The Whole Life Challenge is going to be epic... I've had the chance to check out the parameters of this challenge, and I'm impressed with what's been put together. We are a part of an exclusive network of CrossFit Gyms called "The Tribe" that includes CF gyms from around the globe. This is a challenge that is being released to help your performance, your composition, your discipline, and more importantly, your habits. We are putting together a sweet prize package for the winner within our gym - but to be honest, anyone who gets involved is going to change their life in many ways. And... that's why its called the "Whole Life Challenge".
The challenge is designed to help people who need that extra push to get them over the hump of bad habits. There will be 3 main parameters by which we will measure the participant's success:
1. Body Composition
Each participant will have girth measurements taken of their arms, hips, waist, and thighs. This will be totaled into a one number girth measurement. The measurements will be repeated on Finals Day and scored for a percentage of improvement.
Each participant will take part in a 10-min AMRAP for reps, as a baseline workout when the Challenge begins. The workout will be repeated again at the end of the competition for a percentage of improvement.
This is, arguably, the most important factor in this whole project. Each and every one of us can do incredible things when we put our minds to it... and being held accountable allows us to stay on track. This part of the Challenge will be measured a bit differently. You will have a total of 6 points to accumulate each day of the Challenge. These points are yours to score or lose. You will lose 1 point per violation of the nutritional guidelines, up to 3 points. The other 3 points are reserved for working out, mobilizing, and taking fish oil.
Your final score will be a combination of the change of measurements (25%), change in performance (25%), and your accountability score (50%).
A workout for the Challenge is any "active" effort - running, cycling, rollerblading, hiking, swimming, etc. You score 1 point per day you workout.
Mobility is scored for a cumulative of 10 min per day that you stretch (or foam roll). You score 1 point per day you stretch.
Fish Oil is simply determined by whether you took fish oil or not. There is no minimum for fish oil consumption per day, but the recommended intake is 100mg of DHA/EPA per 10# of bodyweight. For example, someone who weighs 200 lbs would consume a minimum of 2,000 mg of combined EPA/DHA.
Lastly, for the Nutrition portion, you may not consume;
- Grains/starches (corn, bread, pasta, rice, soy, potatoes, fries, pastries, etc.)
- Sugar (refined, artificial, or "natural")
- Dairy (Cheese, yogurt, milk)
- Alcohol, soda, juice
- Diet or processed food and drinks
You will lose 1 point per item consumed on this list, up to 3 points.
Each week we will also release a new challenge that participants can complete to catch up in points to the front runners, or can keep in the bag if you choose to indulge a bit.
OH... and you don't HAVE to be a Paradigm member to participate. Let me know if you guys have friends and family that need a little shove in the right direction as well!
Sign-ups begin on Aug 15th. Don't miss out...
Thu, August 02, 2012
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