Your friends and family might be posting about “cutting sugar” and “losing pounds,” but you’ve got different goals for the new year. If your sights are set on upping your Tough Mudder game, a plan of action is key to making it happen for you in 2021. Focus on consistency in your training, adequate food and fuel, and a tougher than thou mindset shift to make this year the best yet.
1. TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME
First things first, take it easy on yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in one, static workout routine, but bodies crave variation (or else you run the risk of plateauing). Do yourself a favor and work something low-impact into your week: try some yoga, pilates, or maybe even take a barre class. You’ll likely introduce some balance into your life (quite literally) and keep your body limber and less injury-prone. Slow and steady wins the race.
2. TRAIN CONSISTENTLY
Come the first week of January, you and everyone you know will be hitting the gym with a newfound sense of dedication that, let’s be real here, will probably dip by mid-February. Getting yourself to the gym in winter is excruciating, so why not keep your training consistent from the comfort of your home? Check out our videos and training guides for our full-body workouts designed with your obstacles in mind. Commit to these workouts, and your 2021 fitness goals won’t know what hit ‘em.
3. CRUSH THE OBSTACLE THAT TERRIFIES YOU
Looking for new obstacles? Look no further. With the 2019 season coming up, there’s more opportunity to challenge yourself with new or updated obstacles like Black Widow, Leap of Faith, and Hydrophobia. Ditch the negative thinking and get affirmative; if you let an obstacle intimidate you, it’s already won. Courses are meant to be challenging—the race would be boring if you had everything in the bag. So switch your mindset, and write up an action plan to make steady progress in the weeks leading up to your event. Excited for what’s to come?
4. REGISTER FOR AN EVENT THAT FREAKS YOU OUT
Change doesn’t come from comfort zones. If you’ve mastered a 5K, try our upgraded version or even the Classic. Trying to introduce a little tenacity into your 2021? Seek out a race in the competitive series. Even if you’ve never “competed” a day in your life, Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder, and World’s Toughest Mudder are just challenges that you haven’t accepted yet.
Ready to make one more resolution? Book your 2021 Tough Mudder experience today.