With four dastardly sections rolled into one 100″ long obstacle The Gauntlet poses quite the challenge. Get ready to tackle Gauntlet.
So to help out Mudder Nation we’ve pulled together our top tips for overcoming each tricky little test so that you and your team can emerge victorious when you take on your Tough Mudder course.
Four Tips To Tackle Gauntlet
1. HAND IN HAND
Ah, a simple balance beam. And yet, it isn’t so simple especially if you’re wet and muddy (say, after taking on a few miles of Tough Mudder).
The best solution for successfully owning this section of The Gauntlet is to team up and hold hands as you traverse the beam.
Sounds silly but it will give you some much needed balance and teamwork is kind of the whole point of Tough Mudder…
2. BUST A GUT OR DANCE THE POLE
No we haven’t lost our minds. This section of The Gauntlet gives you the opportunity to choose between two classic Tough Mudder obstacles; Gut Buster or Pole Dancer.
If you’ve got decent upper body strength give Pole Dancer a go. Place a hand on either pole, lift yourself up and lock your arms, then shuffle your way to success.
Not sure if you can depend on your arms? Gut Buster is a full-body experience. Place your feet on one bar, your hands on the other and keep your core engaged.
3. CYCLE HIGHWAY
The monkey bars might look like they only test your grip strength and upper body but the secret is remembering to engage your legs.
Swinging your legs (in a way that sort of looks like you’re riding a bicycle) will give you the momentum to swing across the bars.
4. DON’T BE A SHEEP
There’s one more choice to be made in the last leg of this epic challenge. Will you pit your fingertips againt Just The Tip (a tiny wooden ledge) or Human Gecko (more like rock climbing holds)?
Either way, our best piece of advice is to be creative. Event after event Mudders have shimmied along each side until BOOM one German Mudder showed us a completely new (and easier) way.
Think you can stomach The Gauntlet? Grab your tickets now.