Summertime Challenge Blog - Page 5

Submission is Open for Starting Weight

Starting Weight are open for submission until the deadline on 5/22 at 11:59pm eastern.

Last Weekend to Register

The scoring/tracking system of the Lurong challenge was really effective in comparison to the systems of other challenges I've done before; it was succinct enough that I didn't feel like it was a burden or a chore but thorough enough that I felt it gave me a meaningful summary of my eating habits. I feel a lot more confident about keeping good habits and a good routine now after tracking each meal, and the multi-level system for diets was more motivating than a binary "ate well"/"cheated" system. For the first time in a couple years I feel like I'm mostly eating to fuel and recover my body and not just for fun.Charles Labas | CrossFit Speakeasy, NJ

7 Tips to Improve Mental Toughness for Challenge Competitors

During the Challenge, as you may have started to experience, is designed to push you and stretch you beyond your comfort zone. It is all part of the process of creating real and sustainable transformation. With so much emphasis on performance and diet, we may be tempted to forget about our number one resource. Your mind. This is one of our favorite summaries by our friend and former Navy Seal, Brad McLeod.

Getting Started

Are you counting down the days until the Challenge starts? We've got everything you need to get started on the right foot. Simply click here for more details.
Over the course of the summertime challenge I was able to lose 17 lbs and 8 1/2 inches. It allowed me to focus on my eating and the workouts were great and very motivating. I would recommend this challenge to anyone looking to change their body and kick-start their fitness.Kristin Engels | CrossFit Chiron, IA

Last Week to Register

Meal Plan Release

Now is the time to prep for the start of the 2017 Lurong Living Summertime Challenge. We are proud to release our 2 brand new meal plans. No matter your initial diet level goal, or your diet path, you have what you need to be successful from start to finish. Study it, print it out, save it to your smartphone, and get started.

Pre-Challenge Contest 3 - Summer Cookin'

You don't have to be a master of the grill to enter our next contest. We invite you to submit your favorite recipe for the summer and you could win some cool swag. You must be a registered athlete to submit a recipe and win. For full contest details and prizes, click below.


Have you ever suffered from fatigue? You aren't alone, and there are some things in your power to recharge your batteries and experience a higher quality of life. Join the Summertime Challenge and read this post to see how you can start living better today.
I loved doing this challenge because it really made me aware of WHAT I was eating. When we think about losing weight, we pick foods that seem healthy, but aren't. This challenge really opened my eyes to see what really is healthy, and what isn't. That's why I would recommend this challenge to someone, to learn what really is healthy.Kayla Balko | CrossFit Paladin, TX

Get to Know Your Green Leafy Vegetables

Vegetables are grouped into classifications just like any other plant, and different types of vegetables are noted for giving us certain phytonutrients. The green leafy group provides essential vitamins and minerals necessary for balancing hormones and for general homeostasis, all of which are vital to maintaining your energy level during your training.

Rest - Why its so important to reaching your goals

Rest is needed to function properly and recover your muscles after hard training days. However, the most common mistake is to only allow your body to rest for 5 hours a night due to the fast lifestyle people often live. There are various reasons on why you need to get plenty of rest.

Pre-Challenge Contest 2 - Summer Sweat

It's time to get warmed up for the Summertime Challenge. We aren't just talking about warming up for a workout. We are warming up our prize machine as we get into the second of our pre-Challenge contests and one of many chances to claim your share of the more than $30,000 in prizes during the Summertime Challenge.
I would do this challenge every summer!!! It was fun yet challenging!! I love how easy everything was to follow and the best part is being a part of something BIG.Kasey Faison | CrossFit 4042, NC

Early Bird Discount Ends Tomorrow Night

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Within days of turning 40, I am happily at the smallest weight I have been at in a decade. My greatest victory in this challenge has been sticking to the diet with pretty close fidelity; keeping a clean diet has always been a challenge for me, and with this experience, I demonstrated to myself the difference eating well can do for my body. I would absolutely recommend someone give this a try.Chad Copeland | CrossFit Hyattsville, MD

No Whole Wheat?

When you first looked at the ELITE diet guidelines for the Challenge what was your reaction to "no sugar, no dairy, and no WHEAT"? Eating bread, cereal, pizza, hamburger buns, and pasta is like a right of passage in America, so what is this anti-wheat business all about even at the PRO level?

Affiliate WOD Prieview Available

On behalf of the Challenge Team and Neal Maddox, we are proud to release the WOD programming preview for affiliate owners. We know it's important to get your programming lined up well in advance, so we trust you'll find the preview helpful.