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.
At Tough Mudder, we specialize in helping people overcome obstacles—and we’ve repeatedly heard one that keeps some people from signing up for a Tough Mudder Half: “I’m not sure I can run 5 miles.” If the fear of the 5 mile run is what’s holding you back from committing to this challenge and crushing the course, we’re here to tell you: Yes, you CAN run 5 miles. Here’s how.
Football players practice with ballet, so is it all that surprising that barre moves could benefit your Tough Mudder training? The balance, flexibility, grace, and muscular isolations achieved by dancer-esque alignment is invaluable to athletes, and could be just the thing to help you level up.
Keep your stretch routine simple and effective with four standing moves.
These ten exercises offer a dynamic, full-body warm up to increase heart rates and get blood pumping.
You've accepted the Tough Mudder challenge—now it's time to prepare. These 11 tips will get you to the starting line with the confidence you need to crush it.
Like all Mudders, you push yourself to the limit in training and on course. You demand a lot from your body, so you've got to treat it with care after a tough workout or obstacle course event. As exercise physiologists learn more about maximizing fitness, they’re beginning to see just how important recovery is to acheiving peak athletic performance.
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.