The Tough Mudder Training Philosophy
Being “tough” is about more than strength and power. Toughness is a mindset.
At Tough Mudder, we believe that practical fitness is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle along with realistic nutrition and a strong mind. But it has to be balanced– we celebrate our wins, and train hard so we can party harder.
Our program focuses on taking steps forward, every day. No matter where you are starting from, set a goal, make it personal. Put a date on the calendar and work toward it. Overcome obstacles. Conquer fears. Transformation comes through time and effort, and is possible with the support of a community that meets you where you are to help you get a little bit better every day.
We begin by working on mobility and practical movement. Then, build on that base and learn to listen to our bodies & prevent injury. We master skills & techniques to conquer obstacles on and off the course.
Endurance does not have to be about just running miles and miles. Endurance can be about overcoming any challenge, and we believe it’s done best as a team. Embrace new challenges, new experiences, and new obstacles.
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Train to create habits that lead to incremental progress
Focus on training that is practical and makes life better
Set goals that are realistic & attainable
Use bodyweight, kettlebells, medballs and practical tools
Start your training where you are in your journey
Design training to meet you where you are
Believe that becoming tougher starts mentally
Celebrate and support achievement as a team
Believe in fad training programs and diets
Train skills that will never be useful in the real world
Just do stuff that is pointlessly hard
Require barbells or other intimidating training objects
Assign a “one size fits all” program designed for pros
Believe fitness should take over everything you do
Build toughness by giving you more than you can handle
Forget that training should be fun