As the long-awaited, and highly-anticipated fall archery fitness season is only days away from starting, we will have a glance at my 2017 summer endeavor highlights below.
I made a fantastic get-a-way trip to Kauai during July! I got into my creative mode and did a lot of Improv comedy as World Record Weber and Audrey Athletica on this trip as I produced my Kauai Adventures video below.
I awoke each day to the sounds of the ocean and roosters and became inspired to make a relaxation audio ocean poetry CD with 36 poems (the same ones in my first book I wrote called, “Wild Under the Waves” when I was sixteen). This ocean animal package is now available. Contact me if interested at Awinningway@gmail.com
When I returned back to the mainland I was in La La Land for a couple weeks still thinking and feeling like I was in Kauai. Many people were waiting upon my arrival to get back into the swing of fitness, which made me happy! I brought back the Archery Scavenger Hunt Race, which has been highly rated as at top event. This year marked the 2nd Annual event where two records were set!
2nd Annual Archery Scavenger Hunt Race
Of course, I have been very busy with intense training and record breaking. I finally broke a very tough ab record that I have been trying to re-set for 3 years!!
Can you guess what the ab record might be? Well, I broke the record by 100 reps!! Find Out, See below…
On August 21, 2017, RecordSetter announced that I am an official 1,000 Time Physical Fitness World Record Setter when there was the rare solar eclipse—talk about perfect, hot-to-trot timing!!
The World’s Most Prolific Female Record Setter is busy again competing and going for new records in this sizzling, hot-to-trot summer. This is paddle board racing season and she recently took a victory in the SUP surfboard class at the Florida CUP. Then, she began training in new extreme paddle boarding styles (see below) and much more!
Fresh Off Weber’s Florida Cup Victory she began to train in 6 extreme paddling styles to challenge herself even more and work more muscles. Weber enjoys paddle boarding for the benefits in balance and stability training and overall physical fitness (and injury prevention).
Weber’s 6 Extreme Styles of Paddling
Weber really enjoys developing her strength and increasing her bone density in endurance plyometric exercises. She has been working on some new extreme plyometric exercises and she will sport them below.
Weber’s 100 Consecutive Reps of The Jumping Jack Pushup
Weber’s 100 Consecutive Reps of Jump Tuck Clap Pushups with Feet Flying off the Floor
Then, on Flag Day Weber performed the “Wonder Woman Flying Pushup” and threw in Flag at the end… Can you guess what flag she would have at the end of the video?
Find Out and Watch Wonder Woman Weber…
In between working on her “pushing” she kept “pulling” off some new extreme events as well!
Her most recent “pulling” event came on June 25 where she built up three months to perform this new extreme challenge known as “Most Unique Sets of 20 Consecutive Pull-Ups in 30-Minutes”
Watch Weber perform 200+ Unique Pull-Ups in 28 Minutes
Back on Memorial Day, she performed the Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Pull-up Challenge.
Watch her incredible strength and 6-pack abs in Red, White, and Blue!
Weber has been building her abs for combo events with strength. Her first combo event was the Consecutive 5-Minutes of Crunch-Deep Dips where she completed 65 reps.
Watch Weber teach and excel in the Crunch-Deep Dip Combo exercise.
World Record Weber began her build up to summer extreme challenges with her first challenge and it is considered the “world’s toughest Dip.” Do you know what the world’s toughest dip looks like? Find Out….
CENTRAL FLORIDA, June 10, 2017—Only 3 out of hundreds were selected to be on the 2017 Elite Team in barebow category archery where they train and compete in the the Elite 900 Round Invitational on June 10, 2017. The three selected were chosen for their dedication, determination, and discipline in training both mentally and physically in barebow category archery. They also had to have all won championships. Indaya, Aisha, and Siri of Alicia Weber’s Archery, Fitness, and Sports League performed above and beyond what was expected for their first ever 900 Round! They trained 6-weeks to prepare for the long, grueling event in the Florida heat.
Their event took 3.5 hours in mid-morning where they saw the sun, clouds, and some rain, but they remained on fire the whole time! They kept progressing through the rounds with more and more points and finally they all set age group league records with scores that would give veteran archers a run for their money.
Elite Team Competes and Sets Records in 900 Round
The Elite Archers competed in the Youth Barebow Category Archery 900 Round consisting of 50yds-40yds-30yds with 6 arrows a person and 5 rounds per distance (300 possible points at each distance).
Here are their results and Top Accolade that got them here:
Indaya (age 14) scored 367 pts to set the overall league record and the age 14 record in 900 Round. She is the only girl to win two championships. She won the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Archery Fitness Championships. She has been training for three years.
Siri (age 17) scored 320 pts in the 900 Round to set the Age 17 League Record. She has only been training 6 months and won the Spring 2017 Archery Mind Games Championship.
Aisha (age 13) scored 182 pts to set the age 13 League record in the 900 Round. She won the Fall 2016 Domino Archery Distance Shooting Championship. She is going into her second year of training.
When asked how they felt after their first 900 Round, they all exclaimed, “Unbelievable.”
They agreed that the great, positive coaching elevated them to a high level of performance today. It was a phenomenal feeling of achievement, which was both mentally and physically challenging in a unique way that is very different from other sports.
They will resume training with other athletes in a new program to challenge their skills known as Quigong Archery. If youths are interested in the upcoming program, Contact Alicia at Awinningway@gmail.com
CLERMONT, FL—-On November 20, 2016, Alicia Weber, an advocate for soft surface running, dreamed of achieving her 113th victory in the Clermont Clay Trail 5k and her dream came true. On a sunny, 50 degree morning, Weber faced 241 great competitors who shared the same mindset of “soft surface running is the way to go” and she finished as the first woman on the hilly, sandy, bumpy course on Schofield Road on the Clermont Clay Trail (and 4th overall) in 21:50.
It was an out and back 1.55 mile course (10:46 out and 11:04 back for 21:50). She was shooting for low 10’s at the half-way mark, but with the many bumps and thick sand, she knew it would take longer. The challenging terrain and extra strength and balance required draws Alicia to events on sand, dirt, and off-terrain. The races do not focus so much on the time, but rather the fitness required to go as fast possible on the courses. The thicker the sand, the longer the ground contact time, and the double the effort for a workout = greater the challenge and more health benefits. Due to the soft surface, your legs feel really great when you are done. Soft surface running is the healthy choice for running, which brings you closer to nature.
The Clermont Clay Trail Race drew a total of 658 competitors (242 in the 5k and 416 in the 15k). This is tremendous participation, which is greater than in many road races. Many other runners agree that soft surface running is the way to go for longevity as a runner and athlete. The races bring awareness to clay trails and raise funds to restore and build more clay trails in the area.
Alicia’s 113th Victory on Clermont Clay Trail
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is Alicia’s 11th competition for 2016 and her final race of the season. She competed in 4 sports. She competed in one world championship (23rd in world), two world qualifiers (both first place), one national championship (2nd place), regional championships (1st and 2nd place), and four local Florida events. She competed in cross country running, beach running, paddle boarding, and indoor rowing this year. She also took up learning the new sport of footgolf, but she has not competed yet.
Alicia Weber has been raising the bar in physical fitness for over 20 years as she sets record after record, wins at sports, and develops a champion’s mindset in youths, young adults, and senior citizens alike in a variety of athletic endeavors. Each Year Weber takes her game to a new level.
One of her biggest fans has dubbed her feats of strength “Super Endurance Feats.” Alicia Weber smashed records in an unbelievable fashion this year with both mental and physical toughness. Below are some of her her select Official Recordsetter World Records that fans call “Super Endurance Feats” of 2016.
TOP 6 SELECT SUPER ENDURANCE FEATS OF 2016
SHOWN ABOVE #1 This is probably the most talked about Super Endurance Feat of 2016: The Most Non-Stop Combinations of Leg Lifts and Straight Leg Holds (2,030 leg lifts and 34 minutes of straight leg holds)
SHOWN BELOW #2 After setting and re-setting the 1 hour of pull-up world record over the past 8 years, Weber performed the most pull-ups ever in one hour (out of men and women) with 1,070 strict pull-ups in one hour.
SHOWN BELOW #3 Longest Swiss Ball Cadence Test (31 minutes)
SHOWN BELOW #4 Fastest Time to Complete 300 Thick Bar Pull-ups and run a one mile cross country run (30:46.7) The heat made this record tough…it was 100 degrees out and tough to hold onto the pull-up bar after awhile as skin came off the fingers from the heat.
SHOWN BELOW #5 She smashed the former record by 145 reps!!! The Most 90 Degree Flexed Hang Knee to Elbow Raises in 30 mionutes (620 reps)
SHOWN BELOW #6 This might be more challenging than the above ab exercise even though it is just 15 minutes. This video has the most views out of all six videos. It gives a major burn!!! The Most Consecutive Decline Locked Finger Pushups in 15 Minutes (205 pushups)
Nearly 1,600 indoor rowers competed on the Concept 2 rowing machines at the 2016 33rd Annual Southern Sprints Indoor Rowing Championships/World Qualifier in Melbourne, Florida, on February 13. A rare breed of athletes are drawn to the sport for the thrills of intense speed and power.
There are two different weight classes, lightweight and heavyweight. The maximum weight for a lightweight male is 165 pounds. The max weight for lightweight females is 135 pounds.
I am a lightweight indoor rower. Heavyweight indoor rower from Central Florida, Jennifer Gillette, and I both won the college/open women 500 meter and 2,000 meter events for our weight class. We both performed the rare feat of becoming double gold medalists at these championships.
In the past five years, we have been the only two women in the world that have both been world ranked top 10 three times for our 500 meter race times.
At this championship, Gillette set the American record for the 19-29 age category for heavyweight women with her 500 meter time of 1:30.7. Both of us continue to get faster as we get older. I have competed in this championship for five years, and it has been my goal to win gold. I won many silver and bronze medals, but I was working toward the elusive gold.
It is a dream come true to become a double gold medalist with new personal best times of 1:45.8 for 500 meters and 8:09.4 for 2,000 meters. I became an indoor rower to continue to increase my VO2max, as rowing is considered to be one of the best exercises to increase aerobic capacity.
Gillette is in fighter pilot school at Sheppard AFB, Texas. Only two percent of Air Force fighter pilots are women. Rowing has been excellent conditioning for her to prepare for the G-Forces of flying F 16s.
Dedicated ninth grade rower Robert Delgado-Mendez competed in the 500m to get in shape for rowing on the water. He has competed in Clermont’s Regattas and loves them.
“Rowing is fun with a completely different crowd of people. In individual sports and team sports like soccer and football, you can mess up and still be successful. However, rowing on the water in an 8 boat has to have everyone perfectly in sync or it all goes bad. My coach says you are only as fast as your slowest rower,” explained Delgado-Mendez.
Watch Alicia “World Record Weber” Win Double Gold
In the water, rowers with height and strength have an advantage. A lightweight rowing team might beat a heavyweight rowing team. A heavyweight team creates more drag in the water, which can slow them down. Strength will be necessary to overpower the drag and beat lightweights.
Indoor rowing on Concept 2 machines provides other challenges. A heavyweight rower will create more power from their weight and go faster. A short lightweight will need to produce power through their legs and arms to be able to beat a strong, tall lightweight who will have greater power through their long legs. In any event, indoor rowing provides excellent fitness benefits and strategic competitions.
Alicia can be reached for fitness training or coaching at Awinningway@gmail.com
Progress is progress no matter how big or small. Alicia Weber is all about setting goals and progressing. We will get to take a look at some of Alicia’s select Recordsetter World Records and review the progress she has made so far. The records may cover any of the following 5 areas of physical fitness: 1. Flexibility, 2. Balance/coordination/stability, 3. Cardio strength/endurance, 4. Muscular strength/endurance, and 5. core strength/endurance.
1. The 400 Rep Aerobic Capacity Wellness Challenge was developed by Alicia after studying and testing athletes to determine which aerobic-strength exercises were the most challenging, but also showed to improve one’s fitness the fastest. Out of the 580 world records, Alicia has set so far (as of 3/19/15) this record has held her highest heart rate the longest. This record covers all the five areas of physical fitness.
Progressions for the 400 Rep Aerobic Capacity Wellness Challenge
2. One Arm Hindu Basketball Pushups for consecutive reps is a very challenging record category, which requires one arm strength, balance, stability, and coordination. It took Alicia nearly 22 minutes to do the 111 consecutive slow reps, which was also a test in muscular endurance. Alicia re-set this record for the third time, but made a gigantic leap of progress from holding the record at 30 reps and jumping to 111 reps!!
Progressions for the One Arm Hindu Basketball Pushups
3. 100M Plyometric Alligator Pushup record for fastest time was ranked Alicia’s #1 Most intense record she set in the year 2012 (where she set 188 fitness records that year). One year later, Alicia re-set the record dropping more than 3 minutes off her time and she did not consider this record nearly as challenging the second time around as she did when she first set it – that is progress! This record tests cardio and muscular strength/endurance.
100m Plyometric Alligator Pushups Progressions
4. The 500m Dash Indoor row is an all out test in muscular and cardio strength. Alicia has competed in the Indoor Rowing World Qualifying Event for 4 years earning two silver medals and one bronze thus far. You can watch as she keeps getting faster and faster although progress is in smaller increments as in seconds and points of a second. Her fastest thus far was in 2014 where she did 1:46.3 (which was the 18th fastest time in the world in 2014 for lightweight women).
500m Indoor Row Progressions
5. The One Leg 500m Dash Indoor Row is similar to the standard 500m dash event except more challenging. This event tests cardio and muscular strength as well as balance/stability/coordination, and flexibility. There is much more conditioning required in the area of balance/stability and flexibility to execute a fast time in such a rare event. Alicia made incredible progress when she dropped 3 seconds in just 2 days to set and re-set the record! You can see the difference in the level of difficulty when comparing it to the above standard 500m indoor row. Her best so far is 2:06.8
World Record Weber has been busy setting and re-setting abdominal exercises at Recordsetter. Below is a look at some tough ab exercises for overall strength and endurance training.
Back on October 7, 2014, Weber re-set the “concrete one arm planked world record” with a new time just under 10 minutes. This exercise not only tests core strength, but one arm muscle stabilizers. It is good to train one side and then repeat on the other side.
Next, on October 12, 2014, Weber re-set the “strict form spiderman cadence test” record with her new mark of 11 minutes. The goal of this test is to complete ten repetitions of a 6 count exercise each minute until failure. It is a new and improved type of alternative pushup cadence test, which tests flexibility and small and large muscle groups.
Finally, on October 20, 2014, Weber tested her latest ab exercise “sprinter’s situp” as she went for the first ever world record at Recordsetter. It is a consecutive ab exercise similar to a knee tuck as it tests balance and ab strength. Each rep of the exercise must be performed in 3 seconds or less. Legs and arms are not allowed to touch ground. Low back must touch ground and come up perpendicular at apex as opposite bent arm goes toward opposite bent knee.
I have been setting physical fitness world records since 2008. Sports historians have referred to me as the Modern Day Jack LaLanne as a woman. This September 26, 2014, would be Jack LaLanne’s 100th birthday if he were alive.
He died in 2011 and will be remembered as “The Godfather of Fitness” after revolutionizing the health and fitness field. Just in time for his 100th birthday, I have now reached setting 500 world records, capturing 100 sport victories, and I completed what LaLanne considered to be his hardest strength feat of his career.
On August 13, I completed 1,000 pushups and 1,000 chin-ups in just over two hours as a tribute to LaLanne, one of my personal heroes. It was his hardest feat because his skin peeled off his hands.
I prepared for two years and I had no issues. In 107 days I set 100 exercise records up to one hour in duration, which is the world record.
LaLanne and I had different upbringings, but our careers run parallel. We were nonconformists who set our own standards. We were going to achieve our goals despite obstacles.
I grew up in Southwestern, PA, in a family of healthcare professionals where exercise and proper eating were instilled regularly, while LaLanne grew up weak and sickly from a junk food diet. His life changed at 15 when he heard a health lecture from pioneer Paul Bragg where he was “born again.”
I blossomed in middle school, while LaLanne blossomed in high school. I captured a dozen physical fitness records during middle school. I was off the charts in physical fitness and I competed with the boys for titles. These dozen middle school victories with my 88 overall career athletic wins covering 17 sports is where I get my 100 total victories to date.
“We have been friends since fifth grade,” said Karly Sammel, my classmate and long-time friend. “My first wow moment of Alicia was when I saw her do the flexed bar hang for a couple minutes in gym class. No one could do that. Then, people were making excuses so they would not need to compete against her.”
We had to go to stations and complete exercises in gym class. The boys would not let me on the pull-up bar so I pushed one off and did 35 consecutive pull-ups.
“I heard guys saying over and over ‘Oh my God’. The gym teachers’ eyes were popping out of their heads. The boy’s gym teacher grabbed her muscle and became more shocked,” continued Sammel.
It was like a dream. Nearly 100 students and faculty gathered to watch me compete against the boys in different events.
“Alicia surprised everybody. We watched her showdown the boys in a 600 yard dash. I just remember her blowing everybody away at everything,” recalled Sammel.
Everybody was talking about my athletics and my public speaking too. LaLanne developed into a motivational force and was a top public speaker and personality.
“Alicia demonstrated skills and competencies in writing and public speaking well beyond her chronological age. She presented an 8th grade career speech on marine biology that has been the most original, well-organized, and informative presentation I have encountered,” mentioned 8th grade English teacher, Karen Bucy.
By high school, LaLanne became a star football player and wrestler. He hid his bagged lunch of veggies and nuts, so no one would make fun of him.
I self-coached myself in track, triathlon, and cross country to a total of eight medals at National Championships.
“We were on swim team together our senior year. We had a losing streak and had a meeting to figure out what to do,” recalled Sammel. “Alicia just jumped up and started giving a motivational talk.”
The girl’s team began winning and kept winning. Five girls took top places at the State Championships.
“I think people needed her to inspire them to do their best,” expressed Sammel.
LaLanne went to college in San Francisco and earned a Chiropractic degree. He opened the nation’s first health and fitness club in Oakland, CA, in 1936, where he put fitness on the map.
I went to Duquesne University, then transferred to Florida. I earned a degree in Telecommunication, then pursued Biology, a doctorate in physical therapy, and became a licensed massage therapist. I held the first ever world record physical fitness day in Clermont on April 28, 2012.
I have guided seven athletes to world records in fitness and archery and all of us combined have set more than 400 records in Clermont giving the area international acclaim.
LaLanne set many “firsts.” Most notably, he had the first and longest running exercise show called “The Jack LaLanne Show.” He was the first person to perform strength and endurance feats. He was the first trainer to have both genders and all ages working with weights.
“Alicia breaks barriers,” mentioned Sammel.
I was the first woman to set and hold many strict form military exercises. Currently, I compete against men for titles at Recordsetter. I am the only woman inducted into the Official Pushup Hall of Fame. In May, all the branches of the US Military sought me out to provide guidance in preparing women to pass their pull-up test.
We inspire fitness in a fun way. LaLanne would sing, dance, and perform tricks with his dog. I perform fitness comedy. I have reached one million views on my 145 YouTube videos with this genre.
“The world needs more of Alicia to inspire them,” added Sammel.
The Ab Curl Up is a famous test among trainees of Alicia Weber. The exercise tests abdominal strength and endurance and unlike the sit-up and other ab exercises, it is safe on the back. Even those with different conditions can normally perform the exercise well. Weber has set up many physical fitness challenges throughout the years and this has always ranked as the # 1 favorite.
Weber exclaimed, “Once my trainees hear about this ‘client record’ they all want it! The first woman who set it in 2007 had many challengers, but no one broke it until Dennis K. came along and then trainees started re-setting it left and right.”
There has been a story with each person who set this record. Each person had different motivations in wanting to break this record.
Here is the ‘client record’ for the Ab Curl Up Progression in the 1 – minute test for most correct reps:
2014 Bonnie Jean 106 reps
(This was her retirement record after working 32 years!)
2013 Lisa 105 reps
(She set this after only 6-weeks of fitness training!)
The ab curl up keeps the lower back on the ground at all times with the arms and hands held straight out. 2 pieces of tape are set on the ground. One where arms and hands are stretched out. Then, a second piece of tape is placed where the maximum reach is achieved, while keeping arms straight and low back on the ground.