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Nutrition Challenge Categories

By admin | In Challenges | on January 8, 2014
Happy Birthday Linda!

Happy Birthday Linda!

This year there will be two categories for the challenge: Body Composition and Performance.  The mandatory requirements for both categories will be:

  • Fill out entry form and pay entry fee of $85 (pays for the dunk as well as the prize for the winner(s) of each category)
  • Get dunked this Monday (or within a week of the start date if necessary) and at the end of the challenge in mid-March
  • Complete a Whole 30 starting January 13th.  The following 30 days, reintroduce foods systematically and note any adverse reactions.  Keep a food log (method TBD, but will probably be online via closed Facebook group or something similar) for all 60 days.
  • Participate in all 4-6 benchmark workouts (To be done Mon, Wed, Fri of next week).  Powerlifting members will participate in modified version.  Your performance in the initial benchmarks will also be ranked, so sandbagging will inevitably hurt you in more ways than one.  Accommodations and substitutions will be made for injuries on a case by case basis.

Body Composition Challenge:

This category will focus on the loss of body fat as well as the gain of lean muscle mass.  Before and after pics are mandatory (full body pics from the front, side, and back) and should be taken with a digital time stamp within two days of the start date.  Keep the photos for your own reference, but should you win, we may ask for them to post as a success story.

Performance Challenge:

This category will focus on improvement in multiple modalities: strength, speed, strength to bodyweight ratio, endurance, etc.   Your results will be heavily weighted on your benchmark workouts, both before and after.   Food logs are mandatory but should also include notes of how the food may/may not have impacted your performance.

Post any Challenge related questions to comments.  Save the nutrition questions for Marcus’ Q&A to be held after the Strongman Seminar this Saturday at the gym.  Please pick up your Whole 30 booklets in the office if you are participating in the challenge and did not get one last year.


A warm happy birthday to Linda, one of our morning regulars! She always has a big ol’ smile on her face, even when doing 75 burpees with a cold while Jake yelled at her (just kidding, Jake!). Here’s to a new year full of PRs, Linda!


WOD 01.08.14

3 Rounds:
800m Run
3 Rope Climbs (sub 9 ring rows)
30 Sit Ups

8 Comments to "Nutrition Challenge Categories"

  • Katie M says:

    January 8, 2014 at 7:07 AM -

    Happy Birthday Linda!

  • Amanda says:

    January 8, 2014 at 7:10 AM -

    Happy birthday, Linda!

  • Tina says:

    January 8, 2014 at 7:26 AM -

    Happy Birthday Linda!!!

  • Nathalia says:

    January 8, 2014 at 8:06 AM -

    Happy birthday Linda!

  • Jake says:

    January 8, 2014 at 8:41 AM -

    Happy Bday Linda! Don’t make me yell at you again!:)

  • Alia says:

    January 8, 2014 at 10:38 AM -

    Have a great birthday Linda!!

  • pablo says:

    January 8, 2014 at 11:23 AM -

    Happy Birthday, Linda! Hope you have a terrific day!

  • Kristi says:

    January 8, 2014 at 12:12 PM -

    Happy Birthday Linda!!!! (:

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