2016 Fit Squad 8-Week Challenge

WELCOME TO WEEK 1

Every week, we'll give you inspiring videos, vital training tips, tasty recipes, and chances to win weekly prizes. You'll also get amazing deals available only to Fit Squad participants. Let's do this!

WEEKLY PRIZE

BPI SWAG PACK + $50 STORE CREDIT TOWARD BPI PRODUCTS

Weekly challenges are optional, but they're your chance to win 1 of 2 weekly prizes!

TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1

TRAINING CHALLENGE: ISOMETRIC HOLD

Who knew so little movement could be such a massive challenge? Tyrone Bell shows you how to master this move for an awesome delts workout. You’ll be using the power of your own body with each rep — and we guarantee that by the end your arm muscles will practically be Jell-O. Just post a pic or video to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports for a chance to win!

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PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE: HALOS

Get ready to concentrate. The halo looks simple, but it takes all of your focus to make it work. Not only will you strengthen your shoulders, arms, and core, you’ll also give your stamina and determination a workout. Just post a pic or video to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports for a chance to win!

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WELCOME TO WEEK 2

Every week, we'll give you inspiring videos, vital training tips, tasty recipes, and chances to win weekly prizes. You'll also get amazing deals available only to Fit Squad participants. Let's do this!

WEEKLY PRIZE

BPI SWAG PACK + $50 STORE CREDIT TOWARD BPI PRODUCTS

Weekly challenges are optional, but they're your chance to win 1 of 2 weekly prizes!

TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1

TRAINING CHALLENGE: FULL RANGE EXHAUST

Supercharge your abs routine or your upper body routine with this move! Pay attention to your form during this move for maximum effect, and you’ll feel the results in your obliques and your arms and shoulders in no time. Post a pic or video to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports for a chance to win!

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: sjedmonds525!

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PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE: KETTLEBELL WINDMILLS

Supercharge your abs routine or your upper body routine with this move! Pay attention to your form during this move for maximum effect, and you’ll feel the results in your obliques and your arms and shoulders in no time. Post a pic or video to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports for a chance to win!

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: xriscross03!

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OFFER ENDS October 9

WELCOME TO WEEK 3

Every week, we'll give you inspiring videos, vital training tips, tasty recipes, and chances to win weekly prizes. You'll also get amazing deals available only to Fit Squad participants. Let's do this!

WEEKLY PRIZE

BPI SWAG PACK + $50 STORE CREDIT TOWARD BPI PRODUCTS

Weekly challenges are optional, but they're your chance to win 1 of 2 weekly prizes!

TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1

TRAINING CHALLENGE: LACTIC PULLING

Your goal: Get an anabolic boost by flooding your muscles with lactic acid without fatiguing them. Sound like a tall order? This technique delivers! Combine lactic pulling with your triceps moves for even faster gains. Post a pic or video to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports for a chance to win!

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: hangryhippo!

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PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE: SINGLE LEG DEADLIFT WITH RESISTANCE BAND

This move is tough, but trust us: Your glutes are going to look amazing. This exercise works your lower back, glutes, and hamstrings with a band, which increases tension at the top of the movement. Make sure you engage your abdominals to protect your back. Post a pic or video to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports for a chance to win!

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: fitfun27!

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OFFER ENDS October 16

WELCOME TO WEEK 4

Every week, we'll give you inspiring videos, vital training tips, tasty recipes, and chances to win weekly prizes. You'll also get amazing deals available only to Fit Squad participants. Let's do this!

WEEKLY PRIZE

BPI SWAG PACK + $50 STORE CREDIT TOWARD BPI PRODUCTS

Weekly challenges are optional, but they're your chance to win 1 of 2 weekly prizes!

TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1

TRAINING CHALLENGE: INTERSET STRETCHING

Yes, stretching really can increase your gains! These stretches use free weights to create more stress in your focus areas, causing more damage — and that means more of those miniscule tears that lead to bigger muscles. Hold for 30 seconds before maxing out your set (if you can handle it). Don’t forget to show us your moves by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: sharker84!

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PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE: KETTLEBELL CONTRALATERAL HIP SHIFT

Strengthen your hips with this simple move, which works both the inside and outside of your legs at the same time. Pro tip: Grab a heavy kettlebell for more effective movement, and make sure your back is engaged to prevent injury. Show us your hip shift by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: nikki606030!

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OFFER ENDS October 23

WELCOME TO WEEK 5

Every week, we'll give you inspiring videos, vital training tips, tasty recipes, and chances to win weekly prizes. You'll also get amazing deals available only to Fit Squad participants. Let's do this!

WEEKLY PRIZE

BPI SWAG PACK + $50 STORE CREDIT TOWARD BPI PRODUCTS

Weekly challenges are optional, but they're your chance to win 1 of 2 weekly prizes!

TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1

TRAINING CHALLENGE: PRELOAD SUPERSET

This technique is designed to take your muscles beyond failure with an isolation exercise that pre-exhausts them before moving on to compound exercises. Pick a weight that will exhaust your muscles around rep 10 … and then immediately move on to your compound exercise. Don’t worry, you’re tough enough! Show us your preload superset by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: ayuchih!

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PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE: BENT-OVER W ROTATION

Make your shoulders stand out with this posture-improving move. Use this exercise to warm up before your upper-body workout or as a final addition after you put your arms through their paces. Remember to use something very light, or even a resistance band, for the best effect. Show us your moves by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: MrsConigliaro!

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OFFER ENDS October 30

WELCOME TO WEEK 6

Every week, we'll give you inspiring videos, vital training tips, tasty recipes, and chances to win weekly prizes. You'll also get amazing deals available only to Fit Squad participants. Let's do this!

WEEKLY PRIZE

BPI SWAG PACK + $50 STORE CREDIT TOWARD BPI PRODUCTS

Weekly challenges are optional, but they're your chance to win 1 of 2 weekly prizes!

TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1

TRAINING CHALLENGE: NEGATIVES

Get ready to test your endurance with this technique. You’ll perform at normal speed for the first half of this move, but the second half goes super slow — and utilizes your muscle fibers, causing damage (and growth!). Show us your negatives by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: lachaun1!

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PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE: SIDE PLANK WITH KNEE RAISE

This powerhouse move will not only work the inside and outside of your legs, but you’ll feel — and see — the results in your obliques, as well. Watch your form on this one! Show us your moves by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: neumtj10!

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WELCOME TO WEEK 7

Every week, we'll give you inspiring videos, vital training tips, tasty recipes, and chances to win weekly prizes. You'll also get amazing deals available only to Fit Squad participants. Let's do this!

WEEKLY PRIZE

BPI SWAG PACK + $50 STORE CREDIT TOWARD BPI PRODUCTS

Weekly challenges are optional, but they're your chance to win 1 of 2 weekly prizes!

TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1

TRAINING CHALLENGE: DROPSETS

Dropsets are the key to fatiguing more than once in a single set — basically, you’re getting triple the workout! Start with a weight that gets you to failure, then drop to a lower weight and go to failure again. Repeat once more. Show us your dropset by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: agcummings09!

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PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE: LANDMINE ROTATION

Put all the focus on your core with this exercise, which will work your obliques and the transverse abdominus. Make sure your body is in sync as you move — if not, you could be putting too much strain on your lower back. Show us your moves by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: eamolina8044!

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OFFER ENDS November 13

WELCOME TO WEEK 8

Every week, we'll give you inspiring videos, vital training tips, tasty recipes, and chances to win weekly prizes. You'll also get amazing deals available only to Fit Squad participants. Let's do this!

WEEKLY PRIZE

BPI SWAG PACK + $50 STORE CREDIT TOWARD BPI PRODUCTS

Weekly challenges are optional, but they're your chance to win 1 of 2 weekly prizes!

TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1

TRAINING CHALLENGE: MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE

We’re going to get a bit technical. This move will shorten your movement but increase your strength, putting the full focus on your rear delts. Finish strong! Show us your mechanical advantage by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: SummerDawnFit!

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PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE: ROPE THRUST TO OVERHEAD PRESS

It’s your final performance challenge! This simple move is more challenging than it looks. Remember: The further you walk out, the more challenging this exercise will be. How far can you go? Show us your moves by taking a photo or video and tagging #myfitsquad @bodybuildingcom @bpi_sports

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: kfrendt!

FINAL MANDATORY STEP

Upload your after pics to BodySpace by November 20, 2016 to be qualified to win!

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You did it! You and your squad tackled eight solid weeks of new exercises, new challenges, and new habits — but we’re not done yet.

WHAT’S NEXT?

NOVEMBER 21-DECEMBER 4

Judging Phase

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Our judges have the tough job of choosing all the Fit Squad winners!

Fit Squad will win $40,000

1 Solo Competitor will win $5,000

1 Transform For Life winner will get $5,000

December 7

Winner Announcement

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Bodybuilding.com and BPI will reveal the winners here, via email, and on our social media channels!

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These Bodybuilding.com employees are documenting their 8-week journeys so you can learn their tips and tricks, get inspired by their wins, and learn from how they conquer obstacles.

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FAQ

FIT SQUAD CHALLENGE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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HOW DOES THE CONTEST WORK?

  • Log in to your BodySpace account. Don't have one? Sign up now.
  • Register for the Challenge on this page by September 25, 11:59 pm MST.
  • Upload your "before" photos to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account between September 12 – 25, 11:59 pm MST.
  • Work hard to transform your physique for 8 weeks: September 26 - November 20. We’ll help by providing free, comprehensive fitness plans.
  • Upload your "after" photos to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account between November 14 - 20, 11:59 pm MST. Your squad could win up to $40,000 cash!

HOW DO I REGISTER AS A SOLO COMPETITOR?

  • Sign Up for a BodySpace Account
  • Click the REGISTER NOW button on this page.
  • Upload your "before" photos to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account between September 12 – 25, 11:59 pm MST.

HOW DO I REGISTER AS PART OF A SQUAD?

If registering as a team of two or more, each member must register individually:

  • Choose one member of your team to be the team captain.
  • The email address that your team captain enters during registration will be your team name.
  • Each member of the team must enter this team name in the registration form.

HOW DO I REGISTER AS PART OF A WORKPLACE WINNER SQUAD?

Your team must have eight or more members, and each member must register individually:

  • Choose one member of your team to be the team captain.
  • The email address that your team captain enters during registration will be your team name.
  • Each member of the team must enter this team name in the registration form.

WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A TEAM CAPTAIN?

A Fit Squad team captain has no formal responsibilities, but we hope you’ll rally your squad toward success! If you are a Workplace Winner team captain, you will receive a special weekly email with helpful advice on how to incorporate fitness into the workplace and ways in which you can keep your team motivated. You’ll also receive $200 store credit to award to your winner.

IS THE CHALLENGE FREE?

It’s absolutely FREE!

HOW AND WHEN WILL WINNERS BE CHOSEN?

A committee of judges from Bodybuilding.com and Cellucor will choose one male winner and one female winner who have achieved the best overall transformations. One person will also receive the Transform For Life Award for completing at least two consecutive Bodybuilding.com transformation challenges. Teams of eight or more are also eligible for a Workplace Winner award. Their team leaders will receive $200 in-store credit which they will award to a winner chosen by fellow team members.

Winners will be chosen based upon physical improvement visible in "before" and "after" pictures and according to the contestant's body-composition stats submitted via BodySpace. Judges' decisions are final. Winners will be notified via email or telephone on or before December 6, 2016.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES?

Yes! All participants who have completed the last transformation challenge are eligible to win both prizes in this challenge.

IS THIS CONTEST OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY?

This is a global challenge! It is open to residents of the United States, Canada (except Quebec), and the European Union, and more as noted in the official Terms and Conditions.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY REGISTRATION WAS ACCEPTED?

You be taken to a success page, as well as receive an email from Bodybuilding.com within a few minutes of registering. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk or spam folder.

WHEN DOES MY OFFICIAL 8-WEEK TRANSFORMATION PERIOD BEGIN AND END?

Your 8-week transformation is September 25 – November 20, 2016.

CAN I CHANGE/UPDATE MY START DATE?

Nope. Everyone is in this together!

AM I REQUIRED TO FOLLOW A RECOMMENDED BODYBUILDING.COM TRAINING PLAN AND/OR PURCHASE BPI SUPPLEMENTS?

You may work out, eat, and/or supplement in whatever way works for you or as recommended by your personal trainer or healthcare provider.

IS A WORKOUT OR FOOD LOG REQUIRED?

A workout or food log is not required as part of this contest. However, daily or weekly posts to your BodySpace BodyBlog are recommended because they will help hold you accountable to other members and find support in return. This will also help you track your progress and stay motivated during the challenge.

HOW DO I COMPLETE AND SUBMIT MY “BEFORE” AND “AFTER” PHOTOS?

Upload a front-view, side-view, and back-view picture to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account between September 12 – 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm MST for “before” pictures and November 14 – 20, at 11:59 pm MST for “after” pictures. In the front-view picture, hold up that day’s newspaper with the date visible. Or write or print out the Challenge hashtag on a piece of paper and hold it up. The hashtag will be revealed after you register. Wear a swimsuit or clothing that shows ¾ or more of your body, so we can see the amazing changes to your physique.

DO I HAVE TO HOLD UP A CURRENT NEWSPAPER IN MY "BEFORE" AND "AFTER" PHOTOS?

In your front-view photos, hold up that day’s newspaper with the date visible or a piece of paper with the challenge hashtag written on it. The hashtag will be revealed after you register.

HOW DO I BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY WINNER PRIZE DRAWINGS?

Each week, you will receive a Fit Squad email. Each emails will contain two weekly challenges. All those who complete one of the challenges will be entered in a random drawing to win that challenge’s prize from BPI.

WILL MY PICTURES BE PRIVATE?

No, all your photos will be public.

WHAT IF MY EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGES DURING THE CONTEST?

Communications regarding the contest will be sent to the email address on file. It is your responsibility to notify us at transform@bodybuilding.com of a change of email address.

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2016 "FIT SQUAD" TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY BPI SPORTS

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

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WHAT CAN I WIN?

One (1) group of two or more Contestants will receive a team grand prize (“Team Grand Prize Winner”) of:

  • $40,000.00 (USD)

One (1) individual Contestant, who is not a part of a team, will each receive an individual grand prize (“Individual Grand Prize Winner”) of:

  • $5,000.00 (USD)

One (1) Contestant, who continues to transform after completing the 2016 Next Level Transformation Challenge Presented by Cellucor, will receive the continuing transformation prize (“Continuing Transformation Prize Winner”) of:

  • $5,000.00 (USD)

Each week during the eight-week challenge period, two (2) Contestants will receive a prize package consisting of:

  • • $50.00 (USD) of in-store credit to be used at www.bodybuilding.com and one (1) BPI Swag Pack consisting of: one (1) BPI Sports Snapback Hat (ARV $24.99), one (1) BPI Sports t-shirt (ARV $24.99), and one (1) BPI Sports Basic Shaker (ARV $9.99) (“Weekly Challenge Prize Package”). The total ARV of the Weekly Challenge Prize Package is $109.97 (USD).

Groups of eight (8) or more Contestants from the same office (the “Office Team(s)”) will each receive $10.00 (USD) in-store credit to be used at www.bodybuilding.com, subject to meeting the Office Team(s) criteria below. Additionally, at the end of the transformation period, each Office Team will receive $200.00 (USD) in-store credit to be used at www.bodybuilding.com, which will be awarded to the Office Teams’ internally-determined winner.

More information regarding eligibility, winner selection, and available prizes can be found below.

WHO CAN ENTER?

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The 2016 "Fit Squad" Transformation Challenge presented by BPI Sports (the "Contest") is open to BodySpace members who are eighteen (18) years of age or older or the age of majority in Contestant's place of residence at the time of entry ("Contestant"). Membership and enrollment in BodySpace are free. Contestant may not be a national or legal permanent resident of the province of Quebec (Canada) or the following countries: Burma, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria. Contestants may not be members of any guild, union, or other organization that may prohibit them from participating in this Contest and that would restrict, require due payment, or otherwise have the right to oppose such Contestant's participation in this Contest. Employees, contractors, members, and agents of Bodybuilding.com, LLC; Liberty Media Corporation; BPI Sports; and members of their immediate family (including spouses, parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses) and persons living in the same household with any such individuals are ineligible. Except as otherwise permitted herein, only one (1) entry per person will be accepted. If a Contestant submits multiple entries, the last will be accepted and the others will be discarded. In order to be eligible, Contestant must follow these Rules.

    The Team Grand Prize Winner must consist of two (2) or more Contestants meeting the above eligibility criteria. The Continuing Transformation Prize Winner must: (a) meet the above eligibility criteria and (b) have completed the 2016 Net Level Transformation Challenge presented by Cellucor. The Office Team(s) must consist of eight (8) or more Contestants meeting the above eligibility criteria.

    Failure to comply with these Rules will result in ineligibility of Contestant. This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. No purchase necessary.

  2. SPONSOR: : This Contest is sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, LLC located at 5777 N. Meeker Ave, Boise, Idaho 83713 U.S.A. and BPI Sports located at 3149 SW 42nd St. Suite 200, Hollywood, FL 33312, USA.

  3. TO ENTER: The Contest countdown weekly challenge period begins at 12:01 am MT on September 12, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm MT on November 20, 2016 ("Countdown Challenge Period"). Enrollment periods are as follows:

    • Transformation Challenge week 1 begins at 12:01 am MT on September 26, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm MT on October 2, 2016, winner announced October 3, 2016.
    • Transformation Challenge week 2 begins at 12:01 am MT on October 3, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm MT on October 9, 2016, winner announced October 10, 2016.
    • Transformation Challenge week 3 begins at 12:01 am MT on October 10, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm MT on October 16, 2016, winner announced October 17, 2016.
    • Transformation Challenge week 4 begins at 12:01 am MT on October 17, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm MT on October 23, 2016, winner announced October 24, 2016.
    • Transformation Challenge week 5 begins at 12:01 am MT on October 24, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm MT on October 30, 2016, winner announced October 31, 2016.
    • Transformation Challenge week 6 begins at 12:01 am MT on October 31, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm MT on November 6, 2016, winner announced November 7, 2016.
    • Transformation Challenge week 7 begins at 12:01 am MT on November 7, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm MT on November 13, 2016, winner announced November 14, 2016.
    • Transformation Challenge week 8 begins at 12:01 am MT on November 14, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm MT on November 20, 2016, winner announced November 21, 2016.

    Contestant's transformation start date begins on September 26, 2016 ("Transformation Start Date") and ends on November 20, 2016 ("Transformation Completion Date"). All final materials must be received on the Transformation Completion Date. In no event will materials be accepted after 11:59 pm MT on November 20, 2016 (the "Contest Period"). To enter the Contest, visit the website http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2016-Fit-Squad.html for the official online entry form. Contestant must be, or must register to be, a BodySpace member to participate in the Contest. Membership in BodySpace is free. Contestant must complete all information requested, including but not limited to, Contestant’s full legal name; BodySpace username; full address (including apartment number, city, state, province, zip/postal code, and country); daytime, home, and/or mobile telephone numbers; e-mail address; date of birth; and all other information requested, including submission of required photos. Failure of Contestant to correctly complete any portion of the online entry form will result in ineligibility. Any communication regarding the Contest will be sent to the e-mail address on file. It is Contestant’s responsibility to notify Sponsor at transform@bodybuilding.com of a change of e-mail address or BodySpace username. All materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Contestant must complete the entry form themselves. Only one (1) entry per Contestant will be accepted; all preceding entries will be disregarded. False, deceptive, or incomplete entries provided by Contestant shall render the entry ineligible.

    Use of any illegal or banned substances to achieve results is prohibited. Contestants may be required to test and/or sign an affidavit verifying that their transformation was achieved without the use of illegal or banned substances.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CONTESTANTS: CONTESTANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTION.

  4. PHOTO SUBMISSION: In addition to the entry requirements above, Contestant must also submit three (3) "before" photographs in "JPG" (.jpg) format using the instructions provided and depicting: (a) front body view including face, (b) back body view, and (c) body side view (though not required, ¾ body or full body pictures are best for showing Contestant's full transformation). The front view must include a newspaper dated anytime between September 11, 2016 and September 25, 2016 with the date clearly showing or the official contest hashtag written or printed. The contest hashtag will be released via the website http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2016-Fit-Squad.html before the upload period begins.

    All "before" photos must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm MT September 25, 2016. Contestant must be clothed in a bathing suit or similar clothing. Contestants are encouraged to stay active in BodySpace and to use BodySpace tools to enter body fat percent before, during, and after the competition. Staying active in BodySpace, includes, but is not limited to: updating fit status regularly, tracking workouts, joining the BodyGroup and conversation in the group, adding friends, uploading progress pictures weekly, using the Fitboard, etc.

    Contestant must submit three (3) "after" photographs with the same requirements as the "before" photographs starting at 12:00 am MT on November 14, 2016, but no later than 11:59 pm MT on November 20, 2016. Contestants are encouraged to enter body fat percent and weight. Sponsor reserves the right to contact any Contestant who has entered the Contest to request resubmission of one or more of the "before" or "after" photographs (collectively the "Images") or to request that Contestant submit additional Images. Any entries submitted by anyone other than the person appearing in the Images and entries submitted by modeling agencies or professionally produced or those that have been enhanced or altered will be rejected. Photos should be submitted to the progress section of BodySpace at: http://my.bodybuilding.com/photos/view/type/progress

    Submission of Images and entry in the Contest constitutes Contestant's consent for Sponsor to use the Images on Sponsor's websites and associated or affiliated websites and media in perpetuity without compensation. Contestant represents and warrants that he or she has all rights to the Images and all materials submitted in connection with the Contest. Contestant grants a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license of the Images and any materials submitted in connection with the Contest to Sponsor. Sponsor will decide, in its sole discretion, whether to accept Contestant's photographs or other materials. Sponsor will not be responsible for any financial reimbursement to the original copyright holder for the right to publish the Images as provided herein. Sponsor will not be held under any obligation to publish a photo credit to the original copyright holder for the publication of an Image. Contestant agrees to hold Sponsor harmless, defend, and indemnify Sponsor from any and all liabilities, loss, claims, or causes of action, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses that may be incurred by Sponsor, arising out of or relating to Contestant's Images or any violation of the Rules.

  5. WINNER SELECTION & JUDGING CRITERIA: On or about, Monday, December 7, 2015, one (1) team (“Team Grand Prize Winner”) and one (1) individual (“Individual Grand Prize Winner”), subject to eligibility requirements, will be selected to win the Grand Prizes as described below (the “Grand Prize Winners”). Each team must have all members finish to be eligible to be Team Grand Prize Winners. In addition, one (1) Contestant who continues to transform after completing the 2016 Next Level Transformation Challenge Presented by Cellucor will be selected to win the Continuing Transformation Prize as described below (the "Continuing Transformation Winner"). Lastly, sixteen (16) weekly winners—two (2) winners each week of the challenge period—will be selected to win the Weekly Prize as described below under “PRIZES.”

    The Grand Prize Winners and the Continuing Transformation Winner will be chosen by judges applying the following criteria, in their sole discretion: (a) physical improvement made to Contestant's body as evidenced by the "before" and "after" Images as submitted and body fat percent and weight stats if submitted; (b) Contestant's ability to achieve their transformation goals; and (c) Contestant's active use of BodySpace. The judges will consist of Sponsor's employees qualified to apply the judging criteria, in Sponsor's sole discretion. YouTube videos will not be used as part of the judging criteria. All decisions of Sponsor are final and binding. All Winners will be notified by email or telephone and announced on or about Monday, September 4, 2016 on Bodybuilding.com.

    A total of sixteen (16) challenge winners who complete the challenge sent out in the weekly Contest e-mails will be selected at random each week of the Contest to receive the Weekly Prize (“Weekly Challenge Winner”). Selection of the Weekly Challenge Winner is based on Contestant's participation in the weekly contest described in weekly e-mails sent to Contestant by Bodybuilding.com ("Weekly Contests"). The Weekly Contests will take place across social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and BodySpace. Contestants must have publicly-viewable profiles on any social media platforms on which Weekly Contests take place for the duration of the Contest. Contestants must follow the directions provided to them in the weekly emails to be eligible to win. Each Countdown Challenge Winner will be announced on http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2016-Fit-Squad.html the following week.

    Additionally, at the end of the transformation period, each Office Team will receive $200.00 (USD) in-store credit to be used at www.bodybuilding.com (“Company Team Prize”), which will be awarded to the Office Teams’ internally-determined winner (“Company Team Winner”). Company Team Winners are based on each Company Team’s own internal voting. Each Company Team will notify Bodybuilding.com of the Company Team Winner, at which time the Company Team Prize will be credited to the Company Team Winner’s BodySpace account.

    The Grand Prize Winners, Continuing Transformation Winner, Weekly Challenge Winners, and Company Team Winners are collectively referred to herein as the “Winners.”

  6. PRIZES:

    One (1) group of two (2) or more Contestants will receive a team grand prize (“Team Grand Prize Winner”) of:

    • $40,000.00 (USD)

    One (1) individual Contestant, who is not a member of a team, will each receive an individual grand prize (“Individual Grand Prize Winner”) of:

    • $5,000.00 (USD)

    One (1) Contestant, who continues to transform after completing the 2016 Next Level Transformation Challenge Presented by Cellucor, will receive the continuing transformation prize of:

    • $5,000.00 (USD)

    Each week during the eight-week challenge period starting on September 26, 2016 and ending on November 20, 2016, two (2) Contestants will receive a prize package consisting of:

    • $50.00 (USD) of in-store credit to be used at www.bodybuilding.com and one (1) BPI Swag Pack consisting of: one (1) BPI Sports Snapback Hat (ARV $24.99), one (1) BPI Sports t-shirt (ARV $24.99), and one (1) BPI Sports Basic Shaker (ARV $9.99) (“Weekly Challenge Prize Package”). The total ARV of the Weekly Challenge Prize Package is $109.97 (USD). Any in-store credit will be credited directly to the Weekly Challenge Winner’s BodySpace account.

    Groups of eight (8) or more Contestants from the same office (the “Office Team(s)”) will each receive $10.00 (USD) in-store credit to be used at www.bodybuilding.com. Additionally, at the end of the transformation period, each Office Team will receive $200.00 (USD) in-store credit to be used at www.bodybuilding.com, which will be awarded to the Office Teams’ internally-determined winner. Any in-store credit will be credited directly to the Office Team Winner’s BodySpace account.

    The value of the Prize set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value thereof, and the actual fair market value, as ultimately determined by Sponsor, is final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed.  In the event the stated approximate retail value of a Prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for any prizes will be permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor due to unavailability of prizes for any reason, including but not limited to cancellation, scheduling conflicts, or force majeure. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.

    All prizes are valued in U.S. dollars. Any costs associated with currency exchange are the sole responsibility of the recipient. The prizes do not include taxes, insurance, personal expenses, gratuities, incidental charges, or any other items not specifically described in the Rules and the foregoing are the Winners’ sole responsibility. Winners are responsible for determining applicability and payment of all taxes.

  7. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: All Winners agree to sign any documentation requested by Sponsor, including, without limitation, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form when selected and upon presentation of said form(s) by Sponsor. If any document is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable or if Sponsor does not receive a response from any Winner within fourteen (14) business days of attempted notification, such Winner may be disqualified and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Winners may be required to participate in media coverage and/or events at Sponsor's request. Should the Winner be unable or unwilling to fulfill the obligations outlined in these Official Rules, a substitute winner may be named.

  8. LANGUAGE: The official version of these Official Rules is the English language version. In the event of contradictions or discrepancies between different language versions of these Official Rules, the English language version takes precedent. Entrants must submit all materials and information in English. Sponsors are not responsible for translation of any submissions or information provided in another language. Failure to submit required information in English may result in disqualification.

  9. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Any personal information that Contestants and Winners submit in connection with the Contest will be collected and used by Sponsor and their authorized agents to administer the Contest and award the prizes. Contestant's personal information may also be used to send additional information about Sponsor, their affiliates and licensees, in accordance with applicable law. Except as set forth herein, Contestant's personal information will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with anyone else, unless required by law.

  10. GENERAL DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: In consideration of the acceptance of Contestant's entry in the Contest and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Contestant hereby takes action for themselves, their executors, administrators, agents, representatives, spouse, children, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns, and acknowledges and agrees as follows: (a) to be bound by the Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor in any way related to the Contest; (b) that participation in the Contest is voluntary; (c) Contestant is not a minor; (d) Contestant is of sound mind and body and has not been advised otherwise by qualified medical person; (e) Contestant possesses all rights and faculties necessary to execute, deliver, and perform this agreement; (f) certifies that Contestant meets all eligibility requirements as set forth in these Official Rules, which Contestant represents they have read, understand, and agree to; (g) certifies that all photographs Contestant submits for the Contest will depict only Contestant, will not be altered in any manner whatsoever, will be owned by Contestant, and do not require the consent of any other third party rights holder before use; (h) Contestant is fully aware and assumes the risk of illness, accidents, injury, death, personal injury, bodily harm, emotional stress, psychological harm, property damage, and all dangers potentially arising from or in connection with participation in the Contest

    Further, Contestant irrevocably grants to Sponsor the right to edit, modify, and/or publish and copyright the Images. Sponsor does not make any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

    Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, technical malfunction, failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, access providers, or software, including any injury or damage to Contestant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest; inability to access the entry website or any pages thereof; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; entry submissions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete, garbled, or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website. Proof of entering information on website is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All dates set forth in these Rules are approximate.

    NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THESE CONTEST RULES TO THE CONTRARY, SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO CONTESTANT OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF SPONSOR HAS BEEN MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, withdraw, or amend the Contest for any reason.

    The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

  11. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION: This Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Idaho without regard to conflict of law principles. Any controversy arising under, in connection with or in any way relating to this Contest shall be adjudicated before a state or federal court of competent jurisdiction located in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, U.S.A. Contestant and Sponsor (i) accept, generally and unconditionally, the exclusive jurisdiction of such court and any related appellate court, and irrevocably agrees to be bound by any judgment rendered thereby in connection with this Contest, and (ii) irrevocably waives any objection it may now or hereafter have as to the venue of any such suit, action or proceeding brought in such a court or that such court is an inconvenient forum.

  12. EU CONTESTANTS: For Contestants from Member States of the European Union, mandatory national law may apply in some cases.

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