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Fitness Tip#206 - September 17, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

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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.

5) Taper
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.


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LIV2RIDE 9/17/2012 8:35PM

    My sister has done several of these races. You might also want to brush up on your burpees. If you can't make it over an obstacle you get to do burpees and LOTS of them. LOL

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Fitness Tip#205 - September 14, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Think positively

Think positively, negative feelings can set back your gains.

Have a great weekend Spark Friends!!

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Fitness Tip#204 - September 13, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ward off stress

Take time to relax and reflect every day.

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Fitness Tip#203 - September 12, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Take your time to stay up to date

Read the latest fitness magazines and books so you can stay up to date with current fitness developments.

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Fitness Tip#202 - September 11, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Do a fitness test

Before you start a new regime make sure you know your current state of fitness.

I do believe this helps so you know what your fitness level is. I don't believe it determines if you will make it through a program or not. Like P90X, I believe Tony (Beachbody) knew most people couldn't do a pull-up (including me) when starting P90X, but it doesn't mean you can't do the workouts. It just puts you in your place and by the end of 90 days, you will have a measurement to go by to see how much you have improved.

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/12/2012 3:05PM

    you are right abut the pull ups a fitness test is a good indicator of where you've been and where you need to be

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