Your friends and family might be posting about “cutting sugar” and “losing pounds,” but you’ve got different goals for the new year. If your sights are set on upping your Tough Mudder game, a plan of action is key to making it happen for you in 2019. Focus on consistency in your training, adequate food and fuel, and a tougher than thou mindset shift to make this year the best yet.
1. Train Consistently With Tough Mudder’s Workout Wednesday
Come the first week of January, you and everyone you know will be hitting the gym with a newfound sense of dedication that, let’s be real here, will probably dip by mid-February. Getting yourself to the gym in winter is excruciating, so why not keep your training consistent from the comfort of your home?
Thanks to Lucozade Sport every week Official UK Trainer Born Barikor will be bringing you a new workout, from obstacle-specific training, to rep challenges there’s something for everyone. Commit to these workouts, and your 2019 fitness goals won’t know what hit ‘em.
2. Travel To A New Tough Mudder Destination
Not sure what city (or country) deserves to top your travel list in 2019? Go online, find an event, and commit right now. Where else would you want to climb a Berlin Wall but Germany? Australia’s supposed to be nice in May and we’ve heard that Irish Mudders have the best craic.
3. Cross Train With Low-Impact Movement
It’s easy to get caught up in one, static workout routine, but bodies crave variation (or else you run the risk of plateauing). Do yourself a favor and work something low-impact into your week: try some yoga, pilates, or maybe even take a barre class. You’ll likely introduce some balance into your life (quite literally) and keep your body limber and less injury-prone.
4. Keep It Simple & Fuel Up
Whether you’re thinking about opting for paleo-based reset, some crazy-extreme juice cleanse, or want to try keto on for size, there’s one nutrition trend that everyone can get behind: whole foods. Keeping your diet simple and focusing on eating stuff you can name rather than artificial add-ins is the easiest way to stay on track with healthy eating. 2018 is the year we’re saying “cya” to chemicals. Check out our blog for high-protein alternatives to your favourite meals, tips on watching your macros and advice on when to eat carbs.
5. Crush The Obstacle That Terrifies You
Does the mere thought of Arctic Enema send shivers down your spine? Does toppling Tough Mudder 5K, it’s definitely time to conquer that Tough Mudder Classic. Trying to introduce a little tenacity into your 2019? Seek out a race in the competitive series. Even if you’ve never “competed” a day in your life, Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder, and World’s Toughest Mudder are just challenges that you haven’t accepted yet.
6. Check out Tough Mudder 5K Urban
Think that a no-mud, no-water Tough Mudder is lame? Never judge a book by its cover Mudder. In 2018 we proved that a city-based, 5K Tough Mudder was a whole load of fun. With awesome teamwork-based obstacles and a ton of good vibes, this is one city-centre party you should be coming to in 2019.
Not sold? How about taking on obstacles in Franklin’s Gardens the home of the Northampton Saints? It’s gonna be pretty awesome.
Ready to get started? Tickets for Tough Mudder 2019 are available now.