June 25, 2015

Three Core Workouts That Will Improve Your Obstacle Completion Rate

Post by Alex Brown
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With completion rates as low as 20% for some of Savage Race’s most challenging obstacles, and the introduction of new obstacles this year such as Teeter Tuber and Wheel World, we know you’re looking for ways to improve your chances at successfully completing all obstacles on the course.

Core strength is a key to conquering most (if not all) obstacles on any mud run course. Check out these three core workouts that will improve your obstacle completion rate, brought to you by NuAquos.


#1 – Core + Upper Body

5 Rounds for Time:
5 Strict Pull-Ups*
10 Flutter Kicks
15 Chest-to-Ground Push-ups
20 Flutter Kicks

*If you’re not able to do strict pull-ups, do negative pull-ups instead. Start in the top most position of a pull-up, with your chin over the bar, and then slowly lower yourself down to a fully extended position. Repeat 5 times.

#2 – Core + Lower Body

Every Minute on the Minute, For 10 Minutes:
30 Second Plank Hold*
30 Seconds of Air Squats (even minutes) / 30 Seconds of Lunges (odd minutes)

*For a more challenging plank hold, position yourself on your forearms and toes. For a less challenging plank hold, position yourself on your hands and toes. Alternate between standard planks and side planks for an increased challenge.

#3 – Core + Endurance

As Many Rounds As Possible in 40 Minutes:
1/4 Mile Run
40 Sit-Ups

These three core workouts will help increase your strength and endurance as you tackle your next mud run and conquer any and all obstacles you face out on the course!



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