At Tough Mudder we pride ourselves on our obstacles that challenge your grit, teamwork and heighten those fun levels. That doesn’t mean we won’t help you train for them though. This is the workout you need to try when preparing to take on a course (5K, 10K or 15K), and specifically for training for Skidmarked.
Three Tips for Training For Skidmarked
Tip 1: Jumping Pull-Up
The jumping pull-up can be used within circuit training, HIIT (high-intensity-interval-training), and metabolic conditioning workouts. To increase the total energy costs and demands.
Due to this exercise involving large amounts of muscle and energy, it will help you explode to jump to pull yourself over the wall.
Tip 2: Hanging Oblique Knee Raise
This high-powered workout move is all about the pull-up bar. The hanging oblique knee raise is simple to perform, but it’ll work a ton of muscle groups and leave your core burning. It will help you pull those legs over.
To perform the move, just find a pull-up bar and hang with a pronated (overhand) grip. Twist at your hips to raise your knees to your waist. Pulling them up to the right side of your body. Pause for a moment, then lower to the starting position.
Repeat the movement on the left side.
Tip 3: Side Plank & Hip Lift
Start by lying lengthways along a yoga mat. Place your right forearm firmly on the floor, ensuring that your elbow is directly below your shoulder and that your forearm is parallel to (in line with) the short edge of your mat.
Extend both legs and, using your obliques, gently raise your hips off the mat. Position your feet one on top of each other or place your left foot on the mat in front of your right — whichever is most comfortable. Gently draw your ribs to your hips to engage your core.
And don’t worry, someone in Mudder Nation will give you a boost if you need a lift to conquer this classic.
Now it’s time to put these exercises to the test on a Tough Mudder course near you.