fitness

Hey Mudder, you’re an animal…so act like one! Mud run events and mud run training are some of the most primal activities we will ever put ourselves through. Think about it…we bond with the earth and the elements, we rely on instinct and survival skills, and we hunt with fellow mudders toward our prey – [...]

TOTW: Have a Ball!

Looking for an affordable and effective way to take your mud run training routine to the next level? Pick up a spherical blast from the past, like this Everlast PowerCore 9 lbs. Medicine Ball and reap the benefits. From ancient warriors to modern-day athletes, medicine balls have served as one of the most versatile tools of [...]

Hi Mud Run Maniacs…it’s contest time! You may remember my post, Primal Blueprint Basics and Why You Should Care, in which I discussed the main concepts of the Primal Blueprint and how/why I’ve incorporated primal living into my everyday lifestyle. I started my primal journey about a year ago, and I’m now living primal 80 percent [...]

Nearly every mud run event has at least one obstacle that will force you to get down on your stomach and low crawl. More often than not, the surface you will need to crawl on will be some form of rocky, muddy, grassy, snowy, icy, metallic, rubber or wooden surface. You might even have a [...]

Today, I’d like to share with you Mark Sisson’s The Primal Blueprint (PB), a concept that allows you to obtain optimal health and fitness based on the lifestyle factors of our Paleolithic ancestors and an opportunity to take your mud run training to a new life-changing level. For me, Primal Blueprint has been a real [...]

Looking to cure sore muscles? Can’t seem to get the knots out no matter how long or how often you stretch? You’ve tried everything from heat therapy to an ice massage, but you just can’t get rid of that stiffness and pain in your legs? Instead of limping into your doctor’s office, take a run [...]

This week’s Maniac Monday workout combines a few unconventional elements and exercises to prepare you for some of those unpredictable mud running conditions. A short disclaimer: I am not a certified personal trainer, ex-Marine, professional marathoner or anything close. I am a mud run enthusiast (maniac), who is highly engaged and interested in staying physically [...]

This past Sunday, the NFL lost yet another player, Jeff Cumberland (TE) for the NY Jets to an Achilles tendon tear. Sure, Cumberland certainly isn’t the most recognizable name in the NFL, but what is recognizable is the exorbitant amount of Achilles injuries that have already plagued the 2011 season, unofficially ten in preseason alone, [...]

Hi mud run maniacs! I’d like to introduce to you Mud Run Maniac’s newest feature…Maniac Mondays. And since your average mud run comprises a balance of obstacles and running, you also need to get used to the transition of using your grip to using your legs and back again. In your next mud run, you’ll [...]

A short Mud Run Maniac anecdote…(scroll down to skip to the goods)…I remember one summer my parents drove me to a two-week wrestling camp in World’s End, PA. The camp was literally on the top of a mountain, to the point where the car was crawling in second gear to get up to the grounds. [...]

My iPhone goes with me just about everywhere, especially during my mud run training sessions. Whether I’m trying out new routes, building up my endurance or just looking to share my training progress with my fellow mud run maniacs, I’m more likely than not turning to my iPhone to help get the job done. If [...]