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.

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66 thoughts on “And the winner’s are….”

  1. 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. Ok, so if anyone was worried about poor old me… Lol. I did make it. πŸ™‚
        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

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

    Cashout: 10 shoot throughs

  3. 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)

    10 x shoot throughs

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

  6. Mobility
    WU x 1
    Group mobility

    Bench Press x 3

    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. 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. 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. 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

    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. Bench press x3
    135-145-155-160-165 (might be a pr for reps)

    Pullups x3
    35-40-42.5-42.5-42.5 x2

    10 Shoot throughs for quality

  11. Congrats to Jeff and Hailey. Well done!
    Did pullups with a blue band. Thanks for making me try that Lisa.

  12. Wux1
    Group wu
    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

  13. 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

  14. Mobility
    WU x 1
    Group mobility

    Bench press x 3

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

    Cash out:
    10 shoot throughs

  15. Heather Colleen

    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)

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

    Bench press x 3

    Weighted Pull ups x 3

    10 x shoot throughs

  17. 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…

      1. Thanks, Melissa. And thanks for letting me share your pull up bar and being patient while I gave it a try. πŸ™‚

  18. mob wux1
    ball and foam rolling

    bench press(5×3)
    135-155-175×2-165 170
    weighted pull up
    3 x body weight 3 with 21/2 pound 2 with 5 #

  19. Mobility
    WU x 1
    Lacrosse ball on pecs
    Foam roll lats

    Bench Press (5×3)
    I had more in me, should have tried 135#
    Great sharing a bar with you Ryan and Tom πŸ™‚

    Strict pullups (5×3)

    Cashout – Shoot throughs (for quality) x 10

  20. Valerie Arseneau

    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

  21. 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.

  22. Mobility

    Foam Roll

    Bench Press X 3

    Weighted Pullups X 3

    10 Shoot through’s

    Fun times sharing the bar with you Lance and Jeff.

    Thanks Coach Kevin

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

    Lacrosse ball and Foam rolling

    Bench Press x3

    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!

  24. WU x 2

    Bench Press x 3

    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.

  25. 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

  26. Bench press

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

    10 shoot throughs

  27. Mobility
    WU X 1

    Group Mobility

    Bench Press 5 X 3


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

    Weighted Pullups 5 X 3


    Cashout – 10 shoot throughs for quality

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

  28. Mobility class
    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.

  29. Mobility

    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

  30. Mobility

    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…

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

  31. 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)

  32. Mobility
    WU x 1
    Lacrosse Ball and foam roller
    Bench Press x 3

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

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

  33. Mob. + WU x1 + Group Mob.

    Bench Press 3-3-3-3-3

    Pull-ups, weighted 3-3-3-3-3

  34. Mobility
    WU x1

    Group Mobility


    Bench Press:

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

    *Cash Out: 10 Shoot Throughs*

  35. Mobility

    Bench press x3…

    Strict pull ups x3…

    Cashout – 10 shoot throughs

    10 Burpees

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