Tough Mudder teams up with Dare 2b for the ultimate sports collaboration.
Tough Mudder UK Trainer Born Barikor talks training motivation, mindset prep and picks the best performance wearto help you move faster, work harder and push further.
This year, sportswear brand Dare 2b is sponsoring the event with the aim to push ‘Mudders’ past what they ever thought was possible – because with the right attitude, training plan and cutting-edge techwear#wehavenolimits.
As an official UK Tough Mudder Trainer, Born Barikor knows exactly how to prep for the hardcore, high-adrenaline event. “Variety and fun always wins over continuously trying to outperform your last workout.”
He knows the inside track to success is tough, with athletes not only needing intense physical conditioning but also a determined, motivated spirit to tackle the course. He says: “It’s not only about whether you can run, jog, walk or roll, it’s about being in the right mindset. My best advice is to always set yourself new goals.”
So how do the pro fitness collective shape an effective, results-driven training plan for Tough Mudder? “Box jumps, pull-ups, dips, bear crawls and push-ups – 10 x reps each will allow you to tackle most obstacles. The most challenging, for me, is the Arctic Enema. No matter how fit and strong I am this one gets me every time.”
Born also says that success is in the prep. Hydration and knowing what to eat before, during and after a raceare both really important factors – as is the right activewear. His best tech clothingpicks from the Dare 2b range include the Reacticate Half Zip Active Jersey Atlantic Blue, Microtech Lightweight Two Layer Shorts Black, Ratified Lightweight Hooded Core Stretch Midlayer Blaze Orange Atlantic Blue and Abaccus Lightweight Fitness Tights Black.
Even at the top of his game, headstrong Born likes to relentlessly test himself. “Being a Tough Mudder UK Trainer means we are always pushing for new, engaging content. I’m lucky enough to run the course many times throughout the year so I constantly need to stay fit to be able to keep up and inspire our Mudders.”
So, with a make-no-excuses philosophy in place and the right kit ready to go, it’s time to be bold and take on your most challenging eventyet. Kicking off in North London’s Finsbury Park on the 12th of April, Dare 2b will be part of Tough Mudder’s 2019 event season featuring Tough Mudder 5K, 5K Urban and Classic events across the UK and Germany.
Born says: “You’ll make tons of new friends on your journey, so don’t worry about distance and obstacles as you will have a friendly face and helping hand every step of the way.”
Do you dare?