The 75 Hard Challenge has been rampant on social media, but it isn’t for everyone and is potentially dangerous. If you’re looking for an effective alternative to the extreme plan, check out our 75 Soft Challenge.
First – let’s take a look at 75 Hard
We first heard about Andy Frisella’s 75 Hard extreme challenge in 2020. The free “transformational mental toughness program” includes 6 rigid rules to obey for 75 days.
The podcast host of RealAF created the 75 Hard Challenge, and he doesn’t have any medical background that we could find.
The 6 Daily Rules for 75 Hard
- Follow a diet & consume no alcohol.
- Complete Two 45-minute workouts, and one has to be outside.
- Eat no cheat meals
- Take a progress picture daily
- Drink 1 gallon of water
- Read 10 pages of a personal development book (audiobooks don’t count)
Can I modify 75 Hard?
No, you cannot modify the 75 Hard Challenge according to the creator, Andy Frisella.
If you don’t hit all 6 rules 100%, it’s back to Day 1 for you! Mind you, these are all rules he’s come up with.
We’ve found most dietitians, personal trainers, or therapists would say this is too extreme. The challenge actually could cause you more physical and mental issues than you started with!
Sounds crazy, right?
If you’ve read to this point and you’re going, “uh no, thanks! That’s nuts.” You’re our people. HA!
Cue the 75 Soft Challenge!
What is the 75 Soft Challenge?
The 75 Soft Challenge, also called a 75 Easy Challenge, is a realistic mind and body challenge that can fit into even a busy lifestyle! The free challenge focuses on a flexible meal plan, workouts, and personal development to help you feel and look your best.
How do you do a 75 Soft?
You can do a 75 Soft Challenge by modifying the rules of 75 Hard to not be so crazy intense. We recommend choosing a start date and committing to the 75 Soft Challenge Checklist below!
75 Soft Challenge Checklist
The 75 Soft Challenge Checklist was designed based on the feedback we read from nutrition experts and personal trainers. (You can read more about that at 5 Legit Reasons You Should to Avoid 75 Hard)
These rules are designed to give structure to your days so that you can progress towards your goals.
We are not condoning an all-or-nothing mindset. If you break one of these rules on Day 15, get back on track Day 16!
75 Soft Challenge Rules
- Choose foods that fuel your body properly 90% of the time
- Workout 4x a week at least a half hour
- Take a picture on Day 1 & Day 75
- Drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day
- Pray or meditate 5+ minutes a day
- Read or listen to 10 minutes of personal development a day
We hope this 75 Soft Challenge Checklist motivates and empowers you versus feeling like a slave to a silly Internet challenge.
Our goal for this “75 Day Easy Challenge” is to help men and women feel confident in their mind and body and also pass along healthy habits to their family and friends.
Here’s a Quick & Easy 75 Soft Challenge Tracker!
We actually have a group starting a similar challenge on October 5, 2021 to help us get ready for the holidays!
The challenge is actually called #57Doable!
It’s a little shorter, but it will help us tackle Halloween and Thanksgiving together! We’ll wrap up the challenge group on 12/1!
The challenge follows the same rules as what we outlined in the 75 Soft Challenge Tracker above, but again — it is only 57 days! (Though we hope you keep going after!)
You can learn more and join the Facebook group by signing up below!