Training for the The MEN’S FITNESS Miami City Challenge Obstacle Race need not require building 8-foot walls in your backyard or jumping over your own vehicles.
Instead, it’s possible to mimic these obstacles and others with standard equipment in the gym or outdoors with things you’re likely to find in any park or playground.
Obstacle races require both strength and cardiovascular endurance. Since many recreational athletes fall into two camps — distance-running enthusiasts and the anaerobic strength-training gym crowd — they sometimes lack the integrated fitness to navigate an obstacle course without walking parts of it.
Instead of training by breaking workouts into separate strength and cardio days, think of obstacle training in terms of integrated workouts that also provide some obstacle-specific training. That way you’ll be prepared to fly through the The MEN’S FITNESS Miami City Challenge Obstacle Race. We’ll take a look first at some typical obstacles and how to train for them and then see how they fit together for four weekly workouts that include two gym sessions and two outdoor options.
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