Monday, September 17, 2012
This is in my next years bucket list. What's in yours?
How To Prepare For A Tough Mudder
1) Conquer the Pull-up
Upper body strength is crucial in Tough Mudder and many other obstacle races,
2) Lose Fat
Want to finish Tough Mudder quickly? Try dropping some of that extra weight you’re carrying around.
3) Increase Your Aerobic Capacity
Tough Mudder is known for its obstacles, but it’s mostly an aerobic fitness event.
4) Diversify Your Training
Between those three runs, you’ll want to perform two to three 30-minute, total-body resistance training sessions. These can include pull-ups, pushups, lunges, squats, mountain climbers, bodyweight rows, and dips as your main moves. As you get stronger, add weight to squats and lunges. Do three sets of eight to 12 reps per exercise.
Cutting back on your training (or “tapering”) just before an event is a proven strategy for endurance athletes, and the Tough Mudder is no exception.
6) Bring Friends
Tough Mudder encourages team participation and racing with friends can be a blast.
7) Carpe Diem
When race day arrives, make sure you arrive prepared. Go to bed early the night before, and register for an early start time.
"BRING IT X's 2"