What's Going On?
Elliott Hulse & Chris Barnard are hosting the Strength Camp Challenge as a gift to our friends for showing us such support over the years. The event includes a strength and power competition that gives athletes an opportunity to display their skills to become crowned The Strength Camp Champ... and WIN $5,000 for taking first place! (2nd place wins $1,000 / 3rd place $500).
Also, we've created this event as a way to "meet and greet" all of the awesome people who watch our videos but have never met us face-to-face. Spectators are going to have a great time watching the competitors fight to win, but you will also enjoy great music, food, drinks and socializing. We have also invited many of your other favorite YouTube fitness celebrities to join us for the fun and comrade.
After the formal festivities we will be hosting an after party at one of our favorite bars in downtown St. Petersburg. Trust me, we are going ALL OUT to make this a weekend you will never forget! competitors, guests and spectators will be talking about this weekend for a long time - you DO NOT want to miss this :)
Who Is This For?
Competitors - For simplicity we have decided to make the competition OPEN to everyone over the age of 17, but there is only room for 100 entires. The events will not be scaled for age, weight or sex, so if you enter you will be competing against everyone. (Although, in the future we may created scaled events)
Guests - What good is a competition without a wild crowd of excited spectators. We have opened space to allow up to 5,000 spectators! If you have been thinking about taking a trip to the Tampa Bay area, this would be the time to do it. Besides our beautiful weather and beaches, you will get to meet new friends and come face-to-face with many of your "cyber friends", that you might have only seen on Facebook or YouTube, for the first time. There is NO CHARGE for joining us as a guest, you attend for free. Just show up and we'll take care of you.
Volunteers - To put on an event like this we will need a little help. If you would be interested in volunteering your time and energy to supporting us with this event please send us a short e mail telling us a little about yourself. Send your e mail to: email@example.com
Sponsors - Finally, we are looking for sponsors who are interested in having their business showcased at this tremendous event. If you have a fitness related company, or one that would like to reach our demographic... please contact us. Send your e mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Are The Competition Events?
I'm glad you asked! We chose events that practically anyone can prepare for. They combine strength, muscular endurance, power and speed. Although some of the tools being used may not be available for you to train with, we will be uploading a new video series to Strength Camp YouTube Channel showing you how to prepare for these events, even if you only have a home gym.
1. Deadlift Medley - 495 lb Trap Bar x 3; 365 lb Axle x 3; 315 barbell x AMAP (90 second time limit) Winner completes most reps within time allowed. (Belts, Wraps & Chalk allowed, NO Straps)
2. Medicine Ball Back Throw - 60 lb medicine ball thrown overhead for longest distance. Longest distance wins.
3. Farmer's Walk - 225 lbs per hand max distance with 100' turns. Farthest distance wins.
4. Push Up / Pull Up Challenge - Starting with your choice of pull ups or push ups, complete as many reps as possible for each exercise, total reps between both wins. One exercise must be performed immediately after the other, no resting in between.
5. Prowler Push / Keg Carry Medley - Carry a 150 lb keg filled with water and sand 100', followed immediately by 140 lb loaded Prowler to return 100'. Fastest time wins.
6. Mystery Event - ????
Overall first place winner takes home $5,000!
2nd place $1,000 - 3rd place $500
(there might also be "event specific" prizes as well)
So, there you have it! Put on your "big boy shorts", register above, and begin training. With a prize this big the competition is bound to be tough!
Finally, because the prize money will be paid through 100% of the entrie fees, there are NO REFUNDS.
Flying: Tampa International Airport
Closest Hotel: Laquinta Inn Clearwater South
We're looking forward to meeting you.
Elliott Hulse & Chis Barnard
PS - if you have any questions about the competition, about joining us as a spectator, volunteering or sponsorship please e mail us at email@example.com