What is the 24 Hour Iron Challenge?
The 24 Hour Iron Challenge is a charity event created by the founder and owner of Results Or Excuses Gym Swansea, Nathan Blackler. This hardcore event runs for a full 24 hours whilst lifting weights. The objective is to lift as much weight as you possibly can over a 24 hour period. With each rep, the weight is added to a scoreboard totalling up the amount of weight lifted within the 24 hour period!
For example, if you curled 10 reps of 10kg that would equal to 100kg. If you did 5 sets, that would equal to 500kg. You may do any or as many different exercises as you like and you may rest as long as you like between sets to achieve your end score. So, your lifting/workout strategy and rest time will heavily impact your end score.
Last year, Nathan achieved a score of a whopping 151,000kg and is hoping to top that in this years event with a score of more than 250,000kg!
Nathan is looking to expand the event over the coming years with there being more entries, sponsorships and ‘The Wave’ radio station will be involved in this year's event.
The event is to raise money for Change Step charity, who actively help PTSD sufferers in our local communities. Change Step’s team of veteran peer mentors work with Veterans NHS Wales to offer practical support to ex-services personnel who need treatment related to their time in the forces.