first_imgTomorrow (Sun), July 21, 22 members of Rushe Fitness have a 6am start as we are heading down to Oldcastle in Co Meath to take part in Tough Mudder.Click here to join our gym family.The 10-mile course has 30 amazing and tough obstacles throughout it and is sure to be a tough, but very satisfying event. Mud runs are becoming more and more popular.Each county is opening their own versions, of the larger national events, and more and more people are taking part in them.They are a great day out and are fantastic as a team-building event.With such huge variations in the type and length of these events, it has to be asked; How exactly should you train for a mud run?You need to have some level of fitness.You need to be able to pull yourself through mud and over obstacles.You also need to be able to run like hell from the guys who may be shooting at you.As hellish as that may sound to those who have never tried it, it’s not actually as bad as it sounds, and they are really fun to do. There are a few considerations that you should take into account before you start training for one of these events.• Your experience• The type of event• Are you in it to compete or just to complete it?• What is your current fitness level?• Are you part of a team?1. The first consideration and the one that most people tend to overlook is the actual length of the course.Tough Mudder is 10-miles or 16km. Hell and Back is anything from 8-12km from the previous ones we have competed in.Most of the local ones are all around the 10k length and usually have a 5k option for beginners.With such a difference in the length of the events, it wouldn’t make sense to train the same way for each one.Your aerobic base is hugely important in your ability to not only complete the event but also to recover quickly after each obstacle and continue to keep jogging.You are never running the full 10 or 16km courses all in one go.The obstacles break up the course and you won’t be doing your 5 or 10k pace in-between either.The main thing you will need is time on the legs.So, if you are able to run a 10k without having to stop, that should see you through the longer courses without much issue.2. The second consideration is your strength level.With the wide range of obstacles throughout these events, you must have a good base of strength.• Use bodyweight exercises• Compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, heavy presses, heavy pulls.• Functional work like prowler pushes, farmers walks, heavy sledge drags, rope slams, tyre flips.• Grip strength for the dreaded monkey bars or rings.Get used to carrying awkward loads on your shoulders, in front of you and on opposite shoulders as you’ll meet something like this in all of these events.If you have it done in training, it won’t be as big a shock when you have to do it.3. The next consideration is your speed and agility workMost people who take part in these events are doing it for fun and just to complete the course.So, adding in some short sprints, cone drills and exercises like burpees etc., will be enough to see you through the event.The sprints will be essential for dodging snipers and getting used to quick turns for your ankles and knees can be added in to prepare ahead of time.4. The last consideration is your mobility work.The length of the course, the type of the terrain, mud, water, walls, crawling, running, walking and sprinting all take its toll on you over the length of the event.Keeping yourself mobile and flexible, especially around the hips and lower back will reduce the chances of injury and allow you to complete the course and also to compete in the next event when it comes around.If in doubt, always remember the 5 P’s• Proper• Preparation• Prevents• Poor• Performance.There you have it; an outline to how you would plan out your mud run to help you to finish the course with ease.#summershapeIf you would like to take part in one of these events, we regularly take groups to them and our Lean in 2019 program is perfect for these events.Our next phase of classes starts on August 6th and you can pre-book your place now through the link below.BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!DD Fitness: How to train for a mud run? was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many different segments of industry across America are curious as to how the policies of a new and quite unorthodox Trump Administration will affect them and their businesses. For the agriculture sector, an advisory committee that includes two prominent Ohioans, will help set the tone for policy that pertains to rural America.Plain City, Ohio’s Fred Yoder has been farming in Union County for over 40 years raising corn, soybeans and wheat. In the mid 1990s, Yoder served as president of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association and then took leadership roles at the national level as the Chairman of the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Biotech Working Group and then President of NCGA.“In the role as NCGA president I was able to get involved with other state organizationsFred Yoderand I learned that there are a lot of similarities and many differences as well,” Yoder said. “I’m a big believer in coalitions and talking things out. One of the things that I am most proud of was being a trade representative for NCGA and working out some differences with NAFTA in Mexico City where we negotiated a settlement for high fructose corn syrup to Mexico and Mexican sugar coming into the United States.“There was a complete difference of opinion, but we got the job done.”Yoder hopes that type of attitude will begin to change the way things are done inside the Beltway and he is encouraged by the new era of politics that President Trump will bring.Over the years, Yoder has gained a large amount of experience and knowledge in different aspects of agriculture, from biotechnology to policy. He says he will be willing to take on whatever role the new Administration will ask of him, but there is one role that Yoder said he would be most excited about and that is a position that dealt with trade.“One of the things that alarmed me about President Trump’s campaign rhetoric is how trade was a disaster and NAFTA is no good and I took exception to that because I knew agriculture has benefited extremely well from NAFTA,” Yoder said. “I know now that he isn’t anti-trade, he just wants to make sure that all of America benefits from trade.”Yoder joins a list of who’s who in agriculture on this committee and hopes that rural America is comfortable with who has President Trump’s ear when it comes to issues important to them.“Mr. Trump has told the committee that he doesn’t know much about agriculture but he trusts who was named to the group and if we do our job he’ll leave us alone and if we don’t he’ll fire us,” Yoder said. “My goal is to make sure that the Midwest is represented and I think we need some people that understand the full picture and how important the right policies are for us to flourish.”Also joining Yoder on Trump’s Agriculture Advisory Committee is Pickaway County’s Bill Richards, known by many as the grandfather of no-till in Ohio.Bill Richards, left, being recognized by ODNR.Richards graduated from The Ohio State University in 1953 with no farm background to speak of, but had a strong desire to become a farmer. After marrying a farm girl, he and his new bride bought a rough piece of Pickaway County ground.“Out of 325 acres there was only about 140 that we could farm,” Richards said. “We bought the land on a shoestring and used machinery off of the Dad’s machinery lot and got started.”Richards was taught early on that there were not too many good reasons to till the land, except for weed control. That was right around the time that atrazine and 2-4D were introduced.“We made an effort early on to cut down on tillage,” Richards said. “It was the early 1960s when we developed a till plant system that would be called strip tillage today.”One of the first trips to Washington for Richards was as part of the “Farmers for Nixon” campaign. Then decades later, troubles with the 1985 Farm Bill and a large farmer rebellion led Richards back to D.C.“I’ve always liked the idea of getting involved in politics and having farmers represented,” Richards said. “When asked to serve on this advisory committee I was honored to do so and I welcomed the opportunity.”The message he hoped to get across to President Trump’s administration is that farm programs should be designed for a voluntary, not a regulatory approach.“I want to let the President know that we can produce enough food to feed the world and that exporting ag products is a necessity,” Richards said. “We also have the opportunity to sequester carbon to help balance out the carbon that comes from the coal and oil industries.”Richards echoes Yoder’s hopes that trade will be looked upon favorably, especially when it comes to farm commodities.“The Corn Belt has entered a cycle of surplus corn and soybeans,” Richards said. “I hope that the President will use that surplus as an opportunity to generate trade from our country to level out the trade deficits we are seeing within other industries in the United States.”While there are clearly very divergent opinions about Donald Trump, many in Ohio agriculture can get behind the involvement of these two well-respected agriculturalists and the wealth of experience they bring to the advisory committee for the new administration.last_img read more

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi next week in a bid to resolve the mining crisis in the the state. The crisis has led to protests by mining-dependent stakeholders after the Supreme Court of India banned mining in all 88 operational mining leases from March this year. “The Chief Minister will hold a joint meeting of all MLAs from mining areas, shortly to arrive at a consensus after which the matter will be taken up with the Centre and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said on Friday, after Mr. Parrikar met legislators from the coastal state’s mining belt. Resolving the mining imbroglio is one of the first challenges before Mr. Parrikar, who returned to Goa on June 14 after more than three months of absence, during which he was undergoing treatment at a U.S. hospital.Among the legislators who met the Chief Minister were Speaker Pramod Sawant, Pravin Zantye, Rajesh Patnekar (BJP), Prasad Gaonkar (Independent) and Deepak Pauskar (Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party), where the Chief Minister discussed ways and means in which mining can be resumed in Goa. After more deliberations with legislators and a joint meeting with all the legislators, Mr. Parrikar is likely to meet Modi during his visit to the national capital next week. The mining issue has been on the boil in Goa following a Supreme Court order in February this year banning extraction and transportation of iron ore from 88 mining leases from March-end this year. The court has directed the state government to reissue the leases following appropriate process. Mr. Pawaskar, MLA of MGP told presspersons after the meeting with Mr. Parrikar on Thursday evening that the government has three options open, namely, passing an ordinance in Parliament to extend the life of the leases, auctioning the leases, and forming a state-run mining corporation to oversee mining operations. The decision will be taken by the government only after the Chief Minister discusses the issue with Prime Minister, reiterated Mr. Pawaskar.Meanwhile, Goa Pradesh Congress president Girish Chodankar, who called on the representatives of mining dependents, who are sitting on a protest in the city for some time demanding immediate resumption of mining activity in the State after the monsoons. He reiterated his party’s stand at a press conference at the Congress headquarters on Friday that they will support any solution for the mining crisis from the government provided it is within legal framework.last_img read more

first_imgPolice have arrested two persons on the charge of beating a one-and-a-half-year-old child to death in a fight that followed an objection by the infant’s father to a child from the accused family urinating in the open at Bagaspur village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh on October 1. The accused have been identified as Ram Singh and his son Umesh.“As a six-year-old boy was urinating on the road, the child’s father objected to it. And in turn, the boy’s father and grandfather attacked attacked him with lathis. The 18-month-old boy he was holding suffered blows and died on the spot,” Amit Sanghi, Sagar Superintendent of Police, told The Hindu.“There is a running feud between the two tribal families,” he said.A case was registered under Section 302 [punishment for murder] of the Indian Penal Code. The injured father is being treated at a local hospital.The case had no similarities to the Shivpuri case where two children were beaten to death for allegedly defecating in public, Mr. Sanghi stated, adding, “There is confusion. There is no case of open defecation here.”last_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations 10-year-old girl upstages older foes for archery gold But Sayfa Aphideth headed home from a tight angle after Kazuo Homma’s teasing cross into the area three minutes from time as the home side salvaged a point.Lao had an early opportunity with Homma denied by the woodwork 10 minutes into the match after Kaya failed to deal with the through ball from midfield.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Iloilo side grabbed the lead minutes later with Bedic providing a spectacular finish to a flowing move from midfield that involved the fit-again Jordan Mintah and Yannick Tuason.A stunning away win looked like it was on the cards for Kaya until the 87th minute when Homma sent in the cross that Sayfa headed home. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Filipino club Kaya Iloilo marked its return to the AFC Cup by settling for a 1-1 draw with Lao Toyota on Wednesday night in their Group H encounter at New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane.Back in the continental competition after a two-year absence, Kaya took the lead in the 18th minute, thanks to captain Jovin Bedic’s unstoppable half volley just inside the box.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more