It’s hard to believe, but we are already well into the 2nd week of our Decathlon Challenge. So far it has been a great event, and we have seen a number of amazing athletic feats. Competitors are tackling everything from the Dynamax ball slam relay to the 1000 meter row and everything in between. I think it would be an understatement to say that this year’s challenge has become quite the competition as well, as clients are coming in every day to check who’s in the lead in the various events. The month of October serves as a qualifying month, and the top 3 male and female participants will compete in a final showdown on Saturday, November 6th. It should be a wild and fun ride. Here are a few updates so far on the top performers in each event. I’ve also included a brief video of one of our brave decathletes, Ward Flintom, as he tackles a few of this year’s events. Currently, he leads all decathletes in the slam relay and supine row. Great work!
Dynamax Ball Slam Relay: Women (Grace Couchman – 51 seconds) : Men (Ward Flintom – 46.5 seconds)
Medicine Ball Shuttle Chase: Women (Grace Couchman – 36 seconds) : Men (John Burkert – 36.66 seconds)
Prone Plank: Women (Anne Skye – 5:10:26) : Men (George Livanos – 5:05)
Slosh Pipe Hold: Women (Mary Sampson – 8:02:08) : Men (George Livanos – 6:01)
Farmer’s Walk: Women (Grace Couchman – 12 laps) : Men (John Burkert – 11 laps)
Sled Drive : Women (Grace Couchman – 7:31 seconds) : Men (John Burkert – 10:72 seconds)
Push-Ups: (90 seconds) : Women (Jami Norris – 78) : Men (John Burkert – 70)
Supine Row: (90 seconds): Women ( Jami Norris – 79) : Men (Ward Flintom – 58)
1000 meter row: Women (Mary Sampson – 3:50:00) : Men (Gene Oddone – 3:26:00)
2 mile bike: Women (Mary Sampson – 5:45): Men (Gene Oddone – 5:09)
Video of Ward (link)
Jamie Ives MA, CSCS, Master Trainer
Jamie has several years of experience in the fitness industry, working with clients of various ages, ability levels, and health conditions. He enjoys using his knowledge as well as his experience in exercise prescription and program design to help each of his clients reach their individual wellness goals and improve their quality of life. For more information about Empower Personal Training, please call (919) 401-8024.