For time:
Run 800 meters
40 L-pull-ups
Run 800 meters
40 strict pull-ups
Run 800 meters
40 kipping pull-ups

And the winners are...Alex Chaux and Gretchen Rech!

And the winners are…Alex Chaux and Gretchen Rech!

Roots 2014 Spring into Summer (and Real Life) Fuel Challenge Recap and Winners!

Congrats to the 30 Roots athletes who participated and finished the 8 week Spring food challenge!

This challenge was one of our longest challenges to date.  It was divided into two distinct phases, with the intention of helping participants figure out how to make the Paleo lifestyle work for them in real life instead of working real life around a challenge.  Overall, it was a huge success!

Let’s break it down:

Total number of fat pounds lost: 201.7

Average number of fat pounds lost per person: 6.5

Average percent body fat at the beginning of the challenge: 21.1 %

Average percent body fat at the conclusion of the challenge: 18.4 %

And now for the winners!

The winners were determined using percent body fat change, lean body mass gained, and challenge compliance over the 8 weeks.

Female Winner: Gretchen Rech

Male Winner: Alex Chaux

Congrats to Gretchen and Alex! They will each receive a $100 gift card to Whole Foods, 1 month of Roots membership for FREE, and a CrossFit Roots t-shirt of their choice!

Keep an eye out for our Spring into Summer Challenge athlete accounts!  We’ve asked a few challenge participants to share their results, what they learned, and how they plan to make this work going forward.  Thank you to all of those who participated.