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.
Repeat these 12 mantras in your head to feel as tough as the race you're running.
The only 9 workout tips you need to build the strength for Kong, Augustus Gloop, and The Reach Around.
All you need for this endurance-building leg workout is a floor and 30 minutes. Do this workout to get your legs ready for any Tough Mudder course.
You’re running. Maybe it’s mile seven. You see Mudders climbing on top of and over each other as you approach what looks like Everest turned inside-out. Mud is splattered everywhere, and people are slipping and gripping each other trying to get to the top. It looks like a pile of giant ants.
This is Pyramid Scheme, one of our new 2014 obstacles, where your teammates and other Mudders are the most important asset you’ve got. Like the unsustainable business model it was named after, you’re going to have to take advantage of those around you to succeed.
As Tough Mudder's head course designer likes to say, jumping into Arctic Enema “is like quickly eating ice cream and getting punched in the balls at the same time.” Technically speaking, however, TM's 0-Degree Dumpster of Daze is an industrial sized dumpster filled with ice cold water and ice cubes topped with a barbed wire wooden divider that Mudders must swim under—the long way. This might sound tough enough - but the Tough Mudder Obstacle Innovation Lab are constantly striving to push Mudders even harder and in 2017 this is exactly what they've done.
Remember the sheer joy you felt as a kid the first time you made it across the monkey bars? First there was the struggle as you kicked your legs and tried to get your tiny arms to yank you from one bar to the next. Next was the frustration whenever you fell or had to jump down because it got too hard. But eventually with practice, you made it across.
Hit the road and prepare for a Tough Mudder with these five outdoor endurance workouts.