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.
We all know that different physical activities require different physical capabilities. Tough Mudder just happens to demand a lot of subsets of physical skills including speed, agility, stamina, balance and coordination. For the last couple of weeks the Lucozade Sport Made to Move Ambassadors have been focusing on improving your explosive power.
Football players practice with ballet, so is it all that surprising that barre moves could benefit your Tough Mudder training? The balance, flexibility, grace, and muscular isolations achieved by dancer-esque alignment is invaluable to athletes, and could be just the thing to help you level up.
HOW TO USE BARRE MOVES IN YOUR TOUGH MUDDER TRAINING
So you came to Tough Mudder to get wet and dirty? Well, after a few miles of ice cold water, waist-deep trenches of mud and natural estuaries and bogs you might find yourself craving a bit of respite. For some, Funky Monkey can be just that, and if you've got upper body strength, a solid core and grip strength you'll be celebrating when you touch down at the other end (and laughing at your mate who's just plummeted into the cold, muddy water beneath).
Time and time again we're faced with the question "Can I do Tough Mudder without training?" We understand. Who wants to take on something they might not be able to complete?
The answer to that question is yes by the way. It is possible to complete Tough Mudder without training (maybe not Europe's Toughest Mudder...) however it's going to hurt and it's going to be hard. So why not give yourself the best change of enjoying every second and dominating every single obstacle with a little training.
We hear you Mudders, in recent years it's become pretty trendy to hate cardio, and as the war continues between those who believe resistance training is king and those...who don't it can be tempting to ignore it all together.
But you definitely shouldn't. As with everything in life, a bit of everything is best and incorporating cardio into your workouts will improve your cardiovascular health and strengthen your heart.
These 3 full body exercises will help build the strength you need to show the mud who’s boss.
Add these 5 exercises into your workouts to develop major side abs and overall core strength.
It might be somewhat of a mouthful but put simply Workout Wednesday, our weekly HIIT training live stream has returned at a brand new time and with plenty of exciting new content for the off-season.
What's new with Workout Wednesday?
To beat the winter blues and the steadily encroaching evenings Workout Wednesday has moved to a brand new lunchtime slot of 12:30pm.
When midday rolls around, in offices and work places across the country most people can be found frozen in front of their screen, mindlessly eating and refreshing social media (or you know...working).
The Pit is the key to success at World's Toughest Mudder. Both athletes and pit crew members need to be on top of their game for 24 hours in the pit. Merrell ambassador and endurance athlete, Jason Antin and Coach are there to give you the three tips for both compeitiors and pit crew members.
Join us in sunny London town as Coach's UK correspondent tries to get fit in Nature's Gym. Mudders know that outdoor workouts are the best workouts, and we've got some great tips and tricks for you on how to get fit in the great outdoors. Make sure to watch until 1:28 for a great workout and some training tips from our Merrell Trainers.
FREE RUNNING GUIDE
Forget about the ice, electricity and water, for many the most daunting part of taking on Tough Mudder is the thought of running 10-12 miles.
Although we maintain that anyone can do it, we also know that some participants use Tough Mudder as motivation to get fit, while others just want to stand on the start line feeling prepared - not terrified.