Challenging yourself is key to improving your strength, endurance and power. And taking on challenges with others can be a ton of fun. So, every now and then we here at Global Bodyweight Training issue a challenge to you all, to try out something new and show us what you’ve got.
THE GBT VIDEO CHALLENGE (ended Feb 5)
GBT VIDEO CONTEST – WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT (Feb 11):
The votes are in and the winner (via random drawing) of the GBT Video Contest is MELINDA LEE! Great job, Melinda, we were psyched to see you putting our video tutorials to such good use with your Single Leg Box Squat.
Now, we were so impressed by the other 4 video entries from KEVIN KNAPP, NICK FAZIO, MICHAEL MELLNER, and LIAM BOLAND that we are also awarding them a great prize: they will be getting free advance copies of our new video to be released later this Spring! The video will teach how to use “Assista-Bands” in bodyweight training – using heavy bands for assistance (instead of resistance) in a progressive program designed to help you achieve all the great bodyweight moves, making your way all the way up to single-arm pull-ups, planche push-ups and other great feats!
What was the contest?
Contestants had to upload a video of themselves performing ONE of these awesome bodyweight exercises taught by Mike Fitch in some of our most recent GBT videos. Winner was then randomly selected from all of the entries. Click on the links below to see what the five eligible videos were:
- Kipping Muscle-Up
- Front Kick-Throughs – from Animal Flow Workout
- Single-Arm Body Row
- Wall-Assisted, Negative Handstand Push-Up
- Single-Leg Box Squat
The Advanced Bodyweight Workout Challenge
The 2011 Advanced Bodyweight Workout Challenge was won by Alexandro Castro Alves, with an outstanding video entry that included some pretty impressive ninja kip-up push-ups. The judges were in full agreement that he should take home the $100 grand prize. Check out his entry, along with some of the other entry highlights, below. And be sure to come back often to see what’s up next!
Alexandro’s winning video entry:
Mike’s Challenge video/ Call for entries: