We love competition, even against ourselves. Our Strength Coaches make people strong; our Trainers make people fit. What better way to test your progress than against your old PRs?
In 2009, our goal is to have a unique physical challenge each month. As we progress through the year, our goal is to add instructional and information-based events to the physical challenges. For instance, how would a seminar on Olympic Lifting right before a Clean and Jerk competition be? We think it would be great – for competitors and non-competitors alike!
Our calendar for 2009 thus far:
January 24th: Push/Pull Powerlifting Meet
Our two favourite traditional Powerlifts: bench press and deadlift. 3 attempts at each, rules available by clicking here. Belts allowed, no bench shirts or singlets. Bench press as per IPF rules – pause on the chest, wait for the 'press' command, then press.
February 7th – Olympic Lifting Meet
3 attempts at each: Clean and Jerk, and Snatch. Let's put these platforms to the test! Rules available here. We recommend watching the demo videos available at Virtualmeet – the difference between a 'Jerk' and a "press" is small but could result in a lift being disqualified.
March 14th – Murphy Challenge
It's one of our favourite WODs – "Murph" – done in a different shade. Green, that is. Dark green is good, Catalyst Green is better. The race: run a mile, then perform 100 pullups, 200 pushups, and 300 squats in any order. Then run another mile. First across the line wins the Big Green Something.
Think you've got a better test of fitness? Let us know! We take the suggestions of our athletes seriously. One word of caution, though: first to call the workout DOES the workout!