#TrainLikeAMartian Day 2 Challenge: Building An Astronaut Core

The Mars Generation Day 2 Train Like A Martian

It’s Day 2 of the #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge! Tuesday May 23, 2017

To view all challenges and prize winners please check out our Live Blog Post.

To view fun photos and videos from the challenge so far click here.

Remember this is a 5-day challenge running from May 22-26 and the focus is to raise awareness for the importance of STEM, space and fitness and also to help raise funds for The Mars Generation programs including sending students who lack financial resources to Space Camp. To see the live blog post with the entire week of challenges as well as prize winners click here.

Every day during the challenge we will post the #TrainLikeAMartian fitness challenge, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activity and a bio-hack challenge. You can participate in any or all of the challenges. Join us today and let’s all have some fun!

Please check out the rewards for donations here and make a donation today to help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.

You do not need to donate to participate and be entered for a chance to win prizes.


Day 2 Fitness Challenge: Building An Astronaut Core

building an astronaut corps - Train Like An astronautFor today’s challenge we are focusing on building an astronaut core.

The fitness activity requires you to complete both crunches and a plank. See how you do with these activities (Can’t wait to see you all plank)! Want some instruction on how to complete these activities? Click here for awesome NASA* resources from their Train Like An Astronaut program or watch the video at bottom of the page.

Day 2 STEAM Challenge:

Go outside, take a walk and explore your surroundings. You can even download a Star Walk Night Sky Map here to do some star gazing.

Day 2 Bio-Hack:

Limit your protein intake 15-25 g to help cleanse your inner cells without muscle loss. Have high fats throughout the day and moderate carbs in the afternoon and evening.

How to Win Be Entered to Win Cool Space Prizes

Complete the challenge activity or any physical activity and share photos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram using our event hashtag #TrainLikeAMartian to be entered in our daily drawings. You can be entered multiple times:

  • Every photo  (up to 3 photos per day) = 1 entry/ photo
  • Every video (up to 3 videos per day) = 2 entries/ video
  • Every post asking your followers to donate to The Mars Generation that includes both #TrainLikeAMartian and TheMarsGeneration.org/donate = 2 entries for each social media post
  • You may enter on multiple social media channels for even more chances to win!

Sign up for the Train Like A Martian Challenge here to qualify for prizes and also to receive email updates about the challenge.

Challenge your friends to join you for #TrainLikeAMartian, click here to find out how.

Find out about the cool rewards you can earn through fundraising and/or donating to The Mars Generation by clicking here.

*NASA does not endorse nor is affiliated with The Mars Generation or the Train Like A Martian Challenge.

*Photo credit NASA

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