On November 10th we hosted our first Feats of Strength Event. This was a low-stress event to find your Paramount Max number and we had almost 30 people participate while raising over $350 for Hope for the Day. Hope for the Day is working to reduce the rates of suicide by increasing resources for peer-to-peer proactive prevention and providing mental health education. To learn more or to donate, Click Here.
Now, more about our Feats of Strength event. The trainers able to participate completed the event a few days before our members participated. We quickly discovered that we created a really challenging event, especially when it came to grip strength! Everyone completed the following exercises in this order and then we totaled the number for their Paramount Max:
2 Rep Max - Bench Press: Everyone warmed up and then kept adding weight to the barbell until they couldn’t complete two repetitions at that weight with excellent form.
2 Rep Max - Deadlift: Everyone warmed up and then kept adding weight to the barbell, trap bar or kettlebells until they couldn’t complete two repetitions at that weight with excellent form.
Max Distance on the Rower in 4 Minutes: Once recovering for a bit after bench press & deadlift, members got on the Concept 2 Rower and tried to row as far as possible in 4 minutes.
Max Hang: After destroying their grip from the deadlift and row, members got on the pull-up bar and completed a straight arm hang for as long as possible.
Both personal training clients and group class clients attended the event and got to complete this workout with people they haven’t trained with before. Everyone has been working on their lifts minimally over the past few months, if not longer. This was a great way to see how far our members have come since they started working out with us in a safe and supportive environment. And, despite the challenging exercises and overall exhaustion, there was a ton of encouragement for their teammates and even more laughter.
We are looking forward to our next event early next spring!