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Tough Mudder
Tough Mudder
6/5/12 5:24 AM
Any Tough Mudder people out there? I am looking to train hard using P90x2 and Insanity to get ready for my July 14th Tough Mudder in Vermont. Would love some friends to help make sure I get there and am able to perform well

Corey
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RE: Tough Mudder
p90x insanity training tough mudder interval training programs
6/29/12 9:01 AM as a reply to CoreyRobbins.
Hey Corey,

Good luck in Vermont! When I trained for the Vancouver TM I used P90X and Insanity, I didn't make a hybrid of the two.. I did both workouts, Insanity in the mornings and P90X right after work. If there is one recommendation I can make. Run! I added running late into my workouts and although I did well I could have done better if I ran more! So with armed with this knowledge I am going to add more running and prepare for Seattle this coming Sept!

Good luck!!
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7/12/12 6:02 AM as a reply to CoreyRobbins.
Looks like your race day is coming up soon! I hope you do well! I'm sure that your workouts will have helped you immensely.

I'm using Insanity to get in shape for the Mid Atlantic Tough Mudder in September. rcalliu is right, I hope you've been running!

Let us know how good it feels to get the orange headband!
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7/18/12 8:04 AM as a reply to CoreyRobbins.
Hey Corey,

I also did the Tough Mudder up in Whistler last month, and my biggest advice would be to work on running.

Keep in mind that it's more of a race than an obstacle course.

The obstacles, while immensely fun, aren't actually that challenging and it's the 12 miles of running that will get you.

That's why if you look at the bootcamp workouts on their website, most of the activities focus on the legs.

Good luck; let us know how it goes!
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12/29/12 4:14 PM as a reply to CoreyRobbins.
I plan on doing this in Minnesota. I believe the date is July 20th. I'd like to continue to do strength training workouts at least 3 days a week and mix in running for some of the cardio workouts once it's nicer outside.

None of the people on my team yet are really big into fitness and I'm not trying to finish 1st or anything so I would think my normal beachbody programs with some modifications would be fine.

My 2013 training calendar looks something like this right now:

January: P90x One on Ones
February: Tapout XT (http://www.tapoutxt.com/) or Les Mills Combat
Mar/April: P90X Plus
May: Asylum 2
June: P90X/P90X2/Supreme 90 Day System hybrid (http://www.amazon.com/Supreme-Day-System-Cal-Pozo/dp/B004S2YN5O)

The reason for so much variety is I train with my wife and she gets bored with repetitive programs easily, so switching it up often keeps her interested and on track. Assuming that I start running around April, how does this schedule look? I didn't exactly tailor it to Tough Mudder or anything. They're just the workouts we'd like to do next. Another option would be to sub the tough mudder boot camp workouts in for June, but if people don't think that's needed then I'd rather not.

Background: I've been doing beachbody programs for 2-3 years now, as well as some other home workout programs. I've done 3 rounds of 3 rounds of P90X, 2 rounds of Supreme 90 Day System, & 1 round of Les Mills Pump, Rushfit (http://www.gsprushfit.com/), & insanity.

I ran a 5K in 23:39 last year, although that's probably not too relevant to Tough Mudder. I definitely did some 10+ mile runs last year but wasn't running at a high intensity and was probably more in the 9-10 mph range for those range.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks
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12/29/12 4:30 PM as a reply to jhub30.
I did the tough mudder twice on Mount Snow. I used p90X and Insanity for the first one. That hybrid worked awesome. I used P90X2 and running for the second one and it was tough to do the second time...

If your going to do P90X 2, stick with Strength phase.... Foundation Phase is not beneficial in my opinion.

Good luck...

John
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12/29/12 5:33 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
Hey CoachJohn,

Thanks for the tips. Other than maybe a week of foundation & a week of performance I was planning on focusing on strength anyway. I'll plan on just scratching foundation completely. What about the performance phase?

Starting around 12 weeks out I'll probably start subbing the running workouts here http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/endurance-training/The-12-Week-Tough-Mudder-Training-Plan.html for cardio and yoga workouts, and might have to occasionally do some cardio on strength training days towards the end of the training.

Thanks
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12/29/12 10:03 PM as a reply to jhub30.
jhub30:
Hey CoachJohn,

Thanks for the tips. Other than maybe a week of foundation & a week of performance I was planning on focusing on strength anyway. I'll plan on just scratching foundation completely. What about the performance phase?

Starting around 12 weeks out I'll probably start subbing the running workouts http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/endurance-training/The-12-Week-Tough-Mudder-Training-Plan.html for cardio and yoga workouts, and might have to occasionally do some cardio on strength training days towards the end of the training.

Thanks


I would scratch the performance phase as well. Insanity is far superior for the tough mudder than the performance phase of X2. It is the exercises like high knee abs. Jump knee tucks that are more geared towards running up the side of a mountain. I had no problems with strength obstacles (Berlin Walls) etc.. P90X and X2 Strength phase helped in that area. Add that to the intensity of the cardio part of Insanity and you have a great training piece for the Tough Mudder.

If your going to run, make sure its hill work. Running on level ground, 6 to 8 miles every other day, did not do much for me...

I hope this helps..

John
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2/3/13 3:10 AM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
I just signed up for the Chicago Tough Mudder. Last year I did Insanity twice back to back and I am currently in the middle of Turbofire. I am concerned that I need to get a bit more prepared (at the very least get my running up to snuff). That being said, should I d/c Turbofire and go back to Insanity??
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