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Tough Mudder training
Tough Mudder training
1/3/13 8:16 PM
Ahoy! So I'm a dedicated p90x/p90x2/Insanity user. I've completed all the programs many times and am currently just switching up my routines to keep things interesting. Just recently I've decided I wanted to push myself further and do the Tough Mudder coming up in April. I'm only worried about it because I freaken HATE running. I can cardio anyone to death but when it come to running I''m an epic fail. I have enough somewhere around 3 miles. ugh. I need suggestions. What program should I focus on to help me get through this thing. I have decent upper body strength but I don't do the chest videos because my chest started looking to manly lol But i can still knock out quite a few push ups. Anyways I just want to complete this thing and not embarrass myself. I rock a "P90XFAN" licence plate and well some people might laugh if i don't make it to the end. So any of you wonderful people out there who might have some pointers for me that have experienced this TM please though them at me. I do have my NASM PT cert so i'm not an idiot when it comes to fitness I just need to know whats worked for others. More P90x for strength or more Insanity for stamina and endurance?

Thanks,
LEGEND
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RE: Tough Mudder training
1/3/13 9:14 PM as a reply to Legendel.
Legendel:
Ahoy! So I'm a dedicated p90x/p90x2/Insanity user. I've completed all the programs many times and am currently just switchingS up my routines to keep things interesting. Just recently I've decided I wanted to push myself further and do the Tough Mudder coming up in April. I'm only worried about it because I freaken HATE running. I can cardio anyone to death but when it come to running I''m an epic fail. I have enough somewhere around 3 miles. ugh. I need suggestions. What program should I focus on to help me get through this thing. I have decent upper body strength but I don't do the chest videos because my chest started looking to manly lol But i can still knock out quite a few push ups. Anyways I just want to complete this thing and not embarrass myself. I rock a "P90XFAN" licence plate and well some people might laugh if i don't make it to the end. So any of you wonderful people out there who might have some pointers for me that have experienced this TM please though them at me. I do have my NASM PT cert so i'm not an idiot when it comes to fitness I just need to know whats worked for others. More P90x for strength or more Insanity for stamina and endurance?

Thanks,
LEGEND


Congrats on taking your fitness to the next level. I have completed theTough Mudder twice. TM Vermont, said to be the toughest mudder inthe U.S a year ago....

I trained using P90X and Insanity for the first one. That worked out fantastic. Insanity for cardio, P90X for strength. Inthe northeast we had freezing cold water obstacles. Nothing but pure will power helps with that. I know know what it is like to exit water and be completely numb from the neck down....

The second TM I used P90X2 and a running routine. Not a good training routine. I could barely walk at the end... I earned my second orange head band but it was tough...

I hope this helps.

John
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RE: Tough Mudder training
2/8/13 11:09 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
Hey John! Thanks for the reply! Do you think Asylum will help me out at all? I just ordered a challenge pack with asylum and i'm super excited to get going with it but if it wont help me for training for tm maybe i should wait and stick with the insanity/ p90x? emoticon
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RE: Tough Mudder training
2/9/13 5:00 PM as a reply to Legendel.
Legendel:
Hey John! Thanks for the reply! Do you think Asylum will help me out at all? I just ordered a challenge pack with asylum and i'm super excited to get going with it but if it wont help me for training for tm maybe i should wait and stick with the insanity/ p90x? emoticon


Sorry for the late response... I had to dig myself out from the snow that was dumped on us here in New Englad...

Thinking about this, I would think that Asylum would be a good training program for tough mudder. It had strength and cardio incorporated into that program. The Bear crawl exercise most definately!!! LOL!

Good luck in the Mudder emoticon

John
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RE: Tough Mudder training
2/12/13 9:27 AM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
Did 3 TMs - NJ 2x PA 1x. I credit P90X and my running routine getting me through all of them. I too hated running - with a passion. It all turned around when I started trail running. I absolutely love trail running. Won't run of the street again.

You also have to remember that there are 1000's of others on the course and there are "built-in " breaks when you approach obstacles i.e. usually a line of some sort. I chose to run most of the way but had to walk at times - my goal was just to keep moving forward. good luck.
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RE: Tough Mudder training
2/12/13 11:18 AM as a reply to Legendel.
I'm a bit late to the party here but I think Asylum is a great way to train for this. And, of course, you need to actually RUN. If you hate running the only thing to do is go at it until you find something to like about it. For me that means finding an interesting route and listening to some music.
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RE: Tough Mudder training
2/12/13 11:47 AM as a reply to Legendel.
Thank you so much for the reply's! This was all such good advice! I really appreciate it and I'm super excited ! emoticon) <3 Legend
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