How to Use Yoga to Train for Tough Mudder

By TMHQ | 17 January, 2018

 

If running for miles isn't your thing and lifting weights just doesn't appeal there are plenty of other ways to get fit and strong in preparation for Tough Mudder. 

Don't believe us? Try out the simple Lucozade Sport yoga workouts below and see how they improve your strength and flexibility - both key to taking on the course.

 

How Yoga can Help You Train for Tough Mudder

 

Yoga can be beneficial for lots of reasons and many people practice because it helps them relax, find focus, feel centered and connect them with their breathing, but it isn't just for unwinding. Yoga can target every muscle in the body, it improves circulation and can lengthen and strengthen your muscles.

It's also easily tailored to the individual, you can take it at your own pace or make it or more difficult and rigorous depending on your needs.

Try out the below detox flows and see how they impact your training.

The Video

 

The Workout

Mountain pose

Chair pose 

Revolved chair pose

Low lunge 

Revolved lunge 

Warrior 2 

Side angle pose

Reverse warrior 

Triangle

Half moon 

Revolved triangle 

Vinyasa through to opposite side

Repeating x2 each side

The Video

The Workout

Mountain Pose - hands raised

Forward Fold

Gazing Pose

Plank 

Chaturanga

Upward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog 

Gazing Pose

Forward Fold 

Mountain Pose

 

Remember Mudders, while it is good to push yourself and see progress make sure you stop any exercise if you feel uncomfortable or in pain.