After another impressive year for the Max’s Muscle Up Challenge 2015, the upcoming Max’s Challenge 2016 promises to be just as exciting and brimming with more challengers, bigger and better prizes and a more thorough support system. If you’ve missed out on last year’s challenge or have simply piled on more weight than you anticipated in the last couple of months, now is the perfect time to update your calendar with the key dates for the 2016 Challenge. Here are some crucial details that you might need.
Maxs Challenge 2016 – Where to Register
To sign up for the Max's Challenge, simply head on over to the official Max's Challenge Website
Maxs Challenge 2016 – Registration Dates
2016 will be the second year that the Max’s Challenge will run twice throughout the year. The first Challenge will start in February 2016 and finish sometime in June, while the second Challenge will begin sometime in August 2016 and finish up by December.
As always, pre registrations for the two challenges will begin two whole weeks prior to the registration openings. The pre registrations will keep you up to date on all the important details and dates required for registration as well as some extra motivating emails to get you pumped and excited for the upcoming challenge.
Maxs Challenge 2016 – Key Dates
For those interested in the Max’s Challenge for 2016, here are the crucial key dates for the upcoming two Challenges:
Max's Challenge February 2016
- Registration Opens – Monday 15 February
- Registration Closes – Sunday 28 February
- Challenge Starts – Monday 29 February
- Challenge Finishes – Sunday 22 May
- ‘After’ Photos and Blogs Completed – Wednesday 25 May
- Public Voting Open – Friday 27 May
- Public Voting Closes – Sunday 5 June
- Top 50 are announced – Wednesday 8 June
- Top 10 are announced – Friday 10 June
- Presentation Gala – Saturday 18 June
Max's Challenge August 2016
- Registration Opens – Monday 8 August
- Registration Closes – Sunday 21 August
- Challenge Starts – Monday 22 August
- Challenge Finishes – Sunday 13 November
- ‘After’ Photos and Blogs Completed – Wednesday 16 November
- Public Voting Open – Thursday 17 November
- Public Voting Closes – Wednesday 23 November
- Top 50 are announced – Thursday 24 November
- Top 10 are announced – Friday 25 November
- Presentation Gala – Saturday 3 December
Maxs Challenge 2016 - Check In Dates
The 2016 Challenge will again employ the use of two “Check In” points throughout the 12 weeks so you can update progress pics and also as a way to keep you on track and diligent. The dates for these two “Check In” points will be:
Max's Challenge February 2016 - Check In Points
- Week 4 Check In Point Open - Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at 12:00am
- Week 4 Check In Point Close - Monday 28th March 2016 at 11:59pm
- Week 8 Check In Point Open - Wednesday 20th April 2016 at 12:00am
- Week 8 Check In Point Close - Monday 25th April 2016 at 11:59pm
Max's Challenge August 2016 - Check In Points
- Week 4 Check In Point Open - Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 12:00am
- Week 4 Check In Point Close - Monday 19th September 2016 at 11:59pm
- Week 8 Check In Point Open - Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 12:00am
- Week 8 Check In Point Close - Monday 17th October 2016 at 11:59pm
Maxs Challenge 2016 – News & Facts
As with the previous years challenges, the challenge will begin with a ‘Before’ image being taken before the start of the challenge. Participants will also have a chance to take some initial fitness measurements with a small fitness test. The Challenge itself is not a bodybuilding contest or a weight loss contest. Rather it is about the biggest physical transformation. Progress pics will be requested after 4 weeks and 8 weeks to ensure that the participant is still maintaining their efforts. Participants can also re-test themselves in terms of their fitness.
This year, one of the biggest changes to the Challenge is the arrival of two new paid versions of the Challenge. A FREE basic plan will still be available, however to gain access to forums and also have a more tailored approach to your fitness and training plans, two premium options are available known as the Premium Plan and the Platinum Plan. Both these plans will come with supplements, continued access to the Challenge community forums, support from the coaches and ambassadors as well as the chance to win prizes. Those in the Basic Plan will still have 1 weeks free access to the forum, but will have to pay if they decide to continue using it after the initial week.
Challengers also have the opportunity to blog and also video their journey and post it to their profile. After the 12 weeks of competition, ‘After’ shots will be taken before public voting begins to find the top 50 finalists. This will be whittled down to just 10 finalists before deliberation on the final placings and the Grand Champion.
The entire competition will be conducted in accordance with anti-doping policies of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and individual participants have the opportunity to sign up with a public or private profile. To be eligible for the prizes however, you will need to have a public profile. Participants also have the opportunity to join groups as a way to assist each other during training.
Max's Challenge 2016 - Costs
One of the most common concerns with the Max’s Challenge is how much it all costs. The answer to this depends on how you’re competing in the Challenge. For those who are simply after the benefits of the free basic diet and workout plans, then that will be free. However, to be eligible for the prizes as well as access to the Challenger community forum and coaches and ambassadors, you will need to spend a small amount on the required plans. Specifically the Access Plan will set you back $119 and provide you with training programs, nutrition plans, supplement guides and plenty of extra support. The more popular premium plan which is only $149, includes all the benefits of the Access Plan along with a Premium Starter Pack, which includes a Max’s Challenge T-shirt, Max’s Shaker and Max’s product samples.
Overall though, making changes to your diet, nutrition and training isn’t that expensive and you are basically looking at maybe $2 a day, which is really about half the price of a good coffee these days. Considering the massive changes you’ll be experiencing though during the challenge and that fact that these changes will benefit you on the long term, it’s really a small cost to pay.
Max's Challenge 2016 - Prizes
One of the most exciting aspects of the Max’s Challenge 2016 will be the possibility of winning a range of prizes. With over $100,000 worth or prizes up for grabs, you could win anything from a 5 star luxury holiday to a shopping spree to a sponsorship deal and more. With the first place prize being over $10,000 in value, that should be more than enough to keep you motivated to do your best in the Challenge. It should be noted though that only those Challengers who participate in the Premium or Platinum plan will be eligible to win the prizes.
Maxs Challenge 2016
For those who have competed in the previous years Challenges, you’ll know that each challenge is going to be quite tough, but will also be one of the most rewarding journeys you’ll take throughout the year. Whether you’re up for one or both challenges, you’ll find plenty of help along the way to aid in your completion. If you’re new to the Max’s Challenge, it’s going to be a fantastic venture where you will get fitter, stronger and healthier Regardless of your past experiences with the Max’s Challenge, let 2016 be the year that you break personal records and achieve the best body that you can. Get ready for the most exciting 12 or 24 weeks of your life.