I’m getting lots of questions about the mysterious "Tough Mudder" I have listed on my training schedule so I decided to do a little series about it.
Every weekend I workout with my friend, Derrick, "The Trainer." We do an hour of drills in between short 1/4-1/2 mile runs to simulate the event itself. Honestly, it’s my favorite workout of the week. We are outside using tires, cinder blocks, bags of sand, ropes, kettle bells, etc. and nothing makes me feel stronger or more fit. It’s just so FUN.
I can’t believe I just said that either.
Anyway, this past weekend he had me do about 5 drills in between the runs. These are from memory so bear with me.
- Slide a cinder block with a rope through it backwards up a hill then pick it up run down. I think I did that 3 times with a few bear crawls mixed in.
- Run up said hill holding 2 15lb kettle bells straight up over my head (one in each hand.) Once I got to the top I did 10 pushups. Run back down. Did that 3 times I think.
- Walk on the curb like a tight rope holding 2 weighted bars (I think 6lbs each) up and outwards from my body. When I got to the end I ran back and repeated 3 times.
- Run up hill with one end of the rope, once I got to the top I pulled the rest of the rope up while the trainer gave resistance. Once he got to the top I ran the rope back down and did it again. I think we did that twice and then he made me carry the rope down and wrap it in a circle before running. It made me laugh.
- Finally this drill we decided to record….
I’m not sure if you heard me in the video but at one point I said my legs feel like rubber bands. This drill KILLED my outer thighs.
So that’s it. Now you all think I’m some kind of crazy insane workout person and I guess I am because this hour was one of my favorite parts of the weekend. When I workout doing these style drills time just flies. It’s nothing like staring at the clock on a treadmill.
I’ll get him to record me doing something next week and I’ll try to recap the best I can again.
If you are in the Baltimore area and want to workout with Derrick his training company is called No Limit Training. I highly recommend him and no, he didn’t pay me to say that. ;)
Oh! and I’m sure he’ll correct me in the comments if I messed something up.