Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.
Whether it’s falling into it, splashing through it or making sure you’ve drunk enough of it, water and hydration play a very important part in your Tough Mudder experience. Our friends at Lucozade Sport are here to explain the importance of hydration and how it will help you get the most out of your Tough Mudder adventure.
Here are the top 9 nutrition tips, thanks to our friends at 9BAR, to help you be at your peak when it matters most. The start line.
1. Plan, prepare and deliver:
Nourishing your body works wonders over time,challenges are doomed if you fail to plan properly. Success is not a chance event, you must think carefully about how you are going to deliver success and the nutrients you put into your body is a big part in that.
Prepping for Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet goes beyond a few bicep curls. You committed to a challenge, and to pushing your mental and physical limits, why halfass any of it? Beyond training, you should be fueling the machine that’ll get you to the finish line with a balanced diet so you can crush Mud Mile like a badass.
We’ve worked with our friends at Virgin Active to create a unique workout that will get you fighting fit and ready to face your next Tough Mudder. What to find out more? Read Virgin Active member Kat’s run down of the Mudder Maker class that’s aim is to get you Tough enough…for Tough Mudder.
Good hydration leads to good performance. Our bodies are made up of 60% water and a drop of as little as 1-2% can affect you physically.
It doesn’t stop there – you’ll also notice a dip in concentration, cognitive function and even your mood. Avoid getting thangry (that’s thirst angry, obviously) and feel Unstoppable with these tips from our friends over at Volvic.
Taking part in a Tough Mudder event this year? We have our 9 top nutrition tips to help you on your way thanks to our friends at 9BAR.
1. DON'T DO DIFFICULT, NUTRITION IS ALL ABOUT KEEPING IT SIMPLE
There is nothing complicated about good nutrition. Natural food like veg and fruit are purely nutritious. The more you process and refine food the more nutritional goodies you can lose so when it comes to eating for energy, just keep it natural.
After months of consulting and planning with the hip-swiveling Coach Theodore Mudhoney, we’re ready to launch our official Tough Mudder 2015 Obstacle Training series.
Featuring think-outside-the-gym training videos highlighting how to best prep for each of our world-class obstacles, our series is full of freakishly fun, Mudder-ready training tips for newbies and Mudder legends alike.
So loosen up those hips, press play and get ready to be Coachified.
With World’s Toughest Mudder in Las Vegas less than a month away, we thought we would check back in with Mark Holloway to see how his preparation is going.
Mark Holloway, a Tough Mudder-Help for Heroes Ambassador, has completed numerous Tough Mudder events and can often be found helping out with volunteer management one day and running multiple laps the next. After competing in 2013, Mark is now preparing to take on WTM in 2014, while also raising money for Help for Heroes.
It’s the morning after Tough Mudder. Whether you’re a Mudderling or a mega-Mudder, you’re likely experiencing fatigue and muscle pain. It should be no surprise that taking on a dozen obstacle-riddled miles has left you with muscle, joint or even digestive inflammation. (Don’t tell us your stomach didn’t turn before Electroshock Therapy.)
A combination of hearsay and a $1 menu markup for “upgrading” has led many of us to believe that brown rice is healthier than its colorless counterpart. But given the myriad of money-making health hoaxes out there today, is brown rice actually healthier than white rice?
We’ve gone ahead and broke it down. But before we get started, let’s clarify some basics.
If we asked you to name us some foods with more vitamin C than oranges, you wouldn’t be the only one scratching your head. Ever since our first sickday, we’ve been led to believe that only a fruit so bold that it was named solely for its color could save us from the clenches of the common cold.