Tough Mudder Log: Week 1 – Day 1

Today officially marks the start of my training journey towards Tough Mudder in September.

I haven’t done anything like this before in my life so will be pushing my ability transform my lifestyle and physique to the next level.  This includes exercise, diet and even my social drinking will have to change… Yikes!! So, I’ve started this Journal t document progress, trails, the highs and (inevitably) the lows!!

Here’s the first video log I did after today’s gym session: Leg Day

So, to give you more info, when I’m trying to build strength and muscle, I do pyramid sets (starting at a low weight and working up to a 90% of max). Once here, I do 5-3-1 which is 5 reps of this weight, rest, 3 reps of this weight, rest and then 1 rep.

Starting from a low weight is great for checking form and further warming the required muscles up.


  • w 10-15min walk to the gym
  • A 5min cycle which has historically been about a mile but over the past 2 days has been 1.5miles.

Leg Day:

  • Squats
  • Calf raises
  • Leg extensions
  • And finish on the leg press.


  • A 2min cycle
  • A 10-15min walk home

If anyone can offer further advice, I love to hear it – Especially as I’ve never trained for an obstacle course before (CrossFit has been suggested).  Thanks in advance.

In the spirit on ‘you can’t improve what you don’t measure’, here’s some past before/after pics and here’s this phase’s before pic

And now (Jul 2017)…


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