12 Moves To Help You Train For A Mud Run
If you want a leg up before an obstacle race and choose to train, incorporate these exercises into your workouts! Then put them to the test and impress yourself at a Warrior Dash near you!
FIRST THINGS FIRST
- Aim to work out about three days a week.
- Check out these stretches to ensure that you stay limber.
- Remember to pace yourself, and have fun!
New to push-ups? Ease yourself into them with the modification on the left. Then focus on form and balance with a BOSU ball (right).
Mud Runs have varied terrain. Do a couple simple leg reps to make it a breeze! If you're looking to add more difficulty to your lunge, make it a circuit (right).
Planks can help with stability and are simple to learn. Plus, they'll widdle away your core. You can do them flat on the floor or add a BOSU ball (right) to make it even more challenging.
5. Medicine Ball Sit-Ups
Using a medicine ball will help increase your range of motion and reach more muscles than a traditional floor sit-up. If you're looking for an extra challenge, hold dumbbells in your hands to add weight.
6. Leg Lift Glute Bridge
7. Jump Rope
8. Bicycle Crunches
10. Calf Raises
Help strengthen calves and ankles with this simple workout that'll help you climb over any obstacle. Couple it with running upstairs to amp up the workout.
11. Mountain Climbers
This one's simple, but most obstacle races have a running component. Schedule your runs three times a week, outside if possible, and be sure that you don't increase your distance by more than 10% each week.