This is it. Tough Mudder Challenge – Marvel Edition starts here. Below you will find the four compulsory challenges that you need to complete and track to be considered a Tough Mudder Challenge finisher (and earn your sweet new Swag). Every week for the next three weeks we’ll be adding a new round of challenges, there’ll be four and you’ll have to complete at least two to cross the finish line.
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The Challenges You Must Complete
Mudder, these are your compulsory challenges. To be considered a Tough Mudder Challenge finisher (and to earn your swag) you’ll need to complete these four tasks within 21 days. These challenges aren’t for the fainthearted and they’re going to take determination and mental strength. We know you’ve got it in you.
Ant-Man’s Block Party
For this activity, you will become the size-shifting, insect-commanding Super Hero known as Ant-Man. Shrinking you down to Ant-Man’s size, that’s 138 times smaller than you are now, you must complete the equivalent to a lap around NYC’s famous Bryant Park / NY Public Library. Sounds easy right? Well, at your new height 0.59 miles becomes 81 miles. Tackle this over the next 21 days and prove that grit and determination is all you need. You can achieve this however you like; running, cycling, swimming or maybe even rollerblading.
Level Up: Complete all 81 miles using a route that is less than 1 mile long. You must accumulate all 81 miles using only this route.
Visit your Marvel Edition profile and log in to your account. If you have a qualifying wearable/app, connect your device/app so that your data syncs over (you can do this from your Profile if you haven’t already). Remember to track your workouts so that the data syncs over. Data will sync for running, walking, biking, and hiking exercises that you track.
– If you do not connect a device/app, you may add your data manually after you log in. Simply click on the +Activity button at the bottom. Then select the activity you completed (run, walk, bike, hike, other) and input the distance completed. You may add a picture or two if you wish. Then press Save & Exit to record your data and see your progress circle fill up as you go.
In honour of the great Black Panther we’re travelling to Wakanda to scale Mount Bashenga. To reach the mystical nation’s highest point over 21 days, you’ll need to gain 4912 feet (1497 metres) of elevation, all while embodying the superhuman strength and powerful energy pulse exhibited by the Protector, leader, and King. Wakanda Forever.
Level Up: Up the ante and complete at least 500 feet of elevation while travelling backwards.
Prepare to start your orgin story. Over the next 21 days you will push your body and mind to the limit as you take on 1,400 reps inspired by some of your favourite Super Heroes.
Wolverine Push-Ups (200 Total Reps). Want to add an extra twist and truly mimic Wolverine’s transformation when his claws come out? Perform the 200 Push-Ups only on your knuckles
Black Widow – Bicycle Crunches (400 Total Reps, 200 each side)
Thor – Kettlebell or Dumbbell Swings (200 total reps) – Don’t have a kettlebell or a dumbbell? Get creative using your Laundry detergent, a gallon of milk, a duffel bag or backpack with a bunch of clothes in it, etc. instead
Captain Marvel – Step Ups with Knee Raises (400 Totals Reps, 200 each side)
Captain America – Tricep Dips (200 Total Reps)
Wolverine – Incline Push-Ups (200 Total Reps)
Black Widow – Standing Bicycle Crunches (400 Total Reps, 200 each side)
Thor – High Plank Toe Touches (200 Total Reps, 100 each side)
Captain Marvel – Single Leg Raises (400 Total Reps, 200 each side)
Captain America – Floor Tricep Dips (200 Total Reps)
Level Up: Preparing for your boss battle? Better do 1,400 reps every week instead.
Challenge Instructions: MARVEL Mania
Searching for Infinity Stones
As individual forces, each of the six Infinity Stones possess unique capabilities, but like Mudders when united they are capable of a lot more. To collect the Infinity Stones and complete the activity, you must bob for all 6 stones as fast as you can out of a bucket of water. After collecting each stone, you must recite the Tough Mudder Challenges Pledge. When you have all of the stones, stand up and pour the bucket of water over your head (don’t forget to record this moment of triumph). Share the action on social with #ShowerofChampions and tag @groheUK to be in with the chance of winning a prize from our Official Shower Partner Grohe.
Reality Stone (Red) – Apple
Soul Stone (Orange) – Orange
Mind Stone (Yellow) – Lemon
Power Stone (Purple) – Plum
Space Stone (Blue) – Blueberry
Time Stone (Green) – Grapes
You must complete this in one session. Foods can be substituted for dietary requirements.
Level Up: Give this activity the Tough Mudder treatment and add ice and cosmic food colouring to your bucket of water.
Choose Your Activities
You may stop and take breaks but this must be completed in one workout session.
Level Up: Carry your friend or family member for 200 meters and up 50 feet of elevation. You may stop and take breaks. Must be completed in one workout session.
In this challenge you must line up 6 tablespoonful’s of condiments/food, each inspired by the Guardians of the Galaxy. Condiments can be substituted based on dietary requirements. Number your spoons #1-6 accordingly:
1) Star-Lord – Terran Terra (Mustard)
2) Drax – Destroyer Drink (Green Salsa)
3) Gamora – Galactic Guzzle (Pickle Juice)
4) Rocket – Halfworld Hot Sauce (Hottest Stuff You Can Find)
5) Groot – Planet X Potion (Mayonnaise)
6) Mantis – Pity Purge (Milk)
Roll a 6 sided dice 6 times. The number you roll will be the condiment you eat. Once you eat the condiment, you do not need to eat it again. For example, if you roll 2,2,2,4,5,4 you will eat Green Salsa, nothing, nothing, Hot sauce, Mayo, nothing, and then the challenge is complete.
Level Up: You must roll the dice until you have tried one of each spoon. If you roll an option a second time, fill up the spoon and eat it again. The Level Up activity is not complete until you have eaten at least 1 of each condiment.
Level Up: Forget one day, this must be complete during one workout.
Level Up: Swim a lap while balancing the item on your head. You must continue until you have successfully completed a lap without dropping the item.
To perform a dead hang, grab a pull up bar or sturdy tree branch and hang from the pull up bar with your arms fully extended. Your feet cannot touch the ground. While you’re hanging, make sure your shoulder muscles are slightly engaged to avoid injury. Minimum 3 attempts.
Level Up: Get your legs involved too and see how long you can hold in a hanging L-Sit.
Level up: Grease up the Balloons with oil, cooking spray or whipped cream then attempt to pop them.
Create your own Avengers Assemble video. Record your team members, in-person or virtually, embodying their favorite Avengers hero (Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, etc). Common videos include people landing in a familiar pose often portrayed by the specific character or emerging from a swimming pool using a reverse playback video feature. Search “Avengers Assemble Challenge” in your search engine to see additional examples online for inspiration.
This must be completed in one day.
Level up: Make Cap proud and complete this in one workout. No breaks, rests or pauses.
Blindfolded for 30 Minutes you must complete one of the following:
– Draw your favorite/favourite Marvel character
– Write out the Tough Mudder Challenges Pledge
– Shoot a basket into the hoop blindfolded from various distances – 5ft, 9ft, 13ft
Level up: Run a mile blindfolded while guided by a friend. Your friend can use their voice and hands to guide you safely. You can also each hold a string or piece of rope to help guide you and stay on track
Level up: Galactus is hungry. Cook a mega-sized three course meal.
You’ll need three cones or items to mark out a triangle, with the cones 10 meters apart from each other. Each round you will try to sprint as many laps around the cones as possible in 30 seconds. Rest for 30 Seconds between each round.
Sprint forward from your start cone (cone 1) to cone 2 (the cone to your right). Upon reaching cone 2, turn left to sprint to cone 3. Upon reaching Cone 3, backpedal quickly back to cone 1. This 1 lap. Complete as many laps as possible in 30 seconds. Watch Greg James’ video for demonstration on how to perform the activity.
Level up: Complete Cardio with Quicksilver three times during this final week.
Level up: Bear Crawl backwards 200 meters uphill, while soaking wet. This must be completed in one day but you are allowed to stop and take as many breaks as needed.
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