And the winner’s are….

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Nov

And the winner’s are….

After much deliberation, the judges have come to a decision on the winners of this year’s Paleo Challenge. There were some pretty amazing success stories – people losing crazy amounts of body fat, increased energy and allergies disappearing. And the benchmarks were unreal!

For the men, we have Jeff Leger. He was extremely strict throughout the challenge and his benchmarks were impressive.

And for the ladies, we have Hailey Berry, who didn’t cheat at all during the challenge. She also added an additional 38 reps to her first benchmark workout. Incredible!

To everyone that participated – you’re all winners. It sounds cliche, but you really are. Every single person improved on their benchmarks and saw tremendous benefits. It is our hope that you continue with the healthy changes you have made and continue to reap the benefits.

Bench Press
5×3

Weighted Pullups
5×3

Ya...we do

Ya…we do

66 Responses

  1. Shane Hayes

    Sorry for the late notice but u am half way to the gym and my alternator on my truck is not working. I may not make it in…

      1. Shane Hayes

        Ok, so if anyone was worried about poor old me… Lol. I did make it. πŸ™‚
        Mobility
        Wu x 1
        Group mobility
        Bench press
        135 x 5/ 185 x 3/ 225 x 3/ 245 x 3/ 255 x 3/ 265 x 1
        Good sharing the bar this morning gilles.
        Weighted pullups
        50 x 3/ 70 x 3/ 80 x 3/ 90 x 3/ 95 x 2 almost had the third!
        Cash out shoot throughs going quick on these it isn’t hard to hit on the way back through.
        Great class Kevin, great work 6 amer’s!

  2. Mobility
    WU x 1
    Group mobility

    Bench Press x 3
    65-85-95-110-115(2)

    “Weighted pullups” x 3 (strict with bands)
    red-red-red-red-purple(reverse grip)

    Cashout: 10 shoot throughs

  3. Francis Lavoie

    Mobility
    WU x 1 Clapping push ups
    Group mobility

    Bench press x 3
    85-95-105-115-(120 PR)

    Weighted Pull ups x 3
    20-30-35-40-(45 PR)

    Cashout
    10 x shoot throughs

  4. Ginette

    Mobility
    Warm up x2
    Group mobility/foam roll

    Bench press : 35, 35, 55, 55, 60

    weighted pull ups scaled to strict pull ups (blue band) Γ—3

    Caah out: 10 Γ— shoot throughs

    Great morning at the gym, great class Kevin and nice sharing the bar with you Kelly πŸ™‚

  5. Lora

    Congratulations Jeff L and Hailey! Not an easy challenge! My hat goes off to all who participated….great work everyone πŸ™‚

  6. Kelly B

    Mobility
    WU x 1
    Group mobility

    Bench Press x 3
    35-55-65-85-85

    Weighted Pull-ups x 3
    scaled to strict pull-ups -> no band, no band, no band, no band, no band πŸ™‚

    Cashout: 10 shoot throughs

    Great class Kevin. Great partnering with you Ginette – good work everyone πŸ™‚

  7. Caleb

    Mob+wu
    800m run w/ 40# sandbag
    Bench Press
    5Γ—3 max 215#

    Weighted Pullups Strict
    5Γ—3 blue band first 3 red band then back to blue

    Cashout paralettes shoot throughs
    800m run w/ 40# Sandbag

  8. Blake

    Mob / WU – managed 12 unbroken clapping pullups

    Foam Roller (lats) / Lacrosse ball (pecs)

    Bench Press – 5 x 3
    135 – 155 – 165 – 175 – 185 (1)

    Weighted Pullups – 5 x 3
    35 – 40 – 45 – 50 – 55 (1)

    Shoot Throughs (for form)
    5 / 5 / 5

  9. Chantal L.

    WU x1

    Foam roller and Lacrosse ball… definitely need some time alone with these two fellas tonight on my living room floor.

    Bench Press x 3
    65-95-105-115(2)-110

    Weighted pullups – opted for strict with black band
    3-3-3-3-2 (I kipped on the 3rd one when there was about one inch left)

    10 shoot through (walk through)

  10. Rob Brydges

    Wux1
    Group wu
    WOD.
    Bench press.
    1-140- 2-160 3-160 4-165(x2) 5-170 (3f)
    Weighted pull ups
    1-15lbs 2-20lbs 3-25 4-30 5-35lbs
    Rob Brydges

  11. Dave H

    WOD.
    Bench press.
    3x 155- 3x 185- 3x 225- 3x 245- 1x 265(too big of a jump…idiot!) finished with another 245.
    Weighted pull ups
    3x15lbs 3x20lbs 3×25 3×30 3x35lbs

  12. Melissa H

    Mobility
    WU x 1
    Group mobility

    Bench press x 3
    70-80-90-95-100(2)

    Pull-ups x 3
    Red – red – blue – blue – blue

    Cash out:
    10 shoot throughs

  13. Heather Colleen

    Mobility
    WU x 1
    Group mobility

    Bench Press x 3
    45-55-65-70 (Ran out of time)

    Strict Pull-ups x 3
    Blue/Pink, Blue/Purple, Blue/Purple, Blue/Purple, Blue/Pink

    10 strict extra blue/pink (Just to be sure…?)

    Cashout: 10 shoot throughs (PUs on knees, stepped on way back)

  14. Frank

    Congrats to all Paleo challengers and winners!
    WU x 1
    Group mobility

    Bench press x 3
    150-170-195-220-245

    Weighted Pull ups x 3
    15-25-30(2)-25(2)-25(2)

    Cashout
    10 x shoot throughs

  15. Robyn

    Mobility
    WU x 1
    Lacrosse Ball & Foam Rolling FUN! πŸ™‚

    Bench Press (5Γ—3) = 45-50-55-60-65#

    Weighted Pullups (5Γ—3) … Ring Rows- Ring Rows – Then attempted a PULL UP. Key word being “attempted” which I usually don’t do for several neurotic reasons.

    BUT YAY for the extra space in our gym so I could go off in a corner by myself, with that pull up bar at the back that seems more out of the way and potentially less embarrassing of a spot to give this a try.

    So the attempt ended in failure. There was pulling, but there was no “up” to it. Didn’t budge.

    But at least there was an attempt…

  16. Lora

    Mobility
    WU x 1
    Lacrosse ball on pecs
    Foam roll lats

    Bench Press (5×3)
    45(10)-95-105-115-125-130#
    I had more in me, should have tried 135#
    Great sharing a bar with you Ryan and Tom πŸ™‚

    Strict pullups (5×3)
    blue-pink-purple-none-none-none-none-none

    Cashout – Shoot throughs (for quality) x 10

  17. Valerie Arseneau

    Mobility
    WU x 1
    Lacrosse ball on pecs
    Foam roll lats. Oh these hurt!!! I need to do this more often.

    Bench Press (5Γ—3)
    45(WU) – 65-75-80-80 x2 – 80×2
    I had more in me, should have tried 135#
    Great sharing a bar with you Ryan and Tom

    Strict pullups (5Γ—3)
    All with no bands

    Cashout – Shoot throughs (for quality) x 10

  18. Marcel

    Mob / WU x 1 clapping push ups

    Foam Roller (lats) / Lacrosse ball (pecs)

    Bench Press x 3

    135 – 155 – 165 – 175 – 190 x 1

    Weighted Pullups – 5 x 3

    25 – 35 – 40 – 45 – 53 Changed grip at 45

    10 Shoot Throughs (for form)

    Nice work on the bench Gabe & Craig.

  19. CAM

    Mobility
    WUX1

    Foam Roll

    Bench Press X 3
    135-185-205-225-245-265

    Weighted Pullups X 3
    25-35-40-45-50

    10 Shoot through’s

    Fun times sharing the bar with you Lance and Jeff.

    Thanks Coach Kevin

  20. Gabriel

    WUx2 (Clapping Pull Ups and Push Ups) 2nd set subbed BMU for Pull ups

    Lacrosse ball and Foam rolling

    Bench Press x3
    135-145-155-165f

    Weighed Pullups x3
    25-35-50-60-70 PR last time I had 53#

    Cahsout: 10 Shoot through

    Great job 5:45 crew!

    Congrats Jeff L and Hailey!!
    All Paleo challengers, keep at it even afterwards. It does pay off!

  21. Heidi

    WU x 2

    Bench Press x 3
    55-65-75-85-95(f)-90

    Strict Pull Ups x3

    Round 1 & 2: No band with reverse grip
    Round 3: No Band + 10# with reverse grip
    Round 4: No Band (no weight) with front grip
    Round 5: No Band + 10# with reverse grip…succeeded 2 reps, failed my 3rd

    10 Shoot Throughs….broke up in 2 sets of 5.

  22. Cheyenne

    MOB
    WU x 1

    Foam Roller

    Bench Press x 3
    35, 40, 55, 65, 70 (70, 80, 85, 90 at home)

    First time doing bench presses, was not certain where to start. Felt I could do more than 70# so completed 4 more sets at home to find 3 rep max.

    Ring Rows,5 sets of 3

    Cashout Shoot Through’s – from knees walking through with knee bend dip at end

  23. Natacha

    Bench press
    3rm
    55-75-85-95(2)-95(1)

    Strict pull ups with band 3 rm
    Blue-red-purple-purple-no band(f)-purple

    10 shoot throughs

  24. Jeff L

    Mobility
    WU X 1

    Group Mobility

    Bench Press 5 X 3

    185-205-225-245-265(2)-255

    Thanks for sharing the bar Lance and Cam. Cam, you’re a beast buddy!!!

    Weighted Pullups 5 X 3

    green(2)-black-black-black-black

    Cashout – 10 shoot throughs for quality

    Thanks for the round of applause from the 5:45 class!!

  25. Craig H

    Mobility class
    Mob
    Wu
    Bench press 5 x 3reps
    135,155,175,185,190pr for weight and reps
    Weighted Pullups
    Purple, no band 2 7/8 (tip of chin just over), purple,purple,purple pr was unable to finish using purple last time.

    Good job Gabe and Marcel on the bar tonight.

  26. Steph L

    Mobility
    WUx1

    Group Mobility

    Bench Press:

    55-60-65-70(3) 75(1)

    Weighter Pullups:

    5×3 purple Band
    1x Rep no Band!

    Cash Out: 10 Shoot Throughs

  27. Ryan

    Mobility
    WUx1

    Bench press x3…
    75-85-95-105-115 … This still felt a bit light, not having done a bench press in 5-6 years I really didn’t know where to start πŸ™‚

    Strict pull ups x3…
    Green-Blue-Red-Red-Red

    Cashout – 10 shoot throughs …. These things were fun!

  28. Shawn Johnson

    Mob / WU x 1 clapping push ups

    Foam Roller (lats) / Lacrosse ball (pecs)

    Bench Press x 3

    125 – 140 – 160 – 190 x2 – 190 x2

    Weighted Ring Rows

    Leaning (no weight)- Leaning 12″ box (no weight) – Leaning 20″ box (no weight) – Leaning 20″ box 20lbs – Leaning 20″ box 35lbs

    10 Shoot Throughs (for form)

  29. Chantal Cool

    Mobility
    WU x 1
    Lacrosse Ball and foam roller
    WOD
    Bench Press x 3
    45-55-65-70-70

    Weighted Pullups x 3
    red and purple, red, red, purple, red

    I enjoyed today’s WOD ! Fun to work on the pullups πŸ™‚

  30. Brigitte

    Mobility
    WU x1

    Group Mobility

    WOD:

    Bench Press:
    15×5/35×3/40×3/50×3

    Weighted Pullups:
    5Γ—3 Green Band (First time trying Pullups, YAY!!)

    *Cash Out: 10 Shoot Throughs*

  31. Kevin Mack

    Mobility
    WUx1

    Bench press x3…
    95-115-135-145-155

    Strict pull ups x3…
    3-3-2-3(purple)

    Cashout – 10 shoot throughs

    10 Burpees

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