Tough Mudder Training Made Easy
Scaling ginormous fences and trudging across swamps of mud was all par for the course when you were a nipper. Fast-forward 20-odd years though and it’s a different story, with the rise of evening like Tough Mudder training is essential. Here are some top tips and hints to help you complete your mud obstacle race.
- Active.com suggests racing with a team makes for a much-less intimidating environment for running newbies, and many events offer awards for the biggest teams. So whether you’ve got a bunch of buddies or a crew of co-workers, entering one of these events together adds even more motivation to train and make it to the finish line. Tough mudder training is easier with a buddy to help you stay motivated.
- Take your time – most mud races are utimed so you can take it at your own pace
- Do your preparation – take a look at the race route before hand on the internet so you know what to expect and what each of the obstacles are
- The Telegraph estimated that over a quarter of a million people were likely to have got muddy in the name of fun and fitness in 2014
But if you are still afeared by the obstacles in your favourite muddy races, these vids will have you leaping and bounding like your pre-teen self (maybe).
Firstly, climbing a wall. This is about getting over in an efficient manner. You need to conserve energy and use your muscles wisely.
Take some tips from this sage with a beard from Mudstacle. He knows walls…
How to Climb a Wall at an Obstacle Course Race by Mudstacle
Monkey rings. Remember the days you used to glide across these with ease? Unfortunately, they’re not so easy go get across now. Until you’ve seen this video that is.
Mud Run Obstacle Training Techniques by Boot Camp Las Vegas
Finally, the dreaded rope climb. It’s all about getting as much surface area with your feet as possible. Let the following clip demonstrate.