Are you Mountain Ready? Take "The 22's" Challenge!

 

The 22's" was designed to test all 6 pillars of a balanced MTNTOUGH athlete: Endurance, Chassis, Oxygen Adaptation, Balance, Stamina, and Mental Toughness. The workout can be completed anywhere with limited equipment. The goal is to complete "The 22's" as fast as possible, with perfect form on all reps, for your personal best time.

Here is how it works...

If you complete "The 22's" in 40-50 minutes...
This means you’re struggling with muscular and cardiovascular fatigue, it is time to for you to build a proper fitness foundation from the ground up!

If you complete "The 22's" in 30-40 minutes...
This tells us you have a good foundation, but probably have only been doing cardio. Honestly, most cardio workouts don't translate well at all to increased performance in the high country. It is time for you to start training specifically for the backcountry using exercises that focus on leg muscular endurance, balance, stamina, stroke volume, and mental toughness.

If you complete "The 22's" in 25-30 minutes...
Congrats, you have a competitive time! You are mountain ready but it is time for you to increase your mental fortitude so you can push hard when it matters most.

If you complete "The 22's" in less than 25 minutes...
This means you are an elite MTNTOUGH'er. Congrats! You are mountain ready and it is time to add more strength and explosive power.