The following message is for motivated people only:
Functional Fitness on the Bluffs is proud to announce it’s second ever community challenge. This one is more comprehensive, longer, and has bigger stakes. Follow me here.. Imagine a framework that would support an undertaking for yourself so comprehensive that I probably couldn’t be done alone. This challenge will test more than fitness, it will place a microscope on how you live!
The Route 56 Challenge gets it’s name because the challenge is 8 weeks (56 days), and it is in many ways a journey to Elite Fitness and a lifestyle of health and wellness. I promise you that if you take this on, you will be in a completely different place at the end of this journey, and we are all in it together.
This challenge is about lifestyle. Participants are taking part in a game with 3 elements… The Workout, Mobility, and Lifestyle Habits (nutrition and sleep). The challenge begins January 14th and will last 8 weeks (until March 10th). It will be difficult. It will change your life.
The winner of the challenge will demonstrate the most compliance to the game and improvement in the workout. Here’s how each section will be weighted:
Lifestyle Habits: 50%
The Workout: 25%
Here is a brief breakdown of each section..
4 rounds for time:
10 Deadlifts (155/115)
15 Hand Release Push Ups
To start the 8 week challenge, participants will do The Workout as a baseline. Then, 8 weeks later they will complete the same workout at the Challenge Finals to measure improvement. This will account for The Workout portion of the challenge.
Each day before 1:11 PM, participants much log their points from the previous day. Daily logging will take place on the blog at www.FFOTB.com. Points logged after 1:11 PM will not be counted.
Participants earn a point for the following:
Nutrition Compliance: 1-Point
Hydration (64oz of water): 1-Point
Fish Oil: 1-Point
Sleep (8hrs): 1-Point
The rules of “Nutrition Compliance” are such that the participant earns the daily nutrition point if he/she consumes:
- NO added sugar or sweeteners
- NO grains
- NO dairy
- NO legumes
- NO alcohol
For the sake of stating the essence of the point system, only that which compromises the point system is listed. For guidance on how to eat for performance consult your coach.
This section of the challenge is the most difficult, the most ridiculed, and the most questioned. There is NO grey area, it is your responsibility to understand what you are putting in your body. Ignorance is no excuse. Ask questions.
To earn one’s daily Mobility point, he/she must spend 10 consecutive minutes mobilizing (or stretching). The areas of focus are up to the participant. The ten consecutive minutes must be accumulated AND logged online to receive the daily Mobility point.
Each participant will accumulate points for both the Lifestyle Habits and the Mobility sections of the workouts. And, their scores will be weighted at 50% and 25% respectively.
Scoring The Workout will be done by percentage of improvement. Percentage points of improvement will be weighted accordingly (25%).
It pays to be a winner.. literally. Cash prizes and gifts are on the line, as are unbelievably strong bragging rights. More on that later..
There will be more details and a meeting to follow. I hope this does, however, create some excitement for you. This is the perfect way to grab your life by the throat and do some things for yourself that would be quite improbable alone. As I often say about things I believe in… “Tell somebody.”
5 rounds for time:
10 Deadlifts (135/95)
10 Over-the-bar burpees