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.
It’s the morning after Tough Mudder. Whether you’re a Mudderling or a mega-Mudder, you’re likely experiencing fatigue and muscle pain. It should be no surprise that taking on a dozen obstacle-riddled miles has left you with muscle, joint or even digestive inflammation. (Don’t tell us your stomach didn’t turn before Electroshock Therapy.)
A combination of hearsay and a $1 menu markup for “upgrading” has led many of us to believe that brown rice is healthier than its colorless counterpart. But given the myriad of money-making health hoaxes out there today, is brown rice actually healthier than white rice?
We’ve gone ahead and broke it down. But before we get started, let’s clarify some basics.
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.
If we asked you to name us some foods with more vitamin C than oranges, you wouldn’t be the only one scratching your head. Ever since our first sickday, we’ve been led to believe that only a fruit so bold that it was named solely for its color could save us from the clenches of the common cold.
Like the many workout myths grumbled around the gym, the kitchen can be home to many tough-to-swallow dietary diatribes. Chief among them: the effects the incredible, edible (and controversial) egg has on the body.
So to lay rest to, or at best, make sense of, this heated health issue, Tough Mudder is here to answer the top five health related questions surrounding eggs.
Let's get crackin'...
Whether you're in Tough Mudder training or trying to get that summer swimsuit body, let's face it, we're all occasionally cutting calorie-counting corners. However, with obstacle course racing season in full swing and summer on the horizon, the time to debunk the top workout myths and whip that soon-to-be beach body into shape is here.
Even adhering to all our Tough Mudder tips, our military obstacle course is excruciating enough. There’s no reason to let additional obstacles like cramps, dehydration, nausea and unnecessary fatigue get between you and the finish line. But like deciphering workout fact from myth, navigating the net of nutritional knowledge can be as daunting as maneuvering your way through Mud Mile in a blindfold.
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.
Prepping for Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet goes beyond a few bicep curls. You committed to a challenge, and to pushing your mental and physical limits, why halfass any of it? Beyond training, you should be fueling the machine that’ll get you to the finish line with a balanced diet so you can crush Mud Mile like a badass.
Did you think that your pre-event training is all stiffing your upper lip without stuffing your face? Kevin Curry of Fitmencook.com is making us say “damn” with a few healthy and low-cal side dishes that can enhance your meal and infuse your taste buds with a powerful rush.
For some folks, hitting the gym alone is enjoyable, but for others, it’s a chore. Whether you fall into the former or latter, the key to taking your sweat sessions to the next level could lie in finding yourself a motivating workout buddy. Studies show working out with a friend or mate not only increases motivation, but can double results, and make you happier.