How to Train for a Decathlon at Home

How to Train for a Decathlon at Home

Ever since the Greeks held the very first Olympics in 776 B.C., human beings have been obsessed with athletic competition. We lift. We climb. We run. We throw. Any manner of physical exertion can become sport, but most competitions target single or specific events, movements and skills — until now. 

Enter DEKAFIT — the Decathlon of Functional Fitness — created by Spartan Race experts. “We wanted to create something that was straightforward and accessible to any range of fitness,” explains Yancy Culp, a Spartan master coach who serves as the DEKAFIT sport development manager. This grueling gauntlet consists of 5,000 total meters of running interspersed with 10 unique events that test strength, endurance and mobility. Your results are tabulated into a “DEKA Score,” which can be used to see your ranking among the worldwide masses, from beginners to weekend warriors to elite athletes. 

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