Tough Mudder, Mud Racing, Foam Fest, or other extreme event takes special training. Whether you are a beginner or pro come and learn to succeed at any extreme event.
We will discuss the basics and then focus on High Intense Interval Training (H.I.I.T). HIIT has become a very popular training method and will get you started along the right road to prepare for any Extreme Event. A HIIT workout session consists of a quick dynamic warm up period. Then move into short burst of all out intensity exercises. These are usually done at about a 2:1 recovery to work ratio. The number of repetitions you complete in the exercise depends on the event that you are training for. (i.e. the Extreme Event where you have a hard high intensity obstacle, followed by a recovery style run).
A high intense interval workout raises the body core temperature and heart rate a little further than a typical circuit style training regimen. This in turn speeds up your metabolism and helps burn fat for fuel a little faster than normal. An example of a HIIT workout would be as follows:
Dynamic warm up- 25 jumping jacks, 25 butt kickers, 20 squats, 10 push ups 2 minute jog – 50 jumping squats 2 minute jog – 50 push ups
2 minute jog – 25 jumping lunges each leg
2 minute jog – 20 burpee push ups
2 minute jog – 25 gorilla squat jumps
2 minute jog – 15-20 jumping pul ups
2 minute jog – 30 full V-Ups
5 minute cool down jog – followed by a 3-5 minute stretch
This is a solid half hour workout that requires no equipment, but will for sure get you ready for the Extreme Events obstacles and intensity! For anyone starting a training program, please consult your physician.