Monthly Challenges

Check off those events here:
August 2021 Challenge Tracker

Tired of rep counts, virtual Gold, Silver and Bronze awards?  I’m mixing it up this month with event challenges.  Complete all 5 in the month.  Incorporate them into your weinke. Knock them out with your Shieldlock.  Do an off the books, pre-BC, post BC, or fundraiser event with neighbors.  These are meant to be completed individually. Once you start one finish it straight through.

1. Complete the Murph Hero WOD
2. Run a 5k
3. Do a 10 mile ruck
4. Perform 50 burpees straight
5. Perform an old Iron Pax Challenge workout


Previous Challenges

August 2021

In preparation and anticipation of GrowRuck 23, St. Louis, the monthly challenge is ruck miles. Going out of town? Pack your ruck (add sand, rock, dirt in later when you get there). Cutting the grass? Throw on your ruck. Evening family walk? Ruck it. Wanted to meet up with Ruck Memphis at one of their weekly events? Do it.

June 2021

This month’s challenge is BURPEES!!!!!!. You knew it was coming, why not my birthday month? I am also challenging each one of us to combine the 1st F and the 3rd F and you know when you add 1 plus 3 it equals 4. Therefore, we are doing this 4 Streets Ministry. Get a few family and friends to pledge one cent ($ 0.01) for every burpee you do this month to Streets. Donate HERE!
Platinum: 6,000 (200/day) = $60 donation!
Gold: 5,000 (~170/day) = $50 donation!
Silver: 4,000 (~130/day) = $40 donation!
Bronze: 3,000 (100/day) = $30 donation!
Bootcamp Burpees absolutely count.

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

The monthly challenge is squats with a weight multiplier. Let’s aim for parallel-to-the-ground quads (i.e. a full squat). Quarter squats get quarter-results. A bodyweight rep = 1 BWR. CMU @25lbs = 1.5BWR, 50lbs = 2BWR, 100lbs = 3BWR, etc.

Gold: 4000 (~130 BWR/day)
Silver: 3000 (~100 BWR/day)
Bronze: 2000 (~65 BWR/day)

February 2021

Gold: 20-28 days
Silver: 14-19 days
Bronze: 8-13 days

Set a timer, turn off your notifications, silence your outer world, sit comfortably and breathe normally. Your aim is for 5 minutes of stillness. Create stillness in the external space around you and practice creating a stillness in your mind. Roots will send out tips and tricks, mantras and other meditations throughout the month in our new #meditation Slack channel. Check your ego and try something new in this age of constant distraction.

January 2021

Chin-Ups and Curls
7 CMU curls counted for 1 chin-up.

December 2020

Ruck Miles
Miles rucked before bootcamp were multiplied by 5. Weight minimum was 20lb with 100lb as 2x (linear scale in between).

November 2020

Hand-Release Merkins
Regular merkins counted as 0.6 HR merkins.

October 2020

Pounds pressed overhead.
Example: 10 reps of CMU overhead presses = 10 * 30lbs = 300lbs.

May 2020

April 2020

Winner: Paper Trail with 16,780

March 2020

Winner: Upgrade with 11,300

February 2020

Winner: MUDPANTS with 4,003

January 2020

Winner: Hobo with 246.3

December 2019

Winner: Zima with 206.9