How HYROX Champion Hunter McIntyre trains for size and stamina

In his cabin in Big Bear, California, Hunter McIntyre trains with unconventional tools. US functional fitness race world record holder Hyrox chops logs, lifts rocks and flips tires. Sometimes he throws an ax into a stump while riding a unicycle (a pandemic hobby).

After breaking the world record for CrossFit hero WOD Murph and easily beating anyone (“not to offend”) at the 2021 HYROX Invitational and Nationals, Obstacle Course Racing champion Tough Mudder X and Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge wanted to try something new. He went to train head-on to run the fastest marathon over 90kg, got injured and realized, “I can’t have one donkey and ride two horses.” This year – after the odd Spartan Race and the 2022 HYROX World Championships – McIntyre plans to clean up his tough, intense fitness. Then the marathon is over.

A “great week” for McIntyre is six hours in the gym and 10 to 14 hours of cardio

How does McIntyre ride the two horses of strength and stamina, but not half-heartedly either? “Just periodize, man.” Alternate endurance blocks with strength, completely focused on each in turn. He usually programs his own program, and that of his HAOS Training app, but recently he hired a coach because he’s so busy he doesn’t want to think. A “great week” for McIntyre, when not traveling, is six hours in the gym and 10 to 14 hours of cardio. (continued below)

McIntyre splits his training time between Big Bear and Boulder, Colorado, at the base of the misleadingly named, nearly vertical Flat Iron Mountains. When he speaks with MHEarlier this year, he’s gearing up for two hours atop “Magnus the Mountain Slayer,” a single-speed bike that builds “almost unstoppable” physical and mental capacity — because if McIntyre doesn’t pedal, he’ll fall off. At the gym, he’s working on a back squat cycle: pick a weight that you think will be lucky if you can do 10 reps, and don’t stop until you’ve done 20.

McIntyre had never run more than three miles, made it to a half marathon and won

You need an alter ego, says “The Sheriff”, who comes out when needed. He talks to himself by speaking relentlessly badly and repeating only two or three words so as not to get distracted. At school in Connecticut, teachers said his only life path was taking pills for his ADD; he ran, wrestled, drank, got arrested for stupid things. After rehab — including a job as a woodcutter, which filled his young stature — he realized: to be worthy of people’s time, he had to do something worthy with his.

McIntyre started with bodybuilding and then modeling, but he is not a man of stills. He is animated† Having never run more than three miles, he reached a half marathon and won. It’s a big part of the book he’s writing. He has been off the medication since he was 21.

MH has a new alter ego: Hunter McIntyre.

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McIntyre’s world record for HYROX: 1km SkiErg, 50m sled push, 50m sled pull, 80m burpee wide jumps, 1km row, 200m farm lift, 100m sandbag lunges and 100 wall balls – with a 1km run for each station

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McIntyre’s world record for Murph: 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, and another 1 mile run — all while wearing a 20-pound weight vest

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Hunter, not a gatherer

McIntyre’s unconventional diet. Disclaimer: MH does not approve of avoiding vegetables.

First

“I have Strong Coffee, my buddy’s company: it has collagen in it and it tastes really good. I have my own supplement company, BLDR, so I put my amino acids in a cup every day. And I add about three tablespoons of honey. “

Morning training (2 hours)

The whole day

“It’s mostly sandwiches, steak and rice, tons of Honey Nut Cheerios and milk, and more sugar on top of that.”

Afternoon training (1-3 hours)

‘at night

“A lot of rice and meat, big steaks: sometimes I eat two or three a day. Last night we had ramen noodles and sticky buns. And I’m still under 10% body fat.”

Almost never…

“You can’t pay me to eat veggies…I’ve hung out with some super athletes and almost all the best of them just rip calories. It doesn’t matter if it’s steak and rice, chicken, Twinkies… Superheroes aren’t made of vegetables, they are made of calories.”

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How to win at Hyrox

Record Holder Pro Tips for Beginners:

  1. “Get used to running for an hour at a time. It’s an endurance event. I have the world record and I run all the time.”
  2. “It’s almost all legs. You should be doing tons of squats, wall balls, box step-ups, lunges. You should be doing that about three days a week.”
  3. “Test one of the workouts, like 100 wall balls for time. If it takes you five minutes, you should do something on your legs that is five minutes long. It’s not rocket science.”
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