Konkura is packed full with superb competitors from all over the world, ranging from individuals with unique skills to athletes who score well in any challenge. These stars deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements, and these blog posts intend to do exactly that. On a regular basis Team Konkura will be posting our ‘best of the best’ list, where stand-out competitors get their time in the limelight. Here goes with part 1:
Competitor Name: Russel Huber (AKA Bear)
Konkura Rank: 3 (K-Points 1886)
About: Bear is an all-American guy who just loves to workout, and workout hard! He lives by slogans such as “Pain is temporary” and “If you aren’t pushing yourself, get out of my way.” He has introduced the Konkura community to strength and agility challenges which have pushed the boundaries to new limits. Challenges such as L-sit to Handstand and Hardest Push-up in the World are examples of Bear’s work. He is one awesome competitor and you will never find his technique anything other than perfect.
Greatest Konkura Achievement to Date: Again, given Bear’s talents, this is extremely difficult to decide upon. Whilst he has posted some inspiring scores in numerous challenges, the one which stands out most amongst Team Konkura is his 60 continuous reps in the Diamond Push-up Champ Challenge. Whilst other competitors have got near to the 60 mark, none have done so with the control and technique Bear demonstrates. This guy’s stamina and strength are legendary.
Competitor Name: Ged Musto (AKA GedMustoNumber1)
Konkura Rank: 79 (K-Points 194)
About: Prior to this year the name Ged Musto was unknown to the Konkura community. Now he has legendary status amongst the Team and his fellow competitors. Ged is 48 years young and currently holds 4 World Records, 7 British Records and 1 Army Record. After serving as an Airborne PTI, Ged has been a Personal Fitness Trainer for the past 18 years and is one of the most respected in the business. His full list of records and achievements is mind blowing and ranges from 2,908 unaided sit-ups in one hour (WR) to 2,467 press-ups in one hour (WR). If you want to challenge Ged on Konkura who’ll have to bring you’re ‘A’ game – then double it!
Greatest Konkura Achievement to Date: Ged’s score of 1112 reps in the Pushups in 30 Minutes Challenge is one that we can’t see being beaten unless Clarke Kent makes an appearance. The scariest part is that Ged has actually been suffering from an injury, yet his scores and videos remain at the very highest level.
Competitor Name: Andy Weaver
Konkura Rank: 1 (K-Points 2144)
About: Andy is a single dad of 2 athletic kids who he aspires to be a role model to. A former long distance runner, Andy has used Konkura to get back in shape and has lost an amazing 30 pounds since joining (although 15 pounds of that has been put back on as solid muscle!). He is back to running some 50 miles per week and racing in events ranging from 5K’s to trail marathons. Each week Andy pushes his self to the limits, both in the challenges he competes in and the challenges he creates. If Konkura could be summed up in two words, Andy Weaver would be it!
Greatest Konkura Achievement to Date: This is always going to be a subjective decision, but Team Konkura believe Andy’s efforts in the Kettlebell Figure 8’s to be in the super-human category. Weighing just 75kgs in bodyweight, he managed to swing a 22.5kg kettlebell around his head for 323 repetitions! Even the world record breaking great Ged Musto (see above) has been unable to match Andy at this event so far. To bring some perspective to this achievement, Andy was swinging continuously for in excess of 17 minutes!