On Sunday 3rd May EPiC Senior Coach Matt Roberts undertook the 0.01% Challenge called ‘3000 in 3’ which we facilitated and was sponsored by Living Strong Chiropractic centre in Portishead.
The challenge was to do 1000 press ups, 1000 bodyweight squats and 1000 sit ups in under 3 hours at our Bradley Stoke Centre of Exellence. Matt planned the challenge as an EMOM (every minute on the minute) for 177 minutes, performing 17 of each movement in turn revolving from one to another. After 58 rounds of each Matt had reached 986 reps with 6 minutes to spare so spent the final round of each exercise having to only do 14 reps. Completing the challenge live on Facebook and with 3 minutes to spare, Matt pleaded with the live audience to donate what they could to try and beat the £1000-mark.
The public obliged and raised a grand total of £1,062 for NICU South West at the time of writing this article. EPiC member Sam Sowden also completed the feat, which at the age of 49 sums up exactly what being EPiC is! This was Matt’s 3rd challenge in the 0.01% ‘100 Strong Challenge’ – which will see him complete 100 challenges over many years.
During the live facebook finale, Matt revealed that his next challenge will be called ‘Death Row’ and will be to row a marathon on a concept 2 rowing machine at one of our facilities. That is a 42,195m row in one sitting and although the date is so far to be confirmed, it is expected to take place in June.