Let’s Measure Your Strength
Ask and you shall receive....most of the time....within reason. Don't get crazy on me 😉
Many, many, many years ago, I am sure some of you can still remember, we used to do a "test day." This was a day where we would set a timer for say one minute and RECORD as many goblet squats. deadlifts, push ups, pull ups and knee grab as possible. Then 6 months later we would do it again and measure our progress and see our strength gains.
This was a very powerful and visual way to show results. We stopped doing it, because we used to do it IN training and there was a lot of mixed reviews about the process.
Years later we introduced FitRanx in hopes to make that an appealing testing opportunity, I am sure many of you remember that as well. The problem with that was our training program didn't align to help prepare our clients to test through the levels. For those of you who don't know what I am referring to just disregard 🙂 If you know, you know!
So recently we were asked to introduce some form of strength measurement. I really had to think about this and how we could do it to make sense with our training and our demographic and I think I have the solution so tune in...
On Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 8 am we are going to offer a testing day. This way if you want to measure your strength progress, you can. If you don't care then you don't have to play....everyone is happy!
April 3rd will be the Saturday immediately following a recovery week so you will come to us in your freshest form and ready to perform. We will offer testing days the Saturday after each recovery week so that we are consistent in the way your body is prepared.
The testing day will always look the exact same. You will come in for a warm up and we will do 5 exercises for one minutes. You will count your reps, record your reps and the weight you used on our testing forms and that will be it. The next time we offer a testing day, we will bust the forms back out and you will see what you did last time and see how you progressed. You can expect 20 minutes of time for a testing day. It will be simple, efficient, visual and measurable- that's what it is all about! If there is an exercise you are currently unable to do then you will skip it all together. The measurable exercises will be:
Deadlift (trap bar or KB)
Knee Grab Abs or in and outs
1000 m Ski Erg
This is absolutely free, of course and spots are limited to 30 clients. If we reach 30 then we will open up an additional time! Sign up is required.