I am starting to train for a Tough Mudder event, an obstacle course event. The event is in the Spring of 2012. I would like some suggestions from ya'll about training. So here is some background.
I am 57 yrs old, 5'10" 210 BF @ 19% with an athletic background, a former long distance runner who came over to the dark side and began weight training about 3 years ago after some serious back and shoulder surgery. I currently lift 4-5 days a week and run 3-4 miles 3 days a week. I am not real worried about the cardio/endurance phase as have been blessed with that part of the equation. What concerns me is the upper body part of the obstacle course, ropes, monkey bars, etc.
I am able to do fairly heavy lifts, bench, presses, deadlifts, squats, but just cannot do them as frequently as my younger friends. I usually hit each area hard once per week. 4 sets 10-12 reps. Any suggestions to converting to a more balanced core/strength training regime for this event?
Thanks in advance.