So this blog has been dead for a long time. I thought I would try something new. For the next few months, I'm going to do a weekly fitness test, more or less based off of something I got from Men's Health magazine (an article called 'Are You Men's Health Fit?').
I've been working out for a few months, but, I've totally got bored, so I need something to kick it up a notch.
So each Saturday, I'm going to measure the following things
1. Standing broad jump distance (best out of 3)
2. Max number of strict push-ups with a 1 sec hold at the bottom
3. Max number of strict chin-ups with a 1 sec hold at the top
4. Mile run time
The reason I chose the first 3 tests is that I can do them at home where no one is watching. I'm way more fit than last year, but, I suck at these things.
I'll also throw in a score, just to be geeky.
Broad jump: 5 ft is zero, 6 ft is 25, 7 ft is 50, 8 ft is 75, 9 ft is 100
Push-ups: 10 push-ups is zero, 20 push-ups is 25, 30 is 50, 40 is 75, 50 is 100
Chin-ups: 0 chin-ups is zero, 3 chin-ups is 25, 6 is 50, 9 is 75, 12 is 100.
Mile run: 13 min is zero, 11 min is 25, 9 min is 50, 7 min is 75, 5 min is 100
Or, to be equation-y
Broad jump score = (distance_in_ft - 5 ft) * 25
Push-ups score = (push_ups - 10) * 2.5
Chin-ups score = chinups * 8.333
Mile run score = (13 min - mile_run_time_in_min) * 12.5
Yeah, I know. You can do all these things way better than me. STFU. ;-)
So, I'll post again on Saturday.