Do you even hang by your neck, bro?
Bob's Blitz, via Deadspin's Dom Cosentino, spotted just the latest example that most of Tough Mudder's obstacles are over-the-top and cruel for no purpose other than to allow contestants to chirp in our ears for decades that we just haven't lived without an "arctic enema."
As reported, the man who thankfully comes away from the Electroshock Therapy portion of the course without losing his head is Andrew Gauvin.
If you are wondering where the portion of the course gets its name, wonder no longer. Those are live wires, and some of them carry a charge in the upwards of 10,000 volts of electricity.
Suddenly, jumping out of a plane with a parachute seems like a far more sensible use of one's time.
If you want to see what the sudden realization that your neck can be your own worst enemy looks like, take a gander at the other vantage point with this video here.
Thankfully, it seems like Gauvin was doing fine because he walked away. Still, it seems like nearly being strangled put a damper on his otherwise extreme day of fun.
You can almost see the look on his face when he realizes paying for Starship Trooper-type training wasn't such a grand idea.
Fine, I will go ahead and give you Tough Mudder aficionados your live wire, knowing that some people just cannot live without the possibility of receiving their daily allotment of electric shocks.
But why add loops?
I think giving a jolt would be enough to have you extreme bros good and satisfied, but it appears you need the added intrigue that comes with near strangulation or decapitation, because YOLO.
I am only slightly surprised the hanging vines of death weren't actually barbed wire.
Sometimes in life it's best not to take the physical challenge.
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