Tuesday: The 7 Stages of the Whole Life Challenge

It’s almost* here. The first day to register for the Whole Life Challenge Worldwide is Wednesday (tomorrow). We’re excited to be 1 of over 125 gyms around the globe that are fired up and ready to take this on!

We’ve even created our own ‘Landing Page’ for the Whole Life Challenge on our website. You can click ‘here’ to view it.

On Wednesday I’ll be posting exactly ‘how’ you can register for the Challenge. There is also a ‘friends & family’ option to join. You have to register first (because you lead by example) and then they can be a part of the awesomeness and see the amazing benefits firsthand.

And in honor of tomorrow being the first day to register (remember the actual Challenge Prelims start on Saturday September 15 at High Voltage) I’ve put together what I’m calling ‘The 7 Stages of the Whole Life Challenge’. This has come from talking to so many of you about the benefits of accountability and participation…be sure to tell me in comments what stage you’re at! My mom – she’s finally reached stage 5! Boom. We’ll all be at Stage 7 on Saturday November 10 (The Challenge Finals).

1-    Denial: I don’t need a Challenge I’m fine. (me: Sure you are…)

2-    Pain & Guilt: I’m too (insert yours here: busy tired perfect) already to take this on. I can’t do a Challenge in September – I’ve only got 4 more weeks to get ready for it there’s no way I can be ready in 4 weeks.

3-    Anger & Bargaining: That’s not how I already do things! Maybe I’ll watch others do the Challenge and see if they get any results with all this ‘regular and moderate exercise improved nutrition stretching and fish oils’ sensible approach.

4-    Depression: ‘Everyone else is going to rock the challenge but not me…there’s NO WAY I can do 8 weeks of this. Ok I’ll register but I doub’t I’ll do well. Everyone else is perfect…everyone but me.

5-    The Upward Turn: Wait this is actually pretty cool…everyone else seems pretty stoked about the Challenge too…they’re even looking forward to it…what would my life look like if I really took advantage of this awesome opportunity? (me: your life would be even more awesome of course!)

6-    Reconstruction: You’re DOING the Challenge (starting with the Prelims on Saturday September 15 at High Voltage) AND…you’re actually living the goals and life that others ENVY. Your friends & family want to register and get in on the awesomeness (and they actually can!).

7-    Acceptance & Hope: You have internalized the process that we’ve designed to help you live your healthiest life ever. Now this doesn’t mean you’re perfect. This doesn’t mean you earned a perfect score but are miserable. This means you try hard cut yourself some slack and know a ton more about how your body operates avoid the pitfalls that usually diminish your long term results and kick you off track and saw some amazing results from the 8 weeks. By now you’ve no doubt inspired others in your to try to live healthier…now they’re not at stage 7…they’re maybe at 2 or 3…and that’s OK – you were there just a few weeks ago remember?

Check out Jim’s testimonial! He’s been CrossFitting at CFLA for a while and saw HUGE results in Challenge! Incredible…what unexpected changes are awaiting you?

Tuesday’s Training:

Level 1 CrossFit

Level One/Two CrossFit

All Levels CrossFit

 Skill: Deadlift & KB Swing InstructionWOD: 3 rounds for max reps of:

  • 1 Minute KB Swing
  • 1 Minute Jump Rope
  • 1 min KB Deadlift
  • 1 Minute Plank Hold
Skill: Muscle Up Transitions

  • 5x Band Transition
  • 5x Ring Dips
  • Review Deadlift

WOD: For time

  • 10 Deadlifts
  • 20 Pull ups (chest to bar)
  • 30 Double Unders
  • 40 Kettlebell Swings
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 40 Kettlebell Swings
  • 30 Double Unders
  • 20 Pull ups (Ctb)
  • 10 Deadlifts
A1. Review Muscle Up

  • Sets of 5 reps at most difficult
A2: Deadifts: Build to a heavy 3 Rep

B. Chipper

  • 10 Deadlifts (heavy)
  • 20 Pull ups/7 Muscle ups
  • 30 Double Unders
  • 40 Kettlebell Swings
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 40 Kettlebell Swings
  • 30 Double Unders
  • 20 Pull ups/7 Muscle ups
  • 10 Deadlifts