Tried this one and it almost killed me. It rocks!
Is this thee only workout posted on this site? i would like to find more
There will be more eventually, Cole. I will be sure to let you know.
Who put you in charge Mustacheman?
I’m doing tough mudder in Scotland this year ..just found this training and if it makes me half the machine you are I’ll be happy..
I’ll post you my times asap
Thanks Dez, looking forward to your report!
Hey, one quick question about the tire. Is this running while holding/carrying a tire or dragging tire on a rope behind you?
We carry them Kevin. I’m sure dragging them will work. We usually don’t have enough tires to go around so we use logs too.
Hi, How would you recommend a skinny person to gain muscle/weight, im roughly 60/65 kg and would like to improve my fitness aswell as body?
You gotta eat, buddy. Several meals throughout the day, and all healthy stuff. Plenty of it too. Start working more on anaerobic exercises and add more resistance with less repetitions. That’s a start. Good luck!
Wow… just wow. I’ll be trying this one come March. (not quite ready for this type of workout), but being able to complete this is now a 2013 fitness goal! Hell, come March, I might make this a twice a month routine as a Fit Test… show progress on my time. BOOM!
Sounds like a plan, Nick. Post your time here, I’d love to hear about your progress.
My time was 22 mins but I cut the burpees down to 30..that was with snow on ground too haha.. agreed that is some tough training!! I’m sure I’ll get that time down a bit next time though
That’s a helluva job, man! Nice work!
Ok, I seriously want to work up to this but I have old injuries I have to be careful about (3 herniated discs L4, L5, S1). Like I said, it was a long time ago and the discs have degenerated a lot since then but i have been doing vinyasa yoga on and off for years with hand stand vinyasa sequencing.
One other issue. I’ve caught pneumonia 3 times and walking pneumonia once. HOW DO I STRENGTHEN MY LUNGS??!!
I want to do these workouts soooo bad!!!! I’m just a little scared. What do you recommend as the best way for me to approach this?
You are AWESOME!!!
I would approach these workouts with extreme caution, Sean. I know next to nothing about pneumonia so I would never suggest a workout that may end up being bad for your health. Your doc could probably give you some “lung strengthening” exercises. Good luck!
This looks tough. I’m game but I clearly need to get my cardio up to a decent baseline first.
I am 30 years old and doing my first TM in June. I know a fair amount about health and fitness as I have a degree in kinesiology and am graduating from medical school in May. In good shape through my twenties but have let myself get pretty soft lately.
1. Run 30 mins 5 times in the next 10 days.
2. Try the “Charles Bronson” at 30 reps for each exercise with no tire.
3. After 3-5 workouts (depending on my progress) move to 50 reps.
4. After 3-5 workouts (depending on my progress) get a tire.
5. Post times on this blog every time (please don’t judge me!).
I don’t know how often I should do this workout. I have some dumbells and a heavy medicine ball I like to throw around too. Something tells me if I do the Bronson too often I will get bored and avoid it. I will try for 1-2 times per week along with other stuff I have started doing (primarily resistance training).
HA! No judgements, buddy! It sounds like you set up a nice, honest plan of attack.
To be honest, I came up with this workout about a year and a half ago and I’ve probably done this workout less than 10 times. My workouts vary so much and I gear my training to match my next event. Right now I am training for the Fuego Y Agua Survival Run which is in Nicaragua and will have an elevation gain of over 1300 meters. I’ve been focusing on leg strength and some cardio. Not much need for the “Charles Bronson” in getting ready for this event. But, if you have some Tough Mudders in your near future this workout will do you good. Keep me posted on your progress!
Wow that Fuego Y Agua looks pretty rad.
Well here is my first week. I had to start with a smaller run on the first day. Also, I am reminded of how hard it is for me to stick to a rigid routine. I get bored so easily and my mind changes all the time. I have a plan the night before and then I wake up and say “Nah, I want to do this instead.” I guess as long as I am making a change to something physically challenging thats OK. (Not “nah I want to veg on the couch instead”)
Today I wanted to run 4km for a pace rather than my half hour; it felt great to push it a bit. I think I am going to mix in some dash intervals with jogging recovery next week to get ready for the Bronson.
Feb 1: 4km 21:26
Feb 2: 5.5km 30:00
Feb 3: Rest
Feb 4: Did my wife’s Jillian Michaels video (harder than I thought!)
Feb 5: 5.5km 30:00
Feb 6: Dumbells (upper body)
Feb 7: 4km 19:20 yah!
(BTW 1km=0.62mi, so 4km = 2.48mi and 5.5km = 3.41mi)
One week and I can already feel my cardio fitness improving. Our bodies sure crave exercise!
these should really be made into trading cards….makes me feel like a kid again opening up my latest pack of baseball cards and looking through them. i can see it now….”tinfoil packs of moustacheman trading cards available now at your local health and fitness location. trade them with your friends, get in shape, prepare to have you ass kicked!” i’d totally buy em
Thanks Steven, I’m glad you like em’. Maybe one day…
Hey I’d buy those trading cards too!
My friend and I did this workout over the weekend and loved it. We are active obstacle course races and big fans of you and your blog. When we saw this workout we couldn’t wait to try it out. It was definitely a great workout and we found it very challenging. We didn’t have a tire so we substituted it for sand bags. Also, I’m not going to lie we only did 30 burpees instead of 50. It took us about 19 minutes (not counting the warm-up). Next time we are going to the full workout without cheating. I’ll let you know how we do. Keep up the awesome work and I look forward to reading your future posts.
Awesome John! Yeah, the workout is totally flexible. You can shorten up the running too. That makes the workout go faster. Next time try the 50 burpees but don’t think you have to do them continuously. I usually take a few seconds every now and then to catch my breath and regroup. No shame in that.
Hey sir! Do you have any thoughts on where a guy can get some used tires on the cheap?
Oh man, just google your hometown + tires and I’m sure you will find a place that is just dying to get rid of their used tires. You should NEVER have to pay for used tires. Good luck.
I found mine on a ride through some back roads … you can always count on some ding-a-ling who could care less about littering his old tires
MY NIGGA. WHAT KIND OF TIRES ARE WE TALKIN BOUT HERE. TRACTOR TIRES? CAR TIRES? BIKE TIRES? WAGON TIRES? RACECAR TIRES? WHICH TIRE IS THE BEST AND WHY.
Car tires should work just fine. Good luck!
Doing this workout this morning, would like to see some more. Good work bro
Cool as! Tip top job mate!
Don’t forget to do a Charlie atlas one l!
mustacheman oh mustacheman, were art thou mustache man? still waiting for more training advice/plans/videos(if you sold a kettlebell dvd id buy ten copies) to follow religiously, as you are me and my mudder teams deity. im sure youre a busy guy athom, but you have a legion of mudders waiting to follow youre every word. lead the mudder army mustacheman, maybe film one of your classes sometime? no rush, keep on doin. lookin forward to new material! see you at the worlds toughest
Just saw your workout for the first time. Man that was insane! Never thought about using basketballs that way. I look forward to intergrading your ideas into my plan.
So I’ve just begun working out and I have a goal. I want to do the Spartan Race and the Tough Mudder. I saw your video on the Tough Mudder website and I have to say I’ve never been more motivated to workout in my life. If its at all possible, could you email me some beginner workouts in order to try to get ready to work up to the workouts you do? Please?
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Hi, I am hoping to take part in my first tough mudder this yr and I seem to have my training pretty much sorted but my big issue is nutrition.i know when to eat and how much but struggling with what to eat! I’ve always had a seriously unhealthy relationship with food and it’s something I’ve been trying to fix for a while but not really making any progress.to b honest it’s gotten to the point where I actually really don’t want to eat! So I thought I would ask if you could help.
Do u have any advice?Any pointers?or could u suggest a website/book that is basically an idiots guide to eating??! Any info would b fantastic!!
Hmm, that’s a big question and not an easy one to answer. There are a few sites I get my nutrition info from. A couple that I like are http://renegadehealth.com/blog/ and http://www.foodmatters.tv/ . So much info on those sites and you can’t go wrong with the material presented. Have fun and good luck!