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CrossFit and Tough Mudder, A Test of Fitness

“Develop the capacity of a novice 800 meter track athlete, gymnast, and weightlifter and you’ll be fitter than any world class runner, gymnast, or weightlifter.” ~ Greg Glassman, Founder, CrossFit

In preparing for a Tough Mudder, there are many workout programs available to you in order to gain some physical fitness prior to the tortures of the Tough Mudder course.  Some home workouts are advertised heavily such as Beachbody’s P90X and Insanity, or for home gym products such as Iron Gym’s Doorway Pullup Bar, the Perfect Pushup, or fitness magazine’s new monthly set like the Spartacus Workout.  You can even do the official Tough Mudder workout (just don’t believe the “related obstacles”).

I started doing the Spartacus Workout at the end of 2009, and went into P90X early 2010, but I soon grew bored of the repetitiveness of these routines and I couldn’t finish the full schedule.  I signed up for a Tough Mudder (Pennsylvania 4/2011) in November 2010 in an effort to motivate myself to get into shape again.  I couldn’t get myself truly active until January 2011 when I found CrossFit, and now halfway through July, I’m still doing it.  To me, that’s a great testament; the best workout routine is the one you keep.   Continue reading CrossFit and Tough Mudder, A Test of Fitness