Tough Mudder Training: How to Master King of the Swingers [Watch]

By TMHQ | May 30, 2016

Learn more about this workout on the Microsoft Health Web Dashboard n kick your training into high gear.


Whether you’re prepping for a Tough Mudder or Tough Mudder Half, getting startline ready can be intimidating. That’s why we created this pretty kickass new training page complete with 3 month, 2 month, and 1 month downloadable workout guides that’ll take all the guesswork out of the game for you.

Within the 30+ challenging high-intensity workouts is this hell raiser that’ll help you become the King of The Swingers. And because hitting that bell is harder than it looks (and more cowbell is always better than less) you'll gonna be happy you did this Coach-approved circuit come event day.


5 Rounds:
1 minute bodyweight jump squats
Rest 15 seconds
1 minute supermans
Rest 15 seconds
1 minute toes-to-bar/hanging leg raises
Rest 15 seconds

While it might not help you with your fear of heights, this will give you the strength you need to overcome this high flying obstacle. To get into (and stay in) flight, grip strength, core strength, and a little explosive power are key. 

How to do this workout:

Your goal each minute is to get as many solid reps as possible while paying close attention to your form. Use the 15 seconds of rest to prepare for the next movement. A modification for the L-raise is to hang from bar with active shoulders n raise your knees as darn high as you possibly can.... remember YOU GET OUT WHAT YOU PUT IN. Keep track of your number of repetitions and lookout for improvements when you revisit this one.

Good job. Now go put your strength to the test on the course