Let’s get down and dirty with ‘Kiss of Mud,’ shall we? But first, let’s review these Tough Mudder three tips you can use to prepare for trudging across the muddy floor to the other side, avoiding the low hanging barbed wire. This is your 101 exercises for obstacle training Kiss of Mud.
Three Obstacle Training Kiss of Mud Tips
Tip #1: Buttocks Down
This is the big one. With only 18″ of space between the ground and rows of barbed wire you’re going to need to keep your entire body as close to the mud as possible (hence the name).
Tip #2: Army Crawl
The most popular technique to move yourself along? ARMY CRAWL. Go flat on your stomach. As you crawl, rotate your knees out so your hips can hug the ground as close as possible. Push the insides of your feet into the ground—especially if you’re climbing an incline under barbed wire.
Tip #3: Keep a Strong Core
To keep low and in control you’ll need to engage your core and keep it strong until the end. We recommend plank workouts leading up to your Tough Mudder, as many of the other obstacles outside of Kiss of Mud require core strength.
This is just the start with obstacle training Kiss of Mud, want more? Download our Tough Mudder Training guides with plans for each course length and fitness level.