Challenges, Duels, and Quests
When you feel like adding some friendly competition to the the mix, you can compete against other fitos through either a challenge or a duel. If you're looking for a way to push yourself, the Quests offer different ideas to help encourage users to try new exercises or workouts based on themes.
Challenges are functions of the Fitocracy groups. Look around for active groups and join up. The group owner or admins will create challenges wherein all group members can compete against one another. On the Fitocracy website, visit a group and click the tab marked Challenges to see if there's one open.
Duels are user vs. user battles. Only Hero members of Fitocracy have the ability to issue a duel but all members can participate.
Quests are fun, sometimes silly, workouts with certain criteria or time frame for completion that can be done to earn extra points. If you are on the site, check out the tab marked Quests on your profile page. Select Available to see what can be done. Each quest will include a description that explains the requirements along with what activity can be logged to earn it.
What are the options if I want to create a group challenge or a duel ?
Free for all - The winner is determined by who can accumulate the most points in the designated time period.
Heaviest widowmaker - A competition to see which participant can perform the heaviest widowmaker . A widowmaker is a barbell squat of 20 reps.
Most swimming distance - The objective is to log the most distance swimming.
Most cycling distance - By logging outdoor cycling or mountain biking, both users compete for most distance cycled outside.
Most distance on foot - Whoever runs, walks, or hikes the most distance is the winner of this challenge. The activities that accrue to this duel are outdoor running, trail running, treadmill running, outdoor walking, treadmill walking, light walking, interval/sprint running, and hiking .
Triathlon challenge - Users compete for most points from logging outdoor running, trail running, outdoor cycling, mountain biking, and swimming .
Heaviest barbell deadlift - A competition to see who can log the heaviest traditional deadlift. Sumo, romanian, and other variations are not included.
Heaviest barbell bench press -This duel centers on who can log a heavier barbell bench press.
Most push ups- Regular push-up, Divebomber, Clap, Diamond, Close Grip, Wide Arm all count to total amount of push ups logged between the two users.
Monkeying around - Highest number of chin-ups and pull-ups (includes assisted and weighted varieties) logged determines this duel winner
Drop and give me plenty - See who can get the most points from push-ups, pull-ups, crunches, running, and sit-ups. (Included activities: crunch, push-up, pull-up including assisted and weighted, sit-up, outdoor running, and trail running)
Fire fighter challenge - A competition to see who can log the most flights of stairs climbed. This is logged as ' Walked up the stairs (in lieu of the elevator) '.
Most distance cycled (including stationary) - Again, most cycling distance but with more options such as Cycling, Mountain Biking, Cycling (stationary), and Spinning.
Most running distance - To win, both users log for most distance from running, trail running, interval/sprint running, and treadmill running.
There are also four duels where the winner is decided based on Wilks Coefficient score. "The Wilks Coefficient or Wilks Formula is a coefficient that can be used to measure the strength of a powerlifter against other powerlifters despite the different weights of the lifters. " (Source: Wikipedia) By factoring Wilks Coefficient, female and male users can fairly battle one another. These duels are:
Heaviest squat - Barbell squat only of at most 10 reps.
Heaviest bench press - Barbell bench press only of at most 10 reps.
Heaviest deadlift - Barbell deadlift and sumo deadlift of at most 10 reps .
Heaviest big three - Barbell bench press, barbell squat, barbell deadlift including sumo deadlift for at most 10 reps.