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.
As a health and fitness expert, there’s nothing I love more than a reason to train and a goal to work towards, which is why I’m a big fan of Tough Mudder. It’s not just your typical running race, but rather an adventure filled with obstacles that challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Plus, let’s not forget that Tough Mudders are also incredibly fun!
WANT TO GET STRONG? Look BEHIND YOU.
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how many days per week they should be training their arms or legs, I would be quite well off. But rarely does anyone ask me how many days they should practice strengthening their backs. Ironically, if you look at the data behind the most common reasons why people visit the doctor, it never really has to do with how weak their biceps or calves are; people overwhelmingly see the doctor because they have hurt their backs.
Like all Mudders, you push yourself to the limit in training and on course. You demand a lot from your body, so you've got to treat it with care after a tough workout or obstacle course event. As exercise physiologists learn more about maximizing fitness, they’re beginning to see just how important recovery is to acheiving peak athletic performance.
For those of us who don't enjoy small spaces or water Augustus Gloop 2.0 can be a little intimidating.
Luckily Grohe Tough Mudder's official shower partner for Tough Mudder London South are here with their three top tips on how to shimmy up Augustus Gloop 2.0 like a chocolate-loving pro.
HOW TO COMPLETE AUGUSTUS GLOOP 2.0
Throughout 2019 Lucozade Sport have been bringing Mudder Nation the opportunity to choose their challenge by bringing adapted lanes to some of their favourite obstacles (and a few new ones too) - something we like to call Level Up Lanes.
We asked Lucozade Sport Coach and Tough Mudder UK trainer Born Barikor to show Mudder Nation how to take them on. Every day is a school day Mudder, are you ready to Level Up?
A Tough Mudder will challenge you with wall climbs, mud crawls, and much, much more: rocks, roots, and adrenaline all add to the excitement. But all those tricky footfalls will also challenge your ankles to stand up—literally—and not roll over on you.
The best way to protect your ankles? Keep them strong and healthy with these tips.
Muscle cramps are every Mudders’ worst nightmare. You’re out there killing it, running through the muddy course, climbing up Mudderhorn, sliding under Tight Squeeze, and then wham-o! You feel that first twinge of a muscle seizing up and before you know it, you’re in a full-blown, swear-inducing, body-clutching cramp.
Massy Arias is a CELSIUS brand partner and certified personal trainer who says running the Lake Tahoe Tough Mudder was one of the most mentally and physically challenging things she’s ever done. The weather ranged from hot to freezing as she climbed the mountain, and she’s happy she pushed herself to the finish line.
It’s hot out there, and there’s nothing quite like a refreshing dip in the pool, the ocean, or even an alpine stream for lowering your core temperature. But what about getting really cool by taking an ice bath or spending a few minutes in a cryotherapy chamber? Some athletes are devoted to ice baths, touting enhanced muscle recovery and decreased soreness after hard efforts. Scientists, on the other hand, are a little more skeptical.
Dirty-mouthed Mudders finish first. Really. Research proves, and experts laud, the benefits of a good ‘ole expletive. Don’t believe us? Here three ways swearing can help you get through event day.
So to help out Mudder Nation we've pulled together our top tips for overcoming each tricky little test so that you and your team can emerge victorious.