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8 Week Beat Your Best Wrap Up

8 Week Beat Your Best Wrap Up

Alex

Announcing the 8 Week Beat Your Best Winners!

Women:
1st Place - Charlene (19 points)
2nd Place - Diana (17 points)
3rd Place - Kristen (13 points)
Men:
1st Place - Jeremy (17 points)
2nd Place - Brian (12 points)
3rd Place - Darren (10 points)

Our brave competitors will be recieving free personal training sessions for their efforts! Three sessions for 1st place, two for 2nd, and one for 3rd. Thanks for all of your hard work, and Congrats!

Beat Your Best Weekly Competitions

 

Organized around Olympic events and aligning with FT’s Fitness Assessments, the eight-week Beat Your Best Fitness Challenge at FT Southend included the following competitions:

 

  • Week 1 Challenge: One Minute Max Push Ups
    • Challenge Location: Inside Studio 
    • Scoring Type:     Repetition Count 
    • Rules: Start in plank position on hands and toes. When stopwatch begins, go down into push up hold (break 90 degrees with elbows) and push back to starting position. This equals one repetition. Repeat as many repetitions as possible in one minute. 
    • Scoring: Record total repetitions completed in designated time. 
    • Judges look for:  Elbows must break 90 degrees. No other body part besides hands and toes should touch the ground for the push up to count toward total repetitions.
    • Trial Dates to Practice Your Best: 7/24-7/27 
    • Competition Dates to Beat Your Best: 7/27-7/29 
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  • Week 2 Challenge: 100 Kettlebell Swing
    • Event Location: In Studio 
    • Scoring Type:     Timed 
    • Rules: Pick up Kettlebell and perform 100 Kettlebell swings overhead, using good form, in the fastest time possible.   
    • Scoring: Record time it takes to complete 100 full Kettle Bell swings. 
    • Judges look for:  Kettlebell swings are overhead, back remains straight and good form is used throughout 100 rep set. 
    • Equipment: Stopwatch, Kettlebell – Men:  35lb, Women: 20lb and score sheets. 
    • Trial Dates to Practice Your Best: 7/30-8/3 
    • Competition Dates to Beat Your Best: 8/3-8/5 

 

  • Week 3 Challenge: One Minute Max Box Jumps
    • Challenge Location: Inside Studio 
    • Scoring Type:     Repetition Count 
    • Rules: Start standing behind the appropriate height step box – 24” for men and 20” for women. When stopwatch begins, jump up onto the step box with both feet completely landing on top of the box and legs bent into a squat position. Step down to the floor to the starting position. This equals one repetition. Repeat as many repetitions as possible in one minute. 
    • Scoring: Record total repetitions completed in designated time. 
    • Judges look for:  Both feet must completely land on the top of the box for the repetition to count. Knees should be bent slightly when landing on the top of the box. 
    • Equipment: Step Boxes – 24” for men and 20” for women, repetition counters and score sheets. 
    • Trial Dates to Practice Your Best: 8/6-8/10 
    • Competition Dates to Beat Your Best: 8/10-8/12 

 

  • Week 4 Challenge: One Mile Race
    • Challenge Location: One-Mile Timed Elliptical race 
    • Scoring Type:     Timed 
    • Rules:    Line-up at start line. Run 4 times around a track, run around a 1-mile course or run one mile on a treadmill. 
    • Scoring:  Record time that participants cross the finish line/finish one-mile distance. 
    • Judges look for:  No cutting corners or holding onto the handrails of the treadmill. 
    • Equipment: Stopwatches and score sheets. 
    • Trial Dates to Practice Your Best: 8/13-8/17 
    • Competition Dates to Beat Your Best: 8/17-8/19 

 

  • Week 5 Challenge: Plank Hold
    • Challenge Location: Inside Studio 
    • Scoring Type:     Timed 
    • Rules: Start in plank position on forearms and toes.  Hold for as long as possible. 
    • Scoring: Record duration of hold. 
    • Judges look for:  No other body part besides forearms and toes can touch the ground. 
    • Equipment: Stopwatches and score sheets. 
    • Trial Dates to Practice Your Best: 8/20-8/24 
    • Competition Dates to Beat Your Best: 8/24-8/26 

 

  • Week 6 Challenge: One Minute Max Rope Slams
    • Location: Rope Slam Station 
    • Scoring Type:     Repetition Count 
    • Rules: Start holding rope ends in each hand with arms extended and knees bent in squat position. When stopwatch begins, slam both ropes at the same time to the ground in a fluid motion. Repeat as many repetitions as possible in one minute. 
    • Scoring: Record total repetitions completed in designated time. 
    • Judges look for:  Rope hits ground with each slam movement.   
    • Equipment: Rope slam station, stopwatches, score sheets. 
    • Trial Dates to Practice Your Best: 8/27-8/31 
    • Competition Dates to Beat Your Best: 8/31-9/2 

 

  • Week 7 Challenge: Max Incline Sprints
    • Location: Inside Studio on the elliptical
    • Scoring Type:     Repetition Count 
    • Rules: Beginning with resistance of L12 on the elliptical, "run" against the resistance for .1mile, and then lower the resistance to jog down for .1 mile. This equals one repetition. Repeat as many repetitions as possible in designated amount of time. 5 minute time limit. 
    • Scoring: Record total repetitions completed in designated time. 
    • Equipment: Stopwatches, duck tape for start/finish and turnaround, score sheets. 
    • Trial Dates to Practice Your Best: 9/3-9/7 
    • Competition Dates to Beat Your Best: 9/7-9/9 

 

 

  • Week 8 Challenge: Slam Ball Throw
    • Event Location: Preferably outside, but can be done in studio. Need to make sure that there is enough room in the competition area to accommodate the length of the slam ball throws. 
    • Scoring Type:     Distance 
    • Rules: Similar to the Olympic shot put event, pick up slam ball and throw as far forward as possible, throwing from your chest.   
    • Scoring: Measure total distance from throwing area to where the slam ball lands. 
    • Judges look for:  Slam ball throws are from chest, can’t cross or fall over starting throw line during and after throwing movement.   
    • Equipment: Tape measure, athletic tape/rope for starting line, Slam Balls – Men: 20 lb, Women: 10lb, and score sheets. 
    • Trial Dates to Practice Your Best: 9/10-9/14 
    • Competition Dates to Beat Your Best: 9/14-9/16