SPARTAN - " Tough as nails " vol.3
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Time: 7 am
Place: Fitness First Bahrain / BTC Manama
Sponsors: Lipton Tea, Red Bull, Aquafina, Subway, Fitness First
Prizes: For all who Complete the challenge successfully; The Official Adidas Limited edition Fitness First Spartan Warrior T-Shirt…plus many more giveaways on the day
Entry requirements: Open to all, consultation with a trainer and local club FM
Number of participants: Any but competing 4 ppl at a time - max
Registration: Online or BTC club ( Talk to any Personal Trainer )
Registration: from 20/08/14 to 08/09/14
Spartans - The most respected warriors in history - hands down! They are renowned for their strategy, spirit, unity, skill, power and most importantly their superior overall fitness.
Of course, the training principals and methodology have evolved since then. Regardless, if you train you should possess balance of power, strength, stamina, energy, agility and cardiovascular endurance.
When we say "Spartan"...we mean EVERY sense of the word! At Fitness First Bahrain we obey by the principals of true Spartan - not only pushing physical boundaries but working as a unit. We are proud of the Spartan spirit that enebles us to work hard and influence the inerpersonal growth of each of our clients.
With this we present you the next Spartan Challenge. Spartan challenge vol.3 - Tough as nails!
Tuesday 9th of September our team of Spartans at Bahrain Fitness First will be hosting this event for not only our Spartan members but our wider Fitness First Spartan team! Our last two challenges were exceptional but this time round...we need you! We are inviting all clubs to send a trainer / representative or their toughest Spartan member to take part in the third challenge which we expect to be " groundbreaking "!
Yes...you can get this awesome custom limited edition t-shirt! Click on the link for more details: https://www.booster.com/spartan3
Exercises that challenge the competitor physical strength, power and cardiovascular endurance. The exercise stations will be numbered according to the challenge sequence. The challenge with consist of 5 segments:
Strart with 2 Km run - time based
Front Squats, Shoulder press, Push up, Reverse lunges, Bent over row performed with barbell * - time based
Front Squats, Shoulder press, Push up, Reverse lunges, Bent over row performed with ketllebell * - time based
Front Squats, Shoulder press, Push up, Reverse lunges, Bent over row performed with dumbbells * - time based
Burpies x 25 - time based
* Proper technique is paramount! Please refer to online videos or ducumentation how to perfom above mentioned excercises correctly.
Points to rememember:
1, Every competitor is going to be monitored by a referee in terms of repetition count, exercise form, range of motion and time, correctness of execution!
2, Competitors can’t argue on the referee count.
3, Every competitor is allowed to take break between exercises but 75 seconds or longer break will disqualify
4, Introduction of Flagging system! The competitor is allowed to make only 5 mistakes, on the 5th you will forfeit the challenge. Your safety is priority.
Food intake and hydration before competition:
A very important thing to remember is that you have to be well rested, hydrated and have adequate amount of glycogen stored in your muscles and liver. You will be going through a high intensity circuit which will challenge you to the core!
1. To avoid any complications, discomfort and possible dangers don't fuel your body shortly before competition. You will need to have at least 2 meals containing between 65 to 75 % of carbohydrates metabolised at least 2-3 hours before the event.
2. Allow at least 10 to 15 minutes for proper warmup before entering the pit.
3. Keep hydrated with water at all times. Try not drink too much on one go.
4. Breathing is a key! Breathe properly! You will be briefed on correct breathing techniques before entering the pit.
5. ABSOLUTELY NO enhancers!!! No pre-workout mixes, boosters, artificial or natural.
Remember…being a true Spartan is not by the birth right....but by the fight you put on!
Good luck to you all!!
Important: This is A PERSONAL CHALLENGE…NOT A COMPETITION OR A RACE…THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO PUSH YOU TO YOUR LIMITS
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Fitness First Middle East is a franchise owned and operated under licence by Landmark Group, a leading retail and hospitality conglomerate in the Middle East and India. We have over 60,000 members in 38 clubs across the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait. We offer world class facilities including; best in class equipment, dedicated free weights areas internationally accredited fitness professionals, free group exercise classes and multiple membership privileges.
Fitness First started small, as a single health and fitness club in Bournemouth in 1993. We're now the largest privately owned gym, health and fitness club group in the world with over 1 million members in more than 400 Fitness First clubs, but we still have that one club mentality - every single Fitness First member counts.