This years’ Suburban Warrior Challenge is the third in a series of extreme fitness competition hosted by Mbody Strength, an unconventional fitness company based in Orange County.
This is the first time the event will be held on the beach, making it an exciting challenge. Also dubbed “The Sand Trek” the beach promises to give the participants a good workout.
Participants will have to hike 2 miles in the dry sand of Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, California, while carrying a weighted backpack and a kettlebell in hand.
For every half mile, competitors are required to perform a hundred repetitions of either push ups, kettlebell snatches or kettlebell clean and presses. This will definitely test the participants’ strength and endurance to the limits.
For those who have never used a kettlebell before, there are trainers onsite that can train people hot to do the kettlebell exercises.
The main equipment is the MBody KettleBack™, the only backpack designed to carry kettlebells for weighted lifting. The heavy duty backpack is a result of research in the field of effective, new strenght and conditioning training method.
The army uses weighted hiking to train their soldiers for combat duty. Soldiers are required to walk at a fast pace over rough terrain with a least 45 pounds in their backpack.
The four divisions in the competition are:
- Men’s Division 1: 60lb Pack/18lb Arm Load/53lb Kettlebell for Exercises
- Men’s Division 2: 40lb Pack/18lb Arm Load/35lb Kettlebell for Exercises
- Women’s Division 1: 32lb Pack/9lb Arm Load/26lb Kettlebell for Exercises
- Women’s Division 2: 25lb Pack/9lb Arm Load/18lb Kettlebell for Exercises
The competition will start on May 9th, 2009 from 8 in the morning to 12:00 pm in Bosla Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, California. Entry fee is $15 and participants must be at least 18 years old. All necessary equipment will be provided.
All participants will receive a free Likida Stainless Steel Water Bottle and the winner of each division will recieve an Apollo Kettlebell.
Challenge yourself and be a part of The Third Suburban Warrior Challenge Fitness Competition.