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.
Mudder Nation is made of some of the most kickass and inspiring people around the globe, and in 2016 we’re introducing 50 of them to you as Tough Mudder Ambassadors. They’re leaders on the course, and we’re not talking about finishing first - they’ll be the ones to give you a boost over Berlin Walls, a hand at Everest, tips to get through Arctic Enema, or the motivation you need to push through each mile.
Stay tuned throughout January as we reveal who these fine folks are, and why they’re so passionate about mud.
Every obstacle on a Tough Mudder course tests your physical strength, but if there’s one that pushes the boundaries of your mental grit to the max, it’s Arctic Enema. This is one beast that no amount of preparation, physical or mental, will leave you feeling prepared for, but there are a few things to keep in mind the next time you take the mind-numbing plunge into sub 40 degree waters.
Don’t freak out, it expends your natural body heat.
Stay calm. Think. And just keep moving forward.
In 2015 we kicked off the first season of Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder - a 1-mile obstacle course for 7-12 year olds who consider themselves Tough Mudders in Training. They climb, crawl and swerve their way through Tough Mudder inspired obstacles all while lending each other a helping, albeit muddy, hand.
Check out this epic compilation video from the 2015 season, and watch as these Mini Mudders show you what teamwork and getting dirty is all about.
Teamwork makes the dream work and at Tough Mudder, that’s a fact. The fourth line of our Mudder pledge, ‘I help my fellow mudders complete the course,' demands it. But what if the sweat you drip on the course could help others off it?
Conquer this beast of an obstacle with 3 killer tips courtesy of Coach.
- Dominate the monkey bars using the rhythm of your supple hip.
- Have some patience and transition with ease. Take advantage of your momentum as you swing from one bar to the next.
- While shimmying down the pole, control your swing, tighten your core (and your butt), and work on stability.
Life is one giant obstacle and each day you are given a chance to overcome its challenges. At Phoenix Multisport, athletes tackle the obstacle of addiction through goal setting and fitness. Check out this weeks episode of Coachified to see how this incredibly inspiring group comes together on the daily to work toward becoming the best versions of themselves.
The holidays are a time to get turnt (responsibly, of course) . You earned the right to party, so pick your poison and turn your favorite obstacle (Mud Mile, Arctic Enema, and/or Electroshock Therapy) into an epic holiday cocktail.
How tough is your turkey? Create your very own version of #TurkeyMudder in the kitchen, at a Turkey Trot, on a run, or during your workout (essentially anywhere your heart desires) and share it with us for a chance to win one free entry to a 2016 Tough Mudder.
Upload your video on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #TurkeyMudder, or email it to us at [email protected]. Get creative, get weird (but not too weird), and send your submissions by November 29th to be considered. Have a Happy Turkey Day, Mudders!
Don’t forget, Monday, November 16, 2015 is National Mudder Day. What’s that? Only the best day of the year in Mudder Nation. Whether you’ve just completed your first Tough Mudder, or are on your way home from World’s Toughest, it’s a day to recognize all the muddy accomplishments you made in 2015 and instead of cake, we’re celebrating with free Chipotle burritos. Wear your headband to any Chipotle in North America on Monday 11/16 and fill your belly to the brim with burrito goodness. Here’s how...