing, you must officially accept the challenge by clicking one of the red buttons on this page. Additional winners will be selected at random from Instagram posts using the hashtag #OCRBeastChallenge

*Post does not need to be a video of entire hang. A picture of hanging is fine!



*Disclaimer: This web site is for informational purposes only. Consult a physician before performing this or any exercise program. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it.
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