If you’ve been wondering how to train for tough mudder, you’re in luck!
You’re going to need upper body strength to go along with endurance to last through each obstacle on your way around the tough mudder course.
How to Train For Tough Mudder
Fitness boot camps are ideal for training for an obstacle course run like tough mudder.
The mix of strength training performed in high intensity intervals will develop your cardiovascular system at the same time of your upper body strength.
Most people, when training for a tough mudder event will only do running to prepare themselves for the race. Meanwhile, many will not train at all. They will just show up on the day and hope for the best. While this is possible, you’re going to enjoy the race a lot more if you have put in the work beforehand.
Upper body strength is most peoples fall down. Events such a funky monkey, relies purely on upper body and core strength to help you swing from bar to bar. For this obstacle, you will want to add the pull up into your workouts to develop upper body pulling strength.
Oftentimes, it’s grip that lets most people down when hanging from the bars. Adding exercises that work your grip is a smart move. At The Team Workout, the no.1 Fitness Boot Camp in Walsall, Streetly, we like to add farmers walks into our training program to develop solid grip strength.
When to start training for tough mudder?
Good question. You don’t want to put it off too late, and the sooner you get started the better. While many will just show up on the day for the crack without having done any training, you are going to enjoy it more if you have.
Now Tough Mudder is not a race. You’re not competing against each other. You’re competing against yourself. Tough Mudder is about the camaraderie, doing it together, and enjoy it together.
The support you get is the best bit.
This is why I love fitness bootcamps, where you get to workout with others.
So 3 months is going to be a good time to focus on getting fit for a tough mudder race. This will give you plenty of time to develop your strength and the cardiovascular fitness you are going to need.
This is also going to be dependable on any weight you may need to lose…
How much should I weigh for tough mudder?
Of course, the lighter you are the easier your joints are going to take the impact. As is always a rule of thumb when running. This is a good reason why you don’t want to solely focus on running for your tough mudder training. Doing so will likely lead to shin splints, and knee injuries.
If you’ve got weight to lose, I’d advise losing it before the event.
You can do this by creating a calorie deficit (eating less) and picking up your exercise, and doing it consistently each day. At The Team Workout, we offer a 30 Day Jumpstart to help you lose weight, get fit and build team work in each session.
Boot Camp for Tough Mudder
If you’re serious about lose weight, and getting into shape for you tough mudder race, we can help. The Team Workout is the no.1 fitness boot camp class in Walsall, Streetly, just outside of Aldridge. In just 30 day you can see noticeable change to your health, fitness, strength and cardiovascular fitness.
To get started, Apply here and we can get you set up for your first workout.