This officially marks the first week of training for the Ultimate FVT Challenge Workout.
Each week, we’ll have a “focus” for all of our boot camp sessions – running, kettlebells, body weight exercise, etc – and for folks who are actually participating in the Ultimate Challenge Workout, we’ll also have some special training and “homework” to complete on their own.
This week I’m going to share with you the FULL week one training + homework for the challengers – so you can get an idea of how the program is structured etc.
But moving, forward this info will be reserved for Challenge workout registrants ONLY.
Welcome to week one of the FVT Ultimate Challenge Workout training program!
DURING boot camp sessions at FVT, we’ll have a “focus” each week leading up to the Ultimate Challenge workout.
In addition to that, I’ll be giving you some extra training info and “homework” to complete as a participant in the actual challenge workout itself.
Each week’s training and homework will be based around a skill that you’ll need during the challenge workout.
The tentative training / focus schedule is as follows:
— Nov 17th week – intro + running
— Nov 24th week – kettlebells
— Dec 1st week – body weight exercises
— Dec 8th week – core training
— Dec 15th week – running, part 2
— Dec 22nd week – kettlebells, part 2
— Dec 29th week – body weight exercises, part 2
— Jan 5th week – core training part 2 + final preparations
On to our training for the week!
FVT Ultimate Challenge Workout – Week 1 Training + Homework
As you know, the FVT Ultimate Challenge Workout includes a 5k run.
If you are currently running two or three times per week, this may be no sweat.
BUT … if you’re not running at ALL … I suggest you follow the “Couch to 5k” training plan at the link below:
Now this is an eight / nine week plan, so you have enough time to get yourself ready to go … but YOU GOTTA START NOW if you’re not running already!
This is an awesome plan that THOUSANDS of folks have used to successful prep for and run their first 5k!
And, even if you are currently running a “little”, it’s still a great template to structure your training around.
Your homework is to schedule and map out a plan for your running prep leading up to the challenge.
This week in boot camp, we will be also incorporating running into each boot camp workout in some shape or form (sprints, runs around the building, etc) as our theme / focus.
An excerpt from the training plan linked to above:
“First off, you may be asking, “exactly how many miles is a 5K?” A 5K is 3.1 miles. We’re here to help you achieve your goal of beginning to run your first 5K. Too many people have been turned off of running simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel, and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to run in the first place.
You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. In fact, the beginners’ program we outline here is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program.
The idea is to transform you from couch potato to runner, getting you to begin running a 5K or 3.1 miles and on a regular basis in just two months.
It’s easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program, but hold yourself back. Don’t try to do more, even if you feel you can. If, on the other hand, you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don’t feel pressured to continue faster than you’re able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel you’re ready.”
Here’s the link to the full plan again:
Questions? Let me know! Better yet, post them here in the Facebook group!
Have an awesome week, and talk soon –
There you have a sample of the Ultimate Challenge Workout training plan. Hope that was helpful in giving you an idea of what to expect.
And don’t forget – if you’ve been considering signing up but haven’t “pulled the trigger” yet, you should take this opportunity to do so while we’re still at the “Early Bird” discount rate: