HERO’s, 20x, 40% Rule, and A Lot of CONGRATS


Just WOW…

So 6 weeks ago we kicked off the HERO Challenge.


A LOT of athletes that entered, entered a bit “reserved”.

They were unsure.


Kind of like when you first start something new and unknown.

You know the feeling…

You’re not sure of what to expect.

You’re a bit afraid.

Shit, who knows, you just might fail right!?

But it’s ALL GOOD.

It’s totally and completely normal.

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**Outside of the “Comfort Zone”**

What isn’t always normal is the ability for people to go ABOVE and beyond of what they think they’re capable of.

Over the past 6 weeks, athlete’s inside the gym were able to show themselves that they were very capable of so much more.

EVERY athlete, even those who didn’t compete within the HERO challenge are capable of what’s called, “20x”.

I was heard about this concept of “20x” from a Navy SEAL who used it himself to get through the rigors of BUDs training.

“20x” means you’re capable of 20 x’s more than you think you’re capable of.

There’s more to this…

**“The 40% Rule”**

TScreen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.05.44 AMhis means that when your mind says “I’m done” or you say to yourself “I need to rest, I’m tired”, you’re actually only 40% to your MAX Capacity.

That means you’re not even HALF way out of gas yet…

This is all so TRUE and I know our athlete, even without knowing it were able to tap into their extra 60% and go close to 20x.

Imagine if you were to do that ALL THE TIME.

Not that we have to train to the extreme and do “Chuck Norris” type chipper workouts for every session, but it’s the MINDSET.


If you’re going to do something, GO 20x.

Tap into your reserves and dig deep!


BIG Congrats to Our WINNERS of the HERO Challenge

1st – HERO Of the Universe Division – Brett “Drago” Petters

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.06.04 AMRunner Up – Tony Tomasso.

1st – SUPER Hero Division – Shane “4 Time” Barry

Runner Up -Jamie Schneckenberger

With the TEAM H.A.M. Open approaching, that’s what we’ll need out of each and every one of you.


YOU and the whole Forged Fam FIRES ME UP.

I’m looking ahead to some BIG BIG things.

Mainly to see what YOU are capable of.

I’m ready to be blown away.

I already have been but I greedy, so I want more 😉

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NOW, onto some more CONGRATS.

We’ve got a couple of people that have EARNED some special prizes…

The First – Cailin Edwards

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CONGRATS to Caitlin for winning the past SHRED Challenge Transformation.

Caitlin has been super consistent and has put in the work.

Caitlin is also the big WINNER of the “Super-Hero of HUSTLE” award for being some of the biggest “Hustlers” of the HERO Challenge.

She never missed a challenge and always put in 110% effort (everyone did).

All of it has shown through…

Nice work Cait!

Make sure to take some pics when you’re in Vegas 😉

Secondly – Alan Shirly

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CONGRATS to Alan for taking home the male “Super-Hero of HUSTLE” away.

Holy shit man…

The efforts I was able to be witness of that you put yourself through within the HERO Challenge was awe-inpsiring.

If anyone went 20x, it was Alan to the fullest.

Alan, competed in the HERO of the UNIVERSE division which he knew well was going to be a challenge.

Instead of dropping down to the Super Hero Division, he stuck it out and GRINDED.

It made you better man.

Keep it up and wear the SUPERMAN Shirt with PRIDE 😉

You All EANRED it.

And NO efforts where unseen or overlooked.

We truly appreciate EVERYONE’s hard work and consistent effort.

Keep Going H.A.M.