Alright folks, Tough Mudder Houston is only 4 months away. If you haven’t started doing some kind of exercise to get your body pre-conditioned, better start soon. John, Angelica, and I will begin light training at Memorial Park starting Monday, Sept. 5th. Here are more details of the workout..
Pre Tough Mudder workout #1 (Sept.)
Location: Memorial Park Days/Time: Mon & Thur. at 6:30 pm
Workout: One lap around running trail (approx. 2.88 miles) including 5 exercises
Start: At stretching area in front of tennis center (meet there at 6:15 pm). Start jogging toward Memorial Loop West. See trail map here.
Approximately 5 minutes into the run (if you are running a 9 minute mile pace), you will see pull-up bars on your left. Do 6 pullups. See pull-up here http://bit.ly/o2Xt7H (If you cannot do a pull-up, do 20 push-ups). Continue jogging.
At the corner of Memorial Loop West and Memorial Drive (approximately 4 minutes later), do 12 bodyweight jumping lunges (6 each leg). See exercise here http://bit.ly/pLWIbX Continue jogging.
Halfway toward Memorial Loop East (approximately 4 minutes later), do 10 Push-Ups with Knee to elbow (5 each side). See exercise here http://bit.ly/pJGjRO Continue jogging.
Near the corner of Memorial Loop East and Memorial Drive (approximately 4 minutes later), you will see pull-up bars on your left. Do 5 pullups. (If you cannot do a pull-up, do 20 push-ups). Continue jogging.
Halfway between starting point and corner of Memorial Loop East and Memorial Drive (approximately 4 minutes later), step to the side of the trail and do 15 body weight squats. See exercise here http://bit.ly/pcnKDP Continue jogging until you reach starting point and you are done!
If you are unable to workout at the park, try this – instead of just running, biking, stair master or whatever you do at the gym, mix up your workout. Do cardio for 5 minutes, get off the machine and do 15 squats. Continue doing cardio for another 5 minutes, then stop and do 20 pushups. Continue. The whole point of training for Tough Mudder is to get your body out of rhythm.
If you’d like to join us at Memorial Park, feel free to contact me at e_melchor (at) yahoo (dot) com. – Eric