Madmule Fitness has the experience and knowledge of training for many different outdoor events. This includes World Age group Duathlon Championships, Tough Guy, Royal Marines Commando's, Mountain Marathons and Ultra Distance events. Having recently completed "The Oner", an 82 mile trail race along the Jurassic South West Coast Path, it is time for Madmule to start sharing the method on how it was achieved injury free, in sub 19 hours and with a smile on the face.
A typical session in the gym or outdoors with equivalent kit will always present the following movements.
Squat - loaded with weight and intensity dependant on the phase of training. Bread and butter of any strength and conditioning plan, for every level of ability
Press - in a stable or unstable position, any pressing action that asks the trunk to get involved and stimulate the stabilising muscles of the shoulder joint to do their job
Whole body - Weighted step ups with arm sequence, rowing, throwing, jumping, twisting, cable chops, the list is long, the choice has to be specific. Any crawling and asymmetrical positions that involve multipoint coordination to stress the whole body.
Pull- in the form of pull ups, pulldowns, rowing actions and cable pulley drills. Strong through the whole of the rear of the body = strong running
Lunge - indépendant leg work, increasing strength in the hip complex and improving range of motion in compromising positions
All Madmule clients are presented individual approaches to maximise potential. First and foremost, move beyond the requirements of the challenge ahead. Take the body further in stress and mobility than the event demands. That way, it will endure and the next day it will recover.
That's an intro to the next block of blogs from Madmule.
"Train with Intent
Intent creates Intensity." - ROC, Madmule Fitness