DEKA: What is the Decathlon? (10 Events That'll Challenge You to Your Core)
DEKA is The Decathlon of Functional Fitness. It consists of indoor fitness competitions and motivational training programs designed for ALL levels. Take your OCR game to a whole new level and embrace the DEKA challenge. Sign up for our first DEKA event NOW. It’s YOU vs. YOU … What will be your DEKA score? #DEKA. More locations to follow.
“Those who compete in decathlons are held to such an insanely high standard, that even those who do not place can leave knowing that they are some of the most disciplined and well-trained athletes in the world.”
It’s not uncommon to hear someone say that the winner of the decathlon is the greatest athlete in the world. Decathletes have been known to be some of the most fiercely competitive people on the planet. Training non-stop, day-in and day-out, with the hopes of someday being crowned champion of this 10-mini event series which culminates together in one epic physical feat. Decathletes have to be well-rounded athletes, incredibly dedicated to their fitness, as well as their mental toughness. After all, who is willing to spend so much of their time, their life, to the tireless pursuit of conquering the decathlon?
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What is the Decathlon?
Formed from the Greek word deka, meaning “ten,” the decathlon puts athletes through two separate five-event segments that span over the course of a two-day period. The events include:
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First Day Decathlon Events
- 100M Dash
- Running Long (Broad) jump
- Shot Put
- High Jump
- 400M Run
Second Day Decathlon Events
- 110M Hurdles
- Discus Throw
- Pole Vault
- Javelin Throw
- 1,500M Run
The decathlon is unique in that the toughest opponent that an athlete will face is not the athlete next to them. Instead, they’re in a continuous and grueling battle with time, fatigue, distance, and self-doubt. Those who compete in decathlons are held to such an insanely high standard, that even those who do not place can leave knowing that they are some of the most disciplined and well-trained athletes in the world.
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How Decathlon Inspires DEKA (The Decathlon of Functional Fitness)
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CAN WE REALLY DO THIS? Can we really impact 100 million lives through fitness? Well, here’s the plan: Connect the best of the best in the fitness industry. Those in the trenches filled with passion, purpose and authenticity. Special leaders like @coachbriannunez (see video), his amazing team and every single FIT Pro and hard working gym owner on the planet willing to throw their ego out the door and do whatever it takes to educate, motivate and inspire. Combine all genres and levels of fitness... General fitness, Crossfit, OCR, elite athletes, military, functional fitness (boot campers/HIIT), high school and college athletes, runners. Bring them all together to earn their DEKA Mark. But the only way we do it and I mean the ONLY way is... TOGETHER. Please join the mission, you won’t regret it. By the way, @coachbriannunez ...I’m SO proud that we have YOU and our small, but mighty team forging us forward. And this video makes me smile BIG. #dekafit #dekafitx #fitnessmotivation #fitness #workoutmotivation #oneteam #gymlife #relentlessdiscipline #spartan #denvercolorado #fitnessneversleeps
The standards of excellence put in place to crown the original decathlon winners helped drive the mission of DEKA. As humans, we need to continuously test, train, improve, and maintain our bodies. DEKA uses 10 fundamental movements and exercises in order to create a standardized level of testing to help athletes assess which areas of their bodies need to be strengthened, and provide a level of training to accomplish those goals. DEKA is the decathlon for all levels of fitness—everyone who makes it through this grueling series deserves a DEKA Mark!
We created DEKA with the goal of challenging people to become the best possible version of themselves while building out a community that will help reshape the way the world sees fitness. And trust us, we’re just getting started. AROO!