Dubbed by some as toughest on the planet Tough Mudder events are 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by Special Forces to test strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.
Forget finish times. Simply completing a Tough Mudder is a badge of honour. And in 2012 Tough Mudder is coming to the UK.
This workout, created by Tough Mudder trainers consists of 16 exercises that collectively work every part of your body. Some of these can be found in our favourite YouTube Tough Mudder training video (shown below), although be aware that one contains some extra crazy exercises as well.
Each exercise is a 60-second station designed to challenge your heart and lungs, as well as your muscles. The final product is a high-intensity circuit designed to torch everything from your chest and legs to your abs and arms, sending your fitness to an elite Tough Mudder level.
Do the Get Fit circuit 3 days a week and perform each exercise once, one right after the other, spending no more than a minute on each one. Do as many reps as you can in that time, then move on to the next station, limiting yourself to 15 seconds of rest in between. Build your endurance to the point where one week before Tough Mudder you can comfortably do the circuit twice. Make sure to use a weight that’s challenging for the 20 or so reps you’ll be doing for each exercise.
You can use dumbbells, kettlebells, or anything heavy with a handle for most, if not all, of the exercises below.