Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.
A Tough Mudder will challenge you with wall climbs, mud crawls, and much, much more: rocks, roots, and adrenaline all add to the excitement. But all those tricky footfalls will also challenge your ankles to stand up—literally—and not roll over on you.
The best way to protect your ankles? Keep them strong and healthy with these tips.
Muscle cramps are every Mudders’ worst nightmare. You’re out there killing it, running through the muddy course, climbing up Mudderhorn, sliding under Tight Squeeze, and then wham-o! You feel that first twinge of a muscle seizing up and before you know it, you’re in a full-blown, swear-inducing, body-clutching cramp.
Massy Arias is a CELSIUS brand partner and certified personal trainer who says running the Lake Tahoe Tough Mudder was one of the most mentally and physically challenging things she’s ever done. The weather ranged from hot to freezing as she climbed the mountain, and she’s happy she pushed herself to the finish line.
It’s hot out there, and there’s nothing quite like a refreshing dip in the pool, the ocean, or even an alpine stream for lowering your core temperature. But what about getting really cool by taking an ice bath or spending a few minutes in a cryotherapy chamber? Some athletes are devoted to ice baths, touting enhanced muscle recovery and decreased soreness after hard efforts. Scientists, on the other hand, are a little more skeptical.
Dirty-mouthed Mudders finish first. Really. Research proves, and experts laud, the benefits of a good ‘ole expletive. Don’t believe us? Here three ways swearing can help you get through event day.
Blisters, rips and calluses are par for the course when weightlifting is part of your Tough Mudder training. Here's how to care for your hardworking hands.
See how well your workouts are working for you and kickoff spring training with this ass-kicking benchmark workout.
It’s one thing to know how to do a pull-up—it’s another thing to actually be able to do one. These 9 exercises can help get you above the bar.