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So you’ve been going to the gym for yonks and wondering why you’re lifting metal and running on a machine… Then you try an obstacle and realise all those years of abstract practice count for nothing! Why? Because no one has been covering you in mud and ice water! Evan Burgess tried out a Tough Mudder training session.
Elite are raising money for charity whilst teaching you how to make obstacles easier… by getting you tougher! At £8 a session, you’re just a panini and latte away from readiness. Helping MS and developing yourself is noble in anyone’s book. Maybe you won’t be doing Tough Mudder this August, but if you’re in the military, a fireman, a cat burglar or a human, obstacle courses are fun! They challenge your mind and body. If you work in an office they will make you move in ways you might not have utilised since you were in the playground.
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Don’t let the kids have all the fun!
On my first tough mudder session, we had people good at different things. I found running easier whilst jumping a bit harder, whilst our female companion put us all to shame with her pull ups and monkey bars! The master of jumps Damien, made short work of Chesterton’s wood blocks. It will take me a while to get to grips with this skill, but there is still six sessions before the 21st to make a break through! A lot of the obstacle navigation is psychological. I knew I was capable of jumping over the logs, but I hadn’t got used to the motion so blocked myself. This kind of issue is easy to work on in training, and I am sure once you try a session your weaknesses will be ironed out too!
Find out more from Elite owner Mac about what you’re in for with a mud run!
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· “You will have loads of fun – You’ll end up in a ridiculous amount of mud from head to toe and forget about anything else. Let’s be honest, six miles of tarmac pounding isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Drop the roads for the trails and add in some form of obstacle every kilometre and it’s not so boring.
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