Thursday, August 26, 2021

Rogue Challenges

Rogue has been coming out with some great challenges to showcase their equipment and also provide some great tests to athletes who want to dip their toe in competitive environs between the Crossfit Open.
  • 50 Cal Challenge - 50 Calories on an Echo bike (winner 24 seconds, 100th place was 42 seconds) 12/14/2020
  • Bear Hug Challenge - 200# for guys and 150# for ladies (winner 12:18; 100th place was 1:52) 2/15/2021
  • Cliffhanger Challenge - Static hold from pull-up bar (winner 20:21; 100th place was 2:43) 3/8/2021
  • Pump-and-Row - 2000 meter row and then body weight bench press for reps (each rep is a 10 second deduction on time)(winner male middle division 6:17 row & 36 reps; 100th place was 6:41 and 16 reps) 4/19/2021
  • Bella Complex Challenge - Clean-Shoulder to Overhead-Front Squat-Shoulder to Overhead (winner medium 390#; 100th place was 185#) 5/24/2021
  • Mule  Challenge - 21-15-9 Deadlift (315/225#) & C2B (winner 2:23; 100th place NA only 41 made the 10 minute cap) 6/28/2021
  • Suitcase Challenge - Max weight held for 30 seconds (winner 628#; 100th place NA only 98 men submitted scores) 7/19/2021
  • Bandit Challenge - 1 mile run - 1 RM Front Squat - Max Reps Chin-up - 8/30/2021
Middleweight is up to 212# for men

Similar to the Crossfit Open, the cost is not a limiter.  Entering the challenge is $10 and for $30 you get a t-shirt.  Rogue puts up great prizes, a leaderboard and reviews video submissions.  To date, they have been held monthly which is a great time frame to get people excited and not burnt out.  The duration of the challenges is short as well.

In my summary, I listed the winners and 100th place so mere mortals could have something to which to strive.  I would like to take these challenges on as benchmarks and ideally competitively.  The Bandit will be tough as I have a 5K this weekend, but I might try to knock it out on Sunday anyway.

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