Take a deep breath, Mudder… it’s time for Cage Crawl. We laid out a few simple tips on how you can get through this curious contraption involving just a few inches of clearance between you navigating muddy water and some metal fencing. Sounds fun, right? This is your Tough Mudder 101 for obstacle training Cage Crawl.
THREE OBSTACLE TRAINING CAGE CRAWL TIPS
TIP 1: COMPOSURE
Lay flat on your back with your chin up and your eyes looking straight up at the sky. Be sure to control your breathing as you pull hand over hand from above your head. Try and keep your neck and head elevated, while thinking ‘light’ from the waist down to have your body float as you pull it along.
TIP 2: UPPER BODY STRENGTH
Try some pull ups. These are an essential exercise for success on any Tough Mudder course, where you need to rely on a focused group of muscles where the other portions of your body are tied up – or, in this case: submerged under water.
TIP 3: DEAD HANGS
Grab a pull-up bar or any sturdy overhead structure with an overhand grip. Slightly retract (pinch together) your shoulder blades to engage your core and activate the back muscles. Your arms should be extending straight up from your shoulders to get the best results.
That’s your obstacle training Cage Crawl wrapped. Want more obstacles? Sure you do. Register for a Tough Mudder today and we will see you in the mud.