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Electroshock Therapy 2.0

The electrifying crown jewel of every Tough Mudder course has just upped it’s shock value. Now, EST 2.0 features a color-coded “hot zone” which houses wires with increased voltage.

Obstacle History

Introduced in 2010, Electroshock Therapy brought unprecedented shock value to the obstacle course community. While training is a fundamental part of the TM experience, no amount of it can prepare Mudders for the mental fortitude needed to rush through EST. Although we’ve tweaked the obstacle along the way, placing walls in the middle of the obstacle, 2015 brings the first major redesign– a “hot zone” with souped up voltage.

Suggested Training

Mental:
Wearing thick woolen socks, shimmy across your carpet without raising your feet. Find various metal objects and touch them.

Physical:
High Knees – Perform 20 reps. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Sprints – Sprint 100 meters. Rest 1 minute. Repeat 6 times.
Bear Crawls – Crawl forward for 20 yards. Rest for 30 seconds, then bear crawl back. Repeat 3 times.

Tough Mudder Tips

The best way to make it through Electroshock Therapy is to focus on the ground in front of you, so you can keep your footing. Shield your face with your arm while you plow through.

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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Frequent Flyers’ Club

As a Legionnaire, you earn the right to bypass Electroshock Therapy at the end of a Tough Mudder Course. Unlike the walk of shame you did this morning, this obstacle takes you to higher ground to watch first timers dodge a field of wires. After your exit to a crash pad below, what comes next is up to you - go straight for a Cold Shock Top or go back for a dose of Electroshock.