Cry Baby

While whining has never been tolerated on course, an exception might (we said ‘might’) have to be made for this never-before-seen tearjerker of an obstacle. An enclosed structure filled with a safe tear gas-like substance and littered with hazards along the way, Cry Baby will have your eyes flowing with tears of, um, laughter–yeah, laughter.

Obstacle History

Brand new in 2015, Cry Baby joins the ranks of Arctic Enema and Electroshock Therapy as one of Tough Mudder’s most innovative concepts. Designed to further test mental grit, Cry Baby introduces a safe tear gas-like vapor to an already mentally taxing course. Extensively tested for safety at Tough Mudder’s Obstacle Innovation Lab in 2014, countless harmless chemicals and compounds combine to simulate mild tear gas. With the formula perfected after months of testing, one thing is for sure – there will be tears of joy once you finish this obstacle.

Suggested Training

Invite 10-20 friends over to carbo-load for Tough Mudder. Chop 10 pounds of onions for selected recipe, breathing deeply throughout.
Watch The Notebook once weekly for 4 weeks.

Mountain Climbers – Perform 50 reps total. Break for 3 minutes. Perform 3 rounds.
Plank Series – Alternate lifting legs and arms, one at a time, for 30 seconds each. After each set of 4, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.

Tough Mudder Tips

There’s only so much advice we can give on this one; just take our word for it when we say there won’t be any lasting damage. Don’t worry about holding your breath or closing your eyes the whole time – just focus on carefully navigating the obstructions within the obstacle and stay low.

About Joe DiFiglia

Fitness and sport enthusiast. Spartan Race Junky. I have been a martial artist since the age of 4 and addicted to anything challenging. Years of Martial Arts training provides the ability to keep going when my body really wants to quit.

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