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Thursday, June 21, 2012


we will see what really happens, but a girlfriend of mine and I want to do a Tough Mudder. Just to say we did it. She has gotten together a few others willing to get dirty with us. Now, I don't know when this will happen, (there is one in September, but that is sooooo close!), but I will update this when I know more.
So I did some research today, here is a map of the September one
11 miles, 28 obstacles, "usually takes about 3 hours to complete". WHATEVER!
So, now is the time to train, here is a sample of the training "boot camp" for beginners
Obstacle Description
5 Warm-Up One minute for each exercise: (1) running; (2) grapevine, alternate sides; (3) side shuffle, alternate sides; (4) high knees; (5) butt kicks.
Circuit 1 2 Running Man Run: Treadmill, sidewalk, whatever.
1 Berlin Walls Push-Up: On the ground, place your hands directly under your shoulders and make sure your hips are in line with your back—no hiking or sagging. Slowly lower yourself to the ground. Your chest should touch the ground. If you can’t get your chest to the ground, drop to your knees.
2 You Don’t Know Jacks Jumping Jacks: Just like you did in elementary school. This time, only bring your arms down to your shoulders (not your hips) and all the way back up. We want to see your hands graze each other when they go up.
1 Cliff Hanger Tough Squat: Stand with feet hip-distance apart with your toes, knees and hips in a straight line. Pull your belly button toward your spine and contract your abdominal muscles. Slowly lower your body, as though you are sitting in a chair. Lower until your butt is in line with your knees (knees at 90-degree angles). Make sure your knees are BEHIND your toes, your back is straight, and the weight is in your heels.
2 Do Work: Jump Rope Jump Rope: Start with the standard jump by pushing off the ground evenly, with both feet. Resist the urge to bounce between jumps; because that just means you should be going faster.
1 Everest Slippery Mountain Climbers: Find a wooden floor or flat surface and place your feet on two washcloths or a folded hand towel. Assume a high-plank position on the ground. Keeping your upper body still, draw one knee in at a time toward your hands, moving as quickly as possible. If you are on carpet, you can complete the exercise with sheets of printer paper under your feet.

anyone with me?

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