Glory Blades

Up and at ‘em, Mudders.

Thought Berlin Walls were tough? Try getting up 2.5 meter walls that are slanted towards you. It's quite a close shave, if you know what we mean (don't worry; you’ll figure it out).

Obstacle Stat: 50% of Mudders require teamwork to get over Glory Blades.

Strength

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Grit

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September 27 & 28, 2014

Capital Region, there will be mud.

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Obstacle History

Before Glory Blades, we had Berlin Walls #1, a set of 8-foot high wooden walls. Realizing that Mudders were using teamwork to easily get over these low walls, we decided to angle them at the participants to amp up the level of teamwork needed to complete the obstacle. BIC Razors thought the design (and experience) looked like a razor blade from the side. In the true spirit of teamwork, we came up with the new obstacle's name: Glory Blades.

Suggested Training

Bent Arm Pull-Up Hang (bring your chin over the bar): 15 seconds each. Do 4 rounds.
Pull-Ups (attempt to get your chest to the bar): Do 4 rounds of 6 reps.
Box Jumps: Do 3 rounds of 15 jumps.

Tough Mudder Tips

Help a Mudder out.
A set of 8-foot walls are no easy task when they are standing straight up. But Glory Blades has them slanted towards you, so there’s no chance of kicking off the wall to help yourself get up and over. In order to defeat this obstacle you’ll need a full team of helping hands. Slide down the backside feet-first and spot your landing carefully – you’ll need your ankles later.

DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD.

Volunteering at a Tough Mudder event isn't just about giving back — it's about pushing Mudders forward. With helping hands, words of encouragement and an attitude as positive as the day's atmosphere, volunteers ensure that no Mudder gets left behind.