Only 78% of participants successfully complete a Tough Mudder course. You’ll need to do serious training if you want to be one of them. Each Tough Mudder course will have varying terrain, mud, water, ropes, walls, and fire designed to push you to your limit.
Tough Mudder Boot Camp combines resistance training with high-intensity cardiovascular exercises to prepare you for the challenges you’ll face on a Tough Mudder course. This program delivers an intense mix of cardio and strength training in what some people call “circuit training.” We call it Boot Camp. The program is entirely flexible and can be tailored to the time you have available and your level of fitness.
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3 steps to Tough Mudder Boot Camp Success
1. Identify Your Fitness Level
2. Follow our recommended Boot Camp structures below
3. Repeat 3-5 Times per Week
Choose Your Fitness Level
You can relive the glory days all you want but the reality is you have some work to do.Download bootcamp workout >>
You exercise 3-5 days per week and can run around 3 miles without sounding the alarms.Download bootcamp workout >>
You can successfully complete the Maybe Mudder workout without tears.Download bootcamp workout >>
Want to do your own thing? Download the framework to build your own bootcamp.
What to bring on event day
What to Wear
UA Shoes - Conquer the elements on course, without losing a shoe. Lock your feet into the UA Tough Mudder FTHR Shield Trail Running shoes - designed especially with Mudders in mind.
Note: Sports cleats are dangerous to other participants and are not allowed on course.
UA Gear - Breathable, sweat-and-moisture-wicking clothes are Under Armour’s thing. And since sweat, water and mud are our thing, you’re definitely going to want to grab some UA Gear here.
Gloves - Gloves are optional, but some people swear by them. If you do decide to go with a pair, be sure to pick durable ones that prevent rope burn and splinters. Check out ours here.
Still feel naked? Head over to the official event gear guide.
Other Important Items
Photo ID - You MUST bring a photo ID. We cannot stress this enough. You won’t be able to run the event without it.
Your EventBrite ticket - Digital copy on your phone or a printed-out ticket.
A watch - The Garmin Fenix 2 is the ultimate training watch. It tracks your vitals, calculates your recovery time, and it has a GPS for live-tracking and sharing while you’re on-course.
A camera - Record all the event day action with the Garmin VIRB Elite. It takes HD 1080p videos so you can relive all your memories — without the electric shocks.
Wheaties - So excited on event day that you forgot to eat breakfast? Visit the Wheaties tent in Mudder Village and grab a bowl of “Muddy Wheaties” (cereal with chocolate milk).
MET-Rx® - Get an energy boost from the MET-Rx® Prime bars and electrolyte gummies we give you on course. They keep your body going during long, intense periods of running and the Big 100 bars help you refuel after you cross the finish line.