Huntington Beach, CA, June 25, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- MBody Strength hosted the fourth Suburban Warrior Challenge kettlebell fitness competition on June 20, 2009 in Huntington Beach. A dozen people turned out in the rain to complete a 3.25 mile weighted hike and hundreds of exercise repetitions with kettlebells.
“This was by far the longest and most grueling hike we’ve ever had for the Suburban Warrior Challenge series,” stated Marcus Martinez, MBody Strength’s founder and member. “On top of that, it was cold and raining!”
During the Suburban Warrior Challenge II fitness competition, men had to carry a 60lb pack and an 18lb kettlebell; women had to carry a 30lb pack and an 18lb kettlebell. The hiking course was primarily on the beach, with only half a mile on the trail on top of the cliffs in Huntington Beach.
Competitors had to stop at three points along the 3.25 mile course to perform push ups, kettlebell push presses, and the kettlebell figure 8 to hold exercise. Men performed 100 repetitions of each while women performed 50 push ups and 100 reps of the other exercises.
Aaron Wolf won the men’s competition with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 15 seconds, followed closely by Andrew Grillos with a time of 1 hour, 12 minutes, and 21 seconds. Ashley Christian won the women’s competition with a time of 1 hour, 36 minutes, and 36 seconds. Each winner of the competition received a new Apollo kettlebell.
MBody Strength offers a variety of methods for helping people prepare for competition, including boot camps, workshops, personal training, and a free workout guide online. The next Suburban Warrior Challenge kettlebell competition is yet to be determined.
“We had a great turn out at the Suburban Warrior Challenge four kettlebell competition,” said Marcus Martinez. “Everyone continues to get more competitive and that makes the event much more interesting each time.”