10 Most Deceiving Tough Mudder Obstacles

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10 Most Deceiving Tough Mudder Obstacles

The course may look like your classic elementary school playground on steroids, but trust us—it holds surprises. Don’t underestimate these tricky tasks in America’s toughest ever adventure race.
What it tests: Upper body strength

Why it’s harder than it seems: You can see point B from point A, but inching your way 70 feet across a freezing lake on a metal cable is tougher than it looks. (Pro tip: Hanging upside down by hooking your ankles together will give you leverage and extra hold.) “This requires an enormous amount of shoulder strength and the ability to not panic when you’re in this position,” says Kombol.

Completion rate: Roughly 65%, says Kombol.

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