Tough Mudder Takeover: The Future of Endurance and Recreational Sports has Arrived, are you Prepared?

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Learn about the Tough Mudder race and how to prepare. Anyone can complete the Tough Mudder. It all depends on your preparation and willingness to dedicate yourself to the challenge.

Hybrid Athlete LLC today announced the launch of Race Day Domination, a comprehensive and progressive training program designed to establish an optimum foundation of fitness for individuals training for obstacle or adventure races such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Warrior Dash.

The training program, which can be found at http://www.racedaydomination.com includes the 12-week obstacle and adventure race training program, a baseline training and testing phase designed to establish a foundation of exercise technique and Guides to Fat Burning Cardio and Healthy Eating. The program also includes a pre-race planning and packing checklist, workout log and exercise demonstration videos.

Race Day Domination represents a significant shift in the obstacle race preparation paradigm. To date, it has been common practice to rely on circuit based workouts with a mixture of cardio efforts in the build-up to an event. While these protocols are effective at building baseline fitness, they fall short of addressing the specific skills needed to be successful in an obstacle course race. Providing a progressive and programmed training program, that utilizes Olympic weight training, kettlebell lifting, body weight movements and plyometric exercise, Race Day Domination increases an individual’s strength relative to bodyweight, cardiovascular and muscular stamina, durability, and mental toughness.

Designed to improve general fitness, then address skills specific to the event, training sessions focus on functional and dynamic movements that will assist in building relative strength. Because competitors need to be able to move their own bodyweight over, under, around or through obstacles, bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, triceps dips, pull-ups and squats are used to create a foundation of strength. Next, kettlebell swings, plyometic exercises, and non-linear movements are implemented. Adding explosive movements like jump squats, burpees, and box jumps into training session teach individuals how to initiate athletic movements, land after jumping, and recover or maintain an off balance position.

To develop cardiovascular stamina resisted sprints, hill climbs, or stadium stairs are included in the plan. Finally, targeting race specific skills prepares participants to transport an awkward load or object, build grip strength and practice rope climbs to build confidence along with upper body strength.

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