The Easiest Way to Prepare for a Mud Obstacle Run  


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If you’re looking to get into a little better shape, try setting a goal. Obstacle course races are based in fun but you can have a lot of fun with your friends to see who can get through the fastest or who can get the muddiest. Even if you do not have a lot of time that you can devote to working out, there are things you can do in your everyday life that can get you ready for taking the plunge.

For balance you can tie your shoes while standing on one leg, stand on the bus or train without holding on and riding a bike with no hands. For enhanced upper body strength you can do curls with your groceries, try some chair dips, and jump on the monkey bars the next time you pass a park. You’re never too old. For core strength and resistance try to stand up from chairs without your hands, take a break and do a 30 second plank, and wear a pair of heavy boots while you’re walking through some snow or mud. For flexibility you can do some dancing or draw the letters of the alphabet with your wrists and ankles. For lower body strength you can do squats or lunges while waiting for the bus, plant a garden, or even play some leap frog with a friend. Cardio can be jogging instead of just walking the dog. Mowing the lawn and racing a baby by crawling on the floor can help overall strength.

If you are looking to improve your health and fitness having a goal can really help. This is why choosing a 5k or obstacle race can be very helpful in motivating you to do your best. Making the most of your day by incorporating exercise into everyday activities can really make a difference. What other activities do you think would be helpful in sneaking exercise into your day?

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