Summertime Challenge Blog - Page 5

10 Surprising Ways To Put More Fiber In Your Diet.

Fiber is a carbohydrate found in plant foods that is essential in ensuring balanced nutrition and digestive efficiency. Increasing fiber intake can have an impact on fitness and overall health, so it is well worth the effort to incorporate high-fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables, seed, and select grains in your diet.

Week 1 Focus: Flexibility

Improving one's flexibility goes hand in hand with improved strength, performance and speed. When a muscle is stretched and lengthened, it is better able to achieve a full range of motion, which can also prevent serious injuries. Along with a balanced diet and regular physical exercise, flexibility can aid in healthy weight loss over time.

Submission is Open for Goals

Goals may now be submitted until 5/29 at 11:59pm eastern.

Submission is Open for the High Fives Test

High Fives Test results are open for submission until the deadline on 5/15 at 11:59pm eastern.

New Prize Release & Raffles

If you haven't noticed, we've added all kinds of prizes and ways to win! From weekly raffles to challenge completion raffles, you are sure to find that little extra motivation to stay with your commitment. Learn about all the ways you can win.

High Fives Test Announcement

The moment you've been waiting for...the first workout of the 2017 Summertime Challenge is here! This Double AMRAP will get your blood pumping and test your fitness level as you get prepared to make this summer look as amazing as you will.

Week 1- What to Expect & Lifestyle Focus

The Challenge has begun! Before you go off to the races, check out the first weekly update so you don't miss anything, you know what to look for, and you can learn about this week's lifestyle focus: Flexibility

Submission is Open for Starting Measurements

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

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.

Fatigue

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.

This Challenge is Over/Closed

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