How to train for an obstacle course mud run
Upper body strength is more necessary in races where you have to pull your body weight off the ground, such as the wall climbs in the Spartan and Tough Mudder. If there is any lifting, pulling, or pushing, you’ll need somore core strength.
Want to do a fun little interval drill that will get you ready?
I know the Texas Spartan Sprint is 2 days away. I know there’s tons of mud runs coming up this summer. Don’t get left in the dirt, make sure you are prepared!
Get a “sandbag.” I know you have a backpack or duffel you can throw a couple water bottles and a towel in. Make it work. For beginners it doesn’t need to be much.
So let’s go.
Check out my Obstacle Course Training Video below
Beginners: 10-20 pound sandbag, 1 round (optional no sandbag)
Intermediate: 15-40 pound sandbag, 2 rounds
Advanced: 40-60 pound sandbag, 2-3 rounds
Get out there and get it done. Bookmark it so you can come back and do it again and again, adding weight and reps as you get stronger. Fuerte!
Add in some running and strength training a couple times a week based upon the fitness level required by your race (5ks vs marathons).
What do you have to expect? Check out some of my race reviews below…
Spartan Beast Race Review (coming soon)
5k Race reviews: