Tough Mudder Training in San Francisco and other obstacle events can be a challenge on your own. So when a couple of our regular Bootcamp participants asked us if they needed to do some special training in order to prepare, we did a little research.
What we found was interesting. There were various recommendations for training protocols for Mud Runs and our Body Transformation Bootcamp program here in San Francisco had all the prerequisites required to successfully prepare.
What type of training is best?
Tough Mudder training in general is fairly standard. Cross Training is essential for these types of events and all of the activities are Bodyweight. This means that it’s important that first timers learn to utilize their own bodyweight during exercise.
We focus on the fundamentals of movement in order to give our clients a solid base to work from. Our program is well rounded. We include some running, some high intensity intervals, mobility and flexibility as well as strength endurance.
Tough Mudder Training is not rocket science. It’s a fun run first of all and I think your approach should be to enjoy yourself. Secondly, it’s a team oriented activity where people help one another. A team environment is the atmosphere we create with our training programs, which increases chances of success with training.
How can you get started?
If you have booked a fun run like Tough Mudder or Rugged Maniac that’s coming up soon then first you need to assess your fitness level and determine how far out in advance you should be prepping yourself for the rigors of the run.
1. Beginner: If you are totally de-conditioned and haven’t worked out in some time it’s probably best to give yourself a few months of training and conditioning. You can take advantage of our 3 Month Unlimited Training package or if you need a little more time, our 6 Month Monthly Membership Prep Package which both give you 4 days per week of training as well as our expert advice and coaching when you need it.
2. Intermediate: If you’re an intermediate level athlete who has a bit of experience but need that extra push, you may want to give yourself a few months to push yourself to that next level of fitness and preparedness for the run. Our 3 Month Unlimited Training package Unlimited Package gives you all 4 classes per week for 30 days.
3. Advanced: If you’re a more advanced athlete and just need some additional challenges and coaching in preparation for Tough Mudder, or are just looking for some enhancement of your current training programming, you may want to try a 1 Month Unlimited package or an 8 Session pack.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to get prepared for your first Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac or other fun run.