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To train for a Tough Mudder you have to build up some muscle, not just your endurance. My program allows you to train from home by blending a running program with exercise videos (to get you stronger).
Don’t panic. I’m going to tell you EXACTLY which videos you’ll need and how many miles you need to run every week.
We all have unique schedules and lives and I know how intimidating it can be to find a good workout plan (for whatever you’re training for) only to discover you can’t figure out how to fit it around your schedule. You have no excuses this time. Make this 12-Week Tough Mudder Training Plan work for you.
The only thing I ask is that you never skip a stretch, you always give 100%, and try to get in all your miles every week. If you do those things then you’ll be ready for your event.
Training for this thing should be challenging but fun. If I make you mad then I apologize. That wasn’t my intention. I love writing and exercising and I’m a smart-ass. This blog is where I stay true to myself.
Sign up for one of these to get access to all of the exercise videos (and you can cancel either one of these, with no penalty, after you’re done training) in Option 1 (Cathe Friedrich) or Option 2 (Beachbody) workouts.
Remember you can also mix it up and do some Option 1 and some Option 2. Make it work for you:
Read Beachbody on Demand–5 Reasons to Give it a Try and get all the information about this membership before you sign up. The membership will give you access to every Beachbody workout I use.
These are the Beachbody programs I use in this Tough Mudder training template:
*Every one of these programs is available via Beachbody on Demand, or to purchase using the link.
A membership to Cathe on Demand will give you access to all of her exercise DVD’s plus all of her streaming live workouts. There are a TON of programs here. The subscription is currently $19.97/month (remember you can cancel after the Tough Mudder). I own almost all of her DVD’s but I still pay for a monthly membership to her On Demand service because there are still videos in there I don’t have (plus I love her Live workouts). I get tired of the same workouts so it keeps me from getting bored.
This article should answer any questions you may have, How to Sign Up for Cathe Live or Cathe On Demand + Live
These are the Cathe Friedrich Videos I use in this Tough Mudder training template:
Purchase some equipment. I know you hate me right now. Listen, this is an investment in you. If your neighbor or friend at work has some of this stuff then borrow it for the 12 weeks you’re training to decide if you really need it (forever) or not.
A set of dumbbells (5-15 lbs minimum) like these are a good place to start. (I’ve never used a 6, 7, 9, or 11 lb. dumbbell but I know they sell them. I recommend you stick with the regular sizes of 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, and 20 when you start thinking about buying some. These are the sizes you’ll hear the instructors use in the videos.)
I recommend you read, A Woman’s Guide to Buying Dumbbells before you buy anything.
Set of dumbbells (5-15 lbs.). Refer to my tip above about which ones I recommend.
Pull-up bar (Tip-measure your doorframe before you buy this)
Pull-up assist band
Set of push-up stands (these are my favorite kind)
Medicine Ball (probably one med ball will be enough, I have an 8 lb. but a 6 lb. will work)
Optional: high step
Put all your stuff near the workout space in your house so you can pull it out when you need it.
www.Toughmudder.com (general information, to register, etc.)
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