Hi guys and girls,
This is a great write up and every ones opinion / tips / routines are all very helpful. Tough Mudder is here in Victoria Australia in 9 weeks, I have started a team that is slowly growing as word gets out. We have been training for 3 weeks already specifically for this event. None of us are athletes in any way but we all listen to each other, come up with new ideas to challenge one another and compare our training achievements once a week when we catch up for group training.
Personally I have changed my workout routine with much more intensity than I am used to. I have always been a skinny legged guy who has trouble gaining mass even in loading phases. But with no real goals is sight. Tough Mudder has given me a goal, and a much more realistic goal. I have already seen improvements in my bodies looks and my strength.
My training so far has included but not limited to:
Boot camp training for 1 hour, twice a week
Running twice a week, increasing length and intensity with each run.
(I have just bought a running parachute for some extra resistance)
Gym sessions with 70% 80% 90% 80% 70% progressive weight lifting to fail.
Swimming sessions for 1 Kilometer
Monkey bars, rope climes, balance beam, and other children park equipment.
The event itself does frighten me a little. As the website said it's a race, so as a team I'm sure we can pull each other through.
My only tips I can offer is one that we as a group have agreed on. Is of anyone has a weakness ie. mine is running and another team members is swimming. That we include that weakness into our training to help eliminate any known weaknesses.
Good luck fellow Mudders.
I'm going to finish reading these tips and then do a 5.0km run.
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