How to Make the 75 Hard Challenge Work for You (Runner’s World)

Posted: May 22, 2024 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Runner's World on May 22, 2024.



How to Make the 75 Hard Challenge Work for You

By Laruen Bedosky

The 75 Hard challenge is going strong. Created in 2019 by Andy Frisella, CEO of the supplement company 1st Phorm, the 75 Hard challenge involves completing five daily diet, exercise, and mental toughness tasks for 75 days. If you don’t complete each task in a day, you must begin the 75-day challenge again on day one.


75 Soft Approach: Figure Out Your Individual Hydration Needs

Because individual fluid needs vary depending on body size, environment, and other factors, it’s best to use urine color to gauge hydration. “Colorless to slightly yellow is generally a sign of good hydration,” Holland notes.


To boost your water intake, set a goal to add 1 cup of water to each meal, suggests Christopher Gagliardi, C.S.C.S., scientific education content manager at the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Or, if you currently drink sugar-sweetened beverages, swap them out with plain water or unsweetened options.

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