Teen Fitness Challenge

17 - 19 May 2019 - Sandton Convention Centre

The Arnold Classic Xtyle Teen Fitness Challenge is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles under modern day teens by introducing fun, exciting fitness challenges such as fitness obstacle courses, individual events and team challenges. This is the only Teen Fitness Challenge officially affiliated with the Arnold Classic Africa Sports Festival. The aim of the challenge is promoting anti-drug abuse, anti-bullying and healthy lifestyles in all educational institutions. This event is an invitation-only event.

Entry Fee is R280pp

Teen Fitness Challenge

Our teen challenge is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles under the modern day teens by introducing fun, exciting fitness challenges such as obstacle courses, individual events as well as events that incorporate certain functional training components, team challenges and much more!

Divisions include:

10 to 12 years

13 to 15 years

16 to 19 years

Disabled

Team Challenge

Our challenges combine Bodyweight, Strength, Agility, Speed, Co-ordination and Neuromuscular Skills and focus mainly on Functional Exercises and Activities. Teens will compete both against themselves and each other, improving their own personal records each year.

What is Functional Training?

Functional training is a classification of exercise which involves training the body for the activities performed in daily life. Benefits of Functional Training:

  • Better joint mobility and stability
  • More efficient motor patterns, balance and co-ordination
  • Improves sports performance
  • Decreases the potential for injuries

Training for the Arnold Classic Xtyle Teen Fitness Challenge will not only give teens the opportunity to compete at an international level, it will also improve their fitness levels, strength, give them self confidence and assist them to excel in any other sport or fitness programs they might be, or might want to be involved in.

Arnold Classic Qualifying events will be held in Cape Town, KZN and Gauteng.

2018 Boys U12 Fitness Course

PREPARATION GUIDE

The Xtyle Fitness Teen Fitness Challenge promotes lifestyle changes for teens and makes all challenges both fun and exciting. Each year, several different individual challenges will be published. Teens need to prepare for ALL challenges in the preparation guide, but only a certain amount of challenges will have to be completed at the final event. The initiative behind this is that all teens have to work equally hard to train their entire bodies, this enhances their quality of life, giving true purpose to the functional training regime.

1. 3km run

All participants may be accompanied by an adult

2. Individual Events

Plank on medicine ball

Both guys and girls will ONLY be required to do the ladies version in the video tutorial.

Please click here for video tutorial

Please click here for requirements

3. Fitness Obstacle Course

The Fitness Obstacle Course may include the following types of exercises for this age group:

Skipping

TIRES

AGILITY LADDERS

FLOWING FITNESS

MEDICINE BALLS

Other Basic Functional Training such as Box Jumps, Burpies, Frog Jumps, etc might also be included (please see combination exercise videos for teens 13 to 19 years old)

The Xtyle Fitness Teen Fitness Challenge promotes lifestyle changes for teens and makes all challenges both fun and exciting. Each year, several different individual challenges will be published. Teens need to prepare for ALL challenges in the preparation guide, but only a certain amount of challenges will have to be completed at the final event. The initiative behind this is that all teens have to work equally hard to train their entire bodies, this enhances their quality of life, giving true purpose to the functional training regime.

1. 3km run

2. Combination Events

The participants have to prepare for all 8 combination events, but only 4 will be completed at the qualifying event. All 4 combo events have to be successfully passed for the competitor to qualify for the 2018 Arnold Classic.

Combinations:

Combo 1:

Sit up into full standing position, Box Jump, Burpie, Box Jump

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 2:

10 Tuck Jumps, 5 Push ups with medicine ball on each side, 10 Squat Thrusts

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 3:

1 set Frog Cross Jumps, 5 Mountain Climbers with each leg, 10 Tuck Jumps

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 4:

10 horizontal jumps, 5 Mountain Climbers with each leg, 5 Ab Twists on each side

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 5:

13 to 15 year olds: 3 meter Crab Walks, 10 Side Jumps to each side, 10 Medicine Ball Throws

Weight of medicine ball: Girls – 3kg, Guys – 4kg

16 to 19 year olds: 6 meter Crab Walks, 10 Side Jumps to each side, 10 Medicine Ball Throws

Weight of medicine ball: Girls – 4kg, Guys – 5kg

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 6:

10 Bench Chest Pull Ups, 5 Mountain Climbers on Medicine Ball with each leg, 10 Box Jumps

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 7:

5 Push up and reach with each arm, 10 Ab kick outs, 5 full sit up into tuck jump

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 8:

13 to 15 year old: 3 meter spiderman walks forwards and backwards, 10 Burpies, 10 Tuck Jumps

16 to 19 year old: 6 meter spiderman walks forwards and backwards, 10 Burpies, 10 Tuck Jumps

Ladies: 4 meter spider-man walks forwards and backwards, 10 Burpies, 10 Tuck Jumps

Please click here to see video tutorial

Please click here to download judging criteria for all combinations

2. Individual Events

The participants have to prepare for all 4 individual events, but only 2 will be completed at the qualifying event. Both events have to be successfully passed for the competitor to qualify for the 2018 Arnold Classic.

  • Rope Climbs
  • Plank on Medicine Ball (Ladies ONLY)
  • Plank on Medicine Ball with legs on stability ball (Men ONLY)
  • Hanging Leg Extentions
  • Gun eX Double or Single

Please click here to see video tutorial

Please click here to download judging criteria for all individual events

3. Fitness Obstacle Course

Exact exercises and qualifying time will be posted 2 weeks before the final event. competitors have to train for all exercises in order to ensure a full body workout and lifestyle change.

The Fitness Obstacle Course may include the following types of exercises for this age group (please click on an exercise to see training that is required):

Skipping

TIRES

SAND BAGS

SAND BELL

GUN EX

VIPR TRAINING

AGILITY LADDERS

FLOWING FITNESS

MEDICINE BALLS

The Xtyle Fitness Teen Fitness Challenge promotes lifestyle changes for teens and makes all challenges both fun and exciting. Each year, several different individual challenges will be published. Teens need to prepare for ALL challenges in the preparation guide, but only a certain amount of challenges will have to be completed at the final event. The initiative behind this is that all teens have to work equally hard to train their entire bodies, this enhances their quality of life, giving true purpose to the functional training regime.

1. 3km run

2. Combination Events

The participants have to prepare for all 8 combination events, but only 4 will be completed at the qualifying event. All 4 combo events have to be successfully passed for the competitor to qualify for the 2018 Arnold Classic.

Combinations:

Combo 1:

Sit up into full standing position, Box Jump, Burpie, Box Jump

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 2:

10 Tuck Jumps, 5 Push ups with medicine ball on each side, 10 Squat Thrusts

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 3:

1 set Frog Cross Jumps, 5 Mountain Climbers with each leg, 10 Tuck Jumps

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 4:

10 horizontal jumps, 5 Mountain Climbers with each leg, 5 Ab Twists on each side

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 5:

13 to 15 year olds: 3 meter Crab Walks, 10 Side Jumps to each side, 10 Medicine Ball Throws

Weight of medicine ball: Girls – 3kg, Guys – 4kg

16 to 19 year olds: 6 meter Crab Walks, 10 Side Jumps to each side, 10 Medicine Ball Throws

Weight of medicine ball: Girls – 4kg, Guys – 5kg

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 6:

10 Bench Chest Pull Ups, 5 Mountain Climbers on Medicine Ball with each leg, 10 Box Jumps

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 7:

5 Push up and reach with each arm, 10 Ab kick outs, 5 full sit up into tuck jump

Please click here to see video tutorial

Combo 8:

13 to 15 year old: 3 meter spiderman walks forwards and backwards, 10 Burpies, 10 Tuck Jumps

16 to 19 year old: 6 meter spiderman walks forwards and backwards, 10 Burpies, 10 Tuck Jumps

Ladies: 4 meter spider-man walks forwards and backwards, 10 Burpies, 10 Tuck Jumps

Please click here to see video tutorial

Please click here to download judging criteria for all combinations

2. Individual Events

The participants have to prepare for all 4 individual events, but only 2 will be completed at the qualifying event. Both events have to be successfully passed for the competitor to qualify for the 2018 Arnold Classic.

  • Rope Climbs
  • Plank on Medicine Ball (Ladies ONLY)
  • Plank on Medicine Ball with legs on stability ball (Men ONLY)
  • Hanging Leg Extentions
  • Gun eX Double or Single

Please click here to see video tutorial

Please click here to download judging criteria for all individual events

3. Fitness Obstacle Course

Exact exercises and qualifying time will be posted 2 weeks before the final event. competitors have to train for all exercises in order to ensure a full body workout and lifestyle change.

The Fitness Obstacle Course may include the following types of exercises for this age group (please click on an exercise to see training that is required):

Skipping

TIRES

SAND BAGS

SAND BELL

GUN EX

VIPR TRAINING

AGILITY LADDERS

FLOWING FITNESS

MEDICINE BALLS

The Xtyle Fitness Teen Fitness Challenge promotes lifestyle changes for teens and makes all challenges both fun and exciting. Each year, several different individual challenges will be published. Teens need to prepare for ALL challenges in the preparation guide, but only a certain amount of challenges will have to be completed at the final event. The initiative behind this is that all teens have to work equally hard to train their entire bodies, this enhances their quality of life, giving true purpose to the functional training regime.

Please contact us and state your disability to receive your personal preparation guide with exercises you will be required to do

Competition Rules

All rules and regulations have been created to promote safe, fun, and challenging competitions. Paramount among our objectives is safety. Please adhere to all rules at all times and help us to create an environment that both competitors and spectators will enjoy.

Eligibility

Competitors must be between the ages of 10 and 19 and have at least one proof of age, for example; a copy of birth certificate, ID or driver’s license. Some of the events are based on each athlete’s individual body weight, thus competitors will weigh-in at a set time and date before the qualifying or final competitions. Each teen can compete in all Individual Events both against him or herself according to his or her own personal level and against other participants. A group of four teens can make up a team and participate in all Team Events. Teams must be made up of 4 girls or 4 boys within the same age group. Mixed teams will also be allowed to enter and will be judged against other mixed teams.

Code of Conduct

Competitors, coaches and parents will sign the appropriate code of conduct. Good sportsmanship will be expected and enforced at the sole discretion of Event Officials and Organisers. No form of abuse, whether physical, mental or verbal will be tolerated. Violations will result in penalties up to and including removal from the event.

Competition Areas

– For athletes 10 to 12 years of age:

These athletes will be required to do a full obstacle course which will test their speed, agility, endurance, strength, neuromuscular skills and overall development. A trainer/family member will have 2 minutes prior to the course start of the athlete to go through the obstacles with the athlete if any explanation is needed. Trainers will be given all course exercises prior to the event for the teens to be trained for. Either the full course, as given or parts thereof will be set up on the day of the event for the teens to complete. Only the competing athlete along with ONE trainer will be allowed in the competition area. All spectators and competitors not actively involved and specifically instructed to be in the competition area must remain in the designated spectator viewing area for the events.

– For athletes 13 to 19 years of age:

These athletes will complete combination challenges, individual challenges as well as obstacle courses (at certain events). Competitors will enter the competition areas only when instructed by official personnel. During the competition no friends or family members will be allowed in the competition area. All spectators and competitors not actively involved and specifically instructed to be in the competition area must remain in the designated spectator viewing area for the events. Violations can result in loss of points and or removal from the competition. Only ONE approved coach or supervisor will be able to be in the competition area with a competitor at the time.

Events

The events and order of events may be changed at any time. It is the responsibility of the competitor to be present at his or her competition as well at the competitor meeting before the start of the events. Failure to show or arriving late for a competition or event will result in loss of points for the competitor and/or the team. If a competitor is not present when calling his or her name for the 3rd time at an event, that competitor will be disqualified. The judges can and will stop a competitor during an event if he or she believes the competitor is at risk of injury.

Attire and Equipment

In all events competitors must wear clothing that is designed for athletes and worn so as not to be objectionable. Extreme low cut tops (on ladies) or any obscene clothes or clothes with obscene words are not allowed and clothing must be made of a material which is non-transparent even if wet. The purpose of shoes for competition is to give protection and stability to the feet and a firm grip on the ground. Such shoes, however, must not be constructed so as to give an athlete any unfair additional assistance. Competitors must remove all accessories such as watches, necklaces, bracelets, ear rings, etc. during the entire competition. Gloves, wraps and lifting belts are acceptable. Lifting suits are not acceptable and cannot be worn. If any clothing is found to be inappropriate for participation, any official may remove the athlete from the competition until the athlete arrives with the appropriate attire.

In the Event of a Tie

In the event that 2 individuals are tied for one place, one last event will be added as a tiebreaker to secure a winner. In the event that 2 teams are tied for one place, a special tiebreaker event will be held. Calculation of competition weight for any weighted events will be calculated as % of each athlete’s bodyweight rounded to the nearest whole Kilogram increment of competition weight.