Mudderhorn, the tallest obstacle ever on a Tough Mudder course. This obstacle not only requires all-over body strength but nerves of steel. We may not be able to climb the real deal at home in preparation but that shouldn’t stop you from training for Mudderhorn. We’ve put together a full-body workout that will get you ready to face this beast. Remember…don’t look down.
How to Train for Mudderhorn
Add these three simple, equipment free moves into your regular workout separately or try them together, 30 seconds on, 15 seconds off for each move.
The Wall Sit
Before you even hit the net you have to be able to reach it. This is a great exercise that you can do at home with no equipment at all except a wall. It builds leg strength and improves your stamina – great for getting over your final obstacle like Mudderhorn when your legs are tired. This exercise also proves anyone wrong who told you you’d never get into shape by sitting and doing nothing
- Stand with your back pressed against a wall.
- Slide downward along the wall into a squat position.
- Make sure you are sitting against the wall with your knees at a 90 degree angle.
- Your hamstrings should be parallel to the floor.
- Hold this move as long as you can.
Commandos are a great way of training upper body strength. They change it up from doing regular push ups and add a little bit of cardio burn. When done properly they are also one of the best core strengthening exercises. P.S. Underwear is always optional in the privacy of your own home.
- Get into the plank position on your forearms, feet and hands should be shoulder width apart.
- Push up with your left arm so that it is now straight then quickly follow the same with the right arm.
- Come down onto your left forearm, then again follow with the right.
- Continue repeating this motion, alternating between left and right arms.
- During this exercise make sure you are activating your core and keeping a flat back.
Straight Leg Jackknife
This core exercise will give you all the ab feels. Whilst up on Mudderhorn you’ll need to be pulling yourself (and other people) up the cargo net, using your upper body and your core. Having a strong core will also help with your balance – something that’s super important when you are 10m above the ground.
- Start by lying on your back with your legs extended, arms stretched above your head.
- Activate your core then, at the same time, lift your arms and legs to create a V position.
- Hold for 2-3 seconds and then return to the starting position on your back.
Mudderhorn will be looming large at every Tough Mudder event this year and is brought to the course by Wild West Jerky.
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