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.
We’ve got some new tricks up our sleeves this Mudder season, and Skidmarked is one of our latest Obstacle Innovation Lab creations.
A new-for-2015 obstacle that requires tricep strength and lower body explosiveness, you won’t get run over at Skidmarked if you adhere to these three Coach T. Mud-approved exercises.
The only parts of your body not throbbing are the one's you've lost feeling in. You stop to wince, and the dried mud on your face cracks where smiles did eight miles ago. You look up and there she is—Everest. “Why didn't they put this earlier?” you think to yourself. Following is, “How do I get up this thing?”
As the devious answer to question one is far too obvious, let's spend our TMHQ QT today on question two. Straight from our mad-minded course creators, here are Tough Mudder's top five tips for toppling Everest.
With just days left to sign up for World's Toughest Mudder 2014, contenders are approaching their final, yet pivotal stretch of training. Faced with the extreme task of covering 100 miles of obstacle-riddled terrain in 24 straight hours for any chance at victory, one would assume training is a full-time job - and it very well could be.
After months of consulting and planning with the hip-swiveling Coach Theodore Mudhoney, we’re ready to launch our official Tough Mudder 2015 Obstacle Training series.
Featuring think-outside-the-gym training videos highlighting how to best prep for each of our world-class obstacles, our series is full of freakishly fun, Mudder-ready training tips for newbies and Mudder legends alike.
So loosen up those hips, press play and get ready to be Coachified.
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.
It happens every year. As spring heats up, so does your desire to have rip-roaring abs, or at least something of their semblance. But since you don’t have a gym membership or any free time with your “busy schedule,” you’ll just have to accept the baby bump o’ beer for one more summer season, right?
Prior to a Tough Mudder, Mudders are faced with a plethora of mind-boggling gear dilemmas. Glasses or contacts? T-shirt and shorts or compression gear? The Pippi Longstocking leggings or the ass-less chaps?
Everyone’s preferences are different, and we respect that. However, there are three things in particular that you better not so much as dream about bringing to our course on event day, and it’s about time we remind you of them.
Everyone loves an underdog story. Some, if not most, of histories most memorable sports moments involve nail-biting David vs. Goliath matchups with everything on the line. Throughout the years, however, countless amazing, storybook-like team achievements have seeped through the cracks of sports history.
Here are four of our favorites:
Our redefined 2015 Tough Mudder course requires more camaraderie than ever before, and you need to look no further than some of our brand-spanking-new obstacles to see that.
To ensure that your team is ready for the challenge ahead, let’s run down some 2015 obstacles that will put team chemistry to the ultimate test.
Before running a big event like Tough Mudder, we look for ways to pump ourselves up. We might dust off our old Jock Jams album, look to mentors for words of wisdom or continuously loop the Rocky-Ivan Drago fight (spoiler alert - Rocky wins). But what if instead of looking outside of us, we started looking inside of us for confidence and self-assurance?
So you’ve got a phobia or two. Congratulations, you’re human.
Even though fears can be paralyzing, conquering them is within your power. Every Tough Mudder event, we see thousands of people accomplish things that mere hours ago they thought were impossible.
Having talked with countless Mudders who have overcome their fear of heights, closed spaces, failure and more, we’ve learned a thing or two about flipping fear the finger, and it’s about time we shared our findings.
As you approach the angry beast, you can hear it clicking its 1,000 yellow tongues at you, just waiting for you to run right into its gaping mouth. Others go ahead before you and for a split second you think it will all be okay - hey, look, that guy’s making it through fine. But then he goes down, then another and yet another. You can feel the sweat on your brow as you realize, holy sh*t it’s your turn. You’re about to dash through 10,000 volts of electricity and you have no cover.
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.