Overall Fitness In 8 Tests

Exactly One Hobby

A friend forwarded me an article from Runner’s World (written by editors at Men’s Health) titled “8 True Tests of Your Overall Fitness”. The article describes the test, drones on about the author’s experiences, and then gives some helpful tips on how to meet the test objectives. I wanted a quick chart that I could easily reference, so I’ll just post it here. The 30 pound dumbbells and 315 pound deadlift assumes 200 pound body weight.

  STANDARD
STIFF ARMS PLANK 10 seconds
BROAD JUMP 7 feet
SQUAT, HAMMER CURL, OVERHEAD PRESS 20 reps in 60s, 27 lb
FACING WALL SQUAT (2 IN) 1 squat
BEEP TEST Level 12
CLAPPING PUSHUP 10
DEADLIFT 315 lbs
SIT AND REACH 17 inches

My goal is to update these with my actual figures over the rest of the summer training season. most of the day fixing all of the question marks.