Published on February 21st, 2014 | by Grinds4Gamers


Want a Challenge?

How many times have you seen flyers or advertisements for run challenges or obstacle courses like the “Tough Mudder”?  Have you ever said “Man I want to do one of those someday”, but don’t know where to start?  Well, here’s a plan that will guide you through the strength and endurance training you’ll need to get prepared for one of these race challenges.  Many of the most popular challenges are around 3-10 miles in length and have numerous obstacles and challenges for you to navigate along the course.  Some have mud pits, mud hills, tire and netting obstacles, sand bag carries, belly crawls, hurdles/barriers, buddy carries and more.  Hell, I’ve even seen a few with lightly energized electrical wires that zap you if you get too close. What the….?

Well, if you follow the 12-week program below, you’ll certainly be more prepared.  You’ll also be sore at some point along the way.  At that point you’ll you will probably curse me and question why you’re even doing it in the first place.  Well, I can take the cursing.  So suck it up, buttercup.  You CAN DO THIS.

Don’t have 12 weeks until your competition?  No problem, just get as far as you can into the program and you’ll still be much, much more prepared than before.  Trust me!

Disclaimer:  Make sure you’ve cleared it with your doctor before you start any exercise program.  Keep in mind that this 12-week training program is designed for individuals with some level of aerobic endurance to begin with, so pay attention and know your limits.  However, even if you are not very active and maybe even out-of-shape, the program is designed to be scaled to your level.  Let me know if you want help!  

12-Week Tough Mudder Training Program

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Kash is the creator of Grinds 4 Gamers and the Founder of MOG Nation Gaming & a Co-Host on the Wildcast Podcast. I'm a busy & humble public servant, daddy, hubby, game geek, Crossfit Coach and self-proclaimed Paleo chef. Need help with min-maxing your life? Hit me up at

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