The Core Workout That Will Get You Through Black Widow

By EROCK | January 9, 2019


Are you tough enough to tackle Tough Mudder’s new 2019 obstacles? Well, meet Black Widow: An intricate series of 30-foot long tightropes suspended over water that’s enough to give anyone arachnophobia.

You’ll need balance, agility, and mental grit to get out of this sticky, tricky obstacle that’s on both Tough Mudder 5K and Tough Mudder Classic courses—not to mention a killer core workout to give you the ab strength you’ll need to maneuver your way through this web.

Here’s a little taste of the hairy beast that’s Black Widow:

Intimidated? Don’t be. Channel your inner spidey sense and practice these core strengthening exercises—they'll have you on (and off) the ropes in record speed. You can do these ab exercises at home, in the gym, or at a Tough Mudder bootcamp near you. To complete it, move through four rounds of the three ab exercises in order, and do a 30-second plank hold between each round.

Ab-Burning Core Workout 

15 Russian Twists


30 Flutter Kicks


15 Sit Ups


Do a 30-second plank hold between rounds

MORE: The Killer Core Workout That Will Help You Nail Spread Eagle 

Ready to take on Black Widow? Sign up for a 2019 Tough Mudder event today.