This year’s Under Armour Test of Will focused on battle ropes
Under Armour’s Test of Will, Asia’s most popular urban fitness challenge, returned for a fourth edition last July 13 and 14 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. This year’s edition introduced a brand new elite category, designed to further push one’s limits with added difficulties.
The Test of Will challenge is known as Asia’s most advanced urban fitness challenge offering people from all backgrounds a chance to test their strength and will through a series of exercises. This year’s competition consisted of battle ropes specifically double rope slams, rope Russian twist, reverse lunges, and rope pulls which participants had to accomplish in one minute and were scored based on the number of repetitions they achieved.
The winners of the Philippine standoff’s Open’s Category, Lorenzo Leonardo and Vanessa Capuyon walked away with PHP 87,000 in cash each while Mel Chan and Lexi Noval, champions of the Elite Category, brought home PHP 125,000 each.
“It’s amazing! I’m grateful to Under Armour because this [Test of Will] is the kind of initiation and advocacy that I really admire from brands一when they try to bring out and show people that they can test their limits and go beyond what they think they can do,” Elite Category champion Lexi Noval said when asked about winning
Under Armour also launched its newest FDA-approved performance collection called Rush and Recovery. Developed in partnership with Celliant, the scientifically engineered fabric promotes endurance, strength, and energy return, enabling improved sporting performance.
“Under Armour’s mission is to make athletes better. We launched the Rush & Recovery collection with this goal in mind, and Test of Will is just another way for us to empower athletes by giving them a platform to put their fitness to the test and push their limits even further,” said Michael Binger, CEO of Triple Pte Ltd, the exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia
On top of this, the brand is once again giving Filipino athletes and fitness aficionados something new to look forward to with the introduction of its latest shoe innovationーUA HOVR Apex. It combines both UA HOVRTM and UA TriBase technologies, guaranteeing maximum energy return for wearers, as well as added comfort and the stability and flexibility needed in a wide variety of workouts.
This year’s Test of Will saw the participation of even more challengers, breaking the record of last year’s standoffs. Apart from this year’s attendance, it’s also the inspiring stories一on and off the competition ground一that made Test of Will 2019 truly successful.
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