As you read this, I’ll be getting ready to head off to Saturday’s Tough Mudder run. My best friend of over 31 years is joining me, but I don’t expect the Toronto version to be as difficult as the Colorado event (that involved a 4000 foot climb in elevation).
Not that the first 12-mile Tough Mudder challenge was really that tough. Frankly, it was a little boring. I remember thinking, “Should be called the ‘Long Jog’ instead of Tough Mudder.”
There are a few fun obstacles like Everest and Cliffhanger, but at no time did it feel like a Hardcore workout. (Although the Arctic Enema is hardcore in it’s own way – I’ll explain on Monday.)
The truth is that the REAL hardcore, tough workouts are done in training, so that when you actually do your race, it’s easy.
If you want a REAL tough and hard-to-the-core workout, you’ll get those in the TT Hardcore System here.
Considering it cost over $150 just to enter the Tough Mudder (not too mention hotel, gas, and food), you’ll agree that 7 bucks for three workouts is the ultimate hardcore workout deal. (Plus, no mud all over your clothes and on your face.)
If you don’t think TT can be tough, just try Workout A from the free bonus workout I’m giving you in the Hardcore deal.
Start with the general bodyweight warm-up circuit.
Specific Warm-up Sets – Do one set of 1B with 75% of the
chosen weight and do 6 reps per side.
Rest ONLY where indicated at the end of the circuits.
1A) Low Box Jumps (50% max jump height) – 10 reps
*1B) 90% DB Split Squat – 10 reps per side (2-0-2-1)
1C) Cable Chop or MB Chop – 12 reps per side (2-0-2-0)
1D) X-Body Mountain Climber 2.0 – 10 reps per side (1-1-1-1)
– Rest 30 seconds before repeating 2 more times.
*Go only 90% of the way back up. This maintains more M-MRT on the muscle for the 1s hold.
2A) 90% Close-Stance Goblet Squat – 20 reps (2-1-1-1)
2B) Narrow-Grip Strap Row or DB CSR – 12 reps (2-0-1-1)
2C) 90% Strap Spiderman Pushup – 8 reps per side (2-1-1-1)
– Rest 1 minute before repeating 2 more times.
Finish with a cool down and stretch tight muscles.
Now that’s a REAL hardcore workout…and it’s just part of one of the three 4-week programs you can get here for $7.
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Much better than any kind of run,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer