Conquering Everest is a daunting task, nearly impossible to some. It requires fortitude, determination, and overcoming of fears, which are also need to take on Tough Mudder events and Challenges. Everest 2.0 tests participants physical ability, but also requires a mentality to conquer, just like Mt. Everest. The Everest Milestone requires participants to set a goal and strive towards it, conquering the height of the mountain via walking or running hills, climbing stairs, or hiking your local mountain. Both of these will test you, but here is how you will be able to overcome these when you take them on.
So, if you’re planning on conquering Everest on course, you’ll need to train appropriately. Everest requires strength, power, stamina, and grip. One of the best ways to work toward this goal is by completing the Everest Milestone. Gain the elevation of Everest (29,029 ft) by climbing stairs, hills, or local incline and you will be so ready to summit the obstacle.
Combine this with power and grip strength training below and you will be conquering heights up Everest and beyond.
We recommend starting with Explosive training because this combines strength and speed to increase your power output. Explosive power drills are often used by athletes who need to generate a quick burst of maximum effort. This type of training is helpful for Everest 2.0
The goal of explosive exercise training is to build enough power to ultimately move body weight or heavy weights very quickly.
Let’s break it down:
Everest 2.0 you must run, jump and pull yourself to the top.
So, in order to maximize strength, power, and speed of movement, a combination of heavy and light explosive exercise. Standard explosive exercises use large muscle movements. A good example would be squats.
Here are a few other great exercises that can help with you conquering Everest.
1. Box jumps
3. Jump Rope
4. Squat jumps/ Jumping Lunges
5. Slam Ball Squat Thrust
Disclaimer: Plyometric moves are a powerful exercise where safety considerations should be practiced in order to perform the moves correctly and without strain.
Resistance Sprint Drills for Speed
1. Sprinting Hills
2. Stair Running
3. Sand sprints
4. Sleds/Parachute Runs
5. Walking Lunges/ Sprints
Upper Body Training
2. Push ups
3. Renegade Rows
4. Farmer Carry’s
5. Kettle Bell Swings
Here is a Fun and Challenging Bodyweight Workout:
1. 20 Burpees
2. 10 push ups
3. 5 pull-ups
3 Rounds for Time
2 times 8-10 x 100m runs with 75 percent effort
With 30 second rest and 3-minute rest between sets
One final thought: Tough Mudder is more than conquering Everest 2.0 , it’s a way of thinking. By participating in a Tough Mudder event you will unlock a true sense of accomplishment, push your limits and have a good time. As always, you will have the community on course, by your side to help you if you so need.