Train Tough Mudder Training: How to Conquer Funky Monkey [WATCH] Author: Tough Mudder July 6, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Whether you’re prepping for a Tough Mudder or Tough Mudder Half, getting startline ready can be intimidating. Check out the kickass new training page complete with 3 month, 2 month, and 1 month downloadable workout guides that’ll take all the guesswork out of the game for you. Teamwork and camaraderie will get you through most of the course, but when it comes to Funky Monkey, you’re going to need to use all of the upper body strength you’ve got and a strong grip. You can find this Coach-approved workout mixed within the 30+ workouts you’ll have at your disposal once you download the guide that’s right for you. What’re you waiting for? Start training now. Video of Cj51fL8ASAE The Workout: Complete all sets of each exercise before progressing to next exercise 5 sets of 30 mountain climbers 5 sets of 20 russian twists 5 sets of 5 crossover pull ups Funky Monkey 2.0 requires mental grit, a tight grip, a strong core and a bit of rhythm. Fight your way through each set of reps as if you’re on the obstacle to help build your mental grit. If you stop half-way on event day, you’re going to be a wet monkey. Once you master this workout, add reps to each set. Don’t forget, you can modify a crossover chin-up with jumping chin-ups, or try using a band for even more assistance. Add this workout into your routine to maximize your chance of success on event day. Check out the full 2016 lineup.