This Summer in the Twin Cities, MI we pushed Tough to its limits. We paired 10 obstacles with 10 workouts, and then contained the 20 fitness challenges into a single mile. The Inaugural Tough Mudder X event was the most insane race of Summer, if not, ever. Created to disrupt the competitive sports industry we matched functional fitness fanatics against endurance race athletes for a pulse-pounding, one-mile competition. The result? The good were pushed to greatness, and the toughest athletes on the planets were pushed beyond their limits.
Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of summer: days are getting shorter, you’re packing up your swimsuit and kissing Summer Friday’s “Goodbye”. But instead of sulking as you scroll through pictures of your favorite warm weather memories like beach days, muddy courses, and friend-filled BBQ’s, consider throwing a party with your Tough Mudder team so you can look back on your favorite moments together and start plotting which course you’ll conquer next.
Good news is that when it come to training for a Tough Mudder, you don’t need a fancy gym membership hours to train, or even any equipment to work on your conditioning. We tapped some sun-lovin’ fitness coaches for 9 workouts you can do at the beach.
While we hold-fast to the belief that anyone can complete a Tough Mudder event, the mud can make any First-Timer or Legionnaire toughen up faster than Coach can get a group of Mudders going on event day. When it comes to miles of mud, there are some tough love real lessons to be learned. Check out these 7 and be convinced of what we already know: real life is lived outside your comfort zone.
You're already running , box jumping, and bicep curling your way to physical greatness, but now it’s time to start doing some mental burpees. Truth be told, building mental toughness isn’t as easy dropping to the floor and cranking out 20. It takes work to get your brain to a point where it is willing to push longer and harder than it ever was before. And while we swear that anyone can do a Tough Mudder, 10 miles and 20+ obstacles are no joke.
When we found out Ironman finisher and Season 11 winner of The Bachelorette, Shawn Booth, is planning to travel back to his hometown to take the field of thousands at Nissan Stadium for the inaugural Tough Mudder 5K, we had to get the details.
Shawn spoke with ToughMudder.com about his preparation for the 5K event, and provided some tips for those who will be joining him on August 12.
Whether you’re looking to impress your muddy match, or trying to respark the romance with your love with the best date ever, love flourishes on the Tough Mudder course. These 5 reasons prove it.
Tough Mudder 5K is not your average fun run. With 10 signature teamwork obstacles crammed into 3 wild miles, this Tough Mudder event is all the tough with none of the mud. There’s no timing chips or first-place medals here -- it’s a new breed of 5K in Nashville’s most iconic venues: Nissan Stadium. Here are 7 reasons why Tough Mudder 5K will be your best weekend of Summer.
Whether you’re gearing up for a Tougher Mudder or The World's Toughest Mudder, those hours and minutes before the horn blares can jack your heartrate up higher than an 8am jump in the arctic enema would, even when you know you’re start-line ready. We tapped experts for tips that will help you de-stress at the start line, implement them to be as chill as your are tough on race-day.
Whether you’re dragging yourself through a mud pit at your first ever half mudder, just pushing through your normal workout routine, or headed into hour 7 of a tougher mudder, what’s more important than your lung capacity, weight on your barbell, or size of your quads is what’s going on in your mind.
The truth is, you don’t have to be a logging 100 miles or 10+ hours in the gym a week to get slapped in the face with overtraining. When you train you are essentially causing trauma to your body; every time you exercise you are creating micro-tears in your muscles, which grow back stronger when they repair. Without proper rest, there is not enough time for the muscles to grow back stronger.
Wanna burn cals, build muscles, smile your way through a workout, and literally better your life? Grab your tough (or wanna-be tough) friend, coworker, or partner and hit the mud. Experience-based workouts are sure to not only plaster a goofy grin to your face, but according to research, boost your health. With elements of both competitiveness and camaraderie, team experiences like Tough Mudder truly put you in a "for the good of the group" mindset and are quite simply, crushing it.