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Most Challenging HYROX Stations, Voted By You

Most Challenging HYROX Stations, Voted By You
Emily Wilcock
Content Executive4 months ago
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It’s probably fair to say that HYROX took Manchester by storm a couple of weekends ago. I know we’re still trying to get over it. You might have spotted us posted by the finish line making sure everyone was stocked up on protein.

For those of you that aren’t so familiar with the fitness race taking the world by storm, let us introduce you. HYROX combines both running and functional workout stations to push your body to its limits and leave you feeling exhausted, but incredible. Each race is hosted in a big indoor space where spectators can watch and cheer on the competitors. The atmosphere is immense.

The race looks a little something like this:

  • 1km run
  • 1000m SkiErg
  • 1km run
  • 50m sled push
  • 1km run
  • 50m sled pull
  • 1km run
  • 80m burpee broad jumps
  • 1km run
  • 1000m row
  • 1km run
  • 200m farmers carry
  • 1km run
  • 100m sandbag lunges
  • 1km run
  • 75 or 100 wall balls

 

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While there, we thought why not catch up with a couple of competitors to see how the race went. Some of you were pretty vocal on what elements you liked, and more controversially, on what elements you didn’t like.

Focusing on the good as you crossed the finish line, we wanted to know what element of the race was the overall favourite. The farmers carry came in first place, which is hardly surprising. Rowing also cropped up, cited as a nice change of pace and a chance to catch your breath.

One of you went very rogue with saying the burpee broad jump, which was a surprise. But they caveated it with “the hit when you get over that final line, that’s the happiest you are in the whole run”. Now it’s that sort of positivity we can get on board with.

We did try to phrase the next question in the most positive way, but it didn’t really work. We asked: “If you could swap out one station for another, what would it be?” This basically turned into a chance to hate on your least favourite events. And the consensus was split pretty 50/50.

Half of you hated burpees — fair enough in our view. And the rest of you hated the sled, push and pull, both as bad as each other.

Take home message

And there we have it. The final verdict — famers carry is rated very highly. And if you could, you’d scrap the sled push and pulls immediately. But where’s the fun in that?

 

 

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Emily Wilcock
Content Executive
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After completing an internship with Myprotein, Emily returned to university to finish her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. With experience in lifestyle writing, Emily aims to entertain and educate through her work. Her focuses include recipes, real and inspiring stories, and working with writers to help provide easy-to-digest evidence-based research. Her work on recipes has been previously featured in The Supplement magazine, with a particular focus on high-protein, nutritious meals, plus advice on how to properly fuel your body. Outside of work, Emily’s top priority is food. She’s a self-professed star baker and a connoisseur of all things baked. In her spare time, she’s either cooking up a storm, our looking out for the opportunity to try out Manchester’s newest restaurants. But as a huge fan of carbs, if it’s not pasta or pasta-adjacent, she’s not interested. If she’s not in the kitchen, she’s tucked up with a book for an early night, or you’ll find her in the gym working up a sweat. Afterall, all those carbs require quite the appetite.
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