Tyler Robbins Fitness

Tyler Robbins has his B.Sc. in Biochemistry: Pre-Medical, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), is certified through USA Weightlifting, and a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer.

Warrior Training Revised

***SCHEDULE ALTERTED ONCE AGAIN, CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LATEST MODIFICATIONS***

About a month ago, I posted my Warrior Training blog that detailed my plans to get ready for Warrior Dash in July. Well, things just got serious!

I am not discounting the Warrior Dash, as I had a great time last year, and will still participate this year, but to be honest, when I finished the race last year, I couldn't help but get the feeling that I needed more of a challenge.

Introducing (for those of you who haven't heard of it before) - Tough Mudder:



Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $2 million dollars raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

I have been interested in Tough Mudder for quite some time now, as it piqued my interest a while back, unfortunately, there wasn't an event being held close enough to me. Well, 2012 has brought Tough Mudder to Toronto (well, actually it is in Barrie, about an hour and a half north of Toronto) which is about an hour drive for me!

I will be competing on Sunday August 19th, 2012. My training schedule has been adjusted slightly from when I originally posted it, with a few weeks worth of training added on. There is essentially 4 full weeks between the time I run Warrior Dash to the time I run Tough Mudder, which will allow me to build on my Warrior Dash training, and take things up a notch so that I can be in tip-top shape for Tough Mudder.

A couple other things, I decided to add an extra day of stretching/recovery to my Phase 3 of my current Warrior Training in order to give my body sufficient recovery between workouts. Also, I will be completing the Insanity Asylum Fit Test before prior to, and following my training schedule to gauge my progress. Here I will be measuring my fitness numbers as well as a few other factors (weight, resting heart rate, etc.)

The Training Schedule:

Phase 1
3 weeks
Wednesday April 25th - Tuesday May 15th 2012

Day 1 - X2 Balance & Power
Day 2 - Asylum Speed & Agility and Relief
Day 3 - Asylum Strength
Day 4 - X2 Core
Day 5 - Insanity Pure Cardio
Day 6 - AM: X2 Total Body and X2 Ab Ripper - PM: Hockey
Day 7 - Off/Recovery

Recovery/Transition Week
1 week
Wednesday May 16th - Tuesday May 22nd 2012

Day 1 - Asylum Back to Core and One on One 20/12 Abs
Day 2 - Insanity Max Recovery
Day 3 - One on One Road Warrior
Day 4 - Yoga
Day 5 - Asylum Overtime and X2 Ab Ripper
Day 6 - AM: Insanity Cardio Recovery - PM: Hockey
Day 7 - Off/Recovery

Phase 2
4 weeks - alternating
Wednesday May 23rd - Tuesday June 19th 2012

Week 1/3
Day 1 - X2 Chest, Back & Balance
Day 2 - Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit
Day 3 - P90X+ Abs/Core Plus and Insanity Cardio Abs
Day 4 - One on One Shoulders & Arms MC2
Day 5 - Yoga and X2 Ab Ripper
Day 6 - AM: X2 Base & Back - PM: Hockey
Day 7 - Off/Recovery

Weeks 2/4
Day 1 - X2 V Sculpt
Day 2 - Asylum Vertical Plyo and Relief
Day 3 - One on One Killer Abs and 20/12 Abs
Day 4 - One on One UBX
Day 5 - Yoga and X2 Ab Ripper
Day 6 - AM: X2 Base & Back - PM: Hockey
Day 7 - Off/Recovery

Recovery/Transition Week
1 week
Wednesday June 20th - Tuesday June 26th 2012

Day 1 - Asylum Back to Core and One on One 20/12 Abs
Day 2 - Insanity Max Recovery
Day 3 - One on One Road Warrior
Day 4 - Yoga
Day 5 - Asylum Overtime and X2 Ab Ripper
Day 6 - AM: Insanity Cardio Recovery - PM: Hockey
Day 7 - Off/Recovery

Phase 3
3 weeks
Wednesday June 27th - Tuesday July 17th 2012

Day 1 - X2 P.A.P. Lower
Day 2 - Asylum Speed & Agility and Relief
Day 3 - X2 P.A.P. Upper
Day 4 - Yoga/Relief
Day 5 - Run Training
Day 6 - AM: Asylum Vertical Plyo and Overtime - PM: Hockey
Day 7 - Off/Recovery

July 21 - Warrior Dash
22 - Off/Recovery
23 - AM: Asylum Speed & Agility, PM: Hockey
24 - Asylum Game Day
25 - Relief/Yoga
26 - Asylum Strength
27 - Asylum Vertical Plyo
28 - 10km Run
29 - X2 Total Body
30 - Asylum Speed & Agility
31 - Asylum Strength

August 1 - Asylum Game Day and Overtime
2 - Relief/Yoga
3 - Asylum Strength
4 - 15km Run
5 - Asylum Vertical Plyo and Relief
6 - Asylum Back to Core
7 - Asylum Speed & Agility
8 - Asylum Strength
9 - Asylum Game Day and Overtime
10 - Yoga/Relief
11 - 5.5km Run
12 - Asylum Speed & Agility and Relief
13 - Asylum Final Fit Test
14 - Light Run
15-18 - Yoga/Relief

August 19 - Tough Mudder!