Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

Tough Mudder Tactics: Fire Walker

I took part in my third Tough Mudder event (Tough Mudder Toronto) on Saturday May 11th 2013 at Mount Saint Louis Moonstone ski resort. This is an obstacle that I encountered for the first time.


Firewalker was a fun obstacle. It really did/does make you feel like you are an action star. As you approach the obstacle, you will no doubt see the flames and smoke from the fire at the top of the ramp. Your job is to run up to the fire, leap over it and land in a pool below.

I will say that the pool waiting for me on the other side was not as deep as what I would have expected considering I was jumping from a few feet up. I bottomed-out in the pool rather easily as it was only 4 feet deep or so. So, if you are encountering this obstacle, make sure to be aware of the shallow pool below!