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    How do I train for...

    ...and obstacle race? (like the Warrior Dash, Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, etc)
    I've got the running and endurance thing down, but I really lack a lot of upper body strength.
    My friends and I are teaming up for a Mud Run. It's 4 miles with a bunch of obstacles (won't know what they are until the day of).

    Any tips on how to train for one of these? We are going to run the Warrior Dash next year, but we figured this mud run would be a good beginner thing to do. Typically these things are based loosely on military training obstacle courses, so...

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    upper body strength? push ups/pull ups, that's what the military(usa military anyways) does for upper body

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    push ups pullups maybe work on benching and stuff always good to run even when you have endurance

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    As well as the above, running with weights in each hand will help to supplement it(and allow you to cram in more exercise in less time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoSunset View Post
    As well as the above, running with weights in each hand will help to supplement it(and allow you to cram in more exercise in less time)
    Oh yes, this is a good idea.

    As far as the pull-ups go, I FAIL at pull-ups...and I don't really have a way to do them at home. But I'll definitely start doing push ups.

    I did find an obstacle race training plan on some guys blog. It's like, run-situps-run-pushups-run-pullups-run

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    @Kristin http://hundredpushups.com/
    This site is really good if you want to increase the amount of push-ups you can do. I used to not even be able to do 'girl' pushups and now I can do 25 proper ones in a row

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    @trix Oh thank you! I will definitely take a look.

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