Months of planning, nights of worrying.
Sacrifices made, day after day...
For a few hours of chaos.
And then a s**tload more work! 🤣
The life of a Race Director!
Why do we do it? I only know my reasons.
Rise Challenge Event's mission is to
-Honor those who serve through meaningful obstacles and challenges, and supporting veteran nonprofits.
-Build real functional fitness, physical and mental strength, community, and bonds. resilience.Taking things that life throws at you, being able to Rise out of them and take on a new challenge. With a lot of fun along the way!
I look forward to growing our community, but will never be a corporate sell out (giving up what you believe in for money). I will stay genuine and maintain integrity while continuing to improve and grow. With the goal of challenging, rewarding, inspiring while staying true to our themes, our cause, the sport, the movement.
A huge thank YOU to everyone who made Rise Tactical Challenge happen. From helping with computer stuff, building and moving heavy obstacles, and donating your precious time on race day. Rai, who started out by helping move a wall and stepping in as assistant RD. And of course, Dave Webb, not only a good friend but was also set up/take down, range master, arranging COSSA as our location, asst RD and who always has my back. Much of this on crutches. Couldn't have done this without you! 👊
Stay tuned for some obstacle training/tactical fitness and shooting clinics and events in 2020 at COSSA.
Next up: Rise Troops Challenge.
Sometimes we have to put running on a hold but to put training on a hold is NOT an option!
We’ve all been there. We’ve overtrained, worked through the pain and the result is only more frustration. We wanted to design a program to combat all that foot, shin, knee, hip, and back pain 👊
This is a 12 week anaerobic and aerobic system development program
Program includes power, capacity, volume and recovery flush day
This program can be used with any implement (bike, rower, versaclimber, jacobs ladder, pool, or any other implement)
Perfect for any Military , First Responder, or anyone that needs to modify their conditioning due to injury, lack of equipment, or just needs to save some time
CHECK OUT THIS PROGRAM AND MORE ON OUR WEBSITE👉 (LINK IN BIO). ALSO TAG SOMEONE WHO YOU THINK WOULD BENEFIT!
Sleep is a principle that links the brain and body together and has proven to positively impact an individual’s quality of life. By creating awareness of sleepiness throughout the day, we aid in improving brain health, physical health, and opens the door to improving one’s overall quality of sleep.
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) measures daytime sleepiness and consists of eight items (situations) where individuals assess how likely they were to fall asleep (Melendres et al., 2004).
The total score can range from 0-24. Rate yourself on each question on a scale from 0-3 of your chances of dozing off or falling asleep to get your answer. The higher the score, the sleepier you are. The lower the score, the less sluggish you are. This is a checklist that you can use to determine your sleepiness and hyperactivity throughout the day:
1. Sitting and reading
2. Watching TV
3. Sitting, inactive in a public place (e.g., a theatre or a meeting)
4. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
6. Sitting and talking to someone
7. Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol
8. In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in the traffic
So, ask yourself this: How sleepy are you? Sleep directly impacts brain health and wellness. Creating this awareness allows us to look more deeply at our current habits and behaviors that are unknowingly hindering our daily performance.
I said in January for my resolution I would keep up a workout routine. I have done that pretty consistently. I am now at the point where the act of going is routine. The next step I believe is controlling my diet more and fine tuning my training to be more regimental but I’m wanting incremental changes because I realized I’m not good with drastic changes. Im not going to say i’m anywhere close to where I want to be but I’m better than I was before. I’m interested in taking on a fitness challenge that requires long term prep or training. Nothing with swimming since I suck at please! Many commented on my videos saying they wanted workout stuff and I want to make it. These are baby gains but they’re progress 🤷🏻♂️ I’ll periodically update you guys as I continue to lift. If anyone is willing to direct me to a coach as well it would be appreciated to take this to the next level.... #babygaines#smallgains#lilrock#biceps#newtofitness#workingout#militaryfitness#militaryworkout
Excited to announce our official partnership with the Massachusetts Army National Guard @massnationalguard 💪🏻🇺🇸 (Full story in bio)
This contract will provide soldiers with access to a series of drill weekend workshops covering nutrition, sleep science, stress, resilience, injury prevention, and conditioning - presented by our team of elite specialists from all over the country. It also includes:
• A full-time, on-site O2X Training Specialist, dedicated to this program
• Individual injury assessment and body composition screenings
• Personalized training programs and dietary recommendations
• Access an online human performance resource database and member portal
“We are committed to fielding a fit and ready force,” said Maj. Gen. Gary Keefe, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard. “Working with O2X Human Performance provides our service members with training and resources to help them be ready to meet the needs of the commonwealth and the nation.”
*Little morning update* 👏🏾Had a break in the gym due to the exercise and school and other personal things. Was honestly a bit off schedule. Not waking up at and making sure mentally and physically I was ready to hit the day. But it happens. Sometimes you need a reset. 👏🏾Right now I’m sitting at 199. Two pounds drop but I can tell the difference in the small increment of my weight drop. Reset and refocus mentally and physically on the goal. Making a new meal plan. Utilize the scale more for weighing food and keeping my supps on par with the workouts.
👏🏾Set backs happen, but it’s all about how you reengage and come from a different angle. It’s not the first and it won’t be the last!!! #focus#mindset#lift#leangang#militarymuscle#militaryfit#militaryfitness#bulking#bulkingseason#gaintrains#smallwaist#control#mealprep#fitjourney
Been loving these! GRNTHM quality tactical belts are extremely useful and durable for holstering equipment + any outside or indoor activity. Grab a few belts while their discounts going on, this week only, link in bio!