Thursday, March 1, 2012

Simple workout plan for Warrior Dash

Not sure how to train for Warrior Dash? Between the mud, hills and obstacles, it's not your average race.

While most people think of mud races and imagine big burly muscle-laden men blasting through the course with muscles the size of watermelons, Warrior Dash is more a test of your cardio ability, agility and confidence.

If you're designing a training plan for Warrior Dash, you really need to focus on developing your ability to engage your body in short, fast bursts of speed. When it comes to the cardio, with a short 3 to 3.5 mile course for this mud race, we're not talking endurance running. We're talking fast transitions to changing conditions.

With small, manageable obstacles, we're not talking about extreme upper body strength, it's about being able to manage and transition through your body weight quickly, i.e. calisthenics.

This article takes you through the basics of designing a workout plan for Warrior Dash with a simple, easy to follow 7 day routine illustrating the kinds of workouts that will prepare you for race day.

Training for Warrior Dash