Monday, May 05, 2014
SP has an article that talks about fit tests you can do at home and for this weekend's challenge, we were to do it. We're supposed to repeat at the 6-week mark and again at the 12-week mark.
Initially, I thought I wouldn't be able to do the step test because I didn't have a 12-inch step but I did it anyways using a 9-inch step (the tallest I have).
Here's the article in case anyone else wants to try it:
Here are my test results:
Walk 1 Mile - 20 minutes - SP rates this Poor
Pushups - 8 (my right shoulder gave out before the time was up) - SP rates this Average
Crunches - 16 (I did better on this than I thought I would) - SP rates this Good
Step-ups - 127 bpm (pulse rate 1 minute after they were done) - SP rates this Poor
So, I did better than I thought I would for the Pushups and Crunches but I'll have to try to improve the walking and step-ups between now and Week 6. Overall, I'm pleased that I was able to do the full fit test and I look forward to seeing what Week 6 will bring.