FFOTB Presents: The VITALS Challenge

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s that time. FFOTB is proud to announce our next community challenge. The VITALS Challenge will set new precedent again in the world of fitness competitions. This challenge is a 6 week quest to improve in three benchmark efforts across three distinct skill sets, thus the namesake. These are your “vital signs” for gymnastics, running, and weightlifting.

Who is this for? Anyone and everyone! Challengers in the past have ranged from 18-60 years old with all different fitness backgrounds, even friends and family are welcome. Note that given that this is based on improvement, the least experienced athletes have the most to gain. Join us to see how much YOU can improve your “vitals” in 6 weeks.

The events? The gymnastics portion will consist of a max duration L-sit. The running portion will be represented with a one mile time trial. And, the weightlifting portion will consist of a one rep max clean.

The cost? Challengers will ante up $30 to participate. This includes your finals day workout fee and puts your name in the hat to walk away a winner.

The winners? The cash grand prize will go out to the most improve man and the most improved woman across all three efforts.  There will also be cash up for grabs for the longest L-sit hold. Another separate cash prize will go to the fastest mile, and finally one winner will take home some dough for the heaviest clean.

When’s it go down? Prelims are Monday October 1st and the finals are on Saturday November 10th. Participants need not be present on either day. Make ups can be arranged within the time frame of the challenge.

Whether you’ve got a glaring strength, a glaring weakness in your fitness, or both, this is the perfect event to get a pulse on your fitness and round out your skill set. Trust me, there’s nothing like turning up the burners for yourself and giving your training some serious context and motivation. Let’s do this, boys and girls!

Logan Gelbrich


Wednesday’s Workout:

Complete the following for time:

4 rounds:
9 Deadlifts (135/95)
6 Hang Squat Cleans
3 Push Press

Beach Run

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