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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.

One of the first things I notice when an athlete walks into the gym is how they hold their shoulders. Shoulders play a huge role in our health and fitness and it is imperative to keep them flexible and strong. 

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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.

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Hey, Mudder Nation: Train tough! But also … train smart. Yes, you’ve got to push it hard to get ready for a Mudder, but "rest" is not a four-letter word. Training must include rest days and active rest days among the intense days.

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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.

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Gearing up for some serious miles this summer? You can’t outrun the heat—but you can stay comfortable with the right gear.

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Increase the flexibility and mobility of your hip muscles with these five easy exercises. Tight hips no more!

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We asked experts to share their best tips on how to relieve sore muscles. Try one (or all) of them—your aching everything will thank you.

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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.

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See how well your workouts are working for you and kickoff spring training with this ass-kicking benchmark workout.

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Foam rolling can help release tightness, relieve tension, and increase flexibility on even the toughest Mudder muscles. Here's how to do it right.

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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.

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Soothe and stretch your tight hammies with these five simple hamstring exercises. 

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Looking for good home workouts? Welcome to Tough Mudder's 'No Gym, No Excuses' series. Up first: A killer 20-minute glider disc workout.

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What is kinesiology tape, how does it work, and why should you use it? You've got kinesio tape questions, Mudders, and we've got answers.

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Learn how to build endurance for Tough Mudder's miles and obstacles with these 6 tips. (And psst: none of them are "running.") 

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