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.

Tough Mudder Tactics: Balls to the Wall

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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.

Balls to the Wall is an obstacle that I have actually encountered before, but it was a much different version at last year's World's Toughest Mudder when compared to the one I experienced at Tough Mudder Toronto Spring 2013.

With Balls to the Wall, your goal is to climb up and over a big wooden wall using the 2x4 'steps' and rope to help you both ascend, and descend the wall.

The obstacle really was quite straight-forward, and if anything I was actually quite disappointed with the difficulty of it due to my previous experience with this obstacle at World's Toughest Mudder.

You'll notice in the picture above, that the wall has 4 'steps' to help you reach the top, along with the rope to help you. At WTM, there was only 2 steps, spaced much further apart, causing you to put much more emphasis on the upper body strength to get up. That is also where my calves seized up on me for the first (of many) time in that competition!