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.
If you’d benefit from additional trackers, recipe ideas, meal planners, and more — you may also like our 75 Soft Book!
It’s available as an instant download. Get 50% off with code READER.
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
You can get LES MILLS on Demand for free for 30 days to get started!
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!
We hope this 75 Soft Challenge Checklist motivates and empowers you versus feeling like a slave to a silly Internet challenge.
Want more trackers? Check out our 75 Soft Challenge Book! Get 50% with code READER.
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!
More 75 Soft Trackers
If you’re looking for additional trackers or a tracker that is completely digital — you should check out our 75 Soft Spreadsheets!
They are super easy to use and update daily!
With the 75 Soft Trackers — you’ll get a digital habit tracker, to do list, body measurement tracker, meal planner, personal development guide, workout planner, goal progression system, and a gratitude tracker.
Additional 75 Soft Resources
After several challengers asked, we put together a 75 Soft Book!
It includes additional trackers, recipe ideas, meal planners, and more, and it’s available as an instant download. Get 50% off with code READER.
- 9 Week SIMPLE Meal Plan for You & Your Family
- What is Clean Eating? Tips, Meal Plans and Recipes
- Our Favorite Diet Book: Joy Bauer’s 90/10 Diet
We love LES MILLS BODYPUMP and BODYCOMBAT! Grab a free workout calendar here!
- Born to Win by Zig Ziglar
- The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
- Boundaries by Henry Cloud
- Morning Routine System to Maximize Your Time (Without Stressing!)
Our 75 Soft eBook
We put together an eBook that includes 50 PAGES of helpful ideas including: weekly & daily trackers, meal planners, personal development ideas, how to pick a workout you ENJOY, and EASY recipes that you AND your family will love!
You can also get 50% off the eBook when you add it onto your purchase of the 9 Customizable, Digital 75 Soft Trackers!
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