Train 3 Ways to Beat the Winter Workout Blues Author: Tough Mudder October 29, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter When it comes to winter training, there’s no such thing as a snow day for Mudders. While the justifications to NOT hit the gym are plentiful in the thick of winter, now is the time to start training if youwant to crush the course in 2020. Don’t let your workouts flatline—get inspired, and beat winter workout boredom, with these tips that’ll get you off of the couch and back into training mode. 1. Try Something New Doing the same old routine is hardly inspiring. Switching up your workout programme will not only give you something new to focus on, it’s one of the fastest ways to see results. What’s more motivating than that? 2. Ditch the Gym Don’t belong to a gym? That’s no excuse. We’ve got simple, equipment free workout videos for all levels, plus a HUGE back catalogue of Workout Wednesday videos with official trainer Born Barikor. Add to that our FREE downloadable training guides and you’ve got a no-fuss, no-cost training plan at your fingertips. 3. Train with a Purpose Aimlessly wandering the gym generally leaves you with a mediocre workout. Before even walking through the door, make a plan and go into your workout with a goal in mind. Worried you’ll lose motivation? Try that hot yoga class you’ve been meaning to check out, learning something new will be a great 2019 goal, knowing your teacher is expecting you will keep you accountable. The takeaway? While merely surviving through the winter may sometimes feel like Tough Mudder training (the morning commute through classic British winter weather can be a full-body workout) it’s important to keep your eyes fixated on larger goals—like your first headband, or new Legionnaire status—that’ll inspire you to put down the remote and pick up a dumbbell. For extra training motivation, commit to the challenge (if you haven’t already) and sign up for a 2020 event.