At 15’ feet high with huge spaces between burly beams, this is one ladder that will require all your coordination and courage to conquer. Here are a few tips on how to approach and get up and over feeling your best. This is THE obstacle training for Ladder to Hell.
Mudders, this is an obstacle newbie to the UK course this year.
It’s all about technique with the approach on Ladder to Hell. Keep a low centre of gravity as you move up the ladder, and make sure you keep three points of contact at all times (i.e. – two hands and a foot). When you get to the top, don’t bend over the rung to maintain your best balance. On your way down keep the same strategy, ensuring you have a solid foot hold to keep your balance in check. Take your time on this one, it’s taller than you think. Make sure to also watch out for your fellow Mudders going up and down — no one likes having their fingers crushed.
Ladder To Hell Training Exercises
A great workout to prep can be the classic Pull-Up: Complete 10 reps. Rest 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times.
For an alternative approach, do Assisted Pull-Ups: Using a set of resistance bands (just thick enough to achieve the prescribed reps) secured around your bar and locked under foot, perform pull-ups as described above.
Box Jump: Perform 10 box jumps. Rest for 1 minute. Complete 3 rounds.
Push-ups: Complete 20 reps. Rest 1 minute. Repeat 3 times.
Ladder to Hell requires a variety of strength and skills, as well as teamwork in order to accomplish them. Go in knowing you can have help from others and you can help others along the way. Find out where you can crush this obstacle at a Tough Mudder near you.