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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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