I’m looking forward to a test I have in 3 weeks.
What kind of test?
A physical benchmark test. I’m obsessed with knowing where I stand in my goals, I love testing myself. Plus you want to know if whatever you’re doing is working. I’ll do a self-assessment using the Primal Blueprint Fitness test and body measurements. My last assessment was Oct 3rd.
These are the results…
30 Squats (below parallel
15 Dive Bombers
60 second Forearm/Feet Plank
Pretty sad. Which is why I’ve hit the kettlebells with a vengeance and I’m noting increased strength (barely able to do 6 reps + 1 to failure, now increasing reps) and feels like my shoulders are filling out.
My goals are…
61+ Squats (below parallel)
19 Dive Bombers
121 second Forearm/Feet Plank
I do that I’ll be at Level 4 in PBF. Right now its Level 2 on pushups, I am at Level 4 on squats, Level 3 dive bombers and planks. Regardless of the results I’m cycling my training regimen for six weeks to the RKC Rite of Passage from the book Enter The Kettlebell. Nothing but ‘bells, then I’ll cycle back to my kettlebell/calisthenic hybrid system after another assessment.
This will keep me from getting bored, and my body from acclimating. And the goals to give me a target to shoot for. And the goal is to beat the last test.